49th Group 1 winner & Seventh Japanese Derby for Deep Impact

The Sunday Racing-owned Shahryar scores narrow win in Tokyo Yushun

SHAHRYAR winning the Mainichi Hai at Hanshin in Japan.
SHAHRYAR winning the Mainichi Hai at Hanshin in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

Sunday’s Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (Gr 1, 2400m) at Tokyo was won by Shahryar (3 c ex Dubai Majesty by Essence Of Dubai) who became the 49th Grade 1 winner and seventh Japanese Derby winner for the late Deep Impact (Sunday Silence). 

Fourth favorite Shahryar demonstrated terrific late speed to renew the race record by 0.1 second, claiming his first Group 1 victory race, defeating Efforia (Epiphaneia) by a nose with Stella Veloce (Bago) another length and a quarter away in third. 

“It’s so great to have won the Derby which I had made it my target with this colt ever since his debut. We were keeping an eye on the race favorite but the race didn’t go as smoothly as planned and we were in a tight spot so we were forced to make our charge late, but this colt really gave a terrific effort,” said winning jockey Yuichi Fukunaga.

A brother to 2017 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Al Ain, Shahryar won his only start as a two-year-old in October last year and was third to Efforia in the Kyodo News Hai (Gr 3, 1800m) in February then came off his first grade-race victory which was in record time in the Mainichi Hai (Gr 3, 1800m) on March 27. 

He becomes the seventh Japanese Derby winner for sire Deep Impact after Deep Brillante (2012), Kizuna (2013), Makahiki (2016), Wagnerian (2018), Roger Barows (2019) and Contrail (2020). 

Shahryar dam is the Grade 1 winner Dubai Majesty (Essence Of Dubai) who is herself a half-sister to the multiple Listed winner Majestic Dinner (Formal Dinner). 

The Shadai Stallion Station-based Deep Impact died in 2019.


Racing and Sports



Tokyo

Sunday, 30th May 2021

11
15:40
(local)

TOKYO YUSHUN (JAPANESE DERBY) (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
JPY ¥418,840,000
2400m TURF FIRM
11
15:40
(local)
JPY ¥418,840,000
2400m FIRM

TOKYO YUSHUN (JAPANESE DERBY) (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. SHAHRYAR (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - DUBAI MAJESTY (USA)
Y FUKUNAGA
H FUJIWARA
$11.70
57.0kg
Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.
2nd 1. EFFORIA (JPN) 3yo C
EPIPHANEIA (JPN) - KATIES HEART (JPN)
TAKESHI YOKOYAMA
Y SHIKATO
$1.70
57.0kg
U.Carrot Farm
3rd 11. STELLA VELOCE (JPN) 3yo C
BAGO (FR) - OH MY BABY (JPN)
HAYATO YOSHIDA
N SUGAI
$40.20
57.0kg
Tsuyoshi Ono
4th 13. GREAT MAGICIAN (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - NIGHT MAGIC (GER)
K TOSAKI
KEISUKE MIYATA
$11.10
57.0kg
5th 16. SATONO REINAS (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - BALADA SALE (ARG)
C P LEMAIRE
SAKAE KUNIEDA
$5.10
55.0kg
6th 14. TITLEHOLDER (JPN) 3yo C
DURAMENTE (JPN) - MOWEN (GB)
HIRONOBU TANABE
TORU KURITA
$30.40
57.0kg
7th 8. YOHO LAKE (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - CROW CANYON (JPN)
Y KAWADA
Y TOMOMICHI
$18.40
57.0kg
8th 7. GRATIAS (JPN) 3yo C
HEART'S CRY (JPN) - MALACOSTUMBRADA (ARG)
KOHEI MATSUYAMA
Y KATO
$43.20
57.0kg
9th 6. BAJI O (JPN) 3yo C
RULERSHIP (JPN) - FLAWLESS DANCER (JPN)
TAKUYA ONO
HIROYASU TANAKA
$122.80
57.0kg
10th 12. WONDERFUL TOWN (JPN) 3yo C
RULERSHIP (JPN) - SEA OF LOVE (JPN)
R WADA
Y TAKAHASHI
$16.20
57.0kg
11th 4. RED GENESIS (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - RYZHKINA (IRE)
N YOKOYAMA
Y TOMOMICHI
$57.00
57.0kg
12th 9. LAGOM (JPN) 3yo C
ORFEVRE (JPN) - SUGAR SHOCK (USA)
S HAMANAKA
TAKASHI SAITO
$186.50
57.0kg
13th 3. TIME TO HEAVEN (JPN) 3yo C
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - KISS TO HEAVEN (JPN)
SHU ISHIBASHI
H TODA
$253.80
57.0kg
14th 2. VICTIPHARUS (JPN) 3yo C
HEART'S CRY (JPN) - VIRGINIA (JPN)
K IKEZOE
Manabu Ikezoe
$95.60
57.0kg
15th 17. BATHRAT LEON (JPN) 3yo C
KIZUNA (JPN) - BATHRAT AMAL (JPN)
Y FUJIOKA
Y YAHAGI
$53.90
57.0kg
16th 5. DEEP MONSTER (JPN) 3yo C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - SISTERLY LOVE (USA)
YUTAKA TAKE
Y IKEE
$23.70
57.0kg
17th 15. ADMIRE HADAR (JPN) 3yo C
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - SWEAR TOSHO (JPN)
M DEMURO
R OKUBO
$45.30
57.0kg