Japanese Oaks to Uberleben

First Grade 1 winner and third stakes winner for Gold Ship

Picture: Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association

The Big Red Farm-bred Uberleben (3 f ex Meine Theresia by Roses In May) won her first stakes race when claiming Sunday’s Yushun Himba (Gr 1, 2400m) at Tokyo, becoming the first Grade 1 winner and third stakes winner overall for Gold Ship (Stay Gold). 

Trained by Takahisa Tezuka, Uberleben finished third on her final start as a juvenile last year in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Gr 1, 1600m) and occupied that same position in her first two starts in 2020 in the Flower Cup (Gr 3, 1800m) at Nakayama on March 20 and then in the Sports Sho Flora Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) on April 25. 

Breaking well from barrier nine under Mirco Demuro, the filly was settled midfield and raced wide. Moved up slightly before the home turn, Demuro steered further to the outside entering the straight, and then asked Uberleben to launch her bid. She steadily gained on the leaders and pulled away in the closing stages, holding off Akaitorino Musume (Deep Impact) on her inside and Hagino Pilina (Kizuna) digging in from the outside to prevail by a length. 

“She suffered from colic in February and has shown a slow but steady recovery,” said Demuro. 

“She broke smoothly today and it did worry me a bit that we were dead last in the backstretch but she responded well when the pace accelerated from the third corner and showed her tenacity in steadily advancing in the straight. 

“She was strong pulling away and holding off the others. The added distance wasn’t a problem for her at all. I’m thrilled, it’s always wonderful to win a Grade 1 race.” 

Uberleben is one of five winners, from as many runners and the only stakes winner, out of the winning mare Meine Theresia (Roses In May). Her fourth dam produced multiple Grade 2 winner Double Reef (Last Tycoon), Riesling Slipper Trial (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Star Of Nouvelle (Star Watch) and Group 3 winner Rainbow Styling (Zabeel). 

Based at Big Red Farm, Gold Ship’s oldest progeny are now four and his first two stakes winners were Black Hole and Win Mighty, while he has also sired stakes placegetters Machaon d’Or and Satono Gold. 

Gold Ship’s fee is advertised as On Application.


Racing and Sports



Tokyo

Sunday, 23rd May 2021

11
15:40
(local)

YUSHUN HIMBA (JAPANESE OAKS) (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
JPY ¥251,400,000
2400m TURF FIRM
11
15:40
(local)
JPY ¥251,400,000
2400m FIRM

YUSHUN HIMBA (JAPANESE OAKS) (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 9. UBERLEBEN (JPN) 3yo F
GOLD SHIP (JPN) - MEINE THERESIA (JPN)
M DEMURO
T TEZUKA
$8.90
55.0kg
K.Thoroughbred Club Ruffian
2nd 7. AKAITORINO MUSUME (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - APAPANE (JPN)
C P LEMAIRE
SAKAE KUNIEDA
$4.50
55.0kg
Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co. Ltd.
3rd 8. HAGINO PILINA (JPN) 3yo F
KIZUNA (JPN) - HAGINO ARC (JPN)
TAKASHI FUJIKAKE
TOMOKAZU TAKANO
$215.40
55.0kg
Mitsuko Yasuoka
4th 4. TAGANO PASSION (JPN) 3yo F
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - ADMIRE SILK (JPN)
Y IWATA
I SAMESHIMA
$51.90
55.0kg
5th 15. ART DE VIVRE (JPN) 3yo F
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - ISABEL (JPN)
KOHEI MATSUYAMA
TEIICHI KONNO
$27.60
55.0kg
6th 12. MIYABI HEIDI (JPN) 3yo F
EPIPHANEIA (JPN) - MIYABI KIRAMEKI (JPN)
Y YOSHIDA
FUMINMASA TAKAHASHI
$399.70
55.0kg
7th 1. KUKUNA (JPN) 3yo F
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - CULMINAR (JPN)
TAKESHI YOKOYAMA
TORU KURITA
$31.90
55.0kg
8th 11. SODASHI (JPN) 3yo F
KUROFUNE (USA) - BUCHIKO (JPN)
HAYATO YOSHIDA
N SUGAI
$1.90
55.0kg
9th 2. THROUGH SEVEN SEAS (JPN) 3yo F
DREAM JOURNEY (JPN) - MIGHTY SLEW (JPN)
K TOSAKI
TOMOHITO OZEKI
$38.30
55.0kg
10th 3. PURPLE LADY (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - MELISSA (JPN)
HIRONOBU TANABE
TAKESHI OKUMURA
$98.30
55.0kg
11th 13. FINE ROUGE (JPN) 3yo F
KIZUNA (JPN) - PASSION ROUGE (JPN)
Y FUKUNAGA
TETSUYA KIMURA
$10.40
55.0kg
12th 17. SLYLY (JPN) 3yo F
ORFEVRE (JPN) - VISIONARY (JPN)
YUKITO ISHIKAWA
I AIZAWA
$174.50
55.0kg
13th 18. STELLARIA (JPN) 3yo F
KIZUNA (JPN) - POLLENATOR (IRE)
Y KAWADA
TAKASHI SAITO
$10.90
55.0kg
14th 5. COOL CAT (JPN) 3yo F
SCREEN HERO (JPN) - MEJIRO TONKINESE (JPN)
YUTAKA TAKE
TAKESHI OKUMURA
$18.60
55.0kg
15th 6. WIN AGLAIA (JPN) 3yo F
MATSURIDA GOGH (JPN) - WIN ARTEMIS (USA)
R WADA
YUJI WADA
$126.80
55.0kg
16th 16. NINA DRESS (JPN) 3yo F
HEART'S CRY (JPN) - SARATOGA (JPN)
KOUTA FUJIOKA
Y TOMOMICHI
$59.70
55.0kg
17th 14. STRIPE (JPN) 3yo F
RULERSHIP (JPN) - GRACE FLOWER (JPN)
Y SHIBATA
KAZUYUKI OGATA
$413.10
55.0kg
18th 10. ENTHUSIASM (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - ZEALOUS CAT (USA)
MIRAI IWATA
SHOGO YASUDA
$129.80
55.0kg