Loves Only You returns to form

Daughter of the late Deep Impact scores a strong win in the Kyoto Kinen

LOVES ONLY YOU.
LOVES ONLY YOU. Picture: Japan Racing Association

2019 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Loves Only (5 m Deep Impact - Loves Only Me, by Storm Cat) returned to form with a strong win in the Kyoto Kinen (Gr 2, 2200m) at Hanshin on Sunday.

Loves Only Me, winless since her Japanese Oaks victory, stayed on strongly to score by a length and quarter over stablemate Stay Foolish (Stay Gold) with a further half length back to Danburite (Rulership) in third.

Loves Only Me, one of Deep Impact’s (Sunday Silence) 169 stakes winners and 47 Group One winners, is a sister to fellow Group One winner and former shuttle sire Reel Steel (Real Impact). Her third dam is the champion mare Miesque (Nureyev).


Racing and Sports



Hanshin

Sunday, 14th February 2021

11
15:35
(local)

THE KYOTO KINEN (G2)

Age: 4yo and up Type: OPEN
JPY ¥119,620,000
2200m TURF FIRM
11
15:35
(local)
JPY ¥119,620,000
2200m FIRM

THE KYOTO KINEN (G2)

Age: 4yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. LOVES ONLY YOU (JPN) 5yo M
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - LOVES ONLY ME (USA)
Y KAWADA
Y YAHAGI
$1.80
54.0kg
DMM Dream Club Co Ltd
2nd 2. STAY FOOLISH (JPN) 6yo H
STAY GOLD (JPN) - KAUAI LANE (JPN)
R WADA
Y YAHAGI
$7.00
56.0kg
3rd 9. DANBURITE (JPN) 7yo G
RULERSHIP (JPN) - TANZANITE (JPN)
FUMA MATSUWAKA
H OTONASHI
$11.10
56.0kg
Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.
4th 10. JINAMBO (JPN) 6yo H
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - APAPANE (JPN)
Y IWATA
N HORI
$15.10
56.0kg
5th 7. WAGNERIAN (JPN) 6yo H
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - MISS ENCORE (JPN)
YUTAKA TAKE
Y TOMOMICHI
$6.40
57.0kg
6th 5. DANCE DELIGHT (JPN) 5yo H
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - DANCE IN THE MOOD (JPN)
MIRAI IWATA
MIKIO MATSUNAGA
$10.40
56.0kg
7th 11. SATONO LUX (JPN) 5yo H
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - LISTEN (IRE)
H MIYUKI
Y IKEE
$28.80
56.0kg
8th 8. MOZU BELLO (JPN) 5yo H
DEEP BRILLANTE (JPN) - HARLAN'S RUBY (USA)
KOSEI MIURA
NAOYUKI MORITA
$10.90
56.0kg
9th 6. LEYENDA (JPN) 6yo H
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - LA DORADA (JPN)
TAISEI DANNO
K FUJISAWA
$77.60
56.0kg
10th 3. BEST APPROACH (GB) 7yo G
NEW APPROACH (IRE) - SANT ELENA (GB)
MANABU SAKAI
S KOJIMA
$75.40
56.0kg

Sales Information

11th 1. HAPPY GRIN (JPN) 6yo H
LOHENGRIN (JPN) - LADY C'EST LA VIE (JPN)
YUICHI KITAMURA
HIDEYUKI MORI
$206.90
56.0kg