Pixie Knight triumphs in Sprinters

First Grade One winner for Arrowfield shuttler Maurice 

Maurice.
Maurice. Picture: Arrowfield

Pixie Knight (3 c ex Pixie Hollow by King Halo) scored a dominant two length victory in Sunday’s Sprinters Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Nakayama, providing Maurice (Screen Hero), who is currently covering his fourth book of mares at Arrowfield Stud, with his first Grade One winner. 

The Northern Racing-bred and Silk Racing-owned Pixie Knight defeated Resistencia (Daiwa Major) with Shivaji (First Samurai) a close third. The favourite, Danon Smash (Lord Kanaloa), finished sixth. 

Winning jockey Yuichi Fukunaga indicated there is still plenty of development to come with the colt who has now won three of his eight career starts including the Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen (Gr 3, 1600m) in January.  

“I had several ideas and tactics of where to position him, but it turned out that we got the best position than anyone could have hoped for,” said Fukunaga who positioned the colt on the rails in third, before finding a gap in the straight and powering clear with 150 metres left to run.  

“From the beginning of his career, I’ve always believed in the strength and potential this colt obtains and have voiced it too, but to be honest, I never thought he would give such a strong performance and land a Grade One win this fast. 

“He’s still not physically balanced yet but he will improve, mature and definitely become a target to beat in numerous future sprint races in or outside the country.” 

Pixie Knight is the second winner out of Pixie Hollow (King Halo) and US Grade 1 winner A Kiss For Luck (Reflected Glory) is the colt’s third dam.


Racing and Sports



Nakayama

Sunday, 03rd October 2021

11
15:40
(local)

THE SPRINTERS STAKES (G1)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
JPY ¥252,860,000
1200m TURF GOOD
11
15:40
(local)
JPY ¥252,860,000
1200m GOOD

THE SPRINTERS STAKES (G1)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. PIXIE KNIGHT (JPN) 3yo C
MAURICE (JPN) - PIXIE HOLLOW (JPN)
Y FUKUNAGA
H OTONASHI
$5.30
55.0kg
Silk Racing Co. Ltd.
2nd 12. RESISTENCIA (JPN) 4yo F
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - MALACOSTUMBRADA (ARG)
C P LEMAIRE
TAKESHI MATSUSHITA
$3.40
55.0kg
Carrot Farm Co. Ltd
3rd 1. SHIVAJI (USA) 6yo H
FIRST SAMURAI (USA) - INDIAN BAY (USA)
HAYATO YOSHIDA
K NONAKA
$47.50
57.0kg
Kanayama Holdings Co. Ltd.

Sales Information

4th 6. MEIKEI YELL (JPN) 3yo F
MIKKI ISLE (JPN) - SHIROINGER (JPN)
K IKEZOE
HIDENORI TAKE
$24.90
53.0kg
5th 16. MOZU SUPERFLARE (USA) 6yo M
SPEIGHTSTOWN (USA) - CHRISTIES TREASURE (CAN)
FUMA MATSUWAKA
H OTONASHI
$15.30
55.0kg

Sales Information

6th 14. DANON SMASH (JPN) 6yo H
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - SPINNING WILDCAT (USA)
Y KAWADA
TAKAYUKI YASUDA
$2.60
57.0kg
7th 8. BIEN FAIT (JPN) 4yo G
KIZUNA (JPN) - LE SUCRE (JPN)
Y FUJIOKA
K NAKATAKE
$43.80
57.0kg
8th 9. KURINO GAUDI (JPN) 5yo H
SCREEN HERO (JPN) - KURINO BILLIONAIRE (JPN)
Y IWATA
N FUJISAWA
$15.60
57.0kg
9th 2. MIKKI BRILLANTE (JPN) 5yo H
DEEP BRILLANTE (JPN) - EPIC LOVE (IRE)
R WADA
Y YAHAGI
$92.30
57.0kg
10th 3. LOVING ANSWER (JPN) 7yo H
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - LOVE LETTER (JPN)
MIRAI IWATA
KOICHI ISHIZAKA
$209.80
57.0kg
11th 11. GENDARME (USA) 6yo H
KITTEN'S JOY (USA) - BELIEVE (JPN)
S HAMANAKA
Y IKEE
$11.10
57.0kg
12th 7. TAISEI VISION (JPN) 4yo H
TURTLE BOWL (IRE) - SOMNIA (JPN)
KOSEI MIURA
MASAYUKI NISHIMURA
$59.90
57.0kg
13th 10. EIGHTEEN GIRL (JPN) 5yo M
JOHANNESBURG (USA) - CENTER GRAN TASSE (JPN)
KAZUO YOKOYAMA
YUZO IIDA
$106.80
55.0kg
14th 13. A WILL A WAY (JPN) 5yo M
JUST A WAY (JPN) - WILL POWER (JPN)
K TOSAKI
TOMOKAZU TAKANO
$62.00
55.0kg
15th 5. FIRST FORCE (JPN) 5yo H
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - RUSH LIFE (JPN)
KATSUMA SAMESHIMA
MASAYUKI NISHIMURA
$27.50
57.0kg
16th 15. LORD AQUA (JPN) 5yo H
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - EAU SUPER (JPN)
KEN TANAKA
H ASAMI
$309.80
57.0kg