Real Steel Sister Wins Japan Oaks

A full sister to new Arrowfield Stud sire Real Steel stormed to a record-breaking victory in the $A3 million Yushun Himba – Japan’s premier classic race for fillies - in Tokyo on Sunday.  

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LOVES ONLY YOU  Picture: Japan Racing Association

Real Steel and his younger sister Loves Only You are by Japan’s super sire Deep Impact from Loves Only Me and descend from the great race mare and genuine “blue hen” Miesque.

Loves Only You joins recent champions Almond Eye, Soul Stirring and Gentildonna as winners of the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks).

Loves Only You came into the Oaks unbeaten in three starts, including a  three length win in last month’s Listed Hanshin Wasurenagusa Sho. She missed the traditional lead-up in the G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas).

However she left no doubts about her brilliance and stamina in the Oaks when she burst through to challenge another Deep Impact filly Curren Bouquetd’or 100m from the post,

Her winning time of 2:22.8 was 0.8 seconds faster than two-time Horse of the Year Gentildonna when she won the Oaks in 2012.

Bred by Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm, and raced by DMM Dream Club Co. Ltd, Loves Only You is the third Deep Impact stakeswinner from Loves Only Me (Storm Cat) after G1 winner Real Steel and Listed winner Prodigal Son.

A debut winner at two, Real Steel capped a stellar career with a win in the G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night in 2016.

Loves Only Me also has an unraced 2YO filly by Deep Impact, Japan’s champion sire seven times.

Real Steel and Loves Only Me are closely related to French Derby winner Study Of Man, by Deep Impact from a Storm Cat daughter of Miesque.

Other major international performers on their shared pedigree page include multiple G1 winner and champion sire Kingmambo, champion 3YO fillies Alpha Centauri and East Of The Moon, champion 2YO filly Rumplestiltskin and Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Karakontie.


Racing and Sports



Tokyo

Sunday, 19th May 2019

11
15:40
(local)

YUSHUN HIMBA (JAPANESE OAKS) (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
JPY ¥246,440,000
2400m TURF FIRM
11
15:40
(local)
JPY ¥246,440,000
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 13. LOVES ONLY YOU (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - LOVES ONLY ME (USA)
M DEMURO
Y YAHAGI
$4.00
55.0kg
DMM Dream Club Co. Ltd.
2nd 10. CURREN BOUQUETD'OR (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - SOLARIA (CHI)
AKIHIDE TSUMURA
SAKAE KUNIEDA
$94.10
55.0kg
Takashi Suzuki
3rd 2. CHRONO GENESIS (JPN) 3yo F
BAGO (FR) - CHRONOLOGIST (JPN)
YUICHI KITAMURA
TAKASHI SAITO
$4.10
55.0kg
Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.
4th 12. VICTORIA (JPN) 3yo F
VICTOIRE PISA (JPN) - TSURUMARU ONEPIECE (JPN)
K TOSAKI
S KOJIMA
$14.30
55.0kg
5th 8. DANON FANTASY (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - LIFE FOR SALE (ARG)
Y KAWADA
MITSUMASA NAKAUCHIDA
$6.40
55.0kg
6th 7. SHADOW DIVA (JPN) 3yo F
HEART'S CRY (JPN) - DIAMOND DIVA (GB)
Y IWATA
M SAITO
$16.40
55.0kg
7th 4. SCHON GLANZ (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - STACELITA (FR)
YUTAKA TAKE
K FUJISAWA
$32.60
55.0kg
8th 6. AQUA MIRABILIS (JPN) 3yo F
VICTOIRE PISA (JPN) - AQUA RING (JPN)
Y FUJIOKA
KEIJI YOSHIMURA
$119.70
55.0kg
9th 3. CONTRA CHECK (JPN) 3yo F
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - RICH DANCER (GB)
DAMIAN LANE
K FUJISAWA
$5.10
55.0kg
10th 18. FIGLIA PURA (JPN) 3yo F
HARBINGER (GB) - PRINCESS CAMELLIA (JPN)
GENKI MARUYAMA
K TAKE
$299.40
55.0kg
11th 5. AILE VOIX (JPN) 3yo F
VICTOIRE PISA (JPN) - FEELING TONE (JPN)
KOHEI MATSUYAMA
K HASHIGUCHI
$16.80
55.0kg
12th 11. SHIGERU PINK DIA (JPN) 3yo F
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - MOONLIGHT BAY (JPN)
R WADA
KUNIHIKO WATANABE
$12.40
55.0kg
13th 9. WIN ZENOBIA (JPN) 3yo F
SCREEN HERO (JPN) - GOSSIP QUEEN (JPN)
MASAMI MATSUOKA
TAKAFUMI AOKI
$321.00
55.0kg
14th 1. JODIE (JPN) 3yo F
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - MYSTIQUE (GER)
MIYABI MUTO
H TODA
$122.50
55.0kg
15th 16. BEACH SAMBA (JPN) 3yo F
KUROFUNE (USA) - FUSAICHI AIREDALE (JPN)
Y FUKUNAGA
Y TOMOMICHI
$19.00
55.0kg
16th 14. FAIRY POLKA (JPN) 3yo F
RULERSHIP (JPN) - FAIRY DANCE (JPN)
H MIYUKI
MASAYUKI NISHIMURA
$74.80
55.0kg
17th 17. MEISHO SHOBU (JPN) 3yo F
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - MEISHO SUZURAN (JPN)
K IKEZOE
KANEO IKEZOE
$198.80
55.0kg
18th 15. NO ONE (JPN) 3yo F
HEART'S CRY (JPN) - PLAYGIRL (IRE)
RYUSEI SAKAI
K SASADA
$183.00
55.0kg