Favourites win in Japan

Both of Sunday's G3 races went to the favourites.

DIATONIC winning the Hakodate Sprint Stakes at Hakodate in Japan.
DIATONIC winning the Hakodate Sprint Stakes at Hakodate in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

At Hakodate the Sprint 1200m went to Diatonic by 2 lengths from Daimai Fuji 34.3 and then Jo Mandeling was third and Aussie-bred Fiano Romano fourth.

At Tokyo over the 1600m on the dirt favourite Café Pharoah was an easy winner for Damian Lane with Dieu du Vin 5 lengths behind in second.  They were followed by two outsiders – Kenshinko on 162.5 in third and Thunder Blitz on 137.2 fourth.


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