Danon Kingly lowers the colours of Gran Alegria

The 71st running of the Yasuda Kinen provided a surprise winner in the 5yo Danon Kingly.

DANON KINGLY winning the Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo in Japan.
DANON KINGLY winning the Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

He's by Deep Impact of course and had accumulated quite a few seconds without getting the break through until Sunday into the G1 family.  Yuga Kawada handled him beautifully and had enough horse at the finish to hold off the flying Gran Alegria.  She hadn't started all that well and was stuck behind a wall of horses coming into the straight and Lemaire had to wait until he could find a gap to get through, but it was too close to the finish and she was a head away from a 6th G1 win.

Schnell Meister made the most of his light weight and came through the middle to take the third spot ahead of Indy Champ.


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