NHK Mile in Tokyo

Coming from gate 18 Yuga Kawada gave Danon Scorpion a steady ride.

DANON SCORPION winning the NHK Mile Cup at Tokyo in Japan.
DANON SCORPION winning the NHK Mile Cup at Tokyo in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

They sat comfortably back in the field until they turned into the straight where Kawada gave the horse the "go boy" and he obliged, holding off the fast-finishing Matenro Orion and the roughie Kawakita Reverie who both came witgh strong runs down the outside, but Danon Scorpion held on by a neck.

Serifos did well to finish 4th considering he was first up for the year and Industria showed that he might do better over the longer trips, running 5th.

It was good to see a crowd of 30,000 at Tokyo and to hear that 70,000 will be admitted on Derby Day and Yasuda Kinen day, although to get in you have to apply for tickets.


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