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Danon Premium Wins Gr1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes
At Hanshin racecourse in Japan, 2YO Japanese-bred colt Danon Premium (Deep Impact-Indiana Gal, by Intikhab) maintained his perfect record when scoring a brilliant 3.5 length win in the 69th running of the Gr1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (1600m) for 2YOs, defeating Stelvio & Tower Of London. Danon Premium, who set a new race record of 1:33.33, extended his unbeaten record to 3 wins (including the Gr3 Saudi Arabia Royal Cup) from 3 starts for ¥111,799,000 in earnings. Jockey Yuga Kawada commented: “He’s a smart horse. He stretched and accelerated really well, just as we had expected. We need to extend the distance of his races in order for him to win the classics next year but I think he will continue to develop well toward this goal."