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Young Stallion Making A Real Impact In Japan

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Arrowfield stud sire Real Impact is certainly living up to his name with his first-crop 2YO runners in Japan, adding a new winner and four new placegetters from six runners last weekend. Ahead of Japan’s first Group racing for juveniles in July, these performances take Real Impact’s  record in Japan to 4 winners and 6 placegetters from 16 runners. The dual Gr1-winning son of Deep Impact, now leads the country’s First Season Sires’ premiership with ¥36.4 million ($480,000) – almost ¥8.5 million ahead of another Deep Impact son and Real Impact’s Shadai barn-mate Champion 3YO colt and French Gr2 winner Kizuna. After placing on debut three weeks earlier, the filly In The Movie (ex Spokeswoman by Invincible Spirit) became Real Impact’s fourth individual winner when she led, then accelerated clear of her rivals to score by 3.5-lengths over 1400 metres at Chukyo on Sunday 30 June. Making their first raceday appearances were Real Impact’s four JRA placegetters at the weekend: 

  • Milepost (colt ex Imprevu by Forty Niner’s son Twining)  – 3rd, 1200m, Hakodate
  • Armbrust (colt ex Vent Fleche by Sakura Bakushin O) & Teleos Hime (filly ex Dreaming Bird by Forty Niner) – 2nd & 3rd, 1200m, Fukushima
  • Vip Liverpool (colt ex Charismatic Gold by Charismatic)- 2nd, 1400m, Chukyo
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