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Kiss To Heaven Wins Japan Gr1 Oka Sho
In Japan yesterday, Kazuko Yoshida's Kiss To Heaven (Admire Vega-Long Virgin, by Northern Taste) made it 3 successive victories with a 0.75-lengths win in the Gr1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) for 3YO fillies over 1600m on turf at Hanshin in Hyogo. Kiss To Heaven (ridden by Katsumi Ando for trainer Hirofumi Toda) defeated Admire Kiss (Sunday Silence-Kiss Pasion, by Jade Robbery) & Koiuta (Fuji Kiseki-Violet Love, by Dr Devious). Overall Kiss To Heaven now has 3 wins (also including last start in the Flower Cup over 1800m at Nakayama) & 3 runner-ups in 6 starts.