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French Deputy Adds Japan Gr3

Monday, 27th October 2008

Also in Japan, former Arrowfield Stud shuttler & Japan's 2004 Champion 1st Season Sire French Deputy (Deputy Minister-Mitterand, by Hold Your Peace) added a group success when 5YO entire Silent Pride (French Deputy-Silent Prayer, by Sunday Silence) gained the decision in a 3-way photo-finish to the ¥78.38 million (A$1.175m) Gr3 Fuji Stakes (1600m on turf) at Tokyo. Silent Pride (ridden by Norohiro Yokoyama for trainer Sakae Kunieda) scored by a neck from fellow 5YO entire Reserve Card (Sakura Bakushin O-Dinner Time, by Bering) with a further neck to 4YO entire Battle Banyan (Jungle Pocket-Crafty Wife, by Crafty Prospector). Earlier this year Silent Pride won Japan's Gr3 Lord Derby Challenge Trophy (1600m) at Nakayama; & last year he finished 2nd in the Gr3 Niigata Daishoten (2000m) at Niigata & 3rd in the Gr3 Epsom Cup (1800m) at Tokyo.

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