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Victoire Pisa Wins Japan Gr1 2000 Guineas
In Japan yesterday, favoured colt Victoire Pisa (Neo Universe-Whitewater Affair, by Machiavellian) notched his 5th successive victory with a 1.5-lengths winning margin in the ¥205.07 million (A$2.358m) Gr1 Satsuki Sho-2000 Guineas (2000m) for 3YOs at Nakayama. Victoire Pisa (ridden by Yasunari Iwata for trainer Katsuhiko Sumii) defeated fellow colts Hiruno D'Amour (Manhattan Cafe-Share Elegance, by Lammtarra) & Eishin Flash (King's Best-Moonlady, by Platini). Victoire Pisa took his record to 5 wins (also including last month's Gr2 Yayoi Sho over 2000m at Nakayama & 2009's Listed Hai Nisai Stakes over 2000m at Hanshin) from 6 starts for ¥240.974 million (A$2.771m) earnings.