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French Deputy Adds Japan Gr3

Tuesday, 27th April 2010

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 mare Reginetta (French Deputy-Aspen Leaf, by Sunday Silence) scored by a head in the ¥72.82m (A$837,000) Gr3 Fukushima Himba Stakes (1800m) for 4YOs & up at Fukushima. Reginetta (ridden by Eiji Nakadate for trainer Hidekazu Asami) defeated fellow 5YO mare Bravo Daisy (Kurofune-Bravo Sunrise, by Sunday Silence) & 6YO mare Wedding Fujiko (Fuji Kiseki-Wedding Honey, by Tony Bin). Reginetta took her record to 4 wins (also including 2008’s Listed Oka Sho-1000 Guineas over 1600m at Hanshin) & 6 placings (including 2009’s Gr3 Fuchu Himba Stakes over 1800m at Tokyo, plus 2008’s Gr1 Yushun Himba-Japanese Oaks over 2400m at Tokyo, Listed Sho Rose Stakes over 2000m at Hanshin, Listed Hokkaido Shimbun Hai Queen Stakes over 1800m at Sapporo & Listed Hochi Hai Fillies Revue over 1400m at Hanshin) from 24 starts.

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