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Showa Modern Wins Japan Gr1 Yasuda Kinen

Monday, 7th June 2010

In Japan yesterday, 6YO entire Showa Modern (Air Jihad-Yume Shibai, by Tony Bin) scored a half-length victory in the ¥211 million (A$2.69m) Gr1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m) at Tokyo. Showa Modern (ridden by Hiroki Goto for trainer Hiroaki Sugiura) defeated 7YO entire Super Hornet (Rodrigo De Triano-You Sun Polish, by El Senor) & 5YO entire Smile Jack (Tanino Gimlet-She C'est Moi, by Sunday Silence). Previously this year Showa Modern won April's Gr3 Lord Derby Challenge Trophy (1600m) at Nakayama & finished 3rd in February's Gr2 Nakayama Kinen (1800m). Overall he now has 10 wins from 39 starts for ¥348,250,000 (A$4.44m) earnings.

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