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Transcend Wins Japan Gr1 February Stakes

Monday, 21st February 2011

In Japan yesterday, front-running 5YO entire Transcend (Wild Rush-Cinema Scope, by Tony Bin) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the ¥184.38 million (A$2.213m) Gr1 February Stakes (1600m on dirt) for 4YOs & up at Tokyo. Favourite Transcend (ridden by Shinji Fujita for trainer Takayuki Yasuda) defeated 7YO entire Furioso (Brian's Time-Fursa, by Mr Prospector) & 4YO entire Birdie Birdie (Brian's Time-Home Sweet Home, by Seeking The Gold). Transcend now has 8 wins (also including 2010's Gr1 Japan Cup Dirt over 1800m at Hanshin & Gr3 Miyako Stakes over 1800m at Kyoto, plus 2009's Listed Leopard Stakes over 1800m at Niigata, as well as runner-up in 2010's Gr2 Tokai Stakes over 1900m at Kyoto) from 15 starts for ¥407,716,000 (A$4,893m) earnings.

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