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Mikki Isle Wins Japan Gr1 NHK Mile
At Kyoto racecourse in Japan, 3YO colt Mikki Isle (Deep Impact-Star Isle, by Rock of Gibraltar) scored by a neck for trainer Hidetaka Otonashi in the ¥180,000,000 Gr1 NHK Mile Cup (1600m) for 3YOs, over fellow colts Tagano Burg (Johannesburg-Special Dinner, by Special Week) & Kings of the Sun (Chichicastenango-Stinger, by Sunday Silence). Mikki Isle took his record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Arlington Cup) and 1 placing from 6 starts.