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Verxina Wins Japan Gr1 Victoria Mile
At Kyoto racecourse in Japan, 5YO mare Verxina (Deep Impact-Halwa Sweet, by Machiavellian) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Yasuo Tomomichi in the ¥177,640,000 Gr1 Victoria Mile (8 furlongs) for 4YO+, over 4YO mare Meisho Mambo (Suzuka Mambo-Meisho Momoka, by Grass Wonder) & fellow 5YO mare Straight Girl (Fuji Kiseki-Never Period, by Taiki Shuttle). This was successive Victoria Mile victories for Verxina who took her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Victoria Mile & Gr3 Daily Hai Queen Cup) and 6 placings (including the Gr1 Oka Sho) from 18 starts.