UNBEATEN DEEP IMPACT GETS TRIPLE CROWN
He had come at the head as you expected.
Deep Impact, his seven consecutive wins meant that the favorite won Kikka-sho to become the second triple crown horse no defeating since Shimbori-Rudolf did in 1984. Trainer Yasuo Ikee and stable stuff seemed to be surround such a nervous situation as we couldn't imagine. So did Jockey Yutaka Take. He seemed to be more smily and relaxed than any other grade one races after winning. I will send them congratulations and thanks of providing us memorial moment, despite then I hoped others could defeat him...
Colt between Sunday Silence and Wind In Her Hair, he has a vastful future. I don't know which race Ikee and owner Makoto Kaneko choose next time. Japan Cup in Tokyo, Grand Prix in Nakayama, or International races in Hong Kong ? Anyway, I wish Deep Impact conforonts stronger rivals, apart from a win or a loss.
66th Kikuka-sho (23 Oct)
G1, 3000M, turf, at KYOTO Racecourse
1.Deep Impact #7 Yutaka Take, Yasuo Ikee, 03:04:6
2.Admire Japan #6 Norihiro Yokoyama, Hiroyoshi Matsuda, +0.3
3.Rosen Kreuz #4 Katsumi Ando, Kojiro Hashiguchi, +1.0