The second winner of the grade-one race that established for over 4-year-old mares last year by JRA was the 12th pick in 18 horses when Koiuta won the Victoria Mile at the renewal Tokyo Racecourse Sunday. It was Jockey Masami Matsuoka's fine-play who led bravely the Fujikiseki's daughter to the rough inside others Jk hesitated into. The race favorite Kawakami Princess falt down the 10th place probably due to shaking during six months.
It was first time to win the big race for the 22-year-old Jockey and the 34-year-old Trainer and the Owner of singer as well as the 4-year-old mare, who was named commemorating one of the popular songs that her owner, Kiyoshi Maekawa possessed. Fresh faces will make the horse-racing exciting and interesting. Especially Jockey Matsuoka is expected long-shots the rest of G1 races at Tokyo.
On fragrantly breezing May, let's go out the park of the Horse Racing !
2nd Victoria Mile (13 May)
G1, 1600M, turf, at TOKYO Racecourse
1.Koiuta #4 Masami Matsuoka, Masashi Okuhira, 1:32:5
2.Asahi Rising #3 Yoshitomi Shibata, Masaaki Koga, +0.1
3.Daring Heart #16 Shinji Fujita, Hideaki Fujiwara, +0.1