Japan Racing Preview - 12th October 2022

Racing and Sports highlight our standout plays at Japanese thoroughbred meetings for October 19.

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NAR racing continues Wednesday with Kawasaki playing host to an exciting Conditions event over 1500m.

Kawasaki spearheads the four NAR meetings with racing also taking place at Sonoda, Mombetsu, and Nagoya, with each venue seemingly offering up several betting opportunities.

Talented two-year-old colt Hero Call will be looking to record her fourth straight win and should take a power of beating but is likely to go around at a prohibitively short price after a comprehensive six-length victory in his last start.


Sonoda Race 8 - #3 Ecoro Generous

In what was his track and stable debut for leading trainer Ryohei Hori, Ecoro Generous appreciated his easier assignment and drop in distance at the latest when battling on gamely to fall a head short of the winner.

While D J Sun is likely to prove stiff opposition, the son of Asia Express now looks set for peak performance and is greatly advantaged by the rebooking of hot-hand hoop Tomohiro Yoshimura – who is striking at a staggering 40% from his last 50 rides.


Mombetsu Race 10 - #4 Raffaele

Anticipated favourite Fukuno Bartherans will prove hard to topple however is predicted to attract much of the market attention while the Moriyama Takehiro-trained Raffaele could sneak under the radar.

Shooting to bring up the hat-trick of wins last start, the three-year-old colt chased determinedly into the placings when stepping up in grade and distance and is sure to have taken natural improvement from that effort.

Striking at 24% in his last 50 rides, Genta Ochiai partners first time and should settle in an ideal position from barrier four with two quick ones going forward on his inside.


Nagoya Race 7 - #1 Luminous Blue

While admittedly dominant last start track and trip winner Toho Orion will be difficult to defeat,Luminous Blue is drawn to get all the favours and looks a great each-way chance.

Although the three-year-old is yet to break through, he has found the frame in six of ten starts over this track and distance and profiles well for this with Tatsuya Watanabe sticking – striking at 24% from his last 50 rides.

Without a great deal of early speed engaged, Watanabe has the option to take his mount forward from the inside barrier and could take plenty of catching.


Kawasaki Race 10 - #11 Sanei Wolf

With the promising J K Mafki sure to attract plenty of market support as she chases her third consecutive win, the Kenichi Takatsuki-trained Sanei Wolf shows great appeal as an attractive betting option.

With regular rider Taito Mori partnering once more with a strike rate of 22% in his last 50 rides, the consistent entire strips rock-hard fit for this assignment and will be hoping to atone a couple of recent narrow defeats.

Sure to be coming with a strong effort late in proceedings, the extra 100 meters will benefit the son of Hokko Tarumae - who was a multiple Group 1 winner over 1800m+.


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