Mikki Isle sires first stakes winner as Maurice bags 2yo quinella
Two former Arrowfield Stud shuttlers enjoyed red-letter days in Japan over the weekend with MAURICE having a 1-2 finish in a 1600m maiden at Niigata only to be upstaged by his compatriot MIKKI ISLE, who sired his first stakes winner when Meikei Yell powered home in the day’s feature – the Group 3 Kokura Nisai (1200m) at Kokura.
At Niigata, Christophe Lemaire guided the Tetsuya Kimura-trained favourite Legatus to a neck win over the fast-finishing Consolation, with both two-year-old Maurice colts making just their second starts.
MAURICE Quinella 2yo 1600m Maiden Niigata
Blueblood 2c 10. LEGATUS (Maurice x Admire Sceptre (King Kamehameha)) under Christophe Lemaire 🇫🇷 held off a storming 2c 12. CONSULATION (Maurice x Ice Doll (Captain Steve))
2f 18. NISHINO SOEINO (Makfi 🇬🇧) 3rdpic.twitter.com/wdRULWiWgW
— Graham Pavey (@LongBallToNoOne) September 6, 2020
Over at Kokura, Mikki Isle colt Meikei Yell could not have been more impressive in the Group III Kokura Nisai. Ridden by the champion Yutaka Take for trainer Hidenori Take, Meikei Yell was speared off the track on the home turn, but once balanced up came with a barnstorming finish to defeat the odds-om favourite Mondreise by one and a quarter lengths, with Fodla four lengths back in third.
Oh Mikki you’re so fine!
Meikei Yell gives Arrowfield Shuttle stallion Mikki Isle his first Stakes winner with an impressive victory in the Group 3 Kokura Nisai Stakes!@TDNAusNZ @anz_news @rs_bloodstock @InglisJapan @mmsnippets
— Arrowfield Stud (@ArrowfieldStud) September 6, 2020
Meikei Yell keeps his record at a perfect two for two having won a Newcomers over the same track and distance on August 22.
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