Three new winners for Maurice in Japan

International champion and shuttle stallion Maurice stoked up his first season record in Japan with a trio of debut-winning 2YO daughters over the weekend at Niigata and Sapporo.

First up was U Carrot Farm’s Stutti who sustained a big finishing effort to hold out her rivals over 1600 metres at Niigata.

Forty-five minutes later, warm favourite T O Mary scooted to a comfortable two-length victory over 1200 metres at Sapporo for her owner Tomoya Ozasa.

The double became a treble on Sunday when Infinite justified her favouritism for a second 1600-metre Newcomer event at Niigata with an ears-pricked, two-length win.

 

Maurice is now second to Duramente  on Japan’s 2020 First Season Sires’ list with ¥60.4 million and four winners including the colt Kaiser Nova, who won first-up at Hakodate on 11 July.

Maurice shuttled to Arrowfield for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons, but along with Mikki Isle, Real Impact & Real Steel, he remains in Japan this year as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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