Ritto Training Center prepares for snowfall by removing snow, etc.
Negishi S chase (24th, Ritto training center)
Amid heightened concerns about a cold snap, which is said to be a once-in-a-decade class across the country, Sekifuu, who will be competing in the 37th Negishi Stakes and G3 (Tokyo on the 29th), held an unusual Tuesday chase on the 24th. This was done to avoid unexpected troubles caused by the weather.
He made every effort to win the JRA Graded Prize for the first time. Ritto had a calm sky that didn’t make us feel the snow forecast for the 25th today. Without hesitation, the Sekifu camp “advanced” and made the final overtake on the slope. 53 seconds 8-12 seconds 3 in horse form. He ran up with powerful footwork. “There’s snow in the forecast, and if there’s a delay in the end of the race, it’s going so well that it’s going to go bad. I thought I’d do it when (the riding ground) was in good shape, so I did it today,” explained Minami’s assistant. .
It is a measure that considers the temperament aspect of the task. Finished second in last year’s Saudi Derby Unicorn S. While he showed his ability by running well in domestic and overseas heavy prizes, he showed the side of quitting the race voluntarily in the Musashino Stakes two races before, and was defeated in 12th place. If you get offended by overtaking, etc., it will have a negative impact on the race, so in the meantime, the camp will make adjustments based on the horse. I’ve been doing it carefully so that I can explode the stored energy in the race. It was an “accident” that I rushed to catch up, so as not to break the rhythm I’ve built up to this point. The assistant nodded, saying, “The movement was good. It looks like we’re in good shape.”
In the previous race, Subaru S, where he wore blinkers for the first time, he climbed up while carrying 58 kg and caught up with a fastest leg of 36 seconds 6 and finished 3rd. “I think it would have been more racy if we had changed the front,” said the assistant. In addition to leaving room for forward progress, returning to a combination with the familiar M Demuro is also a plus. If his weight is 2kg less than his previous race, his vaunted sharpness should increase as well. He shows his ability in the world to the fullest and grabs his first title. (Kazuhiko Toda)
○…The Ritto training center was calm in the morning with the sun shining, but the temperature gradually dropped and the weather worsened. Around 3:30 p.m., the snow began to fall more intensely, turning the roofs of buildings white. Snowfall is expected until the morning of the 25th, and there is a possibility that the start of training from 7:00 am will be delayed or will be delayed until the afternoon.