Sole Oriens decided to be the 5th frame. Good visibility to the double crown
◆ 90th Japanese Derby, G1 (28th, Tokyo Racecourse, turf 2400m)
On the 25th, the runners and order of placement for the 90th Japan Derby Group 1 (28th, Tokyo) were confirmed. Satsuki Prizehorse Sole Oriens, aiming for the 8th undefeated double crown in history, has been selected for the 5th slot with a tie for the most 8 wins (since 1938 when the order of finish was known). Out of the eight Triple Crown winners, three of them have recently won the race, making it a perfect spot. Betting tickets will go on sale online from 18:30 on the 26th.
Sole Oriens pushes through the undefeated road with the perfect frame that gave birth to a great horse. From 1938 to last year, when the order of finishing in the 5th frame is known, the number of wins is 8, which is the most, along with the 10th and 13th frames. Even after 1992, when he had 18 horses, he marked 4 wins, second only to 5 wins in the 1st frame. 2005 Deep Impact, 2011 Orfevre, and 2020 Contrail produced three triple crown horses, so to speak, it is a “triple crown”.
Immediately after the frame order was decided, Hiratsuka’s first voice was, “I have nothing to say. I think it’s a good place.” At the Satsuki Sho, there were voices of concern about the number of first runners in the first frame, but he took it outside without hesitation and swallowed other horses from 4th 17th with a spectacular last leg. “Since Mochinai was able to produce solid results, I thought any derby would be fine.” I didn’t pay much attention to the order of placement as much as I did during the Satsuki Sho, but being in the same place as the three triple-winners, he said, “It’s reassuring, and I hope the Sole Oriens will continue. I’m doing well without any change even after passing.” broke down.
Last week’s Oaks, which was held on the same stage as the Derby, also won the same 5th frame Liberty Island by 6 horse lengths, achieving 2 filly crowns. It may not be just a coincidence that Sole Oriens, the only horse with the right to challenge for the triple crown, won the same spot. The visibility is extremely good for the 8th horse in history to win 2 crowns without losing. (Matsui Central)
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