Mind Your Biscuits Colts Takes Derby Points Race at Kawasaki

Mind Your Biscuits Colts Takes Derby Points Race at Kawasaki

Jockey Fuma Matsuwaka summoned a final late rise from the third favorite Derma Sotogake (Jpn) (Mind Your Biscuits) and stood Wednesday to knock out the Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun at Kawasaki Racecourse and earn 20 points to go to the top of the class on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Located in the middle class and well removed from the inside for the run on the backstretch, the fox still had some lengths to find as a 6-5 favorite Perriere (Jpn) (Henny Hughes) went home. The latter began to search for the line and was caught from the inside Omatsuri Otoko (Jpn) (Vittorio d’Oro) in dying yards but Derma Sotogake finished over this one for the win.

Derma Sotogake, unplaced in two turf tries but two-for-three on dirt ahead of Wednesday’s race, is the second stakes winner for Mind Your Biscuits, having been represented by no fewer than 27 individual winners from his first crop of the races and is short from being crowned champion of the roost sires.

The dam of the winner who won the Listed Kanto Oaks of this stretch in 2013 is a half sister to Group 3 winner Million Disk (Jpn) (Afleet) and MGSP Request Song (Jpn) (Symboli Kris S). Amour Poesie’s weaned filly by New Year’s Day fetched $240,138 at this year’s JRHA Select Sale and she is expected to have a full sibling to Derma Sotogake in 2023.

The next race on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby is the Listed Hyacinth S., which will cover a mile on February 19 in Tokyo.

Wednesday, Kawasaki, Japan
ZEN-NIPPON NISAI YUSHUN (Jpn-G1)-Listed (Second Leg Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby)71,400,000 yen, Kawasaki, 12-14, 2 years, 1600m, 1:43.30, yl.
1-DERMA SOTOGAKE (JPN), 121, c, 2, from Mind Your Biscuits
1st Mother: Amour Poetry (Jpn) (SW-Jpn, $543,569), by Neo Universe (Jpn)
2nd mother: Happy Request (Jpn), by Tony Bin (Irish)
3rd mother: April Sonnett, by Deich
1st BET WINS. (¥18,000,000 Ylg ’21 JRHAJUL). O Hiroyuki Asanuma; B-Shadai Farm; T Hidetaka Otonashi; J-Fuma Matsuwaka; ¥42,000,000. Life record 6-3-0-1, 59,734,000 yen. *Second Stakes winner for freshman sire (by Posse).
2-Omatsuri Otoko (Jpn), 121, c, 2, Vittorio d’Oro–Matsuri Bayashi (Jpn), by Smart Boy (Jpn). (¥14,300,000 Ylg ’21 HOKSUM). O-Kohei Koreeda; B- Grand Farm; ¥14,700,000.
3-Perriere (Jpn), 121, c, 2, Henny Hughes–Soft Rime (Jpn), by Fuji Kiseki (Jpn). (¥11,000,000 Ylg ’21 HOKSUM). O Yuji Hasegawa; B champions farm; ¥8,400,000.
Margins: HD, 1, 3. Odds: 4.60, 2.40, 1.20.

WATCH: Derma Sotogake gets up late in Kawasaki

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