DANON PREMIUM REMAINS UNBEATEN
05 March 2018
DANON PREMIUM, a son of Pat Martin’s dual Listed winner Indiana
Gal (IRE), gained his third pattern victory in Sunday’s Group 2 Yayoi Sho at
Nakayama and thus, brought his unbeaten record to four. 2017’s Japanese champion
juvenile colt bided his time under Yuga Kawada and began to bear down on his
rivals approaching the turn for home, where he swept wide, galloping home
strongly to score by a length and a half.
Trained by Mitsumasa Nakauchida, the DANON PREMIUM races in
the colours of Masahiro Noda's Danox Limited. He strengthens the growing case
for Intikhab as a broodmare sire, other examples being Red Evie, the dam of wonder
mare Found (IRE), and Boa Estrela, the unraced dam of globetrotting superstar
Gordon Lord Byron.
All three of Indiana Gal (IRE)’s foals have won- her
consistency on the racetrack mirrored in her new career, having been placed in
ten Stakes races, as well as victorious in two others. She was bred by Holborn
Trust Co and comes from the family of French Guineas winner Make Believe,
Haydock Sprint Cup winner Tante Rose (IRE) and Lockinge victor Broken Hearted
Interestingly, the 2015 running of the Yayoi Sho was won by
Satono Crown, a son of fellow Irish import Jioconda (IRE), and he is now a dual
Group 1 winner.