Progeny of Galileo trained in Japan becomes a very poor performer. This has been a long held assumption, as non of Galieo's crops have ever won a graded stakes race in Japan.
However, after Soul Stirring became Frankel's long awaited first winner in Japan, making her connections and racing fans dream of next year's classic, it didn't take long for another Frankel filly to come into the classic picture.
(video: Mi Suerte winning comfortably on her debut)
The Frankel filly called Mi Suerte, out of Pulpit mare Madcap Escapade, proved her brilliant tallent on September 24th at Hanshin race course, breaking a maiden on her debut without breaking a sweat.
Sent off as 3-10 short priced favorite in the mile race on turf rated as good, Mi Suerte, ridden by Yuga Kawada well known for his ride on Harp Star in 2014 Arc, settled in middle of the pack in the early stages, and was sent for clear run at home stretch.
Once she found a daylight, there was nothing to stop her. Without being seriously asked for speed by the jockey, Mi Suerte easily cruised two lengths clear from her hard ridden rivals, completing final three furlongs in 33.7 seconds and a mile in 1:37.2.
According to comment from Yasutoshi Ikee, a trainer of Mi Suete who trained Orfevre few years ago, Mi Suerte plans to have two more runs by the end of the year, with grade 1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies run on December 11th as a major target.
Her next start will be Fantasy Stakes, the grade 3 fillies' race run on November 5th.