Soul Stirring, the Frankel filly who became the first japanese winner for her sire on July 31st, has scored another win in the Ivy Stakes, a 9 furlong stakes race for 2 year-olds held at Tokyo racetrack, on October 22nd.
Supported as the 5-2 second favorite among 9 horse field, Soul Stirring, guided by Christophe Lemaire, settled patiently in 4th for most part of the race.
When Lemaire finally shook reins just after passing the final 2 furlong marker, Soul Stirring responded sharply. She took over the lead from Etre Digne with a furlong to go, and denied the challenge from hard chasing Persian Knight, the 12-5 favorite, winning the race by 1 and 3/4 lengths in the time of 1:48.9.
Soul Stirring recorded final three furlong split of 33.9 seconds, which tied with that of the runner up Persian Knight, and was the fastest among the field of 9.
According to several reports, Soul Stirring is likely to head for Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, the grade 1 mile race for 2 year old fillies run on December 12th at Hanshin racetrack, though her connections state her future plan is still uncertain and undecided.