JAPAN: Strong Return comes out on top in Yasuda Kinen

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By Nicholas Godfrey
Racing Post

Strong Return The six-year-old, sent off 57-10 second favourite, got the better of Grand Prix Boss to take the 195 million yen (£1.62m) contest.

Jockey Yuichi Fukunaga said: “The front-runners were going a high pace so we settled in the rear and we moved up before the home turn. I’ve had a lot of big chances this spring and I’m relieved to have finally got a big one.”

Strong Return, a son of Symboli Kris’S, had only one previous Graded stakes victory to his name, having won the Grade 2 Keio Hai Spring Cup in May last year.

Yasuda Kinen favourite Sadumu Patek, who just shaded Strong Return at the head of the market, could finish only ninth of the 17 runners.

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