DEEP IMPACT’S 42ND STAKES WINNER

DEEP IMPACT’S 42ND STAKES WINNER

Shadai Farm flagbearer Deep Impact continued his dominance over the Japanese Classics when the Katsuhiko Sumii-trained Roger Barows landed the Group 1 Japanese Derby (2400m) at Tokyo on Sunday – the 42nd Group / Grade 1 winner for his sire.

Danon Kingly completed a quinella for Deep Impact when only succumbing by a neck in second, while Velox finished a further two and a half lengths away in third.

Deep Impact covered a limited book of mares this year having been stood down from duties due to neck pain, while his other top-tier winners include Group 1 2000 Guineas (1 mile) hero Saxon Warrior, who will shuttle to Coolmore Australia for his first southern hemisphere breeding season this year.

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