Second Winner in Japan for Mosheen

Mark Smith - Sunday June 28

Four-time Group 1 winner Mosheen (Fastnet Rock) had her second winner in Japan when her three-year-old Deep Impact colt Mawson Peak won a 2000 metre maiden at Hakodate on Saturday.

Mosheen (Mark Smith)

In one start at two last year, the Sakae Kunieda-trained colt finished fourth in a Newcomers race over 1800 metres at Tokyo before making his 2020 bow over the same course and distance on May 10 where he clocked in sixth of the 13 starters.

With Takeshi Yokoyama in the saddle on Saturday, the near black son of Deep Impact carried the colours of Silk Racing to a long-looking three-quarter length triumph over the Victoire Pisa gelding Land Artist with Heart’s Cry colt Evocacion a further two and a half lengths back in third.


The runner-up finished third behind the future Japanese Oaks winner Win Marilyn when making his debut at Nakayama last year but had disappointed when resuming at Fukushima in April.

Winner of the VRC Oaks, ATC Royal Randwick Guineas, ATC Vinery Stud Stakes, VRC Australian Guineas and runner-up in the Golden Slipper at just her second start, Mosheen has had four foals to race in Japan but all the heavy lifting has been done by Mawson Peak’s sister Primo Scene who is a triple Group III winner over 1600 metres and was runner-up to Normcore in the Group 1 Victoria Mile last year.

Mosheen’s four-year-old daughter Paronella (Lord Kanaloa) raced eight times in last year, finishing runner-up in four and was once third.

Mawson Peak is the lone colt produced by Mosheen who has a two-year-old Duramente filly named Riversleigh and a yearling filly by Lord Kanaloa.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock was covered by Real Steel (JPN) last year.

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