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(SAT) June 25th, 2022

8:36 p.m. Still undecided which horse to key for Takaraduka Kinen.

Considering the track condition of Hanshin and the pace Panthalassa would probably set, the more I think the more it seems Titleholder has the most benefit. However, I do think the horse must have at least some damage from Tenno-sho (spring), and Titleholder has been performing well when extending the distance. Of course, if Titleholder is as great as Kitasan Black or Orfevre, he could win. But I just can't be sure.

I'll leave my current conclusion here for now, anyway. Have narrowed down to Authority, Titleholder, Daring Tact, Panthalassa and Win Marilyn.

The End


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If you are ready to leave Japan but have your pocket heavy with leftover Japanese Yen, why not empty your pockets and feel light with Pocketchange?


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Cream Anmitsu
Cream Anmitsu

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The Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with Panasonic, has led the project 'Manned Flight by Oxyride Dry-cell Battery' into the world's first success. On July 16th this year (2006), they made success in a trial of manned flight using commercially available oxyride batteries, in a project that they had been bringing forward together.