(WED) August 17th, 2022
4:00 p.m. About post numbers one (or two) performing well in Sapporo Kinen.
Since 2016, horses starting from either post number one or two has been finishing within 3rd place up until 2020. That's 4 years in a row and why I can't just let it pass by without further investigation.
Horses that finished within 3rd place all had won first to third place in a G1 or 1st to 2nd place in a G2. Others have lost although they've drawn the lucky post.
For your information, last year's lucky draw went to Stay Foolish but the horse suddenly developed atrial fibrillation to pull up during the race. It wasn't serious, though Stay Foolish is well, he'd be reaching France by now to run in the Arc this year.