Japan Looking For A BMW!

Image courtesy of heraldsun.com.au
Silent Achiever will find it tough to win back-to-back BMWs! Image courtesy of heraldsun.com.au

A veteran of just 10 lifetime starts, Japan's To The World  is chasing Group 1 glory in Australia, targeting the $1.5m BMW Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday. 

Regarded by most as Japan's best autumn raider, To The World has four wins and four seconds on his CV and close to $2.8m in prize money. The four-year-old stallion is having his first start since finishing second superstar Japanese mare Gentildonna in the group 1 Arima Kinen (2500m) in late December.

Reports from Sydney's Canterbury Quarantine Centre suggest the son of King Kamahameha has been working impressively and is even better than his fellow Japanese raiders Real Impact (winner of last week's Group 1 George Ryder Stakes) and Tosen Stardom, which finished second behind Contributer in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes.


Japanse autumn raiders. Image courtesy of: www.smh.com.au/Dallas Kilponen
 Image courtesy of: www.smh.com.au/Dallas Kilponen

To The World (4yo entire, 57.5kg)





Trainer: Yasutoshi Ikee



Jockey: Nicholas Hall 




Record: 10: 4-4-0



Stakes: $2,779,538




Barrier: 6



Fixed Price:


 

To The World faces tough opposition on Saturday, especially from Godolphin import Hartnell. The son of Authorized is coming off an emphatic victory in the Sky High Stakes following a close second to stablemate Contributer in the Chipping Norton at his Australian debut.

Quality mares Lucia Valentina, Silent Achiever and Rising Romance aren't without a hope, while Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is getting up to more like his preferred distance.

For further facts and figures, check out our in-depth analysis of past results with Tatts Stats!

 





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