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Lovely Day Wins Gr1 Takarazuka Kinen
At Hanshin racecourse in Japan, 5YO Japanese-bred entire Lovely Day (King Kamehameha-Popcorn Jazz, by Dance in the Dark) broke through for a well-deserved maiden top-flight success when scoring by a head for trainer Yasutoshi Ikee in the Gr1 Takarazuka Kinen (2200m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Denim And Ruby (Deep Impact-Venenciador, by King Kamehameha) & 4YO mare Shonan Pandora (Deep Impact-Cutie Gold, by French Deputy). Lovely Day took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Naruo Kinen) and 4 placings from 23 starts.