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Nonkone Yumu Wins Gr1 February Stakes

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

At Tokyo racecourse in Japan on Sunday, 6YO Japanese-bred gelding Nonkone Yumu (Twining-Nonko, by Agnes Tachyon) registered the second top-flight victory of his career when storming home for a brilliant last-to-first win in the 35th running of the ¥216 million February Stakes (8 furlongs on dirt) for 4YO+, defeating defending champion Gold Dream & Incantation. "The staff tuned him up beautifully and he was in very good form. I kept him wide and in good striking position so that he could unleash his good late charge at any point, which is probably the reason why we were able to win today," jockey Hiroyuki Uchida commented after the race. Nonkune Yume improved his record to 8 wins (including the Japan Cup Dirt in 2015) and 5 placings from 21 starts for ¥425,611,000 in earnings.

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