Gran Alegria

2022-01-30 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)6, filly,mare(female), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Gran Alegria / グランアレグリア
Birth Year 2016
Sex mare
Earnings 1,073,813,000 yen
Races-Wins / G1-Wins 15-9 / 12-6
Sire Deep Impact
Dam (Sire) Tapitsfly (Tapit)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Filly (2019)
JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler (2020, 2021)

All races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl. / E
2018
03/06
Tokyo
T1600
2yo Newcomer 14 1 G  
2018
06/10
Tokyo
T1600
Saudi Arabia Royal Cup (G3) 4 1  G    
2018
16/12
Hanshin
T1600
Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (G1) 2 3     E 
2019
07/04
Hanshin
T1600
Oka Sho (G1) 8 1     E 
2019
05/05
Tokyo
T1600
NHK Mile Cup (G1) 7 5     E 
2019
21/12
Hanshin
T1400
Hanshin Cup (G2) 5 1  G    
2020
29/03
Chukyo
T1200
Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1) 8 2     E 
2020
07/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 11 1     E 
2020
04/10
Nakayama
T1200
Sprinters Stakes (G1) 10 1     E 
2020
22/11
Hanshin
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 4 1     E 
2021
04/04
Hanshin
T2000
Osaka Hai (G1) 12 4     E 
2021
16/05
Tokyo
T1600
Victoria Mile (G1) 6 1     E 
2021
06/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 5 2     E 
2021
31/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 9 3     E 
2021
21/11
Hanshin
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 12 1     E 
  • In her debut race, she won by 2 lengths over 2nd place finisher, Danon Fantasy.
    She broke the two-year-old Newcomer record by a whopping 1.1 seconds.
    Moreover, her latest record was set in June, while the previous record was set in November.
  • In the Saudi Arabia Royal Cup, she won her first grade race by 1+1/2 lengths.
  • Her jockey, Christophe Lemaire, would be absent, going to Hong Kong, so her connections chose Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes as her last race as a two-year-old instead of Hanshin Juvenile Fillies.
    Danon Fantasy, who was beaten by Gran Alegria in her debut race, won the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies and became the 2-year-old queen.
  • In the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes, she was the 1st favorite.
    She was expected to become the first mare in 38 years to win the Asahi Hai, but she was beaten by Admire Mars and finished 3rd.
  • In the Oka Sho, she was the 1st favorite.
    She won easily by 2+1/2 lengths.
    It was her first G1 win.
    She broke the race record set by Almond Eye the previous year by 0.4 seconds.
  • In the NHK Mile Cup, she was by far the most favorite.
    She finished in 4th place without showing a good finishing kick.
    Moreover, she was demoted to 5th place for interfering with another horse.
  • She was a good performer, but as of the spring of her third year, she was mentally fragile in some areas.
    In her comeback race, the Hanshin Cup, she showed her maturity and won by 5 lengths.
  • In the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, she was the 2nd favorite.
    She finished in 3rd place while Kurino Gaudi was interfering with the other horses.
    Kurino Gaudi was demoted to 4th place and Gran Alegria was moved up to 2nd place.
  • In the Yasuda Kinen (2020), she was the 3rd favorite.
    Almond Eye was the 1st favorite, as winning this race would be her eighth win, the most in the history of JRA’s turf G1 races.
    Christophe Lemaire rode Almond Eye, and Kenichi Ikezoe continued to ride Gran Alegria from the previous race.
    She won by 2+1/2 lengths over the 2nd place finisher, Almond Eye.
  • In 2020, she also won the Sprinters Stakes and the Mile Championship with great performances.
    She won the JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler.
  • In 2021, her connections challenged her to race a distance of 2000 meters.
    She finished 4th in the Osaka Hai and 3rd in the Tenno Sho (autumn).
    She did not win the 2000 meter G1 races.
    However, she was again successful in short distance races that year and won the JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler for the second year in a row.
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