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Horse racing: Equinox steals march on Panthalassa at autumn Tenno-sho – Kyodo Information Plus


Favourite Equinox pipped runaway chief Panthalassa by a size for his first Grade 1 win on Sunday, securing the autumn Tenno-sho at Tokyo Racecourse.

Seventh-favorite Panthalassa had an enormous lead popping out of the ultimate curve and appeared to have marched away with the win earlier than the chasing pack lastly caught up within the last moments of the two,000-meter race.

Equinox wins the autumn Tenno-sho at Tokyo Racecourse on Oct. 30, 2022. (Kyodo)

Equinox, who had held his run towards the again of the sphere of 15, snatched the win after crossing in 1 minute, 57.5 seconds. Panthalassa held off fourth-favorite Danon Beluga to complete second by a neck.

“Panthalassa was forward of us however Equinox confirmed super legs to collect steam. He is a beautiful horse,” Equinox jockey Christophe Lemaire stated of the three-year-old colt.

“I actually hadn’t seen Panthalassa till the ultimate stretch. Equinox reacted nicely however the hole was round 15 lengths and I used to be fairly frightened.”



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