Daring Tact made history on Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse, winning the 25th running of the Shuka-sho to become the first undefeated champion of Japan’s filly triple crown.
With Kohei Matsuyama aboard, the favorite covered the 2,000-meter stretch over turf in 2 minutes, 0.6 second to outstrip 10th favorite Magic Castle by more than a length in the race for 3 year old fillies. Ninth-favorite Soft Fruit was third.
Daring Tact has now won all five races she’s been in.
“Winning is a relief,” Matsuyama said. “We were able to go with the flow and run a good horse race.”
“I approached this race believing my horse was the strongest. Being with this horse has been a blessing.”