Winning Destination in Japan

A son of former NZ classic winner Final Destination (NZ) claimed a Group 3 in Japan on Sunday.

Final Form (3c Deep Impact – Final Destination by O’Reilly) won the G3 Radio Nikkei Sho Stakes (1800m) by two lengths at Fukushima.  It was his third success this year for trainer Noriyuki Hori and Shadai Farm.

Final Form is the 15th black-type winner by superstar sire Deep Impact this year.  Apart from his domestic stakes winners, he has been represented by Beauty Parlour (G1 French 1000 Guineas) and Aquamarine (G3 Prix Allez France).

Deep Impact also sired Fere Jacques to win the 2011 G3 Radio Nikkei Sho Stakes.  This year’s winner scored on debut in March and added an allowance on June 10 before a decisive victory at Fukushima.  He’s a bit of a late bloomer and a race like the G1 Kikuka Sho (3000m) in October could be a long-term assignment.

Final Destination was a G1 winner of the NZ 1000 Guineas and Levin Bayer Classic in November 2001 before owner Ted Van Beurden sold her for a reported $1.20 million.  He had originally bought the filly for $20,000 at the 2000 NZ Bloodstock Millennium yearling sale.

Sent to California, she won the G2 Buena Vista Hcp at Santa Anita for trainer Bobby Frankel prior to a stud career that is now a perfect six from six.  Her previous winners were by Gone West, Fusaichi Pegasus, Symboli Kris S (2) and Heart’s Cry.

Final Destination’s 2006 foal Jet Sparkle (Symboli Kris S) has her first yearling entered for the 2012 JRHA Sale.  Shadai has catalogued the Fuji Kiseki colt as Lot 135 next Monday, July 9.

Japanese G3 winner for NZ bred mare Final Destination