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Deep Brillante - Japanese Derby - 27/05/2012

Deep Brillante: will stand alongside his sire Deep Impact

  PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi  

Japanese Derby hero Deep Brillante to Shadai

DEEP Brillante, this season's Japanese Derby winner who carried the hopes of Japan in the King George, has been retired to stand alongside his sire Deep Impact at Shadai Stud Farm in Japan.

A Group 3 winner as a two-year-old, Deep Brillante returned this year to run second at Group 2 and Group 3 level before filling third behind Gold Ship in the Japanese 2,000 Guineas. Turned out by trainer Yoshito Yahagi for the Japanese Derby, he improved again to narrowly fend off Fenomeno having quickened clear to steal a winning advantage a furlong out.

One of the first sons of champion Japanese sire Deep Impact to retire to stud, Deep Brillante owns an European pedigree being out of Love And Bubbles, winner of the 2004 Prix Chloe. The daughter of Loup Sauvage has also produced the Group 3-placed Hubble Bubble to Deep Impact.




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