Group Three victory for Satono Arthur

Satono Arthur (Deep Impact) broke his winless drought in emphatic style in the Gr.3 The Sekiya Kinen (1600m) at Niigata in Japan on Sunday.

The six-year-old son of Deep Impact made a barnstorming run to overpower front-runner Trois Etoiles in the Japanese feature.

Satono Arthur made his mark at the JRHA 2015 Select Yearling Sale when he was knocked down to Hajime Satomi for ¥195 million (NZ$2.8 million), the fourth highest priced lot of the sale.

He is the first foal of the New Zealand-bred and raced Redoute’s Choice mare King’s Rose, the winner of the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) and placed in the Gr.1 Emirates Stakes (2000m), Gr.1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), Gr.1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and Gr.1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

A sister to Gr.2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) winner and Gr.1 ATC Australian Derby (2400m) placegetter Hardham, King’s Rose is also the dam of promising three-year-old Deep Impact colt Danon Regalo who broke his maiden at the second time of asking over 2200m at Hanshin on July 18.

King’s Rose has plenty more to offer with a yearling colt by Deep Impact and a colt foal by Heart’s Cry.

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