There are three meetings across the NAR Circuits for Monday, with racing in Mizusawa, Kanazawa and Funabashi. Here are our best bets across the day.
MIZUZAWA Race 7 - #5 Medatsu Yatsu
The four-year-old colt is back from a spell of 12 weeks and has placed previously first up. Before the break, and after a string of second places, he finished off his campaign with a big 5 length win at this course over 1400m with plenty left in the tank. Finds a relatively weak race here and shapes as a top chance, again teaming up with Kazen Nango . He's got talent and should be winning here.
KANAZAZWA Race 3 - #4 Migi Hook
Migi Hook, the three-year-old daughter of Declaration Of War , got off the mark on debut at Kanazawa over 1400m with a very impressive 4 length win in October last year. Returns today from a lengthy spell with Masayoshi Aoyagi again onboard and she should be the one they all need to stop. The race experience should help and look for a big run from the filly here.
KANAZAWA RACE 11 - #8 A Shin Nuuspet
This four-year-old filly is rarely out of the placings at this track and trip. Came back from her last spell with a win here over 1400m and then finished that preparation with a two length win also. Has had a 3 month break and should be the main player fresh. Also threatening back from a spell will be the four-year-old filly #2 Saechi , who has previously placed first-up and finished off her last campaign with a nice win over 1500m here and has drawn well today, and four-year-old entire #4 Manon Rouge who also closed his last campaign with a win over 1500m at this track. Should be a very competitive race.
FUNABASHI Race 8 - #4 Princess Rosy
Four-year-old filly Princess Rosy is a consistent performer, who has run either first or second in every race except one since making the switch from the JRA circuit back to NAR. A trainer change at the end of last year doesn't seem to have made much of an impact and this race should be hers to win today. Her main opposition is #10 Green Dial , who has also been performing well in his last couple of runs. The colt comes off a 34-day let-up, retains the services of Norifumi Mikamoto and could be the main danger fresh. Should be a decent battle between the two and watch for a big finish from them both.