Japan Racing Preview- 13th of January 2023

Racing And Sports brings you the best bets from the daily local Japanese racing.

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Just two meetings in Japan on Friday with racing from Urawa and Kasamatsu and we've picked out the best bets of the day.

Urawa Race 9- #6 Tamamo Tresor (each-way)

Thinking we'll get a good price about this four-year-old given there are two horses likely to dominate betting in the race and Tamamo Tresor started double figure odds at his last outing, finishing third. The likes of #4 Summer Boy and #11 Perfume Ribbon both starteds odds-on and won last start but on ratings there is little between the trio. I think Tamamo Tresor is a big chance of running in the money, if not going close to winning against his more fancied rivals.

Urawa Race 11- #6 Zodiac Reve

The race of the day at Urawa with some handy types engaged and Zodiac Reve brings the best last start rating into this yet I doubt he will be a clear-cut favourite. He has won his last two in good style and posted a big new peak last start in a similar contest, leading all the way over this track and distance at $6.30. A repeat of that effort looks likely to be winning again here although #3 Karlsbad has the ability to be competitive coming off a second placing as a $2 favourite last start which should keep Zodiac Reve at a good price.

Kasamatsu Race 4- #5 Yamami Kirara

Keen on this four-year-old filly who has been in great form despite being beaten as a $2 favourite first up for new trainer Yukiyasu Kato, finishing third and some 8 lengths off the winner. That's a concern given it was her first run for the new stable but if she were to find her form from last preparation she'd be taking care of these comfortably. Four starts for three wins at Kanazawa were very good and are 2-3 lengths better than her main dangers can run to. Happy to give her another chance to show her best with the run under her belt.

Kasamatsu Race 8- #7 Magic Barows

Open race and a highly competitive one with some quality horses for this circuit clashing. I'm with Magic Barows who was simply outclassed last start in the Tokai Gold Cup, finishing tenth there in a much stronger event. Go back two starts and he was a good winner over #2 Hishi Hamza River fair and square. That horse has come out and won since which reads well and I think Magic Barows will bounce back strongly in a more suitable contest. 

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