Cafe Pharoah Wins In Japan Road to Kentucky Derby

The 2020 Kentucky Derby officially got another entrant when Cafe Pharoah won the Unicorn Stakes. Also, earning enough points to win the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.

The three-year-old Colt, sired by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, is now undefeated in the three races he has participated in.

Despite the win, there is a small chance that Cafe Pharoah might not make the trip to Churchill Downs. This due to the spread of the coronavirus. Sound familiar?

Even though owner Koichi Nishikawa and trainer Noriyuki Hori have a big decision to make regarding shipping Pharoah to the United States for the Kentucky Derby. They have a few more days to make up their minds. This because there is still one race left on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby. Which takes place on July 8.

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After the race and final scoring is complete, Churchill Downs will then extend an invitation to Cafe Pharoah to participate in the Kentucky Derby. This should be soon.

Cafe Pharoah turned in a powerful performance at the Unicorn Stakes. Also, topped the timer in 1:34.90, eclipsing the stakes record of 1:35.00 while missing the track record by just 1.10 seconds. He also sprinted the final 600 meters in :36.40, a strong fraction for a dirt track in Japan.

If Nishikawa decides to ship Pharoah to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, he will likely be the most formidable foreign challenger at the Kentucky Derby. This in a long time. Also, could give Tiz the Law, the Belmont Stakes winner, a run for his money.

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June 30, 2020 by : Posted in 2020 No Comments

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