Havana Gold's first runner in Japan is a winner
The first runner in Japan by Tweenhills stallion Havana Gold became a winner on Sunday - and an impressive one too!
The well-named Golden Syrup - by Havana Gold out of Mr Greeley mare Muscovado - had made an encouraging debut over 1m1f at Tokyo for Godolphin and Tetsuya Kimura last October and returned as a three-year-old on Valentine's Day.
Golden Syrup beat 15 rivals over the same course and distance under Hiroshi Kitamura. He was bred by Hall of Fame Stud and sold at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale in 2018 by Tweenhills to Paca Paca Farm.
Muscovado has produced half a dozen other winners, including Stakes-placed Maybelater and useful stayer Mancini. It should be no surprise that Havana Gold's progeny would do well in Japan as, just like him, they are particularly effective on a sound surface.