Take and Meisho Tsutsuji power to the line at Sapporo on Saturday. (Photo by Lo Chun Kit)
The star among All-Stars, Yutaka Take’s mastery spans decades
Michael Cox (Asian Racing Report)
A wild World All-Star Jockeys series win in Sapporo at Saturday was a reminder that ‘the Legend’ Yutaka Take is more than just a veteran trading off past achievements.
During an interview with the Report earlier this year, the feisty Italian Mirco Demuro let slip what at first sounded like a slight against ‘the Legend’ Yutaka Take: “He was so lucky to be born in the age he was born.”
Take’s chance to end Japan’s losing streak in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October aboard his Derby winner Do Deuce looms large. Many think he is on the right horse, a backmarker that will benefit from a strong tempo, just like the Derby. If that is the case, the tactics will be familiar: sit, wait and swoop.