Namura Idol scores at Kokura

Juvenile daughter of King’s Best impresses on her debut

King’s Best, whose first Japanese-bred crop are juveniles of this year, sired a new winner on Saturday 30 July when his daughter Namura Idol impressed at Kokura. Always in the front rank of the 1200m contest, the Tetsuya Meno-trained filly just got the better of a protracted duel with Show Way.

Owned and bred by Mutsuhiro Namura, her dam, the Sakura Bakushin O mare Namura Meteor, was a winner of the Lavender Sho as well as finishing second in the Hakodate Nisai Stakes.

The sire of 61 individual Stakes winners, King’s Best has sired G1 winners in six individual countries including the winners of the Tokyo Yushun (Eishin Flash), the Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Workforce), the Sussex Stakes (Proclamation) and the Dubai Duty Free and Jebel Hatta (Sajjhaa).