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UAE Derby: Yang Tse Kiang in focus
by Geir Stabell & Joe Kristufek / Globeform
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Yang Tse Kiang is an interesting Derby contender from France, where he has already been in the winners' circle this year. He may be named after a Chinese river but this gelding was bred in France and that is also where he has done all his racing to date. Yang Tse Kiang needed three attempt before breaking his maiden as a juvenile, then stepped up markedly to finish second to Loi in in the Prix de Conde (G3) over 1800 metres on good ground at Longchamp.

His preceding win had been achieved on very soft ground, and Yang Tse Kiang's win first time out this season came over the new Poytrack surface at Chantilly. He seems to be very versatile. He prepared for his trip to Dubai in the best possible way as he took the Prix du Lieutenant over 1900 metres in early March, beating the odds-on favourite Orcus readily by 2 lengths with the two other runners in the race well behind. Yang Tse Kiang was by far the best in what developed into a two-horse affair, and this performance confirmed the promise he had shown in his first season. Loi, his conqueror in the Prix de Conde, is reportedly being trained for the historic Derby Stakes (G1) at Epsom Downs in England so it is safe to say that Yang Tse Kai has been keeping smart company.

This Derby contender flies the flag for the cheaper horses in this sport, as he is living proof that you do not always have to spend a fortune to compete in the most valuable horseraces in the world. Yang Tse Kiang cost just 18,000 euros at the Arqana Yearling Sales in France in 2010. His sire, Kahyasi, won the Derby in England, and his dam, the French bred Mikalia, won over 1600 metres as a two-year-old and has previously produced two other winners, effective over 1600 and 1800 metres. The distance of the UAE Derby will probably suit Yang Tse Kiang well. If he takes to the Tapeta track, and there is no reason to doubt that he will, he is in with an excellent chance.

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Published: 2012-03-26 11:06:18

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