Japanese Star for Tale of the Cat

Talented colt A Shin Top (3c Tale of the Cat x Ecology, by Unbridled’s Song) added to his impressive record with another feature race win at Nakayama in Japan on the weekend when taking out the Grade II New Zealand Trophy. Trained by Masato Nishizono, the colt posted his fifth win from six starts when scoring a tenacious neck victory in the 1600 metre feature. A $400,000 Keeneland September Yearling purchase for Eishindo Inc, A Shin Top is a half-brother to Grade I winner General Quarters and stakes-placed New Wave being one of four winners from Ecology.