The 4-year-old filly Island Fashion, who has now lost three races in a row after ripping off back-to-back grade I victories to begin the year, faced males for the second time in the Yasuda Kinen. She was second to Southern Image in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in March.
Japanese-bred Tsurumaru Boy, ending an 11-race losing streak, won the $1.6 million Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo Racecourse Sunday, as multiple grade I winner Island Fashion faded to finish 16th.Tsurumaru Boy edged Telegnosis by a neck in a time of 1:32.60 for the 1,600-meter grass course.Takao Tsuruta owns the 6-year-old son of Dance in the Dark. Hamamoto bred him. He is out of Tsurumaru Girl, by Soccer Boy. Tsurumaru Boy won for the seventh time in 29 starts.