05/19/2006 12:00AM

Kiss to Heaven the Tokyo choice


Kiss to Heaven rates as the solid choice in the $2 million Yushun Himba, or Japanese Oaks, at Tokyo on Sunday despite having drawn post 17 in a field of 18 fillies going 1 1/2 miles.

Winner of the one-mile Japanese 1000 Guineas on April 9, Kiss to Heaven had previously won the 1 1/8-mile Group 3 Flower Cup on March 18.

Threats may come from Yamato Marion, Broncone, and Across the Heaven, the first three home in the 1 1/4-mile Group 2 Flora Stakes on April 23 at this same Tokyo racecourse.