09/11/2006 12:00AM

She Is Tosho wins Centaur


The locally trained She Is Tosho proved too tough for Takeover Target at Chukyo in Japan on Sunday as she sped to a three-length victory over the Australian invader in the $1 million Grade 2 Centaur Stakes.

Despite breaking widest off all from post 18, She Is Tosho, the 3-1 favorite, powered to victory under Kenichi Ikezoe, getting the six furlongs in 1:08.60.

With his second-place finish, Takeover Target - the second choice at 4-1 - maintains a healthy lead in the Global Sprint Challenge, of which the Centaur is the fifth leg, by dint of his victories in Flemington's Lightning Stakes and Royal Ascot's King's Stand Stakes.

She Is Tosho and Takeover Target could meet again in the six-furlong Grade 1 Sprinters Stakes at Tokyo on Oct. 1.