02/23/2009 1:00AM

Success Brocken registers upset at Tokyo


Success Brocken turned the tables on Casino Drive and Kane Hekili at Tokyo on Sunday as he outdueled them in the $1.95 million February Stakes. The 19-1 winner, however, will not proceed to Dubai for the World Cup, and neither will Kane Hekili. On the other hand, Casino Drive will be sent to Nad Al Sheba for a tilt at the world's richest race on March 28.

Trained by Hideaki Fujiwara, Success Brocken had been beaten by Kane Hekili in both the Japan Cup and the Tokyo Daishoten of late, but this cutback to a mile was very much in his favor and against both Casino Drive and Kane Hekili. Casino Drive, winner of the Peter Pan at Belmont last psring, led briefly at the eighth pole before being hooked by Success Brocken. Kane Hekili came at them along the rail but Success Brocken and rider Hiroyuki Uchida prevailed by a neck from the 4-1 Casino Drive with the 8-5 Kane Hekili a head away in third. The time for the mile on a good dirt track was a new course record of 1:34.60.