Youngstar (Image: Bradley Photos)

Youngstar son shines bright at Kyoto

Australian bloodlines have again been to the fore in Japan, with 2018 Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar's first foal winning on debut at Kyoto on Sunday.

A forward showing was expected of Eri King, who jumped $2.10 favourite with the TAB in the Newcomer event for debutants over 1800 metres.

Eri King, who is trained by Mitsumasa Nakauchida, was Lot 1 at the JRHA Select Sale last July and was purchased for AUD$2.1 million by Fujita Susumu.

Youngstar, who was trained by Chris Waller, sold to the Yoshida family for $1.4m at the end of her career at the Inglis Chairmans Sale.

This was her first foal and was covered by Japanese stallion Kizuna, who stands for AUD$113,000 at the Shadai Stallion Station.

Damian Lane also returned to the winner's list in Japan for the first time in 12 months at Tokyo on Saturday.

Lane, who had 11 rides over the weekend, returned to Japan for Sunday's Takarazuka Kinen where he finished 11th aboard Struve.

His winner was in easy fashion aboard Satono Carnaval trained by Noriyuki Hori.

Now in his fourth visit to Japan, Lane has ridden more than 140 winners in the Land of the Rising Sun and will stay until Wednesday's meeting before returning to ride at Caulfield on Saturday.

Lane has a 14-win lead in Victoria's Metropolitan Premiership.

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