Taken from European Bloodstock News, 5th March 2017:

Making her seasonal reappearance, Soul Stirring took a another step on the Classic trail and maintained her unbeaten record when taking the Gr.3 Tulip Sho, a trial for the Japanese 1000 Guineas, at Nakayama yesterday (4th March) by two lengths from Miss Panthere (Daiwa Major), with Lys Gracieux (Heart’s Cry) a half-length third.

A winner on her debut in July at Sapporo, the three-year-old daughter of FRANKEL posted an impressive follow up in the Ivy Stakes, a valuable conditions race over 1800m at Tokyo in October, before winning the Gr.1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at this track back in December.

Bred in Japan by Shadai, she is the second foal out of the multiple Gr.1 winner Stacelita (Monsun), whose victories at the highest level included the Prix de Diane, Prix Vermeille, Prix Saint-Alary, Prix Jean Romanet, the Beverly D Stakes and the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes.

Date: 6 March 2017