Apologies for not posting about Day 3. I was at a panel discussion on tax credits. Fun stuff.
Day 3 narrowed the field considerably as Goeido, Terunofuji, and Kakuryu suffered losses. Day 4 didn’t bring as much change at the top. Hakuho still shares the lead with Kotoshogiku with Okinoumi and Takayasu unbeaten maegashira. Both maegashira are punching a bit below their true positions so they should be good for 9 or 10 wins, and could be in the yusho hunt until the middle of next week.
Kisenosato, on the other hand, is out of the race already with his second loss. Tochinoshin pancaked the ozeki at the edge, picking up another valuable first week win. With wins over 2 ozeki early in the tournament, the Georgian is well placed for kachi-koshi and the ability to not only retain his place among the sanyaku.