Courir Kaiser took a good position in a 2,200-meter trip, winning the grade two American Jockey Club Cup at Nakayama on Sunday. Hironobu Tanabe rode the winner with the final time of 2 minutes 13.60 seconds.
A 1/4-length back, Mitra was second with another 1/2-length further back Air Saumur third. Heavy favorite Gold Ship finished a disappointing seventh in the field of 17.
Courir Kaiser is a 6-year-old horse by King Halo out of Smile Contest, by Soccer Boy.
Copano Rickey romps Tokai Stakes
Copano Rickey chased the pace to win the grade two Tokai Stakes in 1 minute 50.90 seconds under Yutaka Take at Chukyo on Sunday. Grand City finished a 4-length behind the winner in second with Incantation another nose back third.
Copano Rickey is a 5-year-old horse by Gold Allure out of the Timber Country mare Copano Nikita.