Friday, November 23, 2007
2007 Japan Cup Dirt preview
Vermilion makes his third start of the season when he faces against 15 rivals in the Japan Cup Dirt at Tokyo on Saturday afternoon. The 5-year-old El Condor Pasa horse is coming off an impressive 4-length victory in the JBC Classic at NRA Ohi after getting a good fourth-placed finish in the Dubai World Cup in late-March. Certainly, he could be the one to keep an eye on.
The leading opponent to Vermilion will be Dragon Fire, who is in the middle of 4 winning streak with Sirius Stakes victory on his last outing. This could be a real test for the 3-year-old colt to face the top company for the first time.
The other to watch will be Student Council(USA), one of the 3 foreign entries. Having won the Pacific Classic Stakes, the 5-year-old Kingmambo horse seeks the extra prize in the Japan Cup Dirt. The victory would give him a 133+ million yen first prize plus a 100 million yen bonus.
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:09 PM