Sunday, November 27, 2011

Buena Vista wins Japan Cup by a neck


Buena Vista got her revenge on last year's disqualificaion when Yasunari Iwata drove her home to win the Japan Cup this afternoon at Tokyo.

The 5-year-old mare won it by a neck from Tosen Jordan. Third was, another 1 3/4-length behind, Jaguar Mail with Trailblazer another 1/2-length away fourth. Another 3/4-length further behind, Win Variation got fifth. Danedream(GER) and Shareta(IRE) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in an international field of 16.

The very final stage saw a thrilling battle between Buena Vista and Tosen Jordan. A better runner of the two was Buena Vista, who crossed the line in 2 minutes 24.20 seconds for the 2,400-meter winning time.

Buena Vista has now recorded the sixth grade one victory and totally ninth wins in 22 career starts with more than 1.4 billion jp yen in career earnings. Bred by Northern Racing, she is trained by H. Matsuda and owed by Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.

Buena Vista is a day bay mare by Special Week out of the Caerleon mare Biwa Heidi.

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