Friday, November 25, 2016

Stage set for 2016 Japan Cup

A stage is set to run in the Japan Cup, scheduled for Sunday, November 27 at Tokyo.
A total of 17 horses including three foreign invaders have been entered for the most famous Japanese race in the world.

Kitasan Black, strong front-running indivisual who has not finished worse than third this season with Tenno Sho Spring victory. After skipping the Tenno Sho Aurumn, he is more than ready to run in this premier event. 
Real Steel, winner of the Dubai Turf earlier this season, finished a respectable second in the Tenno Sho Autumn last outing. The extended distance will be within his compass.
2015 Arima Kinen winner Gold Actor, having come off victory in the Sankei Sho All Comer, returns to Tokyo course where he has shown good performance.
Satuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) winner Dee Majesty, one of the best 3-year-old colts, faces the older top company for the first time. 
Having won the grade two Copa Republica Argentina three weeks ago, Cheval Grand attempts to reproduce a big run this Sunday.

The field for the 2,400-meter turf event is:

1 Kitasan Black, 4c, 57, Yutaka Take
2 Biche, 3f, 53, Hideaki Miyuki
3 Gold Actor, 5h, 57, Hayato Yoshida
4 Rouge Buck, 4f, 55, Keita Tosaki
5 Iquitos(GER), 4c, 57, Ian Ferguson
6 Last Impact, 6h, 57, Yuga Kawada
7 One and Only, 5h, 57, Hironobu Tanabe
8 Erupt(IRE), 4c, 57, Pierre-Charles Boudot
9 Dee Majesty, 3c, 55, Masayoshi Ebina
10 Tosen Basil, 4c, 57, Hiroyuki Uchida
11 Fame Game, 6g, 57, Hiroshi Kitamura
12 Sounds of Earth, 5h, 57, Mirco Demuro
13 Hit the Target, 8h, 57, Futoshi Komaki
14 Rainbow Line, 3c, 55, Christophe Lemaire
15 Nightflower(IRE), 4f, 55, Andrasch Starke
16 Real Steel, 4c, 57, Ryan Moore
17 Cheval Grand, 4c, 57, Yuichi Fukunaga

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