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6:20 Tokyo (JPN) 30 Nov 2008

Japan Cup (Grade 1) (Turf)

(3yo+) 1m4f Firm
1st £1,141,577 2nd £454,645 3rd £285,781 4th £170,879 5th £112,420 6th £78,694 7th £67,452 8th £56,210 9th £33,726
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (16)  
4 90 123
ch c Grass Wonder (USA) - Running Heroine (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Always close up, 5th 5f out, close 7th on outside straight, ridden and headway well over 1f out, led 150yds out, driven out
2 (9) ½
3 810 124
b c Agnes Tachyon (JPN) - Abi (Chief's Crown)
Mid-division on outside straight, good headway 2f out, chased winner last 150yds, ran on well
3 (4) ¾ [1¼]
4 810 117
b f Tanino Gimlet (JPN) - Tanino Sister (JPN) (Rousillon)
Led 1f, settled in 3rd, 4th straight, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, every chance briefly 1f out, ran on same pace
4 (13) hd [1½]
5 90 120
br h Sunday Silence (USA) - Paper Rain (USA) (Bel Bolide)
Soon racing in 4th, 3rd straight, led well over 1f out to 150yds out, ran on
5 (1) nk [1¾]
3 810 122
ch c Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Silver Joy (CAN) (Silver Deputy)
Always well in touch, 6th straight, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong
6 (2) [3]
5 90 118
b h Opera House - My Vivien (JPN) (Dancing Brave)
Always well in touch, 5th straight on inside, hard ridden to go 3rd 2f out, ran on one pace
7 (7) nk [3¼]
5 90 118
bb h Marvelous Sunday (JPN) - Pearl Necklace (Mill Reef)
Led after 1f until headed well over 1f out, kept on
8 (15) ¾ [4]
4 90 116
b c White Muzzle - Croupier Star (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Always mid-division, kept on one pace final 2f
9 (6) nse [4]
5 90 116
ch g Galileo (IRE) - Vanishing Prairie (USA) (Alysheba)
Some progress in mid-division 5f out, hard ridden over 1f out, never a factor
10 (8) ½ [4½]
5 90 115
b h Dance In The Dark (JPN) - Hidden Dance (USA) (Nureyev)
Mid-division, one pace final 2f
11 (10) nk [5]
6 90 115
ch h Grass Wonder (USA) - Hokko Oka (JPN) (Lindo Shaver)
Always in rear
12 (17) nk [5¼]
7 90 114
b h Dream Well (FR) - Split The Night (JPN) (Tony Bin)
Always towards rear
13 (11) [6½]
5 90 112
b h Galileo (IRE) - Love Divine (Diesis)
Always towards rear
14 (14) [8]
5 90 110
b h Montjeu (IRE) - Mialuna (Zafonic)
Towards rear, trying to close on inside straight, soon driven, beaten over 1f out
15 (3) nk [8¼]
4 90 110
gr c Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Sunday Picnic (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Always in rear, last straight
16 (5) ½ [8¾]
3 810 111
b c Agnes Tachyon (JPN) - Seigniorage (USA) (Nureyev)
Mid-division until weakened approaching straight
17 (18) 3 [11¾]
7 90 104
b h Zagreb (USA) - Iseno Tosho (JPN) (Tosho Boy)
Soon pressing leader, 2nd straight, weakened over 2f out
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