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6:20 Tokyo (JPN) 28 Nov 2010

Japan Cup (Grade 1) (3yo+) (Turf)

(3yo+) 1m4f Firm
1st £1,689,613.85 2nd £672,969.37 3rd £423,035.95 4th £252,996.01 5th £166,444.74
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
2 (16)  
4 89 122
bb f Special Week (JPN) - Biwa Heidi (JPN) (Caerleon)
Settled midfield from start, smooth headway on outside approaching 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, edged left and slightly impeded Rose Kingdom inside final furlong, ran on strongly to lead 110yds out, pushed clear, finished 1st, disqualified and placed 2nd
1 (6)
3 89 124
bb c King Kamehameha (JPN) - Rosebud (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Settled in 5th early, raced in 8th back straight, 5th 3f out and travelling well on rail, switched outside approaching 2f out, 4th when slightly impeded inside final furlong, ran on well under pressure to take 2nd on line, finished 2nd, awarded the race
3 (2) nse [1¾]
3 89 124
bb c Neo Universe (JPN) - Whitewater Affair (Machiavellian)
Tracked leader on rail, ridden and ran on 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed final 110yds, lost 2nd on line
4 (8) ¾ [2½]
6 90 b 122
b h Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Haya Beni Komachi (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Waited with towards rear, 16th 2 1/2f out, soon made headway on outside, stayed on under pressure to take 4th inside final 100yds, never nearer
5 (7) nk [2¾]
3 89 122
ch c Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) - Argentine Star (ARG) (Candy Stripes)
Settled in last, stayed on from 2f out, nearest at finish
6 (13) ½ [3¼]
5 89 115
gr m French Deputy (USA) - Papago (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Raced towards final third, 3f out, 12th and ran on 2f out, not quicken final 150yds, never able to threaten leaders
7 (14) nse [3½]
5 90 120
ch h Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Silver Joy (CAN) (Silver Deputy)
Pushed along to go pace early stages, settled in rear, 17th halfway, ridden inside final 3f, headway on outside approaching 2f out, not pace to challenge
8 (10) [4¾]
3 89 119
bb c King's Best (USA) - Moonlady (GER) (Platini)
Always prominent (4th for much of race), 3rd 2 1/2f out, soon ridden, 4th inside final furlong, not quicken under strong pressure, weakened close home
9 (18) nse [4¾]
4 90 118
b g Even Top (IRE) - Taille De Guepe (FR) (Septieme Ciel)
Waited with towards rear, kept on final 1 1/2f under strong driving, never able to challenge
10 (12) ½ [5¼]
3 89 118
b c Montjeu (IRE) - Madeira Mist (IRE) (Grand Lodge)
Waited with in midfield on inside, headway under pressure to go 6th 1f out, unable to quicken and weakened final 110yds
11 (3) ¾ [6]
3 89 b1 117
br c Dansili - Generous Diana (Generous)
Settled in in final third on rail, effort 2 1/2f out, no impression on leaders
12 (4) hd [6¼]
7 90 116
b h White Muzzle - Nifty Heart (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Broke well and led, 1 1/2 length clear inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, soon beaten and weakened final 100yds
13 (5) [7¾]
6 90 b 114
b h Sadler's Wells (USA) - Endorsement (Warning)
Settled 10th, ridden and unable to quicken from 2f out, never threatened
14 (11) nk [8]
4 90 113
b c Stay Gold (JPN) - Dear Wink (JPN) (Tight Spot)
Prominent early, settled in 6th, travelling well 3f out, soon ridden, not quicken from over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
15 (9) [9½]
5 90 111
ch h Sholokhov (IRE) - Triclaria (GER) (Surumu)
Never placed to challenge
16 (1) 1 [10½]
5 90 109
gr h Daylami (IRE) - Far Hope (Barathea)
Chased leaders on inside rail, disputing 4th 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f
17 (17) 7 [17½]
4 90 98
b c Numerous (USA) - Marende (FR) (Panoramic I)
Raced keenly in midfield early, 9th 3f out, no impression, weakened final 2f
18 (15) dist [47½]
4 90
ch g Whiskey Wisdom (CAN) - Phi Beta (USA) (Horatius)
Prominent (disputed 2nd and 3rd much of the way), 4th 3f out, gradually weakened final 2 1/2f
Following a stewards' inquiry, Buena Vista, who passed the post 1st, was disqualified and placed 2nd. Rose Kingdom, was awarded the race.
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