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6:40 Tokyo (JPN) 25 Nov 2012

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

(3yo+) 1m4f Firm
1st £2,115,551.48 2nd £842,816.62 3rd £529,868.18 4th £317,036.54 5th £208,576.67
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (15)  
3 85 126
b f Deep Impact (JPN) - Donna Blini (Bertolini)
Got across from wide draw and soon tracking leader in 3rd on inner, shuffled back against rail on turn into straight, ridden over 2f out, switched out to challenge and bumped rival 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home
2 (17) nse
4 90 129
ch c Stay Gold (JPN) - Oriental Art (JPN) (Mejiro McQueen)
Held up towards rear on outer, smooth headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge when bumped by rival 1f out, led just inside final furlong, stayed on well but headed close home
3 (13) [2½]
5 90 125
b h King Kamehameha (JPN) - Air Groove (JPN) (Tony Bin)
Slow to stride and raced towards rear on inner, switched to wide outside and ridden on turn into straight, stayed on to go 3rd final strides
4 (10) hd [2¾]
5 90 125
ch h Dance In The Dark (JPN) - Matikanehatusimada (USA) (Private Account)
Held up in last quartet, headway on turn into straight, ridden 2f out, ran on to go 3rd inside final 100yds, dropped to 4th final strides
5 (4) [5¼]
3 89 123
bb c Stay Gold (JPN) - De Laroche (IRE) (Danehill)
Prominent on inner, switched out and ridden 3f out, outpaced by leaders entering final furlong, plugged on, went 5th close home
6 (16) hd [5½]
6 90 120
b h Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Every Whisper (JPN) (Northern Taste)
Got across from wide draw and soon tracking leader in 2nd on outer, ridden 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, faded and dropped to 6th close home
7 (1) ¾ [6¼]
5 90 119
bl h Miscast (JPN) - Alarm Call (JPN) (Brian's Time)
Led, at least 8 lengths clear 4f out, ridden and diminishing advantage from over 2f out, strongly pressed and headed entering final furlong, no extra and faded
8 (6) nk [6½]
6 90 119
ch g Cadeaux Genereux - Artisia (IRE) (Peintre Celebre)
Midfield, ridden over 3f out and soon outpaced, stayed on without threatening inside final 2f
9 (8) nk [6¾]
5 90 118
bb h King's Best (USA) - Moonlady (GER) (Platini)
Midfield, travelled strongly, every chance when ridden 2f out, outpaced inside final furlong, faded
10 (3) [8]
8 90 b 116
b h Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Haya Beni Komachi (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Held up in last pair on inner, ridden on turn into straight, stayed on but never dangerous
11 (11) [9¼]
6 90 114
b h Storming Home - Claba Di San Jore (IRE) (Barathea)
Held up in last trio, ridden and headway on outer over 3f out, outpaced and beaten entering final furlong, faded
12 (5) ¾ [10]
5 90 113
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Ionian Sea (Slip Anchor)
Midfield on inner, took keen hold, ridden on turn into straight, soon outpaced, plugged on but never a factor
13 (14) ½ [10½]
4 89 108
b f Poliglote - Brooklyn's Dance (FR) (Shirley Heights)
Prominent, ridden 3f out, no extra and beaten 2f out, steadily faded
14 (9) [11¾]
7 90 110
ch h Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Silver Joy (CAN) (Silver Deputy)
Midfield, ridden over 3f out, outpaced and beaten over 1f out, faded
15 (7) ½ [12¼]
5 90 109
bb h Grass Wonder (USA) - Dancing Happiness (JPN) (Dance In The Dark)
Held up in last, ridden on turn into straight, soon beaten, never a factor
16 (12) [14¾]
5 90 105
bb h King Kamehameha (JPN) - Rosebud (JPN) (Sunday Silence)
Midfield, headway to be prominent on turn into straight, ridden 2f out and found little, quickly beaten and faded
17 (2) dist [44¾]
6 90
b h Oasis Dream - Wendylina (IRE) (In The Wings)
Midfield on inner, ridden over 3f out and soon outpaced, faded and dropped to last entering final furlong, eased
After a stewards' inquiry, the placings remained unaltered.
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