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Japan Cup 2013

November 24, 2013 - 1 ½ miles (2400 meters), Turf, 3yo +, Tokyo, Japan

Pl. Dist.
Age Kg Trainer Jockey Odds
1.
Gentildonna 4 55 S. Ishizaka R. Moore 2.1
2. NS Denim and Ruby 3 53 S. Hamanaka K. Sumii 30
3. NK Tosen Jordan 7 57 Y. Ikee W. Buick 100
4. 3/4 Admire Rakti 5 57 T. Umeda C. Williams 21
5. NK Dunaden 7 57 M. Delzangles J. Spencer 117
6. NK Lelouch 5 57 K. Fujisawa Y. Fukunaga 26
7. NS Verxina 4 55 Y. Tomomichi Y. Iwata 49
8. NK Uncoiled 4 57 Y. Yahagi H. Goto 21
9. 1/2 Nakayama Knight 5 57 Y. Ninomiya Y. Shibata 54
10. 1/2 Eishin Flash 6 57 H. Fujiwara M. Demuro 5
11. NS Hit the Target 5 57 K. Kato Y. Take 35
12. NK Hokko Brave 5 57 Y. Matsunaga K. Miura 186
13. NS Simenon 6 57 W. Mullins R. Hughes 163
14. 1 1/4 Smart Gear 8 57 M. Sayama K. Tosaki 390
15. 3 1/2 Gold Ship 4 57 N. Sugai H. Uchida 3.4
16. 3 Fire 5 57 M. Honda N. Yokoyama 156
17. NK Joshua Tree 6 57 Ed. Dunlop J. Murtagh 112

Preview: November 21, 2013

The Japan Cup is one of the richest and most prestigious horse races of the world, but this year only a few of the big guns will show up at the Tokyo Racecourse on November 24th. Neither this years Arc second and fourth Orfevre and Kizuna nor Japanes St Leger winner Epiphaneia or recent Tenno Sho gainer Just A Way will participate.
So everything indicates a duel between defending champion Gentildonna and Gold Ship who has beaten Gentildonna in the Takarazuka Kinen earlier this year. Biggest threat of the two should be Eishin Flash, may be the stayer Admire Rakti or even the three-year-old Denim and Ruby.
The three foreign contenders Dunaden, Joshua Tree and Simeon won’t have more than an outside chance, not only because no foreign horse made it under the first three of the Japan Cup since 2006 and also the Arc-winners Danedream and Solemia failed to do so the past two years.

Gentildonna won the Japan Cup 2012, but she has not been in that tremendous last year’s form yet. Though she became second in the Dubai Sheema Classic she disappointed when finished only third in the Takarazuka Kinen at the end of June. After a break the Sei Ishizaka-trained filly lost by four length to Just A Way in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) on unloved soft ground recently. Ryan Moore will ride last year’s filly’s Triple Crown champion for the first time, he hopes for firm ground.
Gold Ship won the Japanese 2000 Guineas, the Japanese St. Leger and the Arima Kinen last year. In June he easily became first in the Takarazuka Kinen more than three lengths ahead of Gentildonna. After a four month break he disappointed with a fifth place in the Grade 2 Kyoto Daishoten in early October, but probably needed this outing and will arrive in top form at the Japan Cup.
Eishin Flash defeated great Japanese horses like Victoire Pisa, Rose Kingdom or Rulership when won the derby in 2010, never finished better than 8th in his three appearances at the Japan Cup though, also got beaten by Gold Ship in last year’s Arima Kinen. But the six-year-old colt ended his summer break with a win in the Mainichi Okan (Grade 2) and looked well in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) afterwards. In that race he was hemmed, still managed a third place behind Gentildonna, displayed decent final speed again.
Tosen Jordan finished second in the Japan Cup 2011, also became runner-up half a year later in the Tenno Sho (Spring). But the seven-year-old colt has disappointed in his two only starts this year, came a distant eleventh in the Tenno Sho (Autumn).
Denim and Ruby is the only three-year-old in the field and besides Gentildonna the only filly. Like Gentildonna she is a daugther of Deep Impact. Unraced as a two-year-old she displayed powerful drives down the stretch several times, still need to show a lot more in her first clash with the other gender.
In the above mentioned Kyoto Daishoten Gold Ship finished behind the outsiders Hit The Target, Uncoiled and Admire Rakti. While Hit The Target could not confirm this success in the Tenno Sho (Autumn), Uncoiled became fourth in that race a neck behind Eishin Flash. Stayer Admire Rakti showed a powerful late charge when became runner-up in the Grade 2 Copa Republica Argentina (2500m) recently.
Two of the three foreign horses took part in the Melbourne Cup. Simeon ended on a strong fourth place, he usually runs beyond 3.000 meters. Dunaden past the line far behind him in Australia, he had won the Melbourne Cup and the Hong Kong Vase two years ago, but hasn't shown much since. Ed Dunlop's Joshua Tree just won the Canadian International Stakes for the third time in October, but had been without a chance in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe before.

The Japan Cup is run on the Tokyo Racecourse since 1981. The final straight (Tokyo stretch) of the undulating course has an exceptional length of 525 meters and rises two meters for the first 225 meters.
The last foreign horse that could win the Japan Cup was Alkaased ridden by Frankie Dettori in 2005, his record time 2:22.1 still stands.

Important Japanese races 2012 and 2013:

Pl.
Age Kg Time Dist. Odds







27 October 2013, Tokyo - Tenno Sho (Autumn) Top 10

2000m - 274,960,000 Yen




1. Just a Way 4 58.0 1:57.5   15.5
2. Gentildonna 4 56.0 1:58.2 4 2
3. Eishin Flash 6 58.0 1:58.5 2 4,7
4. Uncoiled (FR) 4 58.0 1:58.6 NK 47
5. Codino 3 56.0 1:58.8 1 1/4 14.9
6. Nakayama Knight 5 58.0 1:59.1 2 86
7. Hit the Target 5 58.0 1:59.2 NK 73
8. Verde Green 5 58.0 1:59.3 3/4 39
9. Fragarach 6 58.0 1:59.5 3/4 182
10. Tokei Halo 4 58.0 1:59.7 1 1/4 4.4







20 October 2013, Kyoto Kikuka Sho (St Leger) - Top 5

3000m - 261,920,000 Yen




1. Epiphaneia 3 57.0 3:05.2   1.6
2. Satono Noblesse 3 57.0 3:06.0 5 19.5
3. Bande (IRE) 3 57.0 3:06.0 NK 11.5
4. Last Impact 3 57.0 3:06.3 2 28
5. K I Chosan 3 57.0 3:06.3 NS 26







23 June 2013, Hanshin - Takarazuka Kinen - Top 5

2200m - 254,560,000 Yen




1. Gold Ship 4 58.0 2:13.2   2.9
2. Danon Ballade 5 58.0 2:13.8 3,5 44
3. Gentildonna 4 56.0 2:13.8 NK 2.4
4. Fenomeno 4 58.0 2:13.9 1/2 3.2
5. Tosen Ra 5 58.0 2:14.2 2 14.2







26 May 2013, Tokyo - Tokyo Yushun (Derby) - Top 10

2400m - 425,290,000 Yen




1. Kizuna 3 57.0 2:24.3   2.9
2. Epiphaneia 3 57.0 2:24.4 1/2 6.1
3. Apollo Sonic (USA) 3 57.0 2:24.6 1 1/4 62
4. Peptide Amazon 3 57.0 2:24.6 NS 110
5. Logotype 3 57.0 2:24.6 NS 3
6. T M Inazuma 3 57.0 2:24.7 3/4 120
7. Lovely Day 3 57.0 2:24.7 NK 2.38
8. Tamamo Best Play 3 57.0 2:24.7 NS 65
9. Codino 3 57.0 2:24.8 1/2 7,6
10. Flamme de Gloire 3 57.0 2:24.8 HD 77







28 April 2013, Kyoto - Tenno Sho (Spring) Top 5

3200m - 256,660,000 Yen




1. Fenomeno 4 58.0 3:14.2   6.2
2. Tosen Ra 5 58.0 3:14.4 1 1/4 13.6
3. Red Cadeaux (GB) 7 58.0 3:14.7 2 29
4. Admire Rakti 5 58.0 3:15.0 1 3/4 22
5. Gold Ship 4 58.0 3:15.1 NK 1.3







14 April 2013, Nakayama -  Satsuki Sho (2000 Guineas) - Top 5
2000m - 225,260,000 Yen




1. Logotype 3 57.0 1:58.0   3.7
2. Epiphaneia 3 57.0 1:58.1 1/2 3.9
3. Codino 3 57.0 1:58.3 1 1/4 4.4
4. Camino Tassajara 3 57.0 1:58.5 1 1/4 7
5. Tamamo Best Play 3 57.0 1:58.5 NK 26







2012












23 December 2012, Nakayama - Arima Kinen - Top 5

2500m - 384,920,000 Yen




1. Gold Ship 3 55.0 2:31.9   2.7
2. Ocean Blue 4 57.0 2:32.1 1 1/2 28
3. Rulership 5 57.0 2:32.2 NK 3.7
4. Eishin Flash 5 57.0 2:32.4 1 1/2 10
5. Sky Dignity 3 55.0 2:32.5 1/2 17







25 November 2012, Tokyo - Japan Cup

2400m - 481,100,000 Yen




1. Gentildonna 3 53.0 2:23.1   6.6
2. Orfevre 4 57.0 2:23.1 NS 2
3. Rulership 5 57.0 2:23.5 2 1/2 5.4
4. Dark Shadow 5 57.0 2:23.5 HD 19
5. Fenomeno 3 55.0 2:23.9 2 1/2 8
6. Tosen Jordan 6 57.0 2:23.9 HD 56
7. Beat Black 5 57.0 2:24.0 3/4 43
8. Red Cadeaux(GB) 6 57.0 2:24.1 NK 152
9. Eishin Flash 5 57.0 2:24.1 NK 14
10. Jaguar Mail 8 57.0 2:24.3 1 1/4 66
11. Jakkalberry (IRE) 6 57.0 2:24.5 1 1/4 159
12. Mount Athos (IRE) 5 57.0 2:24.6 3/4 89
13. Solemia (IRE) 4 55.0 2:24.7 1/2 23
14. Oken Bruce Lee 7 57.0 2:24.9 1 1/4 208
15. Meisho Kampaku 5 57.0 2:25.0 1/2 154
16. Rose Kingdom 5 57.0 2:25.4 2 1/2 48
17. Sri Putra (GB) 6 57.0 2:27.7 DS 200







28 October 2012, Tokyo - Tenno Sho (Autumn) - Top 5

2000m - 256,720,000 Yen




1. Eishin Flash 5 58.0 1:57.3   16.6
2. Fenomeno 3 56.0 1:57.4 1/2 3.4
3. Rulership 5 58.0 1:57.6 1 1/4 4.5
4. Dark Shadow 5 58.0 1:57.7 3/4 5.3
5. Curren Black Hill 3 56.0 1:57.7 HD 4.7














21 October 2012 Kyoto - Kikuka Sho (St Leger) - Top 5

3000m - 268,960,000 Yen




1. Gold Ship 3 57.0 3:02.9   1.4
2. Sky Dignity 3 57.0 3:03.2 1 3/4 22
3. Yuki Soldier 3 57.0 3:03.5 2 25
4. Veiled Impact 3 57.0 3:03.5 HD 42
5. Lanikai Tsuyoshi 3 57.0 3:03.6 1/2 46







24 June 2012, Hanshin - Takarazuka Kinen - Top 5

2200m - 256,120,000 Yen




1. Orfevre 4 58.0 2:10.9   3.2
2. Rulership 5 58.0 2:11.2 2 4.4
3. Shonan Mighty 4 58.0 2:11.4 1 1/4 9
4. Win Variation 4 58.0 2:11.7 2 8
5. Mount Shasta 3 53.0 2:11.7 NS 50







27 May 2012, Tokyo - Tokyo Yushun (Derby) - Top 5

2400m - 339,300,000 Yen




1. Deep Brillante 3 57.0 2:23.8   8.5
2. Fenomeno 3 57.0 2:23.8 NS 14.6
3. Tosen Homareboshi 3 57.0 2:23.9 3/4 15
4. World Ace 3 57.0 2:24.0 NK 2.5
5. Gold Ship 3 57.0 2:24.0 NK 3.1







29 April 2012, Kyoto - Tenno Sho (Spring)

3200m - 256,780,000 Yen




1. Beat Black 5 58.0 3:13.8   160
2. Tosen Jordan 6 58.0 3:14.5 4 10
3. Win Variation 4 58.0 3:14.8 2 10
4. Jaguar Mail 8 58.0 3:14.9 NK 63
5. Gustave Cry 4 58.0 3:15.1 1 1/2 15
6. Universal Bank 4 58.0 3:15.3 1 1/4 133
7. Golden Hind 6 58.0 3:15.3 NS 85
8. Tokai Trick 10 58.0 3:15.4 1/2 311
9. Namura Crescent 7 58.0 3:15.6 1 1/2 60
10. Tokai Paradise 5 58.0 3:15.6 NK 260
11. Hiruno d'Amour 5 58.0 3:15.6 NS 23
12. Orfevre 4 58.0 3:15.6 DH 1.3
13. Fateful War 4 58.0 3:15.7 NK 112
14. Cosmo Robin 4 58.0 3:15.7 NK 162
15. Rose Kingdom 5 58.0 3:15.9 1 45
16. Keiai Dosojin 6 58.0 3:16.4 3 123
17. Monte Kris S 7 58.0 3:16.5 1/2 345
18. Cresco Grand 4 58.0 3:18.6 DS 54







15 April 2012, Nakayama -  Satsuki Sho (2000 Guineas) - Top 5
2000m - 232,290,000 Yen




1. Gold Ship 3 57.0 2:01.3   7.1
2. World Ace 3 57.0 2:01.7 2 1/2 3.2
3. Deep Brillante 3 57.0 2:01.8 3/4 6.2
4. Cosmo Ozora 3 57.0 2:01.8 NS 18.5
5. Grandezza 3 57.0 2:02.0 1 1/4 3.1

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