Almond Eye will have the final start of her record-breaking career in the Japan Cup in a monstrous clash with Contrail and Daring Tact.
The male and female winners of Japan’s Triple Crown races are to face off after the Japan Cup was confirmed as the next target for Contrail.
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The jockey shed a few tears on Sunday as the brilliant racemare notched her eighth G1 success in the Tenno Sho (Autumn).
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced 162 nominations including 61 G1 winners from 10 different countries for its December showpiece.
Autumn running plans for the likes of Contrail, Almond Eye and dirt star Mozu Ascot, who is being aimed at the Breeders’ Cup.
More than 1.4m racing fans have voted in a ballot to select runners for the ‘All-Star’ Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin.
Japan’s superstar racemare Almond Eye had to settle for second place after a slow start in the Yasuda Kinen, which was won by Gran Alegria.