Superstar mare’s desperate late lunge fails by a head as Classic-placed five-year-old gains shock G1 success.
Superstar mare recorded bounded away to win by four lengths in Victoria Mile at Tokyo racecourse.
February Stakes success completes four-timer at four-timer at Tokyo racecourse for Japan’s champion jockey Christophe Lemaire
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.
In pure quality terms the best race of the weekend is probably in Japan as superstar racemare Almond Eye takes on a top-class field in the Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo.
Daring Tact keep her unbeaten record intact with a spectacular victory in the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), the second leg of the fillies’ Triple Crown.
Japan’s number one racehorse returned to action with a superb performance on her seasonal debut in the G1 Victoria Mile.
The 29-1 outsider Lauda Sion swept past front-running favourite Resistencia to claim Sunday’s Japanese G1 highlight, the NHK Mile Cup.