Take carried the torch in Ritto City, watched by around 200 spectators, as it continued its route to the capital for the Games which will start on July 23.
Tokyo Yushun principals flash past together but 11-1 shot gets the nod over odds-on favourite.
Japan’s leading female rider will carry the flame during its passage from the cities of Kiyose to Fuchu on July 14.
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.
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.
Star colt Contrail is sure to start hot favourite for Sunday’s Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), the world’s most valuable Classic, where he bids to confirm superiority over arch-rival Salios.
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.