The Japan Cup(G1)

Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:51 pm

Lemaire has been riding very well, so his presence on Rey de Oro is a plus for me. I'm really rooting for KB, but this is a stacked field. I wouldn't be surprised to see any one of six or seven entrants take this race.
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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby Northport » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:42 pm

I am guessing that that barrier draw screencap came from a fan site, as everyone's last name is listed, except Yutaka Take, aka "Legend".

The title does fit him, though!
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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:57 pm

LOL yes it was a translation on twitter... :lol:

Here's the actual original FWIW:
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And pre-race media seems to be focusing on Rey de Oro vs Kitasan Black / Lemaire vs Take showdown, definitely.
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Sports Graphic Number Web Feature
Yutaka Take and Christophe Lemaire
KITASAN BLACK or REY DE ORO? #JapanCup
Looking good @christo68914587
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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:03 am

Meanwhile, Cheval Grand will have Hugh Bowman (Aus) on board & has reportedly been training very well... could sneak in with a chance... *if* he can overcome the inside post???

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Hugh Bowman and CHEVAL GRAND (left) got to know each other uphill on the chip at Ritto ahead of the Japan Cup #theearthwillrumble https://t.co/bZ9gMScJmo

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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby tachyon » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:21 am

-- Barrier Draw
http://japanracing.jp/_news2017/171124.html


TOKYO 11R
THE JAPAN CUP(G1)

November 26, 2017, 2400m, Turf, Post time 15:40
INT DSN, Special Weight, 3-Year-Olds & Up, Open Class, Value of race: 575,220,000 Yen

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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby tachyon » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:32 am

-- Japan Cup photo paddock

Kitasan Black(JPN)(Black Tide) H5
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Rey de Oro(JPN)(King Kamehameha) C3
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Satono Crown(JPN)(Marju) H5
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Makahiki(JPN)(Deep Impact) C4
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Cheval Grand(JPN)(Heart's Cry) H5
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Soul Stirring(JPN)(Frankel) F3
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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby tachyon » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:44 am

Rainbow Line(JPN)(Stay Gold) C4
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Sciacchetra(JPN)(Manhattan Cafe) C4
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Yamakatsu Ace(JPN)(King Kamehameha) H5
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Sounds of Earth(JPN)(Neo Universe) H6
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One and Only(JPN)(Heart's Cry) H6
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Last Impact(JPN)(Deep Impact) H7
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Decipher(JPN)(Deep Impact) H8
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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby tachyon » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:54 am

Boom Time(AUS)(Flying Spur) H6
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Idaho(IRE)(Galileo) C4
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Iquitos(GER)(Adlerflug) H5
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Guignol(GER)(Cape Cross) H5
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encore.. ;)
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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:34 pm

The Japanese horses are all so lean, with a greyhound look. But Makahiki takes that to the extreme, with his really deep shoulder/chest tapering up to a wasp waist. :shock:
I know that the Japanese haven't actually created a new breed of TB, but they sure look different. I presume that, along with breeding for a less muscular type, they also employ different training and feeding regimens from what we might see here in the US.
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Re: The Japan Cup(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:44 pm

I was actually going to comment that I think that's the best Makahiki has looked in awhile... :lol:

Sciacchetra has matured very nicely, too, now he's a four-year-old. So excited for this race, on paper it's so competitive with so many of them having a legit shot at winning. Can't wait!!
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