Training Report of Foreign Entries
Japan Cup (G1)
November 26, 2011 (Saturday)
<At Tokyo Racecourse>
Weather: Fine Going: Standard (dirt course)
Sarah Lynx (IRE, F4, bay)
- walked, jogged 1/4 lap, walked (3 min.), cantered lightly 3/4 lap, on dirt course
(exercised from 6:49 AM to 7:10 AM, ridden by Kate Bradley)
"I'm very happy with her condition and how she's been prepared for the race. Tomorrow, she'll do a slow jog on the track. Depending on how she pulls up from the Japan Cup, we might take her to Hong Kong."
(comments taken from John Hammond)
Shareta (IRE, F3, bay)
- walked 1/2 lap, cantered 3/4 lap, walked 1/4 lap on dirt course
(exercised from 6:49 AM to 7:02 AM, ridden by Jeremy Lobel)
"She has lost a bit of weight since she was in France, but it doesn't surprise me at all since she's traveled a long way. Anyway her condition is improving. She prefers a fast track and the long stretch here will suit her. She can handle any kind of pace, so I'm going to let our jockey ride her the way he thinks fit."
(comments taken from Alain de Royer-Dupre)
Danedream (GER, F3, bay)
- jogged 1/2 lap, cantered 3/4 lap, walked 1/4 lap, on dirt course
(exercised from 6:49 AM to 7:02 AM, ridden by Cynthia Atasoy)
"Her condition is great and I think she looks good. I'm not worried about anything. It looks like the weather is going to be fine tomorrow, which means the turf will be in good condition, so we're all looking forward to the race. I'm aware that there will be an enormous crowd tomorrow, but it won't affect our filly. She really hates to lose so she'll probably show us a strong performance. We'll hand walk her around the stables tomorrow."
(comments taken from Peter Schiergen)
Mission Approved (USA, H7, bay)
- walked 1-1/2 lap on dirt course
(exercised from 6:18 AM to 6:43 AM, ridden by Jose Espinoza)
"He's in great condition and I'm happy with him. Our horse likes a firm track, so if the weather stays the same tomorrow, I think we have a good chance. We've done everything that has to be done, so we'll just hope for the best."
(comments taken from Naipaul Chatterpaul)
"He felt very good this morning. He's relaxed and happy—maybe happier than in the U.S. The course here is wide and beautiful. I have to study about the horses we're against before forming a strategy, but we'll probably be near the front."
(comments taken from Jose Espinoza)