Foreign contenders arrive in Japan, prepare for Japan Cup (G1)
Nightflower (left), Iquitos (right)
Three foreign runners in this year's Japan Cup – France-trained Erupt and Germany-trained Iquitos and Nightflower – arrived in Japan safely on the night of Nov. 16 and have settled in at the Quarantine Stable at the JRA Horseracing School.
The trio of 4-year-olds underwent light training on Nov. 17, with Erupt walking around the track for a mile before galloping for about 1,000 meters. Iquitos and Nightflower trained together, trotting the track for about 2,600 meters before walking for several hundred meters.
Comments after the workout on Nov. 17 are as follows:
* Eript (comments by groom, Aurelien Bellei):
* Iquitos (comments by assistant trainer, Sonja Gemballa-Ferguson):
* Nightflower (comments by assistant trainer, Patrick Gibson):