Training Report of Foreign Entries
Japan Autumn International
The 37th Japan Cup (G1)
November 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
<At Tokyo Racecourse>
Going: Firm (turf course), Standard (dirt course)
Boom Time (AUS, H6, bay)
- walked 1/4 lap, cantered ~ galloped in stretch (turf course)
(exercised from 7:32 to 7:47, ridden by Dara O’Meachair)
“We had him do a good gallop, strong in the last 600 meters on the turf course, to tune him up mentally more than physically this morning. He was happy and bright and our rider says he’s getting better by the day. He always has his last blow-out five days before the race.
He’s a very tough horse—he’s handled the Caulfield Cup, the Melbourne Cup and the long trip coming here very well.
The turf seems very good and will suit this horse.
His best distance is 2,400 meters. He likes to sit just off the pace so we would prefer an inside draw.
He’ll do two laps of light work on the dirt track tomorrow.”
(comments taken from assistant trainer Gary Fennessy)
Guignol (GER, H5, dark bay or brown)
-jogged 1/4 lap, cantered 3/4 lap (dirt course)
(exercised from 8:07 to 8:17, ridden by Michael Cadeddu)
“He just did a light canter this morning because we wanted him to get accustomed to the new atmosphere and didn’t want to stress him. He was very alert and busy looking around at first but is gradually getting used to it here.
From our stables, Ivanhowe and Ito have participated in the Japan Cup in the past. The Japan Cup has always been a potential race for us so when we were invited, we accepted immediately.
The Tokyo course, especially because it is left-handed, will suit our horse very well.
Tomorrow morning his workout will be the same, or may be a little bit stronger than today.”
(comments taken from assistant trainer Michael Cadeddu)
Iquitos (GER, H5, bay)
- jogged 1/4 lap, cantered 3/4 lap (dirt course)
(exercised from 8:07 to 8:17, ridden by Simone Harnischmacher)
“At the quarantine center, we concentrated on maintaining his condition so we didn’t ask him to do any strong work. He seems to have adjusted well to the atmosphere here and I’m happy with how he moved this morning.
In last year’s race he was trapped inside horses which was disappointing but now he’s a year older and more mature, and he always gives his best in every race so we’re looking forward to Sunday.
The trainer will decide after he arrives when we will gallop him. In the meantime, he will do more or less the same kind of work as he did this morning.”
(comments taken from assistant trainer Janina Reese)