Training Report of Foreign Entries
Japan Autumn International
The 38th Japan Cup (G1)
November 23, 2018 (Friday)
<At Tokyo Racecourse>
Going: Firm (turf course), Standard (dirt course)
Capri (IRE, C4, Gray)
- jogged 6 min. in exercise arena, walked, jogged 1/2 lap, cantered and breezed in stretch 1 lap, walked, jogged 1/2 lap (dirt course)
(exercised from 7:35 to 8:00, ridden by Kevin Tobin)
“He’s improving by the day, he’s settled in well and his movements this morning were very good. He really likes the surface, he was good yesterday as well and that’s Capri, he has big beautiful strides and I’m pleased with him.
Regarding the draw, it is what it is and I’m sure Aidan and Ryan will have a plan. I’ve heard that a lot of the Japan Cup winners have come from hind numbers so we’re not worried.
We’re going to take him out on the dirt tomorrow morning and do the same kind of work as today.”
(comments taken from Patrick Keating)
Thundering Blue (USA, G5, Gray)
- walked, jogged 11 min. in exercise arena, walked 1/2 lap, cantered and galloped in stretch 1 lap (turf course)
(exercised from 7:35 to 8:04, ridden by Kim Johnstone)
“I’m absolutely delighted with him today. Compared to yesterday, he was much more focused, and his strides were longer so he’s definitely accustomed to his new surroundings now and I’m thrilled.
Regarding tactics and the draw, I will leave it up to Fran who knows the horse really well.
Tomorrow morning we’ll just take him out for a light exercise—just to let him stretch his legs.”
(comments taken from David Menuisier)