2015 News

November 24, 2015


Training Report of Foreign Entries
Japan Autumn International
The 35th Japan Cup (G1)

November 24, 2015 (Tuesday)

<At Tokyo Racecourse>

Weather: Cloudy
Going: Good (dirt course)


Erupt (IRE, C3, by bay)

- jogged 1/2 lap, cantered lightly 3/4 lap, walked, jogged 1/4 lap, cantered strongly 3/4 lap, walked, jogged 3/4 lap (dirt course)
(exercised from 7:31 to 7:53, ridden by Aurelien Bellei)

“The transportation went well and he’s in good condition. His tuning up is going smoothly and as planned up to now. Tomorrow he will do some fast work on the grass. The grass seems to be in good condition and it would be better for the horse if the turf is dry.”

(comments taken from Anthony David)

Ito (GER, C4, bay)

- jogged 1/2 lap, cantered 1/2 lap, walked 200 meters (dirt course)
(exercised from 7:31 to 7:41, ridden by Rene Piechulek)

“He looks like he’s adjusted to the atmosphere here and his work is going well. We will do a light canter tomorrow, and from there on, the trainer will decide after he sees the horse.
In his races he is always up front setting the pace, but it’s not because the jockey asks him to. It’s because he likes it there.”

(comments taken from Rene Piechulek)

Nightflower (IRE, F3, chestnut)

- jogged 1/4 lap, cantered 1 lap (dirt course)
(exercised from 7:31 to 7:41, ridden by Ilke Hildebrand)

“Her training at Shiroi went well and her condition is very good. She’s a tough and masculine filly but good natured.
She was a bit tense entering the course this morning but she’ll adjust to her new surroundings quickly so I’m not worried. Her workload tomorrow will be about the same as today.”


(comments taken from Ilke Hildebrand)

The following horse entered in the 35th Japan Cup was transported to Tokyo Racecourse, leaving the Horse Racing School quarantine facilities in Shiroi at 11:20 and arriving at the international stables at 13:10. Comments taken from the connections upon arrival are as follows:

Trip To Paris (IRE, G4, bay)

“His trip over was good and he’s put back on quite some weight so we’ll have to put some work into him.
We’ll be walking on the grass today to see what the track is like and hopefully do some canter tomorrow then a little more stronger work on Thursday (on turf).
The jockey won’t be riding him until the race and Mr. Dunlop is due to fly in on Friday.”


(comments taken from Robin Trevor-Jones)

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