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November 25, 2022


Training Report of Foreign Entries
Japan Autumn International
The 42nd Japan Cup (G1)

November 25, 2022 (Friday)

<At Tokyo Racecourse>

Weather: Fine
Going: Good (dirt course)


Grand Glory (GB, M6, bay)

- walked 1/4 lap, cantered 3/4 lap right-handed on dirt course
(exercised from 8:02 to 8:12, ridden by Anais Dumont)

“She did a light canter this morning, just to loosen up. She is getting more and more focused, has a shiny coat and is in better condition than last year. We were able to carefully check the saddling area and paddock. I think it’ll be a great race since the draw (no.5) will enable her to sit in a good mid-pack position. We will canter her tomorrow.”

(comments taken from Gianluca Bietolini)

Onesto (IRE, C3, chestnut)

- jogged 1/2 lap right-handed, cantered 3/4 lap left-handed on dirt course
(exercised from 7:38 to 7:49, ridden by Gregory Defrel)

“We just let him stretch his legs this morning and his tuning up is going as planned. He will do the same kind of exercise tomorrow. It is always important to check things beforehand at large race courses like this, and we were able to school the colt at the saddling area and paddock. He was a bit attentive but it went well. Since he’s not such a good starter, we had hoped for a wider draw than no. 2 but I think it will work out.”

(comments taken from Fabrice Chappet)

Simca Mille (IRE, C3, chestnut)

- jogged 1/2 lap right-handed, cantered 3/4 lap left-handed on dirt course
(exercised from 7:38 to 7:49, ridden by Gregory Benoist)

“We kept things light for him this morning since he did some fast work yesterday. Afterwards, we schooled him at the saddling area and the paddock. The colt was a bit nervous but he’s always like this before races back home so we’re not worried. Considering the probable race development, I think stall no.1 is a suitable draw. He will canter as always tomorrow.”

(comments taken from Stephane Wattel)

“He has recovered from yesterday’s training well and felt good this morning. I think we drew a good position (no.1) and since he’s very easy to ride, he’ll be able to respond in any kind of race development.”

(comments taken from Gregory Benoist)

Tunnes (GER, C3, chestnut)

- cantered 1 lap, galloped 1/4 lap on dirt course
(exercised from 7:51 to 7:59, ridden by Bauyrzhan Murzabayev)

“He cantered and then galloped in the stretch. The horse was enjoying it and I’m happy with his form. He was calm going to the saddling area and the paddock. I’m happy with the draw (no.7) and I have a feeling the race development will suit our colt. We plan to keep things light and let him jog tomorrow.”

(comments taken from Peter Schiergen)

“He did some faster work this morning and he felt better than yesterday. All is well and going smoothly.”

(comments taken from Bauyrzhan Murzabayev)