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Gentildonna in search of another Japan Cup

 

Ryan Moore's mount Gentildonna has been identified as the horse to beat in Sunday's Japan Cup - by connections of all three European-trained horses trying to land the huge prize this weekend at Tokyo racecourse.


Moore, who partnered Sunday's rival Joshua Tree to win the Canadian International on his most recent start, is replaced by Johnny Murtagh on the six-year-old, and joined by French-trained Dunaden and Ireland's Simenon in the 33rd running of the 521 million yen (£3.23m) contest.


Gentildonna, 2-1 joint favourite alongside Gold Ship with Paddy Power, is bidding to become the first repeat winner of Japan's richest race, having scored under Yasunari Iwata in 2012, when she also landed the fillies' Triple Crown.


After watching Simenon stretch his legs on Thursday morning, Emmet Mullins was in no doubt about who would be the toughest nut to crack in a race won by visitors only once in the last decade via Alkaased in 2005. 

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ILTR- How can you not cheer for a blue collared horse like Simonen. Ya he is way over matched in here, especially vs the local horses. But I love horses like this.
I really like Simenon and Joshua Tree both, but IMO Simenon is outclassed here taking on the best of Japan's middle distance brigade on their home turf and the PP draw absolutely killed any chance that Joshua Tree might've had to get a piece. Gentildonna's definitely a talented filly, but she's no Buena Vista. Can't see her winning back to back Japan Cup's, and frankly I thought she lucky to have nosed out Orfevre in last year's renewal. I think Gold Ship or Eishin Flash, who's been racing really well of late, are the horses to beat in this year's renewal. JMO.
Love seeing Moore on Gentildonna. He is the hottest jockey on the planet right now
The filly will be super tough as will Gold Ship. But I am rooting for Simonen.

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