DUAL Classic winner Gold Ship (Naosuke
Sugai/Hiroyuki Uchida) came out much the best in a major clash of
Japan's foremost Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe contenders in the Takarazuka
Despite not looking an easy ride for much of the
journey, the grey four-year-old son of Stay Gold powered down the straight to score by
three and a half lengths over outsider Danon Ballade, who edged Japan
Cup winner Gentildonna for second.