Victoire Pisa Wins World Cup for Japan

Victoire Pisa Wins World Cup for Japan
Photo: Kate Hunter/Eclipse Sportswire

The 2011 edition of the Dubal World Cup ended up being a showcase for Japan as horses from that ailing country took the top two spots with Victoire Pisa and Transcend.

Transcent went straight to the front over a tiring Tapeta surface at Maydan with eventual winner Victoire Pisa sitting back in last before launching an agressive wide early move under Mirco Demuro.

The streaking Japanese duo battled through the lane with Victorie Pisa edging a game Transcend.

Monterosso did the home team proud in a solid show finish for Godolphin.

Cape Blanco grabbed the 4th spot and was followed by Gio Ponti, Gitano Hernando, Musir, Beuna Vista, Twice Over, Prince Bishop, Golden Sword, Richard's Kid, Fly Down, and Poet's Voice.

It was a roughly run race with a pedestrian pace. The final time for the 2,000 meter race was a slow 2:05.94. Fly Down found early trouble and some others were compromised as well, including post time favorite Twice Over.

Top Stories

Pari-mutuel betting on Saturday’s Preakness Stakes...
Baltimore He did not use a term like overlay or ba...
Baltimore The footnotes from the Kentucky Derby we...
Baltimore  Trainer Tim Yakteen’s life dramatically...
The Preakness Stakes is often considered a chalky...
x