The Japan Cup
Thanks To: Mr. DWA
From: Tomohisa Sakata (
Subject: Re: Japanese horse-racing and JAPAN CUP
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 19:04:51 GMT

 In Article <01bbd6aa$2211d900$c7b11bca@1001452364>
   "DWA"  wrote:
>> Saintly should win.
> I agree.  I don't want to read too much into the formline involving Oscar
> Schindler but even still, Saintly was very impressive, he's at the top of
> his form, Australian and New Zealand horses tend to run well here whereas
> European horses tend not to.  If Helisio wins he really is as good as
> everyone is saying.  (Apparently he's rated up with Dancing Brave.)  If
> anything else wins (apart from the Japanese horses who I know nothing
> about) then I give up.  (Maybe!)

  Ooh, exciting :-)! The only possible Japanese winner is called Bubble
Gum Fellow, who is a son of Sunday Silence. He could be the best horse
that Sunday ever made. He won the Emperor Cup the other day, for the
(almost) first time in the Japanese racing history as a 3 year old colt .

  Living in Canada, I don't get to see the racing in japan, but
hearing the news from there all the time. Just for fun, here's what
Japanese people are talking about the contenders in this year's
Japan Cup :-).


--- Foreign Horses -------------------
Name (spell?)	      condition
Awad			A+
Helisio			A
Sings Peel?		B
Strategic Choice	C
Saintly			A
Flag Down?		B
Pentire?		A

--- Japanese Horses -------------------
Name (spell?)	        Ratings
Kanetsu Cross		C   Never won G1 race
Gogo-Z			C   Never won G1 race
Sakura Keizan-O	C   Never won G1 race
Taiki Fortune		C   Miler?
Dance Partner		B   Excellent Mare (by Sunday Silence)
Bubble Gum Fellow	A   No experience in 2400m so far
Hishi Natally		C   Female? Never won G1 race
Fabulous Raphine	C   Miler?
Yusensho		C   Never won G1 race

   Tomohisa Sakata   (Vancouver)