After being first past the post in the 2010 Japan Cup (G1) and placed second by disqualification, Buena Vista struggled with the short stretch in Nakayama and came up just short in the Arima Kinen (G1). Victoire Pisa took a controlling interest after a slow early gallop and held off the hard-charging mare who galloped well past the winner just after the post. While a March start in the Dubai Sheema Classic is far from confirmed, her continual gutsy efforts would make Buena Vista a confirmed favorite in the event. However, some are even discussing the possibility of a Dubai World Cup (G1) appearance which would make the world’s richest race one of the most anticipated in its history. Time will tell, but the excitement is building, even in late December.
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