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Reviewing the Japan Cup

Buena Vista, a two-time visitor to Dubai, earned her rightfully deserved win in Sunday’s Japan Cup.  Watch the replay below.  2011 Dubai World Cup winner Victoire Pisa, making his first start since the emotional victory, did very little running and finished 13th of 16.

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  1. Buena Vista hadn’t looked quite her best in her previous couple start’s prior to the G1 Japan Cup. But once again, this great race-mare proved that when she’s at the top of her game, she’s still one of the best middle distance turf horses in the world!! After that DISGRACEFUL disqualification of her in last year’s Japan Cup, there could’ve been no deserving a winner of the race this year than Buena Vista, IMO. She’s supposed to race in the G1 Arima Kinen on Christmas day, which many think will be the final start of her career. She’s slated to face Orfevre, the Japanese Triple Crown winner from this season. Honestly, I was hopeful that Buena Vista would come back to Dubai one more time. But to take another crack at the G1 Sheema Classic. Not the G1 Dubai World Cup. If not for a career best turned in by Dar Re Mi in the 2010 Sheema Classic, Buena Vista would’ve won that race. I just think the 1-1/2 on the turf of the Sheema Classic suites her a lot better than the 1-1/4 on the tapeta in the Dubai World Cup does. JMO.

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