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Sahpresa set for return to Land of the Rising Sun

Updated: Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010 23:21

Rod Collet's charge is returning to Japan
Rod Collet's charge is returning to Japan

Sahpresa is on course for another trip to the Far East after landing Saturday's Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket for the second year in succession.

Rod Collet's star mare ploughed through the testing conditions to record another impressive success in the Group One contest and the Mile Championship at Kyoto in Japan, in which she was third last year, is on the agenda again.

‘She's perfect and came out of the race very well,’ said Collet.

‘It was a good performance. You have to have a good horse to win a race like that and she has done it twice.

‘She was very impressive, maybe even more than last year I think.

‘A lot of the horses didn't like the soft ground but it was the same for all of them and I think our mare is mature now, so she could handle it.

‘She's been invited to go back to Japan now and she will go there as she ran very well last year.’

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