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Danedream touches down in Japan

Updated: Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 16:34

Danedream was an emphatic winner of last month's Arc
Danedream was an emphatic winner of last month's Arc

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream has arrived in the Far East ahead of her tilt at the Japan Cup.

Fresh from collecting the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly award this week, the Peter Schiergen-trained three-time Group One winner will attempt to add to her haul on 27 November.

Her win at Longchamp came as a surprise to many but the fact she was supplemented at a cost of €100,000 and broke the track record suggests connections knew exactly what they were dealing with.

"It was a long haul, but she looks fine. Tomorrow we'll take her out in the round ring and just let her loosen up," Schiergen's assistant Ilke Hildebrand told www.japanracing.jp.

"We plan to do some fast work once before the race, but haven't decided just when."

Big-race jockey Andrasch Starke had earlier outlined his hopes of landing the 12-furlong contest.

He said: "The Japan Cup is a tough race, she has had a hard year and anything on top of the Arc would be a bonus.

"But this horse surprises me all the time. She doesn't show you anything in her work but she is a tremendous filly and if she is in the same form, and I think she will be, then we are in with a real chance."

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