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Japan Cup 2006

Japanese Triple Crown winner and superstar Deep Impact scored an emphatic win in the 2006 Japan Cup with a superb victory in Tokyo.

Deep Impact, racing in front of 113,552 racegoers, won by two lengths from Dream Passport, with globetrotting mare Ouija Board a further half a length back in third.

Deep Impact, ridden by Yutaka Take, was cruising in the rear for a large part of the race as Cosmo Bulk led them along. Take asked Deep Impact to move up just before they turned into the straight and Japan’s favourite horse went around the leaders, was briefly bumped, quickly got into overdrive and then simply galloped to victory with an outstandingly composed performance worthy of a superstar.

Ouija Board was closing on Dream Passport at the post but there was no doubt about the quality of the race and the victor.

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