Dangerous Midge to Miss 2010 Japan Cup

November 15th, 2010

Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Dangerous Midge is set to bypass the 2010 Japan Cup, the British galloper to be aimed at races in Dubai instead.

The Brian Meehan-trained Dangerous Midge was one of 10 horses that had accepted invitations to the Japan Cup as of November 2, along with the likes of yesterday’s Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup winner Snow Fairy.

However connections are now targeting either the Dubai World Cup or the Sheema Classic at Meydan in March instead of the Japan Cup on November 28 at Tokyo.

Meehan stated on his website that they would like to make the trip to Japan next November and that he and owner Iraj Parvizi were very grateful to the Japan Racing Association.

Meanwhile, Ed Dunlop’s dual Oaks winner Snow Fairy claimed a classy four length win in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth Commemorative Cup at Kyoto racecourse in Japan over the weekend.

A decision on whether the filly will back up in a fortnight by running in the Japan Cup will be made by her owners Anamoine Limited early this week.

“If we don’t run in the Japan Cup this year, we will certainly consider coming next year,” Dunlop said.

Anamoine Limited representative Patrick Cooper added, “It would be a great honour to be able to run her in the Japan Cup.”

The Japan Cup field is due to be released next week as will the online betting markets on the world’s richest turf race.

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