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Japan Likely To Send Three-Pronged Arc Attack
Meanwhile, after Japanese thoroughbred fans endured the frustration of two consecutive runner-up finishes by brilliant galloper Orfevre in the past two renewals of the Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the country's efforts to snare their first Arc are ramping up with less than two months until the 2014 spectacular. With a further two runner-up finishes in 1999 (El Condor Pasa) and 2010 (Nakayama Festa), the land of the rising sun will attempt to get the proverbial monkey off its back in 2014 by sending three possible runners. They include reigning global high-weight Just A Way, last season's top 3YO Gold Ship, and exciting 3YO filly Harp Star, a Deep Impact daughter who will become the first female from Japan to compete in the European weight-for-age championship should she run.