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Japanese Settle In Well

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015

Japanese horses Fame Game and Hokko Brave, the first international carnival contenders to arrive in Australia on Saturday night, have settled in well according to Racing Victoria's international recruitment officer Leigh Jordan. Fame Game and Hokko Brave will run first-up in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) on 17 October, before attempting to become the first Japanese winner of the Melbourne Cup since Delta Blue and Pop Rock quinellaed the race in 2006. "This morning [Monday] Hokko Brave went out on the track and just walked a couple of laps, while Fame Game stayed in; they just wanted to give him an extra day," Jordan told Melbourne's Radio Sport National yesterday. "Both camps are very happy, I think they've got through the trip pretty well." He added: "The Caulfield Cup is their first-up run which has been a fairly traditional pathway for the Japanese in the past. The Caulfield Cup is a high profile race in Japan and they are looking forward to it." The next batch of internationals, including boom Singapore colt Super One and fellow Melbourne Cup contenders Red Cadeaux and Trip To Paris, arrive on Saturday.

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