Jakkalberry Ready for 2012 Japan Cup

November 21, 2012

Jakkalberry Ready for 2012 Japan Cup

Aussie-owned, British-trained stayer Jakkalberry is gearing up for their latest international assignment with the stallion set to back up from their eye-catching third in the Melbourne Cup in this Sunday’s Japan Cup 2012 at Tokyo Racecourse.

Prepared by Marco Botti at Newmarket in England the Storming Home seven-year-old, winner of the American St. Leger Stakes back in August, travelled down under for the first time this spring for a two run campaign.

Their first effort was a disappointing 13th in the Caulfield Cup but they improved greatly when stepping up to the two miles of the world’s richest handicap on November 6, Jakkalberry overcoming barrier 19 to run a brave third to Green Moon in the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington.

Now they will race in another six million dollar handicap with the Grade 1 Japan Cup (2400m) in their sights and Botti is confident they will be competitive again despite going back down to the mile and a half.

“We’re very pleased with his condition. According to the lads this morning, they have got to Tokyo and he seems well and fresh and ready to go again,” Botti told At The Races.

“It was obviously a good performance in the Melbourne Cup. He finished well and we were very pleased.

“It was a wonderful experience and a great atmosphere (in Australia).

“He’s a tough horse and we are looking forward to the Japan Cup on Sunday.

“The opposition is very tough and the Japanese horses are top-class.

“It’s going to be very competitive but coming back to a mile and a half I don’t think is going to be a problem and the ground will be fine.”

Jakkalberry was an $80 roughie in the Melbourne Cup markets when third but punters won’t find them at that sort of price again on Sunday.

In the 17-horse Japan Cup betting market Jakkalberry pays around $16 with odds led by Orfevre who was just nudged out of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory in France last start.

Should all go to plan Botti will send Jakkalberry home after Sunday’s showdown for a short rest before heading to Dubai in March for World Cup Night.

“He owes us nothing whatever he does,” Botti said.

“After this we want to give him a nice break and prepare him to campaign in Dubai.”

Our No. 1 recommended online bookie bookmaker.com.au will be releasing their Japan Cup odds shortly so make sure you sign-up with this 100 percent Australian-owned and operated sportsbook to access the best local and international horse racing odds!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results:...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

Annabel Neasham‘s scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki returned to...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Horse Racing Today

Winx Guineas 2022 Results: Maj...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Filly Startantes Powers Through To Win

Rob Heathcote’s special little filly Startantes was enormous late, breaking a...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival comes to a close today, Saturday June...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheez...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

Peter & Paul Snowden added to their impressive Group 1 tally this Brisbane...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

In a huge performance the front-running Numerian lead from barrier to box to...

Race Results

Winx Guineas 2022 Results: Majestic Colour Wins Fourth Straight

Caloundra Cup 2022 Results: Le Don De Vie Too Good

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Filly Startantes Powers Through To Win

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

Race Previews

Mileva Heads 2022 Bletchingly Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Dr Drill Leads 2022 Grafton Cup Field & Betting Markets

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Field & Betting Update: Oxley Road First-Up Favourite

2022 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting Update

Battleton Tops 2022 Winx Guineas Field & Betting Markets

Fields & Form

Mileva Heads 2022 Bletchingly Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Dr Drill Leads 2022 Grafton Cup Field & Betting Markets

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Field & Betting Update: Oxley Road First-Up Favourite

2022 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting Update

Battleton Tops 2022 Winx Guineas Field & Betting Markets