Notes from Tokyo Friday

We may have been wrong in saying that this was the first time female jockeys had ridden in the Japan Cup.

Hollie Doyle & Tom Marquand.
Hollie Doyle & Tom Marquand. Picture: Pat Healy Photography

American jockey Julie Crone rode in 1990 and finished 10th behind our own Better Loosen Up.  However it will be the first time that a married couple have ridden in the race. Husband "Aussie Tom" Marquand will be on Stuckey and wife Hollie Doyle on last year's winner Vela Azul.

Iresine  did a bit more works this morning and trainer Gauvin said they may do a bit more of the faster work tomorrow.

The weather here is beautiful with a top of 23 today however the cold stuff is coming!

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