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Alkaased hangs on to win Japan Cup

Updated: November 27, 2005, 9:54 AM ET
By Alan Shuback | Daily Racing Form

TOKYO, Japan -- Alkaased held off a frantic late rush from Heart's Cry to land the 25th running of the $4 million Japan Cup on Sunday to redeem a season that had seen him miss intended dates in both the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders' Cup Turf.

Once again it was racing's brightest star, Frankie Dettori, who secured the victory. In a manner similar to the 2002 Japan Cup when he brought Falbrav home a nose in front of Sarafan, Dettori kept Alkaased together at the climax. The margin ...

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