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Screen Hero topples three derby winners

Updated: November 30, 2008, 10:06 PM ET
By Alan Shuback | Daily Racing Form

Screen Hero scored a 40-1 surprise in the $5 million Japan Cup in Tokyo on Sunday, defeating three Japanese Derby winners as well as three British challengers. Marsh Side, the lone American horse scheduled to race, was scratched after suffering a relapse of the fever that had caused him to miss a week of training after his arrival in Japan.

An unheralded son of the Silver Hawk stallion Grass Wonder, himself a two-time winner of the Arima Kinen, Screen Hero overcame a wide draw from 16 to ...

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