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    Posted: 19 Nov 2018 at 5:10pm
She is something special, no doubt.

Has the Japan Cup at her mercy now, this Sunday.

It seems the girls are truly showing the world they are the best.

Winx
Enable
Black Caviar
Makybe Diva
Zenyatta

etc

The more racing progresses, its becoming very clear that if you want a champion, you would buy a filly.


Maybe only Frankel gets a mention. There are others of course, but the list of fillies and mares as legends, is getting bigger and stronger.
Now Almond Eye.
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Are all these mares racing on Altrenogest ?





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WOW

She sure is something.
Japan's Winx.
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Winx would beat Kiseki by a hard held 10 lengths.




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She'd be lucky to get out to 1200m in Australia.

ALMOND EYE (JPN)Bay filly 2015 
Lord Kanaloa
Bay 2008
King Kamehameha
Bay 2001
Kingmambo
Bay 1990
Mr Prospector
Bay 1970
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
1961
1962
8-f
13-c
Miesque
Bay 1984
Nureyev
Pasadoble
1977
1979
5-h
20>
Manfath
Brown 1991
Last Tycoon
Bay or brown 1983
Try My Best
Mill Princess
1975
1977
8-f
8-c
Pilot Bird
Bay 1983
Blakeney
The Dancer
1966
1977
20-c
22-d
Lady Blossom
Bay 1996
Storm Cat
Bay or brown 1983
Storm Bird
Bay 1978
Northern Dancer
South Ocean
1961
1967
2-d
4-j
Terlingua
Chestnut 1976
Secretariat
Crimson Saint
1970
1969
2-s
8-c
Saratoga Dew
Bay 1989
Cormorant
Bay 1974
His Majesty
Song Sparrow
1968
1967
4-d
5-j
Super Luna
Bay 1982
In Reality
Alada
1964
1976
21-a
2-s
Fusaichi Pandora
Chestnut 2003
Sunday Silence
Brown 1986
Halo
Bay or brown 1969
Hail to Reason
Brown 1958
Turn-To
Nothirdchance
1951
1948
1-w
4-n
Cosmah
Bay 1953
Cosmic Bomb
Almahmoud
1944
1947
14-f
2-d
Wishing Well
Bay 1975
Understanding
Chestnut 1963
Promised Land
Pretty Ways
1954
1953
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1-g
Mountain Flower
Bay 1964
Montparnasse
Edelweiss
1956
1959
19>
3-e
Lotta Lace
Chestnut 1992
Nureyev
Bay 1977
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Natalma
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1957
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Special
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Forli
Thong
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Sex Appeal
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Buckpasser
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Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
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By Tony McFadden in Dubai

Christophe Lemaire has hailed Japanese superstar Almond Eye as a "horse of a lifetime" and believes she can do for him what Winx has done for Australian jockey Hugh Bowman.

Almond Eye's first step on the road to Longchamp, where she will bid to end Japan's well-publicised Arc hoodoo, comes in the Dubai Turf at Meydan on Saturday and connections have unwavering faith the filly has what it takes to go down as a true great.

Lemaire said: "She can become a horse of a lifetime for me. Like Winx is for Hugh Bowman, Sea The Stars was for Mick Kinane, or Zenyatta was for Mike Smith. I feel blessed to ride her.

"I think all racing lovers feel she has something special and that she can become unique in the sport's history – that's why so many people are supporting her."

Almond Eye captured the imagination of racegoers in Japan by winning the Fillies' Triple Crown before shattering the course record in the Japan Cup last time. Ominously for her rivals Lemaire believes there is even more to come.

He said: "She's already shown a lot of class but we don't yet know her limits. Every time we give her a challenge she does it well. She was especially impressive in the third leg of the Triple Crown. There was a short straight and she was towards the rear, but down the straight she was just unbelievable.

"The next challenge was against older horses and males [in the Japan Cup] but she won quite easily and was not exhausted after passing the winning post."

That devastating Japan Cup success was achieved over a mile and a half but Lemaire does not anticipate the drop in trip to nine furlongs in Saturday's Dubai Turf being an issue.

He said: "I have no fear over the trip. She's won over a mile, ten furlongs and a mile and a half. Every time she has shown the same acceleration and class.

"I think nine furlongs will be a good trip for her, especially for a first run this year as she may be a little bit fresh."

Lemaire was on Wednesday reunited with Almond Eye when putting her through her paces on the turf course, and was pleased with the feel she gave him.

The jockey added: "She worked very well as usual. She was very relaxed and focused. Her footwork was good and she felt comfortable on the track. The cushion was good, not too firm."

A large media contingent from Japan has accompanied Almond Eye to Meydan and the buzz surrounding the filly will only grow if she dazzles on the international stage for the first time.

Trainer Sakae Kunieda has tried to avoid making firm commitments beyond the Dubai Turf – a trip to York's Ebor meeting is being considered – but could not deny the Arc was the big target.

Despite a number of agonising near-misses, most notably with Orfevre in 2012, no horse trained in Japan has ever won the Arc. Frenchman Lemaire has also never won the race, but has gone close too, notably when runner-up on Pride in 2006.

The rider hopes Almond Eye can fulfil a dream for him and a nation at Longchamp on the first Sunday in October.

He said: "The Japanese fans will be very excited to see Almond Eye run in the Arc. A Japanese horse has not won the race yet so they will be really looking forward to cheering a victory.

"As a French jockey I dream of winning the Arc. This is the race for us and winning with a Japanese horse would be magic. I really want to bring this victory to Japan."





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Treated them with contempt.




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