El Condor Pasa, a 6-1 chance ridden by Masayoshi Ebina, scored by two and a half lengths from Air Groove (9-2) - runner-up for the second year in a row - with another half length back to the 3-1 favourite Special Week. It was the third time Japanese runners had filled the first three places in the race's 17-year history.
Canada's Chief Bearheart was fourth, a nose ahead of the American mare Maxzene, but Godolphin's Faithful Son could finish only seventh - the same place he filled in the Melbourne Cup - with the Clive Brittain-trained Luso was last of the 15 runners. On a bad day for the Europeans, Germany's Caitano and Ungaro were 11th and 12th respectively.
n The jump jockey Michael Brennan was yesterday recovering after a narrow escape from serious injury in a heavy fall from Seattle Alley at Warwick on Saturday. "I landed on the top of my head and my head was pressed into my chest but I have just hurt muscles and ligaments," Brennan said.Reuse content