River Spirit was eighth at Kempton in the UK, but they were all close at the end, so the result looks a lot worse on paper than it was in reality. Kempton Park doesn't seem to hold any luck for the girl, and that's sometimes what it boils down to. I'm still looking forward to see what she can do next time out, as she's a fighter...
Pretty Gully, meanwhile, ran another scorcher to come home in second by a nostril at Townsville, Australia. Jo Hassett can be proud of the way this dame has turned out, with a string of superb results over the last few weeks.
Back in Japan, we have the Kochi race on Saturday, and Pop Label is supposed to be running in the 11R at TCK on the 21st October. Hopefully Phosphorus in action at Funabashi in the week beginning the 27th, by which time Rush Attack should have made his JRA debut, and there is a plan to run Miracle Rouge at Fukushima on the 1st November in a 2000m turf race.
PS. Some more JRA dates have been added this afternoon, with Fukushima on the 25th playing host to Harmony Fair in an 1800 turf race and Irish Harp in a 1700m dirt run. At Tokyo-Fuchu on the following day, we have Rush Attack lined up with Kosei Miura in a turf mile, and Time For Love, possibly in the same race with Yuichi Shibayama in the saddle, which should be interesting.