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Espoir City to Work Again


Trainer Akio Adachi said Espoir City (JPN) will work Wednesday morning at approximately 8:45 a.m. following the renovation break, three days after his most recent breeze.

Jockey Tetsuzo Sato will be aboard for the breeze, which will likely be five or six furlongs, beginning at the finish line. Adachi said it was a typical training schedule for the horse, which has won 10 of 13 starts, including the Japan Cup Dirt and the February Stakes since being switched from turf to dirt in August 2008.

Espoir City worked four furlongs Sunday and will stay on his usual schedule with a second breeze the week of the race.

“It’s basically the style. Of course it depends on the individual horse,” Adachi said through interpreter said Mikki Tsuge. “With him, it’s pretty much sticking to his routine.”

Adachi said the horse will walk Thursday and jog Friday.

(Edited from track notes)

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