There has never been a Japanese-trained winner at the royal meeting; indeed, albeit from only a handful of runners, none has ever made the frame.
The nation’s hopes this time around rest solely with Deirdre, a Classic-winning daughter of Sir Michael Stoute’s brilliant King George hero Harbinger set to be ridden by the legendary Yutaka Take in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
Jason Weaver paid a visit to see how her preparation is going ahea of one of the most widely-anticipated international runners at Royal Ascot in many years.
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