05/19/2008 11:00PM

Asian Winds upsets at Tokyo


Asian Winds scored a 12-1 upset in the $1.7 million Victoria Mile at Tokyo on Sunday, defeating the 11-10 choice, Vodka, by three-quarters of a length, speeding the distance in a quick 1:33.70.

A 4-year-old Fuji Kiseki filly, Asian Winds recorded her third straight victory, while Vodka suffered her seventh straight defeat since winning the Japanese Derby last year. Vodka, however, is still possible for the CashCall Mile at Hollywood on July 5, as is Kiss to Heaven, who finished second to Super Hornet in Saturday's Grade 2, $1.1 million Keio Hai Sprint Cup going seven furlongs at Tokyo.

* Jay Peg captured his second multimillion-dollar race in seven weeks at Kranji on Sunday when he made off with the $2.1 million Singapore Airlines International Cup. A South African-bred 5-year-old, Jay Peg recorded a 1 3/4-length victory over the locally trained Recast in the 1 1/4-mile Group 1 contest, clocking 2:00.90 on good ground as the 2.40-1 favorite. Trained by Herman Brown and ridden by Anton Marcus, Jay Peg had previously set a Nad Al Sheba track mark for 1 1/8 miles in winning the $5 million Dubai Duty Free.

On the same card, the Australian duo of Takeover Target and Magnus booked passage to Royal Ascot with their one-two finish in the $756,000 KrisFlyer International Sprint. Former Hong Kong sprint champ Absolute Champion broke down and was euthanized.