11/12/2009 12:00AM

Conduit a go for Japan Cup


Conduit, two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf, has been confirmed for the $5.9 million Japan Cup at Tokyo on Nov. 29. Recently purchased by Shigeyuki Okada, for whom he will stand at stud next year at Japan's Big Red Farm, Conduit continues to be trained by Michael Stoute.

Conduit returned to his Newmarket, England, base from Santa Anita on Tuesday and will be shipped right out again for Tokyo next Wednesday. He will be joined in the 1 1/2-mile turf contest by another British horse, Scintillo, winner of the Grand Prix de Chantilly.

Three North American horses - Interpatation, Just as Well, and Marsh Side - will also be running in the Japan Cup.

Stoute also announced on Thursday through the International Racing Bureau that his Breeders' Cup Turf fourth, Spanish Moon, will run in the 1 1/2-mile, $2.5-million Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Dec. 13.