08/12/2005 11:00PM

Two pointing for the Arc meet at York

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Italy takes on Japan in England on Tuesday when Electrocutionist battles Japanese champion Zenno Rob Roy in the Group 1, $828,000 Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

Trained in Italy by Valfredo Valiani, Electrocutionist is a 4-year-old son of Red Ransom who has racked up 5 wins from 6 starts, all in Rome and Milan. His only defeat came last year when he dropped a nose decision to German Derby winner Shirocco in the Gran Premio del Jockey Club. This season he has landed the Group 2 Premio Carlo d'Alessio by six lengths and the Group 1 Gran Premio di Milano, both at 1 1/2 miles.

Electrocutionist should take the drop back to the Juddmonte's 1 1/4 miles and 88 yards in stride. In Valiani, he is trained by a man who won the Yorkshire Oaks with Super Tassa at this meeting in 2001. Electrocutionist will have the services of Michael Kinane.

Electrocutionist's New York-based owner, Earle Mack, plans to bring him to Belmont for the Breeders' Cup Turf after a tilt at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Zenno Rob Roy pulled off an impressive Grade 1 triple last fall, winning the Autumn Tenno Sho, the Japan Cup, and the Arima Kinen. Trained by Kazuo Fujisawa, the 5-year-old Zenno Rob Roy has run just once this season when he was a length third to Sweep Tosho in the 1 3/8-mile Grade 1 Takarazuka Kinen on June 26. Fujisawa also has Arc plans for Zenno Rob Roy, who will be ridden by Yutaka Take.