Japan&rsquo;s Breeders&rsquo; Cup Classic hopeful, Espoir City, had his six-race winning streak ended on Monday when he finished second to the record-setting Oro Meister in the Nambu Hai Mile Championship at Morioka.\r\nNormally a front-runner, Espoir City tracked the early pace of Ceres Hunt in the one-mile dirt contest worth $825,000 with Oro Meister alongside. Oro Meister took the lead three furlongs from the line and held Espoir City safe by three lengths. The winner&rsquo;s time of 1:34.80 on a sloppy track was a course record. Espoir City had won last year&rsquo;s renewal by four lengths over Success Brocken.\r\nTrained by Aiko Adachi, Espoir City is now 11 for 20 lifetime, 10 for 13 on dirt, and 7 for 7 on a fast track. He may have had an excuse on Monday in that this was his first outing since May 5, when he won the one-mile, $1 million Kashiwa Kinen at Funabashi. Despite his loss, Espoir City remains on course for the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Classic and went into quarantine at the Miho Training Center on Tuesday. A 5-year-old son of the Sunday Silence stallion Gold Allure, he is scheduled to leave for Churchill Downs on Monday, Oct. 18.