2019 Epsom Derby bronze medalist Japan heads for this afternoon’s Group 3 Ormonde Stakes at the Chester May Festival this afternoon.
Aidan O’Brien‘s five-year-old ran a cracker on the Downs under Wayne Lordan just under two years ago, finishing behind stable-mate Anthony Van Dyck and Kevin Prendergast’s Madhmoon in a thrilling renewal of flat racing’s greatest race.
The son of Galileo then registered three successive wins to end his three-year-old campaign, firstly in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, before back-to-back Group 1 successes at Longchamp and York, respectively.
He endured an underwhelming season last year but bids to get his campaign back on track in Cheshire this afternoon.
Dom’s NAP of the day features in the tote+ Pays You More At tote.co.uk Ormonde Stakes at 3:15pm this afternoon.