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KYOTO — The winner of last year’s Japanese St. Leger’s, Hishi Miracle, came from off the pace Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse to capture the Emperor’s Cup by half a length over Sunrise Jaeger.

Heavy favorite Daitaku Bertram, caught in traffic at the final bend, had to settle for third place a neck behind the runnerup. Tsurumaru Boy finished in fourth place, with Dantsu Flame, the only other Grade I winner in this year’s lineup, crossing the line in fifth.

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