FUNABASHI, Chiba Pref. (Kyodo) Victoire Pisa edged runaway favorite Buena Vista in a photo finish to win the Arima Kinen on Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse.

Second pick Victoire Pisa, this year’s Satsuki-sho champion who came in third in last month’s Japan Cup, was declared the winner by a nose in the 2,500-meter race.

The Katsuhiko Sumii-trained Victoire Pisa cut a time of 2 minutes, 32.6 seconds for his second career Grade 1 victory.

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