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Four-year-old colt Indy Champ won its Grade 1 debut on Sunday in the Yasuda Kinen, where overwhelming favorite Almond Eye turned on the jets too late and finished third.

Indy Champ, ridden by Yuichi Fukunaga, overtook early pace setter and third-favorite Aerolithe at the wire to win by a neck and finish the 1,600 meters over turf for 3-year-olds and up at Tokyo Racecourse in a race record 1 minute, 30.9 seconds.

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