first_img Jour Polaire, Victoria Mile IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS Seventh-favorite Red Advancer was overtaken at the line by the two top finishers and settled a neck behind for third in the 1,600-meter turf race for fillies and mares age 4 and up.Defending champion Admire Lead, ridden by Italian Mirco Demuro, finished eighth.The 5-year-old Jour Polaire improved on her third-place finish here last year and was just 0.8 second shy of the record set by Straight Girl in 2016. She earned ¥105 million in prize money for the win.But the maiden G1 title once again eluded Lys Gracieux, who has finished in the top three in 11 of her 13 starts.The 4-year-old filly was ridden by veteran jockey Yutaka Take, who recently turned 49 and is now just four shy of 500 rides at the G1 level. center_img KEYWORDS Eighth-favorite Jour Polaire bested the all-female pack on the outside Sunday to capture the 13th running of the Victoria Mile and earn her first Grade 1 victory.Jour Polaire, ridden by Hideaki Miyuki, held steady in the middle of the group before outdistancing the leaders in a late run against the rain at Tokyo Racecourse. She finished in 1 minute, 32.3 seconds, edging race-favorite Lys Gracieux into second by a nose. Jour Polaire (second from left) comes home to win the Victoria Mile on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse. | KYODOlast_img

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