Screen Hero springs Cup surprise in Japan

Screen Hero has caused a 40-1 upset in the Japan Cup.

Screen Hero has caused a 40-1 upset in the Japan Cup.

Purple Moon did best of the trio in ninth place while Sixties Icon was 13th and Papal Bull 14th behind the Yuichi Shikato-trained winner.

Ridden by Italian Mirco Demuro, Screen Hero held Japanese Derby winner Deep Sky by half-a-length with Vodka three-quarters of a length away third.

“I always believed in my horse and he won his last race very well,” Demuro told At The Races.

Demuro had only received a 30-day license to ride in Japan a day earlier.

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