The AJC is run over 2200m on the turf at Nakayama. A few of these resuming including Blast Onepiece who had a miserable time in the Arc which wasn't really suitable for him. Races well fresh and on 3.2 in the Morning Line. Mikki Swallow is also resuming and is on 4.0 with Oisin Murphy's ride Last Draft on 6.2 and Stiffelio 7.7 is not out of it.
At Kyoto they are racing on the dirt over 1800m. Inti seems to be coming in to good form and will have Yutaka Take in the irons. They are top pick in the Morning Line on 2.7. Air Almas is first up this prep and is on 4.4. Vengeance has a mixed record but has a c&d win and thus gets 6.6 and Sumahama is also coming into form with this his third run this prep and he gets 7.0.