Melbourne Cup disappointment Red Cadeaux will head for the Japan Cup in Tokyo on November 25

Last Updated: 09/11/12 4:54pm

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Red Cadeaux: Given Japanese assingment

Red Cadeaux: Given Japanese assingment

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Red Cadeaux is headed for the Japan Cup in Tokyo on November 25 following his unsuccessful bid at the Melbourne Cup.

The Ed Dunlop-trained six-year-old had been strongly fancied to go one better in the Australian showpiece after his agonising nose defeat 12 months earlier.

However, it was not to be as Red Cadeaux was one of the horses who failed to get into a challenging position due to the sedate pace.

But he did finish with a flourish to get within five and three-quarter lengths of the winner Green Moon in eighth place.

"He's come out of the race very well and goes for the Japan Cup," said Dunlop.

"There's no point crying over split milk. It didn't happen for us, Mount Athos and others.

"We were out at the back in a slowly-run race but he ran on very well."

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