Japanese stayer Glory Vase has secured a spot in the 2019 Caulfield Cup field after taking out the first ballot-exempt race for the year at Kyoto on Sunday.
The four-year-old son of Deep Impact showed a powerful turn of foot as he went on to claim victory in the Group 2 Nikkei Shinshun Hai (2400m).
The Nikkei Shinshun Hai is one of seven Japanese races to carry ballot exemption for the 2019 Caulfield Cup.
Online bookmaker Ladbrokes has installed Glory Vase as a $26 chance to win the Caulfield Cup.
4c 2.GLORY VASE (Deep Impact x Mejiro Tsubone (Swept Overboard)) ridden superbly by Mirco Demuro won G2 $1.5mil 2400m Nikkei Shinshun Hai
10. LOOK TWICE (Stay Gold) 2nd
5. SUPER LUMIERE (Stay Gold) 3rd
2.26.2 crazily paced race (first 100m in 58.3!)pic.twitter.com/rFLilsvmAb
— G (@LongBallToNoOne) January 13, 2019