By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail
Published: 20:53 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 20:53 BST, 1 August 2019
Deirdre became only the second Japanese-trained horse to win in Britain when swooping late to grab the £600,000 Group One Nassau Stakes.
The 20-1 outsider passed the better fancied Mehdaayih in the final furlong, denying Frankie Dettori another big-race win.
Wins in Europe are coveted by the Japanese racing industry, especially the elusive Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe after they have suffered agonising near-misses, including the second place of Orfevre on 2012.
Deirdre passed the better fancied Mehdaayih in the final furlong to win the Nassau Stakes
In 2000, Japanese-trained sprinter Agnes World made history when winning the July Cup at Newmarket, having finished second in the King’s Stand Stakes at