Champion jockey Oisin Murphy added his CV and yet another notable success as he maintained the Japan Cup aboard Suave Richard.
Murphy has enjoyed a milestone season, being crowned jockey for the first time, and then he teamed up in the Tokyo Group One with the Yasushi Shono-trained five-year-old.
Suave Richard was sitting at the top of the straight at the contest, but switched to the rail Deep Impacts son found an extra burst to grab the lead.
Murphys mount went on to triumph with Curren Bouquetd or third from three-quarters of a length.
William Buick frankie Dettori and Ryan Moore had rides in the race, but they finished the field down.
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