Almond Eye has set herself up for the world stage with her record-breaking win in the Japan Cup.
She ran a sizzling 2:20.6 for the 2400 metres on Sunday to join 2012 winner Gentildonna as three-year-old fillies to win the race.
Since running second on debut, Almond Eye has not been defeated, winning six races including the fillies triple crown.
"I had every confidence in her potential and she was in great form coming into the race," her trainer Sakae Kunieda said.
"The Japan Cup itself being recognised as an international event and having won this race gives her various options to choose from including an overseas challenge that will most certainly be expected of her, although details will have to be discussed with the owners."
The dominant favourite, Almond Eye started from the inside gate and travelled well for Christophe Lemaire to pull away from front runner Kiseki to win by 1-1/4 lengths.