Trainer Tony Cruz is still looking towards the Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo, despite Egyptian Ra pulling up with soreness in a joint that may have cost him the Champions Mile. 'He hasn't pulled up very well from the run and he has swelling in his left fore fetlock,' Cruz said yesterday. 'I think that's why he was beaten. He was feeling the ankle in the final stages and it stopped him fighting off the challengers.' Egyptian Ra was overhauled on the wire by John Size-trained Sight Winner, missing the winner's cheque by just a short head. Cruz said the injury had been medicated by the Jockey Club vets and with five weeks to the Yasuda Kinen he was not ruling out a start in Tokyo if the injury settles down. 'It's something he had even when David Hall trained him, so we know how to deal with it - we'll just see how quickly he makes progress,' Cruz (pictured) said. Size said his four Champions Mile runners appeared to have come through the race in good shape, but he would wait until later in the week to confirm plans for each of them. 'Provided he's well, Sight Winner will go to Japan and I'm hoping Armada will also get an invitation,' Size said. 'He finished second last year and he did so well over there. Neither he nor Unique Jewellery handled the soft ground well on Sunday, and More Bountiful didn't switch off down the back and we have seen that is a key to him.' Andreas Schutz reported Good Ba Ba came through his fourth-placed run in very good condition but has finished for the season. 'He's very fresh today, he is fine. Several things worked against him in Sunday's race, but what really caused his defeat was the ground,' Schutz said. 'Christophe Soumillon said he travelled well but when he asked him to accelerate he was the same fluent action.' Schutz said Good Ba Ba, who will be eight next January, would go through much the same programme in the early part of next season towards the Hong Kong Mile but that overseas plans would be looked at once more. 'He has very clean legs, isn't tired and I think if we keep telling him he's not old, he won't feel old,' the German trainer said. 'His schedule will be similar next season, except that we might look at Dubai instead of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup. I think there is another very good season left in him.' Thumbs Up was brave running third to Presvis and Viva Pataca in the QE II Cup and trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing was delighted. 'He came down the outside and the bias was to the inside so it was a great run and he has come through it well,' he said. 'We will look at our options with him, but the Champions & Chater Cup is one of them.'