Euro raiders drawn wide in Japan Cup
Simenon, fourth in the Melbourne Cup when last seen for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Richard Hughes, will break from stall 14 in Sunday's Japan Cup at Tokyo racecourse.
The six-year-old, second to Estimate in the Ascot Gold Cup in June, is stepping back down in trip to a mile and a half.
Ed Dunlop's Joshua Tree, the mount of Johnny Murtagh, has fared even worse with the widest draw of all in 17.
Mikel Delzangles' globetrotting Dunaden is the third European challenger and Jamie Spencer's partner will break from stall 10.
Ryan Moore's mount Gentildonna, who won the race 12 months ago, is in stall seven, with William Buick on Tosen Jordan in stall five.