The connections of Japanese stayer Fame Game have confirmed that he will make the trip to Australia for the 2015 BMW Caulfield Cup and Emirates Melbourne Cup.

The two-time winner of the Grade 3 Diamond Stakes, Fame Game has been well supported in Cups markets since his second placing behind Gold Ship in the Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Spring) (3200m) in May.

Racing Victoria’s (RV) International Recruitment Officer Leigh Jordon confirmed on Thursday that the connections had made the decision to target the Spring riches in Melbourne.

“We know just how impressive these Japanese stayers are, so it was fantastic to receive confirmation overnight from Sunday Racing co. that Fame Game would be contesting the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups,” Jordon said.

“On my trip to Japan last year I enquired about him but connections said he needed a year to mature, so it’s really exciting to hear he’s developed enough to be right for the trip.”

“A firm surface will definitely suit him and if you watch him in his races, he’s got a really good turn of foot which I think will definitely suit the races he’s targeting.”

Japanese horses have an amazing strike rate when they target Melbourne’s Spring features, withDelta Blues and Pop Rock running one-two in the 2006 Melbourne Cup. Twelve months earlier, Eye Popper had run second in the Caulfield Cup while Admire Rakti claimed last year’s Caulfield Cup with a thrilling late surge.

Jordon confirmed that Zac Purton, who piloted Admire Rakti to victory in last year’s Caulfield Cup, would take the ride on Fame Game this Spring.