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Meisho Samson wins Japanese Derby

Updated: May 28, 2006, 3:08 PM ET
By Alan Shuback | Daily Racing Form

Meisho Samson completed a classic double at Tokyo on Sunday as he reeled in the pacesetting Admire Main to win the $3 million Tokyo Yushun, or Japanese Derby. The Opera House colt has now won the first two legs of the Japanese Triple Crown as he had previously accounted for the 1 1/4-mile Japanese 2000 Guineas on April 16.

Admire Main employed his usual front running tactics to give himself a seeminly insurmountable lead in mid-stretch but Meisho Samson would not be denied. His rider Mamoru ...

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