Meisho Samson wins Japanese Derby
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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