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Tosen Jordan provided sire Jungle Pocket with a second Grade 1 winner in two weeks when winning The Tenno Sho, a first Grade 1 victory for the colt

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Jungle Pocket gets second Japanese G1 winner in a month

TOSEN JORDAN, a son of Jungle Pocket and a previous Grade 2 winner in Japan, won his first Japanese Grade 1, The Tenno Sho run at Tokyo over 1m2f, today.

His success gave his Shadai Stallion Station-based sire a second Grade 1 victory in two weeks following from Aventura's victory in the Shuka Sho, a Grade 1 for fillies over 1m2f, run at Kyoto on October 16.

Jungle Pocket, a Northern Farm-bred son of the Irish-produced stallion Tony Bin (bred by Pat O'Callaghan), was 2001's Japan Horse of the Year and was rated by Timeform as the third-best three-year-old of 2001 with a rating of 131.

He was a Group winner through every year of his racingcareer, with a highlight being success as a three-year-old in the Japan Cup (G1) from T M Opera O. He is from a US-based family, his second dam being Skillful Joy, winner of the Debutante Stakes (G2) and multiple Grade 1 placed.

Tony Bin, a winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was sold to the Yoshida family and stood throughout his career at the Shadai farm. His leading performer was Air Groove, a Horse of the Year and 1997 champion older mare in Japan

Jungle Pocket has produced five winners at the highest level, including Jungle Rocket in New Zealand, who was successful in the New Zealand Oaks, while his son Oken Bruce Lee finished second in the Japan Cup in 2009 behind Vodka.

 

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