Sunday, October 30, 2011
Tosen Jordan wins Tenno Sho Autumn in record time
Tosen Jordan went to an outstanding victory in the Tenno Sho Autumn under the hands of Italian jockey Nicola Pinna this afternoon at Tokyo and in the amazing time of 1 minute 56.10 seconds, 1.10 seconds faster than the Tokyo 2,000-meter turf course record set by Vodka in November 2, 2008.
Second was, a 1/2-length behind, Dark Shadow with another 1/2-length away Pelusa third. Race favorite Buena Vista finished another 3/4-length further behind in fourth.
As expected, Silport made the running, setting the opening 1,000-meter in 56.50 seconds. He opened up a huge lead before reaching the final bend.
Eishin Flash took the lead outside 200-meter from home, but that lead was short-lived. On the outside, To the Glory, Dark Shadow and Tosen Jordan had a reserved strong kick and they fought for the lead. On the further outside, Pelusa was in a hurry to challenge. Buena Vista made a good effort on the inside.
The great excitement developed when they rushed toward the line. At the end, Tosen Jordan had the strongest finishing kick, just quicking up into the front.
Tosen Jordan, by Jungle Pocket out of the Northern Taste mare Every Whisper, has now won nine in 16 career starts with 451+ million jp yen in career earnings. Northern Farm was the breeder of the 5-year-old bay horse.
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:52 PM