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Jungle Pocket Adds Japan Gr2

Monday, 12th October 2009

In Japan yesterday, former Hollylodge Thoroughbreds & NZ Rich Hill Stud shuttler & 2001 Japanese Horse-Of-The-Year Jungle Pocket (Tony Bin-Dance Charmer, by Nureyev) added a group success (& 3rd-placing) when 4YO entire Oken Bruce Lee (Jungle Pocket-Silver Joy, by Silver Deputy) scored a 0.75-length victory in the ¥124.78 million (A$1.588m) Gr2 Kyoto Daishoten (2400m) at Kyoto. Oken Bruce Lee (ridden by Hiroyuki Uchida for trainer Hidetaka Otonashi) defeated fellow 4YO entire Smart Gear (Marvelous Sunday-Squarehead Line, by Pas De Seul) & 5YO entire Tosen Captain (Jungle Pocket-Sunday Picnic, by Sunday Silence). Last year Oken Bruce Lee (unraced as a 2YO) won Japan's Listed Kikuka Sho-St Leger (3000m) at Kyoto & placed in the Listed Kobe Shimbun Hai (2400m) at Hanshin.

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