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Jockey Yuichi Fukunaga picked up his first Japanese Derby victory Sunday when he steered fifth-pick Wagnerian to victory in the second leg of the Japanese triple crown for the colt’s first Grade One win.

Wagnerian started behind the pack of three-year-old colts led by Epoca d’Oro but made a final dash to cross the line first at Tokyo Racecourse in 2 minutes, 23.6 seconds.

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