Vijay Kumar best
Arup, Barnali champions
Mumbai Racing/ ‘Investment’ bags Eclipse Stakes
Track Trials/ Aloritz, No Regrets shine

 
 
VIJAY KUMAR BEST 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Feb. 18: 
Vijay Kumar shot a two-under 68 to take his final aggregate score to 13-under, emerging champion at the end of the fourth day of the Rs 5 lakh inaugural East India Open over the Patna Golf Club course. According to information received here, the final day saw some change in the leaderboard.

There was a tie for second position for Mukesh Kumar and Shiv Prakash, both carding in a four-under par 66 to aggregate a ten-under 270. The fourth position went to Rohtas Singh (68, with a total of six-under 274).

FINAL STANDINGS

267 — Vijay Kumar (63, 68, 68, 68); 270 — Mukesh Kumar (66, 70, 68, 66), Shiv Prakash (67, 67, 70, 66); 274 — Rohtas Singh (69, 67, 70, 68); 275 — Mohd Islam (68, 71, 70, 66); 276 — Rafiq Ali (72, 69, 63, 72); 278 — Firoz Ali (69, 67, 70, 72); 279 — Basad Ali (67, 69, 73, 70), Mohd Nawab (69, 70, 69, 71).    

 
 
ARUP, BARNALI CHAMPIONS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Feb. 18: 
Arup Baidya and Barnali Raha yesterday clinched the men’s and women’s titles at the Lalit Mitra Memorial state ranking badminton championships at Milan Samity.

In the finals Arup beat Anirban Mukherjee 15-2, 15-6 while Barnali beat Amrita Mukherjee 11-5, 11-5.

OTHER RESULTS

(All finals)

U-11 singles: Dipayan Saha bt Dipanjan Saha 15-6, 15-9.

Mini boys’ singles: Sandipan Banerjee bt Subharthi Banerjee 15-1, 15-2.

Sub-jr boys’ singles: Gaurab Das bt Sandipan Banerjee 15-12, 155.

Junior boys’ singles: Sudip Bhattacharjee bt Gaurab Das 15-9, 7-15, 15-4.

Men’s doubles: Arup Baidya & Amandip Sekari bt Sanjay Roy & HK Sengupta 15-6, 12-15, 15-11.

   

 
 
MUMBAI RACING/ ‘INVESTMENT’ BAGS ECLIPSE STAKES 
 
 
BY OURTURF CORRESPONDENT
 
Mumbai, Feb. 18: 
The Arti Doctor- trained five-year-old Great Investment posted and upset victory in the Nanoli Stud Eclipse Stakes Of India, the main event at the Mumbai races on Sunday. Malesh Narredu partnered the Libor-Charging Tigress son to victory.

RESULTS

(With inter-state dividends)

1. Rishikesh Plate 1,800m: (2-4-5) Rising Fire (Mann) 1; Abish 2; Blades Of Fury 3. Won by: 1; Nk; (1-57). Tote: Win Rs 142; Place: 33; 22; 25; Quinella: 401; Tanala: 6,317. Fav: Romanza (6).

2. Nectar Queen Plate 1,200m: (1-4-8) Criollo (McCullagh) 1; Triumphant 2; Lek 3. Not run: Fluency (7). Won by: Dist; 1-1/4; (1-14.6). Tote: Win Rs 47; Place: 15; 14; 17; Quinella: 63; Tanala: 442. Fav: Triumphant (4).

3. Five Stars Juvenile Challenge Trophy 1,400m: (3-4-5) Dazzling Gold (McCullagh) 1; Kazakh 2; Zidane 3. Won by: 2-3/4; 2; (1-26.7). Tote: Win Rs 66; Place18; 19; 17; Quinella: 202; Tanala: 1,100.Fav: Zidane (5).

4. Northern Star Plate 1,200m: (7-6-3) Meringue (Rajendra) 1; Maltese Falcon 2; Fantasy 3. Won by: 4-3/4; 2-1/4; (1-13.9). Tote: Win Rs 29; Place: 16; 13; 18; Quinella: 42; Tanala: 169. Fav: Meringue (7).

5. Karl Umrigar Trophy 1,100m: (1-2-8) Royal Secret (S. Nayak) 1; Summer Of Fortytwo 2; Soviet Fire 3. Won by: 1/2; 1; (1-8.9). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 14; 276; 62; Quinella: 1,209; Tanala: 98,320 (C.o). Fav: Royal Secret (1).

6. Nanoli Stud Eclipse Stakes Of India 2,000m: (3-7-14-5) Great Investment (M. Narredu) 1; Al Dante (C. Alford) 2; Zephyr Bay (Kamlesh) 3; Sonalika (Rajesh) 4. Won by: Hd; 3/4; 3/4; (2-6.8). Tote: Win Rs 159; Place: 38; 51; 44; Quinella: 1,259; Tanala: 83,558. Fav: Star Fortune (6).

7. Arctic Light Plate 2,000m: (3-8-4) Bonjour Tristesse (Shroff) 1; Runaway Queen 2; Suratha 3. Not run: Quick Decision (5). Won by: 2-1/4; 4-1/4; (2-8.6). Tote: Win Rs 57; Place: 19; 11; 15; Quinella: 59; Tanala: 334. Fav: Runaway Queen (8).

8. Chevalier Prince Plate 1,100m: (8-5-7) Pecan Pie (Kamlesh) 1; Anchors Aweigh 2; Thrilling Lights 3. Won by: 1-3/4; 8; (1-8.7). Tote: Win Rs 26; Place: 17; 23; 32; Quinella: 88; Tanala: 1,144. Fav: Pecan Pie (8).

Jackpot: Rs 22,172; (C) Rs 2,932.

Treble: (i) Rs 359; (ii) Rs 3,528.
   

 
 
TRACK TRIALS/ ALORITZ, NO REGRETS SHINE 
 
 
BY OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT
 
Calcutta, Feb. 18: 
Aloritz, No Regrets and Calamint were impressive from among the following horses worked yesterday.

Outer sand track

1,400m: No Regrets (M. Reuben) in 1-37s; (400m) 28 2/5s. Impressed. Calamint (A. P. Singh), Ancheta (C. Alford) and Automatic (Amil) in 1-41s; (400m) 27 2/5s. They were separated by 6ls and head. Spanish Drum’s (Gurang) in 1-44s; (400m) 31 2/5s. Easy. Adeline (Tamang) in 1-42s; (400m) 30s. Aloritz (C. Alford) and Fame Star (Amil) in 1-34s; (400m) 29s. Former far better. Alicyclic (C. Alford) and Crucible (Surender) in 1-41s; (400m) 30s. Former neck better. Acaress (Khalander) in 1-41s; (400m) 30s. Fit. Ace Of Spades (Paswan) in 1-43s; (400m) 32s. Easy.

1,200m: Calorescence (C. Alford) and Ascoril (A. P. Singh) in 1-33s; (400m) 32s. Former a head better. Winning Hand (M. Reuben) and Raaz (Rb) in 1-26s; (400m) 39s. Former a head better. Athletico (Surender) in 1-33s; (400m) 31s. Cancun (Khalander) 1-26s; (400m) 30s. Handy.

1,000m: Starry Flag (Rabani) in 1-11s; (400m) 28s. Easy. Ashbury (Rb) in 1-22s; (400m) 32s.

800m: Albright (A. P. Singh) in 56s; (400m) 29s. Easy. Santillana (Tamang) in 58s; (400m) 29s. Moved well. Googy Gangster (Upadhya) in 1-0s; (400m) 30s.

Sand track

1,200m: Double Dancer (Rb) and Peppy Mistress (M. Reuben) in 1-26s; (400m) 26s. Former a length better. Falconaire (Rb) in 1-30s; (400m) 27s.

1,000m: Just Kidding (P. Alford) in 1-6s; (400m) 26s. Bird’s Empire (Som S.) in 1-15s; (400m) 29s.

800m: No Surrender (M. Reuben) in 55s; (400m) 28s. Sadaf (Gurang) in 55s; (400m) 27s. Added Asset (Rb) in 54s; (400m) 28s. Privy Council (M. Reuben) in 53s; (400m) 26s. Fencai (M. Reuben) in 50s; (400m) 25s. Red Trident (Rutherford) in 56s; (400m) 26s. Lovely Duchess (Yadav) and Pure Passion (P. Alford) in 55s; (400m) 26s. Former 4 ls better.    

 

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