Late 4-goal blitz gives Bagan title
Bengal shooting squad upbeat for National Games
Dorji’s last journey
Paes, Bhupathi lose in quarters
Tripura 37/5
Gangjee in lead
Mysore Racing/ Golden Fisher for Gold Trophy
Pune Racing/ ‘Rock’ tipped
Mansab Plate/ Wild Eagle wins
Breeze up sales

 
 
LATE 4-GOAL BLITZ GIVES BAGAN TITLE 
 
 
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
 
Guwahati, Oct. 19: 
Mohun Bagan blew away Thailand’s Rajpracha Sports Club 4-0 at the flood-lit Nehru Stadium here this evening to annex the golden jubilee edition of the Bordoloi Trophy.

The Calcutta giants played brilliant football in front of a 20,000 charged spectators, the highest turnout recorded at the stadium since the mid-80s.

After a barren first half, Dulal Biswas, who shared the Man of the Match award with Abdulateef Seriki, opened Bagan’s account with a well-measured kick from outside the penalty box in the 72nd minute.

The second goal, by Baretto, came two minutes later, through a penalty awarded for a foul against Seriki.

The third and fourth goals were scored by RC Prakash—a 25-yarder from near the penalty box—and Seriki in the 80th and 82nd minute, respectively.

Though Rajpracha SC managed to stave off a rampaging Mohun Bagan in the first half by packing their defence with five players, they simply wilted after the second goal. They even came close to scoring twice in the first half but it was simply not their day.

Bagan too was guilty of squandering opportunities, as many as eight, in the first half—two each by Baretto and James Singh among others.

Incidentally, Mohun Bagan coach Subrata Bhattacharya, whose team won the trophy for the seventh time without conceding a goal, made a little bit of meet history himself. He has won every time he has participated in the Bordoloi Trophy, first as a player in 1974, 75, 76, and 77 and now as coach.

TEAMS

Mohun Bagan: Rajat Ghosh Dastidar (goalkeeper), Dulal Biswas, Hussain Mustafi (RC Prakash), Amauri Da Silva, Lolendra Singh, James Singh, R P Singh,

Debjit Ghosh, Rennedy Singh, Jose Ramirez Baretto and Abdulateef Seriki

Rajpracha SC: Satithi Pheangma (goalkeeper), Pairat Tubketkaew, Botchai Phonyak, Yuthajak Konjan, Chotiphat Kahosang, Apichet Puppan, Vitoon

Tanornmen, Krit Tanamee, Arthichai Sukeepab, Piphat Tonkanya, Prakop Pornsophin.

   

 
 
BENGAL SHOOTING SQUAD UPBEAT FOR NATIONAL GAMES 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Oct. 19: 
A 16-member state team has been selected to take part in the National Games’ shooting event, to be held in Chandigarh from November 19 to 27. The shooters, including six women, will be represented in six teams.

West Bengal Rifle Association acting president G.S. Jhunjhunwala said today that the state team had a “decent chance” of picking up medals this time, “this being our full-strength team after a long while.” The team includes internationals such as Joydeep Banerjee and Kuheli Ganguly.

He said that the 35th state meet, which ended in Asansol last Sunday did throw up better performances in general, and that would reflect in the National Games. There was also an indication that all is not hunky-dory within the association when Jhunjhunwala described reports about competitors being forced to buy high-priced ammunition as “grossly exaggerated.” The information had reached the media via an official who obviously is not on the best of terms with the head honcho of the association.

The state body, though, found it fit to come out with the results a full five days after the the meet.

THE STATE TEAM — MEN: Smallbore free rifle, 3 position 50m — Joydeep Banerjee, Sandip Kundu, Sanjib Bej. Smallbore free rifle, prone 50m — Joydeep Banerjee, Pankaj Poddar, Abhijit Majumdar. Air rifle 10m — Pankaj Poddar, Sanjib Bej, Arun Mallick.Air pistol 10m — Jyotish Ekka, Arindam Sinharoy, Amarnath Banerjee. Trap — Ranjit Nobis.

WOMEN: Smallbore sports rifle, 3 position 50m — Kuheli Ganguly, Sangeeta Ghatak, Mita Mukherjee. Smallbore sports rifle, prone 50m — Kuheli Ganguly, Chaitali Das, Mita Mukherjee. Air rifle — Kuheli Ganguly, Sheuli Sadhukhan, Shreyashi Banerjee.Coaches: Mohan Lal Sinha, Sishir Das.

CU men champions

Calcutta Universiy men emerged champions (27 points) in the all-India inter-university aquatic meet held in Kurukshetra from October 11 to 15, says a university release. The last time Calcutta men won the title was in 1975-76. The women finished runners-up, a position that they have never reached.

Soumak Naskar and Koushik Banerjee won the men’s sprints. The men divers won gold after ten years. Among women, the sprints were dominated Rajashree Chakraborty, Debjani Bhaduri and Santan Patra.

   

 
 
DORJI’S LAST JOURNEY 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Oct. 19: 
The body of former national soccer captain Pem Dorji, who died late yesterday at a city nursing home, was taken to Gangtok, his hometown, this afternoon for cremation. Dorji, who represented India in many international matches and was a one-time favourite of coach Ciric Milovan, had been battling cancer for several months.

Another former international and Dorji’s senior, Shyam Thapa, paid homage to him at the nursing home this morning.

Dorji’s body was taken to the FCI tent on the Maidan where several current players and some of his contemporaries paid their respects. Floral tributes were sent from Mohun Bagan, a club he served for long, and also from East Bengal. Dorji had also played for Mohammedan Sporting.

Later, the body was taken to the morgue for embalming to last the long road journey to Gangtok, which it is expected to reach tomorrow morning. The city police have provided an escort vehicle.

Varsity kabaddi

Utkal, Pandit Ravishankar and Kashi Vidyapith won their knockout round matches of the all-India inter-university Kabaddi meet in Kalyani today. They will now feature in the round-robin league.    

 
 
PAES, BHUPATHI LOSE IN QUARTERS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Oct. 19: 
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out of the Stuttgart Masters Series today, losing a close quarter final to Ellis Ferreira and Jeff Tarango.

According to information received here, the third-seeded Indians lost 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 3-6 to the South African-American combine. Paes and Bhupathi, who had received a first-round bye, had beaten Luke Arnold and David Adams 7-5, 6-3 yesterday.

Reuters adds: Pete Sampras was shocked 4-6, 2-6 by qualifier Max Mirnyi in the singles quarter finals today.

Sania Mirza in final

Hyderabad girl Sania Mirza upset third seed Kristina Czafikova 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to enter the final of the grade II Hong Kong Open junior meet today.    

 
 
TRIPURA 37/5 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Oct. 19: 
Tripura reached 37 for five in their first innings after Day II of the rain-troubled Cooch Behar Trophy tie against Bengal at Eden Gardens today.

A wet ground prevented play on the opening day and play started after tea this afternoon. Tripura were soon in trouble and Anirban Chatterjee took two wickets for three runs.

   

 
 
GANGJEE IN LEAD 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Oct. 19: 
Rahil Gangjee shot a superb six-under 65 today to take a two-stroke lead over overnight leader S.S.P. Chowrasia at the mid-way stage of the HT Pro Golf meet in Lucknow.

According to information received here, Gangjee’s two-round tally was nine-under 133. Chowrasia was second at seven-under 135.

   

 
 
MYSORE RACING/ GOLDEN FISHER FOR GOLD TROPHY 
 
 
FROM WILLIAM TELL
 
Mysore, Oct. 19: 
On his sheer class Golden Fisher looks best of the 12 runners to lift the Smt. Maliniraje Prasad Memorial Gold Trophy, tomorrow. Hailing from Nizamuddin’s yard, with apprentice Amit in the saddle, the victory of the Libor-Tarraqi gelding’s is long overdue.

SELECTIONS

10 am: Nice And Noble 1. Caape City 2. Dusty Street 3.
10.30 am: Indian Native 1. Kyosoba 2. Rising Wings 3.
11 am: Goebbels 1. Silver Touch 2. Emerald Forest 3.
11.30 am: Winning Charm 1. Cliff Side 2. Worldly Pick 3.
12 noon: Czar 1. Star Wings 2. Soldier of Fortune 3.
12.30 pm: Golden Fisher 1. Devonlock 2. Winning Glory 3.
1 pm: Indian Rocket 1. Alassio 2. Soviet Park 3.
1.30 pm: Star Pride 1. Big And Blonde 2. Common Wealth 3.
2 pm: Free World 1. Brave Venture 2. Spanish Armada 3.

Day’s Best: Star Pride

Double: Nice And Noble & Indian Native
   

 
 
PUNE RACING/ ‘ROCK’ TIPPED 
 
 
BY HONKY DORY
 
Pune, Oct. 19: 
In the hands of Rajinder, Classic Rock — a vastly improved six-year-old from Altaf Hussain’s yard — is fancied to win the Suresh Mahindra Trophy in Pune on Saturday.

SELECTIONS

2.15 pm: Bookie’s Delight 1. Winnington 2. Alustar 3.
2.45 pm: Raziya 1. Kingstown 2. Salt Lake 3.
3.15 pm: Alice Charms 1. Cloud Nine 2. Texas King 3.
3.45 pm: Colour of Joy 1. Crisscross 2. Alpine Star 3.
4.15 pm: Quick Decision 1. Stay With Me 2. Knoxville 3.
4.45 pm: Venire 1. Come Prima 2. Absintho 3.
5.15 pm: Classic Rock 1. Count Dracula 2. Knighted 3.
5.45 pm: Dance With Me 1. Northern Frontier 2. Mach Two 3.

Day’s Best: Raziya

Double: Venire & Classic Rock
   

 
 
MANSAB PLATE/ WILD EAGLE WINS 
 
 
BY OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT
 
Pune, Oct. 19: 
Trained by Arti Doctor, Pesi Shroff guided the odds-on favourite Wild Eagle to an easy victory in the Mansab Plate in Pune on Friday.

RESULTS

(With inter-state dividends)

1. Tudor Jet Plate, Div-II 1,000m: (2-8-1) History (Rajendra) 1; Sariano 2; Rosehill Gardens 3. Won by: 3-3/4; 4; (1-1.4). Tote: Win Rs 17; Place: 12; 27; 15; Quinella: 170; Tanala: 556. Fav: History (2).

2. Tudor Jet Plate, Div-I 1,000m: (8-6-1) Twinkling Star (Rajendra) 1; Intensity 2; Draculla 3. Won by: 3/4; 2-1/4; (1-1.8). Tote: Win Rs 28; Place: 14; 27; 30; Quinella: 144; Tanala: 980. Fav: Twinkling Star (8).

3. Falarani Plate, Div-I 1,400m: (6-7-4) Sudden Glory (R. Pandey) 1; Condor 2; Invictus 3. Won by: 2-1/2; 8; (1-28.4). Tote: Win Rs 24; Place: 12; 15; 40; Quinella: 40; Tanala: 576. Fav: Condor (7).

4. Capricorn Trophy 1,400m: (9-5-6) Golden Age (Merchant) 1; Royal Sta-ndard 2; Seville Star 3. Won by: 1-1/4; 1-1/4; (1-28.1). Tote: Win Rs 67; Place: 26; 18; 31; Quinella: 250; Tanala: 5,513. Fav: I’m Honoured (2).

5. Con Amore Plate 1,100m: (9-3-5) Dancing Dreams (Z. Sayyed) 1; Speed of Light 2; Royal Secret 3. Won by: 3/4; 1/2; (1-7.1). Tote: Win Rs 395; Place: 60; 13; 21; Quinella: 310; Tanala: 47,594. Fav: Speed of Light (3).

6. Storm Plate 1,000m: (3-4-2) Chamonix (M. Narredu) 1; Fluency 2; Tasmac 3. Won by: 2-3/4; 3-3/4; (1-0.6). Tote: Win Rs 79; Place: 22; 11; 16; Quinella: 43; Tanala: 540. Fav: Fluency (4).

7. Mansab Plate 1,400m: (2-6-4) Wild Eagle (Shroff) 1; Killarney 2; Cryptonite 3. Won by: 5-1/2; 2-1/2; (1-25). Tote: Win Rs 11; Place: 10; 21; Quinella: 22; Tanala: 34. Fav: Wild Eagle (2).

8. Royal Star Plate 1,100m: (7-5-3) Thunder Clap (Ruzaan) 1; Arctic Girl 2; Crimson Rage 3. Won by: 3; 3-1/4; (1-7.5). Tote: Win Rs 35; Place: 16; 14; 17; Quinella: 55; Tanala: 239. Fav: Arctic Girl (5).

9. Falarani Plate, Div-II 1,400m: (5-7-6) Instant Alliance (M. Narredu) 1; Proud Moment 2; Aatish 3. Not run: Romanza (2). Won by: 1-3/4; 2; (1-29.6). Tote: Win Rs 50; Place: 20; 17; 69; Quinella: 81; Tanala: 2,160. Fav: Angelic Warrior (1).

Jackpot: Rs 28,323; (C) Rs 3,922.

Treble: (i) Rs 75; (ii) Rs 33,240 (Carried over to the second treble on Saturday); (iii) Rs 213.
   

 
 
BREEZE UP SALES 
 
 
 
Calcutta, Oct. 19: 
Eleven horses will be breezed at gentle paces, in two batches, tomorrow, at the racecourse shortly after 3 pm. The breezed horses will be sold at the auction sales on Sunday.    
 

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