Sourav, Sehwag dominate
Tendulkar, Srinath rested
Sourav: Daughter has changed me
Cedric was only asked to relax, says Gill
Happy ‘homecoming’ for Mohun Bagan
Bagan trounce Suburban
M.N. Dastur win both
Turf Invitation Cup/ Ansbach may take some beating
Professionals’ opinion
Sprinters’ Cup/ Strengthtostrength wins a thriller

 
 
SOURAV, SEHWAG DOMINATE 
 
 
FROM NOVY KAPADIA
 
New Delhi, March 2: 
For Sourav Ganguly, the long wait is over. After 22 Test matches, spanning two years and 121 days, he has a century under his belt.

Sourav’s eighth Test century was a captain’s knock — an amalgamation of caution, brilliance and controlled aggression. His last Test match ton was 125 against New Zealand in Ahmedabad — way back on October 30, 1999, when Kapil Dev was still the coach and Sachin Tendulkar the captain.

At stumps on Day 3 of the second and final Test here against Zimbabwe, Sourav was unbeaten on 135 (1x 6, 21x4, 279 balls, 498 mins). He has guided India from a dismal 144 for four to 319 for six, just 10 runs behind Zimbabwe.

India can dictate terms if they gain a sizeable lead quickly tomorrow. The skipper himself said that is their immediate gameplan. “We want to bat as long as possible and hope to get a 100-run lead, as batting last on this pitch will be difficult as it is getting low and slow, and the spinners are getting the odd ball to bounce.”

Sourav rated this century as “a responsible knock.” On a murky, overcast day, there were three breaks of play — for poor light and intermittent rain.

After an hour’s play this morning, there was a 32-minute stoppage. Then play resumed for 13 minutes and 3.3 overs, before fading light led to an early lunch. Light showers during lunch break led to a further 169 minutes of play being lost. Play finally resumed 20 minutes before tea.

Sourav reached his century in dramatic fashion. Off the last ball before tea, he pulled Heath Streak to the fine-leg boundary. It was a triumph of concentration.

Sourav later thanked Rahul Dravid for a “good gesture” in letting him bat at No. 3 for this match. He also emphasised he was not looking to bat regularly at this position.

The Indan skipper, noted for his sublime off-side strokes, surprisingly got a lot of runs on the leg-side. As many as 67 per cent of his runs came from the on-side.

Streak tried curbing Sourav by bowling wide of the stumps, with seven men on the off-side and just two on the leg, but the Indian skipper did not play any impetuous shot.

In the morning, Sourav let the in-form, free-flowing Virender Sehwag do the bulk of the scoring. In an hour, Sourav plodded from his overnight 78 to 90. Determined to play a big knock for the cause of the side and improve his own concentration, Sourav took no chances.

“Recently I have been in good touch, but often got out in the 30s and 40s after a good start. Today I wanted to make sure I would not gift away my wicket,” Sourav said.

After 81.3 overs, Zimbabwe took the new ball and Sourav got his first boundary of the day when he pulled wayward quickie Brighton Watambwa to the boundary.

Just after lunch, Sehwag reached his half-century when he on-drove left arm spinner Raymond Price to the mid-wicket fence. The hard-hitter from Delhi had ten fours in his second half century in just his fifth Test (sixth innings).

Sehwag was in full cry and found the gaps with ease. Imperious cover drives and flicks of the legs were his best shots. He seemed set for a second Test century, but lost concentration.

On 74, he snicked Streak but got a reprieve, being dropped by Andy Flower at first slip. One ball later, Sehwag played down the wrong line and was plumb leg-before to Streak.

Price, who had got the Indian batsmen bogged down yesterday with his impeccable line and length, struggled today. The wet conditions prevented him from gripping the ball properly. Also Sehwag with his deft footwork and fluent drives prevented Price from settling into a groove.

Yesterday, Price had conceded 47 runs from 26 overs. Today, in just 16 overs, he gave away another 47 and went wicketless.

The Zimbabwe bowlers did not maintain the same discipline as yesterday. The fast bowlers tended to drop the ball short and often did not bowl to their field.

After completing his century, Sourav destroyed Price’s confidence. Thrice in an over, the left-hander desptached the spinner to the fence with delectable square cuts. On each occasion, Sourav did not even move from the crease and turned his back to the ball — so sure was he of the ball reaching the boundary.

Sourav and Sehwag put on 120 vital runs for the fifth wicket in 148 minutes and in 33.2 overs. This responsible stand brought India back into the match. A brilliant pick-up and throw by skipper Stuart Carlisle led to Sanjay Bangar being run out for four.

However, Anil Kumble played confidently to finish on 19 with three fours. If the weather holds, a fascinating finish is on the cards.

   

 
 
TENDULKAR, SRINATH RESTED 
 
 
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
 
New Delhi, March 2 : 
Sachin Tendulkar, who has been experiencing discomfort in both knees, and Jawagal Srinath have been rested for the first three one-dayers against Zimbabwe in Faridabad, Mohali and Kochi.

BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah today announced the 14-member squad, which has three changes from the team that lost to England by six runs in the concluding ODI in Mumbai last month.

Besides the injured Sachin, whose ailment has been diagnosed as a patellofemoral syndrome, and Srinath, who has requested for a rest, Hemang Badani has been dropped. Paceman Tinu Yohannan, who made an impressive debut against England in the Tests gets a chance to prove his mettle in the one-dayers. Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman (axed after three ODIs vs England) have been recalled in place of Sachin and Badani. Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag will open.

Wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra keeps his place in the one-day squad. Deep Dasgupta was preferred in the Test matches.

Both Zaheer Khan and Sanjay Bangar will miss the Ranji Trophy final in Delhi between Railways and Baroda, from March 6-11.

THE SQUAD: Sourav Ganguly (captain), Virender Sehwag, V.V.S. Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sanjay Bangar, Dinesh Mongia, Mohammed Kaif, Ajay Ratra, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Tinu Yohannan and Sarandeep Singh.

Rohan Gavaskar, Mohanty in India ‘A’

Bengal’s Rohan Gavaskar was selected for the India A team’s one-month tour of South Africa commencing on March 20. Punjab’s strapping left-hander Dinesh Mongia is the captain and Jacob Martin of Baroda his deputy. Others in the team who have already played for the national side are Md. Kaif, Debashish Mohanty, Murali Kartik and Amit Bhandari.

Promising youngsters in the squad include 20-year-old leg spinner Amit Mishra of Haryana, a product of the National Academy at Bangalore and 20-year-old year Delhi opener Gautam Gambhir whose 218 against Zimbabwe for the Board President’s XI took him to the fringe of Test selection.

THE SQUAD: Dinesh Mongia (Punjab, captain), Jacob Martin (Baroda), Gautam Gambhir (Delhi), Amit Pagnis (Railways), Abhijit Kale (Maharashtra), Venu Gopal (Andhra Pradesh), Rohan Gavaskar (Bengal), Parthiv Patel (Gujarat), L. Balaji (Tamil Nadu), Rakesh Patel (Gujarat), Amit Bhandari (Delhi), Amit Mishra (Haryana), Murali Kartik (Railways) and Debashish Mohanty (Orissa).

   

 
 
SOURAV: DAUGHTER HAS CHANGED ME 
 
 
BY LOKENDRA PRATAP SAHI
 
Calcutta, March 2: 
From practising with wet tennis balls on a cement surface to technical tips from Mohinder Amarnath and sessions with Geoffrey Boycott and Barry Richards…

Sourav Ganguly tried just about everything to consistently make useful Test contributions. Yet, till the high-on-character unbeaten 135 against Zimbabwe at the Kotla today, his highest as India captain had been 98 not out at the Asgiriya in Kandy.

Whatever Sourav’s public posture, it’s not that he himself wasn’t getting affected. After all, Sourav does firmly believe that a captain must lead from the front — an approach which explains his admiration for Steve Waugh, even though they never hit it off on a personal level.

In fact, last week itself (on the eve of the Nagpur Test), Sourav candidly told The Telegraph: “I’m aware nobody is above accountability and that it’s the performance which matters…”

Coming from a captain — incidentally, one who wears tri-coloured gloves — not exactly among the runs, it was pretty bold stuff.

Predictably, there were the usual ‘whispers’ when Sourav, by his own admission, “threw it away” in the only Indian innings in that first Test. As it turned out, he made amends within days.

Of course, some may still focus on Sourav’s involvement in two run outs (Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Bangar’s). It’s no secret that Sourav isn’t among the best when it comes to singles and converting singles into twos — quite like mentor Boycott — but it will be unfair to allow the run outs to dilute the significance of his eighth Test hundred.

Curiously, Sourav was sans emotion on getting to his hundred on the last ball before tea.

[Overnight, he had been on 78 and, at the (pre-hundred) forced interruptions, was on 90 and 95.]

Speaking exclusively (via his cellphone) late this evening, Sourav laughed: “Look, I neither made an attempt to respond in a particular manner, nor did I consciously try not to get emotional… Whatever the reaction, it was absolutely natural. If I may add, it’s great to get a Test hundred…”

Even if Sourav showed no emotion, his innings should silence detractors who have made a cottage industry out of criticising him.

“Have I proved a point? No, I’m not looking at it that way... As I told you in Nagpur, the birth of my daughter (Sakshi) has changed me… Unwarranted criticism, for one, doesn’t get me worked up now. I’m not bothered,” is what Sourav himself said.

For his part, Sourav declined to rate his latest hundred (which came in the 40th innings after the seventh) vis-à-vis the others.

“Every hundred is special… Some because of the circumstances, others because of other reasons… I’m just plain happy I got one… Indeed, I could have got a hundred in Kandy as well — only, the Test finished with that (Mohammed) Kaif hit…”

Sourav, who was MoM at the Asgiriya, added: “While I do believe in destiny, I’ve also been working hard… Then, I’m fully aware that expectations will remain high.”

With wife Dona and Sakshi (who will be four months old tomorrow) around, by way of celebration, a family dinner would have been in order. But, as Sourav explained, he had an “old commitment” to keep (at a friend’s place) and Dona preferred to stay with the baby at the Taj Palace.

In any case, as Sourav correctly pointed out, the “job isn’t over.” India trail Zimbabwe by ten runs and even a small lead should appreciably boost chances of a 2-0 wrap-up.

With a personal best of 173, in 53 Tests, it will be understandable if Sourav seeks to overhaul that too. He should, really.

   

 
 
CEDRIC WAS ONLY ASKED TO RELAX, SAYS GILL 
 
 
BY SUJIT BHAR
 
Calcutta, March 2: 
If the Indian hockey superstars have fallen from grace following their disastrous show in the World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) also brought itself under a cloud today by sacking chief national coach Cedric D’Souza midway through the tournament.

IHF supremo K.P.S. Gill, in the city today on a private visit, insisted in his interview with The Telegraph that he had only sent instruction that D’Souza “should relax for the next three matches because the next two were easy (vs Cuba who India beat 4-0 today, and versus Poland)”.

“I knew he was under very great mental pressure, and this was only a natural way of relieving that stress, I thought,” Gill said.

“Of course, he has gone ahead and decided to quit and return. He could not take my instruction in its spirit.” According to Gill, the IHF had only wanted D’Souza to allow assistant coach C.R. Kumar to take over “for the time being” and “D’Souza was definitely not sacked”.

Whatever Gill’s assertion, it stands to logic that no chief coach can “relax” while the World Cup is on. Whether the national team is out of the running or not. India also have a match to play against Australia. Such a mid-tourney sacking has never happened.

Gill, rather grim at the developments, said he felt it was “error of strategy” and not temperament that brought about the Indian debacle. “If you watch the first match (versus Japan which India drew 2-2) carefully, you will realise where the problem lay,” he said. “Look, this was virtually the same team that went to the Champions Challenge meet where India excelled, and just a key player less (referring to the dropping of Gagan Ajit Singh) does not make all that much of a difference. It was the same team with the same mental attitude.” He also pooh-poohed a senior player’s claim that it was “difficult” to work with so many juniors.

Gill’s assertion further proves that whatever the language of Gill’s message, it was a clear sack notice from the IHF to D’Souza.

[A PTI report from Kuala Lumpur has quoted D’Souza as saying: “…Either I am the coach or I am not,” (meaning there is no scope to “relax”, as the IHF wanted him to). D’Souza also said: “If they are looking for a scapegoat, they can do it for all I care..”]

That has obviously not gone down well with the IHF supremo, though he would not directly comment on this. “It is time now for rebuilding, for looking into what happened and for looking into the future,” he said. He also agreed that while the Indian team had identified stronger strategy against the weaker teams even before the tournament started, it was this that let the country down. “Yes, there were lacunae there,” he added.

He said that the federation was not looking into inducting any foreign coach, “not even for penalty corners”. “That is certainly not being discussed.”

Now, it seems, there will be an inquiry, and heads will surely roll. It will also be looked into if there has been a problem in the team itself, either between coach and the team or the team members themselves, as has been reported.

Gill said he was “not aware” of any such development but will find out. But, then, even today Gill refused to accept the fact that the players and coach Vasudevan Baskaran were not seeing eye-to-eye late into the Sydney Olympics hockey championship. While it is a fact that Baskaran refused to attend some press conferences, Gill said he was “not aware of this”.

   

 
 
HAPPY ‘HOMECOMING’ FOR MOHUN BAGAN 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, March 2: 
MOHUN BAGAN 3
FC KOCHIN 0

After two successive defeats on the road, it was a happy homecoming for Mohun Bagan, as they outplayed FC Kochin 3-0 in today’s 13th-round Tata National Football League match at Salt Lake Stadium.

The win was significant on one more account: It came with Jose Ramirez Barreto serving a one-match ban. This Brazilian must feel that he missed a binge, considering the condition of the Kochi team.

FC Kochin, under Czech coach Karel Stromsik, neither had the skill nor the will to put up a fight and a lack of purpose was distinct in their aimless way of going about things after Mohun Bagan pumped in two goals in the opening quarter.

R.C. Prakash redeemed himself with a goal, his team’s first, and Abdulateef Seriki got the other two. The Nigerian could have returned a hattrick, but an unclean first touch denied him further success.

Keen to prove they are a force even without Barreto, Mohun Bagan attacked from the word go and found the net in the seventh minute.

It was a floater from the right by an overlapping Dulal Biswas and R. P. Singh just about managed to knock it down towards Prakash near the first post. The striker reproduced the kind of agility that made him a prolific scorer last season and converted with a first-time left-footer.

Seriki got going four minutes later and owes a share of his success to some clumsy defending. Basudeb Mondal’s cross from the left landed between a defender and the striker but the FC Kochin player failed to stop Seriki from wresting possession even after he had failed to receive the ball properly. The rest was easy as Seriki got away towards the right and scored with a strong right-footer.

Dulal had a role to play in the third goal too as he floated one from the right, which found Seriki unmarked inside the box and the striker obliged with a powerful, diagonal header. Before and after this, Seriki came close on a few occasions but a blend of improper receiving and erratic shooting let him down.

FC Kochin’s only chance came in the 71st minute but Sushanth Matthew failed to beat an advancing goalkeeper after running in with a through pass by Anil Kumar. That was the beginning and end of FC Kochin’s journey towards the Mohun Bagan goal.

The win took Mohun Bagan to 22 points and left FC Kochin on an ominous 10 and from now, survival in the apex tier of the League will very much be their priority.

TEAMS

MOHUN BAGAN: Bivash Ghosh; Dulal Biswas, Hussain Mustafi, Sumit Sengupta (Uday Konar, 79); Rishi Kapoor; Jayanta Sen (Ajay Singh, 55), Debjit Ghosh, Basudeb Mondal, R.P. Singh (Lolendra Singh, 36); Abdulateef Seriki, R.C. Prakash.

FC KOCHIN: Shibu Shanmugam; Mohammed Shafeeq, Obinna Winners, L. Suresh (T. Roopesh, 46), Niaz Rehman; Sushanth Matthew, E. Mohammed (K. Bijumon, 78), V.P. Shaji, Anil Kumar; K. Noushad, Dileep Kumar.

Referee: P.K. Bose

   

 
 
BAGAN TROUNCE SUBURBAN 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, March 2: 
Mohun Bagan trounced Suburban by eight wickets on the first day of their two-day CAB league championship play-off tie today.

After bundling out Suburban for 147, Mohun Bagan romped home in just 29.4 overs. Amitabha Banerjee made 67 not out.

SUMMARISED SCORES

Championship play-off: Suburban 147 (Santa Bhattacharya 43; Utpal Chatterjee 3/7, Avinash Kumar 3/44). Mohun Bagan 149/2 (Amitabha Banerjee 67 n.o.). Mohun Bagan won by 8 wkts.

Relegation play-off: Sporting Union 257 (Satrajit Mukherjee 127 n.o.; Upendra Dutta 3/27) vs Mohammedan Sporting.

DKS 405/6 (Abhishek Banerjee 99, Probal Dutta 80, Kalyan Dhal 63, Sujoy Chowdhury 51) vs Milan Samity.

Chandranath CC best

Chandranath Chatterjee Memorial CCC beat Calcutta Cricket Coaching Centre by 17 runs in the floodlit final of the Milo inter-coaching camp (under-19) tournament at Deshapriya Park today.

BRIEF SCORES: Chandranath Chatterjee Memorial CCC 176/5 in 30 ovs (Masidur Rahman 52). Calcutta Cricket Coaching Centre 159 in 29.1 ovs (M.S. Maruti 38; Sourav Sarkar 3/26, Kaushik Mahanta 3/37). Chandranath Chatterjee Memorial CCC won by 17 runs. MoM: Masidur Rahman (Chandranath CC). MoS: Abhijit Bose (Chandranath CC).

PSCB golf

Oil India A won the 22nd PSCB inter-unit golf title at Tollygunge Club today. Oil India players returned a score of 207 (three-under) for the three best cards to total 412 (eight-under), which is the lowest-ever team gross score recorded in the tournament. For the winners, Manav Das scored 68, Simarjeet Singh 70 and Aparup Saikia 69. IOCL A was second with 421(one-over) and ONGC third at 423 (three-over).

   

 
 
M.N. DASTUR WIN BOTH 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, March 2: 
M.N. Dastur won both their matches in The Telegraph Merchants’ Cup badminton championship at Saturday Club.

After beating J. Thomas 3-21, 21-7, 21-5 in the first match, M.N. Dastur returned to get the better of Assam Co. 21-7, 14-21, 21-0.

Tisco posted two convincing wins, 21-4, 21-3 against Berger and 21-1, 21-0 over The Telegraph. Pepsi also put it across The Telegraph, winning 21-11, 21-13.

In other matches, Nicco whipped Infar 21-7, 21-2, while Madhya Bharat Paper overcame J. Thomas 21-8, 21-6.

In two other better-contested matches, Citibank beat Hindustan Times 21-11, 8-21, 21-5 and ITC B defeated PWC 21-18, 17-21, 21-15.

   

 
 
TURF INVITATION CUP/ ANSBACH MAY TAKE SOME BEATING 
 
 
FROM WILLIAM TELL
 
Bangalore, March 2: 
Nine Colts and four fillies will face the starter to prove themselves as worthy champions of the season in the prestigious 2,400m Indian Turf Invitation Cup, tomorrow’s main attraction.

Going by the past performances of some of the horses who occupied the top spot in the Indian Derby, it is Vijay Singh’s ward Ansbach who is fancied to win. Aslam Kader partners the unlucky loser to Starsky and the Alnasr Alwasheek-Pass The Secret colt is 7-4 ante-post favourite to win the trophy worth Rs 50,000 in addition to the winners’ stakes of Rs 30 lakhs.

But he is surely not going to have it easy and Kader will have to bring out the best in him to ward off the serious challenge from Snow Dew, El Campeador and Pelican who look the best to put up resistance.

SELECTIONS

1.30 pm: Pettaluma 1. Old Meldrum 2. Astec Gold 3.
2.05 pm: Taipan 1. Silvertre 2. Air Strike 3.
2.40 pm: Accede 1. Royal Honey 2. Royal Sapper 3.
3.20 pm: Royal Caribbean 1. Time of war 2. Patriotic 3.
4 pm: Ansbach 1. Snow Dew 2. El Campeador 3.
4.40 pm: tobler 1. Acrobat 2. Adamile 3.
5.20 pm: Star Splendour 1. Sacristia 2. Sunspangled 3.
6 pm: Dee Emm 1. Step In Time 2. In A Flash 3.

Day’s Best: Tobler

Double: Accede & Dee Emm
   

 
 
PROFESSIONALS’ OPINION 
 
 
FROM OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT
 
Bangalore, March 2: 
The following are the opinions some of jockeys and trainers :

Trainers

Vijay Singh: It is between Ansbach and Snow Dew.

Padmanabhan: it is between Ansbach and Snow Dew. But Royal Gladiator maintains good form and will put up a good show.

Arti Doctor: Don’t write off Wile Eagle. Pesi is confident that he will be a force to reckon with.

Jockeys

Pesi Shroff: I am confident that Wild Eagle will put up a better display than his run in the Indian Derby.

Aslam Kader: I was unlucky to go down in the Indian Derby. They will all have to beat Ansbach.

F. Norton: Royal Russian is a confirmed stayer. He can win.

C. Lemaire: The Pelicans run in the Indian derby was gutsy one. He will give them a run for the money.

   

 
 
SPRINTERS’ CUP/ STRENGTHTOSTRENGTH WINS A THRILLER 
 
 
FROM TITAN BOY
 
Bangalore, March 2: 
Strengthtostrength, one of the two seven-year-olds in the field of 15 runners, had a narrow measure of his young rivals in the 1,200m Sprinters’ Cup, the star attraction in today’s race card here. Timing his challenge to perfection, Christopher Lemaire partnered the Farajullah-Powerglide son from trainer Rehanullah Khan’s yard to a short-head victory over the course-favourite, Palazzio who in turn left Soviet Song and Alylady further half-a-length behind. Lemaire, who was in a good nick, finished the day with four winners.

The Sprinters’ was a fast run race with Ally McBeal exploding into the front and Palazzio meaning business right from the start. However, Lemaire, the crafty French jockey, was too alert to sense the notorious designs of the opposition thus placed the aging but trusted galloper in their close proximity immediately after the start. In the final stretch, N. McCullagh on Palazzio, enjoyed a two-length lead, but that proved insufficient when Strengthtostrength made his customary finish to seal the verdict at the post.

Appeaser was the easy winner of the 3,000m Stayers’ Cup. Having trailed the field 600m from home, Kader worked his way up to put Alchemy in his place when the Rashid Byramji-trainee walked passed the Padmanabhan-ward Alchemy in the last 150m of the race.

RESULTS

(With inter-state dividends)

1. Delhi Trophy 1,800m: (8-7-4) London Bells (Appu) 1; Royal Contender 2; Odeon 3. Won by: 3/4; 3/4; (1-55.7). Tote: Win Rs 113; Place: 26; 26; 27; Quinella: 408; Tanala: 5,771. Fav: Southern Host (2).

2. Mysore Trophy, Div-II 1,400m: (5-2-3) Enterprisor (Prakash) 1; Southern Treasure 2; Trap A Spy 3. Won by: 1/2; 4; (1-28.3). Tote: Win Rs 25; Place: 11; 14; 27; Quinella: 20; Tanala: 225. Fav: Enterprisor (5).

3. International Race Horse Owners’ Association Trophy 1,200m: (2-10-6) Slanka (Lemaire) 1; Southern Goddess 2; Fast Trick 3. Won by: 3/4; SH; (1-14.5). Tote: Win Rs 95; Place: 22; 60; 10; Quinella: 814; Tanala: 9,315. Fav: Fast Trick (6).

4. Mysore Trophy, Div-I 1,400m: (3-7-6) Claudius (Lemaire) 1; Rio 2; Dancing Phantom 3. Not run: Genuine Article (4). Won by: 2; 1/2; (1-27.7). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 13; 11; 16; Quinella: 21; Tanala: 71. Fav: Claudius (3).

5. Victoria Racing Club Trophy, Div-I 1,600m: (5-4-9) Ashleen (Kader) 1; Ampersand 2; Arduous 3.Won by: 1; 1-1/4; (1-41.4). Tote: Win Rs 36; Place: 16; 13; 23; Quinella: 54; Tanala: 528. Fav: Ampersand (4).

6. Sprinters’ Cup 1,200m: (4-6-8-10) Strength To Strength (Lemaire) 1; Palazzio (McCullagh) 2; Soviet Song (Shroff) 3; Alylady (F. Ismail) 4. Won by: SH; 1/2; SH; (1-13.3). Tote: Win Rs 153; Place: 31; 14; 36; Quinella: 100; Tanala: 2,735. Fav: Palazzio (6).

7. Stayers’ Cup 3,000m: (2-6-3-8) Appeaser (Kader) 1; Alchemy (Shroff) 2; Alameda (C. Alford) 3; Arterial (Norton) 4. Not run: Classic Rock (1). Won by: 1-1/2; 3; 6; (3-17.5). Tote: Win Rs 22; Place: 13; 15; 31; Quinella: 34; Tanala: 274. Fav: Appeaser (2).

8. Turf Authorities of India Trophy 1,200m: (10-8-12) Go Honey Go (Lemaire) 1; King’s Star 2; Fantasy Bay 3. Won by: Nk; 3/4; (1-14.4). Tote: Win Rs 30; Place: 15; 31; 33; Quinella: 153; Tanala: 153; Tanala: 1,800. Fav: Go Honey Go (10).

9. Victoria Racing Club Trophy, Div-II 1,600m: (3-7-1) Regal Society (Prakash) 1; Barroness Orczy 2; National Tiger 3. Won by: 4; Nk; (1-41.4). Tote: Win Rs 19; Place: 12; 20; 45; Quinella: 61; Tanala: 1,030. Fav: Regal Society (3).

Jackpot: Rs 12,908; (C) Rs 2,137.

Treble: (i) Rs 304; (ii) Rs 1,345; (iii) Rs 114.
   
 

FRONT PAGE / NATIONAL / EDITORIAL / BUSINESS / THE EAST / SPORTS
ABOUT US /FEEDBACK / ARCHIVE 
 
Maintained by Web Development Company