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River Melody lifts The Metropolitan

Calcutta: Justifying her short odds, the Daniel David-trained filly River Melody won the 1,200m The Metropolitan at the RCTC Wednesday. Amyn Merchant partnered the Sizzling Melody-River Chase daughter to victory.

Toe Poke returned an impressive winner of the CROS Cup. Shooting into the lead soon after the start, the Javed Khan-trainee easily beat Richie Rich.

RESULTS

1. Red Bay Handicap 1,100m: (2-1/4-5) Majestic Crown (Maseyk) 1; Finders (M. Reuben) & Adeline (Merchant) 2; Brave Venture (Upadhya) 4. Won by: 3-1/2; DH; 1/2; (1-6.4). Tote: Win Rs 45; Place: 17; 21 (no 1); 17 (no 4); Quinella: 69 & 29 Shp: 53 & 30; Tanala: 324. Fav: Sariano (3). Winner trained by Bath.

2. Goolagong Cup 1,200m: (4-1-6-3) Aiberni (C. Alford) 1; Common Spirit (Gajender) 2; Alkido (Shan-ker) 3; Pearl Dragon (Merchant) 4. Won by: 1-1/4; Hd; 1-1/4; (1-13). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 12; 41; 20; Quinella: 233; Shp: 144; Tanala: 1,883. Fav: Aiberni (4). Winner trained by Bharath S.

3. The Metropolitan 1,200m: (5-1-4-6) River Melody (Merchant) 1; Crowning Moment (Rabani) 2; Arcaro (C. Alford) 3; Anokato (A. P. Singh) 4. Won by: 3/4; SH; 2-1/2; (1-12.3). Tote: Win Rs 15; Place: 11; 23; Quinella: 29; Shp: 26; Tanala: 71. Fav: River Melody (5). Winner trained by Daniel D.

4. Cavalry Cup 1,600m: (5-1-8-6) Sugar Daddy (Rutherford) 1; Sweet Revenge (Gajender) 2; Terrificco (Merchant) 3; Calcuttan (Shanker) 4. Won by: 3/4; 3/4; 7; (1-40.6). Tote: Win Rs 33; Place: 16; 33; 19; Quinella: 253; Shp: 46; Tanala: 1,612. Fav: Sugar Daddy (5). Winner trained by D. Karki.

5. CROS Cup 1,100m: (2-1-3-5) Toe Poke (M. Reuben) 1; Richie Rich (Rutherford) 2; Admirer (C. Alford) 3; Gypsy King (Rabani) 4. Won by: 3; Nk; 1-1/2; (1-6.8). Tote: Win Rs 50; Place: 16; 26; 19; Quinella: 208; Shp: 48; Tanala: 1,314. Fav: Gypsy King (5). Winner trained by Javed K.

6. Favorite Handicap 1,600m: (11-7-6-5) Artiness (C. Alford) 1; Royal Command (Merchant) 2; Courtesan (Domingo) 3; Royal Contender (Gajender) 4. Won by: 7-1/4; Nk; 3/4; (1-39.4). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 13; 19; 29; Quinella: 66; Shp: 36; Tanala: 457. Fav: Artiness (11). Winner trained by Vijay S.

Jackpot: Rs 928; (C) Rs 152.

Treble: (i) Rs 101; (ii) Rs 484.


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