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Season ends on controversial note

CALCUTTA RACING

Chisty

Calcutta, April 5: The RCTC stewards’ harsh decision of disqualifing Royal Contender, the winner of the BSF Trophy, Div. I, notwistanding, it was smooth sailing in rest of the race-card today as the came down to the 27-Day RCTC season. It was a foregone conclusion that the Sanjeev Charan-trainee would lose the race in the stewards’ room on account of causing a severe intereference to the favourite Actable in the last furlong of the race. However, little did one relise that the August body would come down so heavily on jockey Imran Chisty for such a routine offence. “Stewards felt Chisty’s handling of the horse amounted to dangerous riding as the jockey never tried to put his horse on an even keel even after knocking Actable out of his stride,” said Rajan Mehrotra, RCTC general manager, racing.

Season’s toppers

Calcutta: Trainer Vijay Singh, jockey Cristopher Alford, apprentice Rutherford Alford and owner Deepak Khaitan and his

Soom Stud Farm retained their championship records straight as they once again, headed their respective categories. The following are the top three in their respective fields:

CHAMPS: (From left) Apprentice Rutherford Alford, jockey Cristopher Alford, owner Deepak Khaitan and trainer Vijay Singh. Pictures by
Kishor Roychowdhury

Trainers: Vijay Singh (55 wins), Daniel David (34) and Bharath Singh (29)

Jockeys: Cristopher Alford (55), Amyn Merchant (24) and S. Shanker (14)

Apprentices: Rutherford Alford (10), Malcolm Maseyk (9) and A. P. Singh (5)

Owners: Deepak Khaitan, MAM Ramaswamy, Thoroughbred R. Syndicate

Tipsters: The Telegraph (459 points), Horse Power (455) and Racing Guide (453)

Four-year-olds:Romantic Notes, Nationalistic and Network

Three-year-olds (male): Andreno, Andropov and Modesto

Three-year-old fillies: Evangeline, Toe Poke and Imperial Pearl

Champion older horse: CalorescenceRESULTS

1. Thrifty Allan Handicap 1,200m: (4-5-2-1) Adams Thunder (Asghar) 1; Calcuttan (M. Reuben) 2; Tequila Shot (G. Singh) 3; Spanish Drum’s (Dalpat) 4. Won by: 1-1/4; 2-1/2; 2; (1-15.8). Tote: Win Rs 29; Place: 20; 28; Quinella: 52; Shp: 34; Tanala: 209. Fav: Adams Thunder (4). Winner trained by Sanjeev Charan.

2. King’s Counsel Handicap 1,100m: (8-3-1-6) Schumacher (Yacoob) 1; Brave Venture (Dalpat) 2; Timbavati (M. Reuben) 3; Anacott (C. Alford) 4. Won by: Hd; SH; 1/2; (1-8.3). Tote: Win Rs 176; Place: 34; 31; 19; Quinella: 877; Shp: 93; Tanala: 33,243. Fav: Anacott (6). Winner trained by E. Bhungard.

3. Sunbird Handicap 1,100m: (4-6-5-1) Kargil Soldier (Rutherford) 1; Abridge (Islam) 2; Sky Command (Amil) 3; On The Bit (Surender) 4. Won by: 3-1/2; 1-1/4; 1/2; (1-6.6). Tote: Win Rs 95; Place: 21; 21; 33; Quinella: 213; Shp: 29; Tanala: 4,821. Fav: Gallant Romeo (8). Winner trained by J. Stephens.

4. BSF Trophy, Div-I 1,400m: (1-7-9-5) Actable (C. Alford) 1; Flying Scot (A. P. Singh) 1; Moon Quest (R. Ahmed) 3; Black Mane (Rutherford) 4. Won by: 1-1/4; SH; 1-1/4; (1-29). Tote: Win Rs 19; Place: 12; 17; 49; Quinella: 42; Shp: 53; Tanala: 927. Fav: Actable (1). Winner trained by Vijay S. (Note: Actable was awarded the race after the original winner Royal Contender was disqualified))

5. Mysore Race Club Cup 1,200m: (3-1-8-2) River Melody (A. P. Singh) 1; Arcaro (C. Alford) 2; Anokato (Chisty) 3; Crowning Moment (Islam) 4. Not run: Affined (5). Won by: 2-1/2; SH; 2-1/2; (1-12.2). Tote: Win Rs 36; Place: 15; 20; 17; Quinella: 80; Shp: 48; Tanala: 378. Fav: River Melody (3). Winner trained by Daniel D.

6. BSF Trophy, Div-II 1,400m: (8-7-10-2) Rheinheart (A. P. Singh) 1; Idolize (C. Alford) 2; Sugar Daddy (Kujur) 3; Suriyothai (Upadhya) 4. Won by: 1/2; 2-1/2; Nk; (1-28.8). Tote: Win Rs 170; Place: 44; 16; 47; Quinella: 254; Shp: 46; Tanala: 23,580. Fav: Yukon (9). Winner trained by Bath. 7. Ich Dien Cup 1,400m: (8-10-15-7) Announcer (C. Alford) 1; Ballet Master (Dalpat) 2; Cool Quest (Chisty) 3; Regency Times (A. P. Singh) 4. Not run: Dancing Dreams (3). Won by: 2; Nk; 1-1/4; (1-26.7). Tote: Win Rs 64; Place: 20; 16; 18; Quienlla: 121; Shp: 71; Tanala: 705. Fav: Ballet Master (10). Winner trained by Vijay S. 8. Romantic Dancer Cup 1,400m: (2-6-15-1) My Opinion (Smith) 1; Lucifer (Upadhya) 2; Finders Keepers (Chisty) 3; Sergeant Slipper (Gurang) 4. Won by: Nk; Nk; 1; (1-28.1). Tote: Win Rs 562; 144; 28; 23; Quienlla: 1,656; Shp: 49; Tanala: 27,902. Fav: Rescue Act (3). Winner trained by D. Karki. Jackpot: Rs 3,31,668 (carried over); (C) Rs 2,187. Treble: (i) Rs 4,849; (ii) Rs 1,36,500.


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