Calcutta: No Regrets, Perfect Vision, Richie Rich, Thanks To All and The Archer were impressive from among the following horses seen exercising on Saturday morning.
Outer sand track
1,400m: Suriyothai (Upadhya) in 1-53s; (400m) 29s. Moved well. Castle Moon (Saran) in 1-52s; (first 800m) in 58s.
1,000m: Another Time (Merchant) and Discomastic (Surjeet) in 1-19s; (400m) 29s. Former was a length better. Both were handy
800m: Hello Brother (Upadhya) in 1-0s; (400m) 30s. Easy. Perfect Vision (A. P. Singh) and Rheinheart (G. Singh) in 59s; (400m) 30s. Former was 6 ls better. Flying Scot (A. P. Singh) in 1-1s; (400m) 31s. Mo-ved well. Capistrano (Surjeet) and Rupashree (Upadhya) in 1-2s; (400m) 30s. Both were easy. No Regrets (P. Alford) and Say It Loud (Gowli) in 59s; (400m) 29s. Former was 6 ls better. Rohini (Surjeet) in 1-2s; (400m) 29s. Easy. Alborada (Jaiswal) in 1-2s; (400m) 30s. Easy. Positive Thinker (Saran) in 1-0s; (400m) 29s. Was pushed. Kainat (Som S.) in 1-0s; (400m) 30s. Moved well. The Archer (Surjeet) in 58s; (400m) 29s. Was handy. Thanks To All (P. Alford) and Mayn Hiss (Gowli) in 1-0s; (400m) 29s. Former was 4 ls better and moved well. Grecian Prince (Merchant) and Brave Venture (Yadav) in 1-0s; (400m) 29s. Former was 4 ls better and was handy. Secret Force (Merchant) and Smart Ruler (Surjeet) in 1-2s; (400m) 29s. Former was a head better. Anokato (Yadav) in 1-3s; (400m) 28s. Was easy. My Opinion (A. P. Singh) in 1-1s; (400m) 30s. Richie Rich (Tamang) in 59s; (400m) 27s.
600m: Seeker (Rabani) in 45s; (400m) 30s. Easy. Adeline (Gajender) in Direct Access (Amil) in 47s; (400m) 30s. Former was a head better. Both were easy. Barrier Ridge (Rb) in 48s; (400m) 31s.Pearl Dragon (Surjeet) and Activity (Merchant) in 46s; (400m) 29s. Former was 2 ls better. Both moved well. Royal Chamer (Merchant) and Raring To Go (Surjeet) in 46s; (400m) 28s. They were level and were handy. Mystic Forest (Yadav) and Forest Ridge (Salam) in 47s; (400m) 30s. Autumn Fantasy (Surjeet) and Terriffico (Merchant) in 45s; (400m) 28s.
400m: Moon Mission (Amil) in 30s. Simply Monarch (Yadav) in 30s.
Dash For Glory (Merchant) in 30s.
1,000m: Keep The Faith (Saran) in 1-10s; (400m) 27s. Good.
600m: Leading Conquest (Smith) in 43s; (400m) 28s. Easy.
400m: Star Of Stars (Smith) in 28s.
1,400m: Actable (Domingo) and Shining Jewel (Shanker) in 1-51 (400m) 32s. Former was 4 ls better.
800m: Ballet Master (Yadav) in 56;(400m) 26s. Moved well. Beneficent (Rb) in 59s;(400m) 27s.
Black Majik Woman (Tamang) in 1-2s; (400m) 29s. Heavenís Blessing (G. Singh) in 58s;(400m) 27s.
600m: Asprey (Jaiswal) in 42s; (400m) 26s. Moved well.
2,000m to 1,400m: Tequila Shot (G. Singh) and Litollier Star (A. P. Singh) in 41s. Both jumped out well.
York to host Ascot 2005
Ascot (AFP): York is to host the 2005 Royal Ascot, it was announced on Saturday. It beat off three other bids including the national hunt venue of Cheltenham to host English racingís most prestigious meeting as Ascot is due to be rebuilt from October 2004 till May 2006.