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Aretino, Gypsy King shine

Calcutta: Aretino, Gypsy King, Ap-ertivo and Andropov were impressive from among the following horses seen exercising on Thursday.

Winter track

1,800m: Aretino (C.Alford) and Adderly (Christopher) in 2-4s; (1,600m) 1-45s; (1,400m) 1-33s; (1,000m) 1-7s; (400m) 27s. Former was a length better, latter was pushed.

1,600m: Calorific (C. Alford), Exclusie Affair (Christopher) and Arakawa (Rb) in 2-1s; (1,400m) 1-43s; (1,000m) 1-11s; (400m) 28s. They were separated by heads.

1,400m: Bountiful Pleasure (Christopher),Corvino (C. Alford), Mega Role (Surender), Arapahoe (Rb), River Rafter (Rb) and Anzello (Rb) in 1-48s; (1,000m) 1-16s; (400m) 32s. The first named finished 4 ls ahead of the rest. Gypsy King (Rabani) in 1-31s; (1,000m) 1-5s; (400m) 28s. Impressed. Aperitivo (C. Alford) and Reminiscent (Christopher) in 1-36s; (1,000m) 1-7s;(400m) 27s. Former was a length better. Andropov (C. Alford) and Shadow Dancing (Christopher) in 1-33s; (1,000m) 1-5s; (400m) 27s. Former was 6 ls better and moved well.

1,200m: Anatolia (Christopher), Modesto (C. Alford) and Amicable (Surender) in 1-20s; (800m) 53s; (400m) 27s. Each was separated by half a length. The trio was handy. 1,000m: Shearwalk (Christopher) in 1-14s; (400m) 31s. Easy.

800m: Shimmering River (Merchant) and Bit Of Luck (Amil) in 54s; (400m) 27s. Former was a head better. Exotic Strides (Yasin) and Magic Feathers (Merchant) in 54s; (400m) 27s. Former was a far better. Both were level.

600m: Make A Wish (Salim) and Secret Prospector (R. Ahmed) in 43s; (400m) 28s. They were level

Regal Fortune (R. Ahmed) and Lake O Gold (Salam) in 45s; (400m) 29s. They were level.

Outer sand track

1,200m: Among Men (Som) and No Regrets (Rb) in 1-28s; (400m) 32s. Former was a distance better. Compassionate (Som) in 1-29s; (400m) 30s. Easy.

800m: Prime Contender (Som) in 56s; (400m) 29s. Fit. Richie Rich (Tamang) in 59s; (400m) 31s. Easy.

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