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Obligado wins a thriller

Calcutta: Expected to land the 2,000m Indian Champion Cup untroubled on Friday, the half-money favourite Obligado had to battle it out for a neck victory against Bharath Singh’s Allodium. Mallesh Narredu partnered the Indictment-Ensenada five-year-old.

Going by their recent encounter in the 1,600m Gold Cup, ‘terms’ of the race were heavily against Allodium. However, the eight-year-old ridden by C. Alford issued a strong challenge in the last furlong of the race to go down fighting.

Earlier, luck smiled on Bharath’s Bollywood Dreams who won the 1,400m Indian Champagne Stakes in a facile manner. With Daniels’ Lake O Gold leading erratically upfront and taking most of the fancied runners very wide at the final turn, the 110-1 rank outsider — on the totalisator — who was trailing the 10 — horse field, grasped the rails side wide opening to score easily. Mark Reuben partnered the the Steinbeck-Liberty son to victory.

RESULTS

1. Star Contender Handicap 1,600m: (2-4-3-5) Amicable (C. Alford) 1; Que-en Of The Nile (Kariappa) 2; Flamebird (Islam) 3; Athenia (Surjeet) 4. Won by: SH; 5-1/4; SH; (1-40.9). Tote: Win Rs 37; Place: 13; 23; Quinella: 53; Shp: 22; Tanala: 205. Fav: Athenia (5). Winner trained by Vijay S.

2. Romantic Dancer Handicap 1,200m: (7-6-3-1) Seeker (Islam) 1; Alborada (Jaiswal) 2; Venus (P. Alford) 3; Common Spirit (Smith) 4. Won by: 1; Hd; SH; (1-14.8). Tote: Win Rs 42; Place: 15; 41; 36; Quinella: 406; Shp: 52; Tanala: 5,095. Fav: Blushing Queen (5). Winner trained by Bharath S.

3. Too Hot To Touch Handicap 1,100m: (9-5-6-8) Mesopotamia (Kariappa) 1; Loveisblind (M. Maseyk) 2; Magical Strike (Akhtar) 3; Schumacher (Amjad) 4. Won by: 1/2; 2-1/4; 3-3/4; (1-7.6). Tote: Win Rs 24; Place: 13; 17; 40; Quinella: 45; Shp: 52; Tanala: 594. Fav: Mesopotamia (9). Winner trained by Daniel D.

4. Allied Forces Handicap 1,400m: (9-5-1-7/10) Devasva (I. Chisty) 1; Wordsworth (Islam) 2; Rheinheart (Christopher) 3; Arrival (Shanker) & Flinders (M. Maseyk) 4. Won by: Dist; SH; 3-3/4; (1-27.1). Tote: Win Rs 32; Place: 16; 22; 21; Quinella: 98; Shp: 44; Tanala: 656. Fav: Arrival (7). Winner trained by d. Karki.

5. Indian Champagne Stakes 1,400m: (2-1-8-3) Bollywood Dreams (M. Reuben) 1; Arapahoe (C. Alford) 2; Scent Of Victory (Merchant) 3; Elistano (I. Chisty) 4. Won by: 3-1/2; 1/2; SH; (1-28.4). Tote: Win Rs 1,123; Place: 128; 14; 20; Quinella: 730; Shp: 54; Tanala: 11,891. Fav: Arapahoe (1). Winner trained by Bharath S.

6. Indian Champion Cup 2,000m: (8-1-5-3) Obligado (M. Narredu) 1; Allodium (C. Alford) 2; Falconet (Poirier) 3; Assumer (Shanker) 4. Won by: Nk; 6-1/2; 7; (2-4.5). Tote: Win Rs 15; Place: 12; 16; 17; Quinella: 31; Shp: 33; Tanala: 99. Fav: Obligado (8). Winner trained by D. Byramji.

7. Republic Cup 1,200m: (9-3-1-10) Prime Contender (M. Reuben) 1; Final Round (Christopher) 2; Brighter Future (Kariappa) 3; Shadow Dancing (C. Alford) 4. Won by: 3-1/4; 3/4; SH; (1-14.). Tote: Win Rs 29; Place: 14; 16; 15; Quinella: 62; Shp: 36; Tanala: 245. Fav: Prime Contender (9). Winner trained by Javed K.

8. Real Danger Handicap 1,600m: (3-10-2-8) King Nicholas (Kariappa) 1; Activity (Amil) 2; Fortune Raja (Christopher) 3; Asprey (Jaiswal) 4. Not run: Rupashree (6). Won by: 3-1/2; Nk; SH; (1-43.4). Tote: Win Rs 30; Place: 14; 82; 13; Quinella: 808; Shp: 200; Tanala: 1,934. Fav: Fortune Raja (2). Winner trained by Daniel D.

Jackpot: Rs 76,798; (C) Rs 8,378.

Treble: (i) Rs 790; (ii) Rs 12,134; (iii) Rs 133.


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