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14 to vie for honours

Calcutta: There are 14-horses in the line-up for the 2,400m Indian Turf Invitation Cup, which takes a fresh guard, on Sunday, with the new format. Older horses like Toroloco, Dandified and Ocean And Beyonds take on Classic youngsters — Super Storm, Wind Stream and Maple Star — in the race. The event which has been changed from the traditional contest by a single crop to the 'weight-for-age' — on the lines of the Prix de 'Arc de Triomphe — may help, to some extent , compare generations of the past with that of the present. It may also help gauge the improvement in breeding as every time a star like Jacquelines and In The Spotlights is born a new debate, or, the comparison with the likes of Squanderers, Own Opinions and Elusive Pimpernels begins in the racing circles. The new format may help arrest such debates. It may have taken the Turf Authority of India half a century to switch from a tried and trusted format to the present one but it worth a try. The programme on each day start at 12.45pm.Saturday’s acceptors

1. Japan Trophy, Div-II 1,100m Rt 00-45 12.45pm: Charlie Cool 62, Secret Romance 61, Miss Watermelon 59.5, Rithambhra 57.5, Flying Boy 54.5, I Command 54, Apple Candy 52.5, Rewarding 51.5, Thrice Blessed 50.

2. Bookmakers’ Association Cup 2,000m Rt 60 & over 1.15pm: Su Chaliyo 65, Aerator 63, Vijay Monarch 61.5, Razmaden 57.5, Silverina 57.5, Araceli 52, Stupid Cupid 50.

3. Japan Trophy, Div-I 1,100m Rt 00-45 1.45pm: Ocean Clipper 62.5, Songst-ress 61.5, Trrust In Me 60, Angels Quest 57.5, Speed Angel 56.5, Synch 54, Sreeyantra 54, Al Di La 52, Nine Tenors 51.

4. CROS Cup 1,400m Rt 00-45 2.15pm: Sergeant Major 62.5, Sky Glider 62.5, Zoffany 62, Skyscraper 61.5, Voyager 61.5, Victorian Vice 61, Abarth 60, Riverdown Empress 60, Araneda 58.5, Moment Of Love 57.5, Promissory Note 54, Sham Sunder 54, Eternal Instinct 50.5.

5. Two In One Cup 1,200m Rt 20-65 2.50pm: Agent Archie 62.5, Goliath 61, Our Chieftain 59.5, Xavier 59.5, Amika 59, Ocean Sunrise 58, Red Passion 58, Masteroftheseas 57, Burst Of Stardust 55.5, Tintin 55.5, Snow Ball 55, Cee Four 53.5, Iconic 53.5, Royal Saga 53.5, Gorgeous 53.

6. Stayers’ Cup 3,000m Terms, 4yos & over 3.20pm: Astapi 59, Camorra 59, Native Knight 59, Star Marquess 59, Unleashed 59, Abriella 57.5, Drop Of Honey 57.5, Spark Of Silver 57.5, Vijays Champ 54.

7. Olympia Tech Park Million 1,400m Terms, 3yos only 3.55pm: Captain Courageous 58, Multimagic 58, Adabella 56.5, Cristoffe 56, Gentle Knowledge 56, Paras Mani 54.5, Shaktiroop 54.5, Bengal King 52, Giocrat 52, Sur La Tete 50.5.

8. Oasis Star Sprinters’ Cup 1,200m Terms, 4yos & over 4.30pm: Arrow In Auto Mode 59, Bullet 59, Crown Rule 59, Kohinoor Wish 59, Nefyn 59, River Star 59, Secret Punch 59, Speed Six 59, Successor 59, Sunday Storm 59, Klipspringer 57.5, Master Bullet 56.5, Shivalik Star 56.5, Bullseye 55.

9. Ardiles Cup 1,600m Rt 40-85 5.15pm: Lake Leader 60, Al Attaturk 56.5, Gluteus Maximus 54.5, Imperial Delight 54.5, Smart Hunter 54.5, Cafe Del Monte 54, Credit Ease 54, Enchanted Forest 54, Snow Mountain 51, What A Feeling 51.

Jackpot: 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. Treble: (i) 1, 2 & 3; (ii) 4, 5 & 6; (iii) 7, 8 & 9.

Sunday’s runners

1. Hoverplane Cup, Div-II 1,200m Rt 00-45 12.45pm: Alacrity 62, Petaloid 60, Rappadan Glory 59, Haynestown 57, Piaffe 54, Hurricane Andrew 53, Swiss King 53, Glorious Song 52.5.

2. Sans Craintes Cup 1,200m Terms, maiden, 3yos only 1.15pm: Self Directed 55, Afrah 53.5, Conquest 53.5, Cynosure 53.5, Iron Lady 53.5, Luck Luck Lucky 53.5, Pearly Queen 53.5, Rainbow Dancer 53.5, Shamrock 53.5, Shivalik Empress 53.5, Significant 53.5, Spanish Moon 53.5.

3. Hoverplane Cup, Div-I 1,200m Rt 00-45 1.45pm: Focus 62.5, Fankaar 61.5, Don Magnifico 59.5, Azorian 59, Hot Iron 54, Secret Gloss 54, Ijlal 53, Regal Bearing 52.5.

4. Rohan Lifescapes Cup 1,600m Rt 00-45 2.15pm: River Pride 62, Stiling Veil 59.5, Combined Operation 58.5, Eros 58, Beethoven 57.5, La Dominique 57.5 Rembrandt 57.5, Big Old Man 56.5, Classical Romance 56.5, Rise Above 56, Scarlatti 56, Hills Of The Moon 53.

5. In The Spotlight Cup 1,200m Rt 40-85 2.50pm: Viva La Diva 61, Iverness 60, Royal Honour 59.5, Charlemagne 59, Sunny Sue 58.5, Fireback 58, Oriental Diana 57.5 Sreedhan 57.5, Stand Apart 56, Zillionaire 56, Follow The Dream 54.5, Torch Of Life 54.5, Signor Sassi 53.5, Wild Card 53.5.

6. Maj P.K. Mehra Mem. Super Mile Cup 1,600m Terms, 4yos & over 3.20pm: Aristos 59, Arktouros 59, Berlusconi 59, Immense 59, Kohinoor Wish 59, Ranthambhore 59, Star Of Gibraltar 59, Chase The Sun 54.5.

7. Suresh Mahindra Multi-Million Trophy 1,400m Terms, 4yos & over) 3.55pm: Optimus Prime 60, Bold Police 58, Sunday Storm 58, Rajasthan Royals 57.5, River Star 56, Plenipotent 55.5, Master Bullet 55, River Blitz 54, Coccinella 52.5, Klipspringer 52.5, Sovetskaya 52.5, Nickel Chrome 50.

8. Indian Turf Invitation Cup 2,400m Terms, 4yos & over 4.30pm: Dandified 59, Ocean And Beyond 59, Onassis 59, Toroloco 59, An Acquired Taste 55, Angel Crown 55, Borsalino 55, Hemisphere 55, Snowscape 55, Super Storm 55, Supreme Star late Shivalik Hero 55, Tintinnabulation 55, Wind Stream 55, Maple Star 53.5.

9. Sentouki Cup 1,400m Rt 20-65 5.15pm: Snow Princess 62.5, Ardent N Graceful 62, Head Hunter 61, Skyway 60, Legends Order 59, Aletris 58.5, Manhattan Rain 58, Awesome Indian 57, Haddock 56.5, Isle Of Capri 54.5, Serena 54.5, Schwarze-negger 54, Spectacular Style 53.5, Incanto Bliss 53, Tasveer 53.

Jackpot: 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. Treble: (i) 1, 2 & 3; (ii) 4, 5 & 6; (iii) 7, 8 & 9.