SAI, Customs up in Beighton Cup
Paltu�da remembered
Calcutta Racing/ Amil, Yacoob stood down; Mujeeb fined
Track Trials/ Prince Obolensky impresses

Calcutta, March 29: 
SAI Training Centre and Calcutta Customs today won their respective 106th Beighton Cup matches, the first with consummate ease and the latter with a trim level of difficulty.

At the CC&FC, Eastern Railway Sports Associaton (ERSA) were at the receiving end of the SAI onslaught, losing 2-4. The scoring was opened by Manoj Kujur, with Stephen Kujur, Edmund Kerketta and Renil Singh pushing in more goals. Sher Shah and Santosh Tigga, their regular scorers (they had also scored in their first-round whipping of West Bengal Police), scored for ERSA.

That ended ERSA�s run in this Beighton Cup.

Customs edged out Calcutta Port Trust 3-2. R. P. Singh and A. Ali, followed up by Ayaz, were the scorers for Customs. Port�s Raja Rabi Das, another regular scorer for the team, and Sunil Singh reduced the margin at the Mohun Bagan ground.


Calcutta, March 29: 
East Bengal today condoled the death of its secretary and long time associate Dipak �Paltu� Das in a congregation of luminaries from the sporting and other worlds.

Das passed away in the city on March 22 after protracted illness.

Present were sports luminarties like Sailen Manna, Sukumar Samajpati, Jamshed Nassiri, Subhas Bhowmick, Krishanu Dey, Sishir Ghosh, Chima Okerie, Manoranjan Bhattacharya and others.

From the political world came heavyweights like Subhas Chakraborty, Kshiti Goswami and Ajit Panja. Officials from different organisations � like the IFA (Ranjit Gupta), Tollygunge Agragami (Mantoo Ghosh), Mohun Bagan, the CAB (Debdas Banerjee), the AAAWB, BHA (Gurbux Singh) � were also present.

Sports minister Chakraborty said it was now the club�s responsibility to take care of the family of an offocial who has given 30 years of his life to the club.

Md. AC committee

Mohammedan Athletic Club, now in CFL first division group B, have roped in Subhas Chakrabarty as their patron-in-chief, it was announced at a press conference last evening. Nizamuddin has been appointed general secretary, Ali Hossain president and Javed Ahmed Khan patron.    

Calcutta, March 29: 
If the public-choice Gold Buck failed to live up to expectations in the feature event, the 1,400m RWITC Cup, so did the other prime favourites in today�s six-event race-card. It was left to a totally friendless Anolini display vast improvement and bag the main event following a start-to-finish successful bid. The Vijay Singh-trainee, in the hands of Md. Islam, just about lasted out to hold off a duel, albeit, late-challenge from his stable-mates Freedom Dancer and Alyssum.

The afternoon started on an eventful note prompting the stewards to take some hard decisions. The axe fell on jockey Amil for his mischievous handling of the Mujeeb-ur-Rehman-trainee Stately Honour earlier in the day. Following an inquiry conducted by the stewards after the last race, the jockey was suspended for races between April 8 and April 30. The jockey was further informed that his riding license will not be renewed until July 31 should he apply for it.

Jockey Yacoob, too, earned the wrath of the stewards on another of Mujeeb�s ward, Global Harmony, on whom the jockey dropped his hands in the dying minutes of the race thus losing the Cavalry Cup to Kenilworth by the skin of the teeth. Yacoob, too, was suspended for an identical period and his riding license will not be renewed until August 31. Mujeeb, who�s Appyness was the rage of the backers in the race, was fined Rs 10,000 for not giving specific instructions to jockey Yacoob.


1. Colorado Claro Handicap 1,200m: (5-1-4-3) Bold Apparel (A. Imran) 1; Russian Czar (Rutherford) 2; Flamebird (Gowli) 3; The Stud (M. Reuben) 4. Won by: 2-1/4; 1-1/4; SH; (1-13.1). Tote: Win Rs 33; Place: 16; 17; 16; Quinella: 139; Tanala: 683. Fav: Adeline (7). Winner trained by Daniel D.

2. Pennant Handicap 1,200m: (10-11-3-5) Spanish Drum�s (Tamang) 1; Super Smile (Rabani) 2; Solo Act (Amil) 3; Double Bull (A. Imran) 4. Won by: Nk; 1-1/4; 1/2; (1-12.9). Tote: Win Rs 36; Place: 16; 22; 151; Quinella: 102; Tanala: 6,132. Fav: Spanish Drum�s (10). Winner trained by Daniel D.

3. Cavalry Cup 1,400m: (6-4-1-7) Kenilworth (R. Chauhan) 1; Global Harmony (Yacoob) 2; Blessed Spirit (A. P. Singh) 3; Appyness (C. Alford) 4. Won by: SH; 3/4; Nk; (1-27.2). Tote: Win Rs 221; Place: 34; 58; 42; Quinella: 2,155; Tanala: 41,927. Fav: Appyness (7). Winner trained by Bharath S.

4. R. W. I. T. C. Cup 1,400m: (9-2-3-4) Anolini (Islam) 1; Freedom Dancer (A. P. Singh) 2; Alyssum (C. Alford) 3; Illustrious Reign (Manohar) 4. Won by: Nk; SH; 1-1/4; (1-25.6). Tote: Win Rs 258; Place: 44; 29; 19; Quinella: 1,789; Tanala: 16,522. Fav: Gold Buck (8). Winner trained by Vijay S.

5. Zara Shah Cup 1,100m: (9/14-2-4) Princelene (Gowli) & Sovereign Bullet (Som S.) 1; Alsheim (Shanker) 3; Best In Show (Manohar) 4. Won by: D-H; 1-1/4; 1; (1-5.2). Tote: Win Rs 22 (on Princelene); 198 (on Sovereign Bullet ); Place: 16; 84; 29; Quinella: 768; Tanala: 4,872. Fav: Pincelene (9). Winner trained by Asfand & Daniel D.

6. Leprechaun Handicap 1,100m: (7-12-8-6) Ancheta (Shanker) 1; Rescue Act (Rabani) 2; Calamint (A. P. Singh) 3; Lightning Speed (Engineer) 4. Won by: 3/4; 4-1/4; 7-1/2; (1-5.7). Tote: Win Rs 45; Place: 19; 18; 17; Quinella: 79; Tanala: 291. Fav: Calamint (8). Winner trained by Vijay S.

Jackpot: Rs 1,25,182; (C) Rs 12,114 & 24,229.

Treble: (i) Rs 28,025; (ii) Rs 3,236.

Calcutta, March 29: 
Prince Obolensky, Arco Europa, Lockers Park and Alicyclic were impressive from among the following horses seen working today morning:

Outer sand track

1,400m: Prince Obolensky (Yadav) in 1-41s; (400m) 31s. Good. Arco Europa (Amil) and Freedom Warrior (Rb) in 1- 1-43s; (400m) 30s. Former a length better.

1,200m: Automatic (Surender) and Albright (A. P. Singh) in 1-27s; (400m) 30s. Former was far better. Alicyclic (Rb) and Andrada (Amil) in 1-24s; (400m) 30s. Former was a length better. Lockers Park (Rabani) and Aracruz (Islam) in 1-24s; (400m) 30s. Former was 2 ls better. Just Kidding (K. Gurang) in 1-33s; (400m) 32s.

1,000m: Winning Hand (Rabani) and Tsaynen Blue (Rb) in 1-11s; (400m) 30s. Former was a length better.

800m: Key Witness (Surender) in 56s; (400m) 29s. Easy. As A Rule (Rb) in 1-3s; (400m) 32s. On The Bit (Rb) in 56s; (400m) 28s. Good.

600m: Alvernia (Islam) in 41s; (400m) 27 2/5s. Moved well.

Sand track

1,400m: Scavenger�s Son (B. Gurang) in 1-42s; (400m) 28s. Easy.

800m: Pneumatic Power (A. Imran) in 54s; (400m) 25s. Moved well. Crimson King (A. Imran) in 55s; (400m) 25s. Fit. Beau Bruno (Saran S.) in 58s; (400m) 30s.    


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