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River Melody, Star Selection shine

Calcutta: River Melody, Star Selection, Software and Secret Adversary were impressive.from among the following horses seen working on Saturday morning:

Outer sand track

1,400m: Acklins (Rb) and Midnight Escape (C. Alford) in 1-47s; (800m) 1-0s; (400m) 31s. They moved well as they levelled. Andreyev (Shanker) in 1-48s; (800m) 56s; (400m) 32s. Fit. Soviet Port (Yadav) and Anokato (A. P. Singh) in 1-50s; (800m) 57s; (400m) 29s. They were level and were easy. Calorescence (C. Alford) in 1-46s; (800m) 57s; (400m) 30s. Moved easy. Arcaro (Shanker) in 1-47s; (800m) 56s; (400m) 30s. Fit.

1,200m: New Fortune (Yadav) in 1-35s; (800m) 1-2s; (400m) 31s. Knox-ville (I. Chisty) and Royal Contender (Rutherford) in 1-29s; (400m) 29s. Suriyothai (Upadhya) and White Crown/Our Volcan (Dalpat) in 1-30s; (400m) 31s. Both moved well. They are two-year-olds. Kainat (GowIi) and Sizzling Melody/Cute Babe (P. Alford) in 1-30s; (400m) 31s. Former was a length better. Latter is a two-year-old. Amicable (Shanker) and Assailer (Domingo) in 1-29s; (400m) 32s. They were very easy as they levelled. Secret Adversary (SaIam) in 1-23s; (400m) 30s. Good.

800m: Software (K. Kumar) in 55s; (400m) 27s. Good. Star Of Ring (A. P. Singh) and Alborada (R. Ahmed ) In 56s; (400m) 28s. They were impressive as they levelled. Activit (Asghar), Brighter Future (SaIam) and Imperial Pearl (Gurang) in 1-1s; (400m) 31s. The trio was level. Kargil Soldier (Dalpat) in 55s; (400m) 27s. Fit. Immaculate (Kujur) and Adeline (Yacoob) in 59s; (400m) 28s. Former was 2 Is better. River Melody (Yavad) and Star Selection (Salam) in 56s; (400m) 29s. Former was a length better. Discomatic (A. P. Singh) and Impressive Prince (Asghar) in 59s; (400m) 32s. Former was 4 Is better. Arctic Fancy (Yadav) and Ardon (AmiI) in 57s; (400m) 29s. They were level. Bay Dragon (Rutherford) in 58s; (400m) 30s. Estocade (P. Alford) in 57s,. (400m) 29s. Young Senor/Song Breeze (Rutherford) in 1-1s; (400m) 28s. A two-year-old. Andrada (Domingo), Excalibur's Lake/Legacy (Rb), Tecorno/ Goldilocks (C. Alford) and Excalibur’s Lake/Million Star (Surender) in 1-1s; (400m) 30s. AlI four were level. Last three are two-year-olds. Phelvan (Rabani) and Adducer (Maseyk) in 57s; (400m) 29s. They were easy as they levelled. Black Mane (Kujur) in 57s; (400m) 29s. Among Men (GowIi) in 59s; (400m) 32s. Tohfa (P. Alford) in 1-1s; (400m) 32s. Ispahan (K. Kumar) in 57s; (400m) 29s. Moved fluently.

Sand track

1,400m: Brave Venture (Gurang) 1-53s; (400m) 33s. Fit. 800m: Austral (Rutherford) in 54s; (400m) 26s. Handy. Software Classic (P. Alford) and Aurelia (Rb) in 51s; (400m) 26s. Former was 5 ls better. Flying Power (Kujur) in 53s; (400m) 25s. Fit Rasputin (1. Chisty) in 53s; (400m) 26s. Moved easy. Flying Scot (G. Singh) and Be Fresh/Current Affair (Surender) in 54s; (400m) 25s. They moved notably as they levelled. Latter is a two-year-old. Don Vittorio (G.Singh) in 54s; (400m) 28s. Maintains form. Sergeant Slipper (Yacoob) in 1-1s; (400m) 32s. Spanish Drums (SaIam) in 57s; (400m) 30s.

Gate practice

800m (from 2,000m to 1,400m): Moon Quest (Amil) Rustic Of Spring (A. P. Singh), Days of Glory Way (Kujur), My Dancer (Gurang) and Sizzling Melody/Special Girl (R. Ahmed) in 41s. AII jumped out well. All are two-year-olds. Sir Bruce/Nimble (C. Alford) Excalibur’s Lake/ Glo-wing Tribute (SaIam), Love Is Blind (Rabani) and Batzushka/Fusion (Maseyk) in 43s. AII jumped out well. All are two-year-olds. Greenianoler (Kujur), Forest Ridge (Amil) Direct Access (Asghar), Great View (Yacoob) and Poet's Dream/Tateiera (R. Ahmed) in 42s. AII jumped out well. All are two-year-olds.

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