Calcutta: A five-year-old gelding Special Happening, classified in the highest class (Rated 104), was the rage of the bidders thus finishing as the sales’ topper, at Rs 3.45 lakh, from among the 19 lots that came under the hammer at the city racecourse on Tuesday. Bidding for a registered syndicate, of owners, trainer Vijay Singh out-bid a fairly decent gathering of rich and famous. Vijay informed that his other purchase, Deep Finesse, knocked down for Rs 1.5 lakh, was meant for a ladies’ syndicate that will be registered soon. Bidding throughout the evening was brisk and RCTC netted an average of nearly Rs 1.5 lakh per lot. “There were two unsold lots and a new syndicate to be formed by the club members will underwrite these lots,” said Vineet Verma, CEO and secretary RCTC. Verma also added: “Breeze Up was a success and bidding was to our expectations.”
Tuesday’s track trials
Outer sand track
1,200m: Midnight Express (C. Alford) in 1-35s; (400m) 31s. Easy.
1,000m: Bird’s Empire (Gurang) in 1-14s; (400m) 30s. Moved easy. Accuser (C. Alford) and Conquering Hero/Tooting (Rabani) in 1-12; (400m) 29s. Former was 4 ls better. They are two-year-olds. Andropov (C. Alford) and Aretino (Shanker) in 1-14s; (400m) 30s. They were level. They are two-year-olds. Aiberni (C. Alford) in 1-13s;(400m) 27s. Handy.
800m: Arrayal (C. Alford) and Love-isblind (Rabani) in 56s; (400m) 29s. Former was a length better. Another Time (Amil), Star Selection (Upadhya), Assertive Dancer (A. P. Singh) and Social Girl (Girl) in 58s; (400m) 30s. They were level. Sanctified Star (Yacoob) in 56s; (400m) 29s. Moved well. Ever Lasting Love (Rabani) in 54s; (400m) 28s. Moved well.
600m: Star Chieftan (Salam) and Bold Chieftan (A. P. Singh) in 46s; (400m) 31s. The were level.
1,200m: Touch Of Elegance (Brij S.) in 1-23s; (400m) 28s. Easy. Ace Of Spades (Yacoob) in 1-22s; (400m) 26s. Fit. Miss Padmini (Rb) in 1-31s; (400m) 30s. Knoxville (Haroon) in 1-27s; (400m) 30s. 1,000m: Don Vittorio (G. Singh) in 1-15s; (400m) 31s.
800m: Aurelia (Rb) in 58s; (400m) 29s. On The Bit (Dalpat) in 50s; (400m) 25s. Good. Rasputin (Rb) and Richie Rich (Haroon) in 53s; (400m) 26s. They were level. 600m: Courtesan (Rb) in 41s; (400m) 28s.