Calcutta: Network and Romantic Notes were impressive while preparing for the Derby next Sunday. The following is the pick of track trials noted on Tuesday:
Outer sand track
1,600m: Network (C. Alford), Romantic Notes (Shanker) and Shining Jewel (Rb) in 2-5; (1,000m) 1-15 (400m) 29s. Each horses was separated by a lengths. All there were very easy.
1,400m: Giorgio (Upadhya) in 1-48s; (1,000m) 1-17s; (400m) 30s. Aligraph (C. Alford) in 1-55s; (1,000m) 1-23; (400m) 33s. Very easy.
1,200m: Crimson Rage (Shanker) in 1-29s; (1,000m) 1-15s; (400m) 31 Moved attractively. Another Time (Upadhya) and Smart Ruler (Merchant) in 1-30s; (800m) 59s; (400m) 29. The former was easily a length better. Both are very fit.
800m: My Opinion (A. P. Singh) in 59s; (400m) 30s. Easy.
600m: Assertive Dancer (Upadhya) and Nationalistic (Merchant) in 46s; (400m) 30. They moved well as they finished together. Grand Lodge (Gowli) and Tiger Talk (Som) in 48s; (400m) 31. They were were easy as they finished level. Sovereign Bullet (Dalpat) in 43s; (400m) 27. May surprise soon. Note.
1,400m: Comedy Of Errors (Rb) in 1-38; (1,000m) 1-9s; (400m) 29s. Unextended.
800m: On The Bit (Dalpat) in 59s; (400m) 27s. Fit.