Calcutta: Arrayal, Argento, Seeker and Akebono were impressive from
among the following horses exercising on Friday.
Outer sand track
1,200m: Lockers Park (Rabani) in 1-29s; (400m) 31s. Fit. Arrayal (Rabani) and Argento (Shanker) in 1-29s; (400m) 30s. Both worked well but the former went a length better. Seeker (Rabani) and Akebono (Shanker) in 1-30s; (400m) 27s. Both were handy but the former was a length better. Rescue Act (Islam) and Abridge (Rabani) in 1-34s; (400m) 31s. They were level. 1,000m: Alcalde (Rabani) in 1-14s; (400m) 28s. Good. 800m: Blue Chip (Islam) in 1-1s; (400m) 30s. Easy.
800m: Destiny’s Trick (Rutherford) in 59s; (400m) 28s.
On Thursday’s outer sand track
600m: Royal Contender (Rutherford) in 45; (400m) 30s. 400m: Sovereign Bullet (Upadhya) in 28s.Fit.
800m: On The Bit (Rutherford) in 53s; (400m) 24s. Good. 600m: Knoxville (Tamang) in 42s; (400m) 27s. Fit. Destiny’s Trick (Rutherford) in 45s; (400m) 30s. Royal Account (Tamang) in 45s; (400m) 27s. Easy. 400m: Secret Desire (Saran S.) in 29s.
German Derby: The powerful Andreas Schutz stable is aiming for another German Derby success on Sunday after saddling three previous winners in Hamburg. He has five horses entered for the Derby but his stable jockey, Andrasch Starke, has chosen to ride German Oaks winner Next Gina.