ALVARADA CRUISES TO VICTORY 

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By BY STAR RACER in Calcutta
  • Published 16.12.00
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Calcutta, Dec. 16 :    Calcutta, Dec. 16:  The Razeen-Enfin Seule daughter, Alvarada, cruised to a six-length-plus victory in the 2,400m fillies' Derby, the Usha Stud Calcutta Oaks, today. Cristopher Alford partnered the Vijay Singh-trained ward on a day ruled by favourites. Note: Lockers Park having failed the drug test on November 3, his trainer Bharath Singh has been suspended for two months. RESULTS 1. Irma La Douce Plate 1,100m: (1-3-2-5) Automatic (C. Alford) 1; Alvernia (Amil) 2; Aventura (Rabani) 3; Maid To Measure (A. Imran) 4. Not run: Calamint (4). Won by: 1-1/2; 5; Dist; (1-11). Tote: Win Rs 13; Place: 10; 19; Quinella: 26; Tanala: 51. Fav: Automatic (1). Winner trained by Vijay S. 2. Lombard Handicap 1,600m: (6-2-3-5) Ballard Lady (A. Imran) 1; The Stud (Connorton) 2; American (Rutherford) 3; Crest Star (Yasin) 4. Won by: 2-1/4; 1-1/2; 2; (1-41.3). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 12; 10; 18; Quinella: 16; Tanala: 89. Fav: The Stud (2). Winner trained by Daniel D. 3. Lightning Sketch Handicap 1,400m: (3-1-5-2) Kargil Soldier (Connorton) 1; Black Mane (M. Reuben) 2; Persuasion (Islam) 3; Rheinheart (Shanker) 4. Won by: 1-1/4; SH; 1-1/4; (1-27.9). Tote: Win Rs 133; Place: 24; 19; 30; Quinella: 254; Tanala: 8,969. Fav: Magnifico (4). Winner trained by J. Stephens. 4. Goldfinder Handicap 1,200m: (3-1-2-5) Royal Ruler (P. Alford) 1; Floral Path (A. P. Singh) 2; Heaven's Blessing (Shanker) 3; Breezealla (Khalander) 4. Won by: 5-3/4; Nk; 1-1/2; (1-15.3). Tote: Win Rs 20; Place: 13; 20; 13; Quinella: 75; Tanala: 191. Fav: Royal Ruler (3). Winner trained by R. Alford. 5. T. N. Banerjea Cup 1,200m: (7-1-10-5) Added Asset (A. Imran) 1; Bountiful Gesture (C. Alford) 2; Arctic Fancy (Saran) 3; Ardon (Upadhya) 4. Won by: Hd; 1-1/2; 4-1/4; (1-13.7). Tote: Win Rs 22; Place: 13; 13; 36; Quinella: 24; Tanala: 540. Fav: Added Asset (7). Winner trained by Daniel D. 6. Usha Stud Calcutta Oaks 2,400m: (2-7-5-8) Alvarada (C. Alford) 1; Surfside (Ruzaan) 2; Code Word (A. Imran) 3; Tsaynen Blue (Connorton) 4. Won by: 6-1/4; 1-3/4; 2-1/4; (2-36.2). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 10; 13; 38; Quinella: 17; Tanala: 167. Fav: Alvarada (2). Winner trained by Vijay S. 7. Easter Parade Handicap 1,100m: (1-5-4-8) Endless Surprise (C. Alford) 1; Bird's Empire (A. Imran) 2; Red Trident (Rutherford) 3; Cancun (Ruzaan) 4. Won by: 1-1/4; 4-3/4; 1/2; (1-7.6). Tote: Win Rs 19; Place: 12; 14; 28; Quinella: 28; Tanala: 319. Fav: Endless Surprise (1).Winner trained by Daniel D. Jackpot: Rs 3,400; (C) Rs 619. Treble: (i) Rs 807; (ii) Rs 82.