Be Safe to go abroad

Whether he makes history or not, on Sunday, Be Safe’s future course of operations will be at the International circuits, for greener pastures. “We have plans to race Be Safe abroad;” said trainer Malesh Narredu, when asked, on Friday morning, as to the future plans of the champion galloper. 

By HONKY DORY
  • Published 28.02.15
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Mumbai:  Whether he makes history or not, on Sunday, Be Safe’s future course of operations will be at the International circuits, for greener pastures. “We have plans to race Be Safe abroad;” said trainer Malesh Narredu, when asked, on Friday morning, as to the future plans of the champion galloper. 

 It was an emphatic statement, which could not have come from the trainer, without blessings of the horseowner, MAM Ramawamy — already a record holder of close to 600 Indian Classics.   

The two Narredus, Malesh and nephew, Suraj, who partners the super horse, in the Indian Turf Invitation Cup, have a decent amount of experience and some success, too, in the International arena. They have recently gone on record saying that Be Safe is a kind of horse who may make his presence felt in International Graded race.
Such statements are bound to have demoralising effects in the opposition camp but jockey Y.S. Srinath is not a kind of person who takes the defeat lying down. “I love challenges, and I have immense faith in the ability of my ride (Alaindair);” said Srinath, who was visibly amused and annoyed, as well, before speeding away on his mobike.

Trainer Pesi Shroff, too, is hopeful about his eight in a row winner, Amazing Grace, though the early birds opined that the filly hasn’t been impressive in her recent workouts.