River Blitz strikes it rich

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By STAR RACER
  • Published 11.11.13
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Calcutta: Trainer Patrick Quinn’s seven-year-old horse, River Blitz — ridden by Shailesh Shinde — lifted the 1,400m Hilliard Cup, on Sunday. Ridden in a check, the Ikhtyar-Eubee son was brought with an electrifying run, on the wide of the field, to beat Su Chaliyo and Arktouros while the course favourite, Charlemagne, failed to do anything worthwhile.

Singh brothers, Vijay and Bharath, were expected to rule the afternoon’s eight-event card but Bharath could manage to saddle two winners — Hayata and Scuderia — while Vijay’s favourites, including Snowdrift, in the 1,400m Shri Charan Memorial Cup, fell like nine pins. The race was claimed by Arti Doctor’s Multimagic (Pradip Chauhan-up).

RESULTS

1. Moorehouse Handicap 1,100m: (2-10-4) Hayata (M. Ali Khan) 1, Sartaj 2, Piaffe 3. Won by: 1, Ns; (1-8.81). Win Rs 422; (P) 78, 155, 26; (Q) 7,152; Shp: 525; (T) 63,420. Fav: Abrienda (1). Winner trained by Bharath.

2. Myall King Handicap 1,400m: (3-7-8) Persian Jewels (I. Khan) 1, Ambaa 2, Happy Kingdom 3. Won by: 2, 1; (1-31.21). Win Rs 154; (P) 26, 35, 35; (Q) 917; Shp: 107; (T) 14,276. Fav: Silver Wizard (1). Winner trained by Daniel.

3. Metal Handicap 1,600m: (6-4-3) Santa Barbara (Chauhan) 1, Ademaro 2, Stiling Veil 3. NR: Carnival Point. Won by: 2-1/2, 1/2; (1-42.19). Win Rs 23; (P) 18, 16; (Q) 15; Shp: 33; (T) 113. Fav: Ademaro (4). Winner trained by Quinn.

4. Penant Handicap, Div-I 1,200m: (2-5-6) War Games (Chisty) 1, Aletris 2, Significant 3. Won by: 1-1/2, 1/2; (1-15.37). Win Rs 21; (P) 12, 57, 73; (Q) 640; Shp: 161; (T) 3,877. Fav: War Games (2). Winner trained by Javed.

5. Penant Handicap, Div-II 1,200m: (6-7-9) Scuderia (Trevor) 1, Axstone 2, Giocrat 3. NR: Romancer (2). Won by: 2, 6; (1-14.76). Win Rs 37; (P) 15, 17, 25; (Q) 32; Shp: 41; (T) 443. Fav: Scuderia (6). Winner trained by Bharath.

6. Shri Charan Mem. Cup 1,400m: (2-7-9) Multimagic (Chauhan) 1, Snowdrift 2, Legends Order 3. Won by: 3/4, Dist; (1-25.16). Win Rs 49; (P) 15, 12, 39; (Q) 21; Shp: 54; (T) 578. Fav: Snowdrift (7). Winner trained by Arti.

7. Hilliard Cup 1,400m: (8-4-1) River Blitz (Shailesh) 1, Su Chaliyo 2, Arktouros 3. Won by: 3/4, 1-3/4; (1-26.63). Win Rs 46; (P) 16, 25, 22; (Q) 153; Shp: 112; (T) 1,914. Fav: Charlemagne (9). Winner trai-ned by Quinn.

8. Salvage Ha-ndicap 1,100m: (5-11-8) Conquest (Chisty) 1, Amarilla 2, Ocean Sunrise 3. Won by: 1, 2-3/4; (1-7.11). Win Rs 31; (P) 17, 19, 59; (Q) 57; Shp: 48; (T) 1,524. Fav: Conquest (5). Winner trained by Javed.

Jackpot: Rs 4,954; (C) Rs 394.Treble; (i) Rs 27,720; (ii) Rs 104; (iii) Rs 880.

HYDERABAD RESULTS

(With inter-state dividends)

1st race: Golden Terms 1, Dear Friend 2, Reflections 3. Win Rs 174; (P) 45, 16; (Q) 153; 2nd race: Chetak 1, Itsy Bitsy 2, Classic Wish 3. Win Rs 70; (P) 18, 21, 13; (Q) 88; 3rd race: Audacious 1, Jaden Gil 2, Golden Palace 3. Win Rs 162; (P) 28, 62, 38; (Q) 848; 4th race: Mukhtar 1, Ice Rain 2, Chayanandan 3. Win Rs 50; (P) 16, 17, 18; (Q) 97; 5th race: The Best Man 1, Crown Castle 2, Ziv 3. Win Rs 231; (P) 32, 21, 22; (Q) 174; 6th race: Always Bullish 1, Vijays Best 2, Hard Kingdom 3. Win Rs 17; (P) 13, 16, 19; (Q) 25; 7th race: Ace Star 1, Price Warrior 2, Garcia Marquez 3. NR: Citi Supreme. Win Rs 59; (P) 18, 21, 22; (Q) 139.

Jackpot: Rs 12,300 (Carried over). Treble: (i) Rs 4,444; (ii) Rs 1,015.

TODAY’S SELECTIONS

1.25pm: Winds Of Victory 1. Natalia 2. Energetic Lass 3. 1.55pm: Fastest Finger 1. Okai Okai Okai 2. Black Bolt 3. 2.25pm: Amrapal 1. Khalis Gold 2. Amber Flame 3. 2.55pm: Exclusive Lady 1. Silver Cruise 2. Kianoosh 3. 3.30pm: Military Belle 1. Allianz Arena 2. Ceremonious 3. 4pm: Transition 1. Sugar Deal 2. True Scholar 3. 4.30pm: Fair And Squre 1. Queens Necklace 2. Amazing Weapon 3. 5.05pm: Over Shadow 1. Crimson Look 2. Cannon Ten 3. Day’s Best: Fastest Finger Double: Amrapal & Over Shadow.