Agnostic in the Magnificent Seven bracket
The Bharath Singh-trained horse Agnostic (Trevor Patel - up) easily reeled off his seventh victory in-a-row to claim the Calcutta Champions’ Sprint Trophy here on Wednesday. In a fast run race as the form held true, Cape Tanaros kept the runner-up spot from stable-mate Awesome One.
Calcutta: The Bharath Singh-trained horse Agnostic (Trevor Patel - up) easily reeled off his seventh victory in-a-row to claim the Calcutta Champions’ Sprint Trophy here on Wednesday. In a fast run race as the form held true, Cape Tanaros kept the runner-up spot from stable-mate Awesome One. The day was, otherwise, ruled by Imran Chisty, who booted home a popular hat trick astride Devine Chakra, Dr. Doom and La
Well supported Javed khan’s Devine Chakra easily collared the front running pair of Script and Daddy’s Dream to claim the opening event, the 1,600m Aeronative Handicap, convincingly from Toronero who came with a late flourish to finish second ahead of Our choice.
The H. H. Sookias Memorial Cup for maiden three-year-olds saw Aashay Doctor trained- La Dominate easily account for a well supported Vijay Singh’s baby, Acantha (Suraj Narredu), who just about managed to hold on to runner-up spot from fast finishing Macchiato and Nautica.
Half-an-hour later, Chisty drove out another of Javed’s trainee, Dr Doom, to beat Vikash Jaiswal-trained Shivalik Silk (Vinay Jaiswal) to victory and record a hat trick of wins. The top-weighted Taimur’s Choice (Arman Khan), too, added excitement to the proceedings while finishing an impressive third.
The Alokananda Stakes was a mere formality for Vijay Singh’s Kind Of Magic (Suraj Narredu), who easily overhauled the long time leader, Jamaica (Neeraj Rawal) at the top of the straight to win as she liked. Make a note of Grace who, despite running green finished cleaner second ahead of Jamaica.
The Sans Peril Handicap, a no whip race over 1400m, also witnessed the B. Mahesh-trained- Agostino Carracci winning the race, despite his odds expanding as money came pouring on Patrick Quinn’s Divine Hunt (Vinay Jaiswal). Neeraj Rawal had the big made son of Western Aristrocrat in box a seat behind stable-mate D My Heart who led from start. However, in the final straight, the Carracci shot through to score from Divine Hunt who warmed up very late to make any impression on the winner. Make a note of the fourth placed Thunderclap who was an impressive fourth.
The concluding event saw the Trevor-ridden, Bharath’s favourite, Jawai — a full sister to Agnostic — give the owner, trainer and also the jockey a double apiece, on the day.
It was, however, Trevor’s forceful and brilliant horsemanship astride the 2/1 favourite that gained the narrow verdict over Vijay’s runaway Tycoonist (app Hasib Alam), virtually in the last stride. Whispering Grass finished third but ignore the run of Regency Gold who was badly interfered inside the final furlong.