Agnostic on a roll

20 November 2022 12:00 AM
OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT

The Bharath Singh-trained Agnostic (Trevor Patel-up) claimed the Mayfowl Cup, the feature event of the day’s races, here, on Saturday. It was Mystic Bay who led the field by over two lengths and the second in betting Jake (Suraj) following as Trevor content to sit last of seven. Agnostic the 11/10 favourite was brought with a smooth run along the rails to score with a measure of comfort from the late finishing Awesome One (Neeraj Rawal-up) Mystic Bay held on to finish third.

Calcutta: The Bharath Singh-trained Agnostic (Trevor Patel-up) claimed the Mayfowl Cup, the feature event of the day’s races, here, on Saturday. It was Mystic Bay who led the field by over two lengths and the second in betting Jake (Suraj) following as Trevor content to sit last of seven. Agnostic the 11/10 favourite was brought with a smooth run along the rails to score with a measure of comfort from the late finishing Awesome One (Neeraj Rawal-up) Mystic Bay held on to finish third.
  The day however belonged to champions Vijay Singh and Suraj Narredu who combined well to get a popular treble.
  Starting off with the 13/10 favourite, Southern Lad, who won the Romantic Zeal Handicap quite comfortably from Dr. Doom (S.Antony Raj-up). Whispering Grass (P.Tejeshwar) finished a late third.
  Although Leonardo (10/4on) won the Aboline Handicap by a short head from Devushka (S.Antony Raj), the manner in which he did needs to be noted after getting into traffic problem all through the straight.  Star Justice (Sujit Paswan) came from way back to finish third.
  The concluding event saw Monteverdi (10/5on) giving Suraj an armchair ride, winning by eight lengths. in a fight for minor placings Magneto (S.Antony Raj) edged out Mezcal (P.Trevor).
   In an open betting race the Winter Renaissance handicap, the 7/1 chance Cape Tanaros (P.Tejeshwar) easily score from Secret Pearl (Hindu Singh) while Exotic Queen nosed out the long time leader Trump Girl for the third berth . Favourite Bahuleyan (Dashrath Singh), on the other hand, never raised any hopes.
  The opening event saw Vijay Singh's pair of fancied runners Yazh and Prosperous Prince being withdrawn at the starting gates, leaving Vikash Jaiswal trained pair Daddy's Dream and Script, along with  Neil Darashah trained Mars being involved in a blanket finish.  Script (Md.Imran) scored by half a length from stable-mate Daddy's Dream with Mars a further neck behind.

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