Desert God may annex 'Gold Cup'

07 September 2019 12:00 AM
OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT
Trainer S. Padmanabhan’s champion horse Desert God (A. Sandesh-up), who still boasts of brilliant form despite his advancing age, may be hard to beat in the five-horse field lined up for the 2,400m...

Trainer S. Padmanabhan’s champion horse Desert God (A. Sandesh-up), who still boasts of brilliant form despite his advancing age, may be hard to beat in the five-horse field lined up for the 2,400m President of India Gold Cup in Hyderabad on Monday.
The seven-year-old multi-classic winner had claimed the Bangalore St. Leger about six weeks ago.

SELECTIONS
1.25pm: Turbulence 1. Bob Campbell 2. Speed Warrior 3.
1.55pm: Gusty Note 1. Coconut Coast 2. Glendale 3.
2.30pm: Run Runner Run 1. Delphina 2. Alexanderthegreat 3.
3pm: Asteria 1. Heaven Can Wait 2. Ashka Ashka Ashka 3.
3.30pm: Phenomenal Cruise 1. Ashwa Yashobali 2. Air Strike 3.
4pm: Desert God 1. My Opinion 2.
4.30pm: Warrior Supreme 1. Marina Del Rey 2. News O’ Star 3.
5pm: Flying Queen 1. Sputnic 2. Stepper 3.
Day’s Best: Desert God Double: Asteria & Phenomenal Cruise.

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SUNDAY HYDERABAD RESULTS
(With RCTC dividends)
1. Delage Plate 1,600m: (6-3-2) Lockhart (Afroz) 1, King Maker 2, Durango 3. Won by: Hd, 1/4; (1-39.49). Tote: Win Rs 55; Place: 37, 23; Forecast: 186; Shp: 34; Thp: 42; Tanala: 939.
2. Star Haven Plate 1,800m: (6-3-2) Nazariya (Akshay) 1, Actually 2, Buttonwood 3. Won by: Shd, 1-1/2; (1-54.81). Tote: Win Rs 27; Place: 18, 27; Forecast: 126; Shp: 49; Thp: 51; Tanala: 287.
3. Half A Crown Plate, Div-I 1,400m: (1-6-7) Amazing Script (Surya) 1, Crimson Fire 2, Brush The Sky 3. Won by: 2-1/2, 1-1/2; (1-26.75). Tote: Tote: Win Rs 32; Place: 14, 28, 17; Forecast: 309; Shp: 72; Thp: 56; Tanala: 1,085.
4. Sweeping Success Plate 1,200m: (2-10-5) Linewiler (Akshay) 1, Safra 2, Star Racer 3. Won by: 1/2, 2-1/2; (1-13.66). Tote: Win Rs 16; Place: 14, 29, 23; Forecast: 174; Shp: 90; Thp: 57; Tanala: 1,173.
5. Army Cup 1,200m: (4-3-1) Versallies (Arfoz) 1, Aon Aon Aon 2, Pontius Pilate 3. Won by: 1, 3-1/4; (1-12.23). Tote: Win Rs 54; Place: 17, 15, 17; Forecast: 244; Shp: 32; Thp: 61; Tanala: 487.
6. Soli And Gool Poonawalla Memorial Gold Cup 1,200m: (1-7-2) Moondancer (Rohit) 1, Isabella 2, Prospero 3. Won by: Nk, 1; (1-12.19). Tote: Win Rs 33; Place: 12, 12, 26; Forecast: 73; Shp: 25; Thp: 95; Tanala: 630.
7. Red Rufus Plate 1,600m: (5-4-11) Stormy (Afroz) 1, Halo’s Princess 2, Turf Emperor 3. Won by: 3/4, 1-1/4; (1-42.31). Tote: Win Rs 59; Place: 14, 23, 15; Forecast: 496; Shp: 60; Thp: 47; Tanala: 1,206.
Jackpot: Rs 24,531; (C) Rs 712.
Mini jackpot: Rs 7,372.
Treble: (i) Rs 138; (ii) Rs 2,803.