‘Imperial’ powers his way to victory

29 September 2022 12:00 AM
OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT

Patrick Quinn-trained Imperial Power (Akshay Kumar-up) claimed the  Calcutta Colts Trial stakes, the feature event, here, on Wednesday. The main even, aparts, Akshay had begun the day with a victory in the opener through Aashay Doctor-trained Star Justice.

Calcutta: Patrick Quinn-trained Imperial Power (Akshay Kumar-up) claimed the  Calcutta Colts Trial stakes, the feature event, here, on Wednesday. The main even, aparts, Akshay had begun the day with a victory in the opener through Aashay Doctor-trained Star Justice.
  The 5/2 chance Imperial Power was Kept in handy second position behind the early leader, Monteverdi, before shooting into a winning lead, soon after the home turn.
  The winner was expected to face a tough challenge from an equally fancied Ashoka (P.Trevor) but the later fell short by three parts of a length, maybe because Trevor was having to travel three or four wide, almost throughout the journey.
  The Bharath Singh-trained Agnostic (P.Trevor) continued to his winning ways to score his fourth victory in-a-row on his way to lifting the Calcutta Monsoon Sprint.
  Content to sit second behind a runaway Areca Legend till turning for home, Agnostic easily collared the leader to win, with something in reserve, from Awesome One (Neeraj Rawal) who, perhaps, needed this run. Soaring High finished third.
  Champion Trainer Vijay Singh started his monsoon season campaign with a long priced double through Oasis and Secret Pearl -- both ridden confidently by the stable jockey Hindu Singh.
   Oasis simply outclassed the field, despite appearing on the track after nearly ten months over a trip well short of his best. D Knight Mysore (D.S.Deora) claimed the runner up berth ahead of late finishing Exotic Queen (Sujit Paswan).
  The concluding event saw Secret Pearl easily getting the better of the favourite, Properly Posh while Ember Glow finished a far away third.
  In between the serious business the likes of Star Justices (Akshay) and Roudys (A.lmrankhan) justified the odds in their respective events.
  Star Justice improved upon her last effort to score a decisive victory in the opener the 1100mArezzo Handicap while, In the very next race the 3 yrs colt Roudy scored back-to-back victory on his way to winning the Altenator Handicap over 2000 meters. Roudy’s winning efforts indicate that he has more races in store.

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