King’s Ransom times move to Derby win

16 October 2022 12:00 AM
Pravesh Gupta

Trained Pesi Shroff’s filly, King’s Ransom, scraped home with half-a-length victory over the only other fair sex runner, Dangerous, in the eight-horse field lined up for the 2,000m Betway Pune Derby, here, on Sunday.

Pune: Trained Pesi Shroff’s filly, King’s Ransom, scraped home with half-a-length victory over the only other fair sex runner, Dangerous, in the eight-horse field lined up for the 2,000m Betway Pune Derby, here, on Sunday. Jockey P. S. Chauhan partnered the Multidimensional-China Creek daughter, bred at the Usha Stud Farm, to victory.
  The 16/10 favourite, King’s Ransom is owned by Vijay Shirke and others. It was not the 30 lakh winner’s purse that pumped in extreme excitement in Shirke-camp. “I have won almost all trophies in the western India racing calendar but this Derby.’ said Shirke after the victory of the horse.
  Trainer Adhirajsingh Jodha was obviously a bit disappointed. His filly was the first one to see the daylight, in the home-straight, having spent half the journey in the rear of the field, before quickly moving to second or third berth before the final turn. Jockey C. S. Jodha, who partnered the Speaking of Which-Transformation daughter was also in a comfortable zone; with a two-length lead and King’s Ransom was yet to pass the longtime leader Fortunate Son (N. S. Parmar). However, the weakening leader made the winner’s task that much easier and she came up with a threatening run, merely 50m from home, to stump hopes of Dangerous.

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