Shivansh may come good

07 March 2019 12:00 AM
STAR RACER
Calcutta: Trainer Vijay Singh’s colt, Shivansh (Suraj Narredu-up), may be hard to beat in the 2,800m Calcutta St. Leger, Saturday’s feature event.  Shivansh has been well-rested since his last mont...

Calcutta: Trainer Vijay Singh’s colt, Shivansh (Suraj Narredu-up), may be hard to beat in the 2,800m Calcutta St. Leger, Saturday’s feature event.  Shivansh has been well-rested since his last month’s easy victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, over an identical trip.
SELECTIONS
1.  Commuter H’cap 1,100m Rt 1-26 1pm: 
1.  Casablanca (7) 2. Dream Express  (11) 3. Aiyana (4)
Casablanca gives the impression that she is  much improved since her last run. 
2.  Audubon H’cap 1,100m Rt 1-46 1.30pm:
1. The Sixth Seal (8) 2. Fireburg (3) 
3. Buddyholly (1)
The Sixth Seal is also looking much improving since his last run. Further, he seems to be relishing the slated trip.
3. Prince Regent Handicap 1,200m Rt 21-66 2pm:
1. Lumenac (4) 2. Dangal (3) 3. Flanker (1)
Lumenac has come down considerably at the weights. The four-year-old is may strike now.
JACKPOT LEGS
4. Classic Sky Cup 1,200m Terms, maiden, 3-y-o only 2.30pm:       
1. Astoria (6) 2. Roxor (4) 3. Avebury (1)
An open race but the three named horses need consideration. 
5.  Eastern Air Command Cup 1,600m Rt 21-66 3pm:
1. Arjuna (6) 2. Far Sight (2) 3. Coup De Grace (1) 
Arjuna, a runaway winner. Likely to score again. 
6. Indian Air Force Cup 1,600m Rt 41-86 3.30pm:
1. Tiger Of Mysore (7) 2. rule downunder (2) 3. commadore (3) 
Tiger Of Mysore is expected to make a serious bid as the horse is now going over his favourite trip.
7.  Calcutta St. Leger 2,800m Terms, 4-y-o only 4pm:
1. Shivansh (4) 2. oriana (7) 3.  Exception (6)
Shivansh is cut above the rest in the seven-horse field.
8. Queen’s Court Handicap 1,400m Rt 1-46 4.30pm:
1. The Last Judgment (10) 2. Lakshay (7) 3. Fabienne (3) 
The first two named horses are expected to fight out the finish.
Day’s Best:  Shivansh Double: Casablanca & Arjuna 

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FRIDAY BANALORE RESULTS
(With RCTC dividends)
1. Honnavar Plate 1,200m: (7-4-9) Savisa (Suraj) 1, Tiger Returns 2, Attaboy 3. Not run: Darahasini (2). Won by: Hd, 3-1/2; (1-13.43). Tote: Win Rs 42; Place: 17, 20, 26; Forecast: 176; Shp: 46; Thp: 98; Tanala: 766.
2. Zenyatta Stakes 1,200m: (7-5-12) Electra (Trevor) 1, Mega Ikon 2, Winall 3. Not run: Lady Of Fame (8) & Well Connected (11). Won by: 3/4, 1; (1-13.6). Tote: Win Rs 15; Place: 11, 10, 15; Forecast: 28; Shp: 21; Thp: 46; Tanala: 68.
3. Icebreaker Plate 1,600m: (2-5-12) Ninon (Arshad) 1, Limato 2, Noble Splendor 3. Won by: 5-1/2, 2-3/4; (1-38.42). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 16, 22, 22; Forecast: 76; Shp: 49; Thp: 58; Tanala: 349.
4. Nethravathi Trophy, Div-II 1,200m: (3-1-7) Tio Rico (Trevor) 1, Touch Your Destiny 2, Hunters Moon 3. Not run: Bella Destiny (4). Won by: 2-3/4, 1-3/4; (1-13). Tote: Win Rs 46; Place: 17, 13, 35; Forecast: 244; Shp: 40; Thp: 65; Tanala: 4,818.
5. Hassan Plate 1,600m: (2-4-1) Masada (Suraj) 1, Nitromax 2, Idealist 3. Won by: 3/4, 3; (1-37.28). Tote: Win Rs 30; Place: 14, 15, 51; Forecast: 77; Shp: 37; Thp: 82; Tanala: 966.
6. Madras Race Club Trophy 1,200m: (7-5-1) Aeisir (Chauhan) 1, Noahs Ark 2, Rum Runner 3. Won by: Hd, 5; (1-11.84). Tote: Win Rs 40; Place: 13, 19, 16; Forecast: 171; Shp: 47; Thp: 26; Tanala: 839.
7. Nethravathi Trophy, Div-I 1,200m: (1-6-4) Armin (Trevor) 1, Princeazeem 2, Another Rainbow 3. Won by: 1-1/4, 1-1/4; (1-13.41). Tote: Win Rs 16; Place: 12, 40, 53; Forecast: 176; Shp: 135; Thp: 91; Tanala: 2,008.
8. Bhagamandala Plate 1,600m: (7-5-12) Shesmyscript (D. Allan) 1, Australis 2, Multifaceted 3. Won by: 3-3/4, 1/2; (1-36.28). Tote: Win Rs 32; Place: 10, 25, 14; Forecast: 193; Shp: 58; Thp: 98; Tanala: 431.
9. Dashmesh Stud Plate 1,200m: (5-2-7) Secretsuperstar (Manish) 1, Baymax 2, Sahara 3. Won by: Nk, 2-3/4; (1-12.28). Tote: Win Rs 66; Place: 20, 16, 18; Forecast: 406; Shp: 59; Thp: 64; Tanala: 2,141.
Jackpot: Rs 2,561; (C) Rs 127.
Mini jackpot: (i) Rs 471; (ii) Rs 2,521.
Treble: (i) Rs 126; (ii) Rs 763; (iii) Rs 330.