Summer Night wins Governor’s Cup
Bharath Singh trained-Summer Night (Dashrath Singh-up) claimed the Governor’s Cup over 1600m, the feature event here in Thursday’s card.
Calcutta: Bharath Singh trained-Summer Night (Dashrath Singh-up) claimed the Governor’s Cup over 1600m, the feature event here in Thursday’s card.
Champion trainer Vijay Singh and jockey Imran Chisty also scored trebles apiece, while Hindu Singh notched up a brace of wins on the day.
Taking advantage of the bottom weight Dashrath pushed the ‘Night’ to the front and the six year old gelding made every yard of the mile trip his own, The Protector (Imran Chisty) could only cut down the margin of victory to just over a length while Third Avenue (app P. Tejeshwar) finished third.
The opening event, a no whip event for horses in lowest category, saw Vijay's Beautiful (Hindu Singh-up), gain her maiden victory. Javed Khan’s Asterix (K.G.Likhit Appu) had stolen a march over the field on straightening when Hindu bought Beautiful with a well timed run to score in the last fifty meters.
The Sky Classic Handicap over 1400m, saw Vijay’s Regency Smile (Imran Chisty) resume to her winning ways when trouncing Eastwood (Tajeshwar) in an emphatic fashion. The third placed Silverita (Dashrath Singh) placed further behind. In the same race the top weighted Galen was once again declared a non starter.
The Red Chieftain Plate for maidens three years old witnessed C. Alford's Nautica (Imran Chisty-up ) score a pillar to post victory over Aletta (Hindu Singh), the heavily fancied first timer Dance Along (Neeraj Rawal) warmed up far too late to occupy third place.
The Topmost Handicap over 1200m, witnessed a grandstand finish with three horses flashing past the post locked almost together. Vijay Singh’s 6/4 favourite Tycoonist (Hindu Singh-up) gained a head victory over Aashay Doctor trained- Star Justice (P.Tejeshwar) with Vikash Jaiswal’s Lucky Chance (Vinay Jaiswal) a further short head away.
The Arabian Prince Handicap over 1600m, was claimed by Patrick Quinn's quitely fancied Dubai Gold (Nikhil Naidu -up). The winner easily collared the frontrunning hot favourite, Harvestime (Neeraj Rawal), despite cutting an erratic course all down the straight. In fact, the verdict flattered the runner up. Thar ( S. Saqlain) finished third despite a tardy start.
The concluding event saw Rutherford trained- Regency Gold (Imran Chisty-up) receiving race time support to share favourite spot with Suraj Shaw's Ahren (P.Surya). Javed Khan's Tres Bien (K. G. Likhit Appu ) too had his supporters. Chisty atop Regency Gold bisected through Ahren and Indian Tiger (Hindu Singh) to score easily.