The Sovereign Orn wins a thriller
S. S. Attaollahi-trained Southern India challenger Sovereign Orb (Hindu Singh-up) claimed the Bangalore Turf Club Cup, the feature event of the day here on Thursday.
Calcutta: S. S. Attaollahi-trained Southern India challenger Sovereign Orb (Hindu Singh-up) claimed the Bangalore Turf Club Cup, the feature event of the day here on Thursday.
In a fast run race, Hindu had Sovereign Orb in a handy fourth position. On entering the straight Sovereign orb shot through to take charge and was being hailed as the winner when Awesome One (Neeraj Rawal) and Dandi Satyagraha (Vinay Jaiswal) came with a late surge from the rear to join the leader. In a three-way finish, Sovereign Orb just held on by short neck and short head from the battling duo.
A somewhat unlucky Awesome one lives to fight another day. Trainer Vijay Singh-P.Trevor combination were the only professionals to score a double in the day’s six-event card.
In the opening event, the neatly handicapped Adornica (Nikhil Naidu) easily collared Exotique to win from late finishing D yourplayyourway (Imran Chisty), it will pay to follow the runner-up.
The Scarlet Prince handicap 1600m, saw Javed Khan trained Magneto (Imran Chisty) getting the better of Odin (P.Trevor) after a brief duel in the final furlong. Roka (P.Tejeshwar) again finished from the rear to finish third. Odin put up an improved performance with blinkers, while Klimt faded out after being prominent till the bend.
The Alaskan handicap- a race for the lowest class over 1200m, saw a pair of first timers from Vijay Singh’s yard Prosperous Prince (Hindu Singh) and Atlantica (P.Trevor), the later was better fancied of the duo, came up trumps in an impressive manner from Salvador (Sujit Paswan) covering a lot of ground in the final stretch-run.
The western India challenger High Spirit finished a good third.
The half-money favourite Raisina Star gave no anxious moments in the concluding event to win from Star Justice and Devushka, and thus giving the trainer jockey combine a double for the day.
The Acrider handicap over 2000m, saw three of the four runners being fancied. Aarti Doctor-trained Third Avenue (P.Tejeshwar) was content to sit last for major part of the race but Tejeshwar bought him with a fluent run to go away from the long time leader Mandeville. Eastwood (Neeraj Rawal) raised hopes on entering the straight but soon faded out to finish last of four.