An Acquired Taste ridden by S.John won the Ramniwas Ramnarain Ruia Gold Cup (Gr. II), the feature event of the races held here on Tuesday (Jan. 15). The winner is owned by Dr. Nevil R.Devlaliwalla & Aap Racing and Stud Farms Ltd. Altamash A.Ahmed trains the winner.

1. ALLAIRE PLATE DIV. II (1,200m), Cl. V, rated 01 to 26 : Quando Quando (Sandesh) 1, Vaile Rouge (Dashrath) 2, Midnight Lady (D.A.Naik) 3 and Negredo (Sandeep Jadhav) 4. 2-1/4, 2-1/4, 4-1/2. 1m 13.26s. Rs. 73 (w), 17, 10 and 45 (p). SHP: Rs. 36, FP: Rs. 194, Q: Rs. 44, Tanala: Rs. 1,085 and Rs. 1,209. Favourite: Vaile Rouge. Owners: Mrs. M.B.Dubash, Mrs. Farida V.Singh, Mr. Darius D.Surti & Mr. Jehangir D.Surti. Trainer: D.J.Surti.

2. PERCEIVED VALUE PLATE (1,400m), Cl. II, rated 60 to 86: Neona (Daniel Grant) 1, Bizarro (Suraj Narredu) 2, Sacred Soul (C.Rajendra) 3 and Step Up (Sandesh) 4. 2, Sh, 3-1/2. 1m 23.28s. Rs. 15 (w), 11 and 18 (p). SHP: Rs. 27, FP: Rs. 62, Q: Rs. 18, Tanala: Rs. 142 and Rs. 132. Favourite: Neona. Owners: Mr. Jaydev M.Mody rep. J.M.Livestock Pvt Ltd & Mr. & Mrs. F.H.Tapia rep. Clover Livestock Pvt Ltd. Trainer: Bezan Chenoy.

3. ALLAIRE PLATE DIV. I (1,200m), Cl. V, rated 01 to 26: Blind Date (I.Pardeshi) 1, Mahiki (Suraj Narredu) 2, Cerro Negro (C.Rajendra) 3 and Castletroy (Zervan) 4. 1, 1, 1-1/2. 1m 13.30s. Rs. 61 (w), 14, 11 and 21 (p). SHP: Rs. 34, FP: Rs. 200, Q: Rs. 88, Tanala: Rs. 637 and Rs. 595. Favourite: Mahiki. Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Mohan Thakur and M/s. Shagun Thakur & Shikhar Thakur. Trainer: Imtiaz Sait.

4. GREATER MUMBAI POLICE TROPHY (1,600m), Cl. III, rated 40 to 66: Blue Ace (Zervan) 1, Barringo (D.K.Ashish) 2, Celestial Call (Dashrath) 3 and Brunello (Sandesh) 4. 1-3/4, 2-1/4, Hd. Rs. 17 (w), 13 and 16 (p). SHP: Rs. 27, FP: Rs. 31, Q: Rs. 16, Tanala: Rs. 161 and Rs. 72. Favourite: Blue Ace. Owners: Mr. Manav Suri, Mrs. Leena Suri, Mr. Munchi P.Shroff & Ms. Tarita Shankar rep. Shaan Infrastructure (India) Pvt Ltd. Trainer: Dallas Todywalla.

5. AHMED I.RAHIMTOOLA TROPHY (1,000m), Maiden 3-y-o only: Yellowzone (Dashrath) 1, Panthera (Zervan) 2, Rio (Daniel Grant) 3 and Tahrir (Trevor) 4. 2, 1/2, 1. 59.84s. Rs. 36 (w), 13, 13 and 11 (p). SHP: Rs. 36, FP: Rs. 141, Q: Rs. 42, Tanala: Rs. 138 and Rs. 46. Favourite: Rio. Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Shapoor P.Mistry rep. Manjri Horse Breeders Farm Pvt Ltd. Trainer: C.D.Katrak.

6. WARSAW PACT PLATE (1,800m), Cl. IV, rated 20 to 46: Winds Of Fortune (Suraj Narredu) 1, Antonius Maximus (Neeraj) 2, Myla Rose (D.K.Ashish) 3 and Roswald (Zervan) 4. Not run: Reinstate, Winning Destiny and Equiano. 1, 1-1/4, 1. 1m 51.80s. Rs. 30 (w), 15, 22 and 17 (p). SHP: Rs. 88, FP: Rs. 177, Q: Rs. 111, Tanala: Rs. 620 and Rs. 266. (Note: Actually Roswald had finished third and Myla Rose had ended fourth. An objection by D.K.Ashish rider of Myla Rose against Roswald (S.Zervan up) for causing interference in the last 50m was upheld by the Stewards and the order was revised as above). Favourite: Winds Of Fortune. Owners: Mr. Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan and Mr. Waryam Singh rep. Wadhawan Livestock Pvt Ltd. Trainer: C.D.Katrak.

7. WESTERN INDIAN BOOKMAKERS ASSOCIATION TROPHY (1,200m), Cl. III, rated 40 to 66: Bullseye (J.P.O’Brien) 1, Arctic Minstrel (Dashrath) 2, Forest Legion (Colm O’Donoghue) 3 and Relic Hunter (Suraj Narredu) 4. 1, 1-1/2, 1-1/2. 1m 11.02s. Rs. 14 (w), 10, 20 and 14 (p). SHP: Rs. 75, FP: Rs. 146, Q: Rs. 98, Tanala: Rs. 233 and Rs. 52. Favourite: Bullseye. Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Vijay B.Shirke, Mr. K.N.Dhunjibhoy rep. Five Stars Shipping Co Pvt Ltd and Mr. Berjis Minoo Desai. Trainer: P.Shroff.

8. RAMNIWAS RAMNARAIN RUIA GOLD CUP (Gr. II) (2,000m), 4-y-o only: An Acquired Taste (S.John) 1, Shivalik Hero (Colm O’Donoghue) 2, Machiavellianism (P.S.Chouhan) 3 and New World (Trevor) 4. 1/2, 1, 1-1/4. 2m 1.96s. Rs. 45 (w), 14, 12 and 13 (p). SHP: Rs. 39, FP: Rs. 99, Q: Rs. 43, Tanala: Rs. 165 and Rs. 66. Favourite: Machiavellianism. Owners: Dr. Nevil R.Devlaliwalla & Aap Racing and Stud Farms Ltd. Trainer: Altamash Ahmed.

9. BLUE RIBBON PLATE (1,600m), Cl. V, rated 01 to 26: Wish Upon A Star (I.Pardeshi) 1, Amora (Zervan) 2, By The Way (J.Chinoy) 3 and Glowing Mist (C.S.Jodha) 4. Nk, 2-3/4, 1/2. 1m 39.68s. Rs. 21 (w), 11, 14 and 26 (p). SHP: Rs. 35, FP: Rs. 42, Q: Rs. 31, Tanala: Rs. 293 and Rs. 159. Favourite: Wish Upon A Star. Owners: Mr. Haresh N.Mehta & Mr. Manav H.Mehta rep. Rohan Bloodstock Pvt Ltd. Trainer: S.K.Sunderji.

Jackpot: (i) 70 per cent: Rs. 2,538 (63 tkts), 30 per cent: Rs. 679 (101 tkts), (ii) 70 per cent: Rs. 1,349 (246 tkts), 30 per cent: Rs. 200 (712 tkts).

Treble: (i) Rs. 350 (22 tkts), (ii) Rs. 138 (102 tkts), (iii) Rs. 193 (106 tkts).

Super Jackpot: 70 per cent: Rs. 1,095 (84 tkts), 30 per cent: Rs. 120 (328 tkts).

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