Invictus and Montezuma caught the eye when the horses were exercised here on Thursday morning (February 28).
600m: Pappillon (Pradeep) 40. Moved freely. Fire Falcon (Akshay), Small Treasure (Baria) 40. They ended level. Golden Memory (Baria), Classic Ruler (Akshay) and Ancient Odyssey (rb) 41. They were easy.
800m: Zlato (J.Fortune), Gothenberg (Sandeep Jadhav) 54, 600/40. Former ended three lengths in front. Snow Blaze (Pradeep), Home Alone (Sandeep Jadhav) 50.5, 600/38. Former finished five lengths ahead. Theology (S.S.Rathore) 51, 600/38. Moved well. Casino Jack (Pradeep)53, 600/40. Urged. Rajsamman (N. Jodha) 51.5, 600/38. Pressed. Saints N Sinners (Sanesh), Mon Ami (Ikram) 55, 600/41. They ended level.
1000m: Zambezi (Daniel Grant), Manyarra (Hamir) 1-7, 600/39. Former ended six lengths in front. Staying Alive (Hamir), Zanthos (DanielGrant) 1-7.5, 600/40.5. They moved level freely. Sharaarat (Pradeep), Run Like The Wind (Sandeep Jadhav) 1-7, 600/40. Former moved well and they finished level. Noble Reward (J. Fortune), Indication (Hamir) 1-7,600/40. They moved level freely. Caesars Star (N. Jodha) 1-6.5, 600/40. Moved well.
1200m: Lavender Brown (Sandeep Jadhav), Star Mountain (Rupesh) 1-235,1000/1-9.5, 800/55, 600/41. Former finished a distance ahead. Amelia (Kharadi), Trisara (Pasha) 1-21.5, 600/39.5. Both moved neck and neck freely. White Knight (Sandeep Jadhav), Infalliable (Sandesh) 1-20,1000/1-6, 800/52.5, 600/39. Former was well in hand and finished alength in front. Latter was pressed.
1400m: Gran Turismo (Trevor), Sheer Class (Kharadi) 1-37, 1200/1-22,1000/1-7, 600/40. They finished level freely. Scarlet Pimpernel (Pasha), Wolfgang (Kharadi) 1-35, 1200/1-20, 800/51, 600/38. Former strode out well and finished six lengths ahead. Montezuma (Kharadi), Storm Tracker (Trevor) 1-32, 1200/1-18, 1000/1-3.5, 800/50.5,600/37.5. Former started three lengths behind and finished level.
1600m: Ice Cool (Rupesh), Veena’s Star (Sandeep Jadhav) 1-49,1400/1-34.5, 1200/1-21.5, 600/41.5. They moved neck and neck freely. Mountain Force (Sandeep Jadhav), Equinox (Kavraj) 1-50.5, 1400/1-36.5, 1200/1-23, 600/41. Former finished four lengths ahead.
600m: Durer (Jethu), Belvedere (Kharadi) and Winged King (Pasha) 41.Trio moved freely.
1600m: Invictus (Hamir) 1-45, 1400/1-30, 1200/1-17, 1000/1-3.5,800/51, 600/38. Moved impressively. May repeat.
Gate practice noted on the inner sand:
1000m: Novak (Sandesh), Dark William (S.Kamble) and Oluchi (rb) 1-6.5,800/53.5, 600/41.5. Novak finished five lengths ahead.
Mock race noted on Feb.27 (race track):
1200m: Monza (C.S. Jodha), Aslan (N. Jodha) and Jacques (Sameer) 1-13.5,600/35.5. Won by: 5, Dist. Monza veered out throughout the straightand won the race. Jacques jumped out awkwardly and ran distance behind.