Mariinsky has the best credentials to emerge as the fastest runner of the country by winning the Sprinters’ Cup (1,200m) while last year’s winner Native Knight has the prowess to retain the Stayers’ Cup (3,000m), the twin attractions of the pre-Invitation Cup day’s races to be held here on Saturday (March 1).

OWN BEAUTY MILLION (1,600m), 4-y-o & over, rated upto 50 (Cat. III), 1-00 p.m.: 1. Patriotic (4) B. Sreekanth 62, 2. Vijays Splendour (5) A M. Tograllu 61.5, 3. The Challenge (3) Mark 61, 4. Graceland (1) Chary 53.5, 5. Jerrell (2) Christopher 52 and 6. Amazing Power (6) C. S. Jodha 50.

PATRIOTIC: An impressive winner of both his starts at Mumbai; in fine nick. VIJAYS SPLENDOUR: A gutsy winner of his last start over 2,400m; may repeat. GRACELAND: Has improved since her fourth to Chief Executive (second win) over 1,600m; may upset.

1. Patriotic, 2. Graceland

ADLER MILLION (1,400m), 4-y-o & over, rated upto 50 (Cat. III), 1-35: 1. Little Love (2) Suraj Narredu 60, 2. Yksi Yksi Yksi (6) P. Trevor 57.5, 3. Princess Cruise (1) Christopher 56.5, 4. Tamanna (5) Dashrath Singh 53.5, 5. Mount Titlis (4) I. Chisty 52.5, 6. Musk Melon (3) Akshay Kumar 52 and 7. Turf Queen (7) N. S. Parmar 50. 

LITTLE LOVE: His nowhere in Charlatan’s 2000 Guineas (1,600m) at Kolkata is best ignored. YKSI YKSI YKSI: Won a 1,200m easily; may score again. PRINCESS CRUISE: A close third to Symbol Of Victory over 1,400m; in fine shape. TAMANNA: A runner-up specialist; may raise a winning gallop today.

1. Little Love, 2. Princess Cruise, 3. Yksi Yksi Yksi   

 COLUMBIA MILLION (1,200m), 5-y-o & over, rated upto 50 (Cat. III), 2-10: 1. Mr Glorious (4) Suraj Narredu 61, 2. Mukhtar (6) K. Mukesh Kumar 61, 3. Star Experience (5) Chary 60.5, 4. Pakat Pakat Pakat (3) P. Trevor 58, 5. True Friend (10) Christopher 57.5, 6. Dazzling Princess (1) J. Vikas 56.5, 7. Garibaldi (8) B. Dileep 56, 8. Fashionista (7) A. K. Pawar 52, 9. Sharp Victor (9) Akshay Kumar 51.5 and 10. Care Less Love (2) N. S. Parmar 50. 

PAKAT PAKAT PAKAT: Looks fit enough. FASHIONISTA: Has come on since her third to Great Guns (third win) over 1,400m. SHARP VICTOR: A consistent runner; continues to shine in the trials. CARE LESS LOVE: A handicap possibility.

1. Pakat Pakat Pakat, 2. Fashionista, 3. Sharp Victor 

MANITOU MILLION (1,400m), 4-y-o & over, rated upto 75 (Cat. II), 2-45: 1. Indian Touch (8) F. Da Silva 61.5, 2. Triumph (4) I. Chisty 61, 3. Aware (12) C. S. Jodha 59.5, 4. Decathlon (13) Srinath 59.5, 5. Drayton (6) N. Rawal 59.5, 6. Any Given Time (3) Mark 57.5, 7. Winds And Waves (7) Dashrath Singh 57.5, 8. Amistad (9) P. Trevor 56, 9. Golden Arrow (11) Neeraj 54.5, 10. Ray Of Light (1) A M Tograllu 54.5, 11. Over Shadow (10) Kiran Naidu 52, 12. Montauk (5) A. Sandesh 50 and 13. Stolen Date (2) Koushik 50. 

INDIAN TOUCH: After winning 1,400m comfortably, finished a good second to Silver Streak (1,400m) at Mumbai; well tuned. TRIUMPH: Won both his starts resolutely at Bangalore; in line for a hat-trick. AMISTAD: Deserves following on his consistency. RAY OF LIGHT: A hat-tricker; continues to be in good form.   

1. Triumph, 2. Amistad, 3. Indian Touch

STAYERS' CUP (3,000m), 4-y-o & over (Terms), 3-30: 1. Applejack (12) C. Alford 59, 2. Astapi (4) Christopher 59, 3. Camorra (3) P. Trevor 59, 4. Native Knight (2) Dashrath Singh 59, 5. Okavango (11) Srinath 59, 6. Rodeo (8) C. S. Jodha 59, 7. Super Storm (6) J. Fortune 59, 8. Wind Stream (5) Suraj Narredu 59, 9. Snow Bird (1) Deep Shanker 57.5, 10. Captain Courageous (7) B. Sreekanth 54, 11. Sur La Tete (10) A. Sandesh 52.5 and 13. Winged Foot (9) N. S. Parmar 52.5. 

NATIVE KNIGHT: A stout stayer; the 8-year-old continues to be zestful. OKAVANGO: An easy winner of his last start over 2,800m; retains form. RODEO: Ran Okavango to 1-1/4 lengths; in good condition. WIND STREAM: A failed favourite in Applejack's 2,400m; may make amends. CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS: Won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2,800m) comfortably at Kolkata; maintains form.

1. Native Knight, 2. Wind Stream, 3. Captain Courageous   

JAPAN TROPHY (1,400m), 4-y-o & over (Cat. I), 4-10: 1. Always Bullish (7) P. Trevor 63.5, 2. Chal Bhai Chal (4) Suraj Narredu 60.5, 3. Ocean Side (10) A M Tograllu 58.5, 4. Jersey Girl (14) Christopher 58, 5. Young Soldier (8) C. S. Jodha 57, 6. Racing Ahead (9) I. Chisty 55.5, 7. Ratham (15) C. Alford 55.5, 8. Magical Spell (11) J. Fortune 54.5, 9. Azaiba (12) Ajit Singh 54, 10. Brahmani (1) K. Mukesh Kumar 53, 11. All Pepper (3) K. Anil 52.5, 12. Palm Springs (2) A. Sandesh 52, 13. Supreme Regime (16) B. Sreekanth 52, 14. Madame Bovary (6) Neeraj 51.5, 15. Cristiano (13) Chary 51 and 16. Lovely Angel (5) Dashrath Singh 50.    

CHAL BHAI CHAL: A close second to Ocean Side over 1,400m; moving well in the morning try-outs. RACING AHEAD: As an oddson favourite ran Power Planet to half a length over 1,400m in his last start; warrants another chance. RATHAM: Deserves following on her consistency. MAGICAL SPELL: Ran second to Galiat over 1,400m; earlier won a 1,200m in a gutsy manner; working well. SUPREME REGIME: Judiciously prepared.

1. Racing Ahead, 2. Ratham, 3. Supreme Regime     

SPRINTERS' CUP (1,200m), 4-y-o & over (Terms), 4-45: 1. Ancient Wonder (6) Suraj Narredu 59, 2. Chul Bul Pandy (2) Neeraj 59, 3. Esteban (10) A M Tograllu 59, 4. Ishpingo (11) Dashrath Singh 59, 5. Kohinoor Wish (3) I. Chisty 59, 6. Nefyn (5) J. Fortune 59, 7. Shivalik Star (4) Christopher 59, 8. Speed Six (9) L. Beuzelin 59, 9. Iverness (13) C. Alford 57.5, 10. Dancing Phoenix (7) Srinath 56.5, 11. Dancing Prances (8) T. S. Jodha 56.5, 12. Mariinsky (14) P. Trevor 55, 13. Rosie Sunshine (12) A. Sandesh 55 and 14. Whispering Gallery (1) C. S. Jodha 55.

SPEED SIX: Won both his starts impressively at Bangalore; may make it three in a row. MARIINSKY: A noteworthy second to stablemate Amelia (1,200m), at Mumbai; in fine trim. ROSIE SUNSHINE: After winning three races in a row, did not figure on the board in Amelia's race; that run is best ignored. WHISPERING GALLERY: A resolute winner of her last start over 1,200m; may repeat.

1. Mariinsky, 2. Rosie Sunshine, 3. Speed Six  

DECCAN BOOKMAKERS JUVENILE MILLION (1,200m), 3-y-o only (Terms), 5-25: 1. Carlton (8) L. Beuzelin 55, 2. Countrys Pride (4) Suraj Narredu 55, 3. Movie Moghual (3) Neeraj 55, 4. Un Un Un (1) A M Tograllu 55, 5. Desire (2) I. Chisty 53.5, 6. Dolce (5) C. S. Jodha 53.5, 7. Maisha (9) S. Zervan 53.5, 8. Nimfea (6) David Allan 53.5 and 9. Mandarin (7) F. Da Silva 51. 

CARLTON: Unbeaten in all his three starts; continues to be in rousing form. COUNTRYS PRIDE: Looks fit and well. DESIRE: A fluent winner of both her starts; in fine fettle. MAISHA: Fit for the fray.  

1. Maisha, 2. Carlton, 3. Desire

Day's best: Maisha

Double: Patriotic – Mariinsky

Jkt: 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Tr (i): 1, 2 & 3; (ii): 3, 4 & 5; (iii): 6, 7 & 8.    

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