Maximus and Hail The King caught the eye when the horses were exercised here on Friday (Dec. 28) morning.
600m: Martinique (Ikram) 42. Easy.
800m: Taanusha (Dashrath), Batsheba (Sandeep Jadhav) 53, 600/39. Former finished five lengths ahead. Monza (S.Kamble) 54, 600/40. Moved freely. Rajasthan Royals (C.S. Jodha) 52.5, 600/38.5. Moved well. Good Looking (Roushan) 55, 600/41. Easy. Saturday Affair (Sandeep Jadhav) 55, 600/41. Moved fluently.
1000m: Storm Tracker (Jethu) 1-11, 600/42.5. Easy. Halle (V. Jodha), Set To Fly (Roushan) 1-9, 600/41. They finished level freely. 2-y-olds Rio (D.K. Ashish), Bombardier (Pasha) 1-8, 600/41. Former superior. 2-y-olds Cyclops (C.S. Jodha), Neon Light (Kavraj) 1-8, 600/40. Cyclops ended three lengths in front.
1400m: Maximus (Pasha), Enlightenment (D.K. Ashish) 1-36, 1200/1-20.5, 1000/1-7, 800/54, 600/41. Former, who is in good shape, easily finished a distance ahead.
600m: 2-y-olds Concorde (T.S. Jodha), Voice Of Faith (rb) 39. Former ended three lengths in front.
800m: 2-y-olds Grand Duke (Sandesh), Blue Bay (S.Kamble) 54, 600/39. They finished level freely.
1000m: Papakura (T.S. Jodha), 2-y-o Plato (Zameer) 1-7.5, 600/41. Former was well in hand while the latter was pushed to finish level. Spirit Of Mercy (T.S. Jodha) 1-6.5, 600/39. Moved well.
1800m: Winds Of Fortune (Merchant) 2-11, 600/42. Moved freely.
Gate practice — inner sand:
1000m: 2-y-o Dior (S.S. Rathore), Soneeyo (rb) and 2-y-o Penny Lane (Daniel Grant) 1-9, 600/41.5. Former was two lengths superior. Liberty Star (Zameer), 2-y-o Demonic (Abhishek) 1-10.5, 800/54.5, 600/41.5. They ended level. Surprise Gift (S. Kamble), Jen’s Secret (P. Naidu) and Electra (Shelar) 1-10, 600/43.5. Trio moved freely. 2-y-o Rashun (T.S. Jodha), Fifth Gear (Agarwal) 1-11, 600/42. Level. Stormy Wind (Merchant), Seeking Glory (Rupesh) 1-5.5, 800/52, 600/39. Former finished a distance ahead. 2-y-olds Baroness (Dashrath), Silver Streak (Kavraj) 1-8, 600/42. They jumped out well and former finished four lengths ahead. 2-y-o Hail The King (Kharadi), Heavens Key (Zervan) 1-8, 600/39. Former strode out well and finished six lengths ahead. 2-y-o Extreme Love (S. Shinde), a bay gelding (Noverre-Livardi) (rb) 1-11, 600/44. Former better.