Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy’s Miss Sophisticated (Ross up) won the Nilgiris 1000 Guineas, the first Classic of the season, held here on Sunday (April 27). R. Foley trains the winner.
1. PLANETORIUM CUP (Div. I), (1,400m), rated 00 to 25: Dead Slow (C. Umesh) 1, Gold Vault (S. Manohar) 2, Prince Ville (Stephen Raj) 3 and Mr. Bug (Ayaz Khan) 4. 7-1/4, 1-3/4 and 2-1/2. 1m 29.54s. Owner and trainer: Mr. R. Karthik.
2. GANGES PLATE (1,400m), rated 40 to 65: Valiant Bay (Rajendra Singh) 1, River Dragon (Ross) 2, Cristoffe (N. Rupa) 3 and Our Chieftain (Kabdhar) 4. 2-1/4, 3 and 3/4. 1m 26.52s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy. Trainer: R. Foley.
3. PALANI PLATE (1,200m), rated 60 to 85: Flames Of Desire (Ross) 1, Arctic Queen (Casey) 2, Commander Bond (Rajendra Singh) 3 and Sweet Sensation (N. Rupa) 4. 3-1/2, 2 and 3/4. 1m 17.62s. Owner: Mr. PL. Ravi. Trainer: R. Foley.
4. LONG TUNNELL PLATE (1,200m), 3-y-o only (Terms): Miss Acclaimed (Kabdhar) 1, Apache Warrior (N. Rupa) 2, Scent Of Roses (Rajendra Singh) 3 and Marmaduke (Ross) 4. 3, 3-3/4 and 4. 1m 19.88s. Owner: Mr. K. Muthu Vellaiyan. Trainer: R. Foley.
5. NILGIRIS 1000 GUINEAS (1,400m), 3-y-o Indian fillies (Terms):
MISS SOPHISTICATED (ALWAYS A RAINBOW – FASHION SECRET) ROSS 1,
NIGHT OF PASSION (ALWAYS A RAINBOW – TOUCHING MOMENTS) PREM 2,
VISION OF LOVE (DECADO – STAR OF TREASURE) KABDHAR 3 AND
STARLIGHT PRINCESS (FOYER – CRYSTAL BOUNTY) RAJENDRA SINGH 4.
4, 4-1/2 and 2-1/4. 1m 32.49s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy. Trainer: R. Foley.
6. SUMMER CUP (1,300m), rated 80 & above: Royal Conquest (Casey) 1, Autumn Pearl (N. Rupa) 2, Emperor’s Crown (Ross) 3 and Precious Princess (Rajendra Singh) 4. 2-1/4, 3-1/4 and 1-3/4. 1m 25.38s. Owner: Mr. K. Muthu Vellaiyan. Trainer: R. Foley.
7. SWEET MEMORIES PLATE (1,200m), 4-y-o only (Terms): Amazing King (Casey) 1, Wings Of Love (Venkatesan) 2, Academy Royale (C. A. Brisson) 3 and Affirmed Prince (Md. Hesnain) 4. Dist, 4 and 2-1/4. 1m 19.90s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy. Trainer: B. Suresh.
8. NADUVATTAM PLATE (1,200m), rated 20 to 45: Meticulous (C. A. Brisson) 1, Scarlet Regent (Md. Hesnain) 2, Divine Ruler (Lakshmanan) 3 and Sensational Lover (Venkatesan) 4. 1-1/2, 3/4 and 3-1/4. 1m 15.15s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy. Trainer: B. Suresh.
9. PLANETORIUM CUP (Div. II), (1,400m), rated 00 to 25: Chamak Challo (S. Manohar) 1, Flight Leader (C. A. Brisson) 2, Confederation (S. S. Azad) 3 and Viking Valor (H. A. Sachin) 4. Not run: Remniscing. Shd, 4-1/4 and 2-1/2. 1m 30.96s. Owners: Mrs. Safreen Khan, Mr. Huma Malick, Mr. K. S. Vijaykumar & C. R. Balakumar. Trainer: H. Malick.