Montezuma and Yuville impressed when the horses were exercised here on Sunday morning (Sept. 30).

Sand track

600m: Blue Knight (Akshay) 41. Easy. Black Pearl (rb) 41.5. Easy. Honest Pleasure (Sandesh) 37. Moved well.

800m: Incognito (rb), Pound Foolish (rb) 55.5, 600/42. They were easy. Voyager (Mansoor) 53.5, 600/40.5. Moved freely. Antara (I.Chisty), Sham Sunder (Hamir) 52.5, 600/40. Former easily finished three lengths ahead. Francois (rb), Rodeo (rb) 53, 600/40. They were urged and ended level. Blue Sea (Dashrath) 52, 600/39. Moved well. Herculean (AshadAsbar), Su O Moto (S.Sunil) 51.5, 600/38.5. Former ended three lengths in front. Phosphor (P.S.Chouhan) 51.5, 600/38.5. Moved well. 2/y/o’s Modus Vivendi (Trevor), Santa Caterina (Pasha) 55, 600/40. They finished level. A chestnut colt (Bahamian Bounty/Zellers) (B.Prakash), Archie (Pasha) 54, 600/40. They are 2/y/o’s and moved level freely. Amadeus (Kharadi) 51.5, 600/39.5. Moved well. Home Advantage (Sandesh) 53, 600/39. Slightly urged.  A chestnut filly (Rebuttal/Flightingale) (Pasha), a chestnut gelding (Razeen/Tarnished Lady) (R.K.Mahesh) 52,600/40. Former was one length superior. Both are 2/y/o’s.

1,000m: Jacqueline Smile (Ashad Asbar) 1-7.5, 600/40.5. Moved freely. Koh Samui (I.Chisty) 1-7, 600/40. Moved well. Money Flash (rb) 1-8, 600/40. Pressed. Bespoke (Zervan), Scarlet Pimpernel (B.Prakash) 1-4.5, 800/50.5, 600/39. Former was two lengths superior. Ace Image (Dashrath) 1-8, 600/40. Urged in the last part. Marciano (Trevor), Star Stone (T.Nemane) 1-7, 600/40. Both were pushed and former finished two lengths ahead. Alma Mater (Kharadi) 1-8, 600/40. Moved freely. Snow Blaze (Dashrath) 1-6, 600/40. Moved well. Step Up (D.S.Rathore) 1600/600m 1-8. Moved fluently. Portia (Zervan), Macedonian (J.Chinoy) 1-5, 800/50.5, 600/38. Former made up three lengths and easily finished level.

1,200m: Yuville (I.Chisty), Staying Alive (Hamir) 1-20, 800/50.5, 600/38. Former who maintains form comfortably finished a distance ahead. Hemisphere (Trevor), Colossus (Zervan) 1-23, 800/52.5, 600/40. Former beat the latter by two lengths. Invictus (Dashrath), Scaramouche (Hamir) 1-21, 800/53, 600/40. Former who retains winning form was well in hand and finished a length in front. Montezuma (Kharadi), Sorrento (J.Chinoy) 1-21, 1,000/1-6, 800/52, 600/39. Former who is in good shape started three lengths behind and finished three lengths ahead with some ease. Note former. Divine Inspiration (Kharadi), Coccinella (Trevor) 1-21.5, 600/39. They moved neck and neck freely.

Mock race (Race track) — Sept. 29

1,000m: Maximus (D.K.Ashish), Tropical Zone (Tograllu), Manyatta (R.K.Mahesh) and Astonishing Star (P.Naidu) 1-3, 600/35. Won by: 1/2, 4, Dist. Maximus who was running third till bend easily came from behind and won.

Second Mock race

1,600m: An Acquired Taste (Sandesh), Storm Tracker (Trevor), Onassis (Zervan) and Winston (B.Prakash) 1-40, 600/35.5. Won by: 1, 1, Dist. An Acquired Taste who came from third position, was toying with Storm Tracker and Onassis in the straight and won. Storm Tracker and Onassis were ridden out.  An Acquired Taste excelled.

Keywords: Montezuma

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