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