Native Knight, Juventus and Royal Companion excelled when the horses were exercised here on Friday morning (Feb.26).
600m: Green Signal (McCullagh) 41. Easy. Sea Ruler (Jethu) 37.5. Moved well. Classic Spirit (C.S.Jodha) 39. Moved freely.
800m: Hall Of Glory (C.Alford), Recordbreaker (Neeraj) 49, 600/37. They moved level freely. Moment To Remember (S.Chinoy), Victoress (Kamble) 49.5, 600/38. Former finished five lengths ahead. Illuminate (rb) 55, 600/41. Easy.
1000m: The Leader (McLaughlin), Suraj (rb) 1-6.5, 600/39. Former finished three lengths ahead. Sine Qua Non (Neeraj) 1-8.5, 600/38.5. Urged. Juventus (Hanumant) 1-1, 800/48, 600/35. Moved attractively. Ancient Wonder (D.A.Naik), Sacred Relic (Baria) 1-10, 600/40. They ended level. Beyond Stars (Dashrath), Light My Way (Jethu) 1-3, 800/50, 600/37. They moved level freely.
1200m: Dante Rosseti (Mahesh), Tintoretto (P.Mulrennan) 1-23, 600/40.Former ended three lengths in front. Royal Companion (McCullagh), Sea Shower (C.Rajendra) 1-17, 600/37.5. Former strode out well and finished six lengths ahead. Former may make amends. Diego Rivera (Ruzaan), Attila (Kharadi) 1-18, 1000/1-4, 800/51, 600/37.5. They moved level freely. Angelo (Ruzaan) 1-26, 600/43. Easy. Slikckkit (Khalander) 1-21.5, 600/40.5. Moved well.
1600m: Washington Irvine (C.Alford) 1-47, 1200/1-19, 600/38. Moved well.
1800m: Native Knight (S.N.Chavan), Appalina (H.G.Rathod), Tequila (S.Chinoy) 2-00, 1600/1-45, 1400/1-31, 1200/1-18, 1000/1-5, 800/52, 600/40. Native Knight impressed. Appalina joined at 1000m and finished level. Tequila dropped behind at 800m.
Gate practice noted on the inner sand:
1000m: Aston Martin (Kharadi), Serenity (C.Rajendra) and The Saint (Shelar) 1-0.5, 600/37. Aston Martin moved well and finished five lengths ahead. Thunder Strike (Kapoor) 1-7, 600/40. Moved freely. A bay gelding (Alnasr Alwasheek/Treasured) (Dashrath), A chestnut gelding (Ontario/Thirtysomething) (F.Irani) 1-8, 600/41. Pair level. Zillionaire (D.S.Rathore), Avon Creek (Neeraj) and Hannah Montana (Tograllu) 1-6.5, 600/38.5. First named finished four lengths ahead. River Knight (D.K.Ashish), Icecubes (rb) 1-4.5, 600/38.5. Former finished a distance ahead. Taanush (rb), Ashwa Parvez (Jethu), Shigra Ashwa (rb) and Rococo (rb) 1-5.5, 600/40.5. Taanush and Ashwa Parvez finished level and finished well clear of others. Hurricane Heart (S.Sunil), National Queen (J.Chinoy) 1-7, 600/40. They jumped out well and finished level. Lord Of Killarney (Kapoor), Kingdom Of Love (Hamir) and Loyal Tycoon (Shelar) 1-6, 600/40.5. First and second named finished level freely. Last named ended far behind. Applaud (D.S.Rathore), Proud Star (Shelar) 1-5, 600/39. Former finished four lengths ahead.