River Star and Catalyst pleased when the horses were exercised here on Friday morning (Sept.11).
600m: Solid Black (Trainer) 41.5. Easy.
800m: Lusty (Shelar) 56, 600/43. Moved freely. Angels Glory (Oza) 54, 600/39.5. Moved well. A bay filly (Ontario/Scarborough) (S.Nayak), Royal Gesture (T.Mahesh) 53.5, 600/40. Former is a 2/y/o and they finished level freely. Equidae (rb), Doi Moi (Neeraj) 54, 600/39. They finished level freely. Balthazaar (N.Jodha) 52.5, 600/38.5. Moved well. Super King (H. G.Rathod), Midsummer Knight (Stephane) 54, 600/40. They were level. Fantastic (rb), A chestnut filly (Ontario/Ganga Purna) (Ikram) 55.5, 600/40.5. Former is a 2/y/o and they were easy. Landlord (rb) 57, 600/42. Easy. Fire Vault (F.Irani) 55, 600/41. Moved freely.
1000m: River Star (I.Chisty), River Blitz (Shelar) 1-6, 800/52, 600/39. Former made up two lengths on the outside and finished level. Saba (I.Chisty), Fiamma (Sandesh) 1-11.5, 600/42. Pair easy. Pepe Junior (Ikram), Saints N Sinners (rb) 1-10, 800/54.5, 600/40.5. They moved level freely.
1200m: Astral Flash (Kharadi) 1-26.5, 600/42. Easy. Catalyst (Oza), Running Bull (rb) 1-19, 1000/1-6, 600/41. Former finished a distance ahead.
1400m: Corfu (Kharadi), Benedictus (Neeraj) 1-39, 1000/1-9, 600/41. Both moved freely.
1600m: Red Dragon (Kamlesh), Apache Indian (D.S.Rathore) 1-51.5, 1400/1-36.5, 1200/1-22, 1000/1-8, 800/53, 600/41. Former moved well and finished well clear.
Gate practice: sand track:
1000m: A bay colt (China Visit/ Blue Ridge) (Jethu), A bay gelding (Razeen/Anagram) (I. Chisty) and A dark bay filly (Mr. Mellon/Complimentary) (Sameer) 1-9, 600/42. They are 2/y/os and first two named are noteworthy. Golden Oriole (D.S.Rathore), Thumbs Up (N.Alam) 1-9, 800/53.5, 600/41. Former ended four lengths in front. Heavy Money (P.Naidu) 1-7, 600/39.5. Urged. Mythical (S.Sunil), Wahy (I.Shaikh) and San Rafael (J.Chinoy) 1-5, 600/38.5. Mythical and Wahy moved neck and neck and finished four lengths ahead of San Rafael.