Mr. R. Vijay Kumar Rao's Sparks (P.S.Chouhan up) claimed the Deccan Chronicle Gold Cup, the main event of the races held here on Sunday (Sept. 26). S. Abbas trains the winner.

Races postponed: By the orders of the Board of Stewards of the Hyderabad Race Club, the races scheduled to be held on Monday (Sept. 27) have been postponed to Tuesday (Sept. 28).

1. RED ORCHID PLATE (1,600m), Cat. III, 4-y-o & over, rated upto 50: Imaan (Harinder S) 1, Golden Sabot (Laxman) 2, Pacific Groove (Ch. K. Chary) 3, Try Me Today (Ashhad Asbar) 4. 2-1/2, 1-3/4 and 1-3/4. 1m 43.93s. Rs. 12 (w), 6, 21 & 7 (p), SHP: Rs. 76, FP: Rs. 149, Q: Rs. 134, Tanala: Rs. 441. Favourite: Imaan. Owners: M/s. Mukherjee Kilaru, N. Adil Mirza & Mr. A.K.S. Brar rep M/s. Dashmesh & Hargobind Racing (P) Ltd. Trainer: Laxman S.

2. RED SURPRISE CUP (1,400m), Cat. III, 3-y-o & over, rated upto 50: Firstandforemost (Harinder S) 1, Lambourn (A. Imran Khan) 2, Genius Empress (A. Ramana) 3, The Himalayas (G. Sai Vamshi) 4. 2-1/2, nk and 7. 1m 29.27s. Rs. 25 (w), 10, 6 & 17 (p), SHP: Rs. 17, FP: Rs. 42, Q: Rs. 17, Tanala: Rs. 91. Favourite: Lambourn. Owners: M/s. Mir Zamin Ali Khan, Mir Saqafath Ali Khan, Steve Yong & Leeladhar Sharma. Trainer: Laxman S.

3. ARMY CUP (1,200m) Cat. II, 3-y-o & over, (Terms): Young Soldier (P.S. Chouhan) 1, Walnut Creek (A. Imran Khan) 2, Tell Me A Tale (Nitin Singh) 3, Metaforce (N.M. Sequeria) 4. 1-1/2, nk and 2. 1m 13.94s. Rs. 23 (w), 7, 5 & 10 (p), SHP: Rs. 21, FP: Rs. 50, Q: Rs. 18, Tanala: Rs. 238. Favourite: Walnut Creek. Owner: Col. S.B. Nair. Trainer: Anupam Sharma.

4. GLORY OF DANCER PLATE (1,400m), Cat. II, 3-y-o & over, rated upto 75: Heydan (Aadesh K) 1, Ruffiano (R. Rupesh) 2, Smarty Prince (N. Rawal) 3, Yippee (S. Sreekant) 4. Not run: Meticulous. 3/4, 6 and 2. 1m 27.95s. Rs. 50 (w), 13, 8 & 16 (p), SHP: Rs. 22, FP: Rs. 151, Q: Rs. 101, Tanala: Rs. 1333. Favourite: Ruffiano. Owners: Mr. Adiseshan S. Iyengar & Mrs. Malathi Prakash. Trainer: Satyanarayana.

5. DECCAN CHRONICLE GOLD CUP (2,400m), Cat. I, 3-y-o & over, (Terms): Sparks (P.S. Chouhan) 1, El Paso (Ch. K. Chary) 2, Davenport (MF Ali Khan) 3, La Lapitus (Deep Shanker) 4. 1-3/4, 1/2 and nk. 2m 36.51s. Rs. 10 (w), 5, 10 & 8 (p), SHP: Rs. 20, FP: Rs. 34, Q: Rs. 20, Tanala: Rs. 79. Favourite: Sparks. Owner: Mr. R. Vijay Kumar Rao. Trainer: S. Abbas.

6. ROMAN BEAUTY PLATE (1,100m), Cat. II, 3-y-o & over, rated upto, 75: Aspire (P.S. Chouhan) 1, Commanding Heights (N. Rawal) 2, Accordion (Deep Shanker) 3, Victorous Sally (M. Krishna) 4. Not run: Tiara. 4-1/2, 1-1/2 and 2-1/2. 1m 07.08s. Rs. 17 (w), 7, 7 & 22 (p), SHP: Rs. 20, FP: Rs. 36, Q: Rs. 13, Tanala: Rs. 362. Favourite: Aspire. Owner: M/s. S. Daljeet Singh, S. Mohan Raju & Sridhar Reddy Anugu. Trainer: Faisal Hassan.

Treble: (i): Rs. 342 (128 tkts); (ii): Rs. 295 (279 tkts).

Consolation: Rs. 687 (244 tkts).

Jackpot: Rs. 5019 (78 tkts).

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