Step Up worked well when the horses were exercised here on Monday morning (Sept. 24).
800m: Star Trainer (rb) 53, 600/40. Moved freely. Visionist (V.Jodha) 52, 600/39. Moved well. Splash (rb) 54, 600/40. Moved freely. Neptune (rb) 55, 600/43. Easy. Gold Glamour (Zameer) 53, 600/40. Pushed. Star Zone (rb) 57, 600/44. Easy. Princess Khatoum (Dashrath), Starfire Lady (P.Naidu) 55, 600/41. Former was one length better. Mountain Treasure (S.N.Chavan) 55, 600/41. Moved freely. Martinique (Ikram) 56, 600/42. Easy. Persian (S.Sunil) 56, 600/41. Easy.
1,000m: Strategic Change (Dashrath) 1-9, 600/41. Pushed. Su Chaliyo (S.Sunil), National Ikon (Appu) 1-6, 800/52, 600/39. Former finished well clear.
Gate practice (Sand track)
1,000m: Hot Pepper (T.S.Jodha) 1-12.5, 800/56.5, 600/42.5. Easy. Novak (rb), Mountbatten (Sandesh) 1-12, 800/56, 600/43. Pair level. Mischevious Z (rb), Bellsima (rb) 1-9, 600/42. Former finished a distance ahead. Snow Flake (Kavraj), Winds Of Luck (S.N.Chavan) 1-8, 600/41. Former ended two lengths in front. A dark bay filly (Phoenix Tower/Euro Star) (D.K.Ashish), a chestnut filly (Rebuttal/Flightingale) (I.Chisty) 1-10, 600/42. They are 2/y/o’s and moved freely. Step Up (Appu), Wind In Her Hair (D.S.Rathore) 1-6, 800/52, 600/38. Former strode out well and finished a distance ahead. Pelikano (Prasad), Tamarai (Tograllu) 1-7, 600/40. They finished level freely. A bay colt (Rebuttal/Anacita) (Pasha), a chestnut gelding (Steinbeck/Only Royale) (D.K.Ashish), Astonishing Star (rb) and a chestnut gelding (Razeen/Tarnished Lady) (R.K.Mahesh) 1-7, 600/40. First named who moved well and finished a distance ahead impressed. They are 2/y/o’s. Thunder Strike (rb) 1-11, 600/42. Moved freely.
Mock race (Race track) — Sept. 23
1,200m: Maple Star (Trevor), Shararat (Sandesh), Turf Lightning (Zameer) and Eclipsed (Dashrath) 1-12, 600/36. 1/2, 1/2, 2. Maple Star who was running last till bend came with gigantic strides to beat Shararat.
Second mock race
1,600m: Ascot Magic (D.K.Ashish), Montezuma (Kharadi), Amazing Desire (Neeraj), Enlightenment (R.K.Mahesh) and Radical Mackie (Pasha) 1-42, 600/37. Sh, 1, dist. Ascot Magic who was racing fourth till bend came very well on the outside and pipped Montezuma on the wire.
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