Races

Antonios has the best credentials

Though the Indian Turf Invitation Cup appears to be a toss up between Antonios and Icebreaker, the former has the form and credentials to score in the blue riband event of the eight race card (inclusive of four grade I races) framed for the meeting to be held here on Sunday (Oct. 25).

Oasis Star, unbeaten in both her starts, should reproduce her Pune form in the Nanoli Stud & Breeders Sprinters’ Cup (1,200m).

Yana, who has won two races in style at Pune, has the potential to score in the Poonawalla Stud Farms & Breeders Stayers’ Cup (3,000m).

Diego Rivera looks to have an edge over the others in the Usha Stud Farm & Breeders Maj.P.K.Mehra Memorial Super Mile Cup (1,600m).

There will be no false rails.

SOHNA STUD MILLION (1,600m), Cat. II, 3-y-o & over, rated upto 75, 1-00 p.m: 1. Cefiro (1) Ramana 60, 2. Maximum City (4) Asbar 60, 3. Alcohology (5) Chary 57.5, 4. Al Fatha (2) Rupesh 56, 5. Becket (10) C. Rajendra 56, 6. Indian Storm (9) Vivek 56, 7. Glory To Dancer (8) P. S. Chouhan 54.5, 8. Greek Fire (7) Harish 54.5, 9. Menlo Park (3) I. Chisty 54.5 and 10. Hussler (6) Neeraj Rawal 53.

AL FATHA: Has improved since his gallop in Sparks’ Deccan Derby. BECKET: Came out of the maiden ranks in a facile manner over 1,200m in his last start at Mysore; in fine nick. GLORY TO DANCER: Moving impressively in the morning trials. HUSSLER: Appeals on weights.

1. Becket, 2. Glory To Dancer, 3. Al Fatha

NANOLI STUD & BREEDERS SPRINTERS CUP (Grade I) (1,200m), 4-y-o & over (Terms), 1-30: 1. Portrush (2) Appu 59, 2. Sprucespringstien (4) Rupesh 59, 3. Oasis Star (1) Y. S. Srinath 57.5, 4. Palazzio’s Sun (5) W. Smith 56.5, 5. Rare And Precious (7) Harish 56.5, 6. Red Romeo (6) C. Rajendra 56.5, 7. Aurora Aurealis (8) M. Narredu 55 and 8. Originality (3) A. Imran Khan 55.

OASIS STAR: A rousing performer; in great heart. PALAZZIO’S SUN: An easy winner over 1,200m at Mysore; may trouble the best. AURORA AUREALIS: In a start to finish attempt failed to collar Sea Princess over a 1,400m. ORIGINALITY: Working well; may upset.

1. Oasis Star, 2. Palazzio’s Sun, 3. Aurora Aurealis

SMT.TEEGALA SULOCHANA REDDY MEMORIAL JUVENILE MILLION (1,200m), 3-y-o only (Terms), 2-05: 1. Arts (4) Y. S. Srinath 59, 2. Blue Danube (3) Neeraj Rawal 55.5, 3. Cayenne (5) Suraj Narredu 55.5, 4. Classic Charge (1) M. Narredu 54, 5. Scubarioo (6) I. Chisty 54, 6. Talisker (2) C. Rajendra 54, 7. D’Artagnan (7) Appu 50 and 8. Nox (8) F. Norton 50.

ARTS: Won a 1,200m easily in Pune; may repeat. BLUE DANUBE: Retains winning form. TALISKER: Tracking well enough to fight out the finish. D’ARTAGNAN: Moving impressively in the morning trials.

1. D’Artagnan, 2. Arts, 3. Talisker

SRI GANGULA THIMMA REDDY MEMORIAL MILLION (1,400m), Cat. I, 3-y-o & over, 2-35: 1. Crocodile Hunter (1) P. S. Chouhan 60, 2. Reconnect (4) A. Imran Khan 60, 3. Vijayrath (6) Rupesh 59.5, 4. Carte Blanche (3) Neeraj Rawal 58.5, 5. El Paso (5) I. Chisty 55 and 6. Spot On (2) Suraj Narredu 52.

CROCODILE HUNTER: After winning a 1,400m easily ran second to El Paso over 1,400m; in fine condition. CARTE BLANCHE: Poised for a hat-trick. EL PASO: A fluent winner of his last two starts; may extend his winning streak. SPOT ON: Appeals on weights.

1. El Paso, 2. Spot On, 3. Crocodile Hunter

POONAWALLA STUD FARMS & BREEDERS STAYERS’ CUP (Grade I) (3,000m), 4-y-o & over (Terms), 3-15: 1. Arabian Knight (10) Vinod Shinde 59, 2. Maximise (12) A. Imran Khan 59, 3. Nitrous (4) P. Kamlesh 59, 4. Noble Prince (6) W. Smith 59, 5. Orochi (2) Gnaneshwar 59, 6. Angelique (11) Suraj Narredu 57.5, 7. Yana (5) I. Chisty 57.5, 8. Cavaradosi (3) M. Narredu 54, 9. Table Mountain (1) F. Norton 54, 10. Toofan Express (8) Rupesh 54, 11. La Lapitus (7) Chary 52.5 and 12. Riyasat (9) Y. S. Srinath 52.5.

NOBLE PRINCE: Found Set Alight too good over 2,400m in his last start; warrants another chance. ANGELIQUE: Working well; may spring a surprise. YANA: Won her last two starts resolutely at Pune; in fine fettle. RIYASAT: Has improved since her third to Antonios in the Indian St. Leger (2,800m) at Pune.

1. Yana, 2. Noble Prince, 3. Angelique

USHA STUD FARM & BREEDERS MAJ.P.K.MEHRA MEMORIAL SUPER MILE CUP (Grade I) (1,600m), 4-y-o & over (Terms), 3-50: 1. Blast In Class (1) Asbar 59, 2. Coral Gables (7) Harish 59, 3. Diego Rivera (5) Y. S. Srinath 59, 4. Priapus (3) M. Kharadi 59, 5. Rhapsidion Snow (6) W. Smith 57.5, 6. Dancing Dynamite (2) C. Rajendra 56, 7. Iaepetus (8) P. S. Chouhan 56 and 8. Juventus (4) P. Kamlesh 56.

DIEGO RIVERA: Well prepared at Pune. RHAPSIDION SNOW: A gutsy winner of her last start over 1,600m at Mysore; retains form. DANCING DYNAMITE: Has improved since his second to stablemate Rhapsidion Snow. JUVENTUS: As a favourite finished a close second to Beyond Belief over 1,400m at Pune; may make amends.

1. Diego Rivera, 2. Rhapsidion Snow, 3. Juventus

INDIAN TURF INVITATION CUP (Grade I) (2,400m), 4-y-o only (Terms), 4-25: 1. Antonios (6) P. Kamlesh 57, 2. Autonomy (4) Y. S. Srinath 57, 3. Abs Fabs (2) F. Norton 55.5, 4. Clever Ploy (1) Chary 55.5, 5. Conceptual (5) M. Narredu 55.5 and 6. Icebreaker (3) W. Smith 55.5.

ANTONIOS: Justified the odds on favouritism by winning the Indian St.Leger (2,800m) with a measure of comfort at Pune; retains form. CONCEPTUAL: A runaway winner of the Golconda St.Leger (2,800m); in fine nick. ICEBREAKER: Winner of the Nizam’s Gold Cup (2,000m); in fine shape.

1. Antonios, 2. Icebreaker, 3. Conceptual

HORSE LOVERS MILLION (1,400m), Cat. III, 3-y-o & over, rated upto 50, 5-05: 1. Flying Phoenix (4) Gnaneshwar 60, 2. Gurujosh (3) M. Narredu 60, 3. Atahualpa (12) Ali Khan 59.5, 4. Combined Force (11) Rupesh 59.5, 5. Winning Rays (10) Neeraj Rawal 59, 6. Modest Bride (2) A. Imran Khan 58.5, 7. Queen Of Habashe (14) M. Mark 58, 8. Royal Invader (9) Suraj Narredu 58, 9. Leave It To Me (8) Appu 57.5, 10. Kohinoor Delight (5) Harish 57, 11. Divine Ganges (13) Ramana 56.5, 12. Auburn Star (18) P. S. Chouhan 56, 13. King Of Court (7) Vivek 56, 14. Devil Grandma (16) F. Norton 54.5, 15. Debonaire (15) Chary 54, 16. Amontillado (6) Laxmikanth 52, 17. Jingles (1) Shoban Babu 50.5 and 18. Man Down Under (17) Vinod Shinde 50.

ATAHUALPA: Has improved since his second to Al Jeezaan (1,200m). MODEST BRIDE: Looks fit and well. ROYAL INVADER: Working well enough. LEAVE IT TO ME: Subjected to steady preparation.

1. Leave It To Me, 2. Royal Invader, 3. Modest Bride

Day’s best: Oasis Star

Double: Yana — Diego Rivera

Jkt: 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8. Tr:(i): 1, 2 & 3, (ii): 3, 4 & 5, (iii): 6, 7 & 8. Tanala: Will operate on races where there are five or more starters.

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