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Castilian lives up to its billing in Nilgiris 2000 Guineas

Rewarding success: A.L. Murugappan, second from left, giving away the Nilgiris 2000 Guineas cup to K.N. Dhunjibhoy, left, representing Five Stars Shipping Company Pvt. Ltd., the owner of Castilian, as trainer Vishal Gaikwad and jockey P. Trevor look on.  

Vishal Gaikwad-trained Castilian, ridden by P. Trevor, claimed the Nilgiris 2000 Guineas, the second classic of the season held here on Sunday (April 28). The winner is the property of M/s. Five Stars Shipping Co. Pvt. Ltd. Jockey C. Umesh rode three winners on the day.

1. ERODE PLATE (1,300m), rated up to 25: BE MY LIGHT (Umesh) 1, Oliver Twist (Brisson) 2, Marcous (Shahar Babu) 3 and Heart Of Gold (C.P. Khanal) 4. Not run: Orange Pekoe. 1-1/2, 3/4 and 1-3/4. 1m, 22.62s. ₹16 (w), 5, 5 and 5 (p), SHP: 178, FP: 40, Q: 23, Tla: 375. Favourite: Heart Of Gold. Owners: Mr. Dhruv Kumar Futnani & Mr. Chirag D. Joshi. Trainer: Parmar.

2. STONE HOUSE PLATE (Div. I) (1,100m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms): PRICELESS RULER (A. Imran) 1, Exquisite Star (Nakhat Singh) 2, Jericho (Ashhad Asbar) 3 and Three Of A Kind (Umesh) 4. 3-1/4, 3/4 and 3. 1m, 7.11s. ₹7 (w), 7, 7 and 6 (p), SHP: 64, FP: 27, Q: 30, Tla: 139. Favourite: Priceless Ruler. Owner: M.A.M. Ramaswamy Chettiar Of Chettinad Charitable Trust. Trainer: R. Foley.

3. STONE HOUSE PLATE (Div. II), (1,100m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms): STAR GUITAR (Umesh) 1, Sultan Pheroze (R. Shelar) 2, Star Proof (Nakhat Singh) 3 and Priceless Treasure (Hesnain) 4. 2, 3/4 and 2. 1m, 7.47s. ₹9 (w), 5, 5 and 5 (p), SHP: 50, FP: 109, Q: 78, Tla: 281. Favourite: Star Guitar. Owner: Mr. C.R. Balakumar. Trainer: Fazal-Ul-Rehman.

4. NILGIRIS 2000 GUINEAS (1,400m) 3-y-o only (Terms): CASTILIAN (Power-Oyster Reef) Trevor 1, MONTE REI (Air Support-Summer Wine) Rohit Kumar 2, OTUS (Kingda Ka-Golden Bright) Kishore Kadam 3 and YOURS FOREVER (Arazan-Yutai) P. Sai Kumar 4. 1-1/4, 2 and 1-3/4. 1m, 25.76s. ₹8 (w), 7, 28 and 16 (p), SHP: 180, FP: 443, Q: 962, Tla: 4,984. Favourite: Castilian. Owner: M/s. Five Star Shipping Co. Pvt. Ltd. Trainer: Vishal Gaikwad.

5. SUMMER CUP (1,200m), rated 60 to 85: PEARL NECKLACE (P. Sai Kumar) 1, Royal Prestige (Ashhad Asbar) 2, Good Fortune (Gaddam) 3 and Shamwari (A. Imran) 4. Hd, 3/4 and lnk. 1m, 12.68s. ₹42 (w), 9, 21 and 44 (p), SHP: 39, FP: 1,615, Q: 1,676 (c/o), Tla: 10,777. Favourite: Royal Senate. Owner: Mr. M.A.M.R. Muthiah. Trainer: R. Karthik.

6. AVALANCHE PLATE (1,300m), rated 20 to 45: ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY (Farhan) 1, Oberon (Azfar Syeed) 2, Sundance (G. Naresh) 3 and Luxzara (Gaddam) 4. 4-1/4, 1-1/2 and 2. 1m, 20.89s. ₹97 (w), 26, 10 and 11 (p), SHP: 30, FP: 1,120, Q: 124, Tla: 6,984. Favourite: Oberon. Owners: Mr. C.R. Balakumar, Mr. K.B. Appaiah & Mrs. Leila Mandanna. Trainer: Mandanna.

7. TARLY PLATE (1,100m), rated 40 to 65: QUEEN REGENT (R.N. Darshan) 1, Texas Rose (Gaddam) 2, Rafaele (G. Naresh) 3 and Caballo Rapido (Nakhat Singh) 4. Not run: Chalouchi Girl. 3/4, 3-3/4 and nk. 1m, 6.89s. ₹9 (w), 5, 6 and 6 (p), SHP: 30, FP: 51, Q: 34, Tla: 187. Favourite: Queen Regent. Owner: Mr. Arun Alagappan. Trainer: B. Suresh.

8. SALEM PLATE (1,100m), 4-y-o & above rated 20 to 45: RED HOT JET (Umesh) 1, Lord Ascot (Nakhat Singh) 2, Squadron Leader (Shahar Babu) 3 and Nymeria (P. Sai Kumar) 4. 1, snk and 3/4. 1m, 7.50s. ₹22 (w), 7, 8 and 17, SHP: 24, FP: 172, Q: 39, Tla: 746. Favourite: Lord Ascot. Owners: Mr. K.K. Belliappa & Mr. C.R. Balakumar. Trainer: Mandanna.

Jackpot: ₹39,958 (two tkts.), Runner-up: 4,281 (eight tkts.), Mini Jackpot: 19,224 (c/o), Treble (i): 287 (121 tkts.), (ii): 2,163 (21 tkts.).


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