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Ruffina and Azzurro live up to their favourite status

A.C. Muthiah handing over the Stayers’ Cup winner’s trophy to Zeyn Mirza, left, of United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders Ltd., the owner of Azzurro.

A.C. Muthiah handing over the Stayers’ Cup winner’s trophy to Zeyn Mirza, left, of United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders Ltd., the owner of Azzurro.  

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Dallas Todywalla-trained Ruffina (David Allan astride) won the Sprinters’ Cup, while Azzurro (P. Trevor up), trained by S.S. Attaollahi, claimed the the Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy Stayers’ Cup, the two feature events on the opening day of the Invitation Cup weekend races here on Saturday.

Ruffina is the property of Mr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Mr. Adar C. Poonawalla & Mrs. Natasha A. Poonawalla rep. Villoo Poonawalla Racing & Breeding Pvt. Ltd., M/s Saleem Fazelbhoy, Dinsha P. Shroff & Munchi P. Shroff. Azzuro is owned by United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders Ltd.

1. JAPAN CUP (1,600m), rated 21 to 46, 1 to 26 eligible: DEVOTION (S. John) 1, Fiorelle (P. Trevor) 2, Zandra (Rajinder Singh) 3, Torch Bearer (David Allan) 4. Not run: Mizuno. Head, 2-3/4 and 1-1/4. 1:39.59s. ₹34 (w), 14, 12, 52 (p). FP: 83. SHP: 29. THP: 163. Tanala: 3253. Favourite: Fiorelle. Owner: Mr. M.A.M Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust. Trainer: Vijay Singh.

2. SANS CRAINTES STUD TROPHY (1,600m), rated 81 & above, 61 to 86 eligible: NAMID (Zervan) 1, Rufus (Dashrath) 2, Setaflame (S. John) 3, Germanicus (Srinath) 4. 1/2, 3-1/2 and 1/2. 1m, 37.42s. ₹42 (w), 14, 10, 26 (p). FP: 89. SHP: 28. THP: 43. Tanala: 510. Favourite: Rufus. Owner: Mr. Salomon N. Benveniste & Mr. & Mrs. S.P. Mistry rep. Manjri Stud Farm Pvt. Ltd. Trainer: Arti Doctor.

3. BRAVE DANCER CUP (1,600m), rated 61 to 86, 41 to 66 eligible: SWEET MUSIC (R.S. Bhati) 1, Hartnell (Srinath) 2, Raqs Sharqi (C.S. Jodha) 3, Arminius (B. Mahesh) 4. 1-1/4, 2-1/2 and 1-1/2. 1m, 37.07s. ₹92 (w), 26, 12, 16 (p), FP: 224, SHP: 36. THP: 58. Tanala: 1367. Favourite: Hartnell. Owner: Mr. D.A. Nanda, Mrs. Esha Nanda Bhojwani & Mr. Amitabh Nanda rep. Arion Horse Co. Pvt. Ltd. Trainer: Arti Doctor.

4. BOOKMAKERS’ ASSOCIATION CUP (1,200m), rated 21 to 46, 1 to 26 eligible: MALANA (C.S. Jodha) 1, Prancing Queen (Neeraj) 2, Everglow (S. John) 3, All Rounder (S. Kamble) 4. S. Nk, 2-1/4 and 1-1/4. 1m, 12.83s. ₹40 (w), 17, 14, 16 (p). FP: 178. SHP: 56. THP: 55. Tanala: 451. Favourite: Prancing Queen. Owner: Ms. Ipsita Ghosh, Ms. Somani Bhattacharjee & Mrs. Sumana Karmakar. Trainer: Javed Khan.

5. SPRINTERS’ CUP (1,200m), 4-y-o & over (Terms): RUFFINA (Excellent Art-Miss Danehill) David Allan 1, LINCOLN (Excelebration-Evelyn May) A. Sandesh 2, AMOROUS WHITE (Stern Opinion-Adios Meadowlake) C. Alford 3, CAVALLO VELOCE (Lucifer Sam-Mink Mitten) Srinath 4. Not run: Captain Courage. 3/4, 1 and 1/2. 1m, 10.09s. ₹13 (w), 10, 17, 39 (p). FP: 30. SHP: 26. THP: 56. Tanala: 388. Favourite: Ruffina. Owner: Mr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Mr. Adar C. Poonawalla & Mrs. Natasha A. Poonawalla rep. Villoo Poonawalla Racing & Breeding Pvt. Ltd., M/s Saleem Fazelbhoy, Dinsha P. Shroff & Munchi P. Shroff. Trainer: Dallas Todywalla.

6. DR. M.A.M. RAMASWAMY STAYERS’ CUP (3,000m), 4-y-o & over (Terms): AZZURRO (Azamour-Miss Highjinks) P. Trevor 1, CADMAN (Dancing Forever-Lambency) S. John 2, WINTER RENAISSANCE (Courageous Cat-Winter House) C.S. Jodha 3, LORD OF THE SEA (Dean’s Kitten-Enamoured) David Probert 4. Not run: Ophion. 4-1/4, 5-1/2 and 3-1/4. 3m, 12.40s. ₹21 (w), 12, 51 (p). FP: 149. SHP: 80. THP: 35. Tanala: 420. Favourite: Azzurro. Owner: United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders Ltd. Trainer: S.S. Attaollahi.

7. NANOLI STUD CUP (1,200m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms): CADILLAC (Suraj Narredu) 1, Accidental (P. Trevor) 2, The Kiss (C. Alford) 3, Fabiola (David Allan) 4. Nose, 2-1/4 and 1. 1m, 12.86s. ₹37 (w), 17, 18, 17 (p). FP: 380. SHP: 62. THP: 66. Tanala: 1129. Favourite: Cadillac. Owner: Mr. Ram H. Shroff & Mr. Raj H. Shroff rep. Stride Livestock Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Chetan Shah & Mr. Mohan Chattaram. Trainer: Vijay Singh.

8. MOHANPUR CHOWDHURY ESTATES TROPHY (1,400m), rated 41 to 66, 21 to 46 eligible: CLAYMORE (Suraj Narredu) 1, Dark Gold (P. Trevor) 2, Nelsons Blood (Hindu Singh) 3, The Big Bull (P.S. Chouhan) 4. Not run: Alshafa. 1-3/4, 3/4 and 1. 1m, 25.04s. ₹287 (w), 47, 19, 14 (p). FP: 2218. SHP: 47. THP: 48. Tanala: 4600. Favourite: Nelsons Blood. Owner: Mr. Subir Dasgupta rep. Cairnhill Stud Farm Pvt. Ltd. & Mr. Chiranjit Basu. Trainer: J.E. McKeown.

Treble: (i): ₹1469 (23 tkts.); (ii): 715 (37 tkts.); (iii): 2299 (43 tkts.).

Jackpot: ₹25341 (nine tkts.); Runner-up: 183 (530 tkts.).

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