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Star Twist claims M. Vijaykrishna Cup

Star Twist (Akshay Kumar up) won the M. Vijaykrishna Cup, the main event of the races here on Wednesday (Jan. 2). The winner is owned by M.A.M. Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust and trained by B. Suresh, who also saddled two more winners on the day.

1. KARGIL PLATE (1,400m), rated up to 25: STAR STUDDED (A.M. Alam) 1, Be My Secret (Arshad Alam) 2, A Little Magic (Kabdhar) 3 and Wild At Heart (Vaibhav) 4. 2, lnk and 1/2. 1m, 32.69s. ₹32 (w), 6, 6 and 10 (p), SHP: 18, FP: 211, Q: 41, Tla: 1,587. Favourite: Be My Secret. Owners: Mr. B. Deepak Rai, Mr. Prem Kumar Menon, Mrs. Anitha Shanmugam & Mrs. Indra Prem Menon. Trainer: Sebastian.

2. YOURSOBEAUTIFUL PLATE (1,400m), rated 20 to 45: DESERT HAWK (P. Ajeeth Kumar) 1, Chennai Chakram (Altaf Hussain) 2, Rafaele (Umesh) 3 and Heart Of Gold (C.P. Khanal) 4. 1-1/2, 1-3/4 and 2-1/2. 1m, 29.53s. ₹9 (w), 5, 5 and 5 (p), SHP: 12, FP: 17, Q: 14, Tla: 44. Favourite: Desert Hawk. Owner: Mr. M.A.M.R. Muthiah. Trainer: R. Karthik.

3. WAR ADMIRAL PLATE (1,400m), rated 40 to 65: ROYAL BLACK (Akshay Kumar) 1, Princess Sasha (P. Ajeeth Kumar) 2, Bring It On (Umesh) 3 and Be My Prince (Kishore Kadam) 4. 6-3/4, 1-3/4 and lnk. 1m, 27.74s. ₹11 (w), 8, 11 and 8 (p), SHP: 42, FP: 40, Q: 47, Tla: 126. Favourite: Royal Black. Owner: M.A.M. Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust. Trainer: Suresh.

4. JODHPUR PLATE (Div. I), (1,200m), 5-y-o & above rated 20 to 45: MENANDER (P. Ajeeth Kumar) 1, Highland Light (Brisson) 2, Summer Storm (Umesh) 3 and Priority (Shahar Babu) 4. 3/4, 2 and 3-3/4. 1m, 14.97s. ₹10 (w), 5, 6 and 6 (p), SHP: 14, FP: 26, Q: 18, Tla: 50. Favourite: Menander. Owner: Mr. M.A.M.R. Muthiah. Trainer: R. Karthik.

5. J. THOMAS CUP (1,000m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms): EMISSARY (Brisson) 1, Star Guitar (P.S. Chouhan) 2, Love Supreme (A. Imran) 3 and Star Fling (Akshay Kumar) 4. Not run: Duvenbeck. 1-1/4, lnk and 2-3/4. 1m, 1.25s. ₹26 (w), 19, 7 and 6 (p), SHP: 10, FP: 1,239, Q: 201, Tla: 721. Favourite: Love Supreme. Owner: M.A.M. Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust. Trainer: B. Suresh.

6. M. VIJAYAKRISHNA CUP (1,200m), rated 60 to 85: STAR TWIST (Akshay Kumar) 1, Rose Wood (Umesh) 2, Icons Dream (Altaf Hussain) 3 and Pinewood (K. Sai Kiran) 4. 1-3/4, 1 and 1. 1m, 13.23s. ₹20 (w), 11, 10 and 11 (p), SHP: 26, FP: 49, Q: 34, Tla: 501. Favourite: Good Fortune. Owner: M.A.M. Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust. Trainer: B. Suresh.

7. JODHPUR PLATE (Div. II), (1,200m), 5-y-o & above rated 20 to 45: RAPID ADVANCE (P.S. Chouhan) 1, Classy Lassy (Hesnain) 2, Cato’s Call (Tanveer) 3 and Rush More (Umesh) 4. Not run: Cavil. 3-1/2, shd and 2. 1m, 15.10s. ₹13 (w), 6, 6 and 8 (p), SHP: 25, FP: 37, Q: 21, Tla: 318. Favourite: Rush More. Owners: Dr. T.S. Ravindra, Dr. Mahesh Kukreja & Dr. G. Ravi Shanker. Trainer: Vishesh.

Jackpot: ₹20,281 (five tkts.), runner-up: 3,622 (12 tkts.), Mini Jackpot: 2,438 (13 tkts.), Treble (i): 86 (382 tkts.), (ii): 2,609 (22 tkts.).


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