SPORT

Royal Assault well tuned

BANGALORE: Royal Assault, who has been well tuned, is expected to score in the Ashoka Chakra Cup (1,400m), the feature event of the seven-race card to be gone through here on Friday.

False rails (width about 4m from 1,600m to 1,000m and 6.5m from 1,000m to the winning post) will be in position.

1 KENTUCKY PLATE (1,100m) — maiden 2-y-o only (Terms) — 2-00 p.m.: 1. Executive Spirit (Arjun) 9 C. Alford 55, 2. Master Yoda (Darashah) 3 Ranjeet 55, 3. Damgood (Inayathulla) 4 Tauseef 55, 4. Wire To Wire (Mangalorkar) 6 Appu 55, 5. Amazing Look (S. Narredu) 1 Suraj Narredu 55, 6. Babbu The Sly (Pradeep) 2 Asgar 55, 7. Divine Royal (Darashah) 12 Srinath 53.5, 8. Sieze The Night (Darius) 5 R. Marshall 53.5, 9. Celtic Princess (Ganapathy) 11 B. Prakash 53.5, 10. Only Royale (Ganapathy) 7 D. Patel 53.5, 11. My Fantasy (I. Ghatala) 8 Mrs. Silva 53.5 and 12. Hurricane Rose (S. Singh) 10 S. Ramesh 53.5.

DAMGOOD: A faraway third to Born Free over 1,200m on his debut; has come on. AMAZING LOOK: After a forward run finished third to Mister Elegant over 1,100m; in fine condition. DIVINE ROYAL: First run; sharpened up well. CELTIC PRINCESS: Looks very fit after her run in Mister Elegant's race.

1. Amazing Look, 2. Celtic Princess, 3. Divine Royal

2 KRISHNARAJAPURAM PLATE (1,400m) — rated 00 to 15, 4 & 5-y-o — 2-30: 1. Beyond Limits (Darashah) 8 A. Velu 62, 2. Maha Rani (Pradeep) 5 Shobhan 61, 3. Grey Eagle (Manohar) 9 Raja Rao 60.5, 4. Wonder Splendour (Md. Khan) 2 B. Paswan 60.5, 5. Divine Hero (Mahesh) 4 Appu 58.5, 6. Bay Island (Sajid) (-) (-) 56.5, 7. Esteban (Inayathulla) 3 Vivek 56.5, 8. Algebra (Habib Khan) 1 Qureshi 56.5, 9. Torrentee (Santosh) 6 Warren 56 and 10. Continental Pearl (Santosh) 7 M. Suresh 53.

BEYOND LIMITS: Has come down a class; can tackle the present lot. MAHA RANI: Ignore her last run. DIVINE HERO: Seen finishing on well in Pat On The Back's 1,600 (first win); shaping well in the morning trials. ESTEBAN: Third to Musical Signature over 1,400m; may upset.

1. Divine Hero, 2. Maha Rani,

3. Beyond Limits

3 DR. P. PARAMSHIVAIAH MEMORIAL STAKES (1,400m) — rated 20 to 35, 4 & 5-y-o — 3-00: 1. Winds Of Fire (Darashah) 4 A. Velu 59.5, 2. Black Berry (Eshwer) 2 Srinath 57.5, 3. Hayagriva (N. Gowda) 1 J. Shukla 56, 4. Luffness (Dominic) 6 Faisal 55.5, 5. National Victory (N. Gowda) 7 C. Stefan 54, 6. Lyicist (I. Ghatala) 3 Mrs. Silva 53, 7. Port To Port (Lokanath) 5 P. Ramesh 52.5 and 8. Big Dream (N. Gowda) 8 Jagadeesh 52.

BLACK BERRY: Had a lung opener in Golden Venture's 1,200m; tracking well. LUFFNESS: Looks fit and well. NATIONAL VICTORY: Unplaced in both her starts; working impressively. LYRICIST: A fair third to Blairgowrie over 1,200m; in fine trim.

1. National Victory, 2. Black Berry, 3. Luffness

4 VIDURASHWATHA PLATE (2,000m) — rated 10 to 25 — 3-30: 1. Dangerous Diva (Darius) 3 R. Marshall 62, 2. Air Warrior (Habib Khan) 6 Qureshi 61, 3. Cartouche (Md. Khan) 2 C. Stefan 61, 4. Maggie Thatcher (Sharat) 8 H. Rathod 60.5, 5. Spirited Commander (Ganapathy) 5 B. Prakash 58.5, 6. Esperante (Byramji) 9 Appu 57.5, 7. Predominant (Padmanabhan) 1 Srinath 56.5, 8. Apollo Storm (Samar) 7 Gnaneshwar 53.5, 9. Magical Mystery (Arjun) 4 Gallagher 52.5 and 10. Cold War (N. Gowda) 10 Jagadeesh 47.

CARTOUCHE: His nowhere in Air Warrior's 1,800m is best ignored. SPIRITED COMMANDER: A failed favourite in Liberal Dancer's 1,800m; may make amends. PREDOMINANT: Has improved a lot after his gallop in Worth A Gold's 1,600m. MAGICAL MYSTERY: Well in at the weights.

1. Predominant, 2. Magical Mystery, 3. Spirited Commander

5 ASHOKA CHAKRA CUP (1,400m) — 3-y-o (Terms) — 4-00: 1. Romantic Getaway (Darius) 4 C. Alford 57, 2. Salvatore (Eshwer) 3 Srinath 57, 3. Indian Ocean (Samar) 2 Amarpreet 57 and 4. Royal Assault (Darashah) 1 Gnaneshwar 55.5.

ROMANTIC GETAWAY: After leading in the last 100m finished second to Sneak Preview over 1,400m in his last start; moving attractively in the morning try-outs. ROYAL ASSAULT: A forward runner in Refreshing's Bangalore 1000 Guineas (1,600m); well tuned.

1. Royal Assault,

2. Romantic Getaway

6 SAPTHARISHI CUP (1,400m) — rated 30 to 45 — 4-30: 1. Diomedes (Darius) 10 Suraj Narredu 59.5, 2. Essex (Eshwer) 2 Rajesh 59.5, 3. Corsican Gal (Dhariwal) 7 Gallagher 58.5, 4. Indian Tech (S. Singh) 8 Tauseef 58, 5. Pricewise (Ganapathy) 6 B. Pakash 58, 6. Our Lancer (Pradeep) 5 Shobhan 54.5, 7. War Head (S. Narredu) 1 Koch 53, 8. Priceless Memories (Byramji) 9 Appu 52, 9. Ashwaraaj (Darashah) 11 Gnaneshwar 51.5, 10. Sense Of Style (Dominic) 4 Faisal 50 and 11. Rafaga (Padmanabhan) 3 P. S. Chouhan 48.

DIOMEDES: Third to stablemate Iberian over 1,200m in his last start; in fine fettle. PRICEWISE: Well prepared. OUR LANCER: An impressive winner over 1,400m in the lower class; retains form. RAFAGA: Appeals on weights.

1. Rafaga, 2. Our Lancer,

3. Pricewise

7 SOVEREIGN CROWN PLATE (1,200m) — rated 10 to 25 — 5-00: 1 Swing Lucky (Arjun) 7 Gallagher 61.5, 2. Bumper Prize (Sirajuddin) 12 Appu 60, 3. Pleaser (Puttanna) 2 P. Ramesh 58.5, 4. Courtier (Inayathulla) 9 Tauseef 58, 5. Alpha Star (Darius) 11 Suraj Narredu 58, 6. Elusive Adventure (Arjun) 5 B. Paswan 57.5, 7. Go Go Boy (Lokanath) 6 C. Stefan 56.5, 8. Soul Serch (Inayathulla) 4 R. Marshall 56, 9. Princess Emily (S. Narredu) 1 Rajesh Babu 55.5, 10. Kilspindie (Dominic) 10 Shobhan 55, 11. Daring Bid (Ganapathy) 8 D. Patel 52.5 and 12. Jett Jackson (S. Singh) 3 Chandrashekar 52.

SWING LUCKY: Found Dancing Duke too good over 1,200m in her last start; should be given another chance. BUMPER PRIZE: A comfortable winner over 1,200m last time out; maintains form. PLEASER: Runs with an upsetting chance. GO GO BOY: A gutsy winner over 1,200m in the lower class; may repeat.

1. Go Go Boy, 2. Bumper Prize,

3. Pleaser

Day's best: Rafaga

Double: Predominant

— Go Go Boy

Jkt: 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7; Mini Jkt: 2, 3, 4 & 5; Tr: 5, 6 & 7; Exacta: 4, 6 & 7.

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