SPORT

Special Force may win feature

HYDERABAD: Special Force runs with a good chance in the A.P. Race Horse Owners Association Trophy, the feature event of the races to be held here on Sunday.

False rails (width about 4 metres from 1,400m to the winning post) will be in position.

1 NILGIRIS PLATE (1,100m) — Cat. II, Maiden 2-y-o (Terms) — 1.45 p.m.: 1. Cheetah (Rafaat) 5 Chary 55, 2. Glorious Leader (Kassam) 1 Joseph Antony 55, 3. Golden Volonte (Shamsuddin) 8 Laxman 55, 4. Proud Accolade (Prasad) 4 Khade 55, 5. Star Companion (Silvester) (— ) (— ) 55, 6. Angel Of Faith (Raju) 10, D. Singh 53.5, 7. Bundle Of Roses (Srinivas) 3 B.V. Krishnan 53.5, 8. Citi Empress (Habibullah) 7 Ravinder 53.5, 9. Hitech City (Nagesh) 11 Deep Shanker 53.5, 10. Iron Curtain (Vatsalya) 2 S.D. Pawar 53.5, 11. Walk In The Park (Srinivas) 6 Pavan Kumar 53.5 and 12. Walmart (Prasad) 9 N. Rawal 53.5.

CHEETAH: Working well. ANGEL OF FAITH: Ran off the board in Gold Rush 1,200m, that run is best ignored. BUNDLE OF ROSES: May put up a fight. WALK IN THE PARK: Should benefit from her sixth in Gold Rush's race. WALMART: Has improved.

1. Cheetah, 2. Bundle Of Roses,

3. Walmart

2 JOCKEY V. RAJASEKHAR MEMORIAL CUP (1,400m) — Cat. II, 3-y-o-&-over (Terms) — 2.15: 1. Ryder (Faiyaz) 6 Sequeira 61, 2. Rudraksha (Raju) 1 Chary 57, 3. Manchester Babe (Vatsalya) 2 M. Chauhan 55, 4. Secret Silence (Shamsuddin) 3 B.V. Krishnan 55, 5. Turf Raider (Prasad) 4 R.B. Shinde 52 and 6. Silver Princess (Shamsuddin) 5 Abhinay 49.

RUDRAKSHA: May spring a surprise. MANCHESTER BABE: A good second to Suryarath, may go close. SECRET SILENCE: A facile winner over an identical trip, may repeat. TURF RAIDER: Well in at the weights.

1. Secret Silence, 2. Rudraksha,

3. Manchester Babe

3 TWIN CITIES PLATE (DIV.II) (1,200m) — Cat. II, 4-y-o-& over, rated upto 75 — 2.45: 1. Awesome Win (Faiyaz) 7 A. Imran Khan 60, 2. River Angel (Silvester) 3 Nishant 60, 3. Stornoway (Rafaat) 1 Chary 59, 4. An Angel (Faiyaz) 5 Sequeira 57.5, 5. Line To Conquer (N Rao) 4 Ravi Shanker 56.5, 6. Chickluckchick (Nagesh) 8 Rutherford 55.5, 7. Royal Sieger (Abbas) 9 Ali Khan 53.5, 8. Inglewood (Vatsalya) 10 N. Rawal 52.5, 9. Math Mario (Shamsuddin) 6 SK. Farokh 52 and 10. Arnage (L Singh) 2 Christopher 51.

AWESOME WIN: Fit for the fray. RIVER ANGEL: May upset. STORNOWAY: Deserves another chance on her close third to Aware. LINE TO CONQUER: Last run is best ignored. INGLEWOOD: Maintains form, may repeat. ARNAGE: a handicap possibility.

1. Stornoway, 2. Awesome Win,

3. Line to Conquer

4 ARMAGNAC PLATE (2,000m) — Cat. III, 3-y-o-&-over, rated upto 50 — 3.15: 1. Danzero (Srinivas) 2 B.V. Krishnan 60, 2. King Cobra (Rafaat) 7 Chary 60, 3. Golden Waltz (Raju) 1 Ali Khan 56, 4. Cosmic Champ (Shamsuddin) 3 D. Singh 54.5, 5. Lolita (Deshmukh) 6 Suresh 53.5, 6. Alfa Romeo (Vatsalya) 4 R.B. Shinde 53 and 7. Fire Lover (Silvester) 5 Nishanth 50.

DANZERO: Working well. KING COBRA: Shaping well in the trials. COSMIC CHAMP: An impressive winner last time out. ALFA ROMEO: Her run in the Golconda 1000 Guineas may be ignored; shines in the morning trials.

1. King Cobra, 2. Alfa Romeo,

3. Danzero

5 TWIN CITIES PLATE (Div. I) (1,200m) — Cat. II, 4-y-o-&-over, rated upto 75 — 3.45: 1. Minivet (Faiyaz) 5 A. Imran Khan 60, 2. Royal Sapper (Abbas) 2 Qazafi 58, 3. Ashatamasha (Nagesh) 6 N. Rawal 56.5, 4. One More Time (Silvester) 9 Nishanth 55, 5. Al Jazeera (Faiyaz) 10 Sequeira 54, 6. Spring Dawn (Srinivas) 1 Pavan Kumar 53, 7. Cosmic Run (Prasad) 7 G.B. Khade 50.5, 8. Running Fantasy (Habibullah) 8. Abhinay 50.5, 9. Win Amante (Faiyaz) 3 Ravinder 50 and 10. Sim Sim (Shamsuddin) 4. Ali Khan 49.

ROYAL SAPPER: A fluent winner during the monsoon, weight may not prove a stopper. ASHATAMASHA: Worked attractively in the morning trials. SPRING DAWN: Showing improvement in the gate practice without blinkers. RUNNING FANTASY: Well in at the weights. WIN AMANTE: Sharpened up well.

1. Royal Sapper,

2. Ashatamasha,

3. Spring Dawn

6 A.P. RACE HORSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION TROPHY (1,400m) — Cat. I, 3-y-o-&-over — 4.15: 1. Sugar Mine (Raju) 2 D. Singh 60, 2. Special Force (Abbas) 3 A. Imran Khan 54, 3. Bruno Magli (Faiyaz) 5 Christopher 52.5, 4. All Round (Prasad) 1 R.B. Shinde 51 and 5. Nickelback (Rafaat) 4 Chary 51.

SUGAR MINE: A consistent performer. SPECIAL FORCE: Beaten by Camarero in the last stride, may be given another chance. ALL ROUND: A good second to Lenavi; continues to shine in the trials.

1. Special Force, 2. All Round,

3. Sugar Mine

7 BHAVNAGAR PLATE (1,400m) — Cat. IV, rated upto 25 — 4.45: 1. Victory Chime (Deshmukh) 11 A. Joshi 60, 2. Blazing Rhythm (Prasad) 6 N. Rawal 59.5, 3. Track Rule (Habibullah) 8 R.B. Shinde 59.5, 4. Full House (Raju) 3 Ravi Shanker 59, 5. Kirstie (Abbas) 12 Qazafi 59, 6. Golden Babe (Srinivas) 5 B.V. Krishnan 58.5, 7. Negress Doll (Habibullah) 9 Rutherford 58.5, 8. Royal Dream (Faiyaz) 4 Pavan Kumar 58, 9. Pleasure Way (Faiyaz) 2 H. Moses 57, 10. Silver Pride (L. Singh) 14 Deep Shanker 56, 11. Make Way (Raju) 7 Aadesh 54, 12. Secret Archives (Silvester) 1 Ali Khan 52.5, 13. Fort Collins (Srinivas) 10 Sequeira 52 and 14. London Eye (Kassam) 13 Ravinder 51.5.

BLAZING RHYTHM: A fair fourth to Mimsy; may go close. TRACK RULE: Has improved considerably. FULL HOUSE: Has come on after his second to First Warrior. ROYAL DREAM: May try pillar to post tactics. MAKE WAY: An impressive second to Mahseer last time out.

1. Full House, 2. Make Way

3. Track Rule

Day's best: Special Force

Double: Secret Silence — King Cobra

Jkt: 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. Treble (i): 1, 2 & 3. (ii) : 4, 5 & 6. Tanala: On races where there are five or more starters.