By winning the Calcutta The Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G3-2800M) in superb time of 2:58.19 mins while carrying a heavy impost of 62.5 kg, Fleet Indian has paid tribute to the glorious accomplishments of the long gone great members of his maternal family.
By Tejano X Afrodita, by Bold Russian X Spanish Steps, by Riyahi X Happy Memories,by Gombos X Fond Memories, by Mighty Sparrow X PURITA, by Cornish Flame.
PURITA, many will remember, was the dam of OWN OPINION, winner of Indian St.Leger (G1-2800M), Indian Invitation Cup (G1-2400M) and the Madras Stayers Cup (3000M)etc., MAYAPAN, winner of Indian St. Leger (G1-2800M), and AZTEC, winner of the Calcutta Stayers Cup.
Fleet Indian`s tail-fermale pedigree is vintage Indian upto the eight dam. The ninth dam,Stella Marina (6-f) was a maternal grand daughter of Phalaris, one of the greatest source of speed.It will be great and fitting if he can beat the other good bunch of stayers and win the
Stayer Cup on Saturday.