Real Smasher showed his prowess, while annexing the Hyderabad Race Club Cup, which was earmarked for the class one horses and the feature event of the Delhi races on Tuesday. Trainers Rajinder and Aleem Khan saddled two winners respectively, while the jockeys Jai Prakash and Mohammed Ifiqar Qureshi booted home a double each.
Barring the Aleem's trainee Real Smasher (M I Qureshi atop), none of the other five competitors were able to catch the eye during the parade in the paddock. However, the son of Ontario and Smash For Cash had to struggle before overtaking Ode To Nature at the top of the homestretch. And in the last 100 yards of the seven furlongs, he had to put in everything to get away from the fast finishing Moongate Man. Ka Ching, who finished third ahead of the owner cum stablemate Master Blaster, found the trip a little sharp.
Bharat T Singh's Taraka's Power completes an encore by begging the senior division of the Border Security Force Cup. It was the first major success for the apprentice Dhanu Singh Deora. After leading from the front to score a runaway victory in the lower class, the son of Itaquere Power and Clarion Lakeside snatched the issue from First of Impression (fourth) at the corner of the curve to rout the class four fields in almost the similar fashion. He should complete a hat-trick. Happygolucky and Zoombatic ran on to be fair second and third respectively.
The lower division of the BSF Cup witnessed a close finish between four horses. The second favourite Ashwa Payalia, under the guidance of visiting rider Nirmal Jodha, foiled the start to finish bid of Splendid Man. Master Arts and Aali Janab filled the board to be third and fourth respectively. The former has come to hands and should soon earn a bracket. Master Speed bears watching.
Ajay Sharma-trained Zabardast emerged victorious in the Charminar Plate, which the opening event of the seven races. He showed no problem in dealing with Mystic Miracle while making every post a winning one over the mile for his back to back double. The runner-up should make amends under strong handling.
A gap of three months between two outings could not affect the performance of the Rajinder-saddled Four By Four, which was ridden out by jai Prakash, in the Malakpet Plate. The three-year old chestnut gelding ran with a killer instinct after bowing down to Tiny Temper between 250om to 100. He necked out the latter, who was hanging-in. The victor by Ontario and Dreaming Waters should be noted over 1,400m. Whereas, the latter should soon strike. Master Messi, who finished late third, should be noted upto mile.
Apprentice jockey Anil Kumar earned his maiden success through What A Sight, whom he kept on top after the break out in the upper division of the Andhra Pradesh Plate. The lower division of the plate was at the mercy of Pretty Girl (Jai Prakash astride). From both of the events, Master Yunani, Flight of Fancy and Master Dartagnan were the impressive runners.