• Lady In Lace wins The Golconda 1000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Sana wins The Calcutta 1000 Guineas (Gr.3)
  • Lady In Lace wins the Spartan Poker Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr.1)
  • Sana wins The Calcutta Oaks (Gr.3)
  • Castlebridge wins The Jacqueline Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr.1)
  • Windsor Forest wins The Shapoorji Pallonji Oil And Gas Bangalore 1000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Aggregated wins The Calcutta Derby Stakes (Gr.1)
  • Masquerade wins The South India Oaks (Gr.1)
  • Kangra wins The South India 1000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Tutankhamun wins The South India 2000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Prevalent Force wins The Golconda 2000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Mahateji wins The Golconda Oaks (Gr.2)
Castlebridge Should Win RR Ruia Gold Cup (Gr2)
By Racing Correspondent
mumbai
01/14/2018

The Classy Castlebridge should once again dominate his two rivals and win the Ramniwas Ramnarain Ruia Gold Cup (Gr2) and sharpen up in this prep run for the Indian Derby (Gr1) early next month. With only two mortal opponents left in the fray, this should again be a walk in the park for the top notch colt who won the Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr1) last month. Castlebridge has been on a winning streak for a while now and his preparation for the Indian Derby has been on the right course. This will be his last outing before the big race and it would be interesting to see the manner in which he wins this race.

The Darashaw Million (Gr3) for horses four-year-old and over will make up for the thrill of racing considering the Ruia will be a one-horse race. The line for the Million is a glittering one and picking out the winner can be a tricky affair, although Ruffina would enjoy the most support. It looks a wide open race and should pan out to a cavalry finish.

Ruffina naturally will get the top billing as the filly is in top form. Her only loss was in the Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr1) over a mile, which on hidsight appeared a furlong too much for Ruffina’s known brilliance. Over the shorter distance, Ruffina has the dazzle and daze to dominate any opposition. Hence even this set of opponents looks beatable for Ruffina. Accolade is in fine nick too with his blazing track work of late. Then we have versatile champions such as Dancing Prances and Your Royal Majesty who have been consistent right through their careers. Lucas and New England have risen to the top on sheer merit and would be involved at the finish. So all in all the Darashaw Million will provide the best entertainment and a battle of grit and quality would be a treat to witness.

Race 1
1. ABRAXAS (1)
RAGHUVEER SINGH
2. FINE TUNE (5)
H ZEESHAN
3. BOHEMIAN (7)
K NAZIL
Race 2
1. CASTLEBRIDGE (1)
P TREVOR
2. ROCHESTER (3)
C S JODHA
Race 3
1. ICONIA (11)
C S JODHA
2. BUDDYHOLLY (1)
YASH NARREDU
3. ALBEMARIE (10)
P TREVOR
Race 4
1. KIMBERELLA (1)
S ZERVAN
2. FANTASIA (2)
NEERAJ RAWAL
3. ADONIJAH (6)
P TREVOR
Race 5
1. RUFFINA (6)
DAVID ALLAN
2. ACCOLADE (1)
P TREVOR
3. LUCAS (8)
S ZERVAN
Race 6
1. MISS MONEYPENNY (7)
S ZERVAN
2. TRIPLE THREAT (14)
P S CHOUHAN
3. ELYSEE (4)
P TREVOR
Race 7
1. REDS REVENGE (1)
P TREVOR
2. SASSY LASS (2)
DASHRATH SINGH
3. IN IT TO WIN IT (8)
D S DAMAN
Race 8
1. ROTTERDAM (3)
P TREVOR
2. ELIXIR (10)
NEERAJ RAWAL
3. AURODEN (1)
AKSHAY
Day's Best : RUFFINA - Race No : 5 (6)