Red Fairy Romps Home In Feature
Trainer Prasad Raju and Jockey Suraj Narredu were in the limelight on Monday when they combined together and completed a grand treble. Their first win was on Red Fairy, who beat her opponents convincingly in the Dr.S.R.Captain Memorial Cup, the main race of the day. As the gates opened the Fairy got down to business, heading the field and as Spy Mate and Come Together began to step up pressure on the straight, Suraj Narredu shifted gears on Red Fairy and she responded brilliantly to romp home in style. Spy Mate finished second ahead of Come Together. The treble was completed by the duo when they pocketed both the divisions of The Chirala Cup. The higher division was won by Star Spellbound, on whom the right money found its way, winding up at 5 to 2 in the betting ring. Star Spellbound showed up first on the straight and drew away from the field. Heydan finished second ahead of Kohinoor Diamond. Smarty Prince had to fight it out with China Pearl before he could win the lower division. Jockey Sequeira used his whip freely on China Pearl and in contrast Suraj Narredu rode out hands and heals throughout the last 300 metres before the 'Prince' surged ahead to win. Trainer K.Satheesh pulled out a double to stay ahead in the trainers tally by a slender margin. Spectacular Falcon lifted the lower division of the Musical Morn Plate making every post a winning one, beating the more favoured Silver Rose. Nitin Singh rode the winner. Imran Khan rode out Meticulous in the higher division to give his trainer the double. Positioned a handy fourth passing the 600 metres Meticulous took the turn four horses wide and breezed past Lavender Mist and Adorna who were racing in front. Toofan Express finished second and Lavender Mist third. Allegation who seems to have improved his gate manners, jumped out smartly in the Concordial Plate, and led with Retro Magic in chase throughout, till the distance post. After a brief duel, Retro Magic picked up speed and won the race from Fair Touch who was finishing on late. The Galactica Plate, for maiden 3 year olds were divided into two races. Trainer Leo's babies, who had turned up as odds on favourites, had to beat a retreat in both the divisions. However Leo's lesser fancied Gallant Prince notched the higher division. Rallying in front from the start, Gallant Prince began to drift out alarmingly and finished close to the outer rails and still managed to win by an overwhelming lead of six lengths. Al Jeezaan finished second ahead of Preston Bailey, while the favourite Chesapeake was lost in the crowd. Trainer Anupam Sharma's Suchiman got the better of the on money Mighty Prince after battling out throughout the straight in the lower division. Ultra Violet Ray won from pillar to post in the 1800 metres Goldilocks Plate. Royal Dignitary, the one to impress amongst the beaten brigade finished second, pushing Toledo to third.