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By Mirror Image | 07 Feb 2009 | HYDERABAD

Spot On

Spot On had lost the Pratap Stud Darley Arabian Million to Al Fatah just three weeks back, came back with vengeance to lift the Golconda Juvenile Million (Gr.II). Setting out on a start to finish mission over the seven furlong trip, Spot On trounced the opposition authoritatively. Ananth Vatsalya was ecstatic over his filly's performance on which jockey Aadesh Kumar gave an impeccable ride. Vendetta chased the winner on the straight to finish second. Al Fatah didn't raise the magic gallop as he did in his earlier run and finished third.

It was a rewarding afternoon for trainer Vatsalya as he had earlier led in Buddy Brothers in the supporting event of the day, the R.C.T.C.Cup, for horses in the highest category. The seven year old gelding who has a zest for racing, loves to race in front and that he did again today showing plenty of speed. Vinaleo raced in the rear for a major portion of the five furlong trip and finished second with a late run. Habituated ended up third.

Trainer Shehzad Abbas and Jockey Gnaneshwar combined to complete a grand double through Realtor and Rising Rays. Realtor was settled in second position behind the front running Shes Got The Look in the Mount Everest Plate run over 2400 metres. Going to the front on entering the straight, Realtor fought out with Vijayam and Vijaysena over the last furlong. Vijaysena was always in third in the fight but Vijayam had put his head in front for a few strides before Gnaneshwar goaded Realtor to win by a neck. 

Rising Rays ran away with the upper division of the Members Cup. Once in the front on the straight, Gnaneshwar had it easy with only Penumatcha impressing along the rails to finish second. Royal Bond and Jugnu came from behind to occupy the minor placing.

The On Money favourite Speed Motive justified the support, winning the lower division. Ujjaini and Grand Act tried to make a race of it but Christopher rode out to stay in front. Chris came out victorious on Heydan in the higher division of the R.S.Jhunjhunwala Memorial Cup to complete a double. Always Ahead who is running after a long lay off did well to lead the field till beaten by Heydan within the last 100 metres. Superflous covered quite a distance to finish third.

Leo's Ivory Snow produced a rousing gallop to fluently overhaul the front runners and win the lower division.

Play it Smart outsmarted the field and sprang a surprise in the opener. Top Shape was withdrawn after he refused to get into the gates.

Netto's Hussler set out on a start to finish mission in the concluding race and had to fight out the final furlong with Chesapeake before prevailing by a neck. Jockey Sequeira was at his best on the winner. Easy Strides dropped the rider after jumping out.