Amazing Star Shows a Clean Pair of Heels
Amazing Star showed a clean pair of heels while emerging victorious in The Family Welfare Plate, the main event at the Delhi races on Saturday. Jockey Ranjeet Singh, who rode the victor, inched closer to the championship title - a win away to equal Rajinder's tally. Saddler Roopendra Singh Shekhawat saddled three winners during the day, while trainer Magan Singh and jockey Nitin Singh shared a brace each. The son of Itaquere Power and Bottle Of Whiskey had to wait for a furlong of the 1,100 m to assume control. But after entering the straight, he simply left the other 11 contenders in the lurch to taste his maiden win.
His mother was a consistent performer at the local turf and each distance was accessible for her before developing a fitness problem and retiring to the stud. The gelding should follow suit of her dam. Master Shub Shubh, half-sister to the top-class runner Shub Shubh, ran on to be a fair second ahead of the late-galloper Flight Of Fancy. During the event, jockeys of Graceful Bay (Harkesh Kumar) and Vasconia (S Amjad Khan) fell off and were rushed to the hospital. Magan Singh's Ganga Jal (Bee’s Prospector – Fur Elise) unleashed a terrific turn of foot, though under sufferance, during the closing stages to raise the curtain for the day's proceedings, The New Light Plate.
The piping hot favourite, El Toro could not sustain even under the guidance of the champion Rajinder and was pushed into the fourth position by Serious Attitude and Little master. The winning combination of the professionals continued to shine in the upper division of The Happy Ending Plate. Beyond Imagination, who was not even able to figure on board in his short career, today thwarted the field by making every post a winning one. Classic Image, the dam of the winner, had the staying capability as she was the runner-up to Red Sunrise in the Juvenile Cup over the mile before making to the stud. Going by this, the gelding is expected to live up to the breeding line. The lower division of the plate saw RS Shekhawat's Varun (Serious Spender – Song Of Freedom) returning to the winning block after leading from the front. Black Virgin, who was ridden out injudiciously, finished close third to Flying Cat, who despite taking off awkwardly and making a slow beginning, made up a lot of ground.
Ishwar Singh Parmar's charge Master Belief (Juniper – Compassion) became the second youngster after Tempting Thought to prove her merits in an open class. She even went ahead further to score in class three than Tempting Thought's class IV success. Doon Boy, who got into action at the eleventh hour, failed short by a neck. Dolton Power was further neck away for the third position ahead of Ashwa Pranita, who was observed to be changing legs repeatedly. RS Shekhawat's yard Catalunya (Binkhaldoun – Cats Concept), who was the most aged runner in the field of class IV, survived narrowly against Assertive in the day's curtain-down event, The Closing Ceremony Plate. Fearlessnegotiator was an impressive third.