Shocking Star Stuns with Real Speed
While christening Shocking Star, the connections might have thought that she would send a shock wave among the rivals one fine day. And for the filly, the D-day finally was Thursday and the target was the Delhi Race Club Managing Committee Juvenile Sprinters Cup. Coincidentally, her full sister Real Speed, later, also turned out to be triumphant. Jockey Chhotu Singh Jodha and trainer Ishwar Singh Parmar succeeded in sharing a treble each respectively through Ka Ching, Master Blaster and Resilience at Delhi races on Thursday.
Magan Singh saddled two winners. It appears that change of stable brought luck for Shocking Star. After having had a disastrous performance on debut in the Fillies Trial Stakes, her nightmare continued in the next outing. However, the daughter of Ontario and Maratha Princess came up remarkably under the tutelage of saddler Magan Singh. Her latest try-out was mind-boggling. She ran true to her form making every post a winning one over the six-furlong competition. Amjad who rode the runner-up and the favourite Ode To Nature, however, felt that Shocking Star obstructed his way in between 300m and 200m. He took the matter to the stewards’ room but was turned down.
Sameer, who guided the fortunes of the victor, rode her cleverly. The winner is owned by Sultan Singh and Rajesh Sahgal, whose earnings have already crossed the Rs 5 million-mark this season. The supporting event of the day saw another juvenile, Master Blaster blasting off the class 3 field in the senior division of the Border Security Force Cup which was slated for 1,400m. The colt has proved that longer trip suits his strides. Oyster Blue failed to justify the top billing while trying to lead from the front. The lower division of the cup was lifted by Real Speed at nourishing odds. Kazim Ali Khan-trained Dolton Power cashed-in on the advantage of allowance and emerged victorious in the U Dear Plate.
Brustic Brave, who got beaten inside the distance post, should make amends. Racing against all odds, Ka Ching defied the penalty in the Azzad Plate, which was earmarked for the top-class horses. The way the Mumbaikar has been performing, his fifth win is on the card. The bay gelding Resilience, eventually, earned his long overdue victory in the day's concluding event - Johnie Walker Plate. Red Mesa should raise a winning gallop soon.