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Kingfisher Derby wears an open look

BANGALORE: The Kingfisher Derby Bangalore (2,000m), the stellar attraction of the summer season to be held here on Sunday, has a competitive field of eleven contenders. Among them Ganapathy's ward Flashing Star, who has improved a lot as evidenced by his final work-out, has an edge over his rivals. Holding Court, Amazing Striker and Caprese may add pep to the finish.

There will be no false rails.

1 DELHI CUP, Div. I (1,600m) — rated 10 to 25, 4 & 5-y-o — 1-15 p.m.: 1. Heroes Wish (ex: Top Cat) (S. Narredu) 7 M. Narredu 61.5, 2. Sense Of Style (Dominic) 3 Mark 61.5, 3. Sensitive Prince (Lokanath) 5 Chary 61, 4. Mazeppa (Nityanand) 6 Appu 60.5, 5. More To Come (Darashah) 2 Vivek 60, 6. No Opposition (Santosh) 8 Warren 59, 7. Apollo Storm (Samar) 4 Amarpreet 56.5 and 8. Storm Hawk (Arshad) 1 M. Reuben 56.5.

HEROES WISH: As Top Cat won a 1,800m in a gutsy manner; retains form. SENSE OF STYLE: A late second to Maple Fondant over 1,400m; the present trip may suit him better. SENSITIVE PRINCE: Fifth to Mehek over 1,400m in his last start; moving well in the morning trials. MAZEPPA: Carried 60kg to a facile win over 1,400m in the lower class; may defy the penalty.

1. Sensitive Prince, 2. Sense Of Style,

3. Heroes Wish

2 HYDERABAD CUP (1,400m) — Maiden 3-y-o only (Terms) — 1-45: 1. Phoenix Flight (Arshad) 9 M. Reuben 56, 2. Salvatore (Eshwer) 11 Srinath 56, 3. Royal Falcon (Ganapathy) 7 C. Rajendra 56, 4. Tosccanini (Ghatala) 6 Mrs. Silva 56, 5. Brave Bheem (Samar) 5 Amarpreet 56, 6. Indian Ocean (Samar) Rajesh 56, 7. Native American (Byramji) 4 Badel 54.5, 8. Okinawa (Darius) 8 Harish 54.5, 9. Look Alike (Mahesh) 2 T. Rahul 54.5, 10. Dingle (Padmanabhan) 10 Guruprasad 54.5 and 11. Seis Corona (Ponnappa) 3 Appu 54.5.

SALVATORE: First run; judiciously prepared. ROYAL FALCON: Has come on since his gallop in Cellisima's 1,200m. TOSCCANINI: After a forward run finished fourth to Mystical over 1,400m; tracking well; now running with cross noseband. SEIS CORONA: A runner-up specialist; may raise a winning gallop today.

1. Salvatore, 2. Royal Falcon,

3. Seis Corona

3 KOLKATA CUP (2,000m) — rated 40 & above — 2-15: 1. Assessed (Lokanath) 1 Ashwin Rao 60, 2. Red Orchid (Deshmukh) 6 Badel 59, 3. Believer (Dominic) 9 Harish 53.5, 4. Adesina (Darius) 4 C. Alford 52, 5. Yutai (Darius) 3 Suraj Narredu 50, 6. Discman (Habib) 2 Vivek 48.5, 7. The Zamindar (Arjun) 5 Appu 48.5, 8. Friendly Fire (L. D'Silva) 8 P.S. Chouhan 48 and 9. Turbanator (Rafaat) 7 Chary 47.

ASSESSED: Ignore his last run. RED ORCHID: Unplaced in both the starts; impressed in a mock race; now running with blinkers on and cross noseband off. ADESINA: A short head winner over 1,400m; may repeat. YUTAI: A fair third to stablemate Adesina; in fine nick.

1. Adesina, 2. Yutai,

3. Red Orchid

4 MUMBAI CUP (1,200m) — rated 30 to 45 — 2-50: 1. Star Qualities (Byramji) 5 Suraj Narredu 61.5, 2. Alla Famiglia (Byramji) 3 Mark 60.5, 3. Opera Queen (Eshwer) 2 Appu 60.5, 4. Torodoro (Ghatala) 7 Mrs. Silva 57.5, 5. Perpetuate (I.A. Sait) 10 Srinath 56, 6. Tribal Fantasy (Puttanna) 1 Vivek 54, 7. Admiral's Force (Ganapathy) 6 B. Prakash 53.5, 8. Easy Rider (Nityanand) 8 Neeraj 53, 9. Charleston (Arjun) 4 Biramne 52.5 and 10. Equally Good (Ponnappa) 9 Chandrashekar 51.

STAR QUALITIES: Speedy; may trouble the best. OPERA QUEEN: Justified the favouritism by winning a 1,200m resolutely; may score again. PERPETUATE: Has improved after her third to Opera Queen. ADMIRAL'S FORCE: His nowhere in Holding Court's Colts Trial Stakes (1,600m) is best ignored.

1. Perpetuate, 2. Opera Queen,

3. Admiral's Force

5 MYSORE CUP (1,400m) — rated 10 to 25 — 3-25: 1. Amazing Ability (Ponnappa) 9 Chandrashekar 61, 2. Supreme Chieftan (Ganapathy) 11 Gallagher 59.5, 3. Wafadar (Arjun) 10 M. Narredu 59.5, 4. Assaye (Eshwer) 2 Srinath 57, 5. Settle The Score (Dominic) 3 Shobhan 57, 6. Sparklette (Lokanath) 5 P. Ramesh 53, 7. Stealth (Darashah) 12 Gnaneshwar 53, 8. Combe Bassett (L. D'Silva) 7 Qazafi 52, 9. Dhanush (Puttanna) 8 Krishnan 52, 10. Olympic Glory (Samar) 1 Jagadeesh 52, 11. Tilde (Mahesh) 4 Raja Rao 51.5 and 12. High Range (Hidayat) 6 Vivek 51.

AMAZING ABILITY: A consistent runner; should be persisted with. SUPREME CHIEFTAN: Comes into the reckoning on his fourth to Queen Of Swords (1,400m); sporting blinkers now. WAFADAR: After leading till the last 350m finished fourth to Romantic Getaway over 1,200m; his latest spurt was impressive. SETTLE THE SCORE: Warming up in the last 150m finished a game second to Adelaide over 1,400m; in fine trim.

1. Amazing Ability,

2. Settle The Score,

3. Wafadar

6 KINGFISHER DERBY BANGALORE (2,000m) — 3-y-o (Terms) — 4-00: 1. Arturo (Darius) 1 C. Alford 56, 2. Yes Es Yes Ses (Deshmukh) (-) (-) 56, 3. Amazing Striker (Ganapathy) 10 C. Rajendra 56, 4. Finest Moment (Ganapathy) 3 R. Marshall 56, 5. Flashing Star (Ganapathy) 9 B. Prakash 56, 6. Galloping Bay (Ganapathy) 6 P.S. Chouhan 56, 7. Rising Force (Ganapathy) 2 Gallagher 56, 8. Holding Court (Padmanabhan) 7 Appu 56, 9. Powerthrust (Padmanabhan) 11 Srinath 56, 10. Glorious Breaker (Darius) 5 Harish 54.5, 11. Caprese (Dhariwal) 4 Ruzaan 54.5 and 12. Integrate (Rafaat) 8 Badel 54.5.

AMAZING STRIKER: Despite being slowly off finished fourth to Holding Court (1,600m); well tuned. FLASHING STAR: As a favourite finished a short head second to Holding Court; may avenge the defeat. HOLDING COURT: A gutsy winner of the Colts Trail Stakes; is poised to complete a classic double. POWERTHRUST: A hat-tricker; may extend her winning streak. CAPRESE: A close third to Glorious Breaker in the Fillies Trial Stakes (1,600m); may spring a surprise.

1. Flashing Star, 2. Holding Court,

3. Amazing Striker

7 CHENNAI CUP (1,200m) — rated 20 to 35 — 4-35: 1. Armament (I.A. Sait) 1 C. Alford 61, 2. Smart Vision (Ganapathy) 9 Gallagher 56, 3. Zooming (Eshwer) 6 Suraj Narredu 56, 4. Dreams N Fantasies (S. Narredu) 7 Shahbuddin 56, 5. Distributor (Habib) 5 Appu 55, 6. Hawaiian Sunrise (Arjun) 4 Badel 55, 7. Power Of Gold (Inayathulla) 10 Neeraj 54.5, 8. Ariba (Ponnappa) 2 P.S. Chouhan 52.5, 9. Pocket Full (N. Gowda) 3 Jagadeesh 51 and 10. First Trick (Dominic) 8 Mahendran 50.5.

ARMAMENT: Has improved a lot since his third to Bratz in the Juvenile Sprinters' Million (1,200m). SMART VISION: A forward runner in Bratz's race; shaping well in the morning try-outs; now running with tongue strap. ZOOMING: Did not figure on the board in Holding Court's Colts Trial Stakes (1,600m); earlier finished a fair third to Talk Of The Devil over 1,400m; in fine condition. DISTRIBUTOR: Came out of the maiden ranks in an impressive manner over 1,200m; maintains form.

1. Armament, 2. Smart Vision,

3. Distributor

8 R.M. PUTTANNA MEMORIAL CUP (1,400m) — rated 20 to 35, 4 & 5-y-o — 5-10: 1. Langley Wood (Darius) 2 Appu 61.5, 2. Elusive Prince (Ghatala) 5 Mrs. Silva 60, 3. Simply Amazing (Puttanna) 1 Krishnan 59.5, 4. Sneak Preview (Mangalorkar) 11 Rutherford 58, 5. Barnabee (Sandhu) 12 Arun Rao 57.5, 6. Rainer (Padmanabhan) 4 Srinath 57, 7. Cameo Role (Dhariwal) 6 Chary 57, 8. Pamela Bordes (I.A. Sait) 3 Harish 57, 9. Dasanandini (Ponnappa) 7 Chandrashekar 56, 10. Black Berry (Eshwer) 10 Suraj Narredu 55.5, 11. Shalivahana (Pradeep) 8 P.S. Chouhan 53.5 and 12. Exalted (Darashah) 9 F. Irani 52.5.

LANGLEY WOOD: A runaway winner over 1,400m in the lower class; may defy the penalty. ELUSIVE PRINCE: Fit for the fray; now running without blinkers, tongue strap and basket bit. RAINER: Fourth to Hugo over 1,400m; has come on. PAMELA BORDES: Running after a long lay-off; impressed in a mock race. BLACK BERRY: A noteworthy third to Hugo; in fine trim.

1. Langley Wood, 2. Elusive Prince,

3. Rainer

9 DELHI CUP, Div. II (1,600m) — rated 10 to 25, 4 & 5-y-o — 5-45: 1. Newmachar (Darashah) 7 Gnaneshwar 59, 2. Verve (Arshad) 3 Harish 56.5, 3. Air Warrior (Habib) 2 Rutherford 56, 4. Princess Chand (Samar) 8 Mahendran 56, 5. Ruffian Prince (Padmanabhan) 6 Biramne 55.5, 6. Great Seal (Arjun) 5 Mark 53, 7. Wonder Splendour (Md. Khan) 9 Chary 52, 8. Dirham (Sirajuddin) 1 Shahbuddin 51.5 and 9. Born Purple (Byramji) 4 Suraj Narredu 51.

AIR WARRIOR: Won a 1,800m comfortably in the lower class; retains form. PRINCESS CHAND: A good third to More To Come over 1,400m; in fine shape. GREAT SEAL: Deserves following on his track movements. BORN PURPLE: Well in at the weights.

1. Born Purple, 2. Great Seal,

3. Air Warrior

Day's best: Flashing Star

Double: Armament -

Adesina

Jkt: 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. Mini Jkt: (i): 2, 4, 6 & 8; (ii): 3, 5, 7 & 9. Tr: (i): 4, 5 & 6; (ii): 7, 8 & 9. Exacta: 6, 8 & 9.

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