Attaollahi’s Angelico piloted by Akshay Kumar claimed the South India 2000 Guineas the stellar attraction of the races here on Friday (Jan. 7). The winner is the property of M/s. DT Racing & Breeding, Mr. S.R. Sanas, Mr. Mukul A Sonawala, Mr. Inderraj Anand.
Angelico took a smart jump and was well set in the second position till the last 200m. The colt responded resolutely to Akshay’s urgings to pip long-time leader Blue Origin when close to home.
1. TOP OF THE POPS HANDICAP (1,200m), 4-y-o & over, rated 00 to 25: MAYFLOWER (C. Umesh) 1, Wild Passion (Farid Ansari) 2, Obsession (A. Imran Khan) 3 and Amazing Kitten (Shahar Babu) 4. 1/2, lnk and 4-1/2. 1m, 14.56s. Owners: Mr. V.C. Narasimha Reddy, Mrs. Malathi Reddy & Mr. Chathapuram Varadarajan Ravin. Trainer Mandanna.
2. SEXY EYES HANDICAP (1,100m), maiden 4-y-o only rated 20 to 45: AMARONE (M.S. Deora) 1, Proposed (P. Sai Kumar) 2, First Empress (Rajendra Singh) 3 and Angel Light (A. Imran Khan) 4. 1/2, 1 and 1-1/4. 1m, 6.69s. Owner: M/s. Rapar’s Galloping Stars. Trainer: D.K. Futnani.
3. OCEAN TREASURE HANDICAP (1,200m), rated 20 to 45: SANTA CLARA (C.S. Jodha) 1, Glorious Sunlight (C. Brisson) 2, Protea (Akshay Kumar) 3 and Mezcal (Shane Gray) 4. 4, 1 and 1. 1m, 12.55s. Owners: M/s. Manjri Horse Breed’s Farm, Mr. Akhtar Adamji Peerbhoy, Mrs. Shahnaz Akhtar Peerbhoy & Mr. Ajaykumar Arora. Trainer: A. Jodha.
4. LANCELOT HANDICAP (Div. I), (1,200m), rated 40 to 65: JUDY BLUE EYES (Yash Narredu) 1, Empress Eternal (Nakhat Singh) 2, Skylight (Kuldeep Singh) 3 and Tudor (A. Imran Khan) 4. 1, 1/4 and 3. 1-12.52s. Owner: J.M. Livestock. Trainer: B. Cama.
5. SUNLIGHT HANDICAP (1,800m), rated 40 to 65 (20 to 39 eligible): EAGLE PRINCE (Nakhat Singh), Penang (A. Imran Khan) 2, Divina (Nikhil Naidu) 3 and Cotton Hall (C. Umesh) 4. 1-1/4, snk and 3/4. 1m, 53.88s. Owner: The estate of Late Mr. R.M. Lakshmanan. Trainer: R. Foley.
6. SARDAR K.B. RAMACHANDRA RAJ URS MEMORIAL TROPHY (1,200m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms): GLORIOUS GRACE (C. Umesh) 1, Single Malt (P. Sai Kumar) 2, Sinatra (Akshay Kumar) 3 and Rubirosa (Shane Gray) 4. 3/4, 2-1/2 and snk. 1m, 14.08s. Owner: Mr. Vazhaparmbil J. Joseph. Trainer: Sebastian.
7. SOUTH INDIA 2000 GUINEAS (Gr. II), (1,600m), 4-y-o (Terms): ANGELICO (Win Legend-For An Angel) Akshay Kumar 1, ALL ATTRACTIVE (Excellent Art-Balmoral Castle) Shane Gray 2, BLUE ORIGIN (Roderic O’Connor-Messalina) Suraj Narredu 3 and KNOTTY DANCER (Gusto-Daffodils) Nikhil Naidu 4. Nk, 1 and 1. 1m, 38.29s. Owners: M/s. DT Racing & Breeding, Mr. S.R. Sanas, Mr. Mukul A Sonawala Mr. Inderraj Anand. Trainer: S. Attaollahi.
8. CHRISTMAS CUP (1,200m), 3-y-o only (Terms): INDIAN PATRIOT (P.P. Dhebe) 1, Star Romance (Yash Narredu) 2, Kay Star (Ashhad Asbar) 3 and Smart Cadillac (Antony Raj) 4. Lnk, 1 and 1/2. 1m, 12.71s. Owner: Mrs. Namrataa Rakesh. Trainer: Rakesh.
9. LANCELOT HANDICAP (Div. II), (1,200m), rated 40 to 65: WIND SYMBOL (Nikhil Naidu) 1, Wakanda (B. Dharshan) 2, Decisive (Shahar Babu) 3and Rhiannon (Sai Vamsi) 4. Not run: Cavallo Vincente. 7-1/4, nk and 1. 1m, 12. 62s. Owner: Mr. A.C. Muthiah. Trainer: Sebastian.
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