Results - Meeting 26
1st race: Direct Approach once again on green carpet
The horse of the Gujadhur stable, Direct Approach has recorded a second consecutive win on green carpet. Inconvenienced by Kite Surfer, Direct Approach had been promoted to the first place by the Racing Stewards after complain of Nooresh Juglall. After having done the race at the outpost, Kite Surfer entered the straight as a winner but once again he shifted at his outside, thus inconveniencing Direct Approach. Tornado Man (R. Boutanive) and Tigger (B. Bhaugeerothee) ended respectively third and fourth.
2nd race: Spacebeam at last!
Often unlucky, Spacebeam, (R. Burke) opens his account after a nice acceleration in the second race. The horse of the Foo Kune stable ended very strongly to catch Infinite Destiny (J. Victoire) and The Sneaker (K. Latham) who were fighting in front. Wing Man (R. Joorawon) finished also like a meteor to take the second place ahead of Infinite Destiny and The Sneaker. Note that Amaphupho has been scratched from this race and the payout of the winner had been reduced by 15 cents per rupee.
3rd race: Mighty Mars in the absence of Twitter
Favorite after the scratching of Twitter, Mighty Mars (D. David) confirmed his status by winning the third race. He easily dominated his opponents in the final straight to win in front of Man Of His Word who set the pace earlier. Imperial City (B. Bhaugeerothee) took the third place in front of Prince Paseo (B. Sooful). The debuts of Twitter have been deferred after that the latter had fall in the paddock. The payout of this race had been reduced by 50 cents per rupee.
4th race: Victorious start for Rum Tum Tugger
Rum Tum Tugger, the runner of the Foo Kune stable has starts victoriously his career on our turf by winning the fourth race. It is the first time of the season that a horse running with the Trump Card won a race at the Champ de Mars. Ridden by Robbie Burke, Rum Tum Tugger followed in the middle of the pack, not far from the leaders. In the final straight, he easily found the opening and showed the best acceleration to dominate Isipho (D. David), Even Chance (C. Segeon) and Oceans Edge (R. Hoolash).
5th race: Captain’s Key redeem himself
Well beaten on his last race, Captain’s Key is back in the winner’s enclosure after the fifth race with Nooresh Juglall in the saddle. The horse of the Mahess Ramdin stable followed in second position behind Istiqraar (D. David) who had taken several lengths during the race. Istiqraar entered the final straight as a winner but he weakened in the last meters and couldn’t counter the attack of Captain’s Key at his exterior. Uly (R. Burke) took the third place in front of Amber Palace (C. Segeon).
6th race: The consecration of Intercontinental
Winner of the Supertote Golden Trophy, Intercontinental added a prestigious win to his records by winning the Maiden. Cherry on the top, Intercontinental had been credited with a time of 2m26.85, which the new record of the 2400m. As expected Vettel set his pace to the race in front of Ice Axe (K. Latham), Not Liable (R. Boutanive), Code Rock (M. Neisius) and Intercontinental (J. Geroudis). Things remained unchanged till the entrance of the final straight. Vettel tried to take his distance but it was Intercontinental who ended strongly at the exterior. The runner of the Gilbert Rousset stable snatched his tenth victory on our turf and certainly the most beautiful of his career. Vettel ended second in front of Not Liable and Acuppa (C. Segeon).
7th race: Prince Of Wings opens his account
Prince Of Wings recorded his first win on our turf in the seventh race. Ridden by Cedric Segeon, Prince Of Wings dominate the favourite Icy Jet (R. Joorawon) who was trying to do a pillar to post race. The new horse of the Rameshwar Gujadhur stable, Ravatak (P.C Orffer) took the second place in front of Piquet (K. Latham) and Joe’s Legacy (R. Burke).
8th race: Fifun from start to finish
Fifun, the horse of the Serge Henry stable opens his account with a nice victory in the eighth race. Under the saddle of Rakesh Bhaugeerothee, Fifun has controlled the race from start to finish. In the final straight, Fifun resisted well to Bayard (S. Rama). Moon Raider (R. Burke) took the third place behind Darcy’s Arcy (N. Juglall).
9th race: Burberry like a meteor
Ridden by Rye Joorawon, Burberry offered the double to the Serge Henry stable with his victory in the closing event. Burberry ended like a meteor at the outside to snatch the win in front of Pageantry (N. Juglall). Bingelela (R. Burke) ended third in front of Legion of Honour (J. Victoire).