Pune: Bezan Chenoy trained Forest Fairy gave jockey A. Imran Khan an armchair ride to a widening three and half length victory in the Southern Command Trophy (Grade 3) at Pune Race Course on Sunday.
Forest Fairy did not face any opposition and looked comfortable all the way. Ice Dancer could not keep up the pace in spite of coming up with a sudden burst at the 100 metre mark and came in a poor second followed by Victoriana, who ran an impressive race, coming in a far off third.
The bay filly, Forest Fairy by (Arazan (Ire)/Forest Fantasy) is owned by M/s Darius B. Chenoy and Vivek S. Jain and was bred at the Poonawalla Stud Farms.
The Southern Command Gold Trophy was presented by Lt. Gen. P.M. Hariz, AVSM, SM, VSM. GOC-in-C to the owners of Forest Fairy.
For the professionals, it was only jockey A. Imran Khan who rode four winners for the afternoon.
M. Narredu trained Colombian won the Eve Champion Trophy (Grade 3), a ten furlongs trip for Indian Horses, 4 years old and over, which featured an uninspiring card of seven races.
The chairman presented a memento to Lt. Gen. P.M. Hariz. The Lt General said that the army always supported equestrian sports. “I am happy to be here, it is a great day of racing. The demonstration of the war activities was conducted to give an opportunity to the civilians on the happenings on the battlefield. I thank all the jawans and my officers for putting up such a realistic show.”
Race 1: 1.Roosevelt 2.Goldie’s Pet 3.Powerhaus 4.Polneices. Won by: 1.1/4,2.1/4,7.3/4. Time:1.09.21.
Race 2: 1.Nightfall 2.Koal 3.Sweep Aside 4. Secret Flame. Won by:1,Short Neck,1. Time.1.40.44.
Race 3: 1. Colombian 2. Germanicus 3.Winter Renaissance 4.Escala .Won by:1,1/2,Short Head. Time.2.5.43.
Race 4: 1.Timeless 2.Glorious Eyes 3. Nelsons Blood 4.In My Dreams. Won by: 3.1/2,3/4,3.1/4. Time:1.38.43.
Race 5: 1.Forsest Fairy 2.Ice Dancer 3.Victoriana 4.My Precious. Won by: 2,1/2,5.Time:1.25.70.
Race 6: 1.Walk On By. 2.Speedo 3.Crystal Ball 4. Ainra.Won by: 1/2,3/4, Head. Time: 0:59:06 .
Race 7: 1. Abbey 2. Undisputed 3.Governor General 4.Stand And Dance. Won by: Long Neck, Long Neck,2. Time: 0:58:29
Race 8: 1. Shogun 2. Gran Paradiso 3.Princess P 4.Blitzrieg .Won by. 1.1/4,Short Head, 4.1/4.Time. 0:58:50.