Corfe Castle demolishes opposition


The Leo D`Silva-trained Corfe Castle produced a surprising gallop within the palms of jockey P Trevor to win the Dr SC Jain Sprinters` Championship (Gr 2), the characteristic occasion of Sunday`s eight-race card at Mahalaxmi. Corfe Castle, bred on the Poonawalla stud, is the joint property of Ramakrishna Reddy, Tinder S Ahluwalia and the Poonawalla Racing & Breeding Pvt Ltd.
The native duo of Iron Age (Y S Srinath up) and Kildare (A Sandesh up) jumped out well and vied for the lead, whereas P Trevor astride Corfe Castle selected to settle close to the rear of the sector, with solely Augustus Caesar (Neeraj Rawal up) behind him. Iron Age introduced all of them into the homestretch, and the second Corfe Castle straightened up, Trevor angled him out, grabbed the outer lane, and requested him to go. Within no time, the sport galloper unleashed a bundle of power to brush previous his rivals. Corfe Castle`s flip of foot was so spectacular, the others appeared nearly immobile as he rocketed previous them.
This unimaginable efficiency makes him a powerful favorite for the Sprinters` Cup (Gr 1) which can be run on the similar Mahalaxmi monitor subsequent month. True, many extra aspirants will descend onto Mahalaxmi on that event, however it would take an distinctive horse to pose a critical menace to Corfe Castle, and I doubt if there’s any lurking on the horizon proper now.
Mayoress graces
The winners of the 2 divisions of the Mayor`s Trophy, the supporting occasion for which Mumbai`s mayor, Mrs Kishori Pednekar, was personally current to offer away the trophy, had been ridden by jockeys who’re usually booked to trip only a few races. The decrease division was bagged by Superleggera on whom jockey H Zeeshan landed a candy gamble for coach Shazaan Shah. The higher division was gained by the Pesi Shroff-trained Theodora, the identical horse on whom the identical jockey, rookie Kshitij Bhagat, had opened his profession account on this monitor after drawing a clean at Pune.
Interestingly, each Superleggera and Theodora clocked nearly an identical time for the six-furlong journey, which was solely 7/a hundredth of a second aside.
Day`s honours
Jockey P Trevor, who dealt with Corfe Castle, additionally gained the S A Wahid Plate with the Imtiaz Sait-trained Circle Of Love, thus registering a brace for the day. His efficiency was matched by jockey C S Jodha who rode two winners in Maplewood (Jayramdas Patel Gold Trophy) and Flying Scotsman (Lt Gen Govind Sing Vrc Trophy). Trainer Shiraz Sunderji, for whom jockey C S Jodha bagged the 2 trophies, ended the day with a treble, when jockey A Imran Khan steered Titanium to victory within the final race on the cardboard.