Rain hits Bangalore races
Rain played spoilsport as seven races, including the feature event 1800-metre Ashoka Chakra Cup, had to be cancelled at the Bangalore Turf Club on Friday.
Due to inclement weather conditions the Stewards of BTC has decided to cancel races from three to nine.
Before rain halted the proceedings of the day, P S Chouhan claimed a double. Chouhan steered Striking home in the 1200-metre November Plate before piloting Rich Celebration to victory in the 1100-metre Half A Crown Plate (Div I).
1. November Plate -- 1200M: Striking (Dr & Mrs Vijay Mallya rep Utd Racing and Bloodstock Breeders Ltd’s) PS Chouhan 1; Perfect Soil (Suraj Narredu) 2; Agostini (R Vaibhav) 3; Scenic Warrior (Liam Jones) 4; WB: 1, 5, 3-1/4L; T: 1:18.01; Tote: Rs 72w, Rs 17, Rs 10, Rs 13p; TB: S Attaollahi; Fav: Perfect Soil; Fc: Rs 85; Q: Rs 34; SHP: Rs 38; Tri: Rs 176 and Rs 75.
2. Half A Crown Plate (Div I) -- 1100M: Rich Celebration (JS Pillay & Soumitra Banerji’s) PS Chouhan 1; Red Bishop (David Allan) 2; Day Trader (M Noornabi) 3; Regal Hostess (Shiva Kumar S) 4; WB: 3, Hd, Snk; T: 1:13.09; Tote: Rs 22w, Rs 12, Rs 28, Rs 80p; TB: JS Pillay; Fav: Rich Celebration; Fc: Rs 136; Q: Rs 90; SHP: Rs 93; Tri: Rs 1,758 and Rs 753.