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Bangalore race results

Lads Gladiator, ridden by PS Chouhan came in second place, two lengths behind the winner with Lady Duff (N Rajesh up) taking third position. Christopher-ridden Atlantus finished in fourth place.

In the upper division of the Bandipur Trophy Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan and Prem Tharani-owned Sun Doro scored a victory by a solitary length. The horse was ridden by S Selvaraj and trained by Irfan Ghatala.

Price To Fame (S Babu up) came in a surprising second while Sky Glider, steered by SK Das finished in third place.

The lower division of the Bandipur Trophy saw MA Gallagher-ridden Smart Exotic taking the honours over North Cape, steered by Khurshad Alam, who finished three-and-a-quarter lengths behind.

Gallagher had a fruitful outing, going on to complete a treble with wins in the Longchamp Plate astride favourite Matias and the Madhavanagar Plate bringing home unfancied Sunny Express.

1. Kumta Plate -- 1600M: Born To Perform (TC Kasiviswanathan’s) N Rajesh 1; Halo Of Reverence (Christopher) 2; Fire Star (I Chisty) 3; Cowboy Cal (PS Chouhan) 4; WB: 1, 6-1/2, 3/4L; T: 1:40.94; Tote: Rs 35w, Rs 14, Rs 32, Rs 11p; TB: Lokanath; Fav: Fire Star; Fc: Rs 230; Q: Rs 256; SHP: Rs 112; Tri: Rs 448 and Rs 62.
2. Bandipur Trophy (Div II) -- 1400M: Smart Exotic (Usman Faheed F, Faraz Arshad & Vikram Singh’s) Gallagher 1; North Cape (Khurshad A) 2; Shahizaar (B Paswan) 3; Bon Giorno (Vinod Shinde) 4; WB: 3/4, 1-1/4, 1-1/4L; T: 1:28.54; Tote: Rs 22w, Rs 13, Rs 33, Rs 15p; TB: Faraz Arshad; Fav: Smart Exotic; Fc: Rs 172; Q: Rs 107; SHP: Rs 125; Tri: Rs 401 and Rs 137.
3. Longchamp Plate -- 1800M: Matias (Yadvendra Singh’s) Gallagher 1; Royal Prodigy (VR de Sousa) 2; Showers Of Luck (Suraj Narredu) 3; Sarang (N Harsha) 4; WB: 2-3/4, 9L, Long nk; T: 1:54.41; Tote: Rs 16w, Rs 12, Rs 54p; TB: Byramji; Fav: Matias; Fc: Rs 85; Q: Rs 71; SHP: Rs 72; Tri: Rs 118 and Rs 38.
4. Madhavanagar Plate -- 1400M: Sunny Express (Arjun Sajnani & Usman Faheed’s) Gallagher 1; Dancerella (Suraj Narredu) 2; African Queen (Vinod Shinde) 3; Mablshwar Memories (David Allan) 4; WB: 2-1/4, 3-3/4, 1-1/4L; T: 1:26.97; Tote: Rs 156w, Rs 28, R 19, Rs 27p; TB: Faraz Arshad; Fav: Mablshwar Memories; Fc: Rs 784; Q: Rs 159; SHP: Rs 48; Tri: Rs 3,457 and Rs 1,317; Exp: Rs 11,722 an dRs 5,741.
5. Bandipur Trophy (Div I) -- 1400M: Sun Doro (Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan & Prem Tharani rep Utd Rac & B’stk Breeders Ltd’s) S Selvaraj 1; Price To Fame (S Babu) 2; Sky Glider (SK Das) 3; Alexander Helios (Suraj Narredu) 4; WB: 1, 2-1/4L, Hd; T: 1:28.76; Tote: Rs 31w, Rs 14, Rs 87, Rs 43p; TB: I Ghatala; Fav: Heat Haze; Fc: Rs 1,493; Q: Rs 529; SHP: Rs 343; Tri: Rs 6,479 and Rs 3,702.
6. S Rangarajan Memorial Trophy -- 1200M: Optimus Prime (AKS Brar rep Dashmesh & Hargobind Racing Pvt Ltd’s) Suraj Narredu 1; Lads Gladiator (PS Chouhan) 2; Lady Duff (N Rajesh) 3; Atlantus (Christopher) 4; Not run: Advantage Logan; WB: 2, 1-1/4, 1L; T: 1:12.49; Tote: Rs 39w, Rs 20, Rs 42, Rs 33p; TB: A Mangalorkar; Fav: Friendly Bond; Fc: Rs 660; Q: Rs 216; SHP: Rs 164; Tri: Rs 1,832 and Rs 425; Exp: Rs 10,039 and Rs 4,302.
7. Brindavan Garden Plate -- 1600M: Karisini (Santhosh S Lad’s) N Rajesh 1; Royal Surprise (VR de Sousa) 2; Never Say Goodbye (Suraj Narredu) 3; Supremacy (M Kumar) 4; WB: 5, 2-1/2, 1L; T: 1:38.51; Tote: Rs 21w, Rs 13, Rs 34, Rs 19p; TB: Prithviraj; Fav: Karisini; Fc: Rs 255; Q: Rs 183; SHP: Rs 99; Tri: Rs 524 and Rs 280.
8. Dharmasthala Plate -- 1200M: Lad Diva (Anil Heeroji Lad’s) Suraj Narredu 1; Back Among Friends (VR de Sousa) 2; Thrillseeker (PS Chouhan) 3; Star Of Desire (R Pradeep) 4; Not run: Intizara; WB: 2-1/4, 1-1/2, 1/2L; T: 1:14.21; Tote: Rs 84w, Rs 21, Rs 13, Rs 25p; TB: I Ghatala; Fav: Habanero; Fc: Rs 441; Q: Rs 145; SHP: Rs 33; Tri: Rs 600 and Rs 312; Exp: Rs 5,149 and Rs 1,974.
9. Siddaganga Plate -- 1400M: Spark Of Isis (B Hariraj Shetty’s) Christopher 1; True Impression (Suraj Narredu) 2; Appolonaire (PS Chouhan) 3; Mystere (Vivek) 4; WB: 3/4, 1, 2L; T: 1:28.27; Tote: Rs 1,203w, Rs 174, Rs 13, Rs 24p; TB: Mangalorkar; Fav: True Impression; Fc: Rs 3,303; Q: Rs 737; SHP: Rs 51; Tri: Rs 35,370.
Jackpot: Rs 84,615 (5). Runners: Rs 363 (499). Mini-jackpot: Rs 14,502 (2). I treble: Rs 760 (28). II treble: Rs 27,708 (1). Exp: 137,775 (c/o).

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