Invitation Cup put off to March 8

Heavy rain forces curtailment

Heavy rain played spoilsport on the final day of Indian racing’s biggest weekend, forcing the postponement of the final four races, including the blue riband event -- the Indian Turf Invitation Cup.

Only four races could be held as heavy rain lashed the Malakpet race course, making it unfit for racing. Left with no choice, the authorities decided to conduct the remaining four races along with additional ones on March 8.

Following this unexpected development, the March 8 races scheduled in Bangalore has been postponed to the following week.

“We had three racing days this month -- March 7, 8 and 15,” said BTC chairman Harimohan Naidu. “What we’ve decided is to to have races only on March 7 and postpone the March 8 races to the week after. This means we will have races on March 14 and 15.”

The results:

1. Bangalore Turf Club Million 1100M: City Of Dreams (Kiran Naidu) 1; Field Commander (Christopher) 2; Alankrita (Akshay Kumar) 3; Lips Locking (CS Jodha) 4; WB: 1-1/2, 1-1/2, 3/4L; T: 1:08.03; TB: Satyanarayana; Fav: Ek Ek Ek.
2. Mysore Race Club Million 1400M: Compromise (B Dileep) 1; Exclusive Lady (Akshay Kumar) 2; Glorious View (Kiran Naidu) 3; Queen (P Venkat) 4; Not run: Golden Dash; WB: Shd, 1, 1/2L; T: 1:29.38; TB: Satheesh; Fav: Compromise.
3. Asian Racing Federation Million 1400M:  Alameda (Christopher) 1; Fairwood Park (Srinath) 2; Bold Majesty (B Sreekanth) 3; Shivaliks Glory (A Sandesh) 4; Not run: Make Me A Star; WB: 4, Shd, 2L; T: 1:27.67; TB: L D’Silva; Fav: Fairwood Park.
4. Mahalaxmi Race Course 130 Years Anniversary Million 1800M: Mannat (I Chisty) 1; Celtic King (A Sandesh) 2; Strike The Stars (F DaSilva) 3; Potomac (Suraj Narredu) 4; WB: 4-1/4, 1, Shd; T: 1:56.24; TB: Byramji; Fav: Celtic King.
Bangalore dividends
I race: Rs 67w, Rs 17, Rs 19, Rs 52p; Fc: Rs 304; Q: Rs 170; SHP: Rs 54; Tri: Rs 3,933; Exp: Rs 38,683 and Rs 11,052.
II race: Rs 27w, Rs 14, Rs 71, Rs 29p; Fc: Rs 614; Q: Rs 299; SHP: Rs 229; Tri: Rs 399 and Rs 911; Exp: Rs 5,333 and Rs 3,301.
III race: Rs 121w, Rs 36, Rs 16, Rs 28p; Fc: Rs 236; Q: Rs 151; SHP: Rs 56; Tri: Rs 1,497 and Rs 916; Exp: Rs 20,368 and Rs 5,819.
IV race: Rs 39w, Rs 17, Rs 15, Rs 37p; Fc: Rs 132; Q: Rs 40; SHP: Rs 48; Tri: Rs 585 and Rs 616; Exp: Rs 5,127 and Rs 1,624.
Jackpot: Rs 23 (12741). Mini-jackpot: Refund. I Treble: Rs 6,846 (2). II Treble: Rs 345 (48). III Treble: Rs Refund.

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