Horse ‘Amazing Grace’ claims The Eve Champion Trophy

Only for the Indian horses, who are either 4 years old or over, the 2000 metres race had seven horses contesting.

Written by Aashay Khandekar | Pune | Updated: August 17, 2015 2:04:45 am

In The Eve Champion Trophy, horse Amazing Grace capped off an impressive win. Owned by Dr & Mrs Vijay Mallya’s Utd Rac & B’Stk Breeders Ltd, trained by Pesi Shroff and ridden by jockey Trevor Patel, the horse won Rs 15 lakh. Jockey Trevor Patel took his tally to a record nine wins over the weekend.

Only for the Indian horses, who are either 4 years old or over, the 2000 metres race had seven horses contesting. As the race started, horse The General took lead and was being closely chased by Shivalik Showers and Tatiana. However, Amazing Grace picked up speed in the final quarter and raced past the three to record victory with 2:03:34 on clock. Shivalik Showers ended second while Tatiana finished third.

Grace has now improved her reputation, by winning 10 of her last 15 races. The day began with The Moosa M Hoosein Trophy at 1.30 pm. Horse Jupiter ridden by Yash Narredu won the race in 1:24:52 and claimed the prize.
In the 1800 metre Highland Crown Plate, horse Simona owned by Dr Shashi Chand Jain and Geoffrey B Nagpal and ridden by Trevor caused an upset, by defeating the favourite horse Jager Bomb.

Simona won the race clocking 1:53:24 and edging Jager Bomb who was just a few milliseconds behind (1:54:26).
In the third race of the day, Her Majesty Trophy (1600 metres), horse Staristocrat ridden by Yash Narredu won the race in 1:36:96; defeating horses Jack Frost (Zervan) and Mountbatten (Trevor) who came second and third.

In the fourth race of the day, The Cabriolet Plate Class III (1600 metres), Trevor Patel again recorded an impressive win with horse Fearless Nadia.

The horse had impressed everyone last time around, when she beat Velvet Amari convincingly. At the top of both fitness and career, her win was not a surprise.

On her way to victory, she defeated horses Rigoletto and Mogadishu who came second and third.

In the To The Manor Born Plate (1600 metres) horse Romano ridden by TS Jodha won the race in 1:38:48.
Trevor Patel’s Remember The Time and CS Jodha’s Pearl Secret bagged second and third
spots respectively.

In the final race of the day, The Royal Princess Plate which included a record 16 riders (intially the race had 18 riders, but Arsenal and Sail Past withdrew) horse Mzuri ridden by SJ Sunil and trained by Imtiaz Saif won.

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