Ocean And Beyond enjoys a clear edge

Calcutta: The stage is set to decide the champion among champions. It is certainly a clash of titans in the 2,000m Indian Champion Cup, a Grade-I race, which takes the centrestage in Wednesday's eight-event card. The race has been strongly represented from all parts of the country and barring the lone fair sex, Abriella, in the eight-horse line-up, the rest boast of winning at least one Derby in their vintage years. However, the form, age, recent workouts and fitness points to the winning chances trainers Vijay Singh's Dandified, Patrick Quinn's Ocean And Beyond and Irfan Ghatala' Toroloco. Among the three, the western Indian's challenger, Ocean And Beyond appears to have a decisive edge over the other two named thoroughbreds and the six-year-old horse, by Kingsalsa out of Sayuri, may score in the hands of Suraj Narredu.

1 - - 14 Andreus [Vijay] Shailesh S. 57.0 4

2 - - 21 Astaire [Bharath] Jamie Spencer 57.0 2

3 - - 12 Captain Courageous [Daniel] B.Sreekanth 57.0 3

4 - 014 Something Stupid [Shafiq] P.Mulrennan 57.0 7

5 - - - 1 Adiella [Vijay] C.Alford 55.5 6

6 - - - 1 Shaktiroop [Arti] P.Kamlesh 55.5 5

7 - - 42 Moonlit Sky [Javed] Imran Chisty 51.5 1

1. captain courageous (3) 2. Adiella (5) 3. Shaktiroop (6)

1 - - 00 Arabian Prince [Dhariwal] Jamie Spencer 57.0 7

2 - 303 Berlusconi [S.Habbu] S.Zervan 57.0 5

3 1121 Dandified [Vijay] C.Alford 57.0 8

4 3441 Ocean And Beyond [Quinn] Suraj Narredu 57.0 4

5 1221 Toroloco [Ghatala] P.Mulrennan 57.0 6

6 - 110 Unleashed [D.Byramji] Neeraj Rawal 57.0 2

7 0210 Vijay Monarch [Daniel] Surjeet S. 57.0 9

8 1102 Abriella [Vijay] Shailesh S. 55.5 3

W 3114 Malpensa [Bharath] (Withdrawn) 53.5 --

1. OCEAN AND BEYOND (4) 2. DANDIFIED (3) 3. TOROLOCO (5)

Ocean And Beyond: Boasts of superior Class. May justify it. Dandified: The winner of the Trophy, last winter. Toroloco: May upset.

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