Most of fields are exceptionally large as the 19 events will go through during the Indian Derby weekend, beginning from Saturday. The McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby, on Sunday, is itself has 17 hopefuls in the line-up, and the competition is going to be tough in the richest of all regional Derbys, which offers which the winner a take home a whopping purse of Rs 1.8 crore, from a total stakes of Rs 3 crore, thanks to the sponsors, the UB Group.
Saturday's feature events, for babies, the 1,400m Kunigal Stud Breeders' Produce Stakes has attracted a dozen contestants. However, it is trainer S. Ganapathy's charge, Scenic Warrior, who gets the first call, not only for his superior bloodlines, but also because of his preparations, targeting the rich event. Colm 'Donoghue partners the Multidimensional-Star Luminary son.
1pm: Princess Khartoum 1. Star Zone 2. Walking Tall 3.
1.30pm: Titleist 1. Hill Ranger 2. So True 3.
2pm: Ice Zone 1. Defining Moment 2. Mable 3.
2.30pm: Deja Vu 1. Dancing Glances 2. Neona 3.
3pm: Blue Swallow 1. Mountain Warrior 2. Amora 3.
3.45pm: Dancing Phoenix 1. Head Of State 2. Penny Lane 3.
4.15pm: Wolfgang 1. Magic Star 2. Fire Falcon 3.
5pm: Arusha 1. Jewels Of The Hill 2. Amitayus 3.
5.30pm: Scenic Warrior 1. Silver Arrow 2. Apparition 3.
6pm: Monsieur Strauss 1. Mr Morrison 2. Bucharest 3.
Day's Best: Blue Swallow Double: Wolfgang and Scenic Warrior.
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