Giant Star, Market King and Articulate caught the eye when the horses were exercised here on Thursday (Feb. 20) morning.

Inner sand:

600m: Anniversary Girl (rb) 39. Urged. Caesar (Chouhan) 54.5 600/38.5. Moved freely. North Winds (Peter) 40. Easy.

800m: Furious N Fast (rb) 53, 600/39. Urged. Periwinkle (Parmar) 52.5, 600/39.5. Moved freely. Judy Blue Eyes (Chouhan) 51, 600/39. Good. Kalina (Chouhan), Polyneices (rb) 54.5, 600/40.5. They ended level. Excellent Gold (Kaviraj) 50, 600/38. Moved well. Highland Wind (Merchant) 53, 600/40.5. Moved freely. Giant Star (Kamble), Auspicious (Peter) 51, 600/37. Former who is in great heart outclassed the latter by a distance. Lorraine (Chouhan) 50, 600/37.5. Moved well. Turmeric Tower (Kaviraj) 52, 600/40. Slightly urged. Free Gold (Pereira), Circle Of Love (Dashrath) 51, 600/37. Former finished three lengths ahead. Kratos (Chouhan) 55, 600/40.5. Easy. Sandra’s Secret (Pereira), Sehmat (Dashrath) 51, 600/38. Former finished five lengths ahead. Sunrise Ruby (Nazil) 55, 600/40.5. Easy. Makhtoob (C.S. Jodha) 50, 600/38. Moved freely.

1000m: Gold Medalist (Nazil), Gdansk (rb) 1-9.5, 800/54.5, 600/40.5. Pair moved level freely. Articulate (Malam), Officer In Command (Nirmal) 1-5, 800/51, 600/38. Former finished four lengths ahead. Ashwa Chintz (rb) 1-6, 800/52, 600/39. Urged. Market King (Nicky Mackay), Divija (C.S. Jodha) 1-5, 800/51, 600/39. Former made up three lengths and easily finished level. Note former. Air Blast (Nicky Mackay), Zaeim (C.S. Jodha) 1-5.5, 800/51, 600/39. Former was easy while the latter was pushed to finish level. Alluring River (Parmar), Immortality (Kharadi) 1-12, 600/42. Pair easy. Mirabilis (Neeraj) 1-7, 800/53, 600/39.5. Moved well. Serpentine (Khalander) 1-5.5, 800/52, 600/38.5. Worked well. Sasakwa (Kharadi) 1-9.5, 600/41. Moved freely. White River (Nicky Mackay), Tomorrow’s Dreams (C.S. Jodha) 1-7, 800/53, 600/40. They moved neck and neck freely. Allegria (Peter), Arrecife (Bhawani) 1-9, 800/54, 600/40. Both moved together freely. Ms Boss (Shubham), La Di Da (Nicky Mackay) 1-11, 600/42. Pair level. Moon River (app), Tiberius (Parmar) 1-10, 600/40.5. Both were easy. Lady Lorrae (rb) 1-7, 600/41. Pushed. Pulverize (Bhawani) 1-12, 800/56.5, 600/43. Easy.

1200m: Lombardy (Chouhan) 1-22, 1000/1-6.5, 800/52, 600/39. Urged in the last part. North Star (Kharadi), King Solomon (Parmar) 1-21.5, 1000/1-6.5, 800/52.5, 600/39.5. They moved level freely. Fassbinder (Kadam) 1-26, 600/43. Easy.

Gate practice— inner sand:

1000m: Direwolf (S.J. Sunil), Sergio (Nicky Mackay) and Dibaba (Shubham) 1-5, 800/51, 600/38.5. Direwolf who finished five lengths in front was the pick. Dagger’s Strike (rb) 1-13, 800/56, 600/42. Easy. Zanzibaar (rb), Soldier Of Fortune (Nazil) 1-7.5, 800/53.5, 600/41. Former finished four lengths ahead.

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