Sir Cecil claims The Villoo Poonawalla Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr1)

Owned by Mr Tegbir Singh Brar Sir Cecil was ridden to victory by jockey David Allan

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The Mumbai racing season at the Royal Western India Turf Club witnessed the second Classic of the season: TheVilloo Poonawalla Indian 2000 Guineas on Sunday, December 16, 2018, with a large crowd gathered to witness the Indian 2000 Guineas.

The Winner, Sir Cecil, owned by Mr Tegbir Singh Brar (rep. Sarainaga Racing Pvt Ltd. trained by Mr. S.Padmanabhan) was ridden to victory by jockey David Allan. What made this race even more special is that Sir Cecil remains Unbeaten and stands truly a champion even today.

The Indian 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 race for 3-year-old colts and fillies run over a distance of a mile at level weights, the fillies claiming 1.5 kg allowance. Geldings were not permitted to race till 1965 and for a few years in between thereafter. The 2000 Guineas, The Derby and The St. Leger, together form the “Triple Crown” of thoroughbred racing of that age group. It is the second Classic out of the five Indian Classics (4 run in Mumbai and 1 in Pune).

It was first run on Saturday, 16th January 1943.

The inaugural running was won by “Princess Beautiful”, owned by His Highness The Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda, trained by M.C. Patel and ridden by Jockey E.Britt. Princess Beautiful won by 8 lengths and 9 runners faced the Starter. The winners’ stakes were Rs.20,250/-. Interestingly, in the year 1967, the closest finish was a dead-heat (till date) between two horses “Bulund” and “Our Select”. Later on, “Our Select” went on to win the Triple Crown that year.

 

Placing

Horse

Wt

Jockey

Trainer

Length

Odds

Time

Horse Wt

1

SIR CECIL

57.00

David Allan

S. Padmanabhan

1 1/4

45/100

1:36:003

509

2

STAR SUPERIOR

57.00

Suraj Narredu

Rajesh Narredu

6 3/4

11/2

1:36:209

522

3

SACRED ROMAN

57.00

Leigh Roche

P. Shroff

3 1/4

25/1

1:37:325

525

4

AWESOME ONE

57.00

Yash Narredu

Deepesh Narredu

nk

25/1

1:37:883

478

5

BUSHTOPS

57.00

A. Sandesh

M. K. Jadhav

nk

50/1

1:37:929

442

6

INTENSE STYLIST

57.00

P. Trevor

S. K. Sunderji

3 1/2

18/1

1:37:969

490

7

EXCELLENT

57.00

Neeraj Rawal

Dallas Todywalla

10 1/4

30/1

1:38:534

423

8

JETFIRE

57.00

T. S. Jodha

A. M. Jadhav

 

60/1

1:40:242

479

Owner

Mr Tegbir Singh Brar rep. Sarainaga Racing Pvt Ltd***'s,

 

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