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Be Safe makes a spectacular return
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Ganapathy trained Be Safe made a spectacular return to the Bangalore track with a thumping win in the Gr 2 Karnataka Mile Championship Cup, a terms race for four year olds and over, the feature event of Sunday`s races. What made Be Safe`s win all the more endearing to scores of spectators who had turned out in more numbers than normal to see the champion bounce back was the breath-taking performance from the Hazara Stud farm produce.

Be Safe is a super star and has scores of admirers. His defeat in controversial circumstances in the Invitation Cup was not accepted and was widely believed to be a contrived result. The shock result had provoked wide spread reaction against the jockey and trainer concerned. The horse had since been shifted from trainer Malesh Narredu to Ganapathy. As such there was great expectation how Be Safe would perform in his new home. Be Safe answered all his questions with a stunning performance which puts him in a league of his own which makes the others look like ordinary mortals.
  
   Be Safe (A Sandesh up) winner of the Karnataka Mile Championship Cup (Gr.2), being led in by trainer S Ganapathy


Be Safe was quoted at miserly odds which was only to be expected. Stablemate Del Santo had to expend his energy significantly to take up the assigned job of a pace maker. Field Marshall, Acclaimed and Be Safe raced in close proximity behind while Czar of Romance who lost significant ground at the start, tailing the field. Field Marshall and Acclaimed disputed the lead as the horses straightened for the run in for home with Be Safe cruising up with jockey Sandesh not having to move a muscle. Within a trice, Be Safe had gone away from the rest and the margin between him and Agostini was a widening one of over seven lengths which itself indicated the gulf that exists between the champion and the rest. The winner clocked a fast time of one minute 36.56 seconds. Agostini held off Acclaimed for the third place while Czar of Romance finished on well to take the fourth slot. Be Safe is next expected to run in the Maharajas Cup where he may cross swords with Quasar and this race is sure to bring in more numbers to the race course to watch the summit clash.

There was a stiff battle for supremacy between favourite Arabian Warrior and Torch Bearer in the 1600 metres V T Velu Memorial Trophy, a race for horses rated 60 and above. Arabian Warrior had run an eye-catching third last time out and that run ensured that the five year old would go to the post as a strongly backed favourite. Though Torch Bearer had performed in classics, he was allowed to run at long odds. Jockey Zervan had Torch Bearer dictate the pace from the start and the progeny of Burden of Proof out of multiple classic winning mare Running Flame fought on resolutely and shaped to bring off an upset. However, the strong finishing effort on the part of jockey Trevor enabled Arabian Warrior to edge past the front runner in the closing strides of the race. Deccan Derby winner Spreadeagle who is surprisingly rated at only 81, covered good ground in the hands apprentice jockey Hindu Singh to be a suggestive third.

The free running Frankness, trained by Darius Byramji, had no problem in winning the 1400 metres Chettinad Stud Plate, a race for horses rated 40 to 65. Jockeys were not allowed to carry whips in the race and this meant that horses which did not demand that jockeys to rely on the whip would be the ones to watch for. Our jockeys rely on the whip so much so that when confronted with this sort of situation, they invariably find themselves out of sorts. The speedy Frankness had things her way and she skipped away from the rest at the top of the straight and won easily from late finishing favourite Jackie Oh. Deep Blue Sea ran on to finish third.

Aravind Ganapathy trained Sharp Witted was too good for the field in the 1400 metres Flirting Vision Plate (Div I), a race for horses rated 20 to 45. Sandesh had Sharp Witted take command of the proceedings right from the word `go` and had no problem in finishing well ahead of Hello Boss. The lower division of the race saw Neil Darashah trained Renee benefit from a good forward run and put daylight between herself and the rest. Zeeshan was a long way second ahead of well backed Western Union who was a beaten cause well before the race came on the boil.

Sriram Komandur`s Life Awaits proved overwhelmingly superior in the 1200 metres Everynsky Trophy (Div I), a race for maiden three year olds, with a start to finish dash, keeping Admiral Messi at a safe distance. Tokyo Bloom was third while the fancied Spirit And Truth and Miracle of Love were not spotted at the busy end. Darius Byramji trained New Crown toyed with the opposition winning the lower division of the race in common canter. Majestic Style was faraway second.

Trapezoid from trainer Nikhil Punna`s yard produced a winning effort in the final furlong to claim the 1100 metres Bold Gesture Plate, a race for horses in the lowest category. Gagan Star made a good rally along the rails but fell short.