India: Hughes swoops late on Chieftan.
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Smart Chieftan, who won by three-quarters of a length and the same, was last of the 11 runners until the straight, where he made ground up the inside before pulling out approaching the furlong furlong: see English units of measurement. marker.
Some commentators thought that Hughes had overdone o·ver·done
Past participle of overdo.
Adj. 1. overdone - represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself"
exaggerated, overstated the waiting, but the jockey had a different version.
He said: "I was behind three horses at the two-furlong pole and, when I pulled him out, he hit a flat spot and changed his legs. It looked as if he might be only fourth, but I changed my stick and he flew."
Smart Chieftan, who was bred by India's biggest breeder, Cyrus Poonawalla, and carries the colours of the country's biggest owner, Dr M A M Ramaswamy, has won the first two Classics and could bid for the St Leger, at Mahalakshmi on March 26.
Before that, however, he has a date in Calcutta, for the Indian Invitationals on February 27, which will involve a two-day train journey from his base in Bangalore. There are three invitational in·vi·ta·tion·al
Restricted to invited participants: an invitational golf tournament.
An event, especially a sports tournament, restricted to invited participants.
Adj. 1. events, over six furlongs, one mile and the richest over one and a half miles.
Smart Chieftan is a member of the small stable trained by Karan Singh Karan Singh (1931- ) is an Indian politician, author and diplomat. He is the son of the erstwhile ruler of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh and his wife Tara Devi. He was educated at Doon School and Pratap College, receiving a PhD from Delhi University. , an ex-jockey who rode more than 1,000 winners.
Niall McCullagh, who finished third on Alchemy, rode the winners either side of the Derby, while Hughes was completing a double on Smart Chieftan. Hughes will be at Mahalakshmi again this Sunday for the Clash of the Titans, which will match Pat Eddery Patrick James John Eddery, known as Pat Eddery (born 18 March, 1952 in County Kildare) is an Irish former flat racing jockey.
He began his career in 1967 and rode over 4,500 winners, including three wins in the Epsom Derby, and was Champion Jockey on eleven occasions, and other visiting riders with the best Indian jockeys.