Gary Tanaka’s Pressing, who’s amassed a small fortune globetrotting, won the Group 2 Topkapi Trophy over 1600 meters on turf at Veliefendi in Istanbul today for the third consecutive year. Last year he held off Dream Eater by a head to win the race when it was worth $600,000 to the winner and was billed as the richest mile in Europe; the margin was a neck, perhaps, this year, but the opponent again was Dream Eater, though the race’s value had diminished to only $350,000, or 270.000 €, to the winner.
In the other Group 2 race today, the Bosphorus Cup over 2400 meters on turf—and both races, by the way, are internationally recognized Group 2 events listed in the Part I section of the “Blue Book”—Indian Days won from Sri Putra, giving the Europeans three of the four black type events at the International Racing Festival in Istanbul. Indian Days was coming off a handicap win and was only Group 3 placed in Europe. The Turkish horse Dervis Aga won the Anatolia Trophy yesterday, a boost for the local program. The Anatolia was a Turkish Group 2—as opposed to an international Group 2 race—but nevertheless qualifies for Listed black type status as Turkey is a Part II country now and all its local Group races are internationally recognized in the “Blue Book” as Listed events.
The race videos and charts are below:
|3.Race||Time:15:30||INTERNATIONAL TOPKAPI TROPHY||G 2 /ENT||3 Years Old And Up Thoroughbreds||56,5-60-60 Kg||1600 Turf||<!––>|
|[ (5)INVISIBLE MAN -(11)FROZEN POWER ] are Stable Mates
Quinella(2/8) : 3,60 TL , Exacta(8/2) : 5,20 TL , Place Quinella(2/8) : 5,00 TL , Place Quinella(7/8) : 11,00 TL , Place Quinella(2/7) : 7,80 TL , Superfecta(8/2/7/9) : 33,94 TL , Place(8) : 1,45 TL , Place(2) : 1,95 TL , Quartet(8/2/7/9) : 1,57 TL
|7.Race||Time:17:30||INTERNATIONAL BOSPHORUS CUP||G 2 /ENT||3 Years Old And Up Thoroughbreds||55,5-60-60 Kg||2400 Turf||<!––>|
|Result||Horse Name||Old||Origin||Weight||Jockey||Owner||Trainer||Time||Win||St||Margin||Late Start||H(g)||H(s)|
|5yo ch h||DAYLAMI(IRE) – CAP COZ(IRE)||60||A.MUNRO||D J FISH||J.GIVEN||2.29.07||12,30||4|
|4yo b h||OASIS DREAM(GB) – WENDYLINA (IRE)||60||P.ROBINSON||HRH SULTAN AHMAD SHAH||M.A.JARVIS||2.29.52||2,35||7|
|3yo b c||PIVOTAL(GB) – BUSTLING(GB)||55.5 +O.2O||A.AJTEBI||GODOLPHIN||M.AL ZAROONI||2.29.58||1,85||2|
|6yo b h||CAPE CROSS(IRE) – LAUNCH TIME(USA)||60||N.CALLAN||DORIC RACING||M.CHANNON||2.29.85||4,50||5|
|3yo b c||STARCRAFT(NZ) – BELLE ET DELUREE (USA)||55.5 +O.3O||J.PALIK||STALL LITEX||M.MINTCHEV||2.30.35||14,40||3|
|4yo b h||BIN AJWAAD(IRE) – LADY WILLPOWER||60||S.KAYA||HAYRETTİN KARAMAZI||Y.DEMİR||2.30.90||3,95||9||121||121|
|6yo b h||JOHAN CRUYFF(GB) – ESTE(GER)||60||K.FALLON||GIOVANNI MARTONE||R.ROHNE||2.31.03||6,65||8|
|6yo b h||BIN AJWAAD(IRE) – PANDORA(GER)||60||H.KARATAŞ||HAYRULLAH DOĞAN||A.ŞIVGIN||2.34.74||3,70||1||127||127|
|4yo b h||STRIKE THE GOLD(USA) – ILES(GER)||60||D.YILDIZ||HAYRULLAH DOĞAN||A.ŞIVGIN||2.42.00||3,70||6||60||60|
|[ (2)DOĞANHAN-(6)INSPECTOR ] are Stable Mates
Pick six(3/8/4/1/7/5) : 362,96 TL , Pick five(8/4/1/7/5) : 129,13 TL , Pick four(4/1/7/5) : 36,22 TL , Pick three(1/7/5) : 23,27 TL , Quinella(5/7) : 32,45 TL , Exacta(5/7) : 64,95 TL , 5th double(7/5) : 149,30 TL , Trifecta(5/7/9) : 25,15 TL , Seven Place(2,3/1,3/2,8/2,4/1,5/5,7/5,7) : 5,33 TL
|Net pool: 1.575.970 TL|
Charts and videos courtesy of the Turkish Jockey Club.