Favorite of the Duchess at Rs 350, Tales Of Bravery, who had finished fourth in that this classic race, was outsider this Saturday May 11 at Rs 1000 in the Cup hundred and fiftieth anniversary. Presented in a visibly improved conditions - even if it has not yet achieved great shape - Tales Of Bravery took revenge on Solo Traveller, Top Seller and Polar Bound, three horses that had preceded the Duchess. He took the main event of the 9th day champion, erasing the name of Ice Axe tablets record in the 1500m. He stopped the clock at 1.28.87s! Moreover, Tales Of Bravery, which ran rearguard before finishing with a bang in line, relegated his nearest rival, namely Top Seller more than two lengths. Solo Traveller, the winner of the Duchess, took third place ahead of Polar Bound. "He was the strongest," said after the race his trainer Ricky Maingard.
Two doubles were made during the day. They were signed Dereck David victorious over Mighty Mars (third race) and Isipho (fourth race), and Cedric Ségéon who removed the last two races respectively with King's Guard and Kruger Rand.
Two apprentices have also triumphed. Akash Aucharaz on holiday to Mauritius, off the opening round with The Money Is Yours while Rehaze Hoolash did triumph Mining Prospect in the seventh race. For its part, Robbie Burke saved the honor with Ryder Cup in the second race.
Moreover, after the day, the commissioners imposed a suspension of six days to Mauritian rider Sunil Bhundoo for "incompetent riding" on Umhlanga who swerved exaggerated the 400m.