Forever Young wins
DNA Correspondent. Mumbai
Forever Young won the Racing Of-
ficials Trophy — the main event —
on the concluding day of the Mum-
bai Meeting at the Mahalaxmi Race
Course on Sunday.
Ridden by B Prakash and trained
by Imtiaz A Sait, Forever Young left
Generalissimo by a neck’s distance
to touch the finishing line. Mean-
while, Estevez, which was ridden by
Imran Chisty, finished fifth.
The Tristar Plate (1,800m): 1.
White Knight, 2. Fire Vault; The
Narayandas J Dave Plate
(1,200m): 1. Pure Power, 2.
Starrer, 3. Staristocracy; The
Euphemia Plate (1,400m): 1.
Kimaya, 2. Suavemente, 3.
Gatravat; The A Hoyt Plate
(1,600m): 1. Secret Magic, 2.
Mohabbi, 3. Sea Angel; The
Racing Officials Trophy
(1,000m): 1. Forever Young, 2.
Generalissimo, 3. Lago Medio;
The Prive Equine Racing
Excellence Trophy Div II
(1,000m): 1. Tease Me, 2. The
First Lady, 3. Shaktiman; The
Prive Equine Racing Excellence
Trophy Div I (1,000m): 1. Sea
Diamond, 2. Mischevious Z, 3.
Silver Screen; The Trainers
Trophy Div II (1,200m): 1. Always
Smile, 2. Insite Soul, 3. Bonny
Light; The Trainers Trophy Div I
(1,200m): 1. Hammerhead, 2.
Caramel, 3. Sea Shower
Praneet, Prannoy fall in semis
Dev S Sukumar. Bangalore
Eventually, a dream all-India final at
the World Junior Championships
failed to materialise. Sai Praneet and
HS Prannoy, playing the semifinals in
opposite halves of the men’s singles at
Guadalajara, Mexico, lost their re-
spective matches and with it hopes of
a first Indian men’s singles gold in the
National junior champion Praneet
lost 21-19 15-21 15-21 to Denmark’s Vik-
tor Axelsen, who had in the quarterfi-
nals taken out the No.1 seed from Chi-
na, Huang Yuxiang. Prannoy was out-
classed in straight games, 13-21 9-21 by
Kang Ji Wook from Korea. Compatri-
ot PV Sindhu won the fifth place play-
off, with a 21-17 21-19 result over Car-
olina Marin of Spain.
Despite the reverses in the men’s
singles, it has been an outstanding
fortnight for the Indian team. Earlier
in the tournament, they had nearly