1. Form and handicap suggests a fight between the roses, ie.BURGUNDY ROSE and MATEUS ROSE. The former needs some luck to break the maiden jinx, has been bridesmaid on last four last occasions and the later had a close one in last outing. Then there is SPEED BABY who has run close a number of times.Oldie PLAN B is a front runner who may grace the board.
BURGUNDY ROSE/ SPEED BABY-PLACE
2. DEEP DIVER is a speedy one who was beaten at the post in the record time race of IN THE LIME LIGHT, has the averge rider repeating. The one who is undefeated over this distance TAMMY O has to be respected, runs at low weights.RAJSAMMAN has a chance to run close.
3. FALCON has been working well but does not appeal at top weight. TRANCE is the first ride for the foreign rider and has been tracked, the horse has not been reliable, courtesy the trainer, was easily beaten by MOUNTBATTEN last season when favored, however she had finished on to go past SHEER CLASS in the final furlong of Indian 1000G, has a slight edge. SHEER CLASS is on the up and has been tracked , low weights are in favor.
4. GRENADINE had moved in fast to go past ATHENS when the race heated up last season in STRAWBERRY CRUSHs race, is definitely in with a chance even at top weight. ATHENS is showing out with forward tracks and may be favored to win. AL SHAMSHHER is a stayer who will win more races, has impressed in last win.
ATHENS/ AL SHAMSHHER –PLACE.
5. SPADES is moving attractively and ideal distance to run. BETHPAGE was ridden by a mediocre rider and yet finished full of steam in last race, has the sire to consider. SAVAGE BEAUTY is showing out with speedy works, had failed in last attempt as a favorite, will run a forward race. ULTIMATE GLORY has been scrubbed in tracks, should improve upon maiden run.
SAVAGE BEAUTY / ULTIMATE GLORY-PLACE.
6. ORIENTAL ROCKY has been very good finisher except when he was the favorite, needs a good ride from the weak jockey. QUICK FIRE is a speedy one, may be tried. MINE FOREVER has shown speedy tracks but disappointed in last mock when she veered out, is a doubtful case. NATALIAN EXPRESS won pleasantly for the connections and maintains form.ZENOFIC has low weights, is working well.
7. PRETTY IN PATPONG is down in scales, had braught the field homewards in last race, can go all the way. DIAMONDZIP has won 5 times over the sprint, has a try rider, may earn if fed well.ANNABETH has been given a couple of mocks, has the budding rider to deliver the doosra. ROCK THE TURF may speed up to upset.
PRETTY IN PATPONG-WIN
DAYS BEST=====TAMMY O