SOLID SUCCESS FOR VIKRAM GREENLANDS STUD CUP

Friday, February 29, 2008

Delhi Races



1. SHEER EXCELLENCE-FIVE STAR-GOOD IDEA

2. TRUSTED FRIEND-TRUE BEAUTY-STRIVING HIGHER

3. DISTANT THUNDER-ASHA PRATAP-SPECTACULAR WIN

4. SOLID SUCCESS(days best)-BEST OF THE LOT

5. DAZZLING WIN –INTRICATE-PACIFIC QUEEN

6. ENDLESS STRIDES-HIGH COMMISIONER-BALLE BALLE

BROWN SUGAR FOR GOL GUMBAZ HANDICAP

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mysore Races



1. SCAN-SMILE AGAIN-PRINCESS CHAND

2. GEMSBOX-ADVENTUROUS WORLD-CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

3. SILVER VICTRESS-WAZZUP DUDE-WELLINGTON

4. BOSSY BOSS-YASHASHVANI-SUNLAA

5. SATIN SLIPPER-WITCH DOCTOR-FASTER THAN LIGHT

6. TIME IS PRECIOUS-FAST COLOURS-STAR OF PARADISE

7. ASSAYE( Days Best)-HO CHI MINH-ZOOMING

8. BROWN SUGAR-MYSTIC HEIGHTS-SANDOKAN

9. KING ATHLETE-WORTH A DIAMOND-FATHER’S GLORY

10. BELLEZZA-RANVEER-ROYAL EMBLEM

DANCER'S WAVE FOR KRHO TROPHY

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mysore Races



1. ROULLETTE KING-CLASSIC ARMOUR-ANALIKA

2. PORT TO PORT-IMPERIAL DANCER-TOM’S RIVER

3. VIKING VIKTOR-EA SAND-TIME TO SPARKLE

4. PAL JOEY-OUTOFORDER-SINCERITY

5. SPECIAL GALLERY(Days Best)-KAR O BAR-HI HENNESSEY

6. MUCH MORE-EXCLUSIVE RUN-DOM PERIGNON

7. DANCER’S WAVE-BLOOD STREAM-EONA

8. SNAP DRAGON-ARMAMENT-SWORD OF POWER

9. GOLD GRID-GREEK SHIP-MR MAJESTIC

10. WORYH A GOLD-PENNY TWEEDY-BATTLE HONOUR

AVEC PLAISIER FOR GOKULDAS TROPHY

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mumbai Races


1 GREEN VALLEY has run with better horses, was bet upon heavily & failed, the last run was bad hence not likely to win. SUPREME ORATOR needs this run. SEPIA TONE was a fair 3rd in Race 148 when BLACK HUSSAR was slowly away as the favorite. Maybe M Narredu can deliver as the field is poor. HYMN STAR may run on board.

BLACK HUSSAR-GREEN VALLEY-SEPIA TONE

2. DOUBLE EASE has been well prepared & given a run, can upset. LANDLORD may place again, belongs to a very ordinary trainer. POLAR GLOW was a good 3rd & can win in this set up. CINDRELLA MAN may place.

POLAR GLOW-LAND LORD-DOUBLE EASE

3. KNIGHT OF WINDSOR is bred in blue, the dam won a Derby & the half brother STAR OF WINDSOR won the Bangalore Derby,his last run where he finished an unwanted 2nd to the superior RAGHUVANSH & the positive jockey definitely give him a good chance. BEE QUICK is shaping extremely fast in tracks, the got abroad may go all the way. BLUE JAY is working well. STARLITE EXPRESS , a half sister to SIELLANS can run on board.

KNIGHT OF WINDSOR-BEE QUICK-STARLITE EXPRESS

4. CAVARDOSI is half brother to BERLIOZ &AQUADISIAC, the tracks are positive. FLAMING ACE is by a good mare who had won 8 races in western India, the tracks are supportive & MAM can achieve a double in the 3 year olds. SECRET TALK is working well. SENTINEL is half brother to speedy MANI AT EIGHTY, it has capabilities. SADDLER’S STAR finished on as a good 2nd last time, the pedigree on distaff side is promising, The performance of the trainer & jockey is not encouraging.

FLAMING ACE-CAVARDOSI-SADDLER’S STAR

5. ENGLEHART is in fine form. HAZELHEAD was a notable 3rd, a perusal of race 145 gives it a definite edge. AVEC PLAISIER won well, can repeat.The trophy is for the fine gentleman who raced most of his horses with the present trainer & his father B K Lagad, I am convinced that the trainer won't miss this chance to win this trophy on sentimental reasons.

AVEC PLAISIER-HAZEL HEAD

6. TAKE ON is running after a lay off with no work. STAR’O WAR warmed up to win comfortably. OYSTER GEM has been fighting out for this betting stable all this season. GENERALISSIMO is going to win any day. RED DAWN or SIROCO may place.

GENERALISSIMO-OYSTER GEM-STAR’O WAR

RECOLLECTION may run well. HIDDEN DRAGON is likely to run a forward race as it has come down a class. STELLAR AFFAIR who won easy can repeat. MIRROR IMAGE is speedy & has an allowance jockey. KING OF THE RING was 4th in lower class, can be on board.

STELLAR AFFAIR-MIRROR IMAGE-HIDDEN DRAGON.

RED ROMEO FOR POONAWALLA MULTI MILLION

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mumbai Races



1. DOMINATRIX is tracking well, she ran well enough in the oaks. MILES AND MORE has not been given genuine run last time. EARL OF WARWICK is a genuine stayer who appeals on handicap.

DOMINATRIX-EARL OF WARWICK

2. POCKET ROCKET is speedy, had a fighting win in last run. KIARA won start to finish quite comfortably. OWN VOICE half sister to Indian Derby winner was finishing on, the weights give it a slight edge over KIARA.

OWN VOICE-KIARA

3. TOTALTARIAN is a game stayer who has been well prepared. BALTHAZAR belonging to a trainer who is going through a horrendous patch has come down a lot. ROCOCO is quite consistent.

TOTALITARIAN-BALTHAZAR

4. JAZEGGO is unreliable animal. ADALLIA failed badly as a favorite last two times. NORTHERN PRINCE has given all intentions of being on the job, the mock race was convincing. PERFECTION may run well.

NORTHERN PRINCE-JAZEGGO-PERFECTION

5. SILENT PRESENCE has been given two mock races, may run well. SEA STORM has been very well prepared. WORLD WAR THREE is a good handicapper, the rider appeals. WILD TEMPER had run away last time at lucrative odds.

SEA STORM-SILENT PRESENCE-WORLD WAR THREE

6. AUTONOMY has lost to the two best horses on the scene so far, ie; RED ROMEO & SET ALIGHT. FLEETING ARROW is the best performer from Bangalore who had won convincingly in a class1 time. JUVENTUS the full brother to this years Indian Derby winner has run decent races. MARK OF GIBRALTOR is perhaps the best of MAM’s Brigade, the last defeat was suspicious, he is looking very good on tracks. RED ROMEO is undoubtedly the best seen so far ,all have to match him who is in pink of condition. STAR PRESENTATION may run on board. SUCCESSOR is undefeated so far, gives impression of being a sprinter.

RED ROMEO-MARK OF GIBRALTOR-FLEETING ARROW

7. MASTER CRAFT is looking for a place. CARLOS was a good 2nd to SCHNELL & lost as a favorite to OYSTER PRINCESS, has a decent chance. DYNAMIC CAT is looking for a hat trick, looks tough. TERRE BLANCHE is more capable than what has been seen so far.

TERRE BLANCHE-DYNAMIC CAT-CARLOS

7. CATALYST is in good form. KA CHING is waiting to be backed by the owner, it looks good on paper. VALE OF LAVEN won so well that a repeat is very much on the cards. SECRET PILGRIM has been a costly failure for all concerned. WAHY attracted a lot of money last time, may be C Rajendra can repay it for some.

KA CHING-WAHY-VALE OF LAVEN

VIOLET HONEY FOR GOVERNORS TROPHY

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bangalore Races


1. NOBLE KINGDOM appears to have come to hand, this well bred brother to ROMANTIC GETAWAY should win. NON STOP CANNON has a speedy distaff pedigree. ANOTHER DESTINY , sister to MISSEDENT is tracing very well. KAJURAHO is well bred, this sister to FLIGHTINGALE has been given a rookie jockey, looks good for place.

NOBLE KINGDOM-KAJURAHO-ANOTHER DESTINY

2. VALID EXPECTATIONS has been blazing in works. The sire has not done anything so far, the dam indicates need for distance, can not see it winning. OTTAWA a full brother to CHARDIN is tracking very well. SPARK OF GOLD is good in works. LUCKY MASCOT has been interfered with last time, will be fighting out. SALSERA is bred for speed., the rider is poor.

VALID EXPECTATIONS-OTTAWA-LUCKY MASCOT

3. HARD CASH is in O K form. PRICELESS SOLITAIRE has been running with good horses, looks good after a noticeable 2nd last time, but why no tracks for more than a month dec onwards till feb? SURPRISE PACKAGE ran close to each other last time.

MANTHARA-SURPRISE PACKAGE-PRICELESS SOLITAIRE

4. The richly endowed race is not being contested seriously, shame on the trainers. VIOLET HONEY who is bred to stay has literally no opposition. MISSHONEYDEW will have to ward off SNOW PRINCE for place.

VIOLET HONEY-MISS HONEYDEW

5. HESPERUS is a game sprinter. MERCURIAL is speedy. AURA can upset. SUGAR BLAZE has decent preparation. LAGUNA BLUE has come down a lot.

AURA-SUGAR BLAZE-MERCURIAL

6. SCIMITAR has run at Hyderabad in plum races. FINAL DEPOSIT was a clean winner but heavily penalized. MY FRIEND PAUL is working well. LORD OF ILLUSSION has been showing out in works, it finished on from way behind as a disinterested 2nd to MY FRIEND PAUL. A good bet but for the scheming & unreliable trainer.

LORD OF ILLUSSION-MY FRIEND PAUL-SCIMITAR

7. ALLEGRO may run on board. MASTER STRATEGIST can place. AMAZING FLORA is at a good handicap, the allowance jockey has a decent chance to win from the front. SUPER SONIC has some problems, the preparation is unlike any other Puttanna horse, needs to be watched this time. EVENT HORIZON can upset.

AMAZING FLORA-EVENT HORIZON-SUPER SONIC

FLAMING LAMBHORGINI FOR BULL TEMPLE TROPHY

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bangalore Races




1. ALLEYESONME is working well, it will stay the distance. LUCKYGOLDSTAR can hope to place. POWER PUNCH has the breeding, preparation, a reasonably good jockey and a backing type owner, but why did it loose last time in similar circumstances? It appears as a sitter today.

POWER PUNCH-ALLEYESONME

2. RADIANT ACT has been on track day after day & going for gallops mostly, can pull it off if bet upon. LAST SAMMURAI is working well. TALL GUY has placed in first run. IMPERIAL APPLAUSE is speedy by pedigree & working accordingly.

IMPERIAL APPLAUSE-LAST SAMMURAI-RADIANT ACT

3. SUPER WOMAN is fast ,it has worked well. AN EQUAL MUSIC is at a good handicap, but it has not run for long. REFRESH may run according to tracks. DOCK OF BAY won well but last run is disappointing.

REFRESH-DOCK OF BAY-SUPER WOMAN

4. SOBERANO has beaten better horses but the handicap is very stiff today. CHIQUITTITA may run well. TOP OF THE CLASS is a good handicapper who wins at good odds only. FLAMING LAMBHORGHINI was an impressive winner who should repeat at this handicap.

FLAMING LAMBHORGHINI-CHIQUITITA-SOBERANO

5. APPERTINI is fast and working continuously since the season took off. COLONEL DUFF has been prepared & given a run. RIVER BLUSH maintains form. SUNNYLAND may place.

COLONEL DUFF-APPERTINI-SUNNY LAND

6. ALGIERS has the handicap advantage due to its relegation after the win, it is working well. COMPTON STAR is in fine form. STAR OF EXCELLENCE needs to get away well from the gates if it is backed, appeals on handicap. ORO NIERO is working well, will go to the front & try to win.

STAR OF EXCELLENCE-ALGIERS-COMPTON STAR

7. FIERY BUSINESS can improve on her 4th.TRACK WONDER may run well. NEW PASTURES had failed as an odds on favorite some months back, it has a good chance to redeem that disappointing run. ROYAL FILLY may place. VALID BID may exploit the jockey’s handicap.

NEW PASTURES-FIERY BUSINESS-VALID BID

SUPREME FALCON FOR J R SOPARIWALA TROPHY

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mumbai Races


1. FLO NIGHTINGALE is working well. GOLD BISCUIT was an easy 3rd last time, the staying type has come to the right scales to win over this trip. NOTABLE RUNNER may place. WELLS FARGO won on the last stride ,will try to get on board again.

GOLD BISCUIT-FLO NIGHTINGALE-WELLS FARGO

2. HEAVY MONEY is tracking well, He can win in this half prepared set up. SARJERAO is tracking fast. POMME DE TERRE has had trial runs, the fast tracks indicate the speed influence of the grand dam ALOUETTE. TOP ROMANCE may improve.

HEAVY MONEY-POMME DE TERRE-TOP ROMANCE

3. MAZAN has been on board in all the runs, the top jockey may help. AMARANZA may get into the act. ARABIAN SPEED can win from the front. GAME OF POWER was a notable 2nd. ASTRO BOY finished on board despite slow getaway.

ARABIAN SPEED-MAZAN-GAME OF POWER

4. HONEYDAY may place again. HITZ has a better rider to improve. MULTI CULTURAL was not on the job last time, can win as he has some form. HOME TO HOME is speedy.

MULTI CULTURAL-HONEYDAY-HITZ

5. SUPREME FALCON is tracking well, this brother to the semi classic VENUS ARISING will fight out . AEGINA has a poor rider. FEET OF FLAMES is working very well. KATANIA half sister to LAVA may run on board.

SUPREME FALCON-FEET OF FLAMES-AEGINA

6. ELMWOOD is at a poor handicap when seen in light of the last run. PAMPERED PRINCESS should go all the way, the last run puts her as a front candidate. SCHUBERT may exploit the low weight.

PAMPERED PRINCESS-SCHUBERT

7. PONYTA can upset. MYSTERIOUS STAR was a notable 3rd, the tracks suggest intent to win. PARTY CELEBRATION has not been on the job for long. GAME OF TALENT looks improved in trials. ATHENA is in top form, the added distance may not bother her.

.MYSTERIOUS STAR-PARTY CELEBRATION-ATHENA

8. COUNCILOFTHEGODS is in very good form. RIVER DANCER runs well after a rest. COVENANT has tremendous initial speed, can go all the way. MING appeals on handicap.

MING-COUNCILOFTHEGODS-RIVER DANCER

9. PREMIER DIVA is bred to stay. CZECH was suggestive in last run. TEMPTATION could have easily won the last race if the rider wanted to. HOUSE PERFECT may place.

TEMPTATION-PREMIER DIVA-CZWCH

10. XIAMEN was given an awful ride last time. HYMN STAR is fast. TRIBAL WARRIOR can win if it is a fast paced race. PHI & VANILLA SKY are place hopefuls.

TRIBAL WARRIOR-XIAMEN-VANILLA SKY

SOUTHERN EMPIRE FOR ECLIPSE STAKES

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mumbai Races



1. MARMARIS , REFUSE TO BEND & RAVE ON all won their last starts respectively and have a reasonable chance to repeat. RAVE ON appeals more because of the top trainer for older horses & the handicap. SOCORORO has been a failure so far.

RAVE ON MARMARIS-REFUSE TO BEND

2. RING BEARER has the services of the foreign jockey again. MELBA ran on well last time. RAGING CHENAB flopped as a favorite. LATEST NEWS has been a money spinner for the owner this season.

MELBA-RING BEARER-LATEST NEWS

3. APPRETIATE showed good speed in a field of four year olds, the stronger jockey will try to repeat. GENERALLISSIMO is down a class, can win any day. RUBY ROCKET was a good 2nd, will try to win. CRESPO may surprise.

RUBY ROCKET-APPRETIATE-CRESPO

4. HIGHLAND CROWN has been brought on in works by the top trainer for juveniles. The breeding is good & the half brother to DIEGO RIVIERA can make a winning debut. WESTERN CHALLENGE had come from way behind, this Razeen filly will fight it out. SECRET GLORY has raced with top juveniles, may surprise. VANTAGE is working very well, the rider is weak.

HIGHLAND CROWN-WESTERN CHALLENGE-SECRET GLORY

5. BLUE RAY has been prepared well. INDIAN SUMMER is by the speedy sire, the tracks are good. SPITZ ran a good race, the tracks are fast. RIYASAT has been on tracks, the longish break is to be considered as a set back.

SPITZ-BLUE RAY-RIYASAT

6. TAANUSH is in good form. LIVORNO ran poorly in Oaks. PERSONIFIED was a comfortable winner who should repeat.

PERSONIFIED-TAANUSH

7. SOUTHERN EMPIRE needs to be backed today as the last run may be questionable. GRUEZI is maintaining form to challenge the champion again. SPINOZA was a fighting winner who is improved. MAGIC TOUCH is a game stayer.

SOUTHERN EMPIRE-GRUEZI-MAGIC TOUCH

8. WILD VEGAS has come down the scales. ROMAN BEAUTY is good in tracks, can repeat. SIROCO was a comfortable winner who should try to repeat. ARABIAN PRIDE has been inconsistent.

SIROCO-ROMAN BEAUTY-ARABIAN PRIDE

9. CAN CAN has run close to better horses in Pune, can beat this lot. LAND LORD is tracking fast. FULL THROTTLE has been inconsistent, may surprise. VARUN is at a tidy handicap.

CAN CAN-FULL THROTLE-LAND LORD

ALCMENE FOR WINTER MILLION

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bangalore Races


1. GENTLE KNIGHT should improve after his last run where he ran a leisurely 5th. The distance will suit this reasonably good pedigree. JERSEY ROCK is accounting for some good horses in tracks. AHIRA & ATTATURK are working well. EQUIDAE is by a good sire who is producing winners in USA, the tracks are impressive, may run well over 1400m on debut.

GENTLE KNIGHT-EQUIDAE-ATTATURK

2. FLAMING JET may improve, the rider is poor. TRUE CONFIDENCE was backed confidentially last time but took away the connections money with a poor run, may do better. ROYAL FLYNN won hard ridden last time. MISS LIBERTY has been given a couple of easy gates.

MISS LIBERTY-TRUE CONFIDENCE-ROYAL FLYNN

3. SANGINI has run forward races in the past. LEAGUES APARTmay run well on debut. ANTI VIRUS RAN 2ND to SILKEN CLARE who placed in higher class. GIFT A DIAMOND has been on the tracks for long, will be trying to win in this bunch.

ANTI VIRUS-GIFT A DIAMOND-LEAGUES APART

4. CIBONEY has the hot claimer jockey, will be involved. CRACKJACK should benefit from the good jockey atop. LUCKY GOLD STAR may place. GIVE ME THE MONEY is working well.

CRAKJACK-CIBONEY-GIVE ME THE MONEY

5. ALCMENE beat the raging hot favorite MARK OF GIBRALTOR, can win the million. JOIN THE PARTY is a place hopeful. PRINCEVILLE could not catch up with the top colt FLEETING ARROW , will be involved for supremacy. RARE & PRECIOUS is showing out in works.

ALCMENE-PRINCEVILLE-RARE AND PRECIOUS

6. ARCHIPENKO has been on the tracks for the last two months. This half brother to useful PAL JOEY, BOLD BIRD & PERFECT MOVER can win on debut. GLORY BOUND looks improved. MAN UNITED is working well. CART WHEEL is showing speed in trials, can place. ALL MY COLOURS, A HALF SISTER TO confident victory & STAR LEGEND has been grilled on the tracks.

ARCHIPENKO-ALL MY COLOURS-CART WHEEL

7. IMPERIAL VIEW carries a burden today. STONE OF DESTINY is working well. FANTABULOUS PRINCE winner of only a maiden race keeps running on board .CARABINNERI may improve. ROYAL AMBASSADOR is tracking well, should run away at these weights.


ROYAL AMBASSADOR-IMPERIAL VIEW-STONE OF DESTINY

8. MONEY WITH CHARM is inconsistent, can upset. PLACE HER WELL is working well. SATIN WOOD is good on handicap. GARA FLUID is speedy. ZAIOS may run well.

SATIN WOOD-GARA FLUID-PLACE HER WELL

ECHOES OF LIGHT FOR NILGIRIS TROPHY

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bangalore Races


1. MUDEER POWER is by a speedy mare though the sire is a flop, may place. LESTER, brother to KA CHING & SIROCCO should run on board, can even win. ALEXANDERTHEGREAT is bred for speed, may surprise. LUNAR LUST sister to STAR IMAGE & NO NAME is tracking well, the pedigree needs more distance.

LUNAR LUST-LESTER-MUDEER POWER

2. JERSEY POWER won well, may try again. SUDDEN THUNDER was a good 2nd, will be trying to win. LATINO MAGIC appears to be a sprinter. SHENANDOAH will like this distance. DON CHERRY won all the way, may try again as the handicap & rider are suitable.

DON CHERRY-SUDDEN THUNDER-LATINO MAGIC

3. ANOOSHEEK has run with better types. SHISHAM is a problem horse who may run well. CHOYA has been prepared. BADDA RUPPAIYA is by a flop sire.

ANOOSHEEK-CHOYA-BADDA RUPPAIYA

4. FANAA is at an ideal handicap to win, the tracks are indicative. MAAHI VE is in good form. PAINT ME RED is well prepared. GAMPU ran a forward race last time.

FANAA-GAMPU-PAINT ME RED

5. ASSERT THE RIGHT has not been tried for long, looks like regaining form. ECHOES OF LIGHT is blazing the tracks, will be hard to down. SAPTASHWA maintains form. ANGELIQUE appeals on low weight.

ECHOES OF LIGHT-ANGELIQUE-ASSERT THE RIGHT

6. HIDDEN PLEASURES is working well. REBELLIOUS has been tracking well. HAWAIIN SUNRISE ran well last time. KALIYUG RAJA has been well prepared. ARCTIC BLAST placed in early part of season but has not run since then, may have had a set back. MAC was a comfortable winner.

KALIYUG RAJA-HAWAIIN SUNRISE-REBELLIOUS

7. LUSH FOLIAGE is in top form, may win again. AFEA is a fair sprinter. SPORTING MASTER lost to a superior horse, appeals in this set up. SCRIPT URE DESTINY may run well after a longish break.

SPORTNG MASTER-AFEA-LUSH FOLIAGE

8. NEEL GAGAN is tracking well. LOTUS LEAF is bred for speed. PINNAKINI appeals on her last 2nd. VIOLET HONEY may place. LITTLE SPLENDOUR should fight all the way.

PINNAKINI-LITTLE SPLENDOUR-VIOLET HONEY

ROCKEFELLAR FOR KHAN TROPHY

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mumbai races



1. AMADOMIO was in betting order few days back, he is down in scales to grace the board. JAZZEGO was not tried last time, can win. STELLAR AFFAIR is well bred, may run well as a four year maiden. BAY MAGIC has been well prepared, should run well.

JAZEGGO-BAY MAGIC-STELLAR AFFAIR

2. PRINCE LOCHINVA won all the way & should repeat in this poor bunch. GATRAVAT has been prepared. TOMMY CARMICHAEL has been a flop so far., the tracks are good. IMPERIUM may run well.

PRINCE LOCHINVA-TOMMY CARMICHAEL-GATRAVAT

3. .SKYROS is pleasing in tracks. CHIMEROQUE ran a blinder of a race last time before loosing to the mastery of Daniel astride POCKET ROCKET. PERSONAL POINT was an easy 4th, will run an improved race. PHENOMENALE is well bred & given too many tracks, looks suspect . She will have to reproduce her speed to win in this company.

CHIMERIQUE-PHENOMENALE-PERSONAL POINT

4. CATALUNYA ran on board last time, should be fancied here. HONEYDAY may run well under the top jockey. SPIRITUALL has been well prepared after his initial run, should win. FIERY FORTUNE is sliding down the scales very fast.

SPIRITUALL-CATALUNYA-HONEYDAY

5. HIGHLAND MAGIC is well prepared. NAME FOR FAME may run well. RAGHUVANSH ,a full brother to GRUEZI was an eye catching 3rd, looks a good thing here. EXISTENZ is speedy.

RAGHUVANSH-NAME FOR FAME-EXISTENZ

6. ROCKEFELLAR won well last time, will try to repeat. BALANCE DE POWER is in fine form. KINGDOM OF LOVE is a hat tricker, should give a good account once again. ROMANTIC SCENE has been well prepared.

ROCKEFELLAR-KINGDOM OF LOVE-BALANCE DE POWER

7. OYSTER GEM was a comfortable winner who is maintaining form. WALKING TALL has won twice this season.ALMARINA has been impressive in both wins, may do hat trick. ROCK SALT is at a tidy weight.

ALMARINA-ROCK SALT-OYSTER GEM

8. SANGOMA was an easy 3rd, should give an easy win to McCullagh on his d├ębut ride of the season. SIMPLY PERFECT may run well. VANGELIS has been prepared. THUNDERING HERO placed first time in career, will be tried. JOHNNY BRAVO was a forward runner, may place again.

SANGOMA-JOHNNY BRAVO-THUNDERING HERO

OYSTER COVE FOR S C JAIN SPRINTER'S MILLION

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mumbai Races



1. DYNAMIC CAT had won easily last week, should be good at the upped distance. VICTOR IVANOV lasted out to win a sprint, has a better rider now. AMBERROGIO appeals on low weight.

DYNAMIC CAT-AMBERROGIO

2. CONSTANTIA is from higher class, has a very mediocre bunch to handle. TULLAMORE is a failed favorite. LONE TROJAN has been brought down a lot. PHI should place.

LONE TROJAN-CONSTANTIA-PHI

3. AMADOMIO has been given enough runs. ASTRO BOY finished on well last time. CLASSIC is working well. TRIBAL WARRIOR is a game old horse whose last run was suggestive.

TRIBAL WARRIOR-ASTRO BOY-CLASSIC

4. ENGLEHART is maintaining good form. COUNCILOFTHEGODS won well with a change in tactics , may improve. OYSTER PRINCESS won well & maintains form. STAR ALWAYS is a better horse , has not been given true run this season.

STAR ALWAYS-OYSTER PRINCESS-ENGLEHART

5. AXIOLOGY was late when finishing on wide, the preparation is indicative. RED INDIAN has switched stables after the last poor run. KNIGHT was a good gamble with an easy victory, may be at it again. MICKY MANTLE is a failed favorite.

AXIOLOGY-KNIGHT-MICKY MANTLE

6. CASUAL LOOK could not maintain the lead last time, may place again. CLEAN SWEEP was an easy 4th in lower class. SEPIA TONE can win from the front.

SEPIA TONE-CLEAN SWEEP

7. ESCARVOS is in good form. OYSTER COVE has been running well with weight on top, can surprise as he looks in fine form. REJUVENITE was good in mock race. EVATINA is a speedy mare. GIACOSA is a class sprinter who can defy the handicap. OASIS STAR is in rousing form ,will have a fight on hand in this company.

OYSTER COVE-OASIS STAR-EVATINA

8. IL DIVO is well bred & tracking well. LIVERPOOL has been given to a second sting rider, may be at it. ARTISTICAL appeals on tracks & the breeding. GREAT HEART may improve on the 4th last time. LA JOIE DE VIE is well prepared.

ARTISTICAL-IL DIVO-LA JOIE DE VIE

9. SOCORORO & ADALLIA ran equal last time, will be involved for supremacy. SAN JOSE finished on well last time. XIAMEN is well bred who appears to have come to hand.

XIAMEN-ADALLIA-SOCORORO

WONDER SMILE FOR STAYERS TRIAL STAKES

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bangalore Races


1. ADAMARIS ran green as a favorite, the tracks show improvement. This son of a fairly decent sprinter will be in the reckoning. NOBLE KINGDOM has been given an introductory run. This full brother to SANTONG ETOILE, ALLEZ INDI & ROMANTIC GETAWAY is bred decently & will be biding for the win. FLYFREE has tracked decently, the pedigree needs distance. SEVEN STAR is working well. HILL OF GRACE is well bred & the tracks are good. She is bound to be involved for supremacy with the good jockey to guide in the maiden run.

HILL OF GRACE-ADAMARIS-NOBLE KINGDOM

2. CALLISTA was an impressive winner who can repeat. SUDDEN THUNDER is tracking well. MANTHARA has been steadily prepared after the run , should benefit from the allowance. TRACK WONDER may run well at these weights with the good jockey atop.

MANTHARA-CALLISTA-SUDDEN THUNDER

3. RETRO QUEEN lost narrowly last time. COMMAND PERFORMANCE will like the shorter distance, the tracks are speedy. THE BRAVEST led into the straight & eased away, can smash them all with the top stable jockey. ASPIRING SEVEN is consistently on the board, should place again.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE -THE BRAVEST- ASPIRING SEVEN

4. ECUADOR was an OK 4th, is coming to form. SOLDIER BLUE has a better rider today. MISTER TROOPER has a hard rider this time. PACIFIC PRIDE was given a questionable ride, can win with the allowance jockey.

PACIFIC PRIDE-MISTER TROOPER-ECUADOR

5. ON A ROLL was a good 2nd. NOBLE VIEW was beaten by a superior ROYAL AMBER , has been tracking well. CAPRIOSHKA has a very decent pedigree. RIMPUCHE has been on board both times, can place again.

NOBLE VIEW-RIMPUCHE-CAPRIOSKA

6. ARABIAN KNIGHT was given a loosing ride, the horse should have easily won last time. The tracks are pleasing. SPLENDID SURPRISE has not run after winning Mysore Derby. BLINK should run well over this distance. WONDER SMILE the winner of the Oaks is in top form.

WONDER SMILE-SPLENDID SURPRISE

7 .RAIDER’S SON has been showing out in tracks, this well bred will be hard to down. ALLONIA was unlucky to loose last time. BASTIAN BAY’S last run is to be discounted as the stable mate was on the job. MY FRIEND PAUL is being steadily prepared.
RAIDER’S SON -ALLONIA- BASTIAN BAY

8 STYLISH BAY caught the eye in her last 3rd.CIMMARON is tracking well. OLIVIA VALERE is attractive in works, looks improved. IN THE ZONE is outstanding in works, all have to catch him.

IN THE ZONE-OLIVIA VALERE-STYLISH BAY

9. EVER SO CLEVER was a notable 4th, the tracks are impressive. HARD CASH was an easy winner who maintains form. ALLEGRO won well. PAINT ME RED is tracking well.

EVER SO CLEVER-HARD CASH-PAINT ME RED

10. FEELFREE has been working well. PERFECT RHYTHM appears to have come out of the ailment as the last run was suggestive. TINA’S TRIUMPH could not catch up with the winner last time, maybe needed the run. AMAZING FOREST lost narrowly. SPRING FAIR may place.

TINA’S TRIUMPH -PERFECT RHYTHM- AMAZING FOREST

PERFORMANCE OF INDIAN SIRES AS REGARDS JUVENILES WINNERS IN THE CURRENT SEASON

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The annual sales of race horses is ON & there is a break in racing activity. It provides us with an opportunity to have a look at the performance of the sires in the country. For obvious reasons the results of Chennai Races have not been included. Indian sires along with their juvenile( two /three year olds winners )during 2007/08 are listed below.


1. ALNASR ALWASHEEK ----
VALIANT BAY, PALAZZIO’S SON, SCENIC MELODY & BEAT HOLLOW.
A versatile sire whose produce (costly) is good for all distances. He produces classic/ black type winners regularly.

2. ANSBACH -----
FANTASIA BURINO & ZIP.
Basically for Delhi races.


3. BEE’S PROSPECTOR----
BEAUTY OF MAN.
He produced decent sprinters/ mid distance winners .

4. BLACK CASH----
VIJAY SAMRAT.
This sire performed extremely well with the first crop, this year the horses have not come to hand. Has produced sprinters/ mid distance types, except for Vijayraaj no classic type last year. The produce likes firm ground and the results go down during monsoon time.

5. BRAVE ACT------
BLOOD STREAM & PRINCE VILLE.
This staying type sire was a disappointment last year. Unfortunately his produce has not shown even over a staying distance.

6. BURDEN OF PROOF------
SUGAR RAY, EXCLUSIVE GREY, FLEETING ARROW & MUSIC ON DEMAND.
A reasonably good sire whose winners in the last few years have been basically good sprinters.

7. CASE LAW-----
EONA.
The produce can only win in sprints in lower classes.

8. CHINA VISIT-----
KIARA, SENSATIONAL STAR, THUNDERING HOOVES & SPLENDID ELEGANCE.
This son of the famous sire of sires RED RANSOM did extremely well with the first crop. RUBY QUEEN won the Hyderabad Derby. Produced some good types like PERPETUITY, STAR OF CHINA,OROCHI,IMPERIAL VIEW,AZUREUS etc. He may not have performed as well as the hype created but definitely he is bound to produce good horses.


9. CLASSIC TALE----
ROXY
He is past his prime.

10. DAHYAH----
INSAAS
AN ordinary sire.

11. DIFFIDENT-----
QUEEN’S GUEST, ACCALIA, BLAZING BOUNTY, BELLA& LADYBANKS.
A top sire in most respects. Has a precocious produce& a tremendous strike ratio for wins , number of wins etc, his progeny excels in soft underfoot conditions.

12. DON MICHELETTO-----
STRENGTH TO SUCCEED, SPECTACULAR FALCON, SHE’S SUPERB, STORMING SUCCESS & ESSENCE.
His performance this year is most astonishingly good for an upcoming stud farm. Selective infusion of good mares & the results are evident at least in Delhi where most of the crop is racing.

13. DUJA----
EASY FLASH & RUBY ROUGE.
A reasonably well performing, under utilized sire who produces good sprinters.

14. EL JOHAR----
COMMON KNOWLEDGE.
The produce has good initial speed, for sprints only.

15. FLITCH---
EXCLUSIVELY,DURNESS,COSTA MESSA & ARCOLOGY.
A reasonably OK sire who producing mid distance types. The produce takes time to come to hand.


16. GASWAR----
DURABELLA & RECONNECT.
Good sire surprisingly under utilized, who has produced good sprinters/milers.

17. HAMMERSTEIN----
MANDJI & HARDCORE.
An average sire who thrilled the owners of MANDJI by providing a million plus winner from a 3 lac colt.

18. HYMN----
GLOBAL EMPEROR.
A disappointing son of Fairy King who has not delivered much.. Even the imported mares crossed by him have not produced any mentionable runner.


19. INDICTMENT-----
AURORA AUREALIS.
Does justice to the limited stock. A useful sire.

20. INNER CITY----
STROKE OF LUCK & SIDDON PRETTY.
A middle distance type average sire.


21. JOINT ACCOUNT---
SAN SIRO.
Very average sire.

22. JUNIPER----
DANCER’S WAVE, IKARIA,SPARK OF ISIS, SPECIAL GESTURE& ONE MISSION.
After the disappointing crop of last year appears to be producing better racers. Though he is not likely to match his predecessor TIROL, he may just be a reasonable producer.

23. KLY GREEN-----
COLARADO PRIDE.
An average sprinter producing sire whose produce races in Hyderabad & Delhi mostly.


24. LOCAL TALENT-----
BOURBON STAR & REFLECTION OF GOLD.
Produced mid distance to staying types.

25. MAJOR IMPACT----
IAEPETUS, POCKET ROCKET,GLEAMING SKY,ALCMENE& SOUTHERN SUMMIT.
A most versatile & precocious sire whose produce are constant winners over all surfaces & do well in sprints / middle distances. Likely to produce classic /semi classic types.

26. MR MELLON------
ADAMANT APPROACH, MISS HONEYDEW,QUALITY ASSURANCE, FANTASTIC QUEST.
He is a sprinter producing sire, surprisingly his produce REGAL CONNECTION won the Calcutta Derby . Without taking away the credit it must be mentioned that the mare COUNTESS OF POLAND (a costly import)finally lived upto the expectations of her breeders who had great hopes from her.

27. MUDEER-----
HEYDAN.
An average sire.

28. ONTARIO-----
SUCCESSOR, RAVILEENA, PIATO & SOUND OF NATURE.
The breeders had given him a large crop confidentially & he appears to be justifying their faith in producing some good types. The impression one gets is that the speed element is there in the crop, whether the winners will come over increasing distances will have to be watched.


29. PENINE RIDGE----
MIND ME.
Produces some good types but throws a lot of ordinary types. The produce wins only in late monsoon/winters.

30. PLACERVILLE-----
STAR WAVE, GOLDEN SKY & ORIGINALITY.
After being the top sire over the years has been sliding down though the strike rate for classic/ black types is good. The crop is no more precocious as it used to be in his heydays. The number of non winners in his crop last year is disturbing.


31. POLAR FALCON----
POWER DIVINE
An average sire.

32. RAZEEN-----
SET ALIGHT,VIJAY RATH,AUTONOMY,INSPIRING TRUST,MY DREAM & SILVER ROSE.
The top sire in the country, the produce performs exceptionally in hard / firm underfoot conditions. Excels over all distances.

33. ROYAL GLADIATOR----
STUNNING ROSE&ROYAL AMBER.
Last years crop was fairly good, looks an OK sire .

34. SENURE---
DAFFODILS.
Maybe the crop takes time to come to hand or perhaps they like the wet conditions of Pune type race courses. Produced the Pune Derby Winner in GOBELIN. He has a good future & his crop should be doing well this year also.


35. SERIOUS SPENDER----
POETIC, JOIN THE PARTY & SAKSHAM BABE.
A decent sire who hasn’t got the best of the mares but done well with the mixed lot.

36. SIR BORDEAUX----
STERLING SPEED.

37. STEINBECK---
RED ROMEO.(Perhaps the top horse in juveniles seen so far)
Got very few mares the last two years as China Visit took over. Produced the Mysore Derby winner Splendid Surprise. RED ROMEO may be worth more than a crore right now.
38. TIROL---
FRAGRANT MEADOW.
Was a very decent sire over sprints/ mid distances.

39. WARRSHAN----
EASY TOUCH, ANGELS GLORY, IMPRESSIVE WISH, SPARK OF ELEGANCE, AMAZING ACT & SECRET ADMIRER.
He has been a good sire like his brother Razeen , though not of the same status.
Has given some good race horses from fairly OK mares.


40. YOUNG SENOR-----
GOLDEN CELEBRATION,DASH OF CLASS,DASH ON REGARDLESS&LADY PATRICIA
Hyderabad racing woudn’t have been the same without a huge contribution by him. His produce is very sturdy & he has notched up multiple wins from most of his stock. Though over the hill, he has given good sprinters/ mid distance types.

DERBY WEEKEND WOES

Monday, February 4, 2008

The postings for the Derby weekend could not be placed due to the fialure on part of Sify broadband who put the blame on submarine/cable problem in the deep waters of Indian Ocean.
For self records the choices are being posted on the site.


03 FEB MUMBAI RACES


1. JAZZEGO-THE REBEL-QUEST FOR JUSTICE

2. PERSONIFIED-SIELLANS-CHARDIN

3. DESTINED PRINCE –URBAN WARRIOR

4. DYNAMIC CAT-CASUAL LOOK-MIRROR IMAGE

5. BEYOND BELIEF-DIEGO RIVIERA-RHAPSIDIAN SNOW

6. KIARA-LORD KALA-JUVENTUS

7. BOURBON KING-HOTSTEPPER-RETRIBUTION

8. AQUADISIAC-NIMBLE FEET-SCHNELL

9. BINEE-PREMIER DIVA-URUJ




03 FEB MUMBAI RACES

1. KINGDOM OF LOVE is looking for a hat trick, the horse has been prepared. SPIRITUAL FLAME had a run in 1000G. FLASHING FLAME has had two grueling outings, may be tiring.

KINGDOM OF LOVE-SPIRITUAL FLAME

2. ASCELEPION was a runaway winner who should easily defy the penalty. SECRET PILGRIM has not proved upto his superior breeding. The preparations are suggestive. KEMPINSKI may place. WAHY is well bred who covered ground on the leaders in the last race.

ASCELEPION-WAHY-SECRET PILGRIM

3. BOURBON QUEEN ,the full sister to this years champion has been entrusted to Dettori, the top rider, should be involved to win. CONGRATS is bred in blue, may need this run. DESERT SAFARI is full sister to VICTORY VERSE ,should run well. GLEAMING SKY was 5th in million, may win as the tracks are good.

GLEAMING SKY-BOURBON QUEEN-DESERT SAFARI

4. ENCELADEUS has not run as expected, may improve. PAMPERED PRINCESS is the speediest who can go all the way again. SCHUBERT appeals on handicap & the top rider astride the champion trainer’s (for older horses) charge. OYSTER PEARL was an eye catching finisher last time.

SCHUBERT-ENCELADEUS

5. PONYTA was a good 3 rd last run. STAR OF CHINA is well prepared , the last run needs to be discounted. TERRE BLANCHE won well as a favorite. WALKING TALL was an impressive all the way winner. RAQUEL was close to YANA & PENINSULA in the 1000G, looks outstanding on that count. RADIATING is speedy.

RAQUEL-STAR OF CHINA-PONYTA

6. FIERY FORTUNE has been rapidly reduced in scales, may upset. VALE OF LEVEN has been prepared, the top rider should be able to get a good account from this well bred .SANGONA is looking good in tracks. PREMIER QUEEN ias another well bred filly in the fray. FRONTIER MAIL appeals on handicap.

SANGOMA-PREMIER QUEEN-VALE OF LAVEN


7 AUTONOMY could not pace up in last run against the top 3 year old RED ROMEO. PALLAZIO’S SON was an impressive winnerwho is speedy & in top form. SUGAR RAY won well. SET ALIGHT was a vey impressive winner, will fight out as the breeding is suggestive of higher potential. STAR WAVE won with a turn of foot which indicates that this may be a claasic hopeful of MAM. NORA should have won her last race, was given a questionable ride.


STAR WAVE-SET ALIGHT-NORA

7. VIJAYI BHAVA appears improved , the tracks are speedy. RING BEARER had won his only race under S FARGEAT two years back, may do so again. RISING EMPEROR is speedy. COCAINE appeals on low weights.

VIJAYI BHAVA-COCAINE-RING BEARER

8. DESERT SKY had won as a long shot, looks improved. MULTICULTURAL warmed up late to win in style. HOME TO HOME was impressive , will try to repeat. ENCOURAGEMENT looks good on handicap.

ENCOURAGEMENT-HOME TO HOME -MULTICULTURAL

UPPER CRUST FOR SPRINTERS TRIAL STAKES

Friday, February 1, 2008

BAGALORE RACES




1. BADGE OF HONOR is a stayer who is in good form. STAR OF EXCELLENCE can upset if he stays the distance. COMPTON STAR has a poor rider. CHERIKA is a staying mare who won 2200 m start to finish last year.

CHERIKA-BADGE OF HONOR

2. LATINO MAGIC was heavily whipped to place, may do so again. BEE THE STAR has been on tracks since the last win, will be hard to down in this company. GAMPU looks fit after the mock race. SHE’S A DIAMOMND was backed down heavily before loosing last time, may run well.

BEE THE STAR-SHE’S A DIAMOND-LATINO MAGIC

3. LITTLE PREMIUM is working well. CINDY GIRL has a strong rider to take her all the way. PRINCESS EMILLY has been given runs, can fight out. MYSTIC POWERS has been solidly prepared. ASPIRING SEVEN appeals on low weights.


CINDY GIRL-MYSTIC POWERS-PRINCESS EMILLY

4. FLEETING ARROW won a 1400m handsomely on debut, looks good for an encore. MIND ME won despite drifting to the outer sand. SEILIGER is nicely bred & tracking very well. GENTLE KNIGHT has been well prepared, this brother to the useful ACCESS ALL AREAS will give a good account. EXCELLENT ABILITY may place.

FLEETING ARROW-GENTLE KNIGHT-SEILIGER

5. SILKEN GLARE won well last time looks in form. FINAL DEPOSIT is working well, the allowance jockey can do it. SIMPLY DANGEROUS looks improved in works. STAR ROYALITY is well tuned. CIBONEY may run well.

STAR ROYALTY-SILKEN GLARE-FINAL DEPOSIT

6. PASTICHE is a hat tricker who is up against the handicap. WOMAN ON TOP is a top sprinter. UPPER CRUST is in rousing form.


UPPER CRUST-WOMAN ON TOP

7. ALEKONA is well prepared, showing out in tracks. SUGAR BLAZE appeals on handicap. CARA MIA is at the brink of winning, she has been fooled around with. WOMAN IN CHARGE may run into frame.

SUGAR BLAZE-CARA MIA-ALEKONA

8. LUSH FOLIAGE beat a better lot of horses last time, looks outstanding here if the trainer doesn’t play truant as is his habit at times. ENFORCER is consistent. IMPERIAL GATE appears to be returning to form. SUNNYLAND is speedy, the rider will fight out.


LUSH FOLIAGE-SUNNYLAND-ENFORCER

9. FREE GLIDER may exploit the allowance, can win only if ridden in check. MAC had surprised the field last year under this rider , looks difficult. SUN ZONE is in good form. FAST MACHINE can place. GLOBAL GENIUS has a fight on hand, may place only.

SUN ZONE-GLOBAL GENIUS-FREE GLIDER

10. RIVER ISLAND is shinning in tracks. AFEA is in fine form. COLONEL DUFF is in pink condition . SPORTING MASTER is consistent. CANNAVARO is at an ideal handicap to make a fight of it.

CANNAVARO-COLONEL DUFF-RIVER ISLAND

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