ANGEL'S GLORY FOR SIR FORBES CHARLES TROPHY

Saturday, January 31, 2009

MUMBAI RACES


1.THUNDERING HOOVES won a sprint race in time of 59 plus something last year with this rider, it has the privilege of being a favorite against SET ALIGHT. KISS AWAY is a sparingly raced horse who is likely to win sprints this season. BLUE DAFFODILS is showing good speed in works. PALME D’OR is another sprinter from the same trainer who has a stable jockey.

THUNDERING HOOVES-KISS AWAY-PALME D’OR

2. SECRET TALK was 2nd to ACCUMULATE who performed well thereafter, the jockey has a chance against more fashionably bred CALYPSO DANCER who perhaps needs a bit more distance. YAMUNA from the QUEEN ANN line is showing out in works and likely to give the favorite a fight. MARINE ZONE impressed in gates, the half brother to STAR O WAR has an outside chance.

SECRET TALK-YAMUNA-CALYPSO DANCER

3. MAGIC MANTRA has handicap chance though it needs distance. DOUBLE DELITE who is tracking well has a poor jockey. CAPTAIN’S ZONE ran a forward race at the fag end of Pune season. FOREST MUSIC has placed in sprint race and has weight in favor.

FOREST MUSIC-MAGIC MANTRA-CAPTAIN’S ZONE

4. CYCLADES is tracking well but this speedy type is conceding 8 Kgs to RED CHILI who was a runaway winner in a sprint, looks very difficult. STAR ADVENTURE needs more distance. CASUAL LOOK is tracking well. VIJAYI BHAVA is fluent in tracks.

RED CHILI-CYCLADES-VIJAYI BHAVA

5. NATIVE STRATEGY can upset as it has placed in higher class. AURORA AUREALIS is a good type who has run with classic hopefuls. FAIR TACTICS is a speedy type. HERE COMES THE DON is an early bird type, looks likely to make a fight today. WAFADAR has done nothing for a long time, has come down in scales.

AURORA AUREALIS-HERE COMES THE DON-FAIR TACTICS

6. LOVELY FEELINGS is good on handicap but the jockey is non try type. LEGAL EYE has not raced for long, may have got over the niggles. SUDDEN IMPACT is working well in trials with speedy horses. QUEEN’S COURT was the one who caught the eye in last run at Pune.

LEGAL EYE-QUEEN’S COURT-SUDDEN IMPACT

7. ROYAL CROWN was a good gamble of the owner whose horses are heavily backed or eaten by the bookies. The rider has to defy the handicap to force another win. EXPENSIVE AFFAIR is a front runner type who doesn’t win. GAME OF TALENT was on watch list in Pune, may upset. POLARISER has been a heartbreaker as he keeps getting beaten near the finish post, needs to be considered once again as the break appears to have done him good.

POLARIZER-ROYAL CROWN-GAME OF TALENT

8. ANGEL’S GLORY has won all four times, last time coming from behind and has the scope to win even at this distance. The only serious contender appears to be FLAMES OF FIRE who has won his three races in style. GENERALLISIMO is a game customer despite his age. FLAMES OF FIRE is at a good handicap for an upset.

ANGEL’S GLORY-FEET OF FLAMES-FLAMES OF FIRE

9. BLACK PARTRIDGE, with the good rider may be able to go all the way, no tracks?. MYSTERIO has tremendous speed in the first 600 m may have improved. CHEROKEE has taken time to get racing fit, may run on board. ESHKABINYA is the best bred, the tracks are impressive. ENZO is working well.

ESHKABINYA-BLACK PARTRIDGE-MYSTERIO

10.. YOU ARE MY MIRACLE is by the top sire, the preparation is indicative ,cam the controversial rider deliver on his first mount after lots of questionable rides of last year. NYALA is by the speedy sire, the tracks are fine. FOREST NATIVE is working well. HI DOLLY may surprise.

YOU ARE MY MIRACLE-NYALA-HI DOLLY


DAYS BEST====THUNDERING HOOVES

DOUBLE======RED CHILI & ANGEL’S GLORY

AUXILIARY LOOKS OUTSTANDING IN THE KAKATIYA CUP

Friday, January 30, 2009

HYDERABAD RACES

The card looks punter friendly which is quite unusual for this centre as the general trend at this centre is for unconsidered horses performing at good odds most of the time. Since the same horses keep appearing in very short durations over varying distances & under different jockeys, it is easy to give few runs and then go for the kill when odds are lucrative.

AUXILIARY should pick up his tenth win today as the small field appears no match. The second feature of the day THE M L N REDDY MEMORIAL CUP may find the black type winner of seven races ADAMANT APPROACH favored to win. Though he has won over this distance once before but has a lot to do against FLY BY WIRE who is tracking well and the good type BERNARDO who has scales in favor.

In the other event , THE KOSURU SITARAMA RAJU TROPHY , ONE MISSION may go all the way and prevent GREEN HAVEN to get the fourth win within two months time over this distance.

SELECTIONS

1. GLOBAL STAR-CHEROKEE FIGHTER

2. PYTHAGORAS-QUEEN OF SHEBA-RIDE TO GLORY

3. LALACZAR-PRESTON BAILLEY-HUNDRED FLOWERS

4. ONE MISSION-GREEN HAVEN

5. AUXILIARY-CITISTORM

6. INDIAN ARCHER-LENAVI-EMBATTLED

7. FLY BY WIRE-BERNARDO-ADAMANT APPROACH

8. OCEAN OF PEARLS-STAR FAVORS-SOUTHERN QUEEN

9. WALK IN THE PARK-JOHN GALT-FABULOUS CROWN

DAYS BEST-=====AUXILIARY

DOUBLE========GLOBAL STAR & WALK IN THE PARK

ASHWA SHAURYA FOR SAM BAHADUR CUP

Thursday, January 29, 2009

DELHI RACES

The sponsoring family of the Chauhans is likely to take home the TIPU SULTAN CUP the feature event in today's races. It is so nice of this family to have named the feature evnt in the memory of the great Field Martial, and being from the same Army fraternity I salute this top gesture of the sponsors. The quality rider M Narredu has a very simple field to beat and it appears that it should be an easy tactical ride from him to do away with any challenge whatsoever that may be from the local riders.

POINTERS AND SELECTIONS


1. The owners of ASHWA SHAURYA have opted for the services of top quality rider to ensure their horse wins today. This speedy type could not catch up with FLYBY last time, should win at odds on here. OUTSTANDING showed improvement in last run and the rider known for good front running will be trying to go for an upset win again. OEF TOBA is tracking well, has the benefit of a mock race.

ASHWA SHAURYA-OUTSTANDING

2. NORHERN PRINCE should like this distance but has been raced very often this month. DAZZLING FLAME took loads of money down by not raising a fluent gallop after jump out, the trip should be within reach as the half brother DISCMAN was an out and out stayer. LADY’S CROWN has not been tried so far and the winner of 4 races is ideally placed to win over this trip.

LADY’S CROWN-DAZZLING FLAME

3. KING’S CHALLENGE is a promising colt who has tracked well. GOLDEN GUN was a good 3rd in last race, the last win over this distance was with this very jockey atop. SUN DANCER is an improving type, looks poor on handicap. CATALUNYA is good for sprints, the forceful rider gives her a chance even here as the last run was promising.

CATALUNYA-GOLDEN GUN-KING’S CHALLENGE

4. TOM’S RIVER surprised all with his easy win last time, may run well again. PADDINGTON shaped like a winner before going down in a tight finish, the latest work was good. MY WILD LOVE appeals here as it has the good rider and mediocre opposition, the preparation is indicative. PHI continues to be a maiden despite coming from the top racing centre in India.

MY WILD LOVE-PADDINGTON-TOM’S RIVER

5. PARAMOUNT retains form, the handicap is not in favor. ORIENTAL SPEED is a well bred who is eye catching in tracks. SUDARSHAN CHAKRAM has been well prepared but definitely needs this run. MURBAN is knocking for a win.

ORIENTAL SPEED-MURBAN-SUDARSHAN CHAKRAM

6. POLISH BEAUTY is yet to show the qualities of her blood lines, has been prepared. FIVE STAR is a winner of three races & has a good chance for another in this class. STROKE OF BRILLIANCE is an unreliable type, the last run was an improved one. POWER ZONE was a runaway leader in last run over a mile, he may have a chance for an upset here.

FIVE STAR-POLISH BEAUTY-STROKE OF BRILLIANCE


DAYS BEST====ORIENTAL SPEED

DOUBLE======ASHWA SHAURYA & MY WILD LOVE

SPLENDID SURPRISE FOR THE MYSORE RACE CLUB TROPHY

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


1. DAZZLING HONOUR is tracking very well but she definitely needs a run. The other four year old who has a chance here is VOICE OF INDIA who gave an indication of being in form while placing in last run. The other four year olds have never been on board.ORANGE ORCHARD has been regularly on the track, the presence of winning apperintice jockey indicates the horse is going to be involved, no run for a long time is definitely a big negative. TRACK WONDER
is the one who is showing out in trials, the jockey has not been doing much but can ride a forceful race here.

TRACK WONDER-VOICE OF INDIA-ORANGE ORCHARD

2. The primary contenders for the maiden's race are likely to be CAMELOT, BID FOR GOLD, SPECIAL CHARM with BHAGIRATHI ( good mock race) & ONE TRACK MIND ( tracking well) in also to be considered list. BID FOR GOLD commands respect on pedigree as she is full sister to that grand race horse PRICELESS as well as the black type MESMERISING. The tracks are suggestive. CAMELOT is the other serious contender as this year the produce of BURDEN OF PROOF looks superior, the trackwork where he went better than CAPTIVATING shows all have to catch up with him. SPECIAL CHARM has the advantage of two forward runs.

CAMELOT-BID FOR GOLD

3. SUNNY GOLD is definitely the better bred son of VALID CONCEPT than SARMAIDAR
who won handsomely all the way in his last run. SUNNY GOLD has been well prepared the foreign jockey gives him a chance. The one who impressed most in the last run was LOCK AND LOAD who was backed down confidently & then managed to just win in a close finish. This one is bound to improve a lot. AFFIRMED CROWN has been a failure so far. ROYAL BANK & FLIP YOUR DESTINY are place hopefuls. SUGRIV has not run for long he may surprise as the tracks are good.

LOCK AND LOAD-SUNNY GOLD-SARMAIDAR

4. SUPER SPEED is bound to get on board one of these days after being in wilderness for long time.INSPIRING TRUST has run in terms races mostly, does not impress but being the daughter of RAZEEN an improved performance on maturing can be expected. FIREZONE was a comfortable winner as a good type, should repeat easily. HILL OF GRACE won well in a poorer field, the tracks show fine form.

FIREZONE-INSPIRING TRUST

5. SPLENDID SURPRISE has beaten WESTERN COMMAND conceding weight during Mysore.
WESTEN COMMAND had won three races on a trot priorto that in summers. The present tracks are very encouraging & a reversal of result can be expected. SOUTHERN EMPIRE's last run was very dismal to even consider this champion horse here. I do not like PALLAZZIO'S SON a winner of only a maiden's race to be considered for win in this top handicap company.


WESTERN COMMAND-SPLENDID SURPRISE

6. LUCKYNUMBERSLEVIN was the unluckiest looser in last run as he got away a bit slowly.He definitely deserves this chance to redeem. EASY never runs two races similarly, he is an uncertain & problematic horse. EVER SO CLEVER is working well, the scales are competitive with the allowance jockey atop.SUN ZONE from Puttana's stable may get involved.

LUCKYNUMBERSLEVIN-EVER SO CLEVER-EASY

7. NEARCO MASTER has been prepared well by the son of the trainer who is likely to go on a start to finish mission. EXPRESS IT had been blocked etc in last run and is likely to be favored to win based on the finishing effort of that race.The tracks are good. ROYAL CHIEF is a let down, he doesn't have any fight in him. ATLANTUS is showing out in tracks and likely to fight well for superamacy. SCRAMJET may be cnsidered for place only based on his last runs.

EXPRESS IT-ATLANTUS-NEARCO MASTER

8. GIFT A DIAMOND & CRACKER JACK have clashed a number of times before and the first one comes out as the better one, plus the fact of doing well type allowance jockey. MANTHARA who had won well earlier in the season may run a forward race in this mediocre set up.MAC is for the long shots as he has got the potential for going all the way.

GIFT A DIAMOND-MANTHARA-CRACKER JACK


DAYS BEST=====LUCKYNUMBERSLEVIN

DOUBLE========FIREZONE & EXPRESS IT

RAGING STAR FOR JAIN BOOKMAKERS CENTURY MILLION

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

DELHI RACES


It is a very benevolent gesture on the part of the Jain Bookmakers family to have
sponsored the complete race card for the Delhi Races. The bookmaker is often
at the receiving end of the ire of the public whenever there are questions raised about
some dishonest elements involved in racing. The sponsoring of the whole schedule
including a million deserves to be fully applauded as such gestures from all strata’s
of the racing fraternity is what is required to take this ‘King Of Sport, in the right direction.

The JAIN BOOKMAKERS CENTURY MILLION is likely to be keenly contested
between the Champion trainers much hyped colt RAGING STAR who is well rested &
appears to be in top fettle to take on the well performed TURKISH DOLL & yet to
be raced EL TORO .

SELECTIONS


1. FIRST N IMPRESSION has to defy the handicap to perform after the last win,
there are no tracks. DAZZLING FLAME could not measure up to the speed of SHE’S
A MELODY, the later tracks confirm fitness. The earlier win gives her an edge here.
SO FAR SO GOOD is being scrubbed in tracks. DOON BOY won well, may do well
in a sprint in this class.

DAZZLING FLAME-SO FAR SO GOOD-DOON BOY


2. STRIVING HIGHER has won at these weights under this jockey before, he has been
given enough runs, may surprise.. SOLITARY MAN ran a dismal race,
but has a handicap jockey who did well last week. CROSSWAYS has been running
on board and will be trying to win. SUPER GIRL was given a poor ride, the tracks
later are impressive, should place. SUPREME SUCCESS an aged winner of seven
races ran into place money after long time, has been regularly tracked for a win.

SUPREME SUCCESS-SOLITARY MAN-SUPER GIRL

3. CHARG AWAY has no track work though he has been bought down. GANDIVA
Was a fair 2nd to THE BOSS, now runs at better terms, may place as the jockey is not
winning type. QUALITY ASSURANCE is really an enigma, he has no threat here as per
his runs in better company. DINGLE last won in class II in Bangalore many years ago, for
those who like to bet on long shots, he is the one who has been well prepared & has the
top jockey on top.

QUALITY ASSURANCE-DINGLE-GANDIVA

4. TRINITY the speedy type is the only threat to Magan Singh’s trio. RED CAT is coming
back to racing after a set back, hence the main contenders from the stables are going to be the
other two. From the form and preparation point of view CORNELIA SUPRA has an edge.

CORNELIA SUPRA-RUBY ROSA

5. ENYA is well bred but is not the stable’s top fancy.RAGING STAR is the hype horse whoi
who is going to be bet upon heavily as he won in style & belongs to the top trainer.
TURKISH DOLL impressed most in the last win. EL TORO is showing lots of promise in tracks.

RAGING STAR-TURKISH DOLL-EL TORO

6. INTRICATE is working well, the distance suits. TRUSTED FRIEND is a game horse who may find the distance a bother, can surprise. HIGH OPINION is a long shot as he has come down a lot and can run well here. TIME GENTLEMAN comes intio reckoning on his last couple of runs, has won at this distance in his earlier days.BEST OF THE LOT is working well.

INTRICATE-TIME GENTLEMAN-HIGH OPINION

7. MELODY MAKER may run well, can not be backed as he is not reliable type. ARCELOR is the one who has done nothing after being brought from Hyderabad, the trip suits and he is class down. WATER WAVE is in fine form, he won twice at this distance in 2007. POWER ZONE impressed in mock race, may run a forward race with the rookie jockey.

WATER WAVE-ARCELOR-POWER ZONE


DAYS BEST====RAGING STAR

DOUBLE======DAZZLING FLAME & INTRICATE
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ATTRACTRESS FOR GOLCONDA DERBY

Sunday, January 25, 2009

HYDERABAD RACES


The Golconda Derby may witness strong support for the lone filly ATTRACTRESS who has shown her staying abilities very convincingly in the 1000 Guinneas which she won handsomely after the free riderless gallop around the course just prior to loading. The top colt & main adversary on paper is GASWAR produce RECONNECT whose run is likely to evoke lots of interest from pedigree point of view as the sire in his nine crops has never produced a winner over this distance. MINETTA the unraced dam of RECONNECT was foaled by MINHAH who had produced a black type winner in RED DRAGON who won over 2000 m & ROYAL TROON who was 4th in Bangalore Oaks. In resume one can perhaps deduce that RECONNECT will not stay the distance ,however it is also seen horses often make a fool of people.The other colt IAEPETUS with the good foreign jockey is also not bred for a staying trip.BLAACK MISCHIEF has sound staying lines and may run competitively.

The supporting event THE ARISTOCRAT CUP is likely to be contested between the two four year olds CANOPUS winner of two races, one of which was over a staying trip & CELTIC SHOT winner of a sprint race who has the top Bangalore jockey to force the issue. Hyderabad racing is known for throwing out surprises & ADORNA or CANNON HAWK may upset.


SELECTIONS


1. RUBY CROWN-FLYING PHOENIX-ONE ONE ONE

2. AVE MARIA-SIPAH SALAR-ZAMBO ANGA

3. CHAMPION STAR-TRUE FASHION-ALUKKHAS

4. EASY TOUCH-CANNON SCOT-RED RIVER REBEL

5. CELTIC SHOT-CANOPUS-ADORNA

6. ADAMANT APPROACH-GLARING GODZILLA-SPRUCESPRINSTEIN

7. CLEVER PLOY-COPERTINA-CALIGATAE

8. ATTRACTRESS-RECONNECT-BLAACK MISCHIEF

9. MAXIMUM CITY-ACCIACATURA-INDRADHANUSH


DAYS BEST====RUBY CROWN

DOUBLE======AVE MARIA & ATTRACTRESS

RUBY QUEEN FOR QUTAB SHAHI CUP

Saturday, January 24, 2009

HYDERABAD RACES

RUBY QUEEN who registered an impressive win in last endeavour has regained form to have a serious tilt at the feature event of the day. The main adversaries are likely to be CORAL GABLES , a winner of 25 races, who ran impressively in his last run & the highest rated horse MAXIMISE who is ridden by the good foreign jockey.
In the supprorting event , the RAJA SITHARAM BHUPAL MEMORIAL CUP, an interesting contest should be turfed out between ALBORADO, VENDATTA & SUCHIMAN. The first named is a half brother to VAN DER STAR, & speedy SENEGAL who is likely to be fighting out for the plum races in the capital.The dam is from the impressive TELEPATHY line. VENDETTA is ideal for this distance, the sire provides plenty of speed ingradients in his off springs & this half brother to useful RED KEY POINT & MANTHARA is shaping well in trials. SUCHIMAN who ran in patches is most likely to improve as she is by the most successful sire of current times whose offsprings are winning as good things in Bangalore. The dam SOVIET LAKE was a speedy winner of four races from the classic producing RUBY DUST line.

SELECTIONS

1. ROYAL EMBASSY-LA LAPITUS

2. RISING RAYS-VIJAYLAKH-SPECTACULAR HERO

3. LUCRATIVE CANNON VIEW-BENTOTA

4. ALBORADO-VENDETTA-SUCHIMAN

5. INTEGER-LADY PATRICIA-SOUTHERN SPICE

6. SMARTY PRINCE-CANADIAN GIRL-TIARA

7. SUPERFLUOUS-PHARLAP-BAYWATCH BABE

8. RUBY QUEEN-CORAL GABLES-MAXIMISE

9. ARSHAM-TOLEDO-CLASSIC ONE


DAYS BEST====RISING RAYS

DOUBLE======ALBORADO & SMARTY PRINCE

GREEN BAX FOR KARNATAKA TROPHY

Friday, January 23, 2009

BANGALORE RACES

A tough field of some mature runners up against a couple of improving youngsters will be vying for the feature event today. It is tempting to place the meticulously prepared ROYAL AMBASSADOR to win here but for the fact that he is a slow starter and if he misses his first step he has a lot to do against the cutting speed of DANCING HIOGHNESS & GREEN BAX. The last named ran an impressive 3rd to RHAPSIDION SNOW just one length adrift of the champion horse BOURBON KING. The good jockey may be able to keep GREEN BAX ahead at the finish today.

1. DIVINE GLEAM is tracking well, the rider is new to the MAM's team. MOMENT OF THE DAY ran an easy race last time after good preparation, the speedy sire has a decent one here.
SANS PAREIL is the best bred grand daughter of SCHIAPARRELLI, unfortunately the dam has
produced average horses in SAYONARA, SONGOMA & ONEROUS KING. This one is shining in works, let us see how it performs as she is likely to be the favorite. COORG HONEY is by a
disappointing sire out of a black type mare, the tracks are speedy, should run well.

MOMENT OF THE DAY-SANS PAREIL-COORG HONEY

2. REGAL RANSOM is yet to show his summer form, the preparation is lacking. RAPTOR FORCE won in poor company.PELIKANO was a very comfortable winner going start to finish. The betting owner appears to habe a good one here, it needs to be backed till beaten. SUNNY COLOURS ran in the OAKS, should be fighting over this distance. SPARK OF GOLD is in fine form after loosing to a superior horse last time. ONE is tracking well.

PELIKANO-SPARK OF GOLD-SUNNY COLOURS

3. VIRTUOSO is showing lots of keen- ness in tracks, the distance is too short for this full
brother to ALLONIA & ONE.MIGHTY MONARCH from a small stable has got a foreign jockey, this horse was apparently kept easy in last run by Appu, the tracks are good. SHADES OF WHITE by the champion sire is shining out in trials, though the pedigree is staying type this one can win even here as she is looking in forward condition.TANZANITE is a full sister to the useful
CHAGGAL. She is looking in fine fettle from the tracks after the last run.

TANZANITE-SHADES OF WHITE-MIGHTY MONARCH

4. CAPTIVATING was a start to finish good thing in last run who maintains form. RULE OF
ATTRACTION survived the strong onslaught of QUEEN'S COLLECTION & CAYENNE who later recorded an impressive win. He is working well for a repeat performance.SUN GOLD is a place hopeful. RED RENEGADE has a pedigree which commands respect irrespective of the fact that the elders in JERSEY ROCK & REMARKABLE STRIDE disappointed.The stylish trainer has prepared him well. TARGET ACHIEVER looks vastly improved, lots is being talked about SHINDE, let us see if he can force a win here.

RULE OF ATTRACTION-TARGETY ACHIEVER-CAPTIVATING

5. CALMING INFLUENCE lost the race at the gates last time when backed down to half money on. It was covering the turf in the finishing stages indicating that it lives to fight another day.
FOREVER MARK who benefitted in that race is improved & though the handicap is reverse the horse will be in thick of things.KAJURAHO was an impressive runner last time, she is in fine form. MARCEGALIA should run ana interesting forward race with the jockey switch.

CALMING INFLUENCE-KAJURAHO-FOREVER MARK

6. GREN BAX ran a very good race with classic horses, can win despite the top weight.
ROYAL AMBASSADOR is a habitual slow starter who would have gobbled up TOMSK in last run but for the tardyness at the start, the trainer and the rider have been working on him regularly.
TOMSK is improving with each run. DANCING HIGHNESS is showing out in tracks, the improving jockey has a tough call here.WONDER SMILE has been given enough rest, now she is at a comfortable scale to renew her form.REFLECTION OF GOLD has a tough opposition to handle here.

GREEN BAX-ROYAL AMBASSADOR-TOMSK

7. SEASON'S GREETINGS showed improvement in last run.DARK TAN was a good forward runner in stablemate ZAOIS's win. ENFORCER is tracking well. SHE'S A DIAMOND is an unreliable type who may run well.LAGO VISTA has been prepared meticulously, the scales are in favor for Suraj to hammer home a winner here.

LAGO VISTA-DARK TAN-ENFORCER

8. THE LAST SAMMURAI should relish this trip, the weights may be in the way. RAY OF SUNSHINEwas a comfortable winner in lower class. ROYAL CONFIDENCE is a staying type with the top jockey. RED SHIFT has been running competitive races.SPANDAU BALLET does'nt have initial speed, can not be fgancied despite the low weights.

THE LAST SAMMURAI-ROYAL CONFIDENCE-REDSHIFT

9. ALYCIA is in fine trim. IMMORTAL was finishing on when beaten as a favorite last time,
gets another chance to redeem. GARA FLUID may run a forward race. MAAHI VE has been scrubbed on the tracks for long, may respond to the experienced rider son of the trainer. SPLENDID GLORY may run a better race.

IMMORTAL-ALYCIA-MAAHI VE


DAYS BEST======LAGO VISTA

DOUBLE=========PELIKANO & CALMING INFLUENCE

BRAHAMPUTRA FOR PRESIDENT OF INDIA CUP

Thursday, January 22, 2009

DELHI RACES

The terms of the race for the prestigious PRESIDENT OF INDIA are so blatantly in favor of BRAHAMPUTRA thatit is difficult to visualise any sort of challenge to this champion North Indian Horse. He is likely to be a very short price favorite today because of the terms of the race. The interesting contest in offing will be in the maiden's race where pedigree & track preparation are the key factors. ASHWA SHUARYA who is bred for speed & has the benefit of a good forward race should be in the thick of things.


POINTERS AND SELECTIONS


1. CHARG AWAY is a demotee, may run well. LADY'S CROWN was not given a convincing run last time. The tracks are good & the distance is suitablefor the well performing rider to go for the win. PLEIAD ran well up before easing out, the horse is in sound condition. REAL SCOTCH won a hard faught race, the added distance is suitable. SILVER ZARA has the handicap in favor.


SILVER ZARA-LADY'S CROWN-PLEIAD


2. ASHWA SHAURYA ran a close 3rd to MRIGNAYNEE, this younger full brother to RAPID FIRE who won recently is looking good in tracks.RED REEF is a brother to good types RED CAT & GOD'S OWN, the preparation has been satisfactory, but being son of CLASSIC TALE he definitely needs a run. BLUE LAGOON is by a non performing mare who was by black type OAKMEAD. The filly has been working well. DAYTONA BEAUTY has been catching the eye in tracks.The pedigree is for more distance than a scurry. FLYBY has been well prepared by the champion trainer.This full sister to DARING LOVE is bred for speed.


ASHWA SHAURYA-FLYBY


3. DESERT FALCON was a notable runner in his last defeat, this horse owned by the top connection of the DRC management is ridden by his favored jockey, looks like a good thing.NUCLEUS has been prepared but he is a sprinter & has a poor jockey. FERALIGATOR is being tracked often and he should run well here. SPICY MOVE is not sighted in morning works.


DESERT FALCON-FERALIGATOR


4. BRAHAMPUTRA had beaten CORNELIA SUPRA by half length while conceding 17 Kgs. Later EL DORADO beat CORNELIA SUPRA over the same distance by nearly the same margin while conceding only 4 Kgs. Now one does not have to do hard mathematics to work out that BRAHAMPUTRA is more than ten Kgs superior than EL DORADO,rather than the one Kg difference in todays card. If I were a bookie I would give odds of less than ten paisa for this top quality horse ( that also to cater for unforeseen eventualities). ASHWA PRATAP the third horse who may come into contention was beaten by BRAHAMPUTRA by more than 9 lengths while giving 7 Kgs weight in race No 90. So where is the competition as the other two are no hopers here.
BRAHAMPUTRA-ASHWA PRATAP


5. GODAVARI has come down a class but lacks preparation. BEFORE YOU has been given quick runs, may run well. FRAUD the aged horse has done well for his supporting owner, the try jockey is an indication. SHE'S A MELODY was quickest out & running well in front all the way.It is bound to repeat if it does not veer out very badly.


SHE'S A MELODY-FRAUD-BEFORE YOU


6. CRYSTAL PISTOL has been well prepared, has been a disappointment so far. VISION REMAINS has a try jockey for a forward fling. SMILE OF GOLD has run well up front, the jockey switch gives him an edge. ENDLESS STRIDES has a handicap jockey, may run well. CROSSWORD needs to be considered one more time.


SMILE OF GOLD-VISION REMAINS-CROSSWORD

DAYS BEST=====BRAHAMPUTRA


DOUBLE========DESERT FALCON & SHE'S A MELODY

MANDJI FOR NORTH INDIA 1000 GUINEAS

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DELHI RACES


The North India 1000 Guineas has seven contestants in the fray, three of which appear to be totally out of depth as far as capabilities go. The main contestants are going to be GIN AND TONIC winner of six races including one in the highest class, MANDJI winner of a million race last year & STUNNING ROSE who was the most impressive winner in her last start. The distance & the fact that MANDJI has always got the better of STUNNING ROSE in last season make her the obvious choice to win this rich race.

POINTERS AND SELECTIONS

1. ASHWA PRAGYA has good breeding for Delhi standards though the sire PLACERVILLE is siring quite ordinary crops in the last couple of years. He was a comfortable 2nd to TAKE A CHANCE. RAWSON is the best bred son of black type producing NIGHT OF GAIETY , being half brother to speedy PERSEPHONE, STAR PROFILE who won a million & STAR OF GAIETY, the choice of the jockey indicates that the colt may be out for inaugral airing only. SARIR was a faraway 3rd but has the best jockey and is likely to be fighting out. TURKISH DOLL appears to be the most painstakingly prepared, the grand dam ALL GOLD was a very speedy one.

TURKISH DOLL-SARIR

2. NORTHERN PRINCE was looking a winner long way from the finish in last run, the jockey's over confidence was the undoing of a good thing getting beaten on the post. Though the field appears very moderate this sprinting distance does not suit. AMAZING DANCER a winner of 7 races in his career has done nothing for a long time since moving to Delhi from South. GO is tracking regularly, may go all the way. RAPID FIRE is yet to come to hand.

GO-NORTHERN PRINCE

3. TAKE A CHANCE was a comfortable winner in maiden's race. He is running against a very weak opposition & is likely to be the favorite. Normally in Delhi winners of maiden's race flop in class IV on next attempt but the opposition gives a chance. ROSEVELT the aged sprinter has a try jockey. ELEGANT FASHION is very well prepared but has the jockey is a second of Rajinder, the best local rider.

TAKE A CHANCE-ELEGANT FASHION

4. GIN AND TONIC is at the best handicap rating but it has not run with classy types. MANDJI has beaten STUNNING ROSE fair and squre all three times they raced together last season. STUNNING ROSE looks improved but has a tough task on hand. QUALITY ASSURANCE has been a failure story except for the one fluke win last season against good horses.

MANDJI-STUNNING ROSE

5. SENEGAL & THE ROCK clash once again. Over 1200 m SENEGAL had hit the front and lasted out while in receipt of 5 Kgs last season. This season it ran away as a good thing while in receipt of 1 Kgs, though it is most likely that THE ROCK was not ON this time. The later went on to win a laboured race while in receipt of 8 Kgs from FAURTIES. Now if I am to remember SENEGAL had thrashed FAURTIES by a big margin last season.To sum up SENEGAL appears more improved and should be the one all have to catch. MURBAN who is in fine trim is ready to strike any day. GANDIVA will be hoping to place again.

SENEGAL-THE ROCK-MURBAN

6. LAND CRUISER has been well prepared. DAGGER'S POINT is in fine form and working well. ROMARIO is showing signs of coming to hand. CONFIDENTIAL LADY was given a soft ride by this jcockey last time, may not be ON again.

DAGGER'S POINT-LAND CRUISER-ROMARIO

DAYS BEST=====SENEGAL

DOUBLE========MANDJI & DAGGER'S POINT

RUBY QUEEN FOR SATYANARAYANA RAO MEMORIAL CUP

Monday, January 19, 2009

HYDERABAD RACES


RUBY QUEEN, the top filly of last year at this centre who had won the 1000G, & the OAKS, seems to have got into form after her last run. Her close 2nd to DORABELLA indicates that she should run a good race now. HYPNOTIQ who had run 2nd in the last race over an extended distance appears to be the main rival for the Satyanarayana Rao Memorial Cup, the chief event of the day.




1. ADMIRE AURA - ACE HIGH-MR DON

2. RIDE TO GLORY- PYTHAGORAS-QUEEN OF HABASHE

3. CITI DANCER-THE SCOT-SPINTHEMALL

4. ONE MISSION-SPYMATE-WALK IN THE PARK

5. ROYAL DIGNITARY-LOCAL IKON-PACIFIC GROVE

6. DANZSINGH -ROSTOCK-ADELAIDE

7. RUBY QUEEN –HYPNOTIQ-FLY BY WIRE

8. TRUE FORCE-ALCOHOLOGY-KING OF HABASHE



DAYS BEST=====RUBY QUEEN

DOUBLE=======ONE MISSION & ROYAL DIGNITARY

AL FATAH FOR DARLEY ARABIAN MILLION

Sunday, January 18, 2009

HYDERABAD RACES


The Darley Arabian Million is bound to be keenly contested as a number of the aspirants have potential for this rich race. The prime contenders appear to be AL FATAH who is a well bred
half brother to WELCOME BACK with the services of the best jockey; speedy CHESTNUT CHARMER who is moderately bred full brother to MEDTIA’S PRIDE ; the got abroads
MENLO PARK & MISS EVERYWHERE who was a top gamble of the connections in the
last run ; out of form MAM’s runner MUSIC VALLEY & SPOT ON by the speedy sire El Johar.
MISS EVERYWHERE has breeding, form & maybe public support this time but that important factor of rider's maturity for big races & the element of surprise will be missing. AL FATAH who had warmed up late in his last win is bound to run a fighting race under D M Grant who is yet to show his riding skills at this centre & may beat this lot today.

1. APHRODISIAC-MIGHTY PRINCE-VICTORIOUS SALLY

2. MONOCHROME-TRACK RULE-PARINEETA

3. BAYWATCH BABE-CHINA PEARL-CHAMPION STAR

4. VIJAYSENA-ICE MAN-EARTH BENDER

5. GREY SHOT-SUPERFLUOUS-KOHINOOR DIAMOND

6. SPARSH –HABITUATED –GLARING GODZILLA

7. AL FATAH-MISS EVERYWHERE-SPOT ON

8. MANDVI-MAYFAIR GIRL-SPARKS


DAYS BEST====APHRODISIAC

DOUBLE======VIJAYSENA & SPARSH

ARISTOTLE FOR THE HILLIARD CUP

Saturday, January 17, 2009

KOLKATA RACES


1. FLYING JAGUAR-BLOOD RAYNE

2. ADAMARIS -CASABELLA-SILENT HUNTER

3. SENSATIONAL STAR- ASKAREL-CHARDIN

4. NOBLE VIEW-SAFARI-APPOLOTINA

5. ARISAKA-SUPER FLASH-ADALIRA

6. ARISTOTLE-FORCES OF DESTINY-BADGE OF GOLD

7. THELADYISSHADY-MYSTIC FORCE-SCORSESE


DAYS BEST===NOBLE VIEW

DOUBLE===== ARISAKA & THELADYISSHADY

SHE'S SEXY FOR BANGALORE TURF CLUB TROPHY

Thursday, January 15, 2009

DELHI RACES



1.BHOOMI PUTRA is half brother to PATROCULUS, the trainer is winning constantly, the rider is weak. SUNEHRA PARINDA comes into the picture based on his 2nd in last run, the brother to MANDJI will have to be the one all have to beat. TAKING OVER has been given number of gates. KATMAI has a speedy dam though the sire does not produce early winners. OUTSTANDING was a big disappointment when failing as aan odds on favorite.

SUNEHRA PARINDA-TAKING OVER-OUTSTANDING

2. VISION REMAINS has an allowance jockey. SILVER SHINE has won at these weights with this jockey before, the tracks & last run bring his chances to the fore. DISTANT THUNDER may place. RANK OUTSIDER is working well. FIXED DIVIDENT has been on tracks regularly.

SILVER SHINE-FIXED DIVIDENT-VISION REMAINS

3. PARAMOUNT was a fluent front runner when beaten near the post. JOVIAL is very impressive in works. MURBAN appeals on handicap, the tracks are very suggestive. FUTURE CALCULATIONS is one from the four of Magan Singh who has a chance here.

MURBAN-PARAMOUNT-JOVIAL

4. The most tricky race of the day where many runners having matched strides before. SHE’S SEXY is the youngest of the lot who is working well after having been bought down in scales. SOUL SATISFACTION from the same stable is well off at comparative handicap but has a negative jockey. TAURIAN ,the game aged horse is tracking well. DEGAS who runs well first time out has better handicap than last year but the tracks show lack of keen ness. RUBY ROSA was kept on leash in last run, it will be the try horse and not CORNELIA SUPRA who was all out against BRAHAMPUTRA last week.

SHE’S SEXY-DEGAS-RUBY ROSA

5. CUTE N COOL is tracking very well but the handicap is very stiff. LADY’S CROWN was an impressive runner in last run. PLEIAD is an aged horse who is in fine fettle.MORE THAN A WOMAN has a negative jockey. NORTHERN PRINCE has problems of the gates, may run well. SHE’S ROMANTIC who has handicap in favor has a hopeless jockey.

LADY’S CROWN-MORE THAN A WOMAN-PLEIAD

6. DARLING LOVE was pulled last time by the allowance jockey since Rajinder who often has his say in Delhi races was on the winner. SMILE OF GOLD ran a fine forward race at long odds, may do so again. CROSS WORD who has not justified her breeding so far appears to be very keen, the mocks have bought her on. SIRTICA & DREAM PROSPECTOR will be fighting out to get on board.

CROSSWORD-DARLING LOVE-SMILE OF GOLD


DAYS BEST====MURBAN

DOUBLE======SUNEHRA PARINDA & LADY’S CROWN

THE ROCK FOR KANHAIYA LAL SHARMA & CO CUP

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

DELHI RACES


1. SARIR has been working well, should run a competitive race as the dam was speedy. STUNNING VIEW has been given a mock race, the preparation is good, the dam has given us a top class sprinter in SERIOUS WARRIOR. SUCCESSFUL DREAM is half brother to sprinting types RISING WARRIOR & RISING EMPEROR. ENYA is the best bred half sister to ALLIED VICTORY, she may need more distance though, the tracks are fine.

STUNNING VIEW-SARIR

2. GANDIVA was a fair 3rd in SILVER PEG’s race, the rider is yet to regain winning confidence after his injury. NYMPHETMINE is retaining form after the last win. SO FAR SO GOOD has been tracking well, can win if it breaks out well. THE BOSS was an easy 5th, should be tried now as it has not done anything for years.

THE BOSS-GANDIVA-NYMPHET MINE

3. QUALITY ASSURANCE has a lot of hype, but has let down on more occasions than one, the field is so weak that the odds will be self defeating. HELLO DOLLY is in forward condition. DESERT FALCON has worked well, may upset. FIRST N IMPRESSION ran a good forward race before loosing out to SILVER PEG. SINGH IS KING may find it difficult to place here.

QUALITY ASSURANCE-DESERT FALCON-FIRST N IMPRESSION

4. GOLDEN GUN has been given an easy run, the good type can improve. CATALUNYA is speedy, the last run should have been beneficial. DREAM DEBUT was ridden cleverly to win in a tight finish, the claimer jockey has a task on hand for repeat. SHUBH SHUBH was given a very questionable ride when it lost as an odds on favorite, may try to win if odds are better.

CATALUNYA-SHUBH SHUBH-DREAM DEBUT

5. FAURTIES has been working well, needs a stronger rider. INTRICATE is pleasing in works. HIGH OPINION has been braught down for a surprise. THE ROCK is a hopeful for plum events, the last run needs to be put aside, can win in a canter at this distance.

THE ROCK-FAURTIES-HIGH OPINION

6. SILVER ZARA has an allowance jockey , the distance should be very suitable. DAGGER’S POINT is tracking well. DOON BOY has yet to come to hand. TIME AND AGAIN has been very well prepared, the last run should be ignored.

SILVER ZARA-TIME AND AGAIN-DAGGER’S POINT


DAYS BEST====THE ROCK

DOUBLE======QUALITY ASSURANCE & CATALUNYA

SOUTHERN EMPIRE FOR CHIEF MINISTER'S TROPHY

Saturday, January 10, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


1. ABOLINE is full brother to SUPERSTELLA, the tracks are extremely fast, will fight for the post. ONE IN MILLION is full brother to MEMORABLE DAY, the tracks with GAME OF LIFE show he is in forward condition.MYSTIC QUEST , a full sister to NORA was given an over confident ride as a favorite when she was overtaken by the speedy ALACRITY, should be the one all will try to beat today. FROZEN FIRE is by the sprinting type SNOW FIRE out of Razeen, the preparation is good.

MYSTIC QUEST-ABOLINE-FROZEN FIRE

2. WHISPER VALLEY has been placing more often than the others. STILLATO was an easy 4th in last run. GRACIAN may improve on the last place. FIERY BUSINESS is at rock bottom of handicap, has to be forced to take up the issue since it finished on well last time.

WHISPER VALLEY-FIERY BUSSINESS-GRACIAN

3. ALYCIAA is a speedy mare with the claimer jockey for a forward run. ATLANTUS is showing out in tracks, the jockey may go all the way on this one. VAYU PUTRA is in fine form. NEEL GAGAN looks likely to run up front.

ATLANTUS-VAYU PUTRA-ALYCIAA

4. PRAYATNA has been prepared after the easy 4th. DAMGOOD has been given runs, the distance is the issue. BROTHER IN ARMS will once again try to win. CHAKRAVYUH BHEDEK was a finishing on 2nd, should be in the fray now. SOUTHERN MAGIC was not on in last run as a favorite, may be tried now.

PRAYATNA-CHAKRAVHUY BHEDEK-BROTHER IN ARMS

5. AFEA warmed up to collar the front runners, has capacity to improve. CLASSIC DANCER is working very well. SILKEN CLARE ran in snatches in last outing, the jockey is repeating, may oblige. CARABINERI is the dark one who is coming down in scales, needs distance though.

AFEA-CLASSIC DANCER-CARABINERI

6. ARABAIN KNIGHT has been the best in his age group over staying distances last year, should still be fancied by connecxions even at these killer weights. SOUTHERN EMPIRE is a champion horse who has been well prepared after the last run. NOBLE PRINCE ran an encouraging mock race. ARCHIPENKO has had lots of problems in his career, has got a lot to do against the mature horses.

SOUTHERN EMPIRE-NOBLE PRINCE-ARABIAN KNIGHT

7. LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN has a try jockey, the distance suits. SUPERIOR SURPRISE was given a poor ride as a favorite. ALCHESAYE has not been able to win for long, the try allowance jockey has his job cut out here. DOUBLE ELITE has been tracking well. FREE MASON showeed improvement in last run.

LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN-ALCHESASYE-FREE MASON

8. FLAIR QUEEN is pleasing in works. SALSERA has run with better horses, the preparations are strong, should beat them well. ROYAL PLAYER is good in trials. ANNA’S QUEST impressed in his last win, will definitely improve.

SALSERA-ROYAL PLAYER-FLAIR QUEEN

9. ANDRONICUS ran a forward race before easing out. RAIDER’S SUN is a dilemma, the rider does not appeal. NEED OF THE HOUR was an impressive winner, can encore. GAME OF LIFE appears to have come to hand, appeals on handicap.

ANDRONICUS-GAME OF LIFE-NEED OF THE HOUR


DAY’S BEST=====SALSERA


DOUBLE=======MYSTIC QUEST & ATLANTUS

QUEEN RANIA FOR F IRAANI MEMORIAL CUP

Friday, January 9, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


1. BORN TO SHINE , a half brother to speedy LUNAR QUEEN appears to have come to hand, there is urgency to race as is evident from the from the tracks. RESOUNDING GLORY ran in a terms race, has done nothing so far, the tracks are fast. ASPIRING SEVEN is a winner of two races who may run a forward race. CHAR CHAND has got an opportunity to score as it can not go beyond this distance for a win.CHILI CHOCOLATE had flopped as a favorite with the foreign jockey, can not be fancied.

CHAR CHAND-RESOUNDING GLORY-BORN TO SHINE

2. AMAZING FLORA has become a different horse after being sent over a more appropriate trip. HENRY’S SECRET won well & the tracks are indicative but it is moderately bred. RED SHIFT who has placed in both runs gets another chance with a better jockey, may not stay the trip. LIVE IT UP was a fine 2nd, it has won a 1600m before, can surprise the 4 year olds. LATVIA was a flop show, the handicap is good for this better pedigreed filly, may redeem now.

LIVE IT UP-LATVIA-REDSHIFT

3. LOWNDES SQUARE is from ZYNA’S GLORY line, the tracks indicate precociousness. LAMPON impressed in gates. CAYENNE would have gobbled up the fancied pair in its last run but for an ordinary ride by the jockey, should win as a season’s certainty at cramped odds today. RUGGED BEAUTY is full sister to the impressive BORN FREE, the tracks are good, the trainer is very ordinary.FOND APPROACH may be out for a run only.

CAYENNE-RUGGED BEAUTY-LOWNDES SQUARE

4. ABLE ASSOCIATE is a good type who has to handle a poor handicap. STAR OF WASHINGTON is a well bred who has been well prepared for a crack in class race after not being up to it in terms race. DESERT RULE who has impressed in both wins may again run a good race. UNDUE has tracked well in company of FLEETING ARROW. TIMELESS TREASURE is bred to stay, it has been unlucky so far, APPU who is not finding any winners has a good handicap chance on this one.

TIMELESS TREASURE-STAR OF WASHINGTON-DESERT RULE

5. AURELIAN has a mediocre field to race aginst, this horse has the best initial speed to unsettle all. QUEEN’S GUEST could not match up with the mature runners in last run, may fight out now. MERCURIAL is showing lots of speed in tracks. LOGAN’S RUN is in fine form. QUEEN RANIA won well and has a good chance for an encore as she ios in finee fettle.

QUEEN RANIA-LOGAN’S RUN-QUEEN’S GUEST

6 . Something is brewing with SUNNYLAND, may run a fighting race. ALCMENE who was very impressive in its initial racing career is showing out in works, may win with the try handicap jockey. SUPREME SPLENDOUR is pleasing in works. DASH TO CASH was an impressive 2nd, has a good jockey to force the issue.

ALCMENE-DASH TO CASH-SUPREME SPLENDOUR

7. This race has got many unfit horses running, it is easy to disregard them. SCRAMJET is a well bred who is tracking well. CLOUSEAU is as named, not likely to win despite a try jockey. OPPRIMO is impressive in tracks, the gates were fast. LOCK AND LOAD is working well.

OPPRIMO-LOCK AND LOAD-CLOUSEAU

8. GLORIOUS PRINCESS has run with better types, can win from the front. SMART N SPECIAL may benefit from the handicap jockey. LADY BANKS is a well bred speedster who has a fight on hand. YOUR DESTINY has been given a couple of runs.

GLORIOUS PRINCESS-LADY BANKS-SMART N SPECIAL


DAYS BEST=====CAYENNE

DOUBLE=======CHAR CHAND & OPPRIMO

BRAHAMAPUTRA FOR ROYAL CALCUTTA CLUB TROPHY

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

DELHI RACES

A well fiiled card awaits race goers at Delhi today with the performers likely to be dominated by the champion trainer at this centre. For the first time Delhi owners seem to have purchased better blood lines than the mediore breeds available around the capital. The maidens are as well bred as at any other centre and this should be an encouraging sign for furthur improvements in standards of racing at the capital.
An interesting dillema for the followers of form is the track works given in the last one week. Many horses have been worked well without being probed by the time-keepers and thee track reporters due to the thick envelop of early morning fogg over the expanse of the race course.

SELECTIONS

1. ALL WELL ENDS WELL is by a well performing sire GASWAR who has done very well in last couple of years, the horse looks in fine trim. ASHWA PRAGGYA is well bred full brother to CAPRIOSHKA, the colt may need more distance to perform. TAKE A CHANCE ran well enough in both outings, he is bound to be the favorite based on last good 2nd. The dam of TAKE A CHANCE was a very speedy mare. CHOICE FOR EVER is showing good speed in tracks, has been prepared well SEX BOMB is a very well bred filly who has speedy COMMON LAND as the brood mare sire, the dam TEMPT ME has produced black type winner in TEMPT ME NOT, the preparations are good for the filly to go all the way.

SEX BOMB-TAKE A CHANCE

2. VAGABOND won a maiden's race & is now running in class with an allowance jockey, may improve. HELLO DOLLY tried to outwit the field with a terrific front run at longer odds last week, may place again. DAZZLING FLAME is notable in tracks, it was a very easy winner in last run, may repeat. SHE'S A MELODY who had done nothing for long was a comfortable 3d in last run, this mare may surprise as she has lots of speed. ENI has a try jockey for a place try.

DAZZLING FLAME-SHE'S A MELODY-HELLO DOLLY

3. RAINBOW SHINE is working noticably, the rider is ordinary.MY WINNING LOVE is working well. SILVER SHINE looks in fine fettle.TIME AND AGAIN has been on the tracks everyday, looks good for a place try. WILD WIND is a late maturingwell bred who is showing out in tracks, should be the one all have to beat. YOUNG ANNA was a good 2nd in last run, will try to win in thispoor lot.

WILD WIND-YOUNG ANNA-SILVER SHINE

4. BRAHAMPUTRA is the champion North Indian horse who looks good even with the crushing weight, he has been kept in fine fettle. EL DORADO is a very speedy type. TRINITY is in fine trim. GIN AND TONIC is a very impressive speedster who has won six times in 11 appearances, the horse is bound to make a start to finish bid. RUBY ROSA has come down in scales, the tracks are fine, may need more distance.

BRAHAMPUTRA-GIN AND TONIC-EL DORADO

5. PARAMOUNT who was an easy winner has been kept in good shape by regular tracks, can defy the penality. HIGH OPINION ,an aged horse is appealing in works. GANGA JAL is another winner who is showing signs for an encore. STUNNING ROSE is a horse with hype, it lost as an on money favorite, can not be sure of its class though the tracks are good.QUEEN AMEDALE ran well enough showing improvement in last run.

PARAMOUNT-STUNNING ROSE-HIGH OPINION

6. SHUBH SHUBH is a good type who has been given works in the thickest of foggs , looks likely to land a gamble. ASHWA PADDMA looks fit. TRUSTED FRIEND is working well, looks improved , the jockey is ordinary. DREAM DEBUT was painstakingly prepared and given a run, the jockey switch gives him a good chance to score. ORIENTAL SPEED is a well bred horse who is looking good in the tracks.

SHUBH SHUBH-DREAM DEBUT-ORIENTAL SPEED

DAYS BEST=====BRAHAMPUTRA

DOUBLE========WILD WIND & SHUBH SHUBH

STAR WAVE FOR BANGALORE OAKS

Saturday, January 3, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


1. REAL MAGIC ran a forward race in last run. GEM OF GEMS has STARFIRE GIRL as the grand dam, the gates are suggestive. HATSUHAANA is full sister to FLEETING ARROW , she is tracking well & with a poor opposition should romp home as a favorite. SMARK COOKIE was prepared well & given a run where it veered out badly.

HATSUHAANA-GEM OF GEMS-REAL MAGIC

2. GOD’S WILL is a late bloomer, it appears to have come on a lot after its first run. WAY TO FANTASY may be tried in this poor lot. SILVER PARIS is a front running type. ZIGGY STARDUST is tracking well.

GOD’S WILL-WAY TO FANTASY-ZIGGY STARDUST

3. TIME FLIES is by the speedy sire, the gates are O K. MOMENT OF THE DAY is showing lots of promise in works. SECRET CHARM , a full sister to XIAMEN was an easy 3rd, should do well on being tried. RASHIDA , a full sister to SOLID SUCCESS, ran a forward race, should fight it out.

SECRET CHARM-RASHIDA-MOMENT OF THE DAY

4. MAJESTIC STRIDES had started to run only in the straight, should like the trip now. STAR OF MARMALADE is one of MAM’s hopeful this year, this brother to MYSTICAL appears to have come to hand, should be a good thing. SUN GOLD is a place hopeful. CORBETT is by a staying mare , the horse is showing out in works. AGILITY is sister to SWEEEPING SURPRISE, the last run has braught her on.

STAR OF MARMALADE-AGILITY-CORBETT

5. PELIKANO , a full brother to the Stayer’s Cup winner ARABIAN KNIGHT has been judiciously prepared, should go all the way. ROYAL CONFIDENCE has handicap disadvantage vis a vis SUPER SPEAR who has won twice start to finish, the rider may fight on. TERN ME ON is shining in tracks, has a fight on hands.

PELIKANO-TERN ME ON-SUPER SPEAR

6. ABS FABS is not bred to stay.ALL MY COLOURS won as a good type, the breeding is for distance. STAR WAVE had beaten the hopefuls here in Mysore 1000 G, when finishing on strongly, the distance gives her a fair chance. CHIMERIQUE was a good 2nd to SUCCEEDING STAR, may stay on well. ICE BREAKER is the top handicapper whom all have to beat, staying over the trip is the only worry.

STAR WAVE-ICE BREAKER-ALL MY COLOURS

7. EASY has come down a class to a weight which it has carried for a win before. ROYAL TREASURE looks short of work. ASTOUNDING BLUE is pleasing in works. ZAFAR was a noticeable 2nd in last run, has a good jockey. GIFT A DIAMOND is notable in tracks.

ASTOUNDING BLUE-EASY-GIFT A DIAMOND

8. ALYCIA has an allowance jockey who can hit the front for a getaway. HAWAIIN SUNRISE who has not earned anything for long has come down in class. MISS MARVELLOUS has a try jockey. BLACK SPLENDOUR may run a better race here.

HAWAIIN SUNRISE-MISS MARVELLOUS-BLACK SPLENDOUR

9. SANGINI has come down in class, the try jockey gives him a chance. CASINO ROYAL is working well. JERSEY POWER has been a flop so far, the rider has lost touch with winners. SUDDEN THUNDER has run with better types. ON THE DOT was a good finisher in last race. CIBONEY is pleasing in works, the owner is picking up races regularly.

CIBONEY-ON THE DOT-SUDDEN THUNDER


DAYS BEST=====PELIKANO

DOUBLE=======GOD’S WILL & ASTOUNDING BLUE

RHAPSIDON SNOW FOR NEW MILLENIUM CUP

Friday, January 2, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


1.RAY OF SUNSHINE is tracking well, the sire is known for speed only, but the competition is weak. QUIET ACHIEVER is a maiden even at six, has a chance as it ran well enough in last second. PRINCE NORBERT has not tracked since placing 4th. PRETTY N FAST looks improved from the gate practices.

RAY OF SUNSHINE-QUIET ACHIEVER-PRETTY AND FAST

2.AFFIRMED CROWN flopped as a favorite, the tracks show improvement. MIND ME has been given a run, can surprise. SOLITARY CHAMP is moving well in works. SILKEN THOMAS may improve on the faraway 2nd to DESERT RULE. SUN DEVICE is being sent over the correct distance now, should be able to warm up at this handicap.

SUN DEVICE-AFFIRMED CROWN-SILKEN THOMAS

3. AHIRA won well, has an allowance jockey to hit the front & try to run away again. WIN PRETTY BABY has a try jockey, may run on board. CLOUSEAU is running in a weak company for first time, may run a better race with the claimer jockey. REIGHNING MONARCH has been given a couple of gates, may be tried at these weights.

REIGNING MONARCH-AHIRA-CLOUSEAU

4. FLAMING LAMBHORGINI is a game horse at this distance. FANTABULOUS PRINCE can always place, it does not pass front runner hence it never wins. STONE OF DESTINY is best on handicap, can win based on last run, has a bad habit of missing the jump. AXIOLOGY is maintaining form.

STONE OF DESTINY-FANTABULOUS PRINE-FLAMING LAMBHORGINI

5.BOURBON KING, the champion horse has been well prepared, the weights are the only worry. SPLENDID SURPRISE needs more distance. RHAPSIDON SNOW is in top fettle after the last run, should fight outfor superamacy with the champion. WOMAN ON TOP never shows consistency, may run an improved race under the experienced jockey.EINSTEIN is working well, the trainer has done well with mature horses.

RHAPSIDON SNOW-BOURBON KING-WOMAN ON TOP


6. VALID EXPECTATIONS is in peach of conditions, should run a fast forward race. LUMIONOUS GOLD won easily, has a more mature jockey for an encore . CALMING INFLUENCE was given a questionable ride in last run after its odds drifted, the tracks of this speedy pedigreed horse are very indicative. REPIQUE who has run with better horses is coming out of a set back, it has beaten CARTWHEEL who has beaten this lot. FOREVER MARK was a heartbreaker in last run, may improve.

CALMING INFLUENCE-VALID EXPECTATIONS-FOREVER MARK

7. BLINK ran an encouraging 3rd with youngsters, the top weight does not install confidence. MANGALYA PRARAMBH was a good 2nd to a speedy type winner, now the distance suits. MILAGRO may show improvement as it was out for an airing last time. MADAM RICH was a comfortable winner, can improve. RIVER ISLAND has another chance at low weights to get his second win in career which is long overdue.

RIVER ISLAND-MANGALYA PRARAMBH-BLINK

8. GRIS RAPIDE is a speedy type, will hit the front. SPARK OF CLASS is in good condition, may sprint well if kept up with pace. KAJURAHO has got capabilities, may run a forward race. IMPERIAL APPLAUSE has low weights, it is a winner of two races, can upset.

SPARK OF CLASS-GRIS RAPIDE-IMPERIAL APPLAUSE


DAYS BEST=====CALMING INFLUENCE

DOUBLE=======RHAPSIDON SNOW & RIVERE ISLAND

LYCIA FALCON FOR RCTC NEW YEAR'S TROPHY

Thursday, January 1, 2009

KOLKATTA RACES


Wishing all Racing enthusiasts a very Happy & fruitful year. May you remain on the winners list.

1.LADY PEPPERONI-HYMN STAR-RACING RUMOURS

2.HOWLING WOLF- BAY MAGIC-PENNY

3.AXMINSTER-QUOAR-OUR DRAGON

4.GOLDEN CELEBRATION-EXCLUSIVITY-SHAKSHAM BABE

5.QUANTAM OF SOLACE-GREAT HEART-SWISS KING

6.LYCIA FALCON-ARISTOTLE

7.DEVILISH –FAST LOVE-SECRET MOVE

8.SHE’S SUPERB-BODY AND SOUL-BEST OF THE BLUES


DAYS BEST====QUANTOM OF SOLACE

DOUBLE======AXMINSTER & DEVILISH

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