1. HOBSON’S CHOICE is a sparingly raced horse who has the best rider in the lot, may be tried. SOVIET MELODY is decently bred and comes into reckoning based on 4th to FRIENDLY BOND and some notable tracks. GOOD GIFT is working well and has a try jockey. CHAR CHAND is down in scales , has been backwards for too long, may run well.
SOVIET MELODY-GOOD GIFT-CHAR CHAND
2. CHAMPS ELYSEES has been given a number of tracks, may get on board as the rider is smart. SKY GLIDER is by a flop sire from a speedy mare, has been caught napping in the strait , hence may find it difficult to last out. BUGGATI has shown improvement in tracks, should be fighting out for the sporting owner. SWEET CAROLINE is very well bred, was a good 2nd to SUNSPIRIT and is working well , the new jockey may start off with a win.
SWEET CAROLINE-SKY GLIDER-BUGGATI
3. COLOUR OF JOY has not been tracked but is down in scales, the experienced rider may hit the front. PRECEPT has a poor jockey, has worked well. BLACK BEAUTY is being scrubbed in tracks, will be tried. SARATOGA has been running some encouraging races in the winters, can get on board. YOU’RE MAGNIFIQUE runs after a very long time, the tracks show fitness for race.
COLOUR OF JOY-BLACK BEAUTY-SARATOGA
4. LOVE CONQUERS ALL was an eye catching winner in a poor set up, the weights and the jockey are a worrisome. STORMY RED is a well bred brother to LOWNDES SQUARE and goes over the ideal trip, the rider is average. MISSONI has a good jockey, the tracks are decent, should run well. CROWN VISION is catching the eye with impressive tracks and was a good winner in winters, should progress well. WALTER may run well, the trainer needs to earn something for his hapless owners now.
CROWN VISION-STORMY RED-MISSONI
5. SPARK OF GOLD has weights to worry about, he is a decent stayer and runs with a good chance, he had beaten TIMELESS TREASURE conceding more weight than now in a runaway manner last year. TIMELESS TREASURE has worked well and the rider is good. GLORIOSA is the Calcutta Derby winner who now faces top class horses, the low weights may help. HILL OF GRACE is working well, has not won over a trip though.
GLORIOSA-SPARK OF GOLD-TIMELESS TREASURE
6. FLYING TRICOLOUR is speedy horse, has an average trainer. LITTLE SPLENDOUR has won at higher weights in this class and then gone off form, the works are suggestive. GIFT OF LOVE has worked well and may be involved. SOUTHERN GLADIATOR can upset, he is due for a win this season. DIMSUM is an average bred with a good jockey. ELOISE is the horse from the top trainer, has good bloodlines and won at Mumbai despite running green, has been well prepared. FRIENDLY BOND is by a good and speedy mare and has shown keen tracks.
FRIENDLY BOND-ELOISE-LITTLE SPLENDOUR
7. SPARK OF REVERENCE has been shaping up in trials, distance is an issue. SPEAR HEAD is the best performed who should account for this average field if he is fit, the tracks are confirmative. NATIVE TALENT has run decent races last summer and may start off on the same note again. RUBY LEGEND is at low weights, the stable horses have been in background for some time.
SPEAR HEAD-NATIVE TALENT-SPARK OF REVERENCE
8. TRUE IMPRESSION had comprehensively won the last start and should be keen to gobble up JORIKI once again. JORIKI is a hype horse, has strong tail line in breeding, the dam was average. The horse is tracking like a good type, the last defeat puts dampeners on today’s chances. CORLEONE may run well. AMBER STAR has an allowance jockey at bottom weights.
DAYS BEST===CROWN VISION
DOUBLE=====SWEET CAROLINE X SPEAR HEAD
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