1. FIRST N IMPRESSION comes out better than ELEGANT FASHION based on previous runs. ENI has been a bit backwards and can not win. PRINCE KAISER won despite bandaged legs and may repeat even in this higher class.
PRINCE KAISER-FIRST N IMPRESSION
2. GANDHRAJ goes with a statutory winner’s penalty, may run well as the field is very weak. CROSSWORD should be able to reach the other end safely based on the previous runs. DREAM PROSPECTOR is a place candidate. GOLDEN BALLERINA who is tracking well appears to be the lowest ranked at handicap in the country.
3. THE ROCK is going over the favored distance with the best jockey. SUN DANCER has won well at this distance before. Punters who have TAKEN A CHANCE with this daringly named horseone have profited a lot this season, this ordinary purchase has made loads of money for the trainer cum owner. JUST LIKE A WOMAN has been breaking the heart mostly, belongs to the favorite’s stable but still has a handicap chance.
JUST LIKE A WOMAN-THE ROCK-TAKE A CHANCE
4. MIRACLE MAKER who beat TIME AND AGAIN is very tight on handicap , the jockey is known to defy penalties and force repeat wins on such situations. RAIN DANCE who placed in last run has a try jockey. SIRTICA has been prepared well. AFREEN who has tracked well may surprise.
5. NORTHERN PRINCE has been sharpened up well after the last easy win. WINNING CHICK has been dealt with very kindly by the handicapper who has dropped her quite a bit. MORE THAN A WOMAN won without many betting friends, has a try jockey. QUEEN AMEDALE has benefit of some easy runs. ZABARDAST got caught near the finish in last run, has been tracking well.
WINNING CHICK-QUEEEN AMEDALE-ZABARDAST
6. SONIC BOOM is a place candidate. GANDIVA is tracking well after the last suggestive run. DESERT FALCON is going to win very soon, the distance is the issue. CRYSTAL PISTOL looks improved.
GANDIVA-CRYSTAL PISTOL-SONIC BOOM
GOOD BETS==WINNING CHICK and GANDIVA
LONG SHOT====JUST LIKE A WOMAN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:27 AM
1. STUD OF GOLD is speedy who has an allowance jockey for a runaway attempt. ASHWA PRAGGYA has been prepared well, should fight out. SHAITAN was abcked down un necessarily last time, looks one paced. HEAVENLY ANGEL has been bought down, the tracks are fast and the jcokey is safe.
HEAVENLY ANGEL-ASWWA PRAGYA-STUD OF GOLD
2. Straight fight between FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR who was a good winner and the inform SO FAR SO GOOD who was a start to finish winner and maintains form.
FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR-SO FAR SO GOOD
3. I am not convinced by the run of SHE'S SEXY last time, she can do it. TRINITY is a very speedy filly who has run forward races. DEGAS is likely to run a forward race. SENEGAL is the four year old with the best form.
4. A very open race, with many poorly performed participants. On previous runs, KATMAI has a decent chance. KOHINOOR EMPIRE is working very well and this full brother to LOGAN'S RUN and ELEMENTTO ANGEL appears speedy. BRUSTIC BRAVE has been sharpened up well. SEX BOMB has been disappointing so far.
KATMAI-BRUSTIC BRAVE-KHINOOR EMPIRE
5. SINGH IS KING is a flop horse, can not be backed. GANDH RAJ ahter last week's run needs to be backed. DAGGER'S POINT has been tracking, looks good on handicap. DAZZLING LIGHT who could do nothing at Bangalore has been tracking well.
DAGGER'S POINT-GANDH RAJ-SINGH IS KING
6. CHARG AWAY looks good on handicap, the jockey is poor. CAVALARY BRIGADE maintains form. REAL SCOTCH has got the best jockey. THE DUKES won well as a favorite, should improve. YOUING ANNA should like the trip.
REAL SCOTCH-THE DUKES-CAVALARY BRIGADE
SHOUD BET====FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR and SENEGAL
CAN BET======HEAVENLY ANGEL and KATMAI
MAY BET=====REAL SCOTCH
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:59 AM
1. ROYAL BANK has been running some encouraging races, has a try jockey. STORMY RIVER has some semblance of form, this jockey does not have many backers. ACRIDIAN who is well bred , led and exhausted in last run and after the dismal show of SHEZA STAR yesterday he can not be fancied. FLIP YOUR DESTINY who is suddenly looking keen in tracks has the handicap advantage.
FLIP YOUR DESTINY-ROYAL BANK-ACRIDIAN
2. CASPIAN SEA is a “langra” horse who is somehow looking fine in tracks, can not be backed. SUN DEVICE does not have initial speed, may like the distance. XEL may be a gamble horse. DIAMOND SHOWER has been given 25 tracks by this third class rider turned trainer, no runs since long, any body’s guess?
XEL-SUN DEVICE-DIAMOND SHOWER
3. BROTHER IN ARMS may find the trip a bit weary. BUCK PASSER JUNIOR is knocking for a win. DANTE’SD PEAK won well and can be fancied for a repeat. NEW PASTURES should stay the trip well at low weights.
BUCK PASSER JUNIOR-DANTE’S PEAK-NEW PASTURES
4. CRACKJACK belongs to a trainer known more for packing his horses, has the handicap in favor. TELEMACHHUS is tracking well. HALLMARK is a speedy type who has a good jockey. MAN UNITED is a reasonably performed runner.
5. SPRING A SURPRISE was a very noticeable finisher in last run. APPROACH has been meticulously prepared, this well bred brother to SILKEN CLARE and AUTOGRAPH should run well. YOU’RE A STUD a poorly named horse from a badly performing trainer can run a forward race. SPARK OF MARCHADOR is looking good in tracks, this half brother to DEDICATION should be in reckoning today. TELSTAR showed out in last run, will go for win now. Somehow NOBLE SACRIFICE looks a bit off in works.
SPARK OF MARCHADOR-TELSTAR-APPROACH
6. ROYAL AMBASSADOR has not been able to break the shackles after such deliberate preparation during the season, deserves a last chance. MOTHER’S PRIDE was given a loosing ride last time as the stable favorite was to win. TALK OF THE DEVIL is being scrubbed for response. FULL SPEED is due for an upset now. SPARK OF GOLD has been in tremendous form, may continue to win.
SPARK OF GOLD-ROYAL AMBASSADOR-MOTHER’S PRIDE
7. ABOLINE is a good sprinter who is in top form. ALACRITY , a fine type, was pulled by the notorious rider last time to facilitate the stable favored runner to win, he is catching the eye in works. SPRINT STAR has the fly in jockey, the distance is the issue for this good type. D’ARTAGNAN was the most impressive winner in recent times who has a tremendous form and hype, should be followed.. CHINTZ won the last race in no nonsense manner, this sister to black type CAMARIOCA should run a fighting race.
8. SUPERYACHT is in good form for an encore. ROYAL AMBER has been badly handled by the connections, should have moved up in class long ago. SPRINT STAR is in good form. SUNNY GOLD is impressive in trials, this jockey is surprisingly not firing at his home turf .
SUNNY GOLD-ROYAL AMBER-SUPER YACHT
9. PLEASANT PRINCE has been sharpened up after a lot of rest, watch for the money flow. DARK TAN was a good leading runner who has a positive jockey switch. SHEER GOLD has an allowance jockey. VOODOO MOON may try a repeat with allowance jockey. VOICE OF INDIA is another one looking for repeat win.
PLEASANT PRINCE-SHEER GOLD-DARK TAN
10. KINGDOM OF DREAMS is tracking well. ENDURING SPEED has been tracking fine. RAI’S FORTUNE is well bred brother to SCHNELL, the owner has a ggod breed here, can the trainer do justice? CORLEONE ran green in inaugural run, should win after the rest as the tracks are notable. COORG HONEY should run a good race.
CORLEONE-COORG HONEY-KINGDOM OF DREAMS
SHOULD BET==SPARK OF GOLD AND PLEASANT PRINCE
MAY BET=====BUCK PASSER JUNIOR, SPARK OF MARCHADOR and CORLEONE
CHANCE BET=FLIP YOUR DESTINY
WILD BET====FULL SPEED for place
1. LET THE RIVER RUN has a habit of jumping out slow, otherwise has a decent chance. SILVER PARIS has been given enough tracks, may run well. AWESOME FIGHTER was a comfortable start to finish winner who is maintaining form for an encore. NON STOP CANNON is tracking fine, has got to improve.
AWESOME FIGHTER-LET THE RIVER RUN-NON STOP CANNON
2. APOLLONAIRE is brother to the speedy BECKHAM, the rider has a good chance for a frontal assault. SPARK OF SOLERANO is brother to MING , the preparation is suggestive. ISHIBEYENA was given a mock before the easy run, can show improvement at the end of the season. GAME DANCER is brother to speedy HOOFBEATS, impressed in gates.
APOLLONAIRE-GAME DANCER-SPARK OF SOLERNO
3. This race is a handicapper’s delight with SARMAIDAR being the key, most of the runners have been beaten narrowly sometimes or the other. ENDURING STAR appears to be recovering from the set back, the tracks are good. SAPTASHWA was packed last time, can not be fancied at such a short interval. THE LAST SAMMURAI had overhauled SUNNY COLOURS in the last 100m during summers, looks likely to do so again. ONE has the potential to go all the way.
THE LAST SAMMURAI-SUNNY COLOURS-ONE
4. SHOTGUNN is by the speedy combination of parents, the tracks are fast and he is bound to be in the fray. NOX is by the fine late sire who has impressed me a great deal with his crop, I am sure the fine breeder Mr Brar must be ruing his bad luck for the early demise of this most speedy sire. This horse should be hard to beat after an impressive debut run. SPARK OF HANOVAR is full brother to RARE AND PRECIOUS , the trainer has not been able to get him going. REGAL MAGIC has to continue with the fighting efforts she has put in her last two runs.
5. ARISTOS won with authority but the penalty is very sizeable. DINESA is in wonderful form. MERCURIAL has been tracking well, has a good jockey. CART WHEEL has the handicap to advantage, needs to be ridden for win. RIVER ISLAND has a tendency to be at the back initially, can make a race of it s he is fine form.
CART WHEEL-ARISTOS-RIVER ISLAND
6. FANTABULOUS PRINCE refuses to pass the leading horse. READ MY MIND is tracking very well. AFEA is the only ride of the fly in jockey, the distance is a bother for this 1200m specialist. CANNAVARO is a game horse, a bit out of form. GAME FIGHTER has been steadily prepared.
7. RADER’S SUN is a mulish horse, he is the best of all at these handicap today despite the fact that he has a most ordinary jockey riding him he needs to be backed after the fine performance in last run. TINA’S TRIUMPH has a partnership with this rider, has run well often and appears in form. AWESOME BEAUTY has enough speed to go all the way with the foreign jockey. HAWAIIN SUNRISE is working well.
RAIDER’S SON-TINA’S TRIUMPH-HAWAIIN SUNRISE
8. BLINK has a good jockey., the tracks are suggestive. MADAM RICH has a average jockey , the horse is at a striking handicap. CARABINNERI, brother to CARLOS who ran a blistering race yesterday may run alike as is evident from the preparations. MILAGRO is an end of the season type, should perform well with the good jockey after the good preparation.
9. RISING HERO is in fine form. NEARCO MASTER should once again run a forward race. FLY FOR SURE has been given some tracks after long by his lazy trainer, may run well. SHEZA STAR is outstanding in trails, all have to catch this one.
SHEZA STAR-NEARCO MASTER-FLY FOR SURE
MUST BET=====APPOLONAIRE and SHEZA STAR
MAY BET======RAIDER’S SON and CARABINNERI
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:15 PM
1. CHIETAIN has been tracked by this very rider for the last one month, this well bred can win if ridden well by the allowance jockey. FIREVAULT ran a neat 2nd to WEIZHOU, the tracks and the rider indicate that the betting stable are going to be excited about their chances. ES SIDER who has disappointed against better types has an outside chance here with a strong rider. ELEMENTTO CODE and MAGICAL MANTRA have faraway hopes to be on board.
CHIEFTAIN-FIRE VAULT-ES SIDER
2. TAANUSH was a noticeable runner last time, now he goes over the ideal distance. DIVINE is being made to run in such a short time, that also over a staying distance, very questionable? DESERT DUST who is a decent stayer has a good jockey.
3. WEIZHOU won as a good thing, may repeat in higher class also. YOUNG OFFENDER won early without being bet upon, now the connections are anxious to gain from the horses form, looks tough on handicap. CARAMEL is going over a bit more from the normal. SHARE MY DREAMS has been given a run, the distance suits.
WEIZHOU-YOUNG OFFENDER-SHARE MY DREAMS
4. MISCHEVIOUS TROT who is in fine form has an edge in handicap. WAR OF ATTRITION is a roarer, unreliable for bet. KISS AWAY may run well, it has been kept in shades. ENCOURAGEMENT is being scrubbed for response in tracks., the rookie can do it at these scales.
KISS AWAY-ENCOURAGEMENT-MISCHEVIOUS TROT
5. BLUE THUNDER is the best bred for speed, the tracks are not very encouraging. STARFALL is full brother to MISCHIEFINHISEYES, the tracks are good. STRAUSS who is showing out in works is the brother of black type ROMANTIC KNIGHT. CRÈME DE LA CRÈME has matured with runs, should place.SEA ANGEL has been resting only, no tracks?
6. RIVER DANCER has been well penalized for last win. MONOPOLY was a pleasing winner who has the advantage of form and age. SPIRITUALL at this sharp distance may not win. SCHNELL was a very impressive winner who has the benefit of rest and a mock race.. ENCELADEUS has yet to display the tremendous turn of foot of younger days, appeals on last run, but the owner may still go with the younger one of the two horses.
7. PREMIER QUEEN is speedy and in good form. COSMIC FLOWER has to win any day, it is due. GOLDEN SPURS has been well prepared. CRESPO ran a forward race .
COSMIC FLOWER-PREMIER QUEEN-CRESPO
8. THEODOROS has been sharpened up well. PHOSPHOR was purposely given a loosing ride as a favorite, that is an old habit of this trainer, has a chance to rebound. DOUBLE DELITE is being asked questions in tracks, should fight out. STRIKE IT RICH has a new kid on top.
CAN BET=======TAANUSH and DOUBLE DELITE
MAY BET======COSMIC FLOWER
AVOID========FIRE VAULT, DIVINE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:28 PM
1. BEFORE YOU has come down in class, can upset. DOLTON POWER belongs to unreliable connections, it looked packed in last run under the good jockey. HERO’S POWER is trained by a third rate trainer, most unreliable connections, the distance is bit sharp. ROMARIO has a decent chance with the good jockey. SANGREAL is working well.
DOLTON POWER-ROMARIO-HERO’S POWER
2. RAPID FIRE appears to fire well today, the tracks are indicative. FIRST IMPRESSION may place as he is good form. REAL SCOTCH is being regularly scrubbed in tracks by this jockey. FANTASIO BURINO has to get over the niggles.
RAPID FIRE-REAL SCOTCH-FIRST IMPRESSION
3. FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR has nothing to beat here, the rates will be the only issue. RAINBOW SHINE appears to be fit. GANDHRAJ ran a poor race yesterday. RAIN DANCE is working towards fitness.
FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR-GANDHRAJ-RAINBOW SHINE
4. ROBI KUONGA appears to have recovered from the shins, should need this run. SUBROOS has come to hand, is likely to run well now. SUCCESSFUL DREAM is being urged for response in works. OUTSTANDING has caught the eye in some of her forward runs, should benefit from the top rider’s fierce nudgings.
5. ASHWA PRAYAG appears over raced. FLYBY is a speedy type with the best jockey atop. MRIGNAYNEE ran very well in fillies trials and once again gets to cross swords with RITHAMBARA who is the best at weights, unfortunately the rider is nothing to wrie home about. OEF TOUBA was suggestive in one of his runs. SAPPHIRE has worked well before the last run, may improve as the breeding is for speed.
6. DREAM DEBUT has had an amazing run in last two months, always running into money. THE ROCK and SUN DANCER ,both definitely needs more distance. QUALITY ASSURANCE has the capabilities but has often proved unreliable. JUST LIKE A WOMAN needs to be given another chance with the fly in jockey.
JUST LIKE A WOMAN-DREAM DEBUT-QUALITY ASSURANCE
MUST BET=====FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR
SHOULD BET==RAPID FIRE
MAY BET=====JUST LIKE A WOMAN
DONT BET====THE ROCK
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:35 AM
1. DEEDAR has been subjected to long preparation and then given a run. SILVER SHINE is a speedy type. BARCHETTA has come down a lot, last run was encouraging.GAMATI has the fly in jockey, does not impress.
2. BLACK HAWK is in forward condition. LITTLE CUT is very pleasing in tracks. GANDH RAJ won at these weights under this jockey last year. CROSSWORD is an enigma, leads and flops near thew finish line. DREAM PROSPECTOR is being scrubbed for response in works.
GANDH RAJ-LITTLE CUT-CODE WORD
3. TIME AND AGAIN has a poor field to tackle. MELODY MAKER is a stayer with the winning type stable jockey. ENDLESS STRIDES is the gamble horse here.
ENDLESS STRIDES-MIRACLE MAKER
4. TAKE A CHANCE has an outside chance being the only ride of the champion jockey. METTALIKA was most impressive winner in colts trial stakes. SUNEHRA PARINDA is working well. BLUE LAGOON who is tracking well has the handicap in favor, the rider is a big worry.
5. SILVER PEG is in fine form. TRUSTED FRIEND lost a certain race due to a very ordinary ride last time, the rider switch may be noticed. GORGEOUS BLUE is working well. DARLING LOVE has a rookie jockey.
TRUSTED FRIEND-GORGEOUS BLUE-SILVER PEG
6. ASHWA PANAMA is a winner of a maiden's race at Pune, the tracks are encouraging. SONIC BOOM for some reasons is not being sent over a bit more the distance which is most suitable for this horse. GANDIVA is a speedy type, worth a chance if the rider scores for the connections early on. DOON BOY is in cracking form, impressed in gates. LOPARA is the long shot.
GANDIVA-ASHWA PANAMA-DOON BOY
CHANCE BET====ENDLESS STRIDES
DOUBLE=======GANDH RAJ to GADIVA
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:13 PM
1. ILLUSIONIST was rushed too early and lost as an on money favorite, the rookie jockey has a task on hand. FRENCH KISS was an easy finisher in FLARING SON ’s race, has the correct rider now. DUTCH ART is by a good mare, the trainer doesn’t track his horses ,that gets him good odds at times. HIGHLAND QUEST may run better at this distance. NONIOS needs to be given another chance.CHOPSANI should win some day.
FRENCH KISS-NONIOS-DUTCH ART
2. FOREST FLAIR could not catch up up with the so far best juvenile VERSAKI, hence he looks to be a good bet here. SEA TREASURE won well, has to fight out. LUSTY is half sister to WAR CHILD , she is being scrubbed in tracks. LYRICAL LASS is full sister to BELLA, has an encouraging pedigree, may run a good race.
FOREST FLAIR-SEA TREASURE-LYRICAL LASS
3. CHEVRON who does not run two consistent races was a runaway winner, the distance will suit him. MATATA PRIDE has improved with each run, the trip should suit this well bred. FLARING SON looks difficult over a trip, the bloodlines are for sprinting, but who knows?
4. RED INDIAN has plenty of speed to go all the way. FLAMING ACE who is well prepared is at a stiff handicap[. ATHENA covered ground to be a good 2nd. ROMANTIC IMPACT is due for a win, the low weights may suit.
ROMANTIC IMPACT-RED INDIAN-ATHENA
5. DIVINE has the potential, has been held back. BELLA was a comfortable winner who is improved. GIANATASSIO had an easy run, looks at a good handicap. PATEK PHILLIPPE had impressed in Pune, why so much gap, the trainer can only answer.
6. SEA STORM with an ordinary jockey denied CZAR ALEXANDER to pass him, now with a clever and strong jockey he has the opportunity to fight once again at stiff handicap. SECRET PILGRIM was a comfortable winner who is fine trim.
CZAR ALEXANDER-SECRET PILGRIM
7. VERSAKI has the class and blood lines to win the top event as a favorite. GYPSY MAGIC who won a 1400m well at Bangalore has the services of a top fly in jockey. SHIEKHA blew away the field in a very fast race over a sprint, the blood lines are encouraging. QUEEN’S COLLECTION has worked well after coming here with a win at Bangalore. MIGHTY CRUSADER is full brother to STAR WAVE, he is most improved after the last hampered run.
8. GOT TO GO is working well. LA JOIE DE VIE is in fine racing form. CENTRE OF ATTENTION has a weak jockey. ITSRACINGAFTERALL with two mocks can go all the way. BOURBON QUEEN has broken the hearts of the connections many times, the trainer is known for spoiling well breds. HIGHLAND WARRIOR won in a poor field, has a chance to encore.
HIGHLAND WARRIOR-ITSRACINGAFTERALL-LA JOIE DE VIE
9. BORN DESTINY has come down in scales, he is working well. EXOTIC STAR has a positive rider switch. ARES is a very poorly named horse who is a poor finisher. KNIGHT OF WINDSOR and PSYCHIC POWER are two costly horses produced by classic type mares who have not nixed well with the controversial sire CHINA VISIT. Both horses have two mocks each, makes it an interesting event.
KNIGHT OF WINDSOR-ARES-BORN DESTINY
MUST BET=====FOREST FLAIR
SHOUD BET===GIANATASSIO and CZAR ALEXANDER
COULD BET==ROMANTIC IMPACT (B/W), VERSAKI
MAY BET====ITSRACINGAFTERALL and BORN DESTINY for place.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:31 AM
1. LUNAR LUST has been tracking for long, number of gates has kept her in fit condition, looks like another one who may be backed down like COMPETENT SOLDIER yesterday. LITTLE SPLENDOUR is impressive in tracks, should run a forward race. SPARK OF CLASS is bound to contest today as he is an end of the season type. VAYU PUTRA is in fighting form.
LUNAR LUST-SPARK OF CLASS-LITTLE SPLENDOUR
2. SAVANNA PRIDE took down lots of money in last run, may improve with the rider switch. MISTERE TROOPER is due for a win after the last two suggestive runs. SPREAD A SMILE is likely to contest the issue with the allowance jockey. GRACIAN is in fine form.
MISTER TROOPER-GRACIAN-SAVANNAH PRIDE
3. DISTINCTLY AHEAD has not delivered as expected after such fine start in the career. POETIC was a tame 2nd to the too good RARE AND PRECIOUS. VALID EXPECTATIONS has been sharpened up, the worry is he may bleed. MARCEGALIA won in a start to finish canter last time, handicap is the issue.
VALID EXPECTATIONS-POETIC-DISTINCTLY AHEAD
4. DIAMOND HUNTER was declared lame before the start and two days later he galloped to be eye catching in works. Something is fishy, I can not back such horses where doubts are created publicly. BOURBON KING has not been seen in tracks. DINESA is showing amazing fitness for his age. ACQUITAINE showed speed and made the handicapper’s look foolish in last run, needs to be supported till beaten.
5. FAIR OPTION is tracking very well, better than OWN VOICE, may be another one from the stables who is going to be fancied quietly today. DREAM PARK showed lots of class in last win, needs to be followed. FLEET INDIAN was an expensive failure, may improve. CORBETT is going to improve, she is well bred.
DREAM PARK-FAIR OPTION-CORBETT
6. RARE AND PRECIOUS won with authority, should win again. MIGHTY HEART has not been true in all his runs, shaped like a winner last time but has a puller jockey who did so to this stables good thing yesterday JUST IN TIME is a good type, won in a smart sprint, may repeat. PHOENIX REACH is attractive in trials , may go close at low weights.
RARE AND PRECIOUS-JUST IN TIME-MIGHTY HEART
7. CLASSIC CHARGE looks too good based on his last run, the last work shows he is ready to strike. ALL RISE should improve being brother to ROYAL FLASH and SOLID BLACK. GLORY TO DANCER belongs to a set of people who are most unreliable. SPARK OF ILDERIM may run a forward race as she is tracking consistently.
CLASSIC CHARGE-ALL RISE-SPARK OF ILDERIM
SHOULD BET====LUNAR LUST, RARE AND PRECIOUS & CLASSIC CHARGE
COULD BET==== DREAM PARK
MAY BET======ACQUITAINE (BOTH WAYS)
WILD BET=====FAIR OPTION(BOTH WAYS)
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:24 AM
1. The TIROL colt FLYING FLAME was a game 2nd in last run, with the allowance jockey
he has a decent chance. FANTASY KNOT had shown some promising track work in winters, the rider has a fight on hand against the claimers. VOODOO MOON is tracking well. CORUS has come down to a level from where he has to figure on board .
FLYING FLAME-FANTASY KNOT-VODOO MOON
2. SPICY STAR who has been on board in all recent runs has a strong jockey. THE SPARTAN is in fine condition and should be looking for a repeat after the easy victory. NOBLE KINGDOM has not lived up to the expectations from his fine blood lines, for some reason he appears to be held back, the tracks are very good. FLAIR QUEEN with the rookie jockey appeals on handicap.
FLAIR QUEEN- THE SPARTAN-NOBLE KINGDOM
3. SAPTASHWA looks too good here after placing against four year olds. EL GORDO runs best under non try jockeys. ALCHESAYE has not won for long, has a stiff job here. ORIENTATION won all the way as a good thing, should put up another good show.
4. MISS HONEYDEW is a consistent type who may run on board. GLORY BOUND has been a failure so far. SEASON’S GREETINGS is in fit condition, may surprise. COMPETENT SOLDIER has been well prepared.
COMPETENT SOLDIER-SEASON’S GREETINGS-MISS HONEYDEW
5. ROYAL BANK ran an encouraging 2nd. JERSEY ROCK was a determined runner over a trip, the latest tracks are encouraging. SO MUCH MORE was a disinterested finisher in last race, has a try jockey now. SPANDAU BALLET is in fine form.
JERSEY ROCK-SPANDAU BALLET-SO MUCH MORE
6. VIRTUOSO is good in tracks, a trip over 1400 would have been ideal, however it ran a great first race against TANZANITE. STEP IN STYLE is from a roguish dam, does not appeal. CRUISING is by a speedy mare, the filly impressed in a fast gate practice. LEAVE IT TO ME is a challenging name, the best bred filly who is full sister to RUBEN STAR and SPECTACULAR QUEST has been groomed for an impressive debut.
VIRTUOSO-LEAVE IT TO ME-CRUISING
DOUBLE=====COMPETENT SOLDIER and JERSEY ROCK
1. GAME OF TALENT has come down in class, the rider can force a win here, as the horse has come down a lot. THE RIGHT MAN is at the right handicap and should run a forward race. FREE SPIRIT is being scrubbed in works. RATNAVALI appears to have overcome thee fitness problems.
GAME OF TALENT-FREE SPIRIT-THE RIGHT MAN
2. IMPERIO is a well bred horse , he had given suggestion of a win at Pune. RAN BANKA may run a better race than last time. FOREST NATIVE is being urged for response in tracks. ELEMENTTO TRANCE may place again.
IMPERIO-FOREST NATIVE-RAN BANKA
3. HIDDEN DRAGON can go all the way with this try jockey. STUD OF GOLD is the only runner here who has won in class III. PARIS HILTON is a speedy type. NEED FOR SPEED had easily beaten KAI before being braught down in a frivolous objection, the win of KAI in higher class last week is an indicator that NEED FOR SPEED is too good on handicap.
NEED FOR SPEED-HIDDEN DRAGON-PARIS HILTON
4. SNOW BLIND is a speedy type who has been well prepared. BLUE DAFFODILS is in fine form. EL BUNDUQ has run close to SNOW BLIND at level weights, now the weight difference can be exploited by this speedy type. MOON STORM won well, can improve.
EL BUNDUQ-SNOW BLIND-MOON STORM
5. MR GREEDY is in top form to look for a hat trick. RAQUEL has the handicap and age against her. BALANCE DE POWER is likely to run a good race now as it has been sharpened up well. MYSTERIOUS STAR has the handicap in favor, can win from the front.
MYSTERIUOS STAR-RAQUEL-MR GREEDY
6. SECRET ADMIRER was an easy winner who is a good sprinter and is working very well. CYCLADES has a rookie jockey. SWEPT AWAY has been decently tracked after an easy run. EKHABINSKYA won well and may surprise though she definitely needs a longer break. IL DIVO has run with better types, has the weight advantage in this scurry.
IL DIVO-SECRET ADMIRER-SWEPT AWAY
7. ORIENTAL MAGIC has been well prepared. VISIONARY is a well bred brother to black type RAY OF LIGHT, the tracks are encouraging. AMORE MIO is well tracked. HEREAFTER showed out in works, this sister to ROAMING FAME and QUEEN RANIA may make an impressive debut.
8. DANCING DYNAMITE showed lots of guts and was a gaf unlucky in the 2000 Guineas, all would watch his progress. HIGHLAND CROWN has run in open class, now he takes on the classic types. SET ALIGHT should win easily again.
SET ALIGHT-DANCING DYNAMITE
9. CLASSIC RULER is extremely good in tracks. COURAGE UNDER FIRE was a comfortable winner in lower class. NYSSA is a failed favorite, she covered a lot of ground in a fast finish. VICTORY STAR is improving.
CLASSIC RULER-COURAGE UNDER FIRE-NYSSA
10. AMARANZA may win despite the age. ARABIAN POWER is likely to contest after the last 4th. JOHNNY BRAVO is in good form. PRINCESS SAMEERAH is a place candidate.
AMARANZA-ARBIAN POWER-JOHNNY BRAVO
DAYS BEST===SET ALIGHT
DOUBLE=====NEED FOR SPEED & IL DIVO
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:36 AM
1. RULE OF LAW is a speedy type who is being pressed for response in works, looks to run a forward race under the rookie jockey. ANEMOS is working well. THE TEMPEST impressed in gates, the mock race was forward but this rider is well known to loose races on well backed forward by charging into the straight and draining the horse. EASTER LILLY is a speedy type who placed in maiden run. Best option would be to play only place in this race as the favorite may be running for the bookies.
THE TEMPEST-EASTER LILY-RULE OF LAW
2. LITTLE WARRIOR is a got abroad who is shining in tracks. BLUE DANUBE is sister to speedy MONOPOLY and is likely to fight for win. The place contenders could be CRÈME DE LA CRÈME and RIVER ROUTE who is a very well bred but certainly needs a trip.
LITTLE WARRIOR-BLUE DANUBE(JODI)-CRÈME DE LA CRÈME
NORA has a good turn of foot, has the class to win at top weight. INDIAN SUMMER has been a keen competitor in his runs, the distance suits. FALCON CREST is a well bred who should improve with age.
3. NORA-INDIAN SUMMER-FALCON CREST
4. CABRIOLLET is a very well bred colt, he is three part brother to ZURBARAN and ARTOIS, the tracks are good. LONE MONARCH is a well bred got abroad who is the best from the trainers lot of five horses entered for this race. ASTRAL FLASH was a pleasing 3rd, has a good jockey. HARMONICA showed lots of fight in going down to the good type FOREST FLAIR, all have to catch her. SEA QUEEN is sister to the top sprinter PALLAZIO, may show out.
HARMONICA-LONE MONARCH-ASTRAL FLASH
5. BLUE JAY was a very impressive winner who is a candidate for repeat. DAFFODILS is a speedy type who can run away from them all. GLOBAL SPIRIT may run well. HIGHLAND MUSIC is three parts brother to D’ARTAGNAN who smashed the field yesterday at Bangalore, the tracks indicate fitness.
HIGHLAND MUSIC-BLUE JAY-DAFFODILS
6. MONOPOLY is a speedy type, may place. AMBERROGIO would like a bit more distance. FAIR TACTICS has come on after the couple of runs. PREMIER PERCEPTION is a speedster in fine form . ALGO MAS with a mock race appeals on handicap.
ALGO MAS-MONOPOLY-PREMIER PERCEPTION
7. OASIS STAR is the champion sprinter who is in top condition. RHAPSIDON SNOW is a very versatile horse in tremendous form. The place candidates are AVEC PLAISIER, , LAGO MEDIO and ANGEL’S GLORY.
OASIS STAR-RHAPSIDON SNOW-ANGEL’S GLORY
8. NOBLE PRINCE is in peak fitness. YANA may rebound after the lack luster run MAXIMISE is the winner of 11 races, has a good reputation at Hyderabad.. ANGELIQUE should like the low weights.
9. CAVARDOSSI should stay well. WESTERN CHALLENGE has often flopped. EQUALITY is at a tidy handicap. BLACK PHANTOM is a stayer. THANDA is a big failure.
10.BLACK PARTRIDGE may place only. MYSTERIO is going to last over the full distance some day. SIOUX CHIEF is at a good handicap. WINGS OF ANGELS may run on board.
SIOUX CHIEF-MYSTERIO-BLACK PARTRIDGE
DAYS BEST===OASIS STAR
DOUBLE=====HIGHLAND MUSIC & NOBLE PRINCE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:25 AM
PS-After three half money or thereabouts favorites obliging yesterday, today may be a day to watch out. One of the main reasons is that a very controversial rider P S Chauhan who is well known for riding for shady trainers is riding on some mounts who are likely to be active in betting rings. With the season coming to a close and with most foreign riders having packed their bags the turf maybe at the mercy of some waiting gambles. Also the days card has three races for juveniles , some of them are running with hope and hype for the first time.
1. SAVY CONCEPT has been tracking from the start of the season. This half brother to good types HABAT and REFLECTION OF GOLD has a strong rider to take him all the way. MISSY MOONLIGHT was a good beat on the opening day of the season, looks a bit improved. BRUNETTA is full sister to good sprinter ONE MISSION, the mock race and preparation is indicative. The rider is not a winning type. RUSSIAN DANCER a half brother to VERY BONAFIDE IS TRACKING FAST.
SAVY CONCEPT-RUSSIAN DANCER-MISSY MOONLIGHT
2. DARK TAN is capable of running a forward race, has a try jockey. MISS MARVELOUS was a good 4th, the jockey is very ordinary. IMMORTAL has been always backed this season, remains a maiden. GARA FLUID has placed in last three attempts, may fight out.
DARK TAN-IMMORTAL-MISS MARVELOUS
3. LIVE IT UP won all the way as a good gamble in Mysore, it would be tempting for the connections as the field is very ordinary. NEW PASTURES has been well prepared, has won at higher weights than the ones today last year with Suraj on top. PRETTY N FAST is tracking well.
NEW PASTURES-LIVE IT UP
4. DARK HORSE belonging to a lowly trainer has been well tracked and given a few runs, may be a good thing as it won handsomely on backing under this jockey before. BORN BEAUTY has a strong rider. RISING HERO will look to win after the last promising run. SATIN WOOD has a try jockey.
DARK HORSE-ROYAL HERO-BORN BEAUTY
5. ROYAL AMBASSADOR has been tracking very well, it could not win despite a good jump in last run, needs to be supported again. REFLECTION OF GOLD had a very amazing run in MARK OF GIBRALTAR’S win, the people who studied this race will surely tip him as the days best today. RIMPUCHE has failed to deliver in last two runs, he is unreliable for win. FANTABULOUS PRINCE is fantastic at placing only.
REFLECTION OF GOLD-ROYAL AMBASSADOR(JODI)-RIMPUCHE
6. LOWNDES SQUARE is by the good type mare, he is going over the correct distance and should be fighting out. DARTAGNAN, the friend of the famous three musketeer has been painstakingly prepared by the top trainer, the dam had won the Indian 2000 Guineas at odds of 20’s. Looks good after the tremendous Gate Practice. BLUE DEW is bred well, will definitely improve with the rider switch. SUN GOLD and PORTABELLO are also hopefuls for a good performance.
DARTAGNAN-LOWNDES SQUARE-BLUE DEW
7. CHINA TOWN a full brother to CAIRNDHU has been well prepared. RUBY LEGEND has to fight out, looks difficult. GUSTAVO is tracking well. KRIPA is a place hopeful. RUGGED BEAUTY took down a load of money last time, the trainer is unreliable.SYSTEMATIC is full sister to black type AMORINA, the tracks are impressive.
CHINA TOWN-RUBY LEGEND-SYSTEMATIC
8. NEED OF THE HOUR is maintaining good form, is very stiff on comparative handicap. CRACK JACK is a place type only. WAR HEAD has raced with better lots, time has come for him to earn some doe for the owner. SUPER SONIC has been tracking well.
WAR HEAD-SUPER SONIC-CRACKJACK
DAYS BEST====CHINA TOWN
DOUBLE=======NEW PASTURES & REFLECTION OF GOLD
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:57 AM
1. SUPERYACHT has been tracking for ages without a run, looks to be fit, why no race only trainer can tell., may win in this weak field. YOUR DESTINY may build up on last place. SUPERLATIVO has a try handicap jockey. KALYAN is at tidy weights.
2. The dilemma for racing public is when two fancied runners belong to the same scheming connections with dubious background. MOTHER’S PRIDE has definite edge after good runs behind some top horses. SUCCEDING STAR who won a graded race at Hyderabad and who is working well may be the stable fancy. The misery is further compounded when one sees that the two riders are also cousins. Make your own choice. FULL SPEED has got to earn some money, may run a forward race.
MOTHER’S PRIDE-FULL SPEED
3. I have a hunch that MUDEER POWER who has been kept backward on a purpose can go all the way with the claiming jockey for the small time trainer. YAMAGUCHY has been a let down and seems to hate a fighting run. AHIRA is impressive in gates. FLIP YOUR DESTINY has been kept under wraps.
4. ARISTOS ran poorly in 2000G, looks stiff at handicap. CALMING INFLUENCE is a sprinter but was the fastest moving at finish in last run. VAN DE STAR is a front runner. EDMONDO has a good jockey , the tracks are good.
5. STAR OF MARMALADE is the full brother to the celebrated MYSTICAL, the victory over 1400m in maiden attempt confirmed that he is a hopeful for bigger races, the preparation is fine. REGAL GLORY by that top mare MOMENT OF GLORY was a runaway winner in sprint, he is the one all have to catch as the tracks are very suggestive.
REGAL GLORY-STAR OF WASHINGTON
6. NATIVE TALENT was backed down confidently last time but folded up against the challenge of GLORIA in last run, needs to be given another chance. The one who can really trouble the field is HIGH GLEAM, half sister to the speedy STAR STRIKE, the 2nd behind DREAM PARK was a good effort. SPARK OF OLDENBURG ran a poor race but may place now. ALARIC has worked well.
HIGH GLEAM-NATIVE TALENT-SPARK OF OLDENBURG -(VERY GOOD JODI)
7. MAC has run with better types. KANDIATE is in good form. ROYAL FLYNN made mockery of the handicap in winning easily last time, has a strong jockey to go for the hat trick. SUNNY’S CONNECTION is a gamble horse who has to show true merit some day. STAR BLUE will try to place again.
SUNNY’S CONNEXION-ROYAL FLYNN-MAC
DOUBLE=======REGAL GLORY & EDMONDO
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:46 AM
1. BOLD BABE is the new name for the often failed filly, has a strong rider. DEVILITTO is another well bred who is being scrubbed in works. TALK OF THE TOWN has the benefit of a mock race but definitely needs a run. NONIOS belongs to a very mediocre trainer, the horse was a good finisher at Pune. Though the rider is a rookie, it has a chance.
2. FANTASTIC FLAME is a game horse for staying trips. TAANUSH is an aged horse who is pleasing in works. MILES AND MORE remains my favorite to win this race as he has not been tried in last run.
MILES AND MORE-TAANUSH
3. HIGHLAND GLORY was a good 3rd to EXUBERANCE. The lack of a race run is the only thing against this horse. The only competitor appears to be CHAMBERLAIN was a good winner on debut who will be vying to repeat, the tracks are good. EKHABINSKYA is in forward form who can place again. ADDICTION who is at low weights has a weak jockey.
4. FIRED UP has to tackle the handicap. KA CHING has the right distance to go over under the try jockey. CLASSIC STAR appears improved after the hard faught win. WALKING TALL is working well, the distance may be a bit long.
CLASSIC STAR-KA CHING-WALKING TALL
5. CALLING THE SHOTS had stunned the field last time, may encore. PROCYON is a capable horse, no works? SOCORORO is going over the right distance. KAI should not have been awarded the last race, can not win here.
SOCORORO-CALLING THE SHOTS-KAI
6. HUGO BOSS is a game horse for this distance. CZAR ALEXANDER and OUR EXCELLENCE appear to be the two main candidates here. OUR EXCELLENCE has better class whereas CZAR ALEXANDER has the advantage of the handicap and an easy run last time. The victory of OUR EXCELLENCE at Pune was very good and he has the first say. CALL TO ARMS showed return to form in last run.
OUR EXCELLENCE-CZAR ALEXANDER-CALL TO ARMS
7. DUKE OF WINDSOR with a couple of runs and a solid track comes into picture with rider switch. This half brother to ASTREA is shining in tracks. IJLAL is working well. RIVER PRIDE is brother to ARISTOS, needs the run. ESTEVEZ is looking good in tracks. ROCKEBY VENUS is the one who was well prepared at Pune and has been given a couple of easy runs.
DUKE OF WINDSOR-ROCKEBY VENUS-IJLAL
8. TEMBUNG was an easy runner who has handicap in favor. GRACES is a failed favorite. STRIKE IT RICH is working well, the jockey is not a winning type. HI DOLLY has a rookie but can run a good race as it has capabilities for upset.
8. WEIZHOU the changed name may not fool the public, the last run as GOLD QUEST was notable. FRENCH KISS is the only other contender here who was a good 2nd in a sprint but should go well over this trip also. For place one could consider either ALEXUS who is bred to stay or RATTLE the full brother to URUJ who appears to be fit. AMERICAN IDOL is another one from the lot who may run on board.
DAYS BEST====DUKE OF WINDSOR
DOUBLE=======OUR EXCELLENCE & WEIZHOU
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:26 AM
1. PALADIN who was a good type racer two year back has come down a lot, has the top jockey for a try. TRUSTED FRIEND could not make it all the way under the fly- in jockey, has maintained form, may place though the jockey is ordinary. ORIENTAL SPEED is a well bred who has the handicap in favor, the jockey against Rajinder is a poor option as they are from the same camp.
2. BLACK HAWK the only horse left with this trainer has a chance to place again. PRINCE KAISER is a well bred gone wrong, may run a forward race now as the competition is weak. GAMATI has a place chance only. LORD BARON has been knocking for a win, may do so at this handicap.
LORD BARON-PRINCE KHAISER
3. JEWEL HUNT ran a good second, needs distance as per pedigree. The jockey is a negative switch. RAWSON is by a speedy mare, the rider is hopeless. SUBROOS can run close up front after hard runs in last couple of outings. TAKING OVER is by the speedy sire, the preparation is strong and the jockey will be keen to get a win after the failures yesterday. DAYTONA BEAUTY was not given a proper run in fillies trials, her earlier run was suggestive. This sister to WORTH A GOLD has a good chance here.
DAYTONA BEAUTY-JEWEL HUNT-TAKING OVER
4. DREAM DEBUT has been in good form this season, the step down in class places him well. SUDARSHAN CHAKRAM is a good type who defied the handicap last time. KING CHALLENGE has run with better types, the handicap appeals. JUST LIKE A WOMAN is due for a win.
KINGS CHALLENGE-JUST LIKE A WOMAN-DREAM DEBUT
5. HIGH OPINION has come down with every run, may score before retirement. SO FAR SO GOOD is attractive in trials. ASHWA PRABHA could not run well yesterday, looks to have got cheesed off by the aweful stable conditions at the capital as compared to the PUNE layout. DEEDAR has the services of good jockey after a solid round of preparation.
HIGH OPINION-DEEDAR-ASWHA PRABHA
6. MY WILD LOVE is a failure who has Rajinder repeating. PHI remains a maiden, has a good chance like most times. VISION REMANIS has worked well, can upset as he has won in higher class last year. DREAM PROSPECTOR appears a bit improved
VISION REMAINS-MY WILD LOVE-PHI
DAYS BEST======KINGS CHALLENGE
1. SPECTACULAR WIN is a winner of four races who has a try jockey. CRYSTAL PISTOL has been knocking for a win, the set up should see him score. SILVER SHINE is tracking well. ASHWA PRAGGYA should benefit from the gate practice.
CRYSTAL PISTOL-ASHWA PRAGYA-SILVER SHINE
2. TAKE A CHANCE is at a stiff handicap. DIVINE HEIGHTS was a good gamble last week, may place again. FUTURE CALCULATIONS has not run as to the expectations of the connections so far, may run a forward race. GORGEOUS BLUE has been braught down and well prepared, can win if ON . DARING LOVE won with authority and has been kept in fine trim.
FUTURE CALCULATIONS- GORGEOUS BLUE-DARING LOVE
3. CONFIDENTIAL LADY has been maintaining form after the last win under a non try jockey. AVTAAR has stiff penalty for last hard faught win. THE DUKES comes into reckoning on his last 2nd. WATER WAVE likes this distance and should vie for a place.
THE DUKES-CONFIDENTIAL LADY-WATERWAVE
4. ROCKING STAR is going for all the big money for the juveniles as stakes, should win at cramped odds. ASHWA PRAYAG was given a senseless ride by M Narredu in last run, can fight out. ENYA is bred to stay. RED REEF is sister to good types RED CAT & GOD’S OWN, the rider gives her a fighting chance at low weights.
ROCKING STAR-RED REEF-ASHWA PRAYAG
5. GANDIVA may try to run on board. MORE THAN A WOMAN has the top jockey, the preparation is fine. ROMARIO is in fine form. ASHWA PRABHA is tracking well, she was a faraway 2nd to the too good CLARION CALL at Mumbai, should be a good thing here.
ASHWA PRABHA-MORE THAN A WOMAN-ROMARIO
6. DOLTON POWER was a runaway winner who should repeat. SONIC BOOM has a fighting chance. FANTASIO BURINO has recovered from his medical problems, needs the run. HIGH RISING is due for a win.
DOLTON POWER-SONIC BOOM-HIGH RISING
DAYS BEST====ROCKING STAR
DOUBLE======ASHWA PRABHA & DOLTON POWER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:13 PM
1. JOLTEON looks good on handicap, the distance suits. CHOPSANI has come to hand and should place again. TRY YOUR LUCK has a forceful rider. TRIBAL WARRIOR is a winner of six races and at low weights under a try jockey.
JOLTEON-TRY YOUR LUCK-CHOPSANI
2. GENGHIS KHAN is a beaten favorite. WELLS FARGO ran well in placing last time, has a chance to win. CHARLIE PARKER is the joker in the pack, may win some day at good odds only. JOHNNY BRAVO was eye catching in last run , has a better ruder to score.
JOHNNY BRAVO-GENGHIS KHAN-WELLS FARGO
3. FORCE OF LAW won at good odds, now the handicap is stiff. TELSTAR was a close 4th, has a good jockey for this distance. ARES was an unlucky looser, deserves another chance. BORN SPECIAL definitely needs a run, the win at Pune was impressive.
4. CAMEO is a fast type, may need this run. INSITE SOUL appears to be for 1000m only, the handicapper should have caught up with him. FIRE WITHIN was a good winner who can repeat. STAR ATTRACTION won well at Pune, the mock race was suggestive.
STAR ATTRACTION-FIRE WITHIN-INSITE SOUL
5. SALUTE THE STAR had an educational run, is bound to run a forward race with the top stable jockey. GLORIA is half sister to RUNNING BULL who is impressive in tracks. JACQUILINE is by a speedy sire, the preparation is suggestive. RIVER GLORY is half sister to decent type NOBLE VIEW who has been tracking well at Pune and here, may run well., the tracks are fast. STAR CROWNED is by a speedy and classic producing mare, needs this run.
RIVER GLORY-JAQUILINE-SEE THE STAR
6. AMBERROGIO may place at the best. SPIRITUALL is a good type who has been sharpened up well. SPITZ was a fluent winner , may be stiff at handicap. PILLATUS lost to SPICA who went on to win in highest class, may be supported on that count.
7. The examination of the top contenders shortens the list to a few. AUTONOMY has beaten most of them, the last victory over DANCING DYNAMITE was hard fought. RED ROMEO who beat him last year was struggling to beat a very mediocre field and appears to be a shade off. FLEETING ARROW is the top rated horse for this distance, may shock the field. PHENOMENALE , the crore costing filly has done very well by winning the Pune Derby comfortably and is going to be the prime contender for this race.
8. LA JOI DE VIE has a stiff weight to carry at this distance. FLARING SUN won handsomely but the dam was a pure sprinter only. YOUNG OFFENDER has an outside chance after the last win. ECSTATICA impressed in her runaway win, needs to be supported again.
ECSTATICA-YOUNG OFFENDER-FLARING SUN
9. PALME D’ OR is in fine form SUDDEN IMPACT has been sharpened up well, will need to fight hard as the handicap is stiff. WILD TORRANNADO is an upset candidate. CATALYST is at the right weights to run a good race. PRETTY COMMISSION needs a bit more of distance and may be a run.
SUDDEN IMPACT-PALME D’OR-PRETTY COMMISSION
10. SARJE RAO appeals in this set up for a place. WIND STORM is speedy, the jockey is weak. MODESTY has a try jockey. HIGHLAND FLAME has weak field to tackle, should be backed. HOLD THE THOUGHT has a poor jockey
DOUBLE=======ECSTATICA & HIGHLAND FLAME
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:09 PM
PS-Often it is seen that at the end of the season some good gambles are landed by scheming people concerned with racing. As per my reading of the situation, the trainer of THE CONTENDER was soft on his horse as his main jockey was going against at good odds for his father’s horse. The result of the race was a win for the leading rider who completed a good double for his father’s horses at good odds. The favorite was not going to win was evident by the way the rate was shooting up in closing stages of betting before the race, and accordingly the horse folded back after leading before time in the straight.
The other turn about came in the last race when the heavily backed favorite belonging to a dubious person (who was well known for poor performance of his wards when he was a trainer) was suddenly being considered a good thing beat and the rates rose from 60/ 100 on to 90 / 100 on. Accordingly the horse was kept well back in a very poor field and to make everything convincing it was flying when the post was a bit out of reach.
1. AFFIRMED CROWN has a good handicap chance, it has run with better horses, the owner is having an awe full time lately, may try the horse here. PINNAKINI may find the distance out of reach. COUNT THIS got beaten by a nose and took down a big load of money of the connections, may be tried again. FESTINO is working well and should be involved at the end.
AFFIRMED CROWN-FESTINO-COUNT THIS
2. BADGE OF HONOR is likely to be involved after demotion in class with this good jockey atop. SUDDEN THUNDER has won at these weights before but there are no tracks and the jcokey is not very strong. WAR CHILD was a well beaten lethargic favorite, the added distance may not help. AMAZING FLORA is maintaining form. BUCK PASSER JUNIOR was a close 2nd, the rider is weak. STAR BLUE looks good on handicap.
STAR BLUE-BADGE OF HONOR-SUDDEN THUNDER
3. EVENING RHAPSODY is in fine form. ROYAL FLYNN has been penalized heftily, difficult to repeat. DRAUPDI has the edge here, the rider is strong. COUELLE is a gamble horse who has to shock and win some day. FIERY BUSSINESS may place again.
DRAUPDI-ROYAL FLYNN-EVENING RHAPSODY
4. SUPER SHA has a load of weight to carry, he is working well. KHAJURAHO is a capable horse who has a chance here. MARCEGALIA has a handicap jockey to hit the front and try to win. JOIN THE PARTY has not been tracked, can upset. SPARK OF CLASS has come down a lot in scales.
KAJURAHO-SUPERSHA-SPARK OF CLASS
5. DIAMOND HUNTER has shown tremendous turn of foot in his last couple of wins at good odds. Today he looks awesome on handicap and should be an on money favorite. The tracks are good and the prize money fabulous so he should be ON. LADY ONE who has been tracking very well is likely to hit the front to go away, she should win easily if DIAMOND HUNTER doesn’t respond for some reason or the other.
DIAMOND HUNTER-LADY ONE
6. ACRIDIAN who is very well bred failed as a favorite in summers , the horse has been well prepared. The other well bred with a similar story is SHEZA STAR who is very attractive in works. WAY TO FANTASY and CHILLI CHOCOLATE have a chance to place.
SHEZA STAR-ACRIDIAN-CHILLI CHOCOLATE
7. TELEMACCHUS has a handicap jockey and is going over the correct distance. PRINCEVILLE can upset. STORMY RIVER has a try jockey for first time after stable/owner switch. SUNNY GOLD is a good type who got badly interfered last time.
SUNNY GOLD-PRINCEVILLE-STORMY RIVER
8. After the win of SUPERB STYLE yesterday it is difficult to look beyond SPRINT STAR who is much better than the stable mate. He is running against a comparatively poorer field hence the only question is what rates can be obtained for this well placed colt. TALISKER who is eye catching in works has a rookie jockey. ISINBAYEVA may run on board. CUTE ANGEL can also try to pick up some stakes.
SPRINT STAR-TALISKER-CUTE ANGEL
DAYS BEST====SPRINT STAR
DOUBLE======AFFIRMED CROWN & SUNNY GOLD
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:53 AM
1. FLEET INDIAN is working very well and impressed in gates. This half brother to BROWN SUGAR looks likely to fight out for win in maiden run. OXFORD VISION is a baught in foal son of INDIAN DANEHILL, the preparation is suggestive. GOING FOR GOLD is half brother to STAR SPECIAL, looks like she needs a run. COORG HONEY has been prepared well and given a run, the tracks are impressive for this half sister to COPERTINA.
FLEET INDIAN-COORG HONEY-OXFORD VISION
2. CAMELOT should improve consequent to the mock race, the distance is suitable. STAR ASSEMBLY should be involved at this distance, he was finishing on to the too good CHINTZ. LEONARDO has been decently prepared , the mock race was suggestive of a good performance in opener. NOX is well prepared, the tracks are speedy. NOBLE SACRIFICE was a forward runner against a good type GYPSY MAGIC, all have to pace her.
STAR ASSEMBLY-NOBLE SACRIFICE-LEONARDO
3. MILAGRO has been subjected to steady preparation, the mock race was run at a fluent pace. It has been a long time for GAME OF LIFE since he won. The preparation is solid. LUSH FOLIAGE is maintaining form. RAIDER’S SON is due to upset any day.
GAME OF LIFE-MILAGRO-LUSH FOLIAGE
4. SUNNYLAND has the handicap in favor, the last run with Allan on top was poor, perhaps to fool the public. SHISHAM is tracking well, the mock race should help. POWERFUL DREAMS has to perform after coming down in scales. ENFORCER belonging to a ‘only place type trainer’ has an outside chance to win, the jockey is not forceful. HAWAIIN SUNRISE can place.
5. SPLENDID SURPRISE is improved after some good track work. LIONHEART is at a very decent handicap to wreck the favorite. FANTASTIC QUEST has a tough job on hand, should get beaten. WEWSTERN COMMAND gave way to the stable fancy after leading well into the straight, has a chance to win.
WESTERN COMMAND-LION HEART
6. THE CONTENDER is knocking for a win. AFEA will be on only if THE CONTENDER falters. FANTABULOUS PRINCE who refuses to win has been given solid scrubbing by Fargeat in the tracks. MUCHO is going to earn some money soon.
THE CONTENDER-FANTABULOUS PRINCE-MUCHO
7. COLONEL DUFF belonging to an erst-while trainer is well prepared and has a good jockey. PANCHAKSHARI is bound to lead till the race hears up in the final yards. EVER SO CLEVER looks to be in fit condition, needs a bit more of distance. ZAFAR should place with the allowance jockey.
DAYS BEST=====THE CONTENDER
DOUBLE========FLEET INDIAN & COLONEL DUFF
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:15 AM
1.None of the four year olds have been over this distance. HIGHLAND QUEST is by the black type NATIVE QUEST and should get the trip. BLACK PHANTOM is full brother to AGGASITZ and has been given long gallops for preparation. MAGICAL MANTRA is by a mediocre sire but placed 4th over 2000m once.The one who appeals at these weights is SPARROW HAWK who looks good for this distance despite the age and a very poor trainer.
SPARROW HAWK-BLACK PHANTOM
2. CONGRATS is a contender for Oaks, the last two wins were impressive. HIGHLAND CROWN has won his two races impressively, has good breeding to make it three in a row as the handicap favors.
3. PALERMO is still a maiden at 7 years age, can not be fancied to win . PURE DEVOTION has a good rider repeating the ride. CAN CAN ran a good mock race, has not run for long but looks to upset. ADAM’S PLEASURE has come down in scales, he is the other candidate for win at longish odds.
CAN CAN-PURE DEVOTION-PALERMO
4. GAME OF POWER can improve upon the 5th in last run against four year olds. ASCELEPION appears to be fit, may win in this lot. CARAMEL is at an ideal handicap to run a good race. ADALLIA is being scrubbed in works.
ASCELEPION-CARAMEL-GAME OF POWER
5. CAPTAIN SMART is by a speedy mare and he is showing out in tracks. TITAN is by a precocious pr0ducing mare whose crops are very early winners. The full brother to ANGEL’S GLORY is notable in tracks and will run a forward race. FINFOOT folded back after a forward run last time, he is from a speedy sire. RIVER RULE is bred for more distance. SCENIC SILVER aptly named after the maternal sire SILVER HAWK is blistering in tracks, all have to catch her.
6. CLASSIC SPIRIT has been prepared and given a run. THE RIGHT MAN has come down in scales. VICTOR IVANOV is the upset candidate, back if bet upon by the connections. CENTRE OF ATTENTION has run with better types, appeals here.
CENTRE OF ATTENTION-CLASSIC SPIRIT-THE RIGHT MAN
7. OYSTER PRINCESS is good for sprints only, may not do well here. NIMBLE FEET who has not earned anything in last couple of years ran on board in last run. The jockey is an indication for a try now. ARKHOS is a game horse for this distance. ATHENA has been well prepared, gates and mock race etc show fitness. PRINCE LOCHINVA is the other one from the canny trainer who can run a good race at these scales.
NIMBLE FEET-ARKHOS-OYSTER PRINCESS
8. MRS JONES is from a speedy mare. ZEN has run max races, has the best credentials at comparison. BLACK PARTRIDGE has a poor breeding, appeals on handicap. FIRE QUEEN could not match up in last run, may improve.
ZEN-BLACK PARTRIDGE-MRS JONES
9. HIGHLAND BOUNTY is at tough handicap, can not win here. SIERRA VISTA is showing out in tracks, the dam was a black type winner over mid distances. BLADE RUNNER stepped up to beat MOONSTONE in a scurry, he has the class to repeat. MOONSTORM is by a failure sire, flopped after leading in last run.
BLADE RUNNER-SIERRA VISTA-MOONSTORM
10. ON MY WAY is well pedigreed, he is working well. HIGHLAND WARRIOR is a costly purchase who has been a big liability so far, may fight out under this top jockey. SIOUX CHIEF has been sharpened up well. This half brother to AASHIRWAAD should progress. SOLOR may run well.
SIOUX CHIEF-HIGHLAND WARRIOR-ON MY WAY
DAYS BEST===HIGHLAND CROWN
DOUBLE=====SCENIC SILVER & CENTRE OF ATTENTION
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:11 AM
1. DUTCH ART is well bred but no tracks?. ELEGANTE has tracked well, this brother
to DA VINCI can not be expected to win at this distance in maiden run. NYALA who placed for first time in last run is bound to be in the fray. DESERT DYNAMITE ran a poor race last time. ARISTOCRATICAL has a decent jockey , the weights are favorable.
2. WHITE HART LANE has been a big failure. SADDLERS RULE is half brother to one of those Indian breds who performed the best on being exported, ;ie’ SADDLE UP should run well in maiden run. The mocks should help. REGINA has beaten W H LANE before, can upset. PERSIAN POWER is tracking well, may go all the way.
PERSIAN POWER-WHITEHART LANE-SADDLER’S RULE
3. FLASHING FLAME was unlucky to loose last time. STAR CRUSADER looks good on handicap, but he is an unreliable type. MR GREEDY comes off worse against S CRUSADER, has good form. MYSTERIOUS STAR has won over 1600m , the only time it raced at this distance. He has beaten S CRUSADER convincingly at level weights when they raced together as youngsters.
MYSTERIOUS STAR-STAR CRUSADER-MR GREEDY
4. GENTLE KNIGHT has not come up as per his good breeding, looks improved in works. BLUE MOUNTAIN has the benefit of a mock race. VANTAGE has got a rookie jockey after a poor run. CLARION CALL was a runaway winner who is a repeat candidate.
CLARION CALL-BLUE MOUNTAIN-GENTLE KNIGHT
5. DIEGO RIVERA woke up late in last run, the tracks have braught him on. . RUBEN STAR is bound to get involved after the last 4th. VANQUISH should run close, he was good in his last run. COTAWOLD ARMS looks over raced. ANGELIQUE showed improvement in last run.
DIEGO RIVERA-VANQUISH-RUBEN STAR
6. The race looks like a rematch for FOREST FLAIR & VERSAKI. The former came from behind to challenge and nearly pipped the later. The win in a million also goes in favor of F FLAIR to score again. The thing in favor of VERSAKI is that the trainer is tops in getting juveniles to win, he is definitely the best in this country where as K Ganapathy is yet to prove himself. The other runner from VERGLAS, the sire is TORA BORA who is really catching the eye in works. RIO DEL RAY who has been prepared since sept 2008 is also in with a chance.
FOREST FLAIR-VERSAKI-TORA BORA
7. The only thing to bother about SET ALIGHT is the rates she can get for the punters today. ICEBREAKER who has won the Bangalore Derby in style is bound to give a fight for money,. At this distance even ORIGINALITY should be in reckoning for a pitch at the prize. ATTRACTRESS from Hyderabad has to find her feet against top quality here.
8. KIARA returns to race after a decent break. She had shown tremendous energy last year. The preparation is indicative. AVEC PLAISIER was a top quality sprinter who showed some glimpses of lost form in last run. ENGLEHART is showing plenty of speed in tracks. SPICA is in top form.
9. CHEVRON is still a maiden, can win first time based on decent last run. INDIAN SUMMER should run a forward race. EAGLE MOUNTAIN is a genuine stayer. MOUNTAIN KING looks good for place as this small time trainer has got a good jockey for try. THANDA may run better than before at this distance.
CHEVRON-MOUNTAIN KING-INDIAN SUMMER
DAYS BEST======SET ALIGHT
DOUBLE========DIEGO RIVERA & KIARA
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:05 AM