1. MYPETTHEHONEY has won at this distance at these weights before, she is down in class and can win. WAR MAJOR has an inform jockey. NONIOS was given an educational run last time by the rider, can strike well now. KIMAYA finished on at longer odds to finish an eye catching 3rd, will be tried today.
2. LAGO MEDIO is going to shock someday, has come down by heaps. FOREVER YOUNG was a smart winner who is in rousing form. IRISH QUEEN is due to win now. EL TROPICO was a good 2nd, looks tough on handicap.
FOREVER YOUNG-EL TROPICO
3. SWAHILLI has reeled off three wins against non contestants, should be had by some older horse now. PRIAPUS showed improvement in last run, has a good rider now. EQUIDAE has handicap chance, the distance is a bother. ROMANTIC IMPACT has run better than SWAHILLI last year, has lost form.
4. A large number of runners are out for a feel only due to the festive type environment on multi million day. FEONA was a gallant looser who has a jockey switch. SAINTS N SINNERS landed a good gamble in last run, the horse is good type and tracking well. ALIZE may run well in handicap group. GOLDEN GRACE may be tried on form. BLUE THUNDER is the costly one who is working very well, last run was below expectations.
SAINTS N SINNERS-FEONA-BLUE THUNDER
5. DOI MOI may run well as the distance suits. CAMBIASSO has stuck form like his elder progeny and is a much improved horse. FIRE VAULT has been liking this trip this season. CONFISERIE ran well enough in Oaks, has weights in favor.
6. BEAUTIFUL STRANGER is full brother to DANCING DYNAMITE and he is showing out in tracks. CAVALARY CHARGE is the speedy Bangalore challenger who has been given an easy initiation here. OCEAN AND BEYOND has impressed in both wins and should be a leading contender under the fly in jockey. STAR FUTURE is the best performed and very well bred whom all have to beat. KERINGDINGHAN impressed in winning a million sprint race.
STAR FUTURE-OCEAN AND BEYOND-KERINGDINGHAN
7. BRIGHT FUTURE was looking good for a win when the much better FLARING SON got him, has a chance here. OH CALCUTTA may run well. RIVER MEMORIES has got the top rider. VIBGYOR won smartly and is in good form. STAR CROWNED has not raced for long, ideal trip is a sprint.
BRIGHT FUTURE-STAR CROWNED- VIBGYOR
8. FINAL FURLONG is half brother to good type SUCHIMAN and is working well. AAWARENESS has the good jockey now and can deliver. CONSTANTIA remains hopeful after the last good run. ILLUSTRIOUS was a good 3rd who is tracking very well.
DAYS BEST====BRIGHT FUTURE
DOUBLE=======FOREVER YOUNG X AWARENESS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:20 PM
A very interesting occurence took place today at the Bangalore race course prior to the first race.There was an air of certainty about the chances of the favorite ABNOBA as apart from having run 4th before and tracked well it so happened that their was talk of the day being the owner's birthday . The horse was backed down to odds on and a fair volume of bets were accepted by the bookies. at cramped odds. During the horses parade in the paddock a couple of our wise trainers who were habitualy gossiping about the condition and chances of the runners happened to reason with each other that ABNOBA was looking fat and heavy and hence could not win.
Some very wise followers were quick to seize this information and there was a beeline for negative bets on the horse. From 85 /100 odds on the price shot up with each wager and in five minutes the horse was quoted at 4 to 1.
So much so for our trainers astute eyes and the very wise public who happen to be followers of gossip mongers .The fat looking horse shamed the whole lot by winning against a leaner looking lot.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 8:18 PM
1. DAY TRADER has put in some good tracks but goes with a very ordinary rider. SPARKLING CAT has worked well and looks speedy. ROSES SMELL SWEET belongs to the breeder owner who had a good double last week, the filly has been tracked well by the rider. ABNOBA has profited from the last run and this full brother to AUCHINLECH has a decent chance.
ABNOBA-ROSES SMELL SWEET-SPARKLING CAT
2. STAR LEAGUE comes into reckoning on last good run. ALL RISE is down in class, has a useful jockey. SUPER GIRL is tracking well. CUTE ANGEL is due for a gamble now. SMART COOKIE is a morning glory who has come down in handicap.
CUTE ANGEL-ALL RISE-STAR LEAGUE
3. ACCURATE is a failed favorite who has a below average jockey, the tracks are impressive. BALA’S GLORY is looking fit. YAS MARINA has been deliberately prepared for the opener, looks good in this field. BUGATTI ran well in his outings and has a definite chance with raw runners, the rider is not of the known caliber nowadays. LAD DIVA has the benefit of tracks and a mock race, the last spurt was good.
YAS MARINA-BUGGATTI-LAD DIVA
4. WAY TO FANTASY is a winner of 2 races running in a mediocre set. BOLZANO ran well last time, belongs to shady trainer. COLOUR OF JOY has a fighting chance. BLACK SPLENDOUR is in forward form.
COLOUR OF JOY-BOLZANO-BLACK SPLENDOUR
5. CAMMORA was a surprise winner, the well bred has a fight on hand. MAKE MY DAY was collared last time, has to improve to win over the added distance. SUN DANCING was a well backed favorite but missed her chances at the gates, the trip should suit. SALONI was a impressive 2nd in opener and showed much improvement in next run when winning comfortably, all have to deal with her.
SUN DANCING- SALONI-CAMORRA
6. FLAMING LAMBHOGINI is a fine handicapper who has won twice with this rider before. TIMELESS TREASURE may find the trip a bit sharp. DESERT RULE has disappointed this season, still continues to be in reckoning as the tracks are good. NOBLE KINGDOM is improved and can win if opening odds are not suitable to the owner for a negative bet, like the one allegedly taken yesterday on his horse POETIC who was eased from 2 to1 to 4 to 1 once the bookies smelled the rat. THE LAST SAMURAI is tracking well.
NOBLE KINGDOM-DSERT RULE-FLAMING LAMBHORGINI
7. DANTE’S PEAK has improved with age, has a load to carry. SPARKLING ADVENTURE is looking good for another win and the horse of the season if a 4th is achieved, the horse refuses to give up the lead. ENCHANTING STAR belongs to a lowly performing stable, has impressed in works. GREENS won well and can repeat on backing. RED AMBER belongs to an unlucky group of horses who do not perform to their ratings, has won under this rookie a year or so back. ASTOUNDING BLUE had won with this good jockey last year, watch out even now.
GREENS-SPARKLING ADVENTURE-ASTOUNDING BLUE
8. DARK HORSE has been an unlucky one, the distance looks beyond reach. SUPER SPEAR is a decent stayer who is looking good in works. HAGGLER has a decent chance to get on board with the current form. SOLITARY CHAMP is a failed favorite with a controversial rider on top. ATTATURK keeps running for the sake of reduction in grade.
SUPER SPEAR-SOLITARY CHAMP-HAGGLER
DAYS BEST====SUPER SPEAR
DOUBLE======ABNOBA X YAS MARINA
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:20 PM
1. The young rider has decided for the single ride PARTY TONITE during his honey moon time, must be something which had gone sour in its last race. STORMY AFFAIR and CAPTAIN’S LOVER are both failed favorites, the former is a got abroad who is working well and the later is being scrubbed for response in tracks. GEM OF GEMS is a sparingly raced horse who looks improved.
CAPTAIN’S LOVER-STORMY AFFAIR-PARTY TONITE
2. SEA DIVER has been extensively tracked and should run a big race in his opener. BRAAVO is working well but has to tackle DELIGHT OF ASIA who ran a faraway 3rd at Hyderabad. AZTEC GOLD is showing speed in track work.
DELIGHT OF ASIA-BRAAVO-SKY DIVER
3. HAMPTON COURT has been handled softly by the handicapper for the last win. RED STONE is due for success, the problem is with the trainer who is known for making his horses loose when backed by public. TIROLINO will be looking for the win, has good bloodlines. THE DAWN is working encouragingly.
RED STONE-THE DAWN-TIROLINO
4. MOTHER’S PRIDE has been in good form and picking up good amount of money in stakes, the last run at Hyderabad was a good effort. MY FRIEND PAUL is a good handicapper who has been very well prepared for the race. TALK OF THE DEVIL looks good on handicap, the rider has to get his horse in galloping mood to upset at this distance.
MOTHER’S PRIDE-MY FRIEND PAUL
5. BORN BEUTY is in fine form. POETIC was a notable runner who has the jockey to deliver if odds suit the owner. LITTLE SPLENDOUR is notable in tracks and should be leading for home. ROMANCE IN THE AIR ran well despite the jockey with feet out of stirrups, may place.
POETIC-LITTLE SPLENDOUR-ROMANCE IN THE AIR
6. KRIPA has raced with better types, can score. VOICE OF INDIA was a decent 2nd. SOUTHERN GLADIATOR is tracking very well, the lack of a race run may be the undoing. NOBLE SACRIFICE is regaining lost form.
KRIPA-SOUTHERN GLADIATOR-NOBLE SACRIFICE
7. SPICY STAR has impressed in gates, the rehabilated jockey has to regain his confidence. NEEL GAGAN is speedy. WYNN is a well bred who won impressively in the opener and looks good for a repeat at this handicap. SWEET TIMER could not displace the first timer in last run, let us see what the rider switch does for the ride.
WYNN-SWEET TIMER-SPICY STAR
DOUBLE======DELIGHT OF ASIA X WYNN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:35 AM
1. RIVER DIVINE is trained by one of the most lowly rated trainers who is perhaps moving out to Delhi soon. The horse has been tracking well and the rider should be interested as he is not getting good mounts. SECRET MAGIC and BLAU HIMMEL ran close to each other and have foreign jockeys to carry forward the spate between the two horses. FINAL ATTACK is being scrubbed for response, may run well.
RIVER DIVINE-BLAU HIMMEL-SECRET MAGIC
2. THANDA is a game stayer who has a challenge at the top weights. STAR CRUSADER is tracking fine. SAINT VINCENT is looking very enthusiastic in works, all have to catch him in this form.
3. arisen star is showing speed in tracks. OCEAN EMPEROR is full brother to RED RENEGADE, the tracks are soft and the horse definitely needs distance. AMORESQUE is catching the eye in mornings and should win if there is no hanky panky because the trainer is dedicated to RKW. STARLIT PRINCESS is half sister to CALLING THE SHOTS, will take time to come to hand. WILD IMAGINATION has a speedy pedigree, the rider is negative.
AMORESQUE-OCEAN EMPEROR-STARLT PRINCESS
4. HUNTER’S BAY was a good winner who should repeat. TITAN is not likely to be tried as the scheming trainer is sleeping on his job. ROYAL GESTURE is working well. INSITE SOUL may upset. SEEN IT ALL is in good form.
HUNTER’S BAY-SEEN IT ALL-ROYAL GESTURE
5. DESERT QUEEN should have come on after the mocks. SATSUMA STAR was a confidently ridden winner who is scopy, can repeat. ORIENTAL MAGIC is retaining form. FRANCIS OF ASSISI is game for this trip.
SATSUMA STAR-DESERT QUEEN-FRANCES OF ASSISI
6. RIVER FORCE beat a field of no hopers in a made up sort of race, may repeat as the got abroad is showing out in tracks. SECRET TALK has a decent chance for this low in confidence trainer. THEIR LITTLE SISTER is nowhere near her illustrious brothers, still can fight in this company.
RIVER FORCE-SECRET TALK-THEIR LITTLE SISTER
7. TOWERING HIGH has been prepared after placing for first time on his own. PRINCE OF TROY has form in favor. MUMTAZ appears an improved filly. ABOVE ALL may be the double horse of the trainer.
TOWERING HIGH-ABOVE ALL-PRINCE OF TROY
DAYS BEST===SAINT VINCENT
DOUBLE=====AMORESQUE X HUNTER’S BAY
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:00 PM
(A). A record number of races have been framed for the last day of the winter season. This may be considered as an encumbrance for many but the club has been kind to the large number of small time owners who have older horses running for them. The racing centres in the country are dominated by the breeder’s fraternity which has managed to frame rules to suit their interests and almost in most centres horses at a particular age are only allowed to race.
(B). Mysore is one of those centres where racing is primarily for older horses. Though debatable, but the basic criteria of setting age as the parameter for participation is controversial, as the more important issue of fitness is not considered. I am of the opinion that horses should be allowed participation if they are racing fit. See the results of the horses who are going to retire from today evening onwards, some of them will even win today and are capable of further racing. What is the use of allowing bandaged, lame and hunch back horses just because they are young. Stables are full of unfit younger horses who race just once or twice during the season.
©. Today’s card is going to be very competitive for the obvious reasons. It may pay to focus on the form of the 9 and 10 year olds who will be all out in their final attempts to earn the bucks.
1. ROMANTIC DESIGN-ACTIVISTO –MAHSEER
2. ZINDABAD-RAGING RIVER-SUNLAA
3. WELLINGTON-MID SUMMER STAR-SMILE AGAIN
4. STAR OF PARADISE-FOREVER GRANDE –STORNOWAY
5. VICTORY QUEEN-HEROISM-HERO’S DOMINANCE
6. WORLD IS TOO MUCH-CHAMPION’S LEAGUE-AL QAMAR
7. PRICELESS BOND-SPECIAL FORCE-EASY RIDER
8. PRINCESS NERO-BEHRAM
9. HIDDEN PLEASURES-KALYUG RAJA-RIDE AND SHINE
10. LUSH FOLIAGE-DANGER DIABOLIC-PLACE HER WELL
11. THUNDER ON-SANDOKAN-GOLD GRID
12. SERIOUS WARRIOR-JERICHO-MAGICAL ECSTASY
DOUBLE=====STAR OF PARADISE X HIDDEN PLEASURES
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:32 AM
1. The mediocre rider is repeated on KING’S CHALLENGE who is working very well. YOU’RE THE TOUCH is bound to be tried at this distance with the fly in jockey. SALANDRA is tracking well after set back due to injury, has run with speedier lot. KING’S EMPIRE is moving well in works. OUTSTANDING is at low weights.
SALANDRA-KING’S CHALLENGE-YOU’RE THE TOUCH
2. CHANDELIER has been given a run, should be tried now. GANDH RAJ is knocking for getting into business soon. SUPER GIRL is being asked questions in tracks, may run well. SHAITAN is in with a chance .
3. TAPIS flopped badly, has won in higher class. SAM ALDO is looking good after having been bought down in scales, he has won 5 races. PROVENCE should be trying again to stay the distance. POMMERY ran well enough last time.
4. SUCCESSOR has beaten most of this lot convincingly and now has to tackle the handicap with the aid of allowance jockey. ROCKING STAR is looking for lost form. GIN AND TONIC looks improved. ASHWA PRATAP has been brought down sufficiently, is due to shock the field some day. RABI KOUNGA is a fine sprinter.
SUCCESSOR-RABI KAUNGA-GIN AND TONIC
5. ASHWA PUSHKAR looks good based on earlier runs. ROSE will be trying to match up as she has run close to first named before. REAL SMASHER has tracked well. SUPREME VICTORY has a good jockey apart from the bloodlines.
ASHWA PUSHKAR-ROSE-SUPREME VICTORY
6. JEWEL STAR is in fine form. JUST LIKE A WOMAN has been a big disappointment, rider switch may do the trick. THEODOROS is the gamble horse of the day, take a chance. KAMAKHAYA had won out of turn last time, the connections were purely surprised, may run well. BEACH RAIN and silver girl ARE PLACE HOPEFULS.
THEODOROS-JUST LIKE A WOMAN-KAMAKHAYA
7. MYSTERIO is blazing the tracks, should score again. SAPPHIRE is very quick, should be fighting for lead. GOLDEN GUN is a gamble horse, has been hiding true potential. SOLITARY MAN has the handicap to beat.
DOUBLE=======SAM ALDO X ASHWA PUSHKAR
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:53 AM
1. SUNRAY-YOU’RE AN AETON
2. CABOCHON-KOHINOOR STAR-TOLEDO
3. APHRODISIAC-SCUBARIOO-KOHINOOR MYSTIC
4. VIJAYSIDHANTH-MAXIMUM CITY-SILVER ROSE
5. VICTORY SIGNAL-SOUTHERN SPICE-BAYWATCH BABE
6. SPOT ON-DANCING TOUCH-RED FAIRY
7. KOHINOOR DIAMOND-GREET WELL-RISING RAYS
8. TRAXANA SWEET BOY-PAYDAY
DOUBLE======= VIJAY SIDDHANTH X SPOT ON
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:43 AM
1. NONIOS-SHAKTIMAN-RAVE ON
2. SOL-PREMIER CONNECTION-PERFECT STRENGTH
3. SOLID ROCK-HIGHLAND VISION-FRANGIPANI
6. MYSTIC DAWN-FIREMISS-OCEAN ODYSSEY
7. STEELY DAN-AAJA NACHLE-NATIONAL IKON
8. WHITE KNIGHT-DEEP PURPLE-BOLERO
9. RIVER GLORY-DE NADA-GUNS N ROSES
DAYS BEST====WHITE KNGHT
DOUBLE======SOL X ELOISE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:51 PM
1. SUNDANCE KID has impressed in gates, has been prepared. The dam has produced nothing worthwhile so far. CHEVVY is tracking well, the half brother to AHIRA looks speedy. DIMSUM runs with hope because of the rider. SPARK OF HARMONY is half sister to black type GRAND PASSION, the tracks are good.
SPARK OF HARMONY-SUNDANCE KID-CHEVVY
2. HAGGLER won under the stick, has been a dud despite the breeding. S Narredu has nicely tied up the race with three runners and has placed his son on SHOWERS OF LUCK who may find the trip hard to last. BURNING AMBITIONS has won over 1800 m but has a lousy jockey. Hence by default PHENOMENAL STRIDES may be the joker in this pack.
PHENOMENAL STRIDES-SHOWERS OF LUCK
3. SPARK OF DIABLO is half brother to good type AGHA has been well prepared. SKY GLIDER was an easy runner in opener, should do well now. TRIBAL QUEEN is showing speed in gates. JUNO should have benefited from the outings.
SKY GLIDER-SPARK OF DIABLO-JUNO
4. COMMANCHE WAR PAINT has been pulled more often, what is the game plan now? YAMAGUCHI has run against better types, the last gates were good. ORANGE ORCHARD has been working well. ENCHANTING BEAUTY is being scrubbed in works.
YAMAGUCHI-COMANCHE WAR PAINT-ENCHANTING BEAUTY
5. TSAROVITE maintains form after two good wins. SUNSPIRIT is full brother to LADY BANKS and appeared as a good type ion opener. BALLIBAY impressed a lot with her turn of foot and should run a big race. AWARDING is improved, the first run be ignored, will fight out. CON ARTISTE is showing very fast sped in tracks, may upset.
6. LOCK AND LOAD has a tough task at top weight. FROZEN FIRE disappointed in last run. STAR ASSEMBLY goes over a tiring distance. DREAM PARK looks good based on TICKET TO RIDE’S win yesterday, but I doubt its lasting ability over this trip. INCREDIBLE ran a good race at Hyderabad and may win at low weights.
INCREDIBLE-DREAM PARK-STAR ASSENBLY
7. STILL WILL had equipment problems yet ran well, needs to be given another chance. SPARK OF SOLITAIRE is showing out in works. GREENBRO lasted out to win, looks tough now. VIRTUOSO is tracking well.
STILL WILL-SPARK OF SOLITAIRE-VIRTUOSO
8. GOOD COMPANION belongs to a very average trainer , the horse has a decent chance. ROYAL PLAYER is a 5 year who looks good now on demotion. BADA RUPPAIYA is maintaining winning form. ALLEGRO may grace the board.
ROYAL PLAYER-GOOD COMPANION-BADA RUPPAIYA
9. CRIMINAL LAWYER ran well at Hyderabad, has a weak field to tackle. SPECIAL CHARM has been placing, lost when well backed last time. REGAL GLORY is sparingly raced who is well prepared. MEGA JOY and GAME DANCER may grace the board.
CRIMANAL LAWYER-SPECIAL CHARM-REGAL GLORY
DOUBLE======SKY GLIDER X ROYAL PLAYER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:18 AM
1. MYTHOS has been well prepared and given a run, this brother to OBAN is tracking well. SADDLE CHIEF is bred well and the tracks have been very encouraging, this half brother to SADDLE UP should account for the mediocre field. LOVE CONQUERS ALL should benefit from the last run as he is tracking fast. CHAMPS ELYSEES is well prepared.
SADDLE CHIEF-LOVE CONQUERS ALL-MYTHOS
2. ASTOUNDING GALLOP who raced well in opener has improved and this full brother to SARIR should have a bold show. NORT CAPE is the best bred, looks soft in trials. SPARK OF ATAN has been extensively tracked, may have come to hand. COLOUR ROUGE is half brother to CHARLIE BROWN and he is maintaining forward form. COUNT ROYAL is brother to useful DOI MOI, may grace the board. SMOKING ACES is half sister to black type BLUE RIBBON and the last easy run has brought her on.
SMOKING ACES-ASTOUNDING GALLOP-COLOUR ROUGE
3. ENDURING SPEED has been in decent form, should be in running for win now. GRAND TOPAZ has taken time coming to hand, note the rider switch. STAR GLEAM was given a tender ride, can run well. BLUE ORIGIN is notable in tracks.
GRAND TOPAZ-BLUE ORIGIN-ENDURING SPEED
4. RARE AND PRECIOUS should benefit from the easy run. ALACRITY won all the way, has a fighting task now. CART WHEEL is in fine form, the latest tracks are very encouraging. ANOTHER DESTINY has struck a purple patch, may continue the winning streak.
ALACRITY -CART WHEEL-ANOTHER DESTINY
5. ADVANTAGE LOGAN was given a very ordinary ride, the rider should boot him home now. ON A ROLL has come down by heaps. SOCIAL CLIMBER has a positive rider switch. SUNNY SPELL is speedy, the trip is the question.
ADVANTAGE LOGAN-SUNNY SPELL-SOCIAL CLIMBER
6. RUBY LEGEND may be tried after the last placing run. MAGNIFIQUE is in good form and is working fine. SUPREME ARCH can run well here. SUPER SPECTACLE who returns from a set back can upset.
MAGNIFIQUE-SUPREME ARCH-RUBY LEGEND
7. SON OF THE SOIL has a decent chance to fight out. I WANNA DANCE is a front runner in form. CLASSIC CONCEPT has run with better types, needs this run. FIRM AMBER may be on for a gamble.
SON OF THE SOIL -FIRM AMBER-CLASSIC CONCEPT
8. FEEL IT ENJOY IT won well and may repeat with the good rider. HIGH GLEAM is looking good in works. MIGHTY MONARCH placed and the below average trainer has put him in wraps, no work since then? SARATOGA has weights in favor.
FEEL IT ENJOY IT-HIGH GLEAM-SARATOGA
DAYS BEST===ADVANTAGE LOGAN
DOUBLE======SADDLE CHIEF X MAGNIFIQUE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:32 AM
After some very ordinary racing at Mysore and Delhi it was anticipated that Mumbai will be a welcome change but one look at the race card and the first impression is that the trend may continue. Horses from scheming owner H N Mehta are out in big numbers with no entries from the top stables. Extreme caution is the watch word in such circumstances.
1. OPPURTUNITY has been knocking for a win, has a very decent chance now. NOTABILITY has been tried in better company, the last run was bad and the poor jockey placement suggests the non interest. BRILLIANT MOON has been tracked well and is expected to shine today. RISING ASSET has a chance but a very mediocre jockey rides.
2. LEGIONAIRE is half brother to CRESENDO, has good tracks to back up. TITLIEST is a forward runner , he is showing speed in trials. OCEAN POWER should improve over the last run, the rider was the faithful of HNM not long ago.
3. PINE CREST is a game old horse who is down in class and tracking well. GRAND WARRIOR was a notable runner despite a slow getaway in last attempt, will be fancied to win now. TOP ACTION is an unreliable type who may grace the board. ABSOLUTE REALITY has the try jockey who won on this horse last year, should fight out.
GRAND WARRIOR-ABSOLUTE REALITY-TOP ACTION
4. BLADES OF GLORY looks negative on comparison as the handicap is against. SHODAAN was heavily whipped in last attempt, will be tried again. GOLDEN GRACE has a decent chance , the last run was suggestive. PURE DEVOTION has been tracking for long, needs to be run before considering for a wager.
GOLDEN GRACE-SHODAAN-BLADES OF GLORY
5. ECSTATICA is in good form, has hat trick in sight. SLIK KIT was a good 2nd , the jockey is repeated. CLARION CALL needs this run, is tracking well. DIVINE has come down by heaps in last one year, looks good for a coup. DIVINE had last won a race in class III carrying 62 Kgs and has a good edge at these weights.
6. STAR ATTRACTION has back breaking weight to carry. VIOLETTA is in irresistible form, the well bred should be backed till beaten. OYSTER BLUE lasted out to win last time, the allowance jockey has a tough ask here. SEPIA TONE is a speedy one who goes over the pet distance now.
VIOLETTA-SEPIA TONE-OYSTER BLUE
7. DISTINGUISHED has started racing late, last run was suggestive. HONEY DAY was denied a win last time, surprisingly the rider was not punished severely for a very ordinary effort. He rides again and is in with a chance, but he is not a winning type so best is to ignore this horse who looks good on handicap. ARABIAN POWER has been in money in all runs, should be trying again. GYPSY QUEEN has got another chance with this decent rider who failed on her last time, needs to be considered as the opposition is mediocre.
GYPSY QUEEN-DISTINGUISHED-HONEY DAY
DOUBLE=====LEGIONNAIRE X GRAND WARRIOR
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:24 AM
1. DRAUPDI-FATHER’S GLORY-WORTH A DIAMOND
2. MOONLIGHT DANCER-STAR BLUE-STOLA
3. ZOOMING-KALIYUG RAJA-FEEL MY HEART
4. NANO BLUE-MINCHU-AMAZON
5. HEROISM-ARCTIC PRINCESS-MARATHA CONQUEROR
6. ANSONIA-VERTEX-QUEEN OF DESTINY
7. WAR HEAD—DRAGON AIR-SANDOKAN
8. LAND OF GOLD-HERO’S DOMINANCE-RICH ROGUE
DAYS BEST====WAR HEAD
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:31 AM
1. DRAUPDI-FATHER’S GLORY-WORTH A DIAMOND
2. MOONLIGHT DANCER-STAR BLUE-STOLA
3. ZOOMING-KALIYUG RAJA-FEEL MY HEART
4. NANO BLUE-MINCHU-AMAZON
5. HEROISM-ARCTIC PRINCESS-MARATHA CONQUEROR
6. ANSONIA-VERTEX-QUEEN OF DESTINY
7. WAR HEAD—DRAGON AIR-SANDOKAN
8. LAND OF GOLD-HERO’S DOMINANCE-RICH ROGUE
DAYS BEST====WAR HEAD
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:31 AM
A very tricky race card with many horses in contention, hence longer odds winners may be winning.
1. EL SALVADOR is tracking well and is from the best stables. FEARLESS TIGER has impressed in gates. AIRFORCE ONE has been given prepatory runs. ASHWA PARISHTA is the best bred who is recovering from a set back. DANCING BABE is the best performed, running 3rd to stable-mate in a million race, has a weak jockey. INDIAN BRIDE is tracking well. LAGUINNAS is very impressive in tracks, has the benefit of many runs.
LAGUINNAS-AIR FORCE ONE- EL SALVADOR
2. MOJO is working well. FLY AGAIN is speedy. ZINGARO has little to beat if tried. RED MESA is tracking well. QUEEN OF SUN is notable in works. ASHWA SABBAL has been a big failure so far.
3. SPICY MOVE is at the handicap where it can win on backing. SUPER GIRL has been tracking, she is a sissy type. PRINCE RAILCO can build up on last effort. POMMERY may run well.
SPICY MOVE-PRINCE RAILCO-POMMERY
4. KATANIA is getting into racing fitness, may run well. BHUMI PUTRA has improved this season. SOLITARY MAN is tracking well, needs this run. DOON BOY may run well. FIRECRACKER is in good form. TAPIS has the best jockey and is at ideal handicap in the sprint .
5. KING’S BEAUTY impressed in gates. FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR is in fine form. THEODOROS has been well prepared. FOREST MUSIC has been a costly purchase for the owner as this horse has disappointed after moving here. READY TO WIN is working well.
THEODOROS-KING’S BEAUTY-FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR
6. DREAM DEBUT has a good chance. DANCING BEAUTY has won 3 races in juveniles, faces a tough task in class 2. EXOTIC STAR has been very badly handled by the weak trainer, looks good on handicap. RAPID FIRE is in top form.
EXOTIC STAR-DREAM DEBUT-RAPID FIRE
7. PALADIN can stay the trip. JUST LIKE A WOMAN was given a poor ride as a favorite, after two races as non tryer she has a decent chance to finally score before moving to stud. CHARG AWAY may not stay. ASSERTIVE is going over the ideal trip.
JUST LIKE A WOMAN-ASSERTIVE-PALADIN
DOUBLE======ZINGARO X JUST LIKE A WOMAN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:15 PM
1. SPARKLING FLAME- CICILIA- PRETTY FIT
2. RUBY CROWN-SOUTHERN ROSE-FIRE BENDER
3. KOHINOOR WISH- ALOISIA- ALYBRO
4. MISS EVERYWHERE-ARABIAN DANCER-CHESAPEAKE
5. AL FATAH-KOHINOOR DELIGHT-ZULIMA
6. ACHIEVER-WELCOME BABY-ROYAL BAY
8. ROYAL SCOTSMAN-REALITY SHOW-STAR SENORA
9. AMBER ROSE-BOLD BRIGADE-SIDDIPET EXPRESS
DAYS BEST====AL FATAH
DOUBLE======RUBY CROWN X ACHIEVER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:00 AM
A. The Racing Card this Sunday looks very attractive from the participation of all the top riders in ivew. I hope a healthy competition emerges and there is return to competitive racing which has been missing from the racing at the prime centre.The participation by all the foreign jockeys available in almost all the races should auger well for students of handicap and form and money flow should not be the prime criteria in judging chances of winners etc.
B. Eclipse Stakes Of India has a small field with three serious contenders, ie; PHENOMENALE who has been very nicely tracked for the event, ONASSIS who is continuously on the upsurge and ICEBREAKER who has ratings in her favor. I feel that ICEBREAKER is found wanting in the longish Mumbai straight and has performed below her capabilities here and hence the last week good 4th in Derby ONASSIS is likely to score on form.
C. FOREST FLAIR who won the last start in top times while defying the handicap and the ratings should put up another scintillating gallop to take the S C Jain Sprinter’s Trophy from DARTAGNAN who is a live force over a sprint.
1. ROYAL COMPANION-BLUEBIRD
2. XISCA-DIGNITY AMPLIFIED
3. SPELLBINDER-SEA STAR-ATTILA
4. BLUMARINE-IL TABARRO-LAKHADEMA
6. FOREST FLAIR-DARTAGNAN-BEE QUICK
7. SPLENDID SECRET-SUZY WONG-HI DOLLY
8. VINCERO-GREEN SIGNAL-VACHERON
9. BATISTA-OCEAN WISH-STAR OF ROSES
DAYS BEST====FOREST FLAIR
DOUBLE======ROYAL COMPANION X VISIONAIRE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:07 AM
1. SKY RIDER appears to be a familiarizing with the course ride for the jockey, horse has not been tracked for the last fortnight. ADONIS is by the top sire and has been tracking reasonably. ELUSIVE WAY is looking short in preparation, has breeding on side. SUPERAMACY is by the surprise Indian Derby winner, the tracks are very encouraging.
2. SNOW PEAKS looks good here, the distance is ideal. SHER DIL is in good form, has handicap and distance as worry. I WANNA DANCE has a positive jockey switch, will be fighting out. SHOWERS OF LUCK has not impressed so far, the rider has a task on hand.
SNOW PEAKS-I WANNA DANCE-SHOWERS OF LUCK
3. FLYING TRICOLOUR raced a speedy race and looks good but for two things, one is that the horse did not track for more than a month and second is that the jockey is good for track works etc. STORMY RED is half brother to LOWNDES SQUARE and is bred precociously, should be fighting out. MORAVA GOODTIME is by a very speedy mare and she is showing out in works. BUGGATI has a chance to place only.
MORAVA GOODTIME-STORMY RED-BUGGATI
4. CASH IS KING has a fair chance, the rider is mediocre. LADZONE has a strong rider for a try. CUTE ANGEL has come down in scales and the rider switch is indicative of the intent. AIM TO WIN can upset.
CUTE ANGEL-CASH IS KING-LAD ZONE
5. FIRE ZONE has the same rider repeating, horse has capability of wining even at the top weight. SILKEN THOMAS is in fine form, looks tough here. EDMONDO showed tremendous improvement in winning the last race. SOBERANO is extensively tracked horse who has the best jockey. STAR WAVE is back in form, the owner can start his double with this one.
STAR WAVE-FIRE ZONE-SILKEN THOMAS
6. FLAMING LAMBHORGINI is a good handicapper who has won at these weights before. CLASSIC DANCER has a tough task to win now despite the support. OWN VOICE is the horse to back if the owner wins the previous one. ROYAL BANK is at ideal weights.
OWN VOICE-ROYAL BANK-FLAMING LAMBHORGINI
7. LUCKYNUBERSLEVIN will be in the fray as he ran well in last run. VOICE OF INDIA has a try jockey and is in good form. MAC has been well prepared. MAN UNITED has a handicap chance.
MAN UNITED-LUCKYNUMBERSLEVIN-VOICE OF INDIA
8. STRONG MINDED has a chance to place. PANCHAKSHRI is speedy one who is tracking. BORN BEAUTY won going away in poorer lot, looks difficult to repeat. SUNNYLAND is working well.
SUNNYLAND-BORN BEAUTY-STRONG MINDED
9. DARK HORSE has raced well in last couple of runs. MARIENELLA is tracking, has a chance to upset. WESTERN PALACE has to beat the handicap. SOLITARY CHAMP is well prepared.
DARK HORSE-SOLITARY CHAMP-MARIENELLA
DAYS BEST====SNOW PEAKS
DOUBLE======STAR WAVE X OWN VOICE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:12 AM
A whopping 1.25 crore plus for the Indian Derby awaits the winner of the top race of the country. Last year and for many a times before that the much hyped horses have failed at the final hurdle and out of the blue winners’ have been crowned at this venue. For the top trainer of the country, P Shroff gets a good chance with another top filly from the same sporting owner VIAY MALLYA. JACQUELINE is the hope of the pair just a year after when their top rated filly of last year SET ALIGHT got beaten. All indications are in favor of this favorite as she has been improving with each run. Many doubting people are skeptical about her maintaining form after the four runs during the season, but remember that she was not even urged when beating a decent field in the India Oaks.
1. SOL-DEEP PURPLE-SACRED RELIC
2. LIONWOODS-MOON STAR-RIGEL
4. ENTICEMENT-HUNTER BAY-PERGRINE FALCON
5. KRUG-VINCERO-SADDLER’S RULE
6. RED ROMEO-DANCING DYNAMITE-DIEGO RIVIERA
7. RAJASTHAN ROYALS-SEMPER EADEM-EL TROPICO
10. SILVER SANDS-IL TABARRO-INSITE SOUL
DOUBLE=====CHURCHIL X RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:40 AM
1. SUZY WONG-GYPSY QUEEN-NUNCIO
2. STEP BY STEP-PRINCE OF TROY-THEIR LITTLE SISTER
3. OUR FORTUNE-HEREAFTER
4. RIVER MINSTREL-SATSUMA STAR-NUMISMATIST
5. RED TABASCO-FORWARD CHARGE-NYMPH
6. CAMBIASSO-DOI MOI-SEA OF KISSES
7. BLUE DANUBE-SPITZ-ARTS
8. STAR EMPIRE-ORDAINED ONE-MACCHIPICCHU
9. FIREMISS-OCEAN ODDYSSEY-FLYING JEWEL
DAYS BEST====STAR EMPIRE
DOUBLE======RED TABASCO X CAMBIASSO
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:34 AM
1. REZOOM impressed in gates, may run a forward race. SIACHEN is half sister to useful SOMETIME, she has been meticulously prepared and is showing out in tracks. SUN SO BEAUTIFUL is by a very well performed dam, the filly is working well. METHODICAL is sister to speedy STILLWILL and looks forward.
SIACHEN-SUN SO BEAUTIFUL-METHODICAL
2. BURNING AMBITIONS is down in class to a handicap where he had won over this distance couple of years ago. SILVER PARIS is an aged horse who travels well over a trip. SEVEN STAR and DAZZLING HONOUR are flops. TRACK WONDER has been prepared.
BURNING AMBITIONS-TRACK WONDER-SILVER PARIS
3. SUNNY’S SECRET is well bred and showed out in gates. SUNDAWN is full brother to LUSH LASHES, should be in reckoning based on last run. VALAHEK was a non trier late 3rd, has a positive rider switch. SKYLIGHT is half sister to ROSE OF TEXAS, has worked well. CALDERA has been scrubbed for speedy response, the breeding is reasonably fine.
4. S BET is working well, has to break the jinx of not winning. SUNNY CONNEXION is in fine form and the good rider is repeated. STAR NEWS should like this trip. HAGGLER has been a plodder after promising in early career.
SUNNY CONNEXION-S BET-STAR NEWS
5. HAMPTON COURT has been given a few gates. ROCKING ROCK comes into the reckoning based on last run. TIROLINO is working very well and should fight now. MAN DOWN UNDER was bet upon in last run, may be ON once again.
TIROLINO-ROCKING ROCK-HAMPTON COURT
6. DIAMOND HUNTER is in awesome form and may make the others sweat it out despite his age. RARE AND PRECIOUS has tracked very well and the last run in the sprinter’s cup bills him at the top here. ATLANTUS has improved with each run, needs a bit of time to get going. LADY DUFF showed amazing sped in reeling off the last three wins, will be trying to go away once again.
RARE AND PRECIOUS-DIAMOND HUNTER-LADY DUFF
7. BRIGADE’S PRIDE showed good speed in a good win. LOWNDES SQUARE fought out a hard win. , scales favor a repeat. ALPHA BABY has surprised even her connections with the good form. LAD GLADIATOR is impressive in works.
LOWNDES SQUARE-ALPHA BABY-BRIGADE’S PRIDE
8. GLITTERATO has an allowance jockey to beat the handicap. ALL MY COLOURS has been given easy runs, can upset. TUTHMOSIS had got up in time to win, looks difficult to repeat. LUSH LASHES is looking good in tracks, all have to beat her now. MARIE CURY has to beat the penalty.
LUSH LASHES-GLITTERATO-MARIE CURIE
9. ON A ROLL ran in patches last time, has come down. YOUR DESTINY is in fine form. ROYAL PLAYER is tracking well, has handicap edge. THUMPING VICTORY was held up badly in last run, needs to be backed now.
THUMPING VICTORY-ROYAL PLAYER-YOUR DESTINY
10. GUSTAVO has the top rider to get response after the last pathetic show, may be deliberate to get odds. DEVIL GRANDMA is a badly named and shy filly. BEST TIME is being urged in works. ADMIRANDA keeps on getting down the scales.
GUSTAVO-BEST TIME-DEVIL GRANDMA
DAYS BEST====LUSH LASHES
DOUBLE======SIACHEN X THUMPING VICTORY
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:58 AM
1. TIME TO SPARKLE is a winner of 4 races in this class and is tracking well. EVERLASTING JOY is a winner of 5 races and has an aging rider. LATIN TWISTER is working well, should like the distance. KALISKA won for first time in career, had never even placed before, the rider is weak for a retry. MAHSEER has an allowance jockey, may be ON. FIERY BUSSINESS is below his winning weight, can surprise.
FIERY BUSSINESS-MAHSEER-EVERLASTING JOY
2. SPARK OF ZEAL has put in lot of good tracks, has a good rider. OPERA PRINCESS is a front runner who is always game. KILLER FOOT is coming to hand. PRINCELY GESTURE is down in scales, has to start earning something. MUTUAL FUND lost out at the post , has an allowance jockey for a fling.
KILLER FOOT-MUTUAL FUND -OPERA PRINCESS
3. WITCH DOCTOR runs on demotion, has won 4 races in sprints. MID SUMMER STAR won under a most backward jockey, may do well again. DEL GRATIA is improved, has a try jockey. WORTH A DIAMOND is in form, has an allowance rider. AMESTRINE is bound to improve after coming out of a set back.
DEL GRATIA-WORTH A DIAMOND-AMETRINE
4. BROWN SUGAR continues to put in speedy tracks. RED DAWN has not been consistent, appears to be a looser. BASTIAN BAY is maintaining form and looked very impressive in gates. THE WORLD IS MINE has age on side, has a fight here. LOOKING TO LEAD is a consistent type, has not tracked but handicap is in favor.
BASTIAN BAY-THE WORLD IS MINE -RED DAWN
5. BLOOD STREAM is regaining form. Looks difficult for PRETY YASHASHWANI to repeat again. AL QAMAR runs on sufferance again. AFGHAN is a repaired horse, can run well after the last effort. RIDE AND SHINE is speedy.
AFGHAN-AL QAMAR-BLOOD STREAM
6. MR SUNRISE is tracking well. MAJESTIC STRIDES has put in some promising works, is due to do well. MINCHU is being scrubbed in works, has a pushing rider. JERICHO was ridden hard in last race, will go all out again. SWISS CHOCOLATE is likely to run a better race after the game tracks. STAR OF PARADISE has to defy the handicap here.
7. BOSTON RANGER should improve on last run. DANGER DIABOLIC is working well. YOU’RE MY SENSATION has a tall ask to defy the hefty penalty. SPECIAL FORCE was a good 3rd in last attempt. ARTISTIC WAY won well, he is the top scorer here with 12 wins in his long career.
BOSTON RANGER-SPECIAL FORCE-DANGER DIABOLIC
8. ARTIC PRINCESS is a game sprinter. BLACK CAT is a winner of 6 sprints, has been tracked. HERO’S DOMINANCE has been brought back to fitness, may be ON now. NICE GUY won well and has a chance to do well again. GOLDEN KISS has to be under the whip before retirement.
HERO’S DOMINANCE-BLACK CAT-NICE GUY
9. TINA’S TRIUMPH is a consistent type, runs well under this jockey. HITZ is showing speed in works. BRAVO BEDFORD should place again. THUNDER ON has a good jockey. ROYAL VIEW should be trying to earn as before.
THUNDER ON – BRAVO BEDFORD-TINA’S TRIUMPH
DAYS BEST====BASTIAN BAY
DOUBLE======MINCHU X BOSTON RANGER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:50 AM
2. MYSTERIOUS STAR-PALME D’OR
3. RISING HERO-TOUCH OF MAGIC
4. MANDIRA-CUBA LIBRE-BAYBERRY
5. HIGHLAND MAGIC-ANSIBLE-CONSTANT WONDER
6. KNIGHT’S EMPEROR-THE POLYNESIAN-ST MORITZ
7. ARIELA-BALLENTINE-SECRET HERO
8. STAR LUXURIOUS-RIVER WARRIOR-FLIRTING EYE
DOUBLE======KNIGHT’S EMPEROR X STAR LUXURIOUS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:41 AM
1. FANTABULOUS HERO is down in class, has won two races DOWN SOUTH LAST YEAR. FIORELLA is waiting for the signal, the trainer is scheming for a coup. PROVENCE has been given an easy run after a close 2nd. SUPER GIRL may have benefited from the mocks and gates etc. QUEEN OF SUN was a good 2nd over a trip.
2. ASMA is game for this trip, has an allowance jockey again. RAWSOM is in top form, has the speed to beat the field all the way. KOHINOOR BEAUTY is knocking for a win, has a useful fly in rider. ASHWA PRAGYA was bought down to score, can repeat.
RAWSOM-KOHINOOR BEAUTY-ASHWA PRAGYA
3. KATANIA is running after long, may have recovered from the set back. SERIOUS ATTITUDE was cleverly bought down in scales to score last time, may run on board again. FOREST MUSIC is looking good in gates and track. TIGER TIGER won well, has to defy the penalty.
SERIOUS ATTITUDE-TIGER TIGER-FOREST MUSIC
4. ASHWA PAARTH showed tremendous improvement in last win and should go closer to its vanquisher in race before; ie, ROCK IT who appears to be this years money spinner of the connections who have been doing it regularly for last three years. SOLID ROCK was a good winner and has tough company today. ROSE will try to place, may do it.
ROCK IT-ASHWA PAARTH-ROSE
5. SUCCESSOR is in top form and has the same old field to contend with, the handicap is still in favor as he was dealt with very leniently on moving here from Western India by the handicapper who has to be friendly to the stewards cum owners GIN AND TONIC still looks the closest adversary. BLACK CHETAK is returning to sprint after a win over the full trip, was a furious sprinter last year. RABI KOUNGA is the best sprinting youngster here who has come up in class.
SUCCESSOR-RABI KOUNGA-GIN AND TONIC
6. EXOTIC STAR belongs to a pathetic trainer with wild training methods good to spoil such well bred horses. INTRICATE was an eye catching winner who finished on to demolish the field. EMPIRE MAKER has the weights in favor and is tracking well. TAKING OVER goes at suitable scales on comparison now, has a positive rider switch.
TAKING OVER-INTRICATE-EXOTIC STAR
7. GAME OF TALENT is in fair form. ASHWA PANAMA has been cleverly given runs, has a positive rider switch, looks good to me. INVISIBLE FORCE has to fight out after the poor show last time. THE DUKES ran well and should be looking to get involved at this distance.
ASHWA PANAMA-THE DUKES-INVISIBLE FORCE
DOUBLE======ROCK IT X SUCCESSOR
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:52 AM
1. AVE MARIA-CHIQUELLE
2. VINTAGE DANCER-JAYJAY-FLEETING WISH
3. STERLING CRUISE-CASCADING GLORY-ROSEMEAD
4. MISS EVERYWHERE-LEADING LIGHT-PAYMASTER
5. ZAMBO ANGA-EMERALD BAY-TOP SHAPE
6. ROYAL TUNE-CHESAPEAKE-PYTHAGORAS
7. VICTORY SIGNAL-ANEMOMETER-CITIDANCER
8. VIJAY MONARCH-RED CONNECT-MERRY MAID
DAYS BEST===AVE MARIA
DOUBLE====ROYAL TUNE X MISS EVERYWHERE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:56 AM