STRING ALONG FOR KARNATAKA CUPBANGALORE RACES

Sunday, May 29, 2011

BANGALORE RACES

1. YOU’RE A STAR has run close in last race, can do well in this formless field. SHINNING FAME may run well , has one track only. SWEET ANGEL is by a speedy mare with a jockey who races well if up front. RADICAL ATTRACTION has been given 3 gates, the rider is capable.

SWEET ANGEL-ROYAL ATTRACTION-YOU’RE A STAR.

2. ACE BLOOD is at top weight and has the good rider. STADIUM OF LIGHT may run well. BEAUTIFUL LIFE has been given an easy run. BLUE STAR is by the most respected sire this year and he takes lots of weight from the first named.

BLUE STAR-ACE BLOOD-BEAUTIFUL LIFE.

3. CHULBUL PANDEY is half brother to speedy BHAGIRATHI and is fit for the sprint. BRYANT [PARK is by a black type mare, has worked well. FLYING SNOW can make them all run if she breaks out well. NO DOUBT has credentials but belongs to a poor trainer. RHYTHMIC DANCER comes into reckoning on last winter run, has worked well.

CHULBUL PANDEY-NO DOUBT-FLYING SNOW.

4. GOOD GIFT has the rider to fight for issue in this class. CHOTTA BHEEM has an upcoming jockey, may run well. A GAME TO REMEMBER has won at these weights with this weak jockey before. AMAZING COLOURS is the doosra from the same stables, may be ON. HARINI has not raced for a year, the owner must be cursing his bills, has a poor field to beat.

AMAZING COLOURS-GOOD GIFT-HARINI.

5. DDEP BLUE SKY is in fine fettle, the last run was suggestive. MOOVES GOODENOUGH is hiding true form. NORTH CAPE was a going away winner, will look to repeat. SUNSET GRILL was a fine 2nd in last run. MARK OF GENIUS runs in class after classic attempts.

DEEP BLUE SKY-SUNSET GRILL-NORTH CAPE.

6. BECKET has tracked well, has lost the champions glow after return from foreign lands, can get beat. CIELO REY had a good winter campaign. SPEAR HEAD was finishing on in D’ARTAGNAN’s race. STRING ALONG caught the attention with a good forward run, should run better now.

STRING ALONG-SPEAR HEAD-BECKET.
7. DOLCE VINO is due for a win, can do so with this rider. STAR PRESENCE is in fit condition. SWEET TIMER was kept easy in last race, may do well. VIRTUOSO has run with better company, can win.

DOLCE VINO-VIRTUOSO-STAR PRESENCE.

8. LOVE CONQUERS ALL has impressed in works. TENDER ROMANCE looks very fit, the jockey is an enigma . SUNSTORM has pleased in works. SCARLETTE has definitely run with better types and has weights in favor.

TENDER ROMANCE-SCARLETTE-LOVE CONQUERS ALL.

9. SHOWERS OF LUCK should like this trip. BORN TO PERFORM has under performed last season. COWBOY CAL showed improvement in last win, has worked easy. INDIAN ROYALITY appears to have got over the niggles and is attractive in trials. BON GIORNO is speedy and the rider is keen.

INDIAN ROYALITY-COWBOY CAL-BON GIORNO.

DAYS BEST====INDIAN ROYALITY

DOUBLE---------DEEP BLUE SKY X TENDER ROMANCE

SHOTGUNN FOR FEATURE RACE

Saturday, May 28, 2011

BANGALORE RACES


1. ABBY’S BABY has been tracked continuously and is in fit condition and should be favored to win. ARSENIO will try to place. PURPLE GLOW was a noticeable forward runner who has capability of lasting the trip under this rider. THE LAST FLING can build up on last easy run.

PURPLE GLOW-ABBY’S BABY-THE LAST FLING

2. VIJAY’S JET is a well bred who has been tracked regularly, impressed in gates and should run well if tried. SUNDAY STORM is showing speed in works and will fight out. MAD ABOUT YOU has tracked on inner sand, the sister to SALONI will be a main contender here. HILL RISING is full sister to black type VIJAY RAJ , was not allowed to upset the stable fancy in last run, the Wadhawan group can open their season’s campaign with this one, however the new jockey needs to have a feel of the turf first. ARGENTUM should run well first time out.

MAD ABOUT YOU-SUNDAY STORM- HILL RISING.

3. PRE ORDAINED is a good type who has worked well, is conceding worrisome weight over this trip in first run. CASTLE TOWN has shown out in tracks. CAPOTE came to hand late in the winter season and has moved attractively in trials. SEVERSTHAL is bred for this trip, fought out and lost in last run, can beat them all.

SEVERSTHAL-PREORDAINED-CAPOTE.

4. SHOTGUNN has excelled in tracks and has a habit of running best when fresh. RED RENEGADE has showed out in works and goes with a good allowance jockey. SOBERANO is a game aged horse who is looking fit. TANZANITE has the rider to deliver at low weights.

SHOTGUNN-RED RENEGADE-TANZANITE.

5. CAPTAIN’S LOVER has not been tracked, likes this distance. FAR FROM OVER runs after a long break with a new trainer. SUNSTONE maintains winter form, has to fight out. YAS MARINA who has tracked well will be preferred to run well over the better class ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

SUN STONE-FAR FROM OVER- YAS MARINA.

6. NOTRE DAME can place in this weak field. VIJAY’S CONQUER who is by the top mare and been sharpened up well can fight for win if tried by the Hyderabad group. SKY RIDER may run well to figure on board. ARACELI is from a good sire and has competed well with good types, should be strongly fancied here.

ARACELI-VIJAY’S CONQUER-NOTRE DAME.

7. BOUNTY HUNTER was backed down heavily last time and lost near the post, has a chance to redeem. SUKHANTI was fancied a couple of times in winters, the canny trainer may get this one going. TURF FAME has been given easy runs in winters. ALLEGRO who has run very well last time should place again.

BOUNTY HUNTER-SUKHANTI-ALLEGRO.

8. CHERRY HILL is a well bred who has tracked speedily. HILLSTONE has the noticeable rider switch after the decent winter runs. SHOOT OUT had worked well in last season but faded away, looks keen now. HOCKEN HEIM is one paced , should place.

HILL STONE-SHOOT OUT-HOCKEN HEIM.

DAYS BEST====ARACELI

DOUBLE--------SUN STONE X HILL STONE

VAYU PUTRA FOR J K VAN INGEN MEMEORIAL CUP

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MYSORE RACES


1. DREAM OF GOLD is a well bred who is showing out in works and should be strongly fancied to win this maiden’s race. Rakesh and his brother have pitched in 5 horses to muddle the issue. I feel that GOLDEN GOAL who is the best performed will be given an easy run and the scheme would be to try ATOM BOMB which has the young Shinde on top, the elder sister to this one BORN BEAUTY had won for their father last week at Bangalore . LAKE OF FORTUNE is a well bred who has a weak jockey but has worked well. ARTISAN is from this years most accomplished sire and should be in thick of things even in maiden appearance.

DREAM OF GOLD-ATOM BOMB-ARTISAN.

2. IRISH INTELLECT ran in patches last week. WIN PRETTY BABY is maintaining winter form and showed out in gates. ROMANTIC DESIGN has impressed in works. WIMBLEDON STAR is the youngster who has scales to get interested, no works though. SPANISH CROWN has shown speed in tracks. BOCCONCINO gives opportunity to this fly in jockey to open his account, last weak he was busy understanding the track and racing pattern here, the horse is fully fit.

BOCCONCINO-SPANISH CROWN-WIMBLEDON STAR.

3. MANCHESTER CITY is a winner of 6 races at Hyderabad and has been subjected to good preparation, the jockey is a disappointment. ALL FOR CASH is pleasing in works. SKY EMPRESS has worked well. KHWAISH is the youngster here with credentials, can win if the stable so intends.

KHWAISH-ALL FOR CASH-MANCHESTER CITY.

4. NOBLE SACRIFICE is an enigma with the trainers here, the horse promises much but flops after showing out in the straight. GREEN VISION is due for a good win, watch? SOCIAL CLIMBER is looking good in tracks. BYZANTINE may go for an airing as the stables have changed.

SOCIAL CLIMBER-NOBLE SACRIFICE-GREEN VISION.

5. FREEDOM FIGHTER has not done anything for long, can get in shape this season. AAJ TAK may be finishing on once again. VERTEX has an outside chance. MASTER STRATEGIST is pleasing in tracks. TELE PROMPTER may run on board. SAMRAT was an easy winner who will try to beat the penalty.

MASTER STRATEGESIST-SAMRAT-FREEDOM FIGHTER.

6. WORLD IS TOO MUCH has showed out in works, the top weight and the rider are a worry. SUPER SHA goes over pet trip on demotion. SPANDAU BALLET has worked well, the rider is a big disappointment in racing. VAYU PUTRA from the main centre is at low weights with the experienced jockey to go for it.

VAYU PUTRA-SUPER SHA-WORLD IS TOO MUCH.

7. OHIYESA is a good type who has beaten better types before. SECRET PILGRIM is in top fettle from the works, is capable of fighting for lead with the good allowance jockey. BUCETHALIS ran below par, can not show improvement so fast to hit the board. EXPRESS IT likes this distance. STONE OF DESTINY has scales in favor.

SECRET PILGRIM-OHIYESA-STONE OF DESTINY.

8. KOHINOOR BEAT is a winner of 2 races at Hyderabad who impressed in gates. BEE FOR YOU ran well last week. KING ADLER can build up on last run. GREEK SHIP was kept handy all through, may improve.

GREEK SHIP-KING ADLER-BEE FOR YOU.

9. SPARK OF GALAXY has tracked fine. MISS MEXICO is working well. BRIANSTA is at low weights, has impressed in trials. FAST COLOURS is looking in good health , has penalty to beat for last easy win.

BRIANSTA-FAST COLOURS-MISS MEXICO.


DAYS BEST=====SOCIAL CLIMBER

DOUBLE------------DREAM OF GOLD X SECRET PILGRIM

AMADEAUS LOOKS TOPS FOR BANGALORE JUVENILE MILLION

Sunday, May 22, 2011

BANGALORE RACES

1. YOUR DESTINY has age against but has won at this scale before. INSPIRATOR won after a lot of false runs by the low performing trainer, has a poor reputation regarding consistency of runs of his wards. COOL WHISTLE has a chance to do well. HABANERO flopped as a favorite with a foreign jockey, has tracked well.

COOL WHISTLE-INSPIRATOR-HABANERO.

2. WILL STILL was finishing on in last run, has a decent rider. JAVO is by the flop sire, may run well. SAGANAKI is half brother to YAMAS and has showed out in tracks. CELEBRITY is full sister to CHINTZ and has been adequately prepared.

CELEBRITY-SAGANAKI-JAVO.

3. SILVER COURT has been in money in last 3 runs, the rider is keen type. AGUSTA ran well to finish 3rd in a good field, has the jockey for the task. JEWEL LADY has been kept in fine shape. FIRE STAR has come to hand as is evident from works and has the scales to fight out.

FIRE STAR-AGUSTA-SILVER COURT.

4. NECTAR CROWN has weights to worry about. STAR OF DESIRE is looking keen in works. ONE COOL CAT finished on late, may get home today. ASTON PARK has come down a lot in scales and may be a gamble today.

ASTON PARK-ONE COOL CAT-NECTAR CROWN.

5. SUPER DUPER is the winner of both starts at Hyderabad and looks a good type, has worked pleasingly. AMADEUS is one of the top horses looking at this years big races, should beat this lot with ease. ASTAPI has shaped speedily in trials. STAR MARQUESS appears to be best from the lot of MAM horses, will try to hit the front in the straight. SPEED SIX is by the speedy classic mare, has shown plenty of early speed in works, the issue is capability to get the distance.

AMADEAUS-SPEED SIX -STAR MARQUESS.

6. VALAHAK is a fast horse who is on the up, the top weight is a worry. CAPE FERRAT has to find his rhythm on the uphill track here, may be out for an airing now. ABNOBA has tracked well, is on the up but has a weak jockey. INDIAN BOLT is looking impressive in works. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN at low weights looks to be good for this sprint.

BLACK MAGIC WOMAN-VALAHAK-INDIAN BOLT.

7. TAYLOR MADE is showing progress in tracks. SUNDAY CRUZ is by an average mare, looks very good as he has the experience of winters, looks unbeatable on paper but the rider is a worry and if someone throws a serious challenge then we shall have a fight ON. HAWA had a set back in winters, is by the good sire. DOOMNA’S CONQUEST is a got abroad who has shaped well in tracks.

SUNDAY CRUZ-DOOMNA’S CONQUEST-HAWA.

8. MAGNITUDE is tracking well. CHEMIN DE FER is by an ordinary mare, has tracked well for this controversial trainer who is good in patches. BOURNE SUPREME is showing speed in tracks. VIJAYKEERTHI got beaten by the classic hopeful PROOF in Hyderabad has shown good tracks. ROMANTIQUE is full sister to SUNLIGHT and is getting weight from the others.

ROMANTIQUE-MAGNITUDE-CHEMIN DE FER

DAYS BEST====AMADEAUS

DOUBLE--------CELEBRITY X BLACK MAGIC WOMAN

BALMORAL CASTLE FOR KARNATAKA POLICE CUP

Saturday, May 21, 2011

BANGALORE RACES


A very tough card is framed for the day , handicapping is fine , but other important indicators like track work are minimal and the type of trainers who are participating makes it difficult to judge the true merits of competitors.

1. SICILY is by a speedy mare and has been given a couple of gates. YAWAR is the full brother to Graded race winner TOMSK, but looks underprepared and has a bad rider. The two old adversaries in HNM & MAM should contest this one, both are sly in placing their bets. SOUTHERN BAY is a well bred as the grand dam has given classic type sprinters and PROVOCATEUR is a got abroad from a good sire, has been kept on leash in gate practices.

SOUTHERN BAY-PROVOCATEUR-SICILY.

2. WAIKATO is by a disappointing sire , had tracked well in winters and looks in forward shape from trials, can win under the top jockey. AKILIK is a 4 year old who flopped as a favorite, the field today is inviting. REAL MAGIC has run far behind in winters, may get on board. SHADES OF SCARLET has tracked well.

WAIKATO-REAL MAGIC-AKALIKI.

3. GRAND SUCCESS is a got abroad who is pleasing in works. SUN RICH is from a weak stable who may be out for an airing only. LIGHTNING EXPRESS is showing speed in trials. STARISTA has the best jockey, has not run for a long time but has credentials of breeding . CARAWAY is tracking fast, has run well in winters.

STARISTA-CARAWAY-GRAND SUCCESS.

4. ARROW IN AUTO MODE & SILVER SPRINGS have won a race each at Hyderabad and have worked well, one of them may place by default in the age favorable field. MOUNTAIN RANGE & NEARNESS OF YOU should fight out, the latter has a definite edge of winning at Mumbai, a better trainer and jockey.

NEARNESS OF YOU-MOUNTAIN RANGE-ARROW IN AUTO MODE.

5. ATLANTUS should be fancied as he has run with much better types, no tracks though? BIANCONI has worked well, is a good stayer. OBAN is pleasing in works. BALMORAL CASTLE is at low weights and tracking very well.

BALMORAL CASTLE-BIANCONI-OBAN.

6. WIN AGAIN & COLOUR OF MONEY are working well but are at stiff handicap. FREE LAW was very impressive in his win, the 2nd to LOVELY KISS is a strong indicator. CURRENT RAY is by the top sire for the centre and has the jockey to fight out. FOREST REGENT has tracked well, goes at low weights.

FREE LAW-CURRENT RAY-FOREST REGENT.

7. KARISINI has top weight and a stick less jockey to go over the trip, has tracked well. REZOOM should like the cut in grass and has always run well when fresh. YAMAS is a front runner who has a chance. ALLEZ VITTE has raced with the contenders before and the last run was much forward, should fight out. RICH RADIANT is by a top mare and he has won 3 races over staying trips, can be in thick of things.

ALLEZ VITTE-REZOOM-YAMAS.

8. PARLIAMENT SRUARE is the youngster who has credentials to run for win. Trainer Sharat Kumar has four runners and a gamble is likely to unfold, the best horse is MAN UNITED who runs for 52nd time , has last won at top weight in class 4. JEYEM is working speedily and will be interested. CROWN ROYAL is the one who may place.

MAN UNITED-PARLIAMENT SQUARE-JEYEM.


DAYS BEST====NEARNESS OF YOU

DOUBLE----------WAIKATO X FREE LAW

HONEY BUZZARD FOR MIDNIGHT COWBOY CUP

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MYSORE FIRST DAY


The racing commences here when the public is keen to hit the ring for some action . The fare at this centre is such that it really tests the skills of the handicappers, the races are basically for older horses with a lot of young discards and lots which could not raise a fair price during sale period end up with small time trainers who survive basically because of an odd gamble once in a while. Add to this situation the plethora of small time trainers who are inter linked due to common owners, relationships and the ability to return favors by in out running of wards. The speed with which horses are sold and transferred from one stable to another can not be matched by any other racing centre, so punters must keep all the angles in mind before going through the mine field of racing tangibles in trying to get a winner from studies. The most sincere advise is not to hurry with your wager but wait till the horses reach the starting stalls, a horse which opens at even money gets to be at 6 to one and vice versa in a span of 5 to 10 mins of the wagering time.


1. HIDALGO is undoubtedly the top horse here as he has come down from class 3 in Bangalore to this class in just one year, if backed can win easily, though my gut feeling is that he goes for a run today. LEATHER QUEEN has the new kid riding, may run a forward race. AMAZON has not been given a single track, has the good jockey working for the sly old trainer. STERLING SNIP is working well. SAMRAT has impressed in works and has an allowance jockey.

SAMRAT-LEATHER QUEEN-AMAZON.

2. BREED APART has pleased in the track work, the rookie is improving by each ride. NANO BLUE has impressed in gates. MINE GAMES looks improved in works, is due to earn some money now. ISINBAYEVA has come down a lot and looks suggestive from tracks, the distance is ideal and the younger half brother won on Sunday at Bangalore.

ISINBAYEVA-MINE GAMES-BREED APART.

3. MEXICAN WAVE is tracking well. HAGGLER is a stayer who may need much ground to show out. IRISH INTELLECT has done nothing in last 3 seasons so watch now. GOOD COMPANION has run with better types at Bangalore and should go for it at low weights, has tracked well.

GOOD COMPANION-IRISH INTELLECT-MEXICAN WAVE.

4. HAKUNA MATATA showed out in gates, needs more distance. MR MAGIC has worked well. AUTHOROTATIVE is a difficult horse to handle, has let down most times. DARK HORSE is due for a win, can upset. LAKE EMERALD is a well bred for this centre and the youngster can win if given a fair ride.

LAKE EMERALD-AUTHOROTATIVE-MR MAGIC.

5. CIAMPINO has a weak jockey but has worked the best from this lot, has not won for long so watch? MR SUNRISE is tracking fine. MARATHA CONQUEROR was bought down quite a bit to score at the end of last season, retains zest. QUEEN OF DESTINY is impressive in works, has a weak jockey. FAUSTIAN is placed at a good handicap, but no works.

QUEEN OF DESTINY-FAUSTIAN-MR SUNRISE.

6. HONEY BUZZARD is by the sire in limelight, the only track in the morning was speedy, the dam is impressive. ROCK ALL is looking fit, has the good rider. JEEVIKA’S QUEEN has tracked well, needs an outing. DEMANDING FORMAT is the best performed, has shown out in works and should win if the Darashah ward fails for some reason.

HONEY BUZZARD-DEMANDING FORMAT-ROCK ALL.

7. RIVER FORCE has been kept in fine fettle, the handicap is very stiff . GAME OF LIFE has not won for long, has been tracking well. KAPATHOS is a speedy one who can strike even with a weak jockey. GRIS PARIDE is liking the pace in the mornings and should be the one to catch under this new imported rider. ARCHER has to get racing fit first.

GRIS RAPIDE-GAME OF LIFE-KAPATHOS.

8. BUCETHALIS is a good type with the killer weight against over a trip. GUIDED MISSILE is the only class one winner here, has worked well. THE FORCE needs runs in early part of season, goes over pet trip. RISING RAINBOW has been sharpened up fine and will fight out. BEHRAM is at low weights, may run well.

RISING RAINBOW-BUCETHALIS-BEHRAM.

9. SERIOUS WARRIOR is pleasing in works. MOM IN LAW was a fighting winner who should do well in this class. ALCHESAYE has done nothing for long, should like the cut in the grass. PREZZIE has impressed in works. VISUAL ELEMENT may surprise.

MOM IN LAW-ALCHESAYE-PREZZIE.


DAYS BEST===LAKE EMERALD

DOUBLE---------GOOD COMPANION X MOM IN LAW

D'ARTAGNAN FOR JAYCHAMRAJA WADIYAR CUP

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The internet connection played traunt like the favorite's yesterday hence the inordinate delay.

1. The 3 youngsters should fight out, MAM's horse is best but the owner is known for negative bets. ABSENCE may palce.

BRILLIANCE-THE LAST FLING-ABSENCE.

2. Again MAM's horse is bred for classics, had been kept under wraps in winters. RIGHT ON TIME & INTRIGUE could fight out if FREE STYLER is not on job. OCEANIC ZONE may run well first time out.

RIGHT ON TIME-INTRIGUE-FREE STYLER

3. BENTEN may be fancied, but top weights struggled in the grass yesterday. MUQTADIR should like the trip. ROYAL FORTUNE appeals on handicap and tracks. ALPINE SHINE can upset.

ROYAL FORTUNE-BENTEN-MUQTADIR.

4. THRILLSEEKER has no works. CITRALI is from suspect intent connections. SMART EXOTIC has form to go by. OCEANIC WIND is my bet of the day if odds are good.

OCEANIC WIND-SMART EXOTIC-CITRALI.

5. ASTOUNDING GALLOP is winner of a graded race, can do well, stable change may be factored. DANCE N CELEBRATE had a good winter performance. BUCEPHALUS is a good type. CAMMORA can go all the way at low weights.

CAMORRA-ASTOUNDING GALLOP-BUCEPHALUS.

6. KYLES OF BUTE has always liked the weather here at this time of the year, should run well. D'ARTAGNANA has not won for long, looks very keen in tracks. TOMSK is a graded race winner who can warm up. COULEAR ROUGE may run well, has tough handicap. CAVALARY CHARGE should run a forward race with intent to upset.

D'ARTAGNAN-KYLES OF BUTE-CAVALARY CHARGE.

7. JORIKI is maintaining form. ACCURATE is speedy one. DOLCE VINO may run a forward race. SALONI should be the trainer's gamble today, has worked attractively.

SALONI-ACCURATE-JORIKI.

8. CORLEONE has the decent rider for a try. DUCHES OF YORK may be fancied due to the rider nut to form or tracks. MOOVES GOOD ENOUGH has a chance. JUNO has come down the scales and should be interested here.

JUNO-CORLEONE-MOOVES GOOD ENOUGH.

9. MAN DOWN UNDER is a forward runner. SON OF THE SUN may be tried. BLACK BEAUTY is at the correct handicap to run for win. VODOO MOON may place. STAR LEAGUE can run for money with this rider.

BLACK BEAUTY-VODOO MOON-SON OF THE SUN.


DAYS BEST===SALONI

DOUBLE------D'ARTAGNAN X JUNO

SIRONO FOR WADIYAR CUP

Saturday, May 14, 2011

BANGALORE OPENING DAY SUMMER 2011

In the absence of track reporting for work in first few days , the horses look half prepared and a large number of them who are running today have not been shown in works. In view of this indicator and the fact that there are very few try jockeys in Bangalore today’s races should be confined to those who have shown some pace work and have winning type jockeys astride.

1. ARABIAN GOLD has the new fly in jockey with a good repute , the horse is half brother to FLEETING ARROW and has worked well. MIDTOWN DELIGHT has credentials but no tracks and a weak jockey point to no try run. LAD KING will come into contention based on run in Mumbai, the half brother to AZUL would have been a good thing if the distance was a bit more. Has shown very speedy tracks but the owner has a poor record with favorites. MAGNOMICAL was a decent runner close on the haunches of first named in last run, no tracks?

LAD KING-ARABIAN GOLD-MAGNOMICAL.

2. SHAHRAAN had won all the way and now goes with top weight with a weak jockey. SANDHURST may run a forward race, has no tracks. The rider on DANCING EMERALDS is a work jockey, is likely to race for fitness only. GOLD VENTURE is a got abroad who was well prepared in the winters but was kept under wraps, can win on asking, the owner’s horses have been running indifferently last two season’s so one has to watch the trend afresh. INDIAN PRIDE is another one who belongs to very ordinary connections known more for their failures on public fancies., this horse was in demand in one of the race in winters.

GOLD VENTURE-SHAHRAAN-DANCING EMERALDS.

3. FRUIT KING has top weight and an ordinary jockey. DIVINE TOUCH has potential and can win on backing, the trainer is due to earn this season as his horses have been bought down. SPLENDID DANCER was in betting order last season, has the good apprentice jockey. ATTATURK runs for 60th time, he is a winner of three races who has been kept easy in last two seasons.

DIVINE TOUCH( ATTATURK-Upset)-SPLENDID DANCER-FRUIT KING.

4. ADMIRAL won his last start fighting to hang on to the lead, has penalty to defy, tracks as usual are misleading from this canny trainer. ONE COOL CAT has not been seen in tracks, the rider can get response. BROWNIE may run for money. GUN SALUTE has the weight advantage to pull away and hold on with the experienced rider.

GUN SALUTE-ADMIRAL-ONE COOL CAT.

5. DEEP BLUE SKY and ROYAL SURPRISE are the 4 year olds who may be tried here. PRE ORDAINED is a well bred who was a fighting 2nd to too good TIBERIUS, has a chance to win here as the tracks are fluent and speedy. MIGRALINO was an impressive winner who won on tight reigns in a weak company. LOVELY KISS is by the impressive sire and won as a good thing for the small stables. SILKEN TOUCH is at low weights with an improving jockey who will try to go all the way, horse has shown out in works and is from the best sire for local conditions.

SILKEN TOUCH-PRE ORDAINED-MIGRALINO.

6. SIRONO was touted as a sprinter of repute before having a set back at the end of the season, has tracked well. CARLA is the main challenger who bled like most loosing favorites, has run close to SIRONO before, looks non reliable to me. LAD’S GLADIATOR had a good winter , may be given easy rides now. CLASSIC CHARGE has been bought down in last season and has potential to win in top class.

SIRONO-CLASSIC CHARGE-CARLA.

7. GUN POWDER looks very good on handicap, has raced with better types and goes over winning trip under the good jockey. CHANTILLY JEWEL has no works, may run well. FLIP YOUR DESTINY is a winner of 4 races, will do well on backing. NORTH CAPE has a tendency to give up in last few yards of a race, the jockey has done nothing so far.

GUN POWDER-NORTH CAPE-CHANTILLY JEWEL.

8. TOP SECRET is half brother to the late developing good type HENRY’S SECRET , has shown keen work with this good jockey. INDIAN ran well in last attempt, has a weak stable. CASTRO is another one of the failure who bled despite never raising a gallop, has worked speedily and the breeding commands respect. DANCERELLA has a chance to make a race of it, has ordinary breeding but the tracks are good.

CASTRO-DANCERELLA-TOP SECRET.

DAYS BEST====GUN POWDER

DOUBLE-------LAD KING X CASTRO

Friday, May 13, 2011

PROSPECTS OF SIRES FOR JUVENILES IN 2011



A. The 2010-2011 season is at midway stage with the break in racing at all centres except the lovely hill station at Udhagamandalam. The period marks the halfway stage of the country’s racing calendar. It provides us opportunity to study the young stock which will be dominating the racing interest in the coming summer/ monsoon months. A good number of races for two year olds (who turned three year olds on Ist Jan) have gone by at all the racing centers. The interest of coming months racing will be on the prospects of the juvenile crop, winners of maiden races, million and multi-million races. The future potential & strength of this young crop will now be judged during the summer/monsoon season, mainly at Bangalore and Pune when the maturing juveniles are going to contest in age group and class races. A fair number of outside horses are going to participate mainly in three year old category in Bangalore, some seriously and some for summering purposes to tone up for kills once back at Hyderabad etc. Apart from a large percentage of the youngsters who have had track experience, some of the maidens are still to have a feel of real racing and some exciting prospects are likely to catch the attention as they mature and race.

B. The early value of a juvenile race horse is primarily judged from the Sire’s influence and established record with the previous crops or expectations as per pedigree and performance in case of freshman sires. The dams are equally important and enhance the prospect with established families, bloodlines and personal track performance. The most significant aspect in judging a Sire’s value is his potential to produce classic/graded race winners. Most of the exciting stock with good bloodlines in picked up by big buyers at the prominent centres in our country, still the prospect of getting a good colt or filly is every owners dream. An owner, will always want to have horses who win maiden races early and go on to be groomed for the harder competitions .Sires are known to provide early winners or precocious stock and are preferred for this important trait of theirs. The structure of racing in India provides for such early juvenile winners to pick up better stakes than when they race in handicap races. Hence a lot of attention is given to the Sires who perform well with offspring’s who come to hand quickly and promise more achievements in early stages of their career.

C. Let us now take a look at the winner producing sires for juveniles this year. A total of 1696 live foals ( 136 are got abroad ) were reported for the year 2008 by the stud Book Of India publication “Return Of The Mares ” and due to various causes a small percentage of these may not eventually make it to the race courses. Out of these about 104 horses from stud farms catering mainly for Chennai and Ooty racing centres from the 6 sires located in Tamil Nadu, (ALWAYS A RAINBOW, FOYER, LOCKED AWAY,MAGISTRETTI, PREDAPPIO and STAR SUPREME ) are not being considered as racing coverage at these centres is mostly irrelevant due to monopoly of locals & lack of true competitiveness. In the rest of the country about 182 three year olds (listed against their respective sires) have already gone on to win races, a small percentage indeed.

D. A total of 165 sires have sired the crop of 2008 out of which 86 sires stood outside the country and their foals were got abroad. 44 resident and 22 standing abroad sires have got winners so far. The details of the winners (mentioned along with the name) in the season 2009-10 are discussed hereafter. Sires with a crop of 20 or more are also written about subsequently. The winning crop of 2/3 year olds (@) is mentioned for reference Black type winners are shown in capitals. The details of Black Type winners/performers ($) during last racing year are also mentioned for interest and perusal.

1. PLACERVILLE (92) The late son of Mr Prospector in his 14th crop has 13 winners of 19 races out of a crop of 58 foals.

@-WINDSOR MANOR, golden rule, martinique, mountain wind, iron marshall, business tycoon, black magic woman, vijay’s conquer, astapi, limtless hills, forest regent, chemin de fer & soneeyo.

$-BID FOR GOLD, CHANGE OF LUCK, FOREST FLAIR, HALL OF GLORY, LEAVE IT I ME, MAGISTERIAL, MR GREEDY & RHAPSIDION SNOW ,aemilia, amazing ray, classerville, d’artagnan, mighty crusader, mystic quest, native knight, ordained one, orient glory, originality, record breaker & topkapi.

The top sire has been the champion sire 9 times, has been the most dominant sire in western India for a decade . He has sired 76 Black Type winners including champions like SOUTHERN EMPIRE, HAUNTING MEMEORIES, SMART CHIEFTAIN, SIX SPEED, PRICELESS, PALAZZIO etc. He has produced the largest number of mares in recent years and some of these are going to be in the news for their off springs.

2. DIFFIDENT (69)- Standing at Yeravada Stud Pune, this versatile 19 year old son of Nureyev in his 8th crop has 40 foals, 12 have won a total of 13 races so far.

@-HAUNTING FANTASY, our chieftain, nearness of you, aidan, seversthal, star value, silk cut, ability, capote & salt.

$-SCIONIC, SUPERIOR QUEST, VIJAY MONARCH, diego Riviera, keringdingan, serenity, sunspirit & viva la diva.

Other Black Type winners-APERITIVO, BOURBON KING, SECRET MEMEORY,DIEGO RIVIERA, FREE RADICAL, FEDORA, CASTLE PARK, FLY THE FURY, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, SOCIETY DREAM, TIDE OF FORTUNE, PREMIERE CLASSE and ROSMINI.

He was champion freshman sire in 2001-02. He has been utilized by the top stables around Pune and has been very consistent in producing black types. He has given some top class sprinters and fewer offspring’s with stamina abilities. A glaring omission in his off springs is that they have fallen short at the classic level.

3. ONTARIO (67)-Storm Cat sired and Sohna Stud based 11 year old stallion got to foal 48 in his 4th out of which 6 have won a total of 9 races.

@- tempting thought, art dealer, miss burgeon, awesome, lake king,& lake superior.

$--ARTS & SPRINT STAR.

. The sire has done extremely well in main racing centers, has traits to produce good sprinters. He was the leading freshman sire in 2007-08.This appears to be his last sizable crop as the stud farm has got the exciting Noverre for future.

4. BURDEN OF PROOF (62) - The Fairy King’s 19 year old son standing at Kunigal Stud has 8th crop of 33 foals , 8 winners of 12 races .

@-CLASS APART,SURYA LAXMI,PROOF, sledgehammer, current ray, Casanova, freelaw, hillfiger, sergeant pepper,speed six,crown rule & silken truth.

$-- ABOLINE, ARABIAN PRINCE ,APRILIA, SIACHEN, TSAVORITE, , Ciel Indienne, saptivating, Carla, cielo rey, Corbett, clear mandate, suchiman & spectacular style.

Other Black Type Winners-FULL SPEED, FANTABULOUS KING, FLEETING ARROW, LINDSAY, ABS FABS, STARANZANO, SO PERFECT, CAMARIOCA, SPEARHEAD, WOMAN ON TOP and SARABANDE.

The 2 x 3 inbred grandson of Northern Dancer had the best performers during the last couple of years. He has dominated the racing at Bangalore in recent years with some precocious stock.The sire has given good sprinters and middle distance winners, the recent crops have even shown good staying traits.

5. AL NASR ALWASHEEK(59)- 22 year old son of sire of sires Sadler’s Wells and standing at Poona Stud, he has 7 winners of 10 races from 46 foals in his 14th crop.

@- Own empire, days of thunder, Elena, mountain glory, magnitude, celandine & alavir.

$- AWARDING,ICEBREAKER, PALLAZIO’S SUN, STRING ALONG, andromaque, ballibay, clarion call, diamond hunter, Messalina, rapture of victory, secret pilgrim, star bright, strategic change& sun elegance.

Other Black Type Champions -MYSTICAL, STORM AGAIN, RADICAL FORCE , NOBLE EAGLE & ANSBACH.

Another versatile sire who is well respected for the produce in western India. He was the champion freshman sire in 1999-2000.He has sired 20 black type winners so far. Unfortunately his mares have not nicked well with the stud stallion Placerville.

6. GLORY OF DANCER (56)-The late Son of Shareef Dancer , he produced 14 foals in his 11th crop, 2 winners.

@.-doverhill & migralino.

$-, BEAUTIFUL STRANGER ,ELOISE,KYLES OF BUTE,NAPOLEON,CABRIOLET& ONASSIS & agent archie.

Other Black Type Champions / Winners – ANTONIOS, HOTSTEPPER, BLURR, GLORIOUS BREAKER, CRUISING , DANCING DYNAMITE, ADRIAN, ,MIDNIGHT COUP, KYLES OF BUTE, KAISER, FRUIT OF GLORY and JUVENTUS.

A good sire who matured with each crop which raced mostly in western India. The crops usually took time to come to hand and could get all distances. There have been reservations about their not doing well in monsoons due to the cut and grassy conditions, he has reveled in dry and sound turf. He was highly successful in the recently concluded Mumbai season getting 45 winners.

7. RAZEEN (56) -Champion sire 10 times, the late renowned son of Northern Dancer had the 16th crop of 24 foals from which 6 have won far.

@ - raznandan, secret service, arrow in auto mode, amor amor, mountain range,& hills and stars.

$-ALICE SPRINGS,ECHOES OF LIGHT, angelo, arctic force, cinnamon rose, grand madame, portrush, star alliance, star empire, star warrior, sterilitzia & washington Irvine.

Notable Champions -SET ALIGHT,SOUTHERN REGENT, FOREST FANTASY, INDICTMENT, STAR SUPREME, FOND FANTASY, PSYCHIC FLAME, SIMPLY SUPREME, SANTORINI STAR etc.

He gave us 67 black type winners. The toast of leading North Indian Breeding establishment has turned out to be the top brood mare sire of the country.

8. FLITCH (55)- 19 year old son of Demons Begone and standing at at Doaba Stud, Pisawa in his 7th crop has 18 foals, all are maidens still.

$-MASEEHA, top of the class.

Other Black Type Winner-SHELLY GREEN .

An average sire who has got winners over all distances, the produce tends to derive traits from the mares.

9. WARRSHAN (53)-The late well performed and versatile son of Northern Dancer and full brother to the celebrated RAZEEN in his 17th crop of 24 has 2 winners.

@-lucky misbah & visionist.

Black Type Winners-SECRET ROMEO, PORTMAN SQURE, SECRET WARRIOR, YES ES YES SES, BEYOND BELIEF, MASTER PROSPECT, ROYAL SAPPER and RETAINED ASSET.

10. CHINA VISIT (51)-The 14 year old son of Red Ransom located at Mehra Farms in his 5th crop of 47 has got 11 winners exactly the same number as he had last year.

@-romantique, snow blaze, oakdale, Saratoga spring, transformation, blue sky, songstress, secrecy, at the helm & vittoria.

$-MOONLIGHT ROMANCE, XISCA, ave maria, sunlight & sky train.

Other Black Type Winners-RUBY QUEEN,FLAMING ACE, AZUREUS,SAFARI,KIARA, OROCHI &ARCHIPENKO.

The grand son of Roberto has done very well last year with having second highest winners in the Mumbai season 2010-11. The produce has done well in sprints and the later crops are maturing to stay as well. Most of the crop races at the prime centres of racing .He is bound to profit from the cross of Razeen mares who nick well with him.

11. JUNIPER(50)- 13 year old is son of Danzig and stands at Capricorn Stud. He has 2 winners of 4 races in the 5th crop of 7 foals.

@-master belief & master arts.

$-IKARIA &rare and precious.

Other Black Type Winner-RARE AND PRECIOUS.

A decent sire who has done well at Bangalore in winters with speed being the forte of the produce. He has been deprived of a healthy crop , despite having good fertility rate because of the presence of late EMERALD CAT in the same stud.

12. MAJOR IMPACT(39) is 22 year old son of Roberto and in his 14 th crop at Manjri Stud has 32 foals with 5 winners.

@-PRONTO PRONTO,amaretto, admiral, imperial star & drum beat.

$-going for gold & red dragon.

Black Type Winners-DIABOLICAL, BRATZ, THUNDERING POWER, LA HINCH and NITROUS.

The sire had done reasonably well at USA before being relocated here. He gives winners mainly for sprints and middle distances but like most of the produce from his stud farm, they all take time to come to hand.

13. MR MELLON (39)- 12 year old & standing at Ruia Stud, the son of Red Ransom had his 5th crop of 49 out of which 3 have won .

@-kathelyn, Hillsboro & lake leader .

$-SUCCEDING STAR,ocean storm & amoresque.

Other Black Type Winners-REGAL CONNECTION, ADAMANT APPROACH &FANTASTIC QUEST.

The produce is not precocious and they take time coming to hand. Has a decent record with mature runners over middle distances.

14. SENURE (38) is 15 year old son of Nureyev and stands at Manjri Studs and in his 54th crop has 31 runners of whom none has won.

$-WEIZHOU, ecstatica & ice bound.

Other Black Type Winners- OASIS STAR , RIYASAT, GOBELIN & THE HURRICANE.
A disappointing sire has fizzled out after a promising start in first crop. The produce has basically raced in western India and won mostly in soft monsoon conditions at Pune. The foals take time to come to hand.

15. TIROL (37) The late son of Thatching in his 17th & last crop produced 33, out of whom 3 have won 4 races.

@-good looking, master d’artgnan & optimum pride.

$-YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL, Leonardo.

Other Black Type Winners-SUPER SPEED,OPERA PRINCEAVEC PLAISIERGRAND PASSION& ONE MAGIC MOMENT.

16. YOUNG SENOR (37) The late son of El Gran Senor in his 14th & last crop of 19 runners had one winner.

@- equal luxury.

Black Type Winners-ONNU ONNU ONNU,CORAL GABLES, EL PASO,TIANA, CREDIT SQUEEZE,HIGH POINT & BLAST IN CLASS.

17. ROYAL KINGDOM (34) The 14 year old is son of Fairy Kingdom and stands at Equus Stud . In his 7th crop he has 22 foals with 3 winners.

@-st catz, Benjamin &knight of realm.

$-SU CHALIYO,SUN KINGDOM & HIGHLAND CROWN, raghuvansh & moon star.
Other Black Types- HOLDING COURT, OYSTER COVE, DEMOCRATICUS, ENAKSI, GRUEZI and ROYAL PRINCESS.

The sire has lost his fire after a promising start. The produce takes time coming to hand, can do well at all distances. The potency has dropped alarmingly despite the reasonable age.

18. BRAVE ACT (32) is 17 year old son of Bold Lad and he stands at Kunigal Stud. In his 7th crop of 6 foals he has 3 winners.

@-bavaria,Cortina & bold police.

$-awesome Indian, aztec gold & greshwin.

Black Type Winner-ARABIAN KNIGHT .

A disappointing sire who was relocated from England after failing there, could not match the stable mate BURDEN OF PROOF and has given average runners. The runners start off well but have a tendancy to average out within a few runs.

19. EL JOHAR (30)-Standing at Mukteshwar Stud, the 14 year old son of Nashwan has 02 winners of 3 races from a crop of 23 in his 5th crop.

@-valour & hidden destiny.

Black Type Winners-SPOT ON & COMMON KNOWLEDGE.

The grand son of Blushing Groom has been mediocre with the crop winning sprints and mid distances only at secondary centers.

20. GASWAR (30)- Standing at Lingwood Stud Baas, Shadeed sired 20 year old in his 13th crop of 31 foals has one winner.

@-mahima.

$-IMMENSE, ASTOUNDING GALLOP, all pepper, kohinoor wish,& malabar prince.

Other Black Type Winners-FAME STAR, TOMSK,RECONNECT and FLOATING ASSET.

The sire has done well after a doubtful start. The aging grand son of Nijinsky gives good sprinters and middle distance performers.The produce takes time coming to hand.

21. HYMN (29)-14 year old son of Fairy King and standing at Jodha Stud ,Jaipur had 43 foals in his 6th crop with no winners.

$-kuchipudi.

An average sire has given some decent sprinters. He is located at a non compatible place and has average mares to cover. A large number of offspring’s race at western India under a most non performing stable.

22. STEINBECK (29) –22 year old son of Mr Prospector in his 14th crop stands at Usha Stud Gurgaon & has 4 runners, none has won.

$-SYSTEMATIC & davenport.

Other Black Type Champions-RUNNING FLAME,STAR OF WINDSOR,FOREST TREASURE,VENUS ARISING,AVEROFF,PSYCHIC STRENGTH,ALAMEDA & SPLENDID SURPRISE.

The aged good sire has given us 28 black type winners. His crop has done well in monsoons and like the soft purchase of the turf.

23. GREENSMITH (28)-The late son of Known Fact in his 14th &last crop has 15 foals 2 of which have won.

@-affirmative &global wind.

$-hugo.

Black Type Winners-GREAT STRIDES,ONLY FOR GOLD, RAPIDASH, HUGO, GREEN BAX & STAR MILLIONAIRE.

The better than average sire produced some good sprinters.

24. ROYAL GLADIATOR (27) -The 13 year old locally bred son of Honour And Glory in his 5th th crop at Pratap Stud, Ahmedabad has 26 foals, none is a winner so far.

$-deep blue sky.

Black Type Winner - LYCIA FALCON.

The homebred sire has been an average performer with the produce taking time coming to hand. The winners are generally over middle distances.

25. DON MICHELETTO (26).The late son of Machiavellian in his 9th crop had 20 foals with 4 winners of 5 races.

@-swiss don, thirteen black, cristiano & goliath.

$-magic million.

Black Type Winner-SPARKS.

26. INNER CITY (26) – The late son of Bob Back in his 10th crop of 15 foals has no winners.
$-fair option.

Black Type Winner-MAXIMISE.

27. SERIOUS SPENDER (26) -Standing at Yeravada Stud Pune this 20 year old son of Seattle Slew has a crop of 9, with no winners.

$-couleur rouge.

Black Type Winners-BROWN SUGAR,BRYCE CANYON,TOUCH OF SILVER,SKY RAIDER & EL CAMPADOR.

A reasonable sire who was perhaps under utilized due to the presence of better stallions around the stud.The crop in the last few years has been moderate to ordinary.

28. IKHTYAR (22) – 11 year old son of UNFUWAIN, located at Nanoli Farms has 22 foals of which 2 have won.

@-bongani & queen’s craft.

$-BRUCKNER, Berlusconi & golden queen.

The sire had a disappointing start to his career despite getting to cross quality mares. His produce has a tendency to win at middle distances, lacks precociousness. The stable has good stock of mares and the performance of this grand son of Northern Dancer will improve with age.

29. EMERALD CAT(21)- By Storm Cat he stood at Capricorn Stud and in his 2nd crop of 52 foals got 10 winners.

@-sunny express, al zamrud, benten, incanto bliss, kinshahs, cool cat, pavan, greatness, esmeraldo & born to race.

$-MACCHIPICCHU, SIRONO, make my day, & secret love.

A sire with great potential was lost early as some very promising offsprings who did well after coming to hand. A sire who was good for sprints and middle distances.

30. BLACK CASH (20)-This DEPOSIT TICKET ‘s son has the largest number of off springs , ie; 62 this year in his 5th crop, (last year he had just 3). Based at Equus Stud Talegaon, he has 8 winners of 11 races.

$- spiritual.

@ -PICASSO, emerald, combined operations, stadium of light, gossip, ache for love, poles apart & shahenshah.

Other Black Type Winners-VIJAYRAAJ,& QUEST FOR CASH.

A reasonable sire who was dogged with fertility problem has the best crop of his life to perform this year. The produce is precocious and likes firm terrain, a large number of winners have come at Mumbai.

31. MIDTOWN, a very promising sire by Danehill gave us only one crop of 36 before his untimely death and has 9 winners of 10 races.
@-castletown,silver springs,midtown magic,zultanite,show time,I specialist,toil toil toil,speed boat, daring dynamite & touching the town.

Watch out for this crop as the racers have looked very good and the sire will be remembered during the coming racing this year.

32. EPICENTRE by Kris S is a 12 year olsd standing at AB Studs Patiala and has a crop of 32 out of which 4 have won 5 races.
@-river side, shershah, kiana, qinghuagdao & ponte verdi.

A well performed grand son of Roberto has been a stayer but has disappointed so far, may be just feeding the secondary centres of racing. The crop is taking time coming to hand

33. ITAQUERE POWER who expired last year was by Minstrel’s Glory had a large lot of 39 out of which 4 have won 5 races.
@-royal fortune,Abdullah,warrior race&amazing star.

A very ordinary sire with most runners doing what they can in the capital city.

34. HURRICANE STATE by Miswaki was an early casuality at the Hargobing Stud, in his 2nd crop he had 28 off springs and 4 winners.
@-ice rain,ultimate fantasy,raana & shahraan.
$-con artiste.

The sire had done very little at stud in USA for 6 years, the first crop here had some reasonably good sprinters. The glaring thing about them is the dislike of wet conditions of the monsoons.

35. INHABITANT by Zafonic is located at Doaba Studs and the 9 year old has a crop of 32 from which 4 have won.
@-raffles,sokudo,aletris & petaloid.
$-rosemead.

A disappointing sire who looks very ordinary, the off springs take time coming to hand & like a bit of additional distance to do something.

36. SUSSEX by Danehill is a 10 year old standing at Badal Stud Muktsar. He has 23 off springs out of which 3 have won 4 races.
@-good wood park,win again & master of illusion.

An ordinary sire with poor race performance, can mature with age, has ltd stud support and off springs are likely to race in North India only.


FRESHMAN SIRES FOR 2010


37.DANEHILL STAR by sire of sires Danehill aged 14 years had a ltd crop of 8 foals only at the Galloping Acres Pissawa from where he has since been relocated to Bangalore. He is yet to get a winner. The 3x3 grandson inbred to Natalma (dam of northern dancer) was a speedy racer, had 4 poor crops at Australia before relocation here, may turn out average and give some speedy types.

38. EUROPIAN by Great Commotion aged 11 years standing at Arabesque Stud, Muktsar has a small crop of 19 and has 2 winners.
@-rohini star & agastaya.
The grandson of Nureyev has not impressed with his runners so far. He is likely to get weak stock of mares and should turn out to be average.

39. IMTIYAZ by Woodman out of a very well performed mare is a 12 year old son of Woodman and stands at the Nanoli Studs ,Pune.He has a crop of 21 out of which 2 have won.
@-muqtadir & Pablo Neruda.
The performance has been much below par as the off springs have not matured early and the racers have not shown much speed or precociousness. It looks likely that his off springs will need distances to perform. It is surprising that one of the good stud keeps on getting disappointing sires.

40. MAMBO MINSTREL by Kingmambo is 9 years old and stands at Samra Studs,Faridkot. He has 17 foals in first crop and has only one winner.
@-dazzling cracker.
Looks a very ordinary sire with poor track performance & ordinary stud support.

41. OATH by Fairy King is 11 years who won Epsom derby and had ltd success in 6 crops at Japan with only a single graded winner. The sire may come good like most other sons of the incomparable NORTHERN DANCER & needs to be watched with interest as he has a large crop of 42. He is likely to get some well bred mares at the famous Pratap Stud Himmatnagar.He has 4 winners of six races.
@-aerator, scorch, miss burgeon & colour of money.

42. QUEST STAR by Broad Brush could not sustain the transfer to the hot and dry conditions and passed away after a short tenure at stud duties. The sire was a versatile racer and a stayer to the core. The breeding is quite ordinary as there is nothing much from the grand sire side. He has 24 foals with 2 winners of 3 races.
@-golden palace & gracia marquez.

43. REBUTTAL is by Mr Greeley, 2x3 in bred to Mr Prospector the 9 year old grand son of the famous GONE WEST has a fairly large number (43) of foals. The performance of the sire has been very encouraging with the crop winning at almost all centres and some promising youngsters making their mark early. He has 10 winners of 14 races.
@-DANDIFIED,TIBERIUS,zamorin,lovely kiss,king of lords,oru oru oru,precisely that,rajkumari, golden route & bourne supreme.

44. SUNDAY DOUBT by Sunday Silence moved into a stud farm of repute which has been dogged with untimely loss of sires at regular intervals, and as if preordained this one also passed away prematurely. The late sire has a healthy crop of 45 and has 10 winners.
@- manhattan rain, Sabbath, whistling strait, practically perfect, alabaster, silencio, rein in spain, alienation, bright spectrum &silk route.
The crop of late grand son of HALO should be of interest as he was from a very well established stout male line which has always been the main criteria of imports at this farm.

Other sires with winners and non winners are also listed (Crop mentioned in brackets):-

OTHER SIRES WITH WINNERS

45. CLASSIC TALE(2)-el sharara.
46. DUJA(9)-ashwa aparnita.
47. HAMMERSTEIN(16)-ashwa panchi.
48. SAN FRANCISCO(10)-aali janaab.
49. TEJANO(6)-ace blood.


OTHER SIRES WITH NO WINNERS


50. ADLER(1)
51.AJAAD-(10)
52. ARGYLE LAKE (6)
53. AVENGING ANGEL(1)
54. ANSBACH(7)
55. BATZUSHKA(2)
56. BLUE GRASS PRINCE(2)
57. CONCORDIAL(15)
58. DANCING BEGGAR(1)
59. DARK NILE(8)
60. FANTABULOUS KING(3)
61. INTERNATIONAL(6)
62. JOINT ACCOUNT(1)
63. KLY GREEN(9)
64. MASTER MIND(1)
65. MISCHEVIOUS MUSIC(3)
66. MUDEER(2)
67. PENINE RIDGE(1)
68. PROTÉGÉ(2)
69. PUERTO MADERO(8)
70. RAMBUS(3)
71. REACH THE GOLD(1)
72. ROSMINI(3)
73. SIZZLING MELODY(8)









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PERFORMANCE OF SIRES AND PROSPECTS OF JUVENILES FOR YEAR 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A. The 2010-2011 season is at midway stage with the break in racing at all centres except the lovely hill station at Udhagamandalam. The period marks the halfway stage of the country’s racing calendar. It provides us opportunity to study the young stock which will be dominating the racing interest in the coming summer/ monsoon months. A good number of races for two year olds (who turned three year olds on Ist Jan) have gone by at all the racing centers. The interest of coming months racing will be on the prospects of the juvenile crop, winners of maiden races, million and multi-million races. The future potential & strength of this young crop will now be judged during the summer/monsoon season, mainly at Bangalore and Pune when the maturing juveniles are going to contest in age group and class races. A fair number of outside horses are going to participate mainly in three year old category in Bangalore, some seriously and some for summering purposes to tone up for kills once back at Hyderabad etc. Apart from a large percentage of the youngsters who have had track experience, some of the maidens are still to have a feel of real racing and some exciting prospects are likely to catch the attention as they mature and race.

B. The early value of a juvenile race horse is primarily judged from the Sire’s influence and established record with the previous crops or expectations as per pedigree and performance in case of freshman sires. The dams are equally important and enhance the prospect with established families, bloodlines and personal track performance. The most significant aspect in judging a Sire’s value is his potential to produce classic/graded race winners. Most of the exciting stock with good bloodlines in picked up by big buyers at the prominent centres in our country, still the prospect of getting a good colt or filly is every owners dream. An owner, will always want to have horses who win maiden races early and go on to be groomed for the harder competitions .Sires are known to provide early winners or precocious stock and are preferred for this important trait of theirs. The structure of racing in India provides for such early juvenile winners to pick up better stakes than when they race in handicap races. Hence a lot of attention is given to the Sires who perform well with offspring’s who come to hand quickly and promise more achievements in early stages of their career.

C. Let us now take a look at the winner producing sires for juveniles this year. A total of 1696 live foals ( 136 are got abroad ) were reported for the year 2008 by the stud Book Of India publication “Return Of The Mares ” and due to various causes a small percentage of these may not eventually make it to the race courses. Out of these about 104 horses from stud farms catering mainly for Chennai and Ooty racing centres from the 6 sires located in Tamil Nadu, (ALWAYS A RAINBOW, FOYER, LOCKED AWAY,MAGISTRETTI, PREDAPPIO and STAR SUPREME ) are not being considered as racing coverage at these centres is mostly irrelevant due to monopoly of locals & lack of true competitiveness. In the rest of the country about 182 three year olds (listed against their respective sires) have already gone on to win races, a small percentage indeed.

D. A total of 165 sires have sired the crop of 2008 out of which 86 sires stood outside the country and their foals were got abroad. 44 resident and 22 standing abroad sires have got winners so far. The details of the winners (mentioned along with the name) in the season 2009-10 are discussed hereafter. Sires with a crop of 20 or more are also written about subsequently. The winning crop of 2/3 year olds (@) is mentioned for reference Black type winners are shown in capitals. The details of Black Type winners/performers ($) during last racing year are also mentioned for interest and perusal.

1. PLACERVILLE (92)- The late son of Mr Prospector in his 14th crop has 13 winners of 19 races out of a crop of 58 foals.

@-WINDSOR MANOR, golden rule, martinique, mountain wind, iron marshall, business tycoon, black magic woman, vijay’s conquer, astapi, limtless hills, forest regent, chemin de fer & soneeyo.

$-BID FOR GOLD, CHANGE OF LUCK, FOREST FLAIR, HALL OF GLORY, LEAVE IT I ME, MAGISTERIAL, MR GREEDY & RHAPSIDION SNOW ,aemilia, amazing ray, classerville, d’artagnan, mighty crusader, mystic quest, native knight, ordained one, orient glory, originality, record breaker & topkapi.

The top sire has been the champion sire 9 times, has been the most dominant sire in western India for a decade . He has sired 76 Black Type winners including champions like SOUTHERN EMPIRE, HAUNTING MEMEORIES, SMART CHIEFTAIN, SIX SPEED, PRICELESS, PALAZZIO etc. He has produced the largest number of mares in recent years and some of these are going to be in the news for their off springs.

2. DIFFIDENT (69)- Standing at Yeravada Stud Pune, this versatile 19 year old son of Nureyev in his 8th crop has 40 foals, 12 have won a total of 13 races so far.

@-HAUNTING FANTASY, our chieftain, nearness of you, aidan, seversthal, star value, silk cut, ability, capote & salt.

$-SCIONIC, SUPERIOR QUEST, VIJAY MONARCH, diego Riviera, keringdingan, serenity, sunspirit & viva la diva.

Other Black Type winners-APERITIVO, BOURBON KING, SECRET MEMEORY,DIEGO RIVIERA, FREE RADICAL, FEDORA, CASTLE PARK, FLY THE FURY, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, SOCIETY DREAM, TIDE OF FORTUNE, PREMIERE CLASSE and ROSMINI.

He was champion freshman sire in 2001-02. He has been utilized by the top stables around Pune and has been very consistent in producing black types. He has given some top class sprinters and fewer offspring’s with stamina abilities. A glaring omission in his off springs is that they have fallen short at the classic level.

3. ONTARIO (67)-Storm Cat sired and Sohna Stud based 11 year old stallion got to foal 48 in his 4th out of which 6 have won a total of 9 races.

@- tempting thought, art dealer, miss burgeon, awesome, lake king,& lake superior.

$--ARTS & SPRINT STAR.

. The sire has done extremely well in main racing centers, has traits to produce good sprinters. He was the leading freshman sire in 2007-08.This appears to be his last sizable crop as the stud farm has got the exciting Noverre for future.

4. BURDEN OF PROOF (62) - The Fairy King’s 19 year old son standing at Kunigal Stud has 8th crop of 33 foals , 8 winners of 12 races .

@-CLASS APART,SURYA LAXMI,PROOF, sledgehammer, current ray, Casanova, freelaw, hillfiger, sergeant pepper,speed six,crown rule & silken truth.

$-- ABOLINE, ARABIAN PRINCE ,APRILIA, SIACHEN, TSAVORITE, , Ciel Indienne, saptivating, Carla, cielo rey, Corbett, clear mandate, suchiman & spectacular style.

Other Black Type Winners-FULL SPEED, FANTABULOUS KING, FLEETING ARROW, LINDSAY, ABS FABS, STARANZANO, SO PERFECT, CAMARIOCA, SPEARHEAD, WOMAN ON TOP and SARABANDE.

The 2 x 3 inbred grandson of Northern Dancer had the best performers during the last couple of years. He has dominated the racing at Bangalore in recent years with some precocious stock.The sire has given good sprinters and middle distance winners, the recent crops have even shown good staying traits.

5. AL NASR ALWASHEEK(59)- 22 year old son of sire of sires Sadler’s Wells and standing at Poona Stud, he has 7 winners of 10 races from 46 foals in his 14th crop.

@- Own empire, days of thunder, Elena, mountain glory, magnitude, celandine & alavir.

$- AWARDING,ICEBREAKER, PALLAZIO’S SUN, STRING ALONG, andromaque, ballibay, clarion call, diamond hunter, Messalina, rapture of victory, secret pilgrim, star bright, strategic change& sun elegance.

Other Black Type Champions -MYSTICAL, STORM AGAIN, RADICAL FORCE , NOBLE EAGLE & ANSBACH.

Another versatile sire who is well respected for the produce in western India. He was the champion freshman sire in 1999-2000.He has sired 20 black type winners so far. Unfortunately his mares have not nicked well with the stud stallion Placerville.

6. GLORY OF DANCER (56)-The late Son of Shareef Dancer , he produced 14 foals in his 11th crop, 2 winners.

@.-doverhill & migralino.

$-, BEAUTIFUL STRANGER ,ELOISE,KYLES OF BUTE,NAPOLEON,CABRIOLET& ONASSIS & agent archie.

Other Black Type Champions / Winners – ANTONIOS, HOTSTEPPER, BLURR, GLORIOUS BREAKER, CRUISING , DANCING DYNAMITE, ADRIAN, ,MIDNIGHT COUP, KYLES OF BUTE, KAISER, FRUIT OF GLORY and JUVENTUS.

A good sire who matured with each crop which raced mostly in western India. The crops usually took time to come to hand and could get all distances. There have been reservations about their not doing well in monsoons due to the cut and grassy conditions, he has reveled in dry and sound turf. He was highly successful in the recently concluded Mumbai season getting 45 winners.

7. RAZEEN (56) -Champion sire 10 times, the late renowned son of Northern Dancer had the 16th crop of 24 foals from which 6 have won far.

@ - raznandan, secret service, arrow in auto mode, amor amor, mountain range,& hills and stars.

$-ALICE SPRINGS,ECHOES OF LIGHT, angelo, arctic force, cinnamon rose, grand madame, portrush, star alliance, star empire, star warrior, sterilitzia & washington Irvine.

Notable Champions -SET ALIGHT,SOUTHERN REGENT, FOREST FANTASY, INDICTMENT, STAR SUPREME, FOND FANTASY, PSYCHIC FLAME, SIMPLY SUPREME, SANTORINI STAR etc.

He gave us 67 black type winners. The toast of leading North Indian Breeding establishment has turned out to be the top brood mare sire of the country.

8. FLITCH (55)- 19 year old son of Demons Begone and standing at at Doaba Stud, Pisawa in his 7th crop has 18 foals, all are maidens still.

$-MASEEHA, top of the class.

Other Black Type Winner-SHELLY GREEN .

An average sire who has got winners over all distances, the produce tends to derive traits from the mares.

9. WARRSHAN (53)-The late well performed and versatile son of Northern Dancer and full brother to the celebrated RAZEEN in his 17th crop of 24 has 2 winners.

@-lucky misbah & visionist.

Black Type Winners-SECRET ROMEO, PORTMAN SQURE, SECRET WARRIOR, YES ES YES SES, BEYOND BELIEF, MASTER PROSPECT, ROYAL SAPPER and RETAINED ASSET.

10. CHINA VISIT (51)-The 14 year old son of Red Ransom located at Mehra Farms in his 5th crop of 47 has got 11 winners exactly the same number as he had last year.

@-romantique, snow blaze, oakdale, Saratoga spring, transformation, blue sky, songstress, secrecy, at the helm & vittoria.

$-MOONLIGHT ROMANCE, XISCA, ave maria, sunlight & sky train.

Other Black Type Winners-RUBY QUEEN,FLAMING ACE, AZUREUS,SAFARI,KIARA, OROCHI &ARCHIPENKO.

The grand son of Roberto has done very well last year with having second highest winners in the Mumbai season 2010-11. The produce has done well in sprints and the later crops are maturing to stay as well. Most of the crop races at the prime centres of racing .He is bound to profit from the cross of Razeen mares who nick well with him.

11. JUNIPER(50)- 13 year old is son of Danzig and stands at Capricorn Stud. He has 2 winners of 4 races in the 5th crop of 7 foals.

@-master belief & master arts.

$-IKARIA &rare and precious.

Other Black Type Winner-RARE AND PRECIOUS.

A decent sire who has done well at Bangalore in winters with speed being the forte of the produce. He has been deprived of a healthy crop , despite having good fertility rate because of the presence of late EMERALD CAT in the same stud.

12. MAJOR IMPACT(39) is 22 year old son of Roberto and in his 14 th crop at Manjri Stud has 32 foals with 5 winners.

@-PRONTO PRONTO,amaretto, admiral, imperial star & drum beat.

$-going for gold & red dragon.

Black Type Winners-DIABOLICAL, BRATZ, THUNDERING POWER, LA HINCH and NITROUS.

The sire had done reasonably well at USA before being relocated here. He gives winners mainly for sprints and middle distances but like most of the produce from his stud farm, they all take time to come to hand.

13. MR MELLON (39)- 12 year old & standing at Ruia Stud, the son of Red Ransom had his 5th crop of 49 out of which 3 have won .

@-kathelyn, Hillsboro & lake leader .

$-SUCCEDING STAR,ocean storm & amoresque.

Other Black Type Winners-REGAL CONNECTION, ADAMANT APPROACH &FANTASTIC QUEST.

The produce is not precocious and they take time coming to hand. Has a decent record with mature runners over middle distances.

14. SENURE (38) is 15 year old son of Nureyev and stands at Manjri Studs and in his 54th crop has 31 runners of whom none has won.

$-WEIZHOU, ecstatica & ice bound.

Other Black Type Winners- OASIS STAR , RIYASAT, GOBELIN & THE HURRICANE.
A disappointing sire has fizzled out after a promising start in first crop. The produce has basically raced in western India and won mostly in soft monsoon conditions at Pune. The foals take time to come to hand.

15. TIROL (37) The late son of Thatching in his 17th & last crop produced 33, out of whom 3 have won 4 races.

@-good looking, master d’artgnan & optimum pride.

$-YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL, Leonardo.

Other Black Type Winners-SUPER SPEED,OPERA PRINCEAVEC PLAISIERGRAND PASSION& ONE MAGIC MOMENT.

16. YOUNG SENOR (37) The late son of El Gran Senor in his 14th & last crop of 19 runners had one winner.

@- equal luxury.

Black Type Winners-ONNU ONNU ONNU,CORAL GABLES, EL PASO,TIANA, CREDIT SQUEEZE,HIGH POINT & BLAST IN CLASS.

17. ROYAL KINGDOM (34) The 14 year old is son of Fairy Kingdom and stands at Equus Stud . In his 7th crop he has 22 foals with 3 winners.

@-st catz, Benjamin &knight of realm.

$-SU CHALIYO,SUN KINGDOM & HIGHLAND CROWN, raghuvansh & moon star.
Other Black Types- HOLDING COURT, OYSTER COVE, DEMOCRATICUS, ENAKSI, GRUEZI and ROYAL PRINCESS.

The sire has lost his fire after a promising start. The produce takes time coming to hand, can do well at all distances. The potency has dropped alarmingly despite the reasonable age.

18. BRAVE ACT (32) is 17 year old son of Bold Lad and he stands at Kunigal Stud. In his 7th crop of 6 foals he has 3 winners.

@-bavaria,Cortina & bold police.

$-awesome Indian, aztec gold & greshwin.

Black Type Winner-ARABIAN KNIGHT .

A disappointing sire who was relocated from England after failing there, could not match the stable mate BURDEN OF PROOF and has given average runners. The runners start off well but have a tendancy to average out within a few runs.

19. EL JOHAR (30)-Standing at Mukteshwar Stud, the 14 year old son of Nashwan has 02 winners of 3 races from a crop of 23 in his 5th crop.

@-valour & hidden destiny.

Black Type Winners-SPOT ON & COMMON KNOWLEDGE.

The grand son of Blushing Groom has been mediocre with the crop winning sprints and mid distances only at secondary centers.

20. GASWAR (30)- Standing at Lingwood Stud Baas, Shadeed sired 20 year old in his 13th crop of 31 foals has one winner.

@-mahima.

$-IMMENSE, ASTOUNDING GALLOP, all pepper, kohinoor wish,& malabar prince.

Other Black Type Winners-FAME STAR, TOMSK,RECONNECT and FLOATING ASSET.

The sire has done well after a doubtful start. The aging grand son of Nijinsky gives good sprinters and middle distance performers.The produce takes time coming to hand.

21. HYMN (29)-14 year old son of Fairy King and standing at Jodha Stud ,Jaipur had 43 foals in his 6th crop with no winners.

$-kuchipudi.

An average sire has given some decent sprinters. He is located at a non compatible place and has average mares to cover. A large number of offspring’s race at western India under a most non performing stable.

22. STEINBECK (29) –22 year old son of Mr Prospector in his 14th crop stands at Usha Stud Gurgaon & has 4 runners, none has won.

$-SYSTEMATIC & davenport.

Other Black Type Champions-RUNNING FLAME,STAR OF WINDSOR,FOREST TREASURE,VENUS ARISING,AVEROFF,PSYCHIC STRENGTH,ALAMEDA & SPLENDID SURPRISE.

The aged good sire has given us 28 black type winners. His crop has done well in monsoons and like the soft purchase of the turf.

23. GREENSMITH (28)-The late son of Known Fact in his 14th &last crop has 15 foals 2 of which have won.

@-affirmative &global wind.

$-hugo.

Black Type Winners-GREAT STRIDES,ONLY FOR GOLD, RAPIDASH, HUGO, GREEN BAX & STAR MILLIONAIRE.

The better than average sire produced some good sprinters.

24. ROYAL GLADIATOR (27) -The 13 year old locally bred son of Honour And Glory in his 5th th crop at Pratap Stud, Ahmedabad has 26 foals, none is a winner so far.

$-deep blue sky.

Black Type Winner - LYCIA FALCON.

The homebred sire has been an average performer with the produce taking time coming to hand. The winners are generally over middle distances.

25. DON MICHELETTO (26).The late son of Machiavellian in his 9th crop had 20 foals with 4 winners of 5 races.

@-swiss don, thirteen black, cristiano & goliath.

$-magic million.

Black Type Winner-SPARKS.

26. INNER CITY (26) – The late son of Bob Back in his 10th crop of 15 foals has no winners.
$-fair option.

Black Type Winner-MAXIMISE.

27. SERIOUS SPENDER (26) -Standing at Yeravada Stud Pune this 20 year old son of Seattle Slew has a crop of 9, with no winners.

$-couleur rouge.

Black Type Winners-BROWN SUGAR,BRYCE CANYON,TOUCH OF SILVER,SKY RAIDER & EL CAMPADOR.

A reasonable sire who was perhaps under utilized due to the presence of better stallions around the stud.The crop in the last few years has been moderate to ordinary.

28. IKHTYAR (22) – 11 year old son of UNFUWAIN, located at Nanoli Farms has 22 foals of which 2 have won.

@-bongani & queen’s craft.

$-BRUCKNER, Berlusconi & golden queen.

The sire had a disappointing start to his career despite getting to cross quality mares. His produce has a tendency to win at middle distances, lacks precociousness. The stable has good stock of mares and the performance of this grand son of Northern Dancer will improve with age.

29. EMERALD CAT(21)- By Storm Cat he stood at Capricorn Stud and in his 2nd crop of 52 foals got 10 winners.

@-sunny express, al zamrud, benten, incanto bliss, kinshahs, cool cat, pavan, greatness, esmeraldo & born to race.

$-MACCHIPICCHU, SIRONO, make my day, & secret love.

A sire with great potential was lost early as some very promising offsprings who did well after coming to hand. A sire who was good for sprints and middle distances.

30. BLACK CASH (20)-This DEPOSIT TICKET ‘s son has the largest number of off springs , ie; 62 this year in his 5th crop, (last year he had just 3). Based at Equus Stud Talegaon, he has 8 winners of 11 races.

$- spiritual.

@ -PICASSO, emerald, combined operations, stadium of light, gossip, ache for love, poles apart & shahenshah.

Other Black Type Winners-VIJAYRAAJ,& QUEST FOR CASH.

A reasonable sire who was dogged with fertility problem has the best crop of his life to perform this year. The produce is precocious and likes firm terrain, a large number of winners have come at Mumbai.

31. MIDTOWN, a very promising sire by Danehill gave us only one crop of 36 before his untimely death and has 9 winners of 10 races.
@-castletown,silver springs,midtown magic,zultanite,show time,I specialist,toil toil toil,speed boat, daring dynamite & touching the town.

Watch out for this crop as the racers have looked very good and the sire will be remembered during the coming racing this year.

32. EPICENTRE by Kris S is a 12 year olsd standing at AB Studs Patiala and has a crop of 32 out of which 4 have won 5 races.
@-river side, shershah, kiana, qinghuagdao & ponte verdi.

A well performed grand son of Roberto has been a stayer but has disappointed so far, may be just feeding the secondary centres of racing. The crop is taking time coming to hand

33. ITAQUERE POWER who expired last year was by Minstrel’s Glory had a large lot of 39 out of which 4 have won 5 races.
@-royal fortune,Abdullah,warrior race&amazing star.

A very ordinary sire with most runners doing what they can in the capital city.

34. HURRICANE STATE by Miswaki was an early casuality at the Hargobing Stud, in his 2nd crop he had 28 off springs and 4 winners.
@-ice rain,ultimate fantasy,raana & shahraan.
$-con artiste.

The sire had done very little at stud in USA for 6 years, the first crop here had some reasonably good sprinters. The glaring thing about them is the dislike of wet conditions of the monsoons.

35. INHABITANT by Zafonic is located at Doaba Studs and the 9 year old has a crop of 32 from which 4 have won.
@-raffles,sokudo,aletris & petaloid.
$-rosemead.

A disappointing sire who looks very ordinary, the off springs take time coming to hand & like a bit of additional distance to do something.

36. SUSSEX by Danehill is a 10 year old standing at Badal Stud Muktsar. He has 23 off springs out of which 3 have won 4 races.
@-good wood park,win again & master of illusion.

An ordinary sire with poor race performance, can mature with age, has ltd stud support and off springs are likely to race in North India only.


FRESHMAN SIRES FOR 2010


37.DANEHILL STAR by sire of sires Danehill aged 14 years had a ltd crop of 8 foals only at the Galloping Acres Pissawa from where he has since been relocated to Bangalore. He is yet to get a winner. The 3x3 grandson inbred to Natalma (dam of northern dancer) was a speedy racer, had 4 poor crops at Australia before relocation here, may turn out average and give some speedy types.

38. EUROPIAN by Great Commotion aged 11 years standing at Arabesque Stud, Muktsar has a small crop of 19 and has 2 winners.
@-rohini star & agastaya.
The grandson of Nureyev has not impressed with his runners so far. He is likely to get weak stock of mares and should turn out to be average.

39. IMTIYAZ by Woodman out of a very well performed mare is a 12 year old son of Woodman and stands at the Nanoli Studs ,Pune.He has a crop of 21 out of which 2 have won.
@-muqtadir & Pablo Neruda.
The performance has been much below par as the off springs have not matured early and the racers have not shown much speed or precociousness. It looks likely that his off springs will need distances to perform. It is surprising that one of the good stud keeps on getting disappointing sires.

40. MAMBO MINSTREL by Kingmambo is 9 years old and stands at Samra Studs,Faridkot. He has 17 foals in first crop and has only one winner.
@-dazzling cracker.
Looks a very ordinary sire with poor track performance & ordinary stud support.

41. OATH by Fairy King is 11 years who won Epsom derby and had ltd success in 6 crops at Japan with only a single graded winner. The sire may come good like most other sons of the incomparable NORTHERN DANCER & needs to be watched with interest as he has a large crop of 42. He is likely to get some well bred mares at the famous Pratap Stud Himmatnagar.He has 4 winners of six races.
@-aerator, scorch, miss burgeon & colour of money.

42. QUEST STAR by Broad Brush could not sustain the transfer to the hot and dry conditions and passed away after a short tenure at stud duties. The sire was a versatile racer and a stayer to the core. The breeding is quite ordinary as there is nothing much from the grand sire side. He has 24 foals with 2 winners of 3 races.
@-golden palace & gracia marquez.

43. REBUTTAL is by Mr Greeley, 2x3 in bred to Mr Prospector the 9 year old grand son of the famous GONE WEST has a fairly large number (43) of foals. The performance of the sire has been very encouraging with the crop winning at almost all centres and some promising youngsters making their mark early. He has 10 winners of 14 races.
@-DANDIFIED,TIBERIUS,zamorin,lovely kiss,king of lords,oru oru oru,precisely that,rajkumari, golden route & bourne supreme.

44. SUNDAY DOUBT by Sunday Silence moved into a stud farm of repute which has been dogged with untimely loss of sires at regular intervals, and as if preordained this one also passed away prematurely. The late sire has a healthy crop of 45 and has 10 winners.
@- manhattan rain, Sabbath, whistling strait, practically perfect, alabaster, silencio, rein in spain, alienation, bright spectrum &silk route.
The crop of late grand son of HALO should be of interest as he was from a very well established stout male line which has always been the main criteria of imports at this farm.

Other sires with winners and non winners are also listed (Crop mentioned in brackets):-

OTHER SIRES WITH WINNERS

45. CLASSIC TALE(2)-el sharara.
46. DUJA(9)-ashwa aparnita.
47. HAMMERSTEIN(16)-ashwa panchi.
48. SAN FRANCISCO(10)-aali janaab.
49. TEJANO(6)-ace blood.


OTHER SIRES WITH NO WINNERS


50. ADLER(1)
51.AJAAD-(10)
52. ARGYLE LAKE (6)
53. AVENGING ANGEL(1)
54. ANSBACH(7)
55. BATZUSHKA(2)
56. BLUE GRASS PRINCE(2)
57. CONCORDIAL(15)
58. DANCING BEGGAR(1)
59. DARK NILE(8)
60. FANTABULOUS KING(3)
61. INTERNATIONAL(6)
62. JOINT ACCOUNT(1)
63. KLY GREEN(9)
64. MASTER MIND(1)
65. MISCHEVIOUS MUSIC(3)
66. MUDEER(2)
67. PENINE RIDGE(1)
68. PROTÉGÉ(2)
69. PUERTO MADERO(8)
70. RAMBUS(3)
71. REACH THE GOLD(1)
72. ROSMINI(3)
73. SIZZLING MELODY(8)









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SPARKLING GOLD FOR GOOD BYE CUP

Saturday, May 7, 2011

1. MASTER SHUB SHUB has come on after the last run and should run well. FLIGHT OF FANCY may be fancied for place again. MASTER OF ILLUSSION has a rookie who can go all the way, appeals on tracks. SULTAN AYUBI is at low weights, has run well in some races.

MASTER OF ILLUSSION-MASTER SHUB SHUB-FLIGHT OF FANCY.

2. ASHWA PAKHEE is working well. BLACK VIRGIN could not get the trip yesterday, needs to be given chance again. INDIAN BRIDE has a positive rider switch after an easy 4th. FLYING CAT shocked yesterday, may run well again.

BLACK VIRGIN-INDIAN BRIDE-ASHWA PAKHEE.

3. KA CHING showed some interest in racing after long time in last attempt. GENIOUS BOY has been improving with runs. ASHWA PRABHA was bought down to win, can do well again as is the trend here. JEWEL STAR looks good on comparative handicap. SARIR has done nothing all season.

JEWEL STAR-GENIOUS BOY.

4. THE MAFIA from the influential connections may be running for money, looks tough on handicap. TAPISFLY was a going away winner who is well rested. FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR may place again. SPARKLING GOLD has not been allowed to run freely, has potential to win on backing.

SPARKLING GOLD-TAPISFLY-FEARLESS NEGOTIATOR.

5. DAZZLE has failed all thru the season, can win on backing. HUGE PRICE runs on sufferance for 23 rd time in the season. POMMERY should like the short trip. POWER HOUSE may be the gamble horse of the sly connections today. SPICY MOVE may have been given easy runs.

DAZZLE-POMMERY-SPICY MOVE.

6. ASHWA PANAMA was not in the hunt last time, has come down in class. SPLENDID MAN ran poorly last time, has a handicap chance to place. ENERGETIC GIRL won well and may go for a double. ODDS N EVENS is a speedy one looking for a hat trick.

ODDS N EVENS-ASHWA PANAMA-ENERGETIC GIRL.

DAYS BEST====JEWEL STAR

DOUBLE-----------MASTER OF ILLUSSION X DAZZLE

ENYA FOR TWIGGY PLATE

Friday, May 6, 2011

DELHI RACES.


1. VALOUR has good initial speed, has a good rider. WARRIOR RACE had beaten SHOW ON who flopped as a big favorite, nothing much can be made out of race No255, has a chance to repeat with the Western India mediocre rider. MASTER ARTS is well bred for this place’s standards and with the best back up has a fine chance to win.

MASTER ARTS-WARRIOR RACE.

2. SOL has not raced for long, has top weights. MASTER SPEED has the rider for the try over pet distance. THE PRAETORIAN had to come good after easy efforts all thru the season, may run well.

MASTER SPEED-THE PRAETORIAN.

3. BLACK VIRGIN should be in business now as the rider switch is quite noticeable, had won in higher class last season. STUNNING VIEW is in form, the trip is a bother. FLYING CAT is the youngster here. PRIVATE EYE and FIORELLA ran close to one another and have a chance here.

BLACK VIRGIN-FLYING CAT.

4. AMITY has tracked well. BAY OF THUNDER is going over the right trip and has the fly in jockey. COURAGE UNDER FIRE has been given runs, has been kept in trim. DOON BOY was a fighting looser in last run, has age against. CATALUNYA was waited with for the good gamble, may repeat.

BAY OF THUNDER-CATALUNYA-COURAGE UNDER FIRE.

5. ENYA looks good on comparison and has the best rider. MOONGATE MAN has his task cut out today, handicap is stiff. MASTER BLASTER was not in the hunt in the short sprint, will be tried now. RED REEF has been a money spinner for the humble and gentleman owner, has a fighting chance. SHOCKING STAR has been a good sprinter and can shock.

ENYA-RED REEF-MASTER BLASTER.

6. VARUN has the rider for a repeat . JOHNNY BRAVO is a front runner. PERPETUAL GLORY has not raced for months, this very well bred has tracked attractively, the trainer is known for in and out runs with blessings from the friendly stewards , watch the rates. FOREST MUSIC has the ride repeating all through the season, appeals at low weights.

FOREST MUSIC-PERPETUAL GLORY-VALOUR.

DAYS BEST====BAY OF THUNDER

DOUBLE ----------MASTER ARTS X BLACK VIRGIN

JOVIAL FOR PILE UP PLATE

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DELHI RACES


1. FATEH MAIDAN runs for the 6th time, may place. MASTER CROWN comes into reckoning based on last run. MASTER D’ARTAGNAN is form a mare who has produced rubbish so far, last run was poor. SHOW ON has nothing to beat based on last run , based on last run she should run at miserly odds.

SHOW ON-MASTER CROWN.

2. LILY is the youngster here who has 4 wins and goes over the right trip with a modest rookie. JOVIAL is a very versatile horse who has handicap in favor. ROAMING FAME is basically a sprinter.

JOVIAL-LILY.

3. STEEL FORCE won twice in lower class and last run needs to be ignored. JOHNNY BRAVO was an easy winner who may step up further. RESILIENCE has form to go by. ASHWA PALLAVI has done nothing in the long season, may surprise. KERRY BLUE is at a good handicap , may do well.

KERRY BLUE-RESILIENCE-STEEL FORCE.

4. LITTLE CUT is at very tough handicap. HAPPY GO LUCKY was favored by most last time, watch rates again. SPICY MOVE has been prepared and given a feel, will run differently now. MASSIMILANO is bound to be in the fray today.

SPICY MOVE-MASSIMILANO.

5. ASHWA PADDMA comes into reckoning based on last run. SHAITAN was tipped by me to win last time, ran disappointingly. CONFIDENTIAL LADY was tipped by many in last run and flopped. MAUTHARMA has come down to be called a donkey if he does not get on board now.

ASHWA PADDMA-SHAITAN-MAUTHARMA.

6. PACE MAKER has been running in and out, can surprise. INVISIBLE FORCE may run a forward race. FIRE CRACKER has a rider switch after a surprise win. NONIOUS may run well. GANGA JAL’s victory at good odds after flopping twice when favored is a true reflection of the scenario here.

PACE MAKER-INVISIBLE FORCE-FIRE CRACKER.

DAYS BEST=====SHOW ON

DOUBLE-----------JOVIAL X ASHWA PADDMA

BORN TO RACE FOR MAYDAY TROPHY

Sunday, May 1, 2011

LAST DAY MUMBAI SEASON 2010-11


1. FANTASTIC has the rider to surprise, top weight is a stopper though. ALEUTIAN ZONE has come to hand with the last run and is likely to be gambled upon, has credentials to win. HANA MONTANA is still backward. RAVE ON is a failed favorite who has scales in favor.

ALEUTIAN ZONE-RAVE ON-HANA MONTANA.

2. ABSOLUTE REALITY goes over pet trip. ROYAL PRINCE was prepared but failed to deliver as a favorite, needs another chance. BLUE MELLON should have won last time, the stewards were non obliging on a strong objection for reasons of their own. GRAND PARK is being scrubbed in works.

BLUE MELLON-ROYAL PRINCE.

3. ASHAV GAURAV has tracked well. AFLAME is by a speedy dam line, the rider can surprise. LAKE MISBAH is tracking fine. SPLASH may show some interest based on the maturity of 4 outings.

LAKE MISBAH-AFLAME.

4. BEMISAAL has been in form this season. TEASE ME has been prepared and has the rider switch. AURARIA has been a disappointment, why this jockey? GOLD VAULT is likely to be tried with this rider.

TEASE ME-GOLD VAULT-BEMISAAL.

5. CLAIM TO FAME has been brought down in scales and has been prepared at the fag end of the season, may run well. SILVER SCREEN was a close 5th after front running in last attempt. DISTINGUISHED was a very easy winner who retains form. MARUDHAR RATAN has been on the up, has the rider to do well.

MARUDHAR RATAN-SILVER SCREEN-CLAIM TO FAME.

6. ROYAL HONOUR has the potential to do well. BAYBLUES is tracking well. BORN TO RACE would again fancy the chances against CELSIUS who appeared to have been blatantly pulled when backed down heavily last time. ETESIAN is showing out in tracks.

BORN TO RACE-CELSIUS-ROYAL HONOUR.

7. NATIONAL IKON went down fighting as a favorite, has chance to redeem. TOMORROW DREAMS is looking for a hat trick. REINSTATE was a surprise winner who may run forward again. UPROAR may run well at low weights.

NATIONAL IKON-REINSTATE-TOMORROW DREAMS.

8. RIVER TERN showed improvement in last run. ARABIAN ROCK has run with better types, has handicap in favor. BORN DESTINY is the aged one who can do well. FIERY FORTUNE is warming up late , has a chance in this group. INNER HARMONY has placed many times without ever winning, has a weak rider.

ARABIAN ROCK-RIVER TERN-FIERY FORTUNE.


DAYS BEST====NATIONAL IKON

DOUBLE----------BLUE MELLON X LUCKY MISBAH

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