1. WHISPER IN TOWN won against expectations with a work jockey, will be trying to repeat with hope, handicap is stiff. GORGEOUS GOLD does not appeal now. STARSCREAM has been tracking well, has a decent chance. SUPREME REGENT has no works and intent may not be there.
STARSCREAM-WHISPER IN TOWN-GORGEOUS GOLD.
2. MEGHALAYA won a hard run race, has shown improvement in morning trials. SPEEDY GIRL looks to topple the first name now, won with authority. ARTHUR is half brother to ALLADIN, has a better sire and has shown out in tracks. UNION JACK ran well enough last time to merit consideration in this race.
3. FAR AN ANGEL and SAMOVAR have positive rider switches after placing close in last run, the later was finishing on and should like the extra yards. MELLON’S DELIGHT is the next one with a positive rider. RED HOT should like the long trip.
SAMOVAR-FAR AN ANGEL-MELLON’S DELIGHT.
4. TOP SECRET, MOUNTAIN OF JOY & CASTRO can be measured up against the common horse in NADIA, each has a chance. TOP SECRET got thrashed by an oldie last time, the other two lost on the post in their last respective races.
CASTRO-MOUNTAIN OF JOY.
5. A tough race to predict because of in and out running by the older group. ATLANTUS, FIREZONE & TOMSK have all run close to winning in this season and then they have followed up by running nowhere next time out. ACCURATE has a rookie who may not be able to handle this class. I would go with GLUTEUS MAXIMUS who goes over pet trip with a top rider at comfortable weights.
GLUTEUS MAXIMUS-TOMSK-FIRE ZONE.
6. ENDURING SPEED was not in the hunt as a favorite earlier, has a decent rider now. CROWN JEWEL has come down to the level where he had won before. TRIBAL QUEEN may be considered for the success of the trainer yesterday. FANTABULOUS STAR will invoke lots of punt today based on this trainer’s runners with chance garnering sudden attraction in betting ring, may win. SHE’S A LADY is a shy type, not worth betting on.
ENDURING SPEED-CROWN JEWEL-FANTABULOUS STAR
7. Again a dilemma with two fancied runners from the same connections, the doosra will strike after money has flown on one. Both NO DOUBT & INVINSIBLE SHOT have equal chance but I prefer the later for the finishing effort against SARATOGA SPRINGS. BERNICIA is showing good tracks. ANOTHER VOICE was the frenzy of betting people who drowned loads of money in last weak effort, may work up the hysteria once again.
INVINCIBLE SHOT-BERNICIA-NO DOUBT.
8. FORTHCOMING has tracked for long but he is sired by one of big flops in breeding industry. RED ADMIRAL has looked impressive in mornings, he was kept off the pace in last run. HAUTE ECOLE is a well bred but may need a run, will mature into middle distance candidate. LAW OF THE LAND should run well, half brother to FREE LAW he appears to be precocious.
RED ADMIRAL-HAUTE ECOLE-LAW OF THE LAND.
DAYS BEST===RED ADMIRAL
DOUBLE--------STARSCREAM X SAMOVAR
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