1. KALINGA STAR has distance in favor, top weight makes the going tough for win. HONEY BEE finished well in last run, trip is an issue. LAST TANGO may not last the distance , has a handicap chance though. MONEY FOR NOTHIN was not in the hunt as a favorite, may deliver if odds are good. ADAM’S PRINCE is bound to be in the fray here.
MONEY FOR NOTHIN-ADAM’S PRINCE-KALINGA STAR.
2. ZORBA has a rider who may place in the suspect field. LAKE ONTARIO gets a try jockey for first time and will be ridden out, can win. CAPTAIN SMART was taken to front but could not last out as a favorite. ALEUZIAN ZONE should do well with the try jockey.
LAKE ONTARIO-ALEUTIAN ZONE-CAPTAIN SMART.
3. ARTIC MINSTREL has a chance, shorter trip would have been ideal. SECRET SERVICE has run with better company, tracks are encouraging. HILLS AND HEIGHTS blew the opposition away as a good gamble in last run under a work jockey, needs to be followed. PURPLE PATCH was kept too far behind in last run, may have been a ploy.
HILLS AND HEIGHTS-SECRET SERVICE.
4. TOWERING HIGH can place in the weak field . BARTIMEUS can go all the way if ridden to win. ORIENTAL SAPPHIRE has not lived upto the high breeding, the trainer tries out his horses with out bothering for the handicap etc. PRINCE got beat by an aged horse in last run, may be fancied on that count.
5. ADAM’S VISION has beaten ENCORE in a sprint before, but has he been prepared for the extra 200 yards is the question. ENCORE should be able to exploit the finishing effort of last run. BATHSHEBA finally gets to run a race, has been tracking for months. STAR MOUNTAIN is working well.
ENCORE-ADAM’S VISION-STAR MOUNTAIN.
6. LAKE PARADISE is a failed favorite, looks in fine condition from works. ASTAPI comes out on top on comparison, can get the trip. SLEDGE HAMMER is in top form and will try to go all the way in his long striding style.
7. ASCOT MAGIC has worked nicely. STAR MOUNTAIN is a well bred half brother to GRUEZI., looks prepared. KISMAT is from a over hyped sire , but he is full brother to the very impressive black type THE HURRICANE, tracks are suggestive. SERENA will fight out here, may go very close.
8. MOUNTAIN REGIMENT was a runaway winner who looks to repeat. ROYAL HONOUR finished on to just pip the leader in last run, has scope for improvement. CAPITANO has been loosing too often, handicap is catching on. MOUNTAIN TREASURE is fast in works.
MOUNTAIN REGIMENT-CAPITANO-ROYAL HONOUR.
9. DIANI is yet a maiden who has a try rider. MOUNTAIN PRINCE is a failed favorite who looks much improved. MOONSCAPE flopped when backed, needs another look. LAKE VIEW is running after good works. LAURUS PRIDE can place with a forward run.
MOUNTAIN PRINCE-MOONSCAPE-LAURUS PRIDE.
DOUBLE--------HILLS AND HEIGHTS X MOUNTAIN REGIMENT
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