MASTER CRISTIANO FOR JUVENILES CUP

Monday, December 30, 2013


DELHI RACES
1. SSWASTIKA has been well rested, may be tried again. SUN LIGHTING won well and can be tried for repeat. MASTER TIGER will win if backed, has come down in scales. If not HAPPY GO LUCKY from the same owner can win for asking.

MASTER TIGER-SSWASTIKA-SUN LIGHTING.

2. MAMBO LIGHT looks to repeat, maintains form. FOREST RANGER looks improved in tracks and should be tried now. FIRE CRACKER has the good rider repeating, may place.

MAMBO LIGHT-FOREST RANGER-FIRECRACKER.

3. SWEET GIRL may be considered for repeat as she had won going away but she will have to consider the much better bred MASTER CRISTIANO who is bound to improve after the last run in serious company. RULING CLASS may struggle to be in the fight.

MASTER CRISTIANO-SWEEET GIRL

4. SUCCESSOR, MARHABA and BHARAMASTRA should fade out after front running. GOLD SPARK has been nicely prepared and goes over pet distance. MASTER BLASTER is at a striking handicap and has been given runs, looks good at low weights over ideal mile.

MASTER BLASTER-GOLD SPARK.

5. FOUR BY FOUR was found wanting over a mile, present distance may be to liking in current form. DIMPLE goes over correct distance but the jockey lacks skills. VISION OF ART has good form to win in class race, the run against LUCKY was good one. UNO UNO UNO has been working fast, has low weights.

VISION OF ART-FOUR BY FOUR-UNO UNO-UNO.

6. FIRE ON ICE has been worked nicely, may be tried. MY SOUL is maintaining form. KING CHALANGE is due to earn at good odds. JETT BLACK is bound to be tried after the encouraging run. REAL SMASHING has been seen in tracks regularly, is down in scales.

MY SOUL-JETT BLACK-FIRE ON ICE.


DAYS BEST=====VISION OF ART

AN ACQUIRED TASTE FOR ARDESHIR TROPHY

Sunday, December 29, 2013


MUMBAI RACES

A mouth watering race card specially for the owners, see the amount of MILLIONS being contested, starting with a Million for lowest class, owners/ trainers who have not studied the prospectus and planned must be cursing themselves, expect the run of outsiders to continue even today.

1.Distance should not suit FIRST AND ONLY ONE , a failure so far. ANNABETH suffers being from a very weak dam, tough call here. MOHEGUN SUN from a speedy sire has been given runs and then finally the work jockey suspended for stopping the horse, from speedy sire should be the favourite to beat. 5 year old DOUBLE DIAMOND had raced notably in last run and has a handicap chance to upset. NIRBHAYA has been held back and will show fight now. STORM LIGHTENING was kept easy last time, has some credentials.

MOHEGUN SUN-NIRBHAYA-STORM LIGHTENING.

2. GRAND DUKE from a good sire has been kept on a leash, will run a big race here. ANTARTICA ZONE has been prepared for this race meticulously, one should definitely back for place, horse got beaten close home by glorious reward who has gone on to score again. AVIATOR has classic breeding, has been tracking strongly and exposed to two mocks, may be another first timer from the shroff stable. SUPERLICIOUS is poorly bred,may place at low weights. BURN who had led in well was perhaps eased up?

AVIATOR-GRAND DUKE-ANTARTICA ZONE.

3. ADAM has been prepared, given a mock and is well bred but has bad gates and may need this run. MAQSAD is from a speedy sire, went speeding in gates. PRESENCE has a suspect rider, horse can do well. TRUMPS is from interesting speedy bloodlines, has been given a held back mock by the good foreign rider. ANGEL IN THE SKY has been beaten both times by the too speedy WAY OUT, should score here. WASABI has a handicap chance.

ANGEL IN THE SKY-TRUMPS-ADAM.

4. KNIGHT OF KE was an awesome winner in Pune who went away but fared very poorly in KOLKATTA, looks in fine fettle. THE BIG BULL beat a moderate field, may run well. BELVEDERE should be the one to do well after that Fantastic win achieved very easily. PRESIDENTIAL is the dark one, all his runs have been very promising, but gets a raw rider for local conditions. ELITE MODEL goes at low weights.

BELVEDERE-KNIGHT OF KE-PRESIDENTIAL.

5. FALCON who raced 4th in 2000 Guineas has strong credentials but now he concedes weight to BOMBARIDER who has run poorly in last two races.MAJESTIC REWARD has been running well in terms races. TO THE MANOR BORN is the unbeaten horse who has lot of hype looks in top condition, has low weights. MONTREAL who won well has a weak rider on comparison but looks well prepared.

TO THE MANOR BORN-FALCON-MAJESTIC REWARD.

6. TOROLOCO should progress from last run when he was travelling at a bit of leeway from front. AN ACQURED TASTE had been jaded by the time he ran the last race as a favourite, can bounce back to winning ways. ONASSIS the oldie is a threat to all. SUPREME STAR has been nicely prepared. CLINTON who won as a surprise has hardly been penalised.

AN ACQUIRED TASTE-TOROLOCO-SUPREME STAR.

7. BE SAFE has been tracking promisingly since the las two months. SHIVALIK STORM has progressed a lot from the cramped win, has bloodlines to progress far. WAR COMMAND showed a lot of finishing effort and will improve. YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY has a good turn of foot and may repeat. MAISHA was a very impressive winner and will be in the fray, has a bad draw.

YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY-BE SAFE-MAISHA.

8. OSRIC who ran a forward race under a work jockey has come to hand and should be in contention over ideal trip.ZOLTAN has been given a ridden out mock, may deliver. RUN LIKE THE WIND and NIGELLA has won at this level before. ARGYLE PINK showed improvement in last run, may score.MT TIANMEN is a failed favourite, finished far too late.

MT TIANMEN-OSRIC-ARGYLE PINK.

9. SAN RAFAEL had finished fast in last run, has early speed. SAMAY BALWAN has been given easy runs, jockey may force the issue. UNCHESHWARA finished threateningly, has tracked well. PRETTY IN PATPONG won going away?, what now Hanumant singh to repeat- very difficult. ZANTHOS from a notorious trainer gets a top rider, horse would have won with other trainers long time back. NEW STAR has a chance. BELLA FIGURA at low weights may get interested once again.

ZANTHOS-SAMAY BALWAN-SAN RAFAEL.

DAYS BEST=====TO THE MANOR BORN

SUPREME REGIME FOR JOG CUP

Saturday, December 28, 2013


BANGALORE RACES

1. Very difficult for RAKSHITA to get better of this group at top weight. SEVEN OF HEARTS has stagnated at this level, may run on board. ACE ANGEL STAR is a well bred who was the reason for PROMISING YOUNGSTER veedeshwaran’s suspension for long, and nature takes its own revenge as he got left when backed confidently next time by the scheming connections, horse is in top fettle to carry the rookie home. TRADITION has been kept handy in last run, watch?. AUSTIN has been showing out in preparation and should fight out.

ACE ANGEL STAR-SEVEN OF HEARTS-AUSTIN.

2. The hapless trainer had no idea that he had a good one in APOLLO STAR, the horse won unbacked and looks promising in works now. BIG TICKET has been nicely prepared but sire is yet to show promise. SCHIAVONE who is well bred has not shown much in tracks, gates were good and may win. TIME AND SPACE in excitingly bred and should fight out if tried.

SCHIAVONE-BIG TICKET -TIME AND SPACE.

3. WOODBERG is a well bred who is nicely prepared but will he be given a trty run is the question. BOLTS COLT looks much improved in works. LUCKY THIRTEEN is working well and has performed OK so far, may deliver. ROYAL ROMARIO has been tracking well for long.

LUCKY THIRTEEN-WOOODBERG-BOLTS COLT.

4. DANCE WITH ME has a chance to place after the last good win. PROM QUEEN has tracked well for quite some time but goes with a poor rider. MASKED MARVEL had won in style and should repeat in this suspect field. BERING SEA has been wasted so far by the trainer, the horse has taken more than a year to come to hand and despite some improved tracks may find it tough to win.

MASKED MARVEL-BERING SEA-DANCE WITH ME.

5. JEYEM’S PRIDE has come down the most in this group , has a mature rider now. RAAGA fades out after front runs, has been thereabouts. The stable mate ARTHUR appears to be in forward condition and should fare well. SUPERN SALONI has been in fine form and has handicap in favour.

SUPER SALONI-ARTHUR-JEYEM’S PRIDE.

6. SAMARA SUN has a weak rider repeating. COCKTAIL CIRCUIT has tough penalty to beat.WREKIN has a rider to exploit speed up front. LADS ABILITY is on demotion and the rider can upset with this speedy one. SWEET SECRET has a useful rider switch and last run was suggestive.

SWEET SECRET-LADS ABILITY-COCKTAIL CIRCUIT.

7. APPLEJACK has top weight and youngsters against. SUPREME REGIME has progressed from his defeat to ordinarily bred MADAME BOVARY, should be the one to beat here.ICE STORM was a good one till he received a serious set back, has pleased a lot in tracks. ARROGANT APPROACH has come up in handicap due to runs in terms races, has won a solitary race so far.

SUPREME REGIME-ARROGANT APPROACH-MADAME BOVARY

8. SWEET ANGEL reverts back to correct distance and has the rider repeating. JAANVI has come down a lot and can upset any day. SARATOGA SPRING is tracking fine, has back problems. FIORITTA is the younger one here who has worked very well and only negative may be the work jockey put up for rates.

FIORITTA-SWEET ANGEL-SARATOGA SPRING.

9. LOVELY LADY looks good on tracks and preparation but I have a gut feeling Wadhawan’s horses will not perform as per expectations as he is exiting the sport.BALLANTOY may make an attempt with a forward run. CULLINAN is getting jockey support after an encouraging run. STRENGTH AND WONDER runs after long , has handicap in favour.

STRENGTH AND WONDER-CULLINAN-LOVELY LADY.


DAYS BEST====MASKED MARVEL

MISTER INDIA FOR 2000 GUINEAS

Friday, December 27, 2013


DELHI RACES

1. CHEPETZUHA is being given runs, horse had won her last race in higher class, the trainer is very sly.DANCING BABE can speed up, last two runs have been below par. CRUSOE is in fine form and may present the rider with a chance to break the jinx of running loses yesterday at Mumbai.LITTLE BEBO should place again at low weights.

CRUSOE-LITTLE BEBO-DANCING BABE.

2. FEARLESS TIGER is tracking smoothly and has been given a mock.FIRECRACKER showed improved performance in last run, will be tried now. TRUSTED MAN is tracking fit.KILLING CAT is looking improved in tracks.

FEARLESS TIGER-FIRECRACKER-TRUSTED MAN.

3. COMPREHENSIVE has good form but handicap has caught on the ordinary bred. AL SAHAIL looks to get the coveted hat trick, is in fine health on tracks. ROMANTIC MISSION has a good jockey and should score after a notable 2nd. MASTER VIRAT is on the up , ignore failure against TAKE A CHANCE earlier. GULMARG ran much below expectations as a favourite, may rebound.

ROMANTIC MISSION-AL SAHAIL-MASTER VIRAT.

4. QUEEN’S TOUCH has been an inconsistent one, handicap favors but has a rookie who has to ride well. FIRST ONE has been an enigma with this rider, has failed twice after being backed, can win now. ODE TO NATURE showed a better run but one can never be sure with small time trainers. MISS SERENA is a sissy filly who does not like to go ahead.

FIRST ONE-ODE TO NATURE-MISS SERENA.


5. BAYONET is the unbeaten one this season, but was the favourite really ON in the last but one run?, added yards may not suit this sprinter. MASTER NADEL has impressed in all his runs and should perform well. MISTER INDIA is undoubtedly the best of his age at this centre and is in top fettle, ignore last run when he was tactfully handled as odds were miserly. LUCKY has been a good one for the breeder and gets the best rider on the circuit.

MISTER INDIA-MASTER NADEL-LUCKY.

6. SARDAAR KHAN has a useful rider to exploit the form. RIOS GIRL is a badly failed favourite who may run well. DARING LOVE may shoot away with this jockey, has won at this level last season.MISS BOLD has a good rider again, should progress from last run. NEIVASHA is speedy and rider should exploit her speed.

NEIVASHA-DARING LOVE-MISS BOLD.

7. GLOBAL WIND ran to loose, has potential to win at this level. REAL STUNNER is nicely tracked after runs and should win. MYSTIC MIRACLE is down a lot in scales, belongs to scheming connections. MASTER QUEST can place again.

REAL STUNNER-GLOBAL WIND-MASTER QUEST.


DAYS BEST----------REAL STUNNER

DANCING PRANCES FOR CAMPBELL TROPHY

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


MUMBAI RACES

1. JENS SECRET had won finishing well under this rider at the end of last season here, horse is down in ratings since then, the lower grade trainer has not tracked her, can win on jockey’s efforts. ASHWA YODHAA has a positive rider switch after last win. TRAFFIC JAM looks ordinary type. STELLA was a failed favourite under Sandesh in last season, has been around this level with no progress, has a handicap chance to fight out.LAURUS TIKATI ran a good forward race but ran out of breath near home.

JENS SECRET-STELLA-ASHWA YODHAA.

2. PORT BLAIR is conceding weight to a top sprinter, had finished well in speedy WAY OUT’s win, will fight out. DANCING PRANCES is a sprinter of repute and should repeat, is in speedy form.

DANCING PRANCES-PORT BLAIR.

3. EMPEROR OF FRANCE has been given a couple of gates. INTESAR had impressed a lot in Pune win but has been laid low since then, has shown speedy track.RAJSAMMAN has a lot to do against WIKI WIKI as he has picked up penalty for last runaway win. The later is a good type full brother to PORT BLAIR and has been secretly prepared, should score at this handicap.

WIKI WIKI-INTESAR-RAJSAMMAN.

4. The two horses who impressed in last run from this lot are SHOWERS OF HEAVEN and MIDNIGHT LADY.The former is speedy and the later was wayward near the finish. The confusion for punters is created as always by in out runners from Antia, here PRINCE is the one who had led in and eased up in last race. Another notable pointer is that SALSA gets a different rider after many runs under the stable work jockey.

SHOWERS OF HEAVEN-PRINCE-MIDNIGHT LADY.

5. HAUNTING MOMENTS may not last the trip at top weight. CACTUS CASH is asound stayer and has been out over a trip once, should be tried now. JANIS JAY has a mediocre jockey. RAZEENA has low weights, a good rider and has been a near winner over the long trip at Pune.SNOWING and VENUS MARINA look weak on comparison .

CATUS CASH-RAZEENA

6. INVINCIBLE is a good sprinter who was a good 2nd in last run, the rookie has to handle this one. CELSIUS had led in well and has a good jockey now,may upset. MYKONOS has a weaker jockey this time, has a handicap chance. GANGANAM STYLE is a nice bred who won going away and now goes at low weights.

INVINCIBLE-GANGANAM STYLE-MYKANOS

7. ICE GATE had finished on interestingly in last run, can speed up. FIRST GLANCE has a bad draw and a rookie who may try to hit the front too early. AQUA ARIA may show out, the got abroad is still to come to hand. AROMATICA may need more ground, last run was encouraging. SULTAN OF SWING has been tracked, has potential to go away from inner gate if backed by the sly owner who is a bit quite nowadays.

SULTAN OF SWING-ICE GATE-AROMATICA.

8. DON CORLEONE has been given an easy run in Pune, he is bred for speed and is working nicely. DOUBLE O SEVEN comes into strong reckoning after a good 2nd in last run, tracking well. LAST CHANCE is from a speedy mare and has come to hand, but bad draw and a jockey most unreliable. LEGEND OF THE SEAS has been sharpened up with couple of gates and is showing out in tracks. FULL MOON has been subjected to fine tracks, may be tried.

DOUBLE O SEVEN-DON CORLEONE-LEGEND OF THE SEAS.

9. SILSILA has to fend the serious penalty for last win. If ridden well MY FREEDOM should score, has shown speed against better types. BLUE BAY has the rider to deliver, may win. WINDCRAFT may run a forward race, has a handicap chance.

MY FREEDOM-BLUE BAY-SILSILA.


DAYS BEST====WIKI WIKI

DUMA FOR CHRISMAS PLATE


MYSORE RACES

1. PENALTY KICK failed to win in higher class, is due for a win and is working impressively. SAMAJDAAR is maintaining form and will run well with the allowance rider. I LOVE YOU has been well tracked and has a useful rider. MAGNIFIQUE, winner of 4 races has been given an easy run, has been subjected to good tracks, rider repeats.

PENALTY KICK-MAGNIFIQUE-SAMAJDAAR.

2. It is difficult to see RISING ROMEO getting beat inspite of the penalty as he is in speedy form amd had won last race well in hand with the rider looking over shoulders.ALBATROSS is much improved in works , forget last easy run.PRECIOUS REPLICA has impressed in a couple of gates and will be tried. SANCY has speedy bloodlines, looks a bit soft in works.

RISING ROMEO-PRECIOUS REPLICA-ALBATROSS.

3. The reasonably well bred and a discard from Shroff’s stable has pleased in works but it is difficult to take a call on the crooked intention trainer who has enough tricks up his sleeves to make a horse under perform. TIME MATTERS is working nicely. INDIAN HERO is the youngster who showed a bit of improvement in last run. SPARK OF BLUE has form to get on board. ADMIRANDA is tracking nicely for long.RUSTY has to earn his corn some day, has come down a lot.

INDIAN HERO-SANTA MARIA-SPARK OF BLUE.

4. THEWORLDISMINE is very consistent and should do well again. PERFECT SPEED may be tried with this ordinary allowance rider. ROSIE’S DREAM is tracking fast and is due for a win. ALADDIN has been prepared and will strike soon. PREZZIE has a chance based on handicap and rider.

PREZZIE-ROSIE’S DREAM-THEWORLDISMINE.

5. DEFINING MOMENT has been prepared very well and despite the work jockey can go all the way. CASH IS KING who lost narrowly is bound to be in the fray again. SPEARTOOTH is a speedy one but this rider has been a big let down, rarely wins. DELTA DELIGHT was prepared well and given an easy run. POWER COLOURS is an oldie who won a race many years ago is at a reasonable handicap and looks in nice nick.

DEFINING MOMENT-CASH IS KING-DELTA DELIGHT.

6. HISTORICA failed as a favourite for obvious reasons, now with the rookie she should sprout wings and go away at better odds. Looks difficult for ENSATUS ELEGANS once again. STYLE OF SIGNATURE should be in serious reckoning, has raced with better ones. TORNADO FORCE has been given an easy run, can place.

HISTORICA-STYLE OF SIGNATURE-ENSATUS ELEGANCE.

7. TIME TO TIME has been nicely tracked and is due to score. SUPERB STYLE is speedy and has raced with better horses than these,may upset. CARISA is being given runs for reducing her ratings, the owners other horse APRIL SHOWERS has been played around with, can strike here. Looks tough for LITTLE ATHENA now.

APRIL SHOWERS-TIME TO TIME-SUPERB STYLE

8. DUMA definitely has some class and is a youngster but the distance is an issue and also she was struck up in gates in last run, may do well as older ones are running. YAMAS is maintaining fine form and likes a trip. LAD LADY has a nice handicap and should be a top fancy in this race. SAND DUNE appears suitable for sprints.

DUMA-LAD LADY- YAMAS.

9. PEPPER KING has been tracked for long but has a stiff handicap. VETTEL has been nicely prepared but why is the trainer trying to be a Pessi Shroff, I don’t think he has the calibre to prepare horses to win over mile and more in first outing. BORN TO PERFORM lost to a youngster hence has a chance here. CHAPANDAZ can stay, has been pulled in some of the runs. BLACK DRAGON is working well.

BLACK DRAGON-BORN TO PERFORM-VETTEL.

KING KONG MAY SCORE IN MASTER MILLION

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


DELHI RACES

1. MY CRYSTAL has been nicely tracked , may run well in first outing. PUNJAB MAIL was a fair 3rd at longer odds, has worked very impressively, will win if odds are good, if favoured will most probably take a dive .SWEET GIRL is well tuned, got beaten by a good one last time. UNICORNIA has been given a run, was looking easy in mocks.

SWEET GIRL-PUNJAB MAIL-UNICORNIA.

2. LOVE LOVE gets a try jockey after two inconsequential runs. THE ROCK was a top horse in younger days, based on last improved effort gets the good rider, looks tough to last the mile. REVENGEFUL KNIGHT is another oldie who has slid down the handicap chute, but trainer change is a negative. PRINCESS LAURELS is a failed favourite with a try rider at low weights.

LOVE LOVE-THE ROCK-PRINCESS LAURELS.

3. HAPPY GO LUCKY has been given many easy runs, can hit the board now. FIRECRACKER is another oldie who gets a good rider to confuse the punters. SADAJIT is tracking nicely and is down in scales.THUNDER CAT was pulled in EPISODE’S race, won well when smart money came on last time, may repeat.

SADAJIT-THUNDER CAT-HAPPY GO LUCKY.

4. KING KONG was an impressive winner who has the top jockey to steal away this ordinary bred who may never get a chance like this again. None of the Masters impress except MASTER CRISTIANO who is unraced but showed out in mocks and is well bred for speed. SHE’S THE BEST was a most impressive winner but beat a moderate lot. WILD COCO from a good sire was eye catching in mocks under this very rider, looks far improved.

KING KONG-WILD COCO- MASTER CRISTIANO

5. ICE ON THE MOON can not be expected to repeat over a sprint. YALAMLAM has good form, handicap may deny a hat trick. MINI COOPER is a speedy one, bleeder fear is not much of an issue in winters here. If not then the stable mate SEVEN EIGHT SIX may be tried. SAHASTRAJIT is due for a win, has been prepared.

MINI COOPER-YALAMLAM-SAHASTRAJIT.

6. JAZBA may show improvement after so many near there runs. COSMIC FIELD should be looking to redeem last close failure. ROYAL ROSE has come down a lot, something is being planned with this one. INDIAN BRIDE can upset at these weights.

ROYAL ROSE-JAZBA-COSMIC FIELD.

ALAINDAIR FOR INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS

Sunday, December 22, 2013


MUMBAI RACES.

1. TARA had won over this distance 3-4 years ago, has often been running without winning the mile and half and is down in scales, can not get a better opportunity than to beat this suspect small field now. SCALANYA has always been ridden by this rider and had shown a bit of finish in last run, should be competing, distance has to be tackled. BLUE SWALLOW has to tackle the extra weight vis a vis TARA, needs luck to repeat.

TARA-SCALANYA.

2. ANAHI is a good sprinter who revels on this track and has won good races here, looks in top condition in works and has benefit of an easy pace in mocks. HAWAIIN PRINCESS is a speedy youngster who is on the up but has handicap catching up, may get beat now. EMERGING STAR has systematically been reduced in handicap, can sprint well, was eased up after stride for stride with HAWAIIN PRINCESS till the bend in last run, has better weights now.

ANAHI-HAWAIIN PRINCESS.

3. INVICTUS from the sly trainer has been scrubbed on sand track and is due to win at good odds (not when backed by public) soon, ignore last run. ANTONIUS MAXIMUS had done very well at Pune and handicap has caught up, should run a front race. THE MINISTERIAN is the youngster who has worked freely in tracks and despite being winner of a single race has a realistic chance over this trip at these weights. ISADORO has scope to improve, looks to be a sprinter though.

THE MINISTERIAN-ANTONIOUS MAXIMUS.

4. INDIAN TOUCH is a good one, was a good 2nd to MARIINSKY once and won a million race in style, can win despite the top weight. ORIENTAL ROCKY is tracking well. AMARA has been kept under wraps, has come down in scales, may run well. ANALEAH may be favoured to win but was caught close home in last run, gets another chance , may be able to scrape home.

INDIAN TOUCH-ANALEAH-AMARA.

5. HEART OF THE CITY is bred from a speedy mare by the precocious sire and belongs to a striking owner, looks well tracked and fit, ignore the easy run at Pune.PERSONIFY may need a run, has reasonable pedigree. QUASAR is showing plenty of early speed and the got abroad will do well. SOLOMON has been as well prepare as other winning racers of the top stable, has been given an easy outing at Pune. VENI VEDI VICI is tracking impressively.

QUASAR-SOLOMON-HEART OF THE CITY

6. On sheer handicap and performance STORM TRACKER has top credentials to win this lucrative race but then the horse got beateb by a stable mate in last run and the same scenario lurks this day as stable mate AMADEUS is as good a horse as CLINTON who surprised in last run. HACHIKO showed some return to form in last run and has enough class. WINSTON should be a good front runner.

STORM TRACKER-AMADEUS-HACHIKO.

7. ALAINDAIR, MURIOI, SILVER ARROW and MARIINSKY appear to be the key contenders for the second Indian Classic. ALAINDAIR has top credentials and has achieved his wins effortlessly, specially winning the Bangalore Derby start to finish. He gets my top spot since he also has the best breeding in this lot. MURIOI has equally good claims as his win from back of the field in PB Multi Million was awesome and his latest trashing of classic hopeful CIRCLE OF LIFE while conceding weight was equally sensational. SILVER ARROW from the top stable has been progressing with enthralling wins achieved from off the pace and he is likely to be in the fray when the race takes a serious turn. MARIINSKY had shaped like a winner in PB Multi Million when shocked by the flying MURIOI and her latest win in 1000G was comfortably achieved.

ALAINDAIR-MURIOI-SILVER ARROW.

8. A tough call since the two main contenders come from shady trainers, both were packed from the stables in their last outings when favoured by the handicappers. PROVIDENCE had the excuse of saddle slip from a trainer who wins one or two races in a year and still can not check the equipment of a rare favourite from his yard . GLORIOUS REWARD was inaptly handled as always by the highly over rated Srinath who looses max on public fancys. MUFASA has changed stables, hence doubtful for win. The sincere contestant should be MALKIA who was kept far back to facilitate the favorite’s win in last run and the well bred INFALLIABLE who has been sharpened up with a couple of mocks. He is to be seriously considered should ALAINDAIR win the Big race. PAPPILON is working well and may be tried for place.


MALKIA-INFALLIABLE-PROVIDENCE.

9. Find your own winner in this crowd. ALECTO has handicap chance, is working well. SHINNING PATH has been extensively worked, should improve upon last run. TEMPEST who finished on well in last run has been well prepared. REACH THE STARS is shinning in works and inspite of the work jockey appeals a lot. AMAYA had impressed in last finish. MACHO UNO was well ridden by this one to be in consideration once again.

AMAYA-MACHO UNO-REACH THE STARS.

10. YOU’RE THE BOSS has been consistent in front running and has a chance. RECKLESS has penalty to beat. BURGUNDY ROSE is knocking for a win. DANCING SPLENDOUR was running promisingly last time, may show out.

DANCING SPLENDOUR-RECKLESS-BURGUNDY ROSE.

SECRET PUNCH FOR F IRANI MEMORIAL CUP

Saturday, December 21, 2013


BANGALORE RACES

1. The well bred LITTLE BROWN JUG will take time to mature. PIPPIN is from a promising freshman sire and looks forward in works. APOLLO RISING has been subjected to lots of tracks by the laid back trainer, can placed now. Sitting here many thousand miles away from home without my reference material, I was just wondering as to why S Attaolhi and Dhariwal are not performing well this year, and then the thought- where are the Burden Of Proof’s this year, SALINA comes on the scene and looks good to me.

SALINA-PIPPIN-APOLLO RISING.

2. BUZZWORD who had finished on has a small chance with this weak rider. TIC TAC TOE has the good rider repeating. ALL CLEAR may place again. CLAARA was kept back last time, can strike now. SHE’S SPLENDID has been given a number of tracks, has a good rider at low weights.

SHE’S SPLENDID-CLAARA-TIC TAC TOE.

3. KINGS KID is showing good works, has fine bloodlines. MEDINAH the well bred has shown sparkle in works, can do well in first run.OCEAN PARK was stretched in last run, can place again. SHAFT is tracking fine. JINGLE BELLS ran a fast race, can show improvement.

JINGLE BELLS-MEDINAH-KINGS KID.

4. ORIENTAL STAR is from a speedy sire and was a good winner in last race, can repeat. FEET ON FIRE could not bridge the gap in last run despite whipping, goes with an allowance rider. TRIUMPH is from very ordinary breeding, has been tracked for long. CARDIGAN BAY from a Derby winner producing dam line has once been backed unsuccessfully in summers, may have benefitted from runs. PRAZSKY is from a speedy sire and was a catchy 2nd in last run in summers, but tendons showed up, looks fit in works.

CARDIGAN BAY-ORIENTAL STAR- PRAZSKY.

5. ACE BADRAAN is very nicely bred who has been really prepared and looks much improved, negative is top weight and a jockey who has yet to grow up in big league. PURSUIT OF FAME is impressive in tracks. ALL PROOF may need a shorter trip for win. SUR LA TETE is in top form and is much improved for the longer trips to handle. CROWN EMPEROR is still amaiden who is top bred and was a good 2nd, should like extra yards.

SUR LA TETE-CROWN EMPEROR-ACE BADRAAN.

6. ESTEBAN is tracking well after a long break, has handicap against. SECRET PUNCH has been an enigma, last run was too bad to be true, can upset. CHASE THE SUN may struggle in a sprint. TALISKER is an in and out runner who can be involved in the finish. ICELANDER is a speedy one who steps up to this class, should be fighting out. Something is brewing with JERSEY SHORE, has run weakly over 1400 m three times?, has a useful jockey switch.

SECRET PUNCH-ICELANDER-CHASE THE SUN.

7. DIAMONITE who lost on the post has chance to redeem , rider repeats at top weight. REAL STEEL was running wide and finished late, looks tough for win here. LAD STAR has been given a couple of gates, may be tried. NOVEL APPROACH is a good type who has handicap against a repeat now. OPEN PAGE was a fighting 2nd, may fight out again. SHIVALIK FIRE has been tracked for long, may surprise.

DIAMONITE-OPEN PAGE-REAL STEEL.

8. GAGAN STAR had gone away from the lot at the bend only to score at good odds, should run well again. ATTRACTOR is a late finisher may place again. BLIZZARD OF OZ should have won long time back, the scheming trainer can give an honest run in this weak field. ANGEL QUEEN is being fiddled with, why this good rider when runs are so backwards.?

BLIZZARD OF OZ-GAGAN STAR-ANGEL QUEEN.

DAYS BEST==SUR LA TETE

CRISTOFFE FOR RCTC CUP

Friday, December 20, 2013


BANGALORE RACES

1. ROSHAN STAR has been given runs and should be running different with this rider over pet trip. CARDUCCI has a weak rider once again. COCKTAIL CIRCUIT is a failed favourite, looks tough to win. GOLDEN WISDOM may be tried.

ROSHAN STAR-CARDUCCI-COCKTAIL CIRCUIT.

2. WHIMSICAL runs on demotion, looks ordinary one who should struggle at top weight. VEGA can upset , has been laying low. GLAMOUR BOY was not given a forcing ride and has an allowance rider after tracks.NATION’S GLORY is a flop horse, trip is extra for this one.SILVER STREET has a useful rider at low weights, has worked well.

GLAMOUR BOY-SILVER STREET-WHIMSICAL.

3. IGAH IGAH IGAH was done in by the handicap, had finished like a train, has a chance to redeem. GUN SALUTE has been cleverly brought down with runs, should do well with the top rider. CLEVER TRICK may have fitness problems. Looks tough for SUPREME and the work rider to repeat.

GUN POWDER-IGAH IGAH IGAH-SUPREME.

4. BRABUS SPEED has finished a lot in last run, has not been exposed from the stables since then, has a handicap to do well. LIGHT OF SUCCESS won well beating an unnecessarily hyped horse, has talent to repeat. SOLITAIRE ROYALE is a speedy one who is pleasing in tracks and should fight out. CATAMARAN has worked speedily, can speed up. SMITHSONITE impressed in mocks, has potential to run well at these weights.

SOLITAIRE ROYALE- LIGHT OF SUCCESS-SMITHSONITE.

5. SMOKEY SID is sparingly raced, is from a speedy mare and should be fancied with the allowance rider to go all the way. CASH MY WAY was a front runner who gets a reasonably performing handicap jockey to try. SILHOUETTE was not truly extended in last run, may show out. SUPER SALONI was shaping well when shocked, should be involved.

SMOKEY SID-CASH MY WAY-SUPER SALONI.

6. Being the winner of class 3 CHRISTOFFE definitely has the handicap in favour and is working smoothly. The serious contender is stable mate VALERIAN who was a very good 2nd in last run and has the canny rider to force home. NATURAL VIEW won impressively but weaker horses. STROMBOLITE has been nicely prepared.

CRISTOFFE-VALERIAN.

7. MANTRA is carrying top weight, has tracked well, distance will trouble. ACEMRESSJESSIE is well bred but why the weak rider when Chauhan is available. ONE OF A KIND has to tackle the stiff penalty, maintains form. INDICATION needs to be trained to run with pace. CZAR RULE was a keen forward runner who has a rider switch. FRANKNESS has pleased in works, is from a black type mare. VIKTOR is much improved after last run, the work jockey has a good chance to extend his good run with wins.

VIKTOR-CZAR RULE-FRANKNESS.

8. SALSA TOUCH and OPTIMUS ZONE move up after smashing victories in last wins respectively, the former is definitely a better handicapper and has a rider switch. The one to bother this pair with speed is RED BOLT if his blood vessels hold. SCENIC BLAST should set a strong pace but looks vulnerable in this group. LIVING LEGEND has a useful rider after reducing runs, can do well.

RED BOLT-SALSA TOUCH-SCENIC BLAST.

DAYS BEST=====SMOKEY SID

SUMO FOR GAIKWAD TROPHY

Thursday, December 19, 2013


MUMBAI RACES

1. A race being contested by three horses who have never placed in their life against a single winner at top weight. With Sandesh on STAR FIRE LADY who has been given 4 inconsequential runs after a good win over a trip, she holds the edge. AUGUSTYNA who has run forward races a few times may be able to compete well.MT TINAMEN has always raced in sprints and WIND AND RAIN appears to be a backward type.

STAR FIRE LADY-AUGUSTYNA.

2. SUMO had lost very narrowly when last given an honest ride by Sandesh in Pune, ignore all other runs, the horse has been waited with and has shown good tracks lately. ZAKHYNTHOS is a self owned one from the trainer and is perhaps the most tracked animal on the circuit , will run for money. STEP UP was allowed to come down in scales with insipid runs and then struck gold at long odds over a sprint, reverts back to ideal trip, but has incurred penalty. MON AMI will try to hit the front and go away.

SUMO-ZAKHYNTHOS.

3. BLIND DATE had faded a bit after leading in, has an allowance rider now. ZOOM ZOOM had won a maiden’s race a year ago and then kept away from the hustle in last many months, showed true colours albeit in control in last run , should be the one to catch now as he is speedy. NAGIC STAR had run a forward race in Pune and has been well tracked since, will be tried now. WINDS OF CHANGE caught everybody by a very good win last time, one could see the sorry smile on the hapless trainer’s face, what now?

ZOOM ZOOM-BLIND DATE-WINDS OF CHANGE.

4. BLUSH and TROPICAL ZONE are two oldies with good handicap chance, both have run plus minus against each other and interestingly both have won with SANDESH and DASRATH in saddle.I expect some younger one to finish on and nab TROPICAL ZONE who has a habit of waning in last few yards of the race. MAGIC VISION appears to have improved, but one never can be sure with this trainer’s horses which usually win at good odds only. BROWN DYNAMITE who has a rider switch after a forward run and with many tracks should be able to deliver. Of all the Antia’s lot ,real oldie GOLDEN SPURS may place.

BROWN DYNAMITE-TROPICAL ZONE-BLUSH.

5. AL SHAMSHEER had started galloping late in last run, has come on in tracks. GHALIB is tracking well. SHIVALIK SHOWERS from the precocious sire was kept handy in last run, has shown out in works. TOP COMMANDER is in peach of condition and this well bred will trouble the favourite. TIGER TOPS from a good sire has been nicely prepared by the top trainer.

SHIVALIK SHOWERS-TOP COMMANDER-TIGER TOPS.

6.REKINDLE has weight to carry over a mile, looks tough. NEGOTIATOR could not step up in last run, has a tough competition now also. HOME ADVANTAGE finished on well in last run. WENTWORTH is the well bred on the up and may repeat. What went wrong with the very well bred SWASH BUCKLER is hard to say, looks nicely tracked and will also show the professional acumen of this foreign rider.

SWASH BUCKLER-WENTWORTH-HOME ADVANTAGE.

7.GRAND MARCH has not raced for a very long time, looks tough to win straightaway. BOURBON STREET is fluent in work and is a speedy one with an allowance rider. SNOW ANGEL led and faded out, may run well in smaller field. NATIONAL PRIDE was a forward runner and has a handicap chance. ARUSHA has been worked well. STRATEGY has a fine chance , was beaten by a better youngster in the straight.

BOURBON STREET-NATIONAL PRIDE -STRATEGY.
8. DOC HOLLIDAY had impressed a lot in flashing finish under a rookie, has an average rider now. GRAN TURISMO has been tracking for long, needs to show out in a arce first. TICKER TAPE PARADE had faught hard against ORIENTAL ROCKY , has been given a run, handicap is stiff. FABULOUS FLORENCE is the horse who had impressed in last two runs, should be the one to back now.SUMMER ECLIPSE has a realistic chance, has scope with the good rider.

FABULOUS FLORENCE-SUMMER ECLIPSE-DOC HOLLIDAY.

9. On first look the race is tempting for oldie PLAN B to pocket but in such cases where a small time owner has a good handicapper, danger lurks in the unknown. Out of the following any one may shine. GOLDEN WAVE with an allowance rider,SHOCKALOT is younger brother to speedy SO TRUE and has been worked. ZAAGROS with a no mention rider has been on board earlier. PRETTY IN PATPONG from a top class mare with a laid back rider and then the trainer owned ALWAYS SMILE who is winner of 3 sprints.

ALWAYS SMILE-PLAN B –SHOCKALOT.

DAYS BEST==========ZOOM ZOOM

DOUBLE---SUMO X FABULOUS FLORENCE

SOFAST FOR DORESWAMY MEMORIAL TROPHY

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


MYSORE RACES

1. PROST faught out and lost with the same rider, will run well. STARS AND STRIPES has been given an easy run, should run better with in form work jockey. OBLIQUE was given a laid back race, I expect him to do better than RICH ROUGE who looks good but has a non winning rider.

OBLIQUE-RICH ROUGE-PROST.

2. SHINNING FAME who was a runaway winner has a sizable penalty now. JAVELIN has all the credentials but for the sly trainers intentions, is too well bred for the oldies here. AERIAL ACROBAT has a chance to do well again. HARINI has handicap much in favour, could not accelerate last time as the tag of favourite was too heavy to carry, may upset if the favourite takes a dive.

JAVELIN-HARINI-AERIAL ACROBAT.

3. AYAHUASCA is showing lots of speed in tracks, can run well in maiden attempt. FELLOWSHIP has been nicely prepared and will run a forward race. FINK is from a precocious sire and looks forward, has a tainted trainer with illusive intent with most public favoured wards. MURCILAGO ran well enough to warrant support under the try rider. THE BACK BENCHER is an enquiry case, may place.

FINK-MURCILAGO-AYAHUASCA.

4. SKY FLEET has not been in money for far too long, can surprise. BYZANTINE lost very narrowly and qwill try to redeem with a front run. ENSATUS ELEGANCE has age on side, may be tried. SHADES OF SCARLET has been given runs with work riders for long, watch for backing, can do well at this level. WORLD IS TOO MUCH has a good handicap and low eights with a good rider are to be factored.

SHADES OF SCARLET-WORLD IS TOO MUCH-BYZANTINE.

5. UNEXPECTED VISITOR has good initial speed but has a reverse handicap against BEAUTIFUL FIN from a cunning owner , who also gets a good rider. FLIRTING KING has been prepared and given a laid back run, can rebound. RICKETY ROCK has been a sincere runner, may place.

BEAUTIFUL FIN-FLIRTING KING-UNEXPECTED VISITOR.

6. DANCE OF A GENERAL who has been tracking all through last season is down in class and trip is ideal. GUN POWDER has run with better types, may be tried. ALL FOR CASH has a chance to place, has worked well. SICILY showed improvement in last run, is due to earn his corn bill. CASH IS KING is being scrubbed in works. QUEEN’S COLOUR has a class penalty.

SICILY-CASH IS KING-DANCE OF A GENERAL.

7. JAZZBYTHE BAY goes over correct distance and has a jockey who riders well at times. SECRET TREASURE surprised with a good win, odds were achieved by the trainer after few false runs, may repeat. WORDS OF WISDOM failed miserably when favoured under this rider last time, handicap is still tough. TORNADO FORCE is the one who may upset.
SECRET TREASURE-TORNADO FORCE-WORDS OF WISDOM.

8. Out of CRRISP, DEMANDING FORMAT & ASHKAN , the last named has the best handicap. SO FAST and ABSOLUTE PLEASURE have a chance, the former was lucky to win by a whisker and the later has weight against in form SAND DUNE.SO FAST won in better conditions as rest of the field was way behind, hence he has an edge on handicap.

SO FAST-SAND DUNE-ABSOLUTE PLEASURE.

9. EUPHORIA has been in top form at this age and his last run was electrifying, has been penalised for that. ICE SPLENDOUR won going away unsupported in the ring, looks tough for repeat. SANATANA is due to win , was unlucky in Mysore main races not to have won, has a decent rider. BRIGADIER ran below his handicap as a favourite with a good rider, may have been something behind the scenes?

SANATANA-EUPHORIA-BRIGADIER.

10. AZURE FIRE is a good type, has beaten CARISA and ACE PRINCESS convincingly while conceding weight before, however the scheming trainer has been lying low for quite some time. TIME FLIES remains an up setter, is down in scales. SWEET TIMER has plenty of early speed, has a sizable penalty for last upset win. LITTLE ATHENA should run well again.

AZURE FIRE-LITTTLE ATHENA-CARISA.

KING KONG APPEALS FOR JUVENILES MAIDEN RACE

Monday, December 16, 2013


DELHI RACES

1. KING KONG and SHANE PUNJAB have shown out in mocks, should be in the fray. ABSHOT has been given an easy run. MASTER STROKE has the good rider for a well prepared horse. STAY GOLD is a well bred who should improve on last run.

KING KONG-SHANE PUNJAB-STAY GOLD.

2. MASTER DJOKOVIC had under performed last time since stable mate was to win, horse is an ordinary one. THE DUKES is likely to be on the frame once again. STEEL FORCE needs to be backed , has handicap and distance in favour. JETT BLACK may run an improved race.

STEEL FORCE-MASTER DJOCKOVIC.

3. DANCING BABE has a handicap chance, needs a convincing ride, can upset. COSMIC FIELD is tracking fine. MISS FLURRY has been running forward, should improve.MY SOUL looks well prepared. GURUVARDAN has come down to this handicap, should at least place on jockey effort


MISS FLURRY-GURUVARDAN-MY SOUL.

4. FIRST ONE has good form and goes over ideal trip. AMAZING MASTER has done well in sprints, extra yards and weight are going to be a bother. MALE SUPERIOR is maintaining form. BRIGHT HEART has run against better company. Looks tough for DESERT EAGLE on comparison. SARVAMANGALA has a good handicap.

SARVAMANGALA-MALE SUPERIOR-FIRST ONE.

5. JUST SUPER has weight against, could not accelerate last time. RIOS GIRL is showing out in works. MISS BOLD showed improved run at good odds, has been a failure otherwise. DAZZLING WAVE is one paced and unreliable. BLACK N PINK can upset any day.

RIOS GIRL-JUST SUPER-MISS BOLD.

6. NIZBATI QUEEN can place if tried. GLOBAL WIND has been waited with, can strike on backing by the sly trainer. DARING LOVE has come down in scales and is working well. CAUGHT THE EYE has the good rider repeating. HAPPY GO LUCKY ran much below par. ROSE showed return to form in last run.

GLOBAL WIND-NIZBATI QUEEN-ROSE.

STARRY EYS FOR INDIAN 2OOO GUINEAS

Sunday, December 15, 2013


MUMBAI RACES

1. NEW STAR is speedy and has a stronger rider for a change. DIAMOND ZIP is down by loads and can upset any day. ST BARTS has handicap in favour but belongs to a trainer who is well known for under performance of his horses when backed by public. SONG OF AFRICA should do well again. VICTORIOUS CAUSE has a reasonable jockey after many runs, can skip away at low weights where she had won before.

VICTORIOUS CAUSE-ST BARTS-NEW STAR.

2. ELECTRA is winner twice over this distance but has a nasty habit of slow getaway most of the times. DREAM YUGA appears to have overcome the niggles, has a chance in this set up. RUN LIKE THE WIND has the rider who won on him at Pune, may be favoured to win. ASHWA YODHA and LAURUS TIKATI look under feds, still maidens.

DREAM YUGA-RUN LIKE THE WIND.

3. MANYATTA has not been able to win many races despite looking promising, has a good handicap chance though he concedes crucial weight, the positive is that he has a better rider . SCARLET PIMPERNEL is a speedy one from the trainer’s own stock who has been painstakingly prepared. MONZA may not exactly like the extra yards, is a moody fellow.

MANYATTA-SCARLET PIMPERNEL.

4. VICTORY MARCH won comfortably and will look to repeat. PORT BLAIR is well trimmed after tracks and an easy run, has handicap in favour. RIO goes with a rookie to avenge last defeat. WAY OUT is a very exciting sprinter who may be favoured because of low weights and preparation.

PORT BLAIR-WAY OUT-RIO.

5. ULTRA SONIC was done in last time due to scheming people , has scope with this jockey. YELLOW ZONE was finishing well when she tripped, has handicap in favour. TRISARA won comfortably and is on the up. VICTORIA FALLS is a promising one from a top sire, looks in pink condition, ignore last run.

YELLOW ZONE-VICTORIA FALLS-TRISARA.

6. DREAMS OF YOU is bred to stay and is working well, faces a modest field after last defeat to a better type. MORALS has not shown out like others from the top sire, the grand dam was costly import who produced ordinary ones mostly. AMAZING GRACE needs this run, has niggles still.The trainer must have faith in his job, changing names to THE OTHER SONG for what?, went wide and failed to win in a managed field last time. DIXIE DELIGHT from the scheming trainer has a chance at low weights.

DREAMS OF YOU-DIXIE DELIGHT-MORALS.

7. AMELIA is a top bred who is well prepared but lacks a race run. CIRCLE OF LIFE was thrashed badly when having weight advantage, will need a big effort from the top international rider. KEUKENHOF may have an outside chance, the rider can not win two graded races in two days. MARINSKY has the credentials to win, is in top form. STARRY EYES is in peach of condition, last win was effortless. TRANCE should improve her show over this trip.

STARRY EYES-MARINISKY-AMELIA.

8. HIMALAYAN DANCER had shown good initial speed in nopener, can improve. WAR COMMAND is impacably bred and nicely prepared to bother all. KAZURI should improve on last run, looks very difficult for win. ULRIKA has been secretly prepared, may show out.

WAR COMMAND-ULRIKA-KAZURI.

9. LUCKY RED has not been seen on tracks after last good run, goes with a try rider.ZOE has all the credentials except a poor sire. MISS BEHAVE was eased after a good forward run, may shine now. MAMBO MAGIC has a chance to do well. FOLLOW ME has been given a run, may upset.

MISS BEHAVE-ZOE-FOLLOW ME.

DAYS BEST====MANYATTA

DOUBLE---------YELLOW ZONE X DREAMS OF YOU

SOUTHERN EMPEROR FOR 2000 GUINEAS

Saturday, December 14, 2013


BANGALORE RACES

1. OCEANIC WIND had run well in first outing, was kept wide all through in last run, may do well with the rookie. AERO STAR had bled while racing as a favourite, looks fit and speedy in tracks. MASKED MARVEL has jumped out well in gates and mock, can out run all. GREAT SECRET appears to be a serious runner who has been given an easy run.

MASKED MARVEL-GREAT SECRET- AERO STAR

2. JOANEES BEAUTY goes over extended trip at top weight. JAANVI has a handicap chance, rider is non performing one. TAYLOR MADE won comfortably and looks to repeat. SPANISH FLY is a tendon repair case, looks fit in works. DANCE WITH ME has been denied genuine runs, looks at a striking handicap and the rider commands respect.
DANCE WITH ME-TAYLOR MADE-SPANISH FLY.

3. ABNOBA has come down by double digits in handicap and may run away with the try rookie. ETHOPIAN ran away from a weak field , retains form. NOCTURNAL HUNTER had won in style and may repeat. SHOOT OUT ran fairly well and has the rider repeating.

ABNOBA-NOCTURNAL HUNTER-SHOOT OUT.

4. SPIRIT OF CHARTWELL has stiff penalty for last win. VIGOROUS was lucky to scrape through in last win, very tough ask now. GOLDEN PRINCESS has been fooled around with, should win on sincere effort. KING OF THE COURT runs after a long break, is speedy and looks prepared.

GOLDEN PRINCESS-KING OF THE COURT-VIGOROUS.

5. SUN KINGDOM has not won after the Derby win years back, heavy weight and a whip less jockey make the task that much difficult. NADIA is best on pure handicap, has been so near to winning in much better company, has been tracked by the morning shy trainer. AUBURN BEAUTY has a chance on comparison but she had nearly died of exhaustion in MOUNTAIN RANGE’S win, distance is troublesome for her. RATHAM had started racing after the bend in last run, has a chance now.

NADIA-RATHAM-AUBURN BEAUTY.

6. NESSIE who is on demotion can speed up, has won at this level before. SAMAR SUN is flat footed, fizzles out in a fight. AMAZON BAY from a mystic stable can rebound or do nothing for next 10 runs. SWEET SECRET is a forward runner. SANS FRONTIERS has come to hand late, ran away from a younger field with out any backing by the connections last time, looks much improved to repeat.

SANS FRONTIERS-SWEET SECRET-NESSIE.

7. On performance, breeding, tracks and hype it is difficult to see SOUTHERN EMPEROR getting beaten here. The main competitor for Ramaswamy’s horse should be again the old rival Mehta’s horse INVINSIBLE PRINCE who is much improved this season and is in top fettle. AMBITIOUS REWARD from the top sire is another one who is in pink condition in works. TURF STRIKER has performance on his side to merit a serious look for placing.

SOUTHERN EMPEROR-INVINSIBLE PRINCE-TURF STRIKER.

8. SUMMER SENSATION may be fancied because of the rider but had run badly when fancied in summers, is a weakly bred filly. REGAL SOLDIER has been worked by the miserly trainer, expect this one to run well on backing. EMANCIPATION has been given a mock and gets a try rider, a strong indicator from a sly trainer. YOU’RE A STAR is from a non performing trainer, can do well any day.

REGAL SOLDIER-SUMMER SENSATION-EMANCIPATION.

9. The preparation of got abroad ERAGON is not very convincing. OUR LITTLE DRAGON who had tracked very impressively had gate problems last time, can definitely speed up. Byramji’s pair of RULER’S SECRET and WEST SIDE STORY have been subjected to fast tracks, may run well, the later appears forward. MAJESTIC OPINION has been well prepared and looks good in tracks.

MAJESTIC OPINION-WEST SIDE STORY-OUR LITTLE DRAGON.

MASTER BULLET FOR PRESIDENT OF INDIA GOLD CUP

Friday, December 13, 2013


DELHI RACES

1. MASTER NOVAK has the benefit of run but was it was an average performance, may need more distance. AMAZING MAGIC GIRL showed out in the mocks and should be the one to do well. CLIQUOT should improve upon last easy run, has speedy bloodlines. JUST GOLD impressed in mocks, looks well prepared.

AMAZING MAGIC GIRL-MASTER NOVAK.

2. HAPPY GO LUCKY has been given reducing runs and has come to lower class to strike soon. CRUSOE is one paced and may again struggle. ROYAL ROSE is the youngster who has been quite forward in her runs, is tracking fast. LITTLE BEBO is being tracked regularly, has low weights.

HAPPY GO LUCKY-CRUSOE-ROYAL ROSE.

3. SELF ASSURANCE has come down with runs has been prepared and goes over ideal trip with a good rider. ASHWA PANAMA who has come down from class I has been scrubbed a lot in tracks and is a danger to all. VEENA’S STAR had won at the top racing centre and is being waited with to strike at longer odds. PRINCESS LAURELS is maintain form and looks fit, goes at low weights.

ASHWA PANAMA-SELF ASSURANCE-VEENA’S STAR.

4. FUEL won well and may do well in the suspect field with lots of disinterested horses. If reasonable odds are offered there is no competition for INSIGNIA who had lost close home to THE MINISTERIAN at Pune, the horse is in fine fettle and was given a very handy mock. MORNING DEVOTION had won at cramped odds at this level before but belongs to the manipulative and scheming connections. DAZZLING WAVE & REVENGEFUL KNIGHT are the failed favourites with the rider switch, both need more time.

INSIGNIA-REVENGEFUL KNIGHT-FUEL.

5. High weight for the aged SUCCESSOR is a worry. MARHABA ran a fine 2nd last time. MASTER BULLET retains forward form. QUEEN’S TOUCH is on the up, last run was against speedy ones. Ignore last run of MASTER BELIEF, has scope to do well.

MASTER BULLET- SUCCESSOR.

6. NARMADA goes with a good jockey, looks tough on handicap. Last run of FAST AND FURIOUS was below par. MASTER STAR is in awesome form and looks for hat trick. ROMANTIC MISSION beat a weak lot, looks suspect here.

MASTER STAR-NARMADA-ROMANTRIC MISSION.

7. MISS FLURRY has been given easy runs. BERRETA is working well. THUNDER CAT has a good rider switch, can win. ABDULLAH may run well.

THUNDER CAT-BERRETA-MISS FLURY.

GEROME FOR AHMEDBHOY TROPHY

Thursday, December 12, 2013


MUMBAI RACES

1. DONATA had run fairly well after a long break and can be involved. STORM LIGHTENING should be a serious contender as he has come close to winning a couple of times. ANCIENT ODDYSSEY won all the way, may be favoured to repeat because of the rider but will be tested. POLAR ZONE has always been on board in last many runs, should do so again.

STORM LIGHTNING-ANCIENT ODDYSSEY-PĂ–LAR ZONE.

2. GEROME is another good one from fashionable connections who has hardly any competition and should run at cramped odds. ZORAAVAR is the only worthwhile competitor who will not get back able odds for place.
GEROME-ZORAAVAR.

3. SHISHYA has impressed a lot all through last season on tracks and has not been stretched so far, should win against this weak lot. ARZAAN will look to do well again in current form . SCALANYA has the benefit of a run, has some chance.

SHISHYA-ARZAAN.

4. ARCHIE went away to the outer sand with loads of money going waste at non back able odds, needs to be watched in this run, as it is the handicap is against him this time. CACTUS CASH should be a keen runner over this distance, has been prepared well. HIGHRAZ should be the one to back here, has been laid back by the trainer who likes good odds for his wards, remember the eye catching run from rear to win her maiden race in superb timings. WORD OF HONOUR is in fine fitness to make it interesting with a speedy front run.

HIGHRAZ-ARCHIE.

5. A race with field of fast horses and hence may throw out a surprise winner. INVINCIBLE is very speedy, carries penalty for last win. BRINDABAN is carrying a weak rookie. TWILIGHT is the failed favourite who runs after long. SUPREME MINSTREL has been painstakingly prepared afresh, from an unpredictable stable. QUICK FIRE lost on the post in last run and gets a more mature rider. FONTANELLE has tracked well and is at attractive weights.

FONTANELLE-QUICK FIRE-TWILIGHT.


6. MOONRAKER is maintaining form and will go for repeat. RAZEENAA may surprise if handled well. HOT PEPPER had run a very encouraging race and has a rider switch. WINNING DESTINY goes over ideal trip at a reasonable handicap. ESTABLISH PREDATOR had finished on nicely last time, company now may be better.

HOT PEPPER-MOON RAKER-RAZEENA.

7. SHERLOCK HOLMES is running in lower class, has a decent chance having raced upfront with speedy ones. SOMBERERO lost on the post, has an allowance jockey to do well again. MATEUS ROSE was a late 2nd in last run, has won at this level before. SHEER ROMANCE is down in scales. EMERALD FORTUNE can speed up with this rider.

SHEER ROMANCE-SHERLOCK HOLMES-EMERALD FORTUNE.


DAYS BEST======GEROME

DOUBLE-----SHISHYA X HIGHRAZ

DANCING PHOENIX FOR G SALDHANA MEMORIAL MILLION

Sunday, December 8, 2013


MUMBAI RACES

1. STAR GAZING has won a maiden race and has raced in higher class, gets lots of ordinary types to tackle. UNIVERSAL JOY ran a bit improved race last time and has been tracked thereafter, bound to be tried now. ACE OF DIAMOND may run well. STELLA at low weights has some credentials, had flopped as a favourite in Pune.

STAR GAZING-UNIVERSAL JOY-STELLA.

2. Indian Derby hopeful JEREMIAH has been kept in trim and should run at cramped odds in this small field. ASTAPI the training partner of the other hopeful for Derby. ALAINDAIR will be ridden out well so that the trainer can get the idea of the opponent’s capabilities.

JEREMIAH-ASTAPI.

3. MESMERIC led in and ran a blinder last time and is a youngster who should put up a winning performance under the new foreign rider. VAILE ROUGE was so near to winning last time, has been penalised. BRAVE FIGHTER is a candidate for place . JEN’S SECRET has a stiff handicap. MIDNIGHT LADY has a better rider after an average run.

MESMERIC-VAILE ROUGE-BRAVE FIGHTER.

4. PRESENCE has run with big names in last years session, has not been worked and should go for a run only. RAJSAMMAN who shaped like a winner should make amends now . STAR BENEVOLENT who finished on well despite going wide to outer track has been given a couple of mocks. PERITOMORENO has been worked nicely, may be fancied.

RAJSAMMAN-PERITOMENO-STAR BENEVOLENT.

5. LEOTHEFIERCEHORSE has tracked well for two months and should run with pace. FIESTY LASS was a late finisher, should improve. FRANKANELLA is working well and is well bred. KOALAA is bound to do well after the good run and the work jockey repeats fore small time trainer. LADYBIRD is a got abroad who is tracking very well and should be favoured to win.

LADYBIRD-FIESTY LASS-KOALAA.

6. AMISTAAD is the youngster for consideration over ideal distance but his level was exposed by GHAZAL KING who donkey licked him in last run. To me the two elders in AIGAION and BELMONT should be the ones to fight out, the former was a flying finisher who lost due to late rally and the bottom weighted BELMONT who found a resurgent JANIS JAY difficult to overtake near the post in last run.

AIGAION-BELMONT.

7. Age and weight are against the champion sprinter NEFYN who has been well prepared and gets the international rider. DANCING PHOENIX showed that he has matured well and last win over extra yards was awesome, all ahve to catch him. ISHPINGO is a sprinter of repute who has more favourable terms this time. SHARARAT has reeled off wins in last few runs, may improve.

DANCING PHOENIX-NEFYN-ISHPINGO.

8. SHYGIRL has been trimmed up for the event, to me has weight against but I admire the fact often blogged by SHAM , the fine man that watch out for horses of an owner who is footing the million race on the particular day.FONTAINBLEAU is a well bred who has been extensively tracked. GRAND DUKE has credentials to do well over the ideal trip. ARCHIMEDES has run up against btwo good types GHAZAL KING and OPEN WISH when favour to win both runs, time the top trainer gives a good winner to owners other than the fashionable ones and his relatives. Narredu has a tough job on bottom weighted and poorly bred SUPERLICIOUS, gates are against also.

ARCHIMEDES-SHYGIRL-FONTAINBLEAU.

9. CROWNED PRINCESS has a handicap chance to do well. GANGANAM STYLE is a well bred who has been given a run. BLIND DATE is in form and working well. GRAN AMIGO should be fancied for the sire and good forward speed. SHOCKALOT may shock. HOME FACTOR should place any day.

BLIND DATE-GRAN AMIGO-HOME FACTOR.

DAYS BEST===JEREMIAH

DOUBLE--------MESMERIC X LADYBIRD

SHIVALIK STAR FOR BTC TROPHY

Saturday, December 7, 2013


BANGALORE RACES

1. ATTRACTIVE BAY may be tried, can carry weight. DOFANTASY is from the top stable and looks prepared. FLASHY WAYS flopped as a favourite, may improve. LIQUID ASSET was an improved runner, may upset here.

LIQUID ASSET-DO FANTASY-FLASHY WAYS.

2. BOOKER JONES from a good mare is speedy in trials. FAIRWOOD PARK is looking very promising in morning tracks. FOURTH DIMENSION looks promising. SALTORO RIDGE went negative in the ring and ran as such, may improve. JINGLE BEELS has been nicely prepared. VIVID IMPRESSION was a fine front runner.

FAIRWOOD PARK-JINGLE BELLS- VIVID IMPRESSION.

3. VEGA has come down a lot and should win if suitable odds are wagered upon by the trainer who has waited with for long. ATTITUDE XTREME ran in late and should do well. ONE OF A KIND has a chance to fight out.ALL CLEAR from a dubious trainer was looking good till entering the straight, may be tried.

VEGA- ONE OF A KIND-ATTITUDE XTREME.

4. APPLE JACK goes over the comfortable trip with the same rider, was a good 2nd in last run. MAGNITUDE STAR impressed with a forward run, has age as a negative. EVERAZ is in pink condition and should win on sincere effort.

EVERAZ-AFROJACK.

5. ALBERTINO was a classic hopeful in summers who is running after a long break and in spite of attractive tracks may be a bit jaded, weight is another factor. RUMOUR HAS IT was a disappointing runner and despite preparation will find the going difficult. JOLIE is a speedy one who should run in ahead of others. SUPER START has been nicely prepared , has a good handicap.

SUPER START-ALBERTINO-JOLIE.

6. ESTELITA won in lower class beating ordinary ones and may find it hard to beat the penalty. ARTIC ATTRACTION won in style and is in fine fettle, may repeat with the good rider. CASTLE STUART had folded up after leading in, has a lower rider now. CADOGAN from a sly trainer has been given gates, can upset. PETER PARKER has been nicely trained but may struggle under the average rider who may carry over weight also.

ARTIC ATTRACTION-CADOGAN-PETER PARKER.

7. In present form it is difficult to visualise that SHIVALIK STAR will loose though in summers SOVETSKAYA had got up to nab him on the post. The later appears badly out of form and even other horses fo Vijay Mallya appear a bit backwards this winter. CHULBUL PANDEY ran an impressive mock. EQUINE LOVER is on the up and should be the main challenger.

SHIVALIK STAR-EQUINE LOVER-CHULBUL PANDEY.

8. MOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR was shaping like a winner when nabbed on the post, has weaker horses with mostly ordinary riders and should win .SUNDAY CRUZ is a demote, may be tried. ISLE OF FIRE is a front runner who fades out neat the post, has a chance. FORTUNATE ONE won un backed and may find it hard to ward off the penalty. SUPER SALONI at low weights is bound to challenge.

MOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR-SUPER SALONI-ISLE OF FIRE.

9. ACE MESMERIZE is showing lots of promise in tracks, failed as a favourite and goes with the below par rider once again. KAFKA was a finishing on type who should do well. SHINNECOCK HILLS caught my eyes with a flashy finish while conceding chunks of weight. SUN GLOW is working attractively and has a turn of foot.

SHINNECOCK HILLS-SUN GLOW-ACE MESMERIZE.


DAYS BEST==SHIVALIK STAR

DOUBLE-------EVERAZ X SHINNECOCK HILLS

CIRQUE DU SOLIEIL FOR HYDERABAD SILVER VASE

Friday, December 6, 2013


BANGALORE RACES

1. SIMRA has potential to speed up , top weight is a bit of bother. BUZZ WORD has shown good tracks. EXTRA SPARK has not yet been tried, was travelling wide all the way in last run. BURDEN OF LADY who finished late has a useful rider today. BIG COPPER PENNY ran a fair race till the bend last time and was eased thereafter. FRUIT KING has come down a lot since winning 2 years ago, impressed in gates.

FRUIT KING- SIMRA-BIG COPPER PENNY.

2. FIRELIGHT should run a front race again and should place. POINT TAKEN looks to have lost form. ENTERTAINER has been given a mock, is down in scales. ICE CUTTER should repeat as a favourite at low odds, competition is poor.

ICE CUTTER-ENTERTAINER-FIRELIGHT.

3. JET SET GO who was front runner may do well in this suspect set up. CHEDDAR FACE has been pulled during summers, may win now. BYRONIC had finished late last time, should be running better today. GAGAN STAR was a good tip last time, not sure the trainer will try this time.

CHEDDAR FACE- BYRONIC-GAGAN STAR.

4. ALFONS DE BORJA ran a decent race in a terms handicap and will run well here. REGAL BOAST has handicap against. JACKIE OH was a notable runner up who has good terms now and has worked impressively. MANNAT was unlucky to loose last time, may run well over the mile.

JACKIE OH-MANNAT-ALFONS DE BORJA.

5. WIND TUNNEL has picked up a couple of races in Mysore so handicap is against at top weight. NOVEL APPROACH is a serious candidate for hat trick, had run away from others in last win and retains form. WREKIN is a forward runner with an allowance rider who may place. SAND STORM is down a lot since last winters and if given a fair ride has a good chance. ATLAS POWER is the oldie who can trouble them with a forward run, has won in higher class before.

NOVEL APPROACH-SAND STORM-WIND TUNNEL.

6. WILL STAR was nicely prepared and last run was a sham, can win. WIND WONDER was done in by rider’s over confidence against a speedy youngster, has picked up penalty. SAMAR SUN is pleasing in works. CIELO SIGNORE has a decent chance to upset, needs a good ride.

WILL STAR-CIELO SIGNORE-WIND WONDER.

7. ZULTANITE who had finished on with a blinding run has been penalised and may place in current form. CIRQUE DU SOLIEL was beaten at the post and has a good chance to redeem if the new foreign rider is capable in conditions here. TALISKER is showing lots of fast works. CATCH THE SUN could not sustain and was fairly beaten last time. INDIAN BOLT can surprise, is a good handicapper who is down with runs. JERSEY SHORE ran below par as a favourite, the rider does not infuse confidence.

CIRQUE DU SOLIEL-CHASE THE SUN-JERSEY SHORE.

8. CASH MY WAY is down in class and has been prepared and is bound to run into money now. CANNES is the speedy one who has a rider switch for the better. BLACKBIRD is tracking well. ACE SHINEON should improve upon the last late run.

CANNES-CASH MY WAY-BLACKBIRD.

9. Looks very tough for OPTIMUS ZONE to repeat . HARD TO PIN DOWN has not been able to perform and looks jaded. INSPIRATOR has impressed in gates, can finish on, had won at this mark in last win. SPARK OF HARMONY has an allowance rider and looks fit, may upset. ANGEL QUEEN has another good rider after a fair effort, low weights may help.

INSPIRATOR- HARD TO PIN DOWN-OPTIMUS ZONE.

DAYS BEST-----------ICE CUTTER

DOUBLE-------JACKIE OH X CIRQUE DU SOLIEL

ROSIE SUNSHINE FOR FORBES TROPHY

Thursday, December 5, 2013


MUMBAI RACES

1. A two horse race literally as others are way out of form. I give weightage to any horse which wins a mile in first run and DREAMS OF YOU is a good type who is from the top trainer and in fine form, The question is about conceding weight to another decent bred SNOWING who finished a very impressive 2nd in last run and now receives good weight and is being ridden by the most improved riders in the country.

SNOWING-DREAMS OF YOU.

2. EDGE OF GLORY is the only horse who looks to have been prepared for this race, this one had won once over 1400 m when backed down and looks good even at top weight. IBIS, HIGH RETURNS and ASHWA YODHHA appear underfed types from no show trainers who run with sheer hope. The challenge should come from the yet to place BLUE SWALLOW who is at bottom weight and tracking fast.

EDGE OF GLORY-BLUE SWALLOW.

3. ROSIE SUNSHINE from a very exciting speedy sire won in a good fashion in a fast time beating a 3 year old comfortably, she is bound for higher class and should be favoured to beat CATHARSIS who on paper appears to have a chance on weight difference and the fact that he runs a forward race and gets a much better rider today. MYLA ROSE & WINGS OF GLORY need to be fit and ICE EMPIRE is looking to improve.

ROSIE SUNSHINE-CATHARSIS.

4. HERZELIAH has been sincerely worked but has negatives when compared to others in earlier runs. ARABIAN GLORY who was kept back and ran late with a poor rider will be favoured to win with Sandesh but has serious competition. BLUSH has a rookie who is learning how to use the weight advantage and the horse can strike being a winner of 6 races and always in this class. On pure handicap and comparison RIO DEL REY stands out, will he be tried is difficult to assess. DARE DEVIL who has raced in somewhat better company can place.

RIO DEL REY- BLUSH-ARABIAN GLORY.

5. FORTUNE HUNTER from a small time trainer is down in class, has tracked well and is due for a win. AWESOME SMILE may have the rider but flopped as a favourite and no visible preparation is another negative. MOUNTAIN SONG is a forward runner, may be tried. CLASSIC RULER may have a weak rider but looks better placed than A SMILE.

FORTUNE HUNTER-CLASSIC RULER.

6. CALYPSO QUEEN likes to get involved late and is a candidate for place. MIRACLE OF MERCY should be running fair after last effort, needs more ground. ICE GATE was a fine winner who has come to hand late , has a try rider to ride out. SONG SAA is the youngster from the top trainer who has been prepared well, ignore the educational run when not tried.

SONG SAA-CALYPSO QUEEN-MIRACLE OF MERCY.

7. DOUBLE O SEVEN may show improvement to get on board. OPEN OFFER could not accelerate at any time when backed last time, is ordinary one. The race should be contested seriously between the well bred ARTISTE with the international rider on top of the well tracked filly and Ramu’s MISS MIRACLE who is from a good sire and has impressed in gates.
ARTISTE-MISS MIRACLE-OPEN OFFER.

8. The top bred PROTECTOR OF PARIS has blemishes on his record, last two runs are highly suspect and I don’t think he can rebound as the tracks are average and weight is also against. ONE KEPT SECRET has nicely tracked last month and is a serious contender from a gambling connection. YOU’RE THE BOSS has an allowance rider for the front runner. A serious threat is from the 4 year old ACHIEVE who may warm up at this useful handicap. ICE SKATES was a runaway winner but one never can predict Antia’s horses.

YUO’RE THE BOSS- ONE KEPT SECRET-PROTECTOR OF PARIS.

DAYS BEST====ROSIE SUNSHINE


DOUBLE----------SONG SAA X ARTISTE

GOLDEN TIME FOR NEGRESCO TROPHY

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


MYSORE RACES

1. FLYING HORSE has been tracking for 2 months and impressed in gates, is better bred than most. MURCILAGO is from a good sire and showed out in latest gates, has worked fine . ONE DIRECTION from a speedy sire and an ordinary dam has been kept easy in works, was going wide in gates, looks suspect. THE BACK BENCHER has missed his chance to win last time in a set up which was very friendly, may place due to experience.

MURCILAGO-FLYING HORSE-ONE DIRECTION.

2. PROST has been tracking well , gets a good rider but doesn’t compare well against lower weighted RICH ROUGE who ran a forward race last time. OBLIQUE was in betting order but ran a backwards race, has a try jockey. LEATHER QUEEN is down the max, has won in higher class last year and has worked fit.

LEATHER QUEEN-RICH ROUGE-OBLIQUE.

3. FLIRTING KING has been given runs, note the rider switch after good tracks. ENDURING SPEED who was a good gamble is bound to be in the fray. ROSIE’S DREAM is working very nicely, has form. ZAMINDAR is regular in works, ran a nice finishing race last time. IMPRESSIVE ATTITUDE from the main centre gets a good rider after transfer here.

ROSIE’S DREAM-IMPRESSIVE ATTITUDE-FLIRTING KING.

4. PARTY TONITE is an unreliable one, may run well. BLUE ZONE won unbacked, difficult to see her repeat with a rookie. BIGHERO is showing out in preparation, trip suits. KOLAVERI DI has all the credentials, has a nasty habit of changing legs, can win. BORN TO PERFORM is working impressively. SECRET MISSILE has come to hand.

BIGHERO-KOLAVERI DI-BLUE ZONE.

5. JAZZBYTHEBAY has run with with better types, is attractive in tracks, may surprise with work jockey. LITTLE ATHENA maintains form, last win was good. BYZANTINE is a demote with a try rider, has won at this level before.VERTEX is a winner of 6 races, has a positive rider switch. ALADDIN is working nicely, may run a forward race.

JAZZBYTHEBAY-BYZANTINE-VERTEX.

6. The got abroad filly PARIS could not run at the striking handicap at cramped odds, has been packed off quickly to the sly trainer, ignore if backed. SIENA has worked well, cant see her winning here. GOLDEN TIME could have won with better handling last time, has a good chance even now. SET TO STORM is looking a better horse after the neat purchase by the trainer from previous owner.

GOLDEN TIME-SET TO STORM-SIENA.

7. ARTIC ROSE is the only youngster in the field and should win easily, rates may not suit many. ROYAL SHAAN is showing lots of speed in works. YAMAS is the one to benefit if the favourite takes a dive. BUCETHALIS may get on board with this rider.

ARTIC ROSE-YAMAS-BUCETHALIS.‘

8. ESOTERICAL looks under prepared, has weight against. DISTANT PROMISE is well prepared and trip suits. OSCAR SPARKLER was an impressive winner who has to beat the penalty. ASTOUNDING GALLOP has come down a lot, will strike this season. CASH IS KING is being scrubbed in mornings. ICE WEAPON looks well prepared.

ICE WEAPON-OSCAR SPARKLER-DISTANT PROMISE.

MASTER NADEL FOR FEATURE EVENT


DELHI RACES

1. MASTER BALE can win if odds suit, last slow off from gates when running at cramped odds may be questionable. STAY GOLD is a nice bred who has been given two easy mocks. CASINO QUEEN is being scrubbed in works, should improve upon last fair effort. PUNJAB MAIL is pleasing in tracks. WILD COCO who was ridden out in mocks should run a forward race.

MASTER BALE-WILD COCO-CASINO QUEEN.

2. ATTITUDE has a sever penalty and doesn’t compare well against JAZBA at all. WINNING TROOPER has a work jockey and inspite of the good handicap looks suspect over a sprint. PERFECT AFFECT is in form to do well again. JAZBA is down a lot and may surprise if fit.

JAZBA-ATTITUDE-WINNING TROOPER.

3. GULMARG won warding off and looks tough for repeat. DOON BOY has the rider repeating for a try again. EPISODE should do well in this field. FEARLESS BABY won well and retains form.

FEARLESS BABY-DOON BOY-GULMARG.

4. MARHABA goes at slightly better terms now, is a good type sprinter. BHARAMASTRA has fine form, carries lots of weight. UNGETTABLE BACHELOR is a horse every owner dreams about owning, had an awesome run last year under this moderate jockey, looks fit to resume winning ways. MASTER NADEL is the youngster on the up, has low weights to be favoured again.

MASTER NADEL-MARHABA-UNGETTABLE BACHELOR.

5. BACARDI BLAST is in tremendous form and may get the hat trick as added distance will suit. MASTER MESSI has run on board in both mile runs and the good rider has a chance. CHARGED has a stiff penalty for runaway win in a weak company. JACQUES can a fine race if he gets away cleanly, is a horse with a blemish in racing temperament though he is in fine condition.

BACARDI BLAST-MASTER MESSI-CHARGED.

6. VINNIE belongs to a cunning owner, has been fooled around with, is at a winning mark.MUMTAZ BEGUM is due to earn some corn bill, has been given runs. MASTER DJOCOVIC is a bad horse, may place. THE DUKES is the oldie who is raking in stake money with each run, is always on the job. GURUVARDAN from perhaps the lowest rated trainer in the country gets a fly in jockey, make your own choice, the horse is down a lot in scales, win or loose the trainer is bound to be in money, knowing him personally i wish him luck.

VINNIE-GURUVARDAN-THE DUKES

TOROLOCO FOR SCINDIA TROPHY

Sunday, December 1, 2013


MUMBAI RACES.

1. ARCHIE is the youngster from the top stables who won very well on last day and is tracking attractively, should be favored to win as he is on the up. The two main contenders are HALLE who has been unlucky not to win more than a maiden race and bottom weighted HONEST PLEASURE who has won both times under this rider. HALLE has been tracking very well for long and and she should run close.

ARCHIE-HALLE.

2. REIN IN SPAIN has the best credentials and needs a quick jump from the gates, the rookie has to hold his nerves to do well, horse has been waited with and is speedy. Of the Antia lot obviously WARRIOR PRINCE should be the one in fancy but this horse has won both times at Pune and last season was tried out in most runs. MOUNTAIN WIND has better credentials and may also be in the fray. SAN RAFAEL is a speedy one who has won at this level and should be trying. One to trouble could also be PLAN B who has slid down a lot in scales and needs to be in front on jump.

REIN IN SPAIN-PLAN B-SAN RAFAEL.

3. TROPICAL ZONE is a winner of 2 races who had run a forward race before fading out after the bend, has a useful rider. SEA PEARL was another one who was running in the van guard till the race came to a boil over an extended trip. TRAFIC JAM is the youngster who has been tracked. WINDS OF CHANGE is down in scales, has a non performer on top. Lot of trash also runs.

TROPICAL ZONE-TRAFIC JAM-SEA PEARL.

4. ACE FANTASY went to Bangalore for summering and ran below expectations, has been in tracks for last few months, needs this run. CYCLOPS should be the one to fancy in this field , he was unlucky to loose to good type GEROME last season here, has been worked to condition. THE BIG BULL is another well bred who has not come to hand for long and needs to be watched in first run. FOREST VISSION has slid down in handicap and condition, doesn’t impress except that he ran a close 2nd to RIO last season. MALKIA is working impressively and should show out.

CYCLOPS-MALKIA-THE BIG BULL.

5. ADMIRAL GRAY and YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY have experienced a race run but both look incapable of winning. The well breds GRAND GIBRALTOR and BLAVATSKY are catching the eye with smart tracks, make your pick from the two to win.

GRAND GIBRALTOR- BLAVATSKY-YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY.

6. GLORIOUS REWARD at top weight and under an ordinary rider is out of depth, has been tracked. SYDNEY won fighting under an allowance rider and now goes with a regular chap with penalty, very difficult for repeat. WISH UPON A STAR is a failed favourite who has a handicap chance. The race should be run for the management committee owned OTHER SONG who looks at a tidy level and has been worked well.

OTHER SONG-WISH UPON A STAR-GLORIOUS REWARD

7. Based on the SAP Million run PROVIDENCE looks a sitter at much comfortable weights than INDIAN TOUCH and ISADORO. The horses with a handicap chance are ONE WISH who was a good 2nd in last run, NEW WORLD who has worked well and IL MORAN who has a chance. WAR HORSE ran below expectations in last run, may improve.

PROVIDENCE-INDIAN TOUCH-WAR HORSE.

8. From the stables of P Shroff, the aged ONASSIS still looks the best for this trip, STORM TRACKER who is working well is ideal for 1400m only. Bangalore challenger TOROLOCO is in peach of condition and despite top weight has a chance. HACHIKO is out of form, watch. NEONA may run well, looks very tough for win. BLUE ACE is shining in works and should run well over this trip.CLINTON is another good type who is in fine fettle.

TOROLOCO- ONASSIS- STORM TRACKER.

9. HAUNTING MOMENTS had impressed a lot in last win, has not raced for some time.STAR OF BABYLON is in fine nick. LA TRAVIETA is working well. NOVAK runs against tough company. ZANTHOS has a handicap chance to do well.

HAUNTING MOMENTS-STAR OF BABYLON-ZANTHOS.

10. YARDSTICK who won at good odds gets a rookie to neutralise the penalty. MAGIC VISION may improve on last run, has worked fine.NATALIAN EXPRESS should run well. RICOCHET has good handicap to be in with a chance.

RICOCHET-NATALIAN EXPRESS-YARD STICK.


DAYS BEST=====PROVIDENCE

DOUBLE------CYCLOPS X OTHER SONG

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