REAL STUNNER FOR CRP CUP

Thursday, February 27, 2014


DELHI RACES

1. BACHELOR BOY is tracking well, impressed in mock race. KIRPAN has been worked frequently and has a good rider. MASTER STROKE has been hardened up with runs and had run a fine 2nd to GUCCI WATER.BHITSKI has run below par in last run, may be tried.

KIRPAN- BHITSKI-MASTER STROKE.

2. HOT BLOOD has been a failure, needs to be ignored till he improves. MISTER SEXY is from a well performed mare and this one is bound to run well in opener , looks very forward in preparation.FOLIA has scope to do well as she ran easy last time.MISS SHARAPOVA has been given an easy run and should do much better now.

MISTER SEXY-FOLIA-MISS SHARAPOVA.

3. RIOS GIRL lost narrowly as a favourite and has the rider repeating. AALI JANAB has come down a lot and is going to strike shortly. TRUSTED MAN has a much better rider and horse is knocking for a win.CRUSOE is a speedy one who will be interested over ideal short trip.

TRUSTED MAN-RIOS GIRL-CRUSOE.

4. SAVE YOUR MONEY won stylishly as a well backed favourite and she now has to handle weight, distance is not an issue. FIRE ON ICE won very easily and should look to repeat. JUZI has not been worked after the last win, has penalty to face.VINNIE is the failed favourite who has worked well since then.

SAVE YOUR MONEY- FIRE ON ICE- JUZI.

5. REAL STUNNER is a speedy one who should do well on demotion. SUN LIGHTENING lost as a heavily backed one, may redeem now. MASTER DESIRE has fine form to be in with a chance.SWEET GIRL returns to ideal short trip and has been tracked well.

REAL STUNNER-SWEET GIRL-MASTER DESIRE.

6. MASTER TIGER has a tough penalty to deal now. ICE ON THE MOON may have been pulled last time but needs more distance. TEZ RAFTAR went all over the track but finished strongly to win, has scope to repeat.MISS BOLD should have a bold show now, last effort was quite fair.

TEZ RAFTAR-MISS BOLD-MASTER TIGER.

7. The oldie DANCING BABE has not been able to deliver this season despite the handicap favoring, watch? MISS EDWINA should be trying again in present form. GREEN SEALS was a fighting runner who looks to win now. FLASH FORWARD with a work jockey was finishing nicely last time, has low weights.

GREEN SEALS-DANCING BABE-FLASH FORWARD.

DAYS BEST==GREEN SEALS

LEGEND OF THE SEA FOR ICEBREAKER TROPHY

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


MUMBAI RACES

1. Terns races sometimes make a mockery of the ratings system, AMAZING GRACE who ran 5th in Indian Derby , less than 2 lengths behind 120 rated MUIROI has been rated at 47, bottom of class 3. In this race she has only fear of the stable doosra in form of BELVEDERE , there is no remedy for this malaise in our country should the later score. I don’t think that the Jodha pair can topple the first named in current form.

AMAZING GRACE-BELVEDERE.

2. A look at the 2nd race after the first one and one could say racing is such simple exercise, LEGEND OF THE SEAS finished on and went ahead of DAISHONIN easily in last run and Jodha runner should be doing the front running, not a complex equation is it?

LEGEND OF THE SEAS-DAISHONIN.

3. GREEK GOD from the speedy mare had easily disposed off the highly thought of FIBOURG without any fuss and even with the penalty he looks formidable against the raw lot from whom only ZUMI ZUMI who is from a speed inducing sire and working in a speedy way should throw up a challenge.CAPT ABDON is half brother to good type ICELANDER but this trainer never pushes his wards early.

GREEK GOD-ZUMI ZUMI.

4. SONG OF AFRICA who won well and is a winner of 3 races faces a bunch of non performers. Most have no credentials however such races often throw up surprises. The well bred GOVERNOR has been very backwards and though he has been tracked by the new trainer there appears to be no spark in him. MIRACLE OF MERCY has often run 2nd to various winners but goes with a no performance rider. WALK OF FAME is the one who has been very regularly tracked all through the season and given a run, should be stretching out now.

SONG OF AFRICA-WALK OF FAME-MIRACLE OF MERCY.

5. The still a maiden ZOLTAN from the fashionable connections may be favoured to win but will find it difficult to contain the trip suitable one in OSRIC who now goes at much better scales. Also the winner over this distance CASINO JACK has a positive rider now after fine tracks. ARGYLE PINK is being sent over an unfavourable distance.

OSRIC-ZOLTAN-CASINO JACK.

6. QUICK FIRE is a speedy one who has the foreign jockey who rider as good or as worse than our work jockeys, horse was hot favourite under this rider last time but was kept so far back for inexplicit reasons, minor interferences are always over come, but he never tried the horse .May be he rebounds today but can he be backed is the question. SONG OF SPARROW has slid down a lot in scales, may be tried. I like STRATEGY here because of a very forward run against BOURBON STREET and with a good rider repeating. CELSIUS who shaped well and lost doesn’t compare well now.

STRATEGY-QUICK FIRE.

7. SHAUGHNESSY is a nice bred who showed good turn of foot and should be improving. ANTARTICA ZONE has been leading up and loosing out, gets a weaker rider now. PHELPS was a very suggestive finisher who has the handicap to score now. DOC HOLLIDAY has been nicely tracked and will fight out but lack of a run nay be a hindrance.

PHELPS-DOC HOLLIDAY-SHAUGNESSY.

8. BURGUNDY ROSE could not get the maiden win under the best rider , may surprise after the rest. BLIND DATE was hard ridden but could not scrape through last time, has a weaker rider now. MR MORRISON who has come down a lot was in front bunch but was not ridden out last time, can score now. FABRIZIO is an improving one, ran a forward race in previous run.

MR MORRISON-FABRIZIO-BLIND DATE.


DAYS BEST—LEGEND OF THE SEAS

RISING RANI FOR MYSORE CITY CUP

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


MYSORE RACES

1. BEST MOVE and VRAJANANDAN run in lower class, the first one is held back for a gamble as he is down by 2 classes now. HARINI has the rider to utilise her early speed.AMBER STAR has come down a lot with runs, has a useful rider for a try. MONTAG has been well tracked and gets the best rider at low weights, has not run this season though.

MONTAG-AMBER STAR-HARINI.

2. KING’S DREAM is from the precocious sire and has been prepared, showed out in gates. SILVER OAK has a weak pedigree, may get on board based on last run and the rider.BEAUTIFUL EFFECT has come to hand and should do well. CHARM AND DREAM may be the doosra from the connections.

KING’S DREAM-BEAUTIFUL EFFECT-SILVER OAK.

3. SNOW PEAKS travels over extended distance under the stick, has tough handicap. ADMIRANDA is the other one who will be ridden hard as she also looks to score over unfamiliar distance. NATURAL NINE did well over the mile earlier, last run was bad. SPARK OF BLUE has been extensively tracked and will run a forward race.TIME MATTERS has come down the max and looks very fit in works.OBLIQUE goes at low weights, has been backwards.

TIME MATTERS-SPARK OF BLUE-ADMIRANDA.

4. DELTA DELIGHT is down in class and may be tried with the useful rider as handicap suits. THEWORLDISMINE may place again. SHADES OF SCARLET won in photo, has penalty to beat. ICE BROWN has form may run well again. CONCENTRATION has a chance at low weights in present form. TRUTHANDFAITH has low weights and a reasonable jockey for an effort.

CONCENTRATION-TRUTHANDFAITH-SHADES OF SCARLET

5. SHUBKAMANA has good form and may delver over shorter trip. BELLE ETOILE can do well if not packed from the stables, last run was very bad. VETTEL has an in form rider now then last time when failed as a hot favourite. AERIAL ACROBAT was braught down a lot before last win and can win again. FOR YOUR EYE ONLY has age on side, may be tried again.

VETTEL-SHUBHKAMANA-AERIAL ACROBAT.

6. EUPHORIA is down in class and distance is to the liking. BIG HERO was a good 2nd and gets a jockey keen for a win on return from injury. MISS INTERNATIONAL has fine form. SANATANA was packed in last run, may do well.

EUPHORIA-BIGHERO-SANATANA.

7. FINK with the best bloodlines should ideally score easily here but one never can be sure at this centre full of scheming connections. The one to challenge, RISING ROMEO , is very ordinary in breeding and the one to show improvement is RISING RANI who is looking improved and any step up in distance is likely to be an advantage as the dam was a pure stayer.

RISING RANI-FINK.

8. REBECCA was manipulated in runs to win easily, not sure what are intentions now? ALIZADEH has forward form, should do well. ARTIC ROSE is working impressively. SCHOLAR was kept back in last run, should place at this handicap.

ALIZADEH-SCHOLAR-ARTIC ROSE.

9. HERCULEAN has a weak rider. RASHIDA has been given runs, should do well here. PARIS needs a bit more distance wise. SHINE ON was pulled, gets a work jockey. TERI ADAH ran below par like others from this infamous trainer.

RASHIDA-HERCULEAN-TERI ADAH.

10. On form, handicap and age AYMAN has a good chance to win but FLASH TIME who runs after a fairly long break looks better on comparison. BEYOND THANKFUL is a beaten favourite who should be seriously considered again. BLUE ZONE has a rider switch.

FLASH TIME-AYMAN-BEYOND THANKFUL.

DAYS BEST===VETTEL

SHIVALIK STORM MAY TOPPLE BE SAFE IN MULTI MILLION

Sunday, February 23, 2014


MUMBAI RACES.

1.HAUNTING MOMENTS showed spirit in last streching 2nd, had earlier run 8 kgs better than common horse presidential where as KNIGHT OF KE had run better by 4 kgs from the same horse, however the later bled as a favourite in last run hence is unreliable for the present race.The horse who has the best credentials is lower weighted HIGHRAZ who finished ahead of first named in the Oaks at level weight.

HIGHRAZ-HAUNTING MOMENTS.

2. YOU’RE THE BOSS may run an improved race, had easily beaten HEAT WAVE in a maidens race.ISADORO is in with a chance after two insipid runs as tracks show improvement. SHEER ROMANCE has form, ran 3rd to horses who did well thereafter. HEAT WAVE has been well rested and given a very easy mock, distance may be short now. SONG SAA has been ambitiously run over longer distance where in the horse ran out of steam in last few yards, can win at these weights over ideal trip.

SONG SAA- ISADORO-YOURE THE BOSS.

3. A number of oldies run here and one of them might throw a scare to the fancied one. Being the only 4 year old who was run in a sprint last time SILVER STREAK has the credentials to show out win as he is in peach of condition from the last speedy track, but on comparison WINSTON with Pasha had beaten him convincingly earlier in the season, but there may be a doubt as the trainer was taking it easy at that time after doing the best in Pune. NEATH who is showing improvement in runs should be liking this distance at low weights. DEMONSTRATOR who has worked nicely and the black type PICASSO who has been given an outing are the threats.

WINSTON-SILVER STREAK-NEATH.

4. RIO doesn’t compare well against EMPEROR OF FRANCE while conceding so much weight, both the horses are speedy but have weaker riders and hence the low weighted MYKANOS who could not carry weight last time should score with the good rider at low weights.

MYKANOS-EMPEROR OF FRANCE.

5. Of the older lot RAZEENA , SAVAGE GARDEN and LOWER WEIGHTED ARZAAN have a chance , the first one has been unlucky not to win in Pune when beaten on photo. However the ones with age and breeding GRAN TURISMO should be the one to beat after a fighting loss last time.MUFASA should run close as he is bred to stay and has a good rider.

GRAN TURISMO-MUFASA-RAZEENA.

6. Purely in theory on paper BE SAFE looks home and dry and should win the plum event.However it has been seen that the pressure of big event and big money has an undefinable influence and often a plain script goes wrong, I personally would like such a thing to happen again and deny the favourite from the crook jockey turned trainer to get beaten. The horse in my mind in SHIVALIK STORM who showed improvement in beating MAISHA by one length conceding 1 and a half Kgs, the same figure by which BE SAFE beat the Shroff filly.Ignore the earlier beating SHIVALIK STORM suffered from the two in race Number 108, remember the saying that a horse is as good as in the last run and may be SHIVALIK STORM can show the improvement on the track as he is showing in trials. SOLOMON from the top trainers yard is the best in preparation and WAR COMMAND is the most speedy. TATIANA left a very good impression in her win and may be showing out.

SHIVALIK STORM-BE SAFE-SOLOMON.

7. ATHENS is a speedy got abroad who impressed in gates. MINE FOREVER has been well prepared and should run well. SHIVALIK BREEZE has improved with runs and may pull it off in the raw field. SOMETHING SPECIAL ran fair enough to show improvement now.

SHIVALIK BREEZE-ATHENS-MINE FOREVER.

8. SMALL TREASURE who is down in class has always won his 3 races at longer odds. RASHUN who failed to get home as a afvorite has a good chance to redeem.SKYWALK has the good rider repeating. ROCK THE TURF who was pulled last time has a worse ride3r now. What about DHISKIYON who has been kept away from the front on purpose?

RASHUN-SMALL TREASURE-DHISKIYON.


DAYS BEST====GRAN TURISMO


MEDINAH FOR GOVERNORS TROPHY

Saturday, February 22, 2014


BANGALORE RACES.

1. LIVING LEGEND has a very negative handicap vis a vis SIMPLETON, last win was a fighting one.ANONYMOUS has been given so many runs that he can win any day when tried, is being ridden by the latest striking henchman of the trainer.BOLD NATURE has tough company to face now. SIMPLETON should be fancied based on his runs.VOLT is sparingly raced and goes with a good rider.

VOLT-SIMPLETON-LIVING LEGEND.

2. ANMOL HIRA has an ordinary allowance rider and top weight against, has been in good form. BEL ESPIRIT was given a pulled ride last time, will run much better now. RECORD MAKER has been nicely prepared after an easy run, should be fancied now. BIG COPPER PENNY is an ordinary one , has a handicap chance.

RECORD MAKER-BIG COPPER PENNY-ANMOL HIRA.

3. AMAZING REDD is anyday better than FRENEMEE and last run was a close affair. AIRTIGHT gets a name change after a good win and is in with a chance again.ALCAZAR has the good rider for a scheming trainer. OPEN PAGE has a handicap chance for a very ordinary trainer to consider.

OPEN PAGE-ALCAZAR-AMAZING REDD.

4. WOOD STREAM was nearly confirmed winner before the race by the bookies and he won toying and easing up, should be a serious contender for a repeat even with the weak rider.SANTA ANA looks ordinary. INDICATION was a fine 2nd in FRANKNESS race and is attractive in works.FANCY NUMBER has tough penalty to beat, maintains form. ANCIENT TITLE is tracking very well has shown recovery after the fall in jan, & is very well bred also.BOLTS COLT was finishing on and goes at low weights on promotion in class.

ANCIENT TITLE- WOODSTREAM/ INDICATION.

5. ATHLETIC STAR had run an improved race with the allowance rider last time, has worrying weights but look at the field now. MOUNTAIN HIGH has no form, runs on demotion with the leading jockey.LADS ABILITY is down in scales, has not won for very long, may surprise. AMAZON BAY has the good rider repeating for the elusive trainer, cant judge intent or form.

ATHLETIC STAR- LADS ABILITY -MOUNTAIN HIGH.

6. MEDINAH appears to be the last good one from the greatest sire of our country, the last win was very authoritative and he is tracking in pink condition. RULER’S SECRET and CONNEMARA both got their wins at the cost of over rated SUPREME DOMINATOR and both are looking in fine fettle, distance will suit the later more.

MEDINAH-CONNEMARA-RULER’S SECRET.

7. MR CARPE has a weaker rider than before and may find himself short at the end. ICELANDER has a chance but needs to beat NICKEL CHROME who has handicap in favour but gets a weak allowance rider. SMOOTH GLIDER is the oldie who has come to form and will run for money.

NICKEL CHROME-ICELANDER-SMOOTH GLIDER.

8. VIVA DIVA is a winner of two who is down in scales and can do well.SPANISH MOON is speedy and has the rider repeating. TIGER EYES has the most mature and performed rider, had lost close when favoured.SUPER SILVER and GREAT SECRET ran close to each other and may be doing well at low weights.

VIVA DIVA-SPANISH MOON-TIGER EYES.

DAYS BEST/////RECORD MAKER

INVINCIBLE PRINCE FOR BULL TEMPLE TROPHY

Friday, February 21, 2014


BANGALORE RACES.

1. LIQUID ASSET does not have initial speed and that is a disadvantage at top weight. KIMORA has not been tried ever, has to be watched now. VEGA is winner of 4 and down by 2 classes. BERNICIA has come down a lot and has a good rider in a weak field. MISTER GREY placed for first time and will try to build upon that run.

MISTER GREY-LIQUID ASSET-BERNICIA.

2. On performance and the fact of being from the top sire TEMUJIN should win the maidens from Paternal brother ANECDOTE who has been shaping well in trials and from a better trainer. FLAME OF PASSION is doing some fast tracks and impressed in gates. LUCIA appears to have come to hand.

TEMUJIN-ANECDOTE-FLAMES OF PASSION.

3. SILHOUETTE who has never been on board may get to win here as she was running well up front when relaxed as others moved up around her, today the field is so weak that the allowance rider has to just keep going. The only one to fight out is bottom weighted MAGICAL FILLY who perhaps has the only rider capable of his trade. HILLTON with the average allowance rider and a the younger WHITE SNOWDROPS are capable of being on board.

SILHOUETTE-MAGICAL FILLY-WHITE SNOWDROPS.

4. ARTIC ATTRACTION has slight edge over PETER PARKER but the later looks improved and has a slightly more fashionable rider who has been busy working the horses rather than showing any skill in races.STIMULATE is working the best and the trainer is known for taking his time with the wards, should run well now.ADRIPHOS is an ordinary one, may be coaxed by the in form jockey to show some spark. COURT DANCER was backed heavily and flopped, added distance may not suit.

STIMULATE-PETER PARKER-ARTIC ATTRACTION.

5. ALCAZABA has a tough task at top weight, looks done in by win against older lot earlier. INVINCIBLE PRINCE had measured up the field and gone away in taking style, has a fine chance to repeat. SOLITAIRE ROYALE should be considered only in sprints. ROYAL SALUTE beat a weaker lot and maintains form.VALERIAN has been working impressively but lacks a top class jockey. LOVELY LADY won warding off, should improve at low weights.

INVINCIBLE PRINCE-VALERIAN-SOLITAIRE ROYALE.

6. BERING SEA had won by a distance but she had beaten nothing much of quality.KAFKA was easily beaten in last run, can hope to place. ALL PROOF has been nicely worked and should improve.STRENGTH AND WONDER has been given runs, has potential to do well with the improved trainer.

STRENGTH AND WONDER-ALL PROOF-BERING SEA.

7. BRAVATA has not been tracked for long after first run, must have problems. FRUIT PRINCE has been forward, should be in the fight now. PIPPIN is speedy and tracks are suggestive. ALEXANDRA MILLS has good bloodlines and looks good in works.

ALEXANDRA MILLS-PIPPIN-FRUIT PRINCE.

8. Looks like a close one between DEEP BLUE SEA and MY LAW, both ran close last time and Narredu fans can take a bet on him but I feel the later has raced against better types and been held back.CLUELESS is the one who has scope as he is from a scheming trainer and has a rider switch. AFFRIKAH is another unreliable one at low weights with a mediocre rider.

MY LAW-DEEP BLUE SEA-CLUELESS.


DAYS BEST==INVINCIBLE PRINCE


DOUBLE----SILHOUETTE X ALEXANDRA MILLS

ZANDER FOR M D MEHTA TROPHY

Thursday, February 20, 2014


MUMBAI RACES

1. ZANTHOS should be given a serious look, the horse has raced close to very superior horses and last run in a million was good, has been given good tracks since then and gets the rejuvenated rider who has recovered his skills of ten years back. ZOE has improved and has a rider switch. PEPE SENIOR from a scheming trainer was an awesome finisher when not tried last time and would be fancied strongly because of the rider also. BALINGA was a nice finisher who is going with a rookie, has handicap chance. TO THE MOON at bottom weight is the upsetter.

ZANTHOS-PEPE SENIOR-ZOE.

2. The distance is a crucial factor here as both the key opponents MONTREAL and THE MINISTERIAN are from sires not ideal for thew Derby trip. MONTREAL has been on a winning spree by coming out on top in all 5 races after the easy initiator under shelar, he has performed over increasing distances and in last run carried weight to win going away, he is the one to catch here. THE MINISTERIAN ran 6th in Bangalore Derby and can not be considered even at low weights over the trip. ROSWALD from the top stables has proved to be a genuine stayer who can run a good race.

MONTREAL-ROSWALD.

3. DARK WILLIAM had come close to winning a sprint, the ordinary bred goes over a longer distance with the rider repeating. GOOD MEMORY has shown some good tracks, has yet to stretch out in a race. SOUND OF RIVER has come down with each run to a mark where he had scored convincingly last year with this average rider only, should be fancied now.IBIS from a very low rated trainer is a winner of 2 races and had shown some improvement in last run, has low weights to be tried.

SOUND OF RIVER-IBIS-DARK WILLIAM.

4. MINT APPROACH may be favoured to win here based on a good 4th in 1000 Guineas behind CIRCLE OF LIFE and STARRY EYES but she has to contend with the improving ONE WISH . On comparing the runs of the two through the common horse AIGIAON, I feel the later has a slight edge . DOMINGO is a difficult horse to handle and ran a poor race last time.MON AMI will try to utilise the low weights to march away.

ONE WISH-MINT APPROACH.

5. GRAND MARCH has a keen rookie and went for a good track, should be trying though ideal trip is shorter. MR MORRISON has come down a lot and may be tried any one of these days to upset. SCARAMOUCHE is owned by this old trainer who has the horse ready to deliver, needs to get good odds though. EL WONDER has a new owner now, has to reduce ratings first.MOUNTAIN QUEEN placed in last run after a fairly long time and is likely to be tried.


SCARAMOUCHE-MOUNTAIN QUEEN-GRAND MARCH.

6. SUNNY SEA is bred for speed but is yet to come to hand. ZANDER had veered out after leading in MAISHA’s win, has been trained well but went wide when sent out in mocks, rider has a task and if handled can win as he has speedy and precocious breeding. ARTISTE was a forward runner who has the rider repeating.IN TIME from a weak sire has a chance to place again.

ZANDER-ARTISTE- IN TIME.

7. A tough race with many contenders. DURER has not raced in the season, has been nicely prepared and went on to win in stylish a mock race, choice of a work jockey is confusing.SPLENDID LIGHT won well and the horse she beat won next in taking style.SUMMER ECLIPSE has form and the rider, the well bred has failed to break the maiden status. GLORIOUS OPINION had finished on own steam when not bet upon, has been tracked since. PAPPILLION was finishing on nicely from the back in last run. TICKER TAPE PARADE is catching the eye with smart tracks.SWORD OF HONOUR has been held back, has raced with superior types.

SUMMER ECLIPSE-SWORD OF HONOUR-DURER.

DAYS BEST=ZANDER

GROUND MARSHAL MAY REPEAT FOR AANDOLAN TROPHY

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


MYSORE RACES

1. LAKE OF MAGIC runs with an average rider on demotion to this class and the winner of 4 races has a chance. QUEEN’S CRUISE has the rider repeating and may place again. ADMIRANDA is bound to be in the fray. DUTY FREE who finally earned something has a try jockey. MAGNIFIQUE has a reasonable rider at low weights .

MAGNIFIQUE-LAKE OF MAGIC-ADMIRANDA.

2. CRISPY DELIGHT has given a nice impression in tracks. SPIRITUAL BLUE has raced with better performed horses and can do well here. RIMCOLLIAN is impressive in works, has been given an easy run and should run a much better race now, looks improved .JOTA from a controversial stable has the bloodlines and the best rider who may run away if genuinely tried.VROOM VROOM has a try jockey.

JOTA-SPIRITUAL BLUE-RIMCOLLIAN.

3. SPINNING CHAKRAM who has been tracking well is down in class but the owner is not trying his wards. AMIABLE LADY should run well under the rookie. CATWALK QUEEN should be fighting out with the improved rider. ROCKET RONNIE has come down by a load and after so many false runs gets a try rider, should be a cinch if tried.

ROCKET RONNIE-CATWALK QUEEN-AMIABLE LADY.

4. NERON has not been tried for a long time and can upset. TAKE OFF is a failed favourite with perhaps a better rider now.BRIGADE’S PASSION is in earning mood before retirement. TRUTHANDFAITH is likely to be tried, may struggle at this level.

TAKE OFF-BRIGADE’S PASSION-TRUTHANDFAITH.

5. ENSATUS ELEGANS is a failed favourite over this distance and nay upset now. CHANDINI has neen nicely prepared. ENDURING SPEED can place, has been urged in works.VETTEL does not impress except for the rider. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY was pulled last time, may be allowed to run freely now.

CHANDINI-ENDURING SPEED-VETTEL.

6. AMAZER and TIME FLIES rae the two oldies with form to be troubling all. HISTORICA raced below par last time, has speed to show better result on sincere ride. LITTLE ATHENA is a darling odf the owner, bringing stakes every time she runs along with good wagers. IMPRESSIVEATTITUDE may find the penalty hard to beat with a weaker rider. GRAND SUCCESS was given an easy ride, has a better rider at low weights.
GRAND SUCCESS-LITLE ATHENA- HISTORICA.
7. GROUND MARSHAL had won authoritatively and can repeat. SPEAR TOOTH has a weak rider now, has not been a winner for long time.ALWAYS ON TOP has an allowance rider to be interested over ideal trip.Looks tough for BRILLANTE in this company.Ignore last run of EUPHORIA, appeals on low weights for a try run.KOLAVERI DI is unreliable, ignore.

GROUND MARSHAL-SPEAR TOOTH-EUPHORIA.

8. THRILLSEEKER is working fine and the rider has a chance here. MISS INTERNATIONAL is tracking very well. STRIDE TO SUCCESS was a close 3rd who is looking fit in preparation. MOTHER EWA is an ordinary type with a weaker jockey now.FORMIDABLE has shot down a lot in scales.

THRILLSEEKER-MISS INTERNATIONAL-STRIDE TO SUCCESS.

9.DEMANDING FORMAT has a handicap chance. SOFAST lost due to a weaker rider, is in top fettle to score. SCHOLAR had fetched good odds last time, I am not sure of the same today. AZTEC GOLD can upset should he get away nicely as in the gate practise. DISTANT PROMISE is working nicely, is a good handicapper.

SOFAST-DEMANDING FORMAT-DISTANT PROMISE.


DAYS BEST===JOTA

LAMBADA FOR FEATURE RACE

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


DELHI RACES

1. ANARKALI has an aged rider and top weight against, likes to run a forward race, trip suits. MASTER FORMULA has been given runs and may deliver with the lesser rank rider like a few runs back. BERETTA has a decent try rider repeating. ASHWA SUNENA is down a lot and has been nicely tracked but appears to be a dud.

BERETTA-ANARKALI

2. APPLE BLOSSOM was a forward runner and may be tried. GREEN RIBBON has handicap in favour, true run depends on intent. ASHWA SITARA should run a good race. FLASH FORWARD has form but gets a work jockey when others are around.

APPLE BLOSSOM-ASHWA SITARA-FLASH FORWARD.

3. Handicapper has been harsh on CASINO QUEEN who won warding off. MASTER DESIRE got through in a photo finish, has penalty to beat. PUNJAB MAIL is a speedy one who should do well in the class event. Why is the handicapper reducing the ratings of CHARDI KALA when she is tracking every weak, can win now if backed. The cunning owner has RIOS GIRL with a try rider to show case.

PUNJAB MAIL-CHARDI KALAN-CASINO QUEEN.

4. FIRST ONE goes over ideal distance but is conceding weight. VISION OF ART has a work jockey, may be tried. LAMBADA goes over right trip and had run well in the Derby , should be the obvious choice. BRIGHT HEART who ran forward race has low weights.

LAMBADA-BRIGHT HEART-VISION OF ART.

5. DAZZLING WAVE has good form but the handicap has caught up with him.GOED PAARD has handicap too stiff now.INSIGNIA lost to the too good CHALA JA BACHA and should win on genuine try. MISS FERRARI has been held back for long, may oblige soon.

INSIGNIA-MISS FERRARI-DAZZLING WAVE.

6. The scheming owner has been well paid back by circumstances and MAMBO MAGIC may not last the disrtance even now. SEVEN EIGHT SIX has a regular rider now, has a good chance. SAHASRAJIT may be useful over a bit longer trip. SHINING SILK has been a big disappointment, may run well. MORNING DEVOTION has handicap in favour but looks out of form.

SEVEN EIGHT SIX-SAHASRAJIT-SHINNING SILK.


DAYS BEST==LAMBADA

VISION OF ROMANCE FOR MULTIMILLION

Sunday, February 16, 2014


MUMBAI RACES.

1. TOP COMMANDER has run a good 2nd to TIGER TOPS and later ran against the top youngsters in BP Stakes, has been tracking forward and should run at cramped odds. Only filly FORGOTTEN VOICE is bred for the trip and is shining in tracks, has been given an easy initiator early on.

TOP COMMANDER-FORGOTTEN VOICE.

2. MY FREEDOM is much better placed now than when beaten by WINDSOR QUEEN, the rookie has yet to show confidence in his rides. FIRST GLANCE who was slow off has been a forward runner and can sprint well as he has come to hand late. NEPTUNE’S OCEAN has the rookie repeating after a try run, has speedy bloodlines. JAIPUR GEM had come up to fight out with a second run last time.

NEPTUNE’S OCEAN-FIRST GLANCE-MY FREEDOM.

3. ESTABLISH PREDATOR has form and an allowance rider for a forward run. STAR FORCE appears suitable for sprints has a rider switch. AEACUS has come to hand with the last run under a work jockey, should be the one to consider here. QUEEN’S CAMP is at a comfortable handicap on demotion and has the rider to boot.INFALLIABLE appears to be another disappointing one from the mare.MZURI won well and has been nicely tracked.

AEACUS-QUEEN’S CAMP-MZURI.

4. DYNAMO and DEEP DIVER rae two outstanding contenders here and the former may prevail as he is in pink condition and is more fashionably bred, the later has the weight advantage and the outside rider may be a slight disadvantage.The older JIMBO ran a much improved race over a sprint and he is at a good handicap.ZOOM ZOOM has done much above expectations and looks in very tough company now.

DYNAMO-DEEP DIVER-JIMBO.

5. JEN’S GLORY who likes to run upfront has been coming down in scales with each run and is in with a chance. The well bred PENNY LANE was a noticeable finisher in last run and is likely to fight out as a favourite. ADAM’S PRINCE likes this distance and may get on board. DOUBLE OR QUITS was the one who was finishing on fast and should win as he has weight advantage under the best rider in the fray.

DOUBLE OR QUITS-PENNY LANE-ADAM’S PRINCE.

6. Last time winner HOLY BULL runs after long and at top weight, fitness will be an issue. STAR OF BABYLON has been nicely worked and impressed in gates. RUBENS was a forward runner who has a rider switch. SATURDAY AFFAIR should like the step up to correct trip. EARTH TAMER was a fighting 2nd who may do well with the stable main rider. GRAND DUKE has been given runs and note that the track work miser trainer has sent him out twice in the mornings.

RUBENS-SATURDAY AFFAIR-STAR OF BABYLON.

7. In BP Stakes at distance post DON CORLEONE was shaping well and VISION OF ROMANCE was just stating to gallop, the trip is shorter today and these two have the credentials to win.RULE DOWN UNDER is from the good international speed influencing sire and has the best rider.KAZURI won well at cramped odds and should be fancied for the stables.ZENOFIC from a top sprinting mare won on outer strip after running green and is bound to improve.

VISION OF ROMANCE-DON CORLEONE-KAZURI.

8. SAN RAFAEL is aspeedy type oldie who may run well. COLOURFUL PRINCE is an unreliable one who does not have the heart to fight out. BLUE BAY Ran on the board despite a bad stumble last time. FABRIZIO has been working well but has not raced in the season and has a work jockey.

BLUE BAY-COLOURFUL PRINCE-SAN RAFAEL.

9. FORTUNE HUNTER has worrying weights now. QUE SERA SERA has a chance to upset, is coming to form. SHERLOCK HOLMES was shaping up well when nabbed, has a good rider now. BRYNHILL has an average rider. HABIBIAN is looking good in tracks and has the top rider at low weights.

SHERLOCK HOLMES-HABIBIAN-QUE SERA SERA.

10. MOHEGAN SUN who finished on well last time has a good chance with Sandesh.SUNTAN BEAUTY who was slowly off has handicap in strong favor now.POLAR ZONE was a good 2nd but has a work jockey. BELLA FIGURA still looks for maiden win, has often been suggestive. DHISKIYON has lots of initial speed, has been fooled around with to get rates,may deliver now.

DHISKIYON-SUNTAN BEAUTY-MOHEGUN SUN.

DAYS BEST=TOP COMMANDER

DOUBLE-----AEACUS X DYNAMO

PENTAGRAM FOR WINTER MILLION

Saturday, February 15, 2014


BANGALORE RACES
1. SEVEN OF HEARTS has the best handicap but a lousy rider and may not be tried also.WOODBERG is a top bred who impressed with a good rail run in last attempt and has been trained well since.AERO STAR has the rider who did well on her last time. ZIZI has the average rider repeating for another try.

WOODBERG-ZIZZI-AERO STAR.

2. GLAMOUR BOY finished very late when the winner had gone clear, rider repeats.EXTRA SPARK had finished well but has not raced over a mile before.NATION’S GLORY was a forward runner and may be the doosra from the average trainer. MAGNETIZE has a good rider after an average run.

GLAMOUR BOY-MAGNETIZE-EXTRA SPARK.

3. BAZINGA who has new owners has worked well. OCEAN PARK has performed the best but has a very average rider who has gone off after some promise. SHIVALIK EYES is from a speedy sire and tracking well. If allowed to run on merit the well bred SMART CONNECTIONS who is in top fettle has nothing to beat.

SMART CONNECTIONS-OCEAN PARK-SHIVALIK EYES.

4. RUMOUR HAS IT is tracking impressively after the last fighting second to the too good LOVE OF MY LIFE, top weight is a bother. ACCURACY was apparently given an easy ride by a no good rider last time, has shown some fine tracks. JOLIE is the speedy one from the tainted trainer who should be running well. VIGOROUS at low weights has handicap in favour, last effort at top weight was a nice effort. ASSIDUOUS may not be racing fit as he has not been sighted in works at all.

VIGOROUS-RUMOUR HAS IT-JOLIE.

5. EMPEROR CRUISE showed plenty of speed in first run and surprised the connections even as he ran at lavish odds. PENTAGRAM has the best sire and won well, retains form. NURAY is from a speedy mare and is showing out in tracks.

PENTAGRAM-NURAY.

6.NATIVE INDIAN is a failed favourite with a rider switch, has beaten ARUN before but weights differ now. ARUN has a tendency to loaf and is unreliable, can run well if in mood. BLUE STAR is the one who runs a big race once in a season, may be the day.INSPIRATOR was finishing on warmly in last run, has won 4 races over this trip.

INSPIRATOR-NATIVE INDIAN-ARUN.

7. PRAZSKY is from a speedy sire and last win was a good one, has shown very good tracks thereafter and should look to repeat. GOLDEN PRINCESS looks backwards in works, but had impressed in a fine finish earlier, handicap is suitable. ACE LEXINGTON was pulled the first time when he could have beaten MANTRA, has not raced for long and must have picked up injuries, can not be sure of the fitness . SPIRIT showed out in gates.

GOLDEN PRINCESS-PRAZSKY-ACE LEXINGTON.

8. BIG TICKET has been on board in both runs and should be fancied for the try rider.STAR OF DESTINY is classically bred but will take time to come to hand like most progeny of the top sire. STAR HUNT ran well enough to merit attention here.WHOLELOTTALOVE has been nicely tracked and should run well.

BIG TICKET-WHOLELOTTALOVE-STAR HUNT.


DAYS BEST========WOODBERG

DOUBLE-----GLAMOUR BOY X PRAZSKY

REAL STEEL FOR THE SAPTHARISHI CUP

Friday, February 14, 2014


BANGALORE RACES

1. TIC TAC TOE won well and should repeat. THEJAGUAR has come down in class and has good speed. ATTRACTOR is the oldie who has run well and may continue to get on board.APOLLO GALAXY showed improvement in last run and change of name may be an indicator.

TIC TAC TOE-THE JAGUAR-ATTRACTOR.

2. MANTRA has not improved as per expectations and may struggle again. ARTA was a good forward runner who fought and lost, trip is to the liking. WINNING STORY won warding off and steps into tougher company. LIEGE LORD is a nice type got abroad who has been sharpened to pink condition and should be fancied strongly now.

LIEGE LORD- ARTA-WINNING STORY.

3.YOU’RE ROCKING is a gamble horse and has been prepared.ANGEL QUEEN has run weakly last time, can bounce back. BALANCE OF NATURE ran a fine forward race, may go all the way.SPARK OF HARMONY may surprise.

YOU’RE ROCKING-BALANCE OF NATURE-SPARK OF HARMONY.

4. SUMMER SUN is a failed favorite and has a chance of getting home as the field is nearly the same but WREKIN who flashed on late has a slight handicap advantage this time. IGAH IGAH IGAH who was slow off last time can travel well over this distance as he has twice failed to win as favourite. BALLANTOY runs in tougher group and VISTABELLA who has reeled off two good wins has penalty to beat.

WREKIN-SUMMER SUN-VISTABELLA.

5. ETHOPIAN who started racing late has had an exceptionally good season but now he has handicap in disfavour by a margin.PORT BLAIR is showing out in tracks, should be considered in sprints. Oldie TALISKER is down in scales and has an allowance rider. VALAHAK should be trying, distance is an issue for the one more suitable to sprints. REAL STEEL has been kept back and finishing on, has a good handicap to score now.

REAL STEEL-ETHOPIAN-VALAHAK.

6. THE GUARDIAN has not been the same horse since he was doped, has been unreliable one who has beaten better ones before. SUPER SALONI has been in fine form in the season and may run for money again. ISLE OF FIRE is a speedy one,may go all the way. ASTONISHING has low weights and a useful jockey.

ISLE OF FIRE-SUPER SALONI-ASTONISHING.

7. ICE CUTTER has achieved hat trick with out being under pressure, may be favoured to win again but looks vulnerable. NOVEL APPROACH has the good rider repeating again.SHAKA ZULU has often been pulled in Mysore, may upset. OPEN PAGE has a handicap chance, may be tried. ABNOBA is in fine form and last run was an improvement.

SHAKA ZULU-ICE CUTTER-ABNOBA.

8. BANK ON ME is in form but has a tough handicap. SUPREME has a fine rider , ignore last run. STARSTRUCK was an eye catching finisher who should be a serious contender from a scheming trainer. SIMPLETON has not won for a long time and is down in scales, has early speed for sprints. MIDTOWN DELIGHT was a fast finisher with a good rider at low weights.

STARSTRUCK-MIDTOWN DELIGHT-BANK ON ME.


DAYS BEST=LIEGE LORD

DOUBLE----TIC TAC TOE X WREKIN


FRIBOURG FOR TALYARKHAN TROPHY

Thursday, February 13, 2014


MUMBAI RACES

1. PLAN B has been running forward races and folds up in straight, has hence come down in handicap and may surprise. SUN HOT had warmed up quite late last time and the good rider repeats. PRINCE who had led in has got the rookie to do well with, is still a maiden.RISING ANGEL has won with this rider in Pune and last run was suggestive.

PRINCE-PLAN B –SUN HOT.

2. STEP UP was a flying finisher in last race and can score if ridden well by the weak rookie. CELTIC KING was finishing well with top weight and a work jockey, has a good chance with a better rider now. REMEMBER ME from a bad trainer is perhaps more suitable for sprints.

CELTIC KING-STEP UP.

3. HILLS AND HEIGHTS was a good type as a youngster till he she got injured, present tracks are speedy and she may upset even though the trip is sharp.AINRA had a beautiful run in Pune and she was a late finisher in last run, ideal trip now. CELSIUS has won with this rider last time, is down in scales. WAR HORSE should strike now as the trainer was running him over wrong distances before, last rail run was catchy.

WAR HORSE-AINRA-HILLS AND HEIGHTS.

4. FRIBOURG has been tracking for long and appears to have come to hand, however remember that the off springs of this sire need a run before showing talent, may win in unsure types. GREEK GOD is from a speedy combination and looks forward in works. LEOTHEFIERCEHORSE has come up well since the easy initiation run. NATIONAL GOLD has run well both times and may show out. UKULELE is from a very speedy dam, should be sprinting well.

FRIBOURG- GREEK GOD- NATIONAL GOLD.

5. THE OTHER SONG who has raced in better company should finally deliver after a suggestive run last time. SKY LANTERN is from a no good trainer and has scope to do well. ZAFIRAH should once again run a keen race. DOUBLE OR QUITS had finished late and later tracked impressively, has the rider to boot at low weights.

THE OTHER SONG-DOUBLE OR QUITS-SKY LANTERN.

6. JANIS JAY is ordinary and may not even place. SWASH BUCKLER concedes plenty of weight. ASAHI ran below par last time, appears to be a deliberate ploy, should run well. SNOWING ran much above her level in the Oaks and is showing keen speed in tracks. MUFASA has low weights and has worked nicely.

SNOWING-MUFASA-SWASHBUCKLER.

7. Looks like a race between MATEUS ROSE who has come down to striking level and has the rider and the good finisher WASABI who is impressive in tracks . GRAN AMIGO was a forward runner last time to be in the game and MORALS who is bred to stay is running over shorter trip & is showing good tracks.

MATEUS ROSE-WASABI-MORALS.

8. The well bred TAMMY O has been nicely prepared and should be favoured to win under the top rider. MAGIC VISION from speedy sire and has matured with runs, should fighjt out. STRIKE AGAIN has a chance to place.Antia owned SEEN IT ALL should be running for board now.

TAMMY O-MAGIC VISISON-SEEN IT ALL.

DAYS BEST==TAMMY O

DOUBLE------WAR HORSE X FIBOURG

DEMANDING FORMAT MAY UPSET IN FEATURE RACE

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


MYSORE RACES

1.SHADES OF SCARLET was a favorite whose saddle may have been deliberately been manipulated to go loose, hence can not take a serious call on him straightaway. RUSTY is coming to hand, last run was an improvement, has not performed for very long. ADMIRANDA is maintaining good form as she retires shortly, will run well for sure. SMALL CRUISE is the youngster who has a strong handicap, should win if tried. LEATHER QUEEN may upset as she has been in wilderness for 2 years.

SMALL CRUISE-RUSTY-ADMIRANDA.

2. The maiden’s race should be contested between AYAHUASCA and PRECIOUS REPLICA as both have raced well so far and are working well. The others who should improve are SILVER OAK, FIRST LIGHT and TOUCH OF ROMANCE. FIRST LIGHT who ran green may place though the better bred TOUCH OF ROMANCE is catching the eye with smart tracks.

AYAHUASCA-PRECIOUS REPLICA-FIRST LIGHT.

3. YOU’RE CHILUBULI is from shady connections and may work on a gamble, the horse had won at this level two years ago. CHAPANDAZ is another one from similar scheming trainer who has been nicely prepared and given a very easy run, runs in weak company on demotion. ALADDIN has been working nicely for long and may get home with the allowance rider. CONCENTRATION showed improvement and will be tried now.

CHAPANDAZ-ALLADIN-YOU’RE CHILUBULI.

4. Too many 8 year olds who are likely to run true now. THE WORLD IS MINE and VIRTUOSO are having a good handicap. BIGHERO who went fast in mocks has not raced for long. ARCHER who had a saddle slip is tracking very nicely.

VIRTUOSO-THEWORLD IS MINE-ARCHER.

5. TIME TO TIME is working well and may be tried. AYMAN won fighting hard, has scope to improve. BEYOND THANKFUL was a most impressive winner on his day and should repeat. THRILLSEEKER who faught out and lost has a weak rider now.

BEYOND THANKFUL-AYMAN-THRILLSEEKER.

6. SANATANA who ran behind BYZANTINE may nab him this time though the former is showing speed in works. KRIPA is the one who will try to run them home. CEASARINA may look to place due to form.ICE BROWN may find step up hard to tackle against the oldies.

SANATANA-BYZANTINE-KRIPA.

7. YAKEEN has loads of weight and an immature rider. SECRET TREASURE got beaten by an oldie, has done well this season and the good jockey is a positive. AZURE FIRE has given weight and distance to YAKEEN months ago, is too good if backed by the trainer. SCHOLAR is the one who has been prepared for the race after coming down a lot.

AZURE FIRE-SCHOLAR-SECRET TREASURE.

8. CRRISP has been a big money spinner for this trainer and may continue with the good run . CASTLE KING won with authority and is in fine fettle. Why is the trainer running KETURAH over this distance, he is too cunning to find ways to confuse the public. DEMANDING FORMAT has tracked well and has lower weights now, may upset.

DEMANDING FORMAT-KETURAH-CRRISP

10. Very difficult for the younger SECRET MISSILE to get the hat trick in this crowd. ROYAL SHAAN has been speedy in all gates and may show out. ALWAYS ON TOP has been nicely prepared. DEFINING MOMENT is the notorious one who has often taken down public money, remains unreliable. CASH IS KING is bound to run under the stick now.

ALWAYS ON TOP-ROYAL SHAAN-SECRET MISSILE.


11. SIENA has the rider repeating after a useful run. PEPPER KING has been well tracked and given runs, handicap suits.BLACK DRAGON can run well in present form. GAYLE STORM has been prepared for the day.

GAYLE STORM-PEPPER KING-SIENA.

DAYS BEST========BEYOND THANKFUL

MASTER CHAMPION FOR HRC CUP

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


DELHI RACES

1. The half brother to ESTEBAN , MASTER CRISTIANO looks to have come to hand after the last run as tracks are nice. RACING KING has been regularly worked. BFAST LUNCH DINNER has been given a run and is a much improved horse now. CLIQUET should improve on last two runs.

MASTER CRISTIANO-BFAST LUNCH DINNER-CLIQUET.

2. VINNIE goes over the right distance, is still a maiden and has shown out in works after last run, the owner is not reliable and likes to take negative bets on his favourite and that is a big worry. EL SALVADOR is more suitable for sprints. SADAJIT has a good handicap chance , the rider is below average may surprise. SPARKLING GOLD has not won for a long time, has come down by two classes. INCREDIBLE MAN has been regularly worked and has potential to run well.

SADAJIT -INCREDIBLE MAN- VINNIE.

3. Ignore last run over a sprint, FAST AND FURIOUS who has been rested and then tracked well. EL SHARARA is the oldie who should like the trip as he has been given easy runs in sprints. MY SOUL looks for the hat trick as both wins were achieved easily. KOHINOOR BEAUTY has been regular in morning work outs and can place. UNO UNO UNO has low weights and a try rider, had earlier failed as a heavily backed favourite at this level.

MY SOUL-EL SHARARA-KOHINOOR BEAUTY.

4. After the GOOD victory HAWAIIN PRINCESS may find it difficult to beat MASTER CHAMPION again with such a heavy impost.The later has been tracking everyday for the race.

MASTER CHAMPION

5. ATTITUDE has been consistent and has suitable handicap here. SSWASTIKA has better scales now than when she was beaten by ATTITUDE, may try to get upper hand this time, last run was an improvement. SEVEN EIGHT SIX and BLADE OF OLYMPUS are hopeful for places. ANARKALI can race well if she gets away properly from the gates.

SSWASTIKA-ATTITUDE-ANARKALI.

6. MASTER FORMULA has been consistent and has a weak opposition now. GREEN RIBBON has a bad rider but looks well prepared by a low grade trainer. ASHWA APARNA was not on the job last time, may run better now. ABDULLA has low weights, and has potential.

MASTER FORMULA-ASHWA APARNA-ABDULLAH.


DAYS BEST==MASTER CRISTIANO

STRIKING FOR DELHI DERBY

Monday, February 10, 2014


DELHI RACES

1. MISS FLURRY surprised with a runaway victory and should look to repeat with a better rider. TRUSTED MAN was warming up nicely over a sprint, can place again. REAL SMASHING has been consistent to be looking for place. BRIGHT LIGHT is tracking fine, has a good rider at low weights.

MISS FLURRY-TRUSTED MAN-REAL SMASHING.

2. ASHWA KUNDAN is working very attractively and is down in class. FUEL has come down to the level she had won 7 races back.JASHN E JEET is working fine and gaining in fitness.FLASH FORWARD is down in scales and gets the rider to boot hard.

ASHWA KUNDAN-FLASH FORWARD-FUEL.

3. CLEAR WATER is from a speed influencing sire and is attractive in preparation, was a flying winner in gates a month or so ago beating GUCCI WATER easily and the later has won well. Ignore last run of CASINO QUEEN as she was not tried as stable mate was a hot thing. MISS BURBERRY gets a rider switch and should be the one to watch.

CLEAR WATER-MISS BURBERRY-CASINO QUEEN.

4. AL ANUS who needs a change of name is working well. INDIAN OCEAN is nicely bred and is showing speedy tracks, can be fancied to do well in opener. MISS SHARAPOVA is looking good in works and is bound to fight out. BHITSKI has come back to fitness and last run was notable.

INDIAN OCEAN-BHITSKI- MISS SHARAPOVA.

5. The cup is named after an avid follower of the sport, the gentleman was one of the many who left his job in one of the nearby Govt ministries and took racing as a serious business, was known to park heavy amount of place bets on hot favourites.
TEZ RAFTAR was blatantly pulled but may not do well so soon. MAMBO LIGHT lost on the post and the trip is ideal. MASTER BOLT has been brought down, let us see if he has been fed well also, good rider after poor runs? COSMIC FIELD lost to a too good GOED PAARD , has worked well. SHINNING SILK has sunk max wager money in the capital, may be she be tried over a mile.TRACK BLAZER is a good handicapper and may place again.

COSMIC FIELD-TRACK BLAZER-TEZ RAFTAR.

6. MINI COOPER has been a good one for the trainer and should be fighting from the front.ROMANTIC MISSION won comfortably but has tough opposition now over extended distance.FOREST RANGER is in form and should be running well, KIANA has not been able to come to hand for long , has a reasonable rider.

MINI COOPER-KIANA-FOREST RANGER.

7. Derby is named after a colourful personality with a humble background who was a keen gambler but could hardly work out simple fractions of rates.
The race should be at the mercy of STRIKING who has won 1000 Guineas in a better Kolkata line up and has enough class & experience and the Bangalore good type ROCK WITH U whose comfort level is perhaps upto 1400 m. CHALA JA BACHAA impressed a lot in his last win over a mile but has much better horses running against now. Of the locals MASTER NADEL , MISTER INDIA and SWEET WATER need mention though all are uncomfortable over the Derby distance.

STRIKING-ROCK WITH U-MASTER NADEL.

8. SEVEN EIGHT SIX has come down with each run and should be running true today. RIOS GIRL was given a very easy ride last time, has a decent handicap. SUPER SELECT appears to be an ordinary one. VAILE ROUGE has a better background and may get his maiden win here.

SEVEN EIGHT SIX-VAILE ROUGE-RIOS GIRL.

DAYS BEST=STRIKING

STAR OF GIBRALTOR MAY UPSET IN ECLIPSE STAKES

Sunday, February 9, 2014


MUMBAI RACES

1. MALKIA was a surprise winner who has been very regular in tracks since. FIRST AND ONLY ONE won finishing on in style and has scope but goes with an ordinary rider who may not be able to get the best from the mount. UCHESHWARA is a maiden who has the best chance to win with this mature rider , handicap favors , has been given gates and looks fine. FLEETWOOD MAC was a flying finisher who will be fancied to do well with this rider.

UCHESHWARA-FLEETWOOD MAC-FIRST AND ONLY ONE.

2. DISCOURSE and ZURICH had run close to each other in last race and both have rider switches, the later had moved up near the finish. GRENADINE is from a good speedy sire and has been nicely tracked. Both the youngsters from ARABIAN GULF, the duffer type sire flopped miserably last time, ignore them.

ZURICH-DISCOURSE.

3. MONTREAL has won 4 races in a row and upto a mile, the step up in distance may not suit though he is at an attractive handicap. The one to trouble him is TRANCE who has only a maiden win but remember she ran 4th to AMELIA in Bangalore Fillies and is receiving lots of weight. HIDDEN GOODNESS is the aged one who can make these two race hard.

TRANCE-MONTREAL.

4. DRACO from the good sire has just one gate and one track, the dam was ordinary. LOCARNO was a speedy one who was not ridden out after leading in, has a mighty rider switch and should be the one to back.PEPPERCORN who ran forward is ordinary in breeding.SIMPLY DIVINE was a late finisher who looks much improved in tracks.

LOCARNO-SIMPLY DIVINE-DRACO.

5. JUST BY CHANCE is a demote who can do well here. BALINGA had run a very suggestive race and was given a weak ride next, may do well with the keen rookie now. FEAST OF LOVE may show improvement. ARGYLE PINK has the rider repeating, may go through at this distance. TUSCANIA was a good 2nd and has to be tried now.

ARGYLE PINK-TUSCANIA-BALINGA.

6. ORIENTAL ROCKY faught hard in last run and was a nice 2nd. TRISARA has been trained nicely but last failure was too bad and though bred to stay, has been running well in sprints earlier, may recover loses. QUEST FOR LOVE was a free forward runner who gets the allowance rider. Watch out for ORIENTAL DAWN who has been coming down in scales has handicap in favour. VICTORIA FALLS has an outside chance.

ORIENTAL DAWN-TRISARA-VICTORIA FALLS.

7. FLANKER has been tracking nicely and the full brother to SILKEN TOUCH is from the top sire. HUDSON HAWK was a good 2nd who has the rider switch and betting stable should fancy this one here. SPEAR OF TRIUM should improve on last run. ADAMS WING and OCEANA have been well prepared.

HUDSON HAWK-FLANKER-SPEAR OF TRIUM.

8. DANCING PHOENIX , AMELIA and ROSIE SUNSHINE are potential hopefuls for the sprinters cup and it will be a fighting race for supremacy here.The first named is bound to set up a good pace and the other two are good finishers. Of the oldies NEFYN can hope to place again. MARINSKY has a big step down to speed up in cracking pace company, has class to surprise the hopefuls.

AMELIA- ROSIE SUNSHINE- NEFYN.

9. TOROLOCO has been extensively tracked and has the best jockey for the job, but he still concedes lots of weight as terms of race are against him. MASTER SHIFU was a comfortable winner who has same level and ideal trip to travel. STAR OF GIBRALTOR is the one who looks at a tidy handicap and should run for money now.TO THE MANOR BORN has some class and low weights but a very weak trainer and ordinary rider.

STAR OF GIBRALTOR-MASTER SHIFU-TOROLOCO.

10. A bookmaker’s delight with many fancied runners and a large field. SHYGIRL who was shaping up for win was an unlucky looser. DARK KNIGHT is the dark un here, last run was good. ADVANCE TO CONATCT has been nicely tracked. WIKI WIKI who is catching the eye in works has a bad draw. ANGEL IN THE SKY was late last time , has put in some good tracks.ADIOS AMIGO is from the top stable who finished suggestively last time. THE MAGICIAN was a flying finisher who has a very average rider at low weights, may strike.

THE MAGICIAN-ANGEL IN THE SKY-ADIOS AMIGO.


DAYS BEST========LOCARNO


DOUBLE----------------- TRANCE X HUDSON HAWK



WIND STREAM SHOULD WIN STAYER TRIAL STAKES

Saturday, February 8, 2014


BANGALORE RACES

1. A tough beginner’s race with no horse having clear cut credentials or pointers. MANDARIN was given an easy run, has shown out with speedy track, should win if tried. TO THE FUTURE has run closest to the winner in the lot in the last run and has been pleasing in tracks. EVALINA is from a speed influencing sire but looks soft in works. OYE COME VA has worked well but needs to mature. WILD WILD ANGELS has worked well, and showed out well in gates.

MANDARIN -TO THE FUTURE-EVALINA.

2. TIGER EYES has potential, poor handling to loose earlier and a good forward run last time are indicators.WOOD STREAM a costly one for the owner has been wasted in the stables, has taken lot of time to come to hand, may run well.Watch out for RAAGA who has been given runs and is now working fine.TRADITION has been running restrained, may strike now with the rider whose head is on cloud nine after threw Derby win. SECRET TOUCH was well prepared to get on board last time can run into money again.

TRADITION-WOOD STREAM-RAAGA.

3. I SAY can run a good race on a level jump, is unreliable one. GREY CONNECTION from gambling connections has the good rider repeating over ideal trip. MR AMBASSADOR is a demotee who may upset. ROSHAN STAR with Roshan on top may do well over the mile, has been tuned up.ZERMATT has been sold, needs to be checked out by the new trainer, ignore for now.

GREY CONEECTION-I SAY-ROSHAN STAR.

4. BOLD MAJESTY has furnished well after two runs and the latest track shows the fine condition. EMPEROR CRUISE has been given a number of gates and is likely to be running genuine. RUSTIC SUNRISE ran a fair 3rd and is impressive in tracks. SPREADEAGLE needs this run, thye dam was ordinary. TURF TACTICS had veered out last time and is looking well in mornings.

BOLD MAJESTY-RUSTIC SUNRISE-EMPEROR CRUISE.
5. CAPITALIZE was a fighting winner who is on the up and is tracking very fluently. SALZBURG from a speedy sire has been notable in speedy works and should be fighting out in this company. AZETIC STAR is unreliable and appears ordinary. CASH MY WAY has tough handicap, is tracking fine. REFRESHED from a weak stables has a chance on comparison of old runs, looks fit in mornings.

CAPITALIZE-REFRESHED-SALZBURG.

6. APPLEJACK is a stout one and has been nicely prepared, has an outside chance due to the choice of weaker riders in the filed. The Indian Derby winner SUPER STORM in no more the same horse, the trainer would know the reasons for the dismal state of the animal, last run was too bad to bounce back from. WIND STREAM should be the obvious choice on handicap and solid preparation for the tainted trainer to score. DUMA has age and weights in favour, ran a fighting race in a weak Oaks field.

WIND STREAM-DUMA.

7. RICH CELEBRATION who is maintaining form does not look good on comparison. WILL STAR has incurred penalties for last two efforts, can place again. VALAHAK is an oldie with a good rider and is down in scales. CATAMARAN has come down in handicap and last finish was quite suggestive. Looks tough for CLEVER TRICK to progress.

CATAMARAN-WILL STAR-VALAHAK.

8. VOLT had won finishing on when not backed, went lame thereafter and is running after no open visit to the tracks?Now that the hapless original owner has sold off, DEEP BLUE SEA may be running better, has done well in most runs.STARSCREAM has been tracking well, is an in and out runner who may be tried. SPANISH FLY is a failed favourite who does not impress for win. KING OF HEROES may be tried for he has fine scope at low weights.

KING OF HEROES- STARSCREAM SPANISH FLY.

9. On first look ACE ANGEL STAR stands out here for the good preparation and virtually no opposition, he was out of the gates in a ziffy and impressed a lot in mocks but then things are always dicey with horses who are shy at the gates in actual race. The two to trouble him are ADRIPHOS who has new owner and trainer and may opt for a run and a work jockey ridden UNGOOGABLE who looks at a decent handicap. SEVEN OF HEARTS is another one who has moved to new stables with a trainer known to wait and bide his time. JAANVI should place by default.

ACE ANGEL STAR-UNGOOGABLE-JAANVI.

DAYS BEST=WIND STREAM

DOUBLE-------GREY CONNECTION X CAPITALIZE

VIEWS ON RATINGS SYSTEM BASED ON DERBY RESULTS

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


1. An interesting subject on rating system has been penned out by the esteemed blogger Mr shyam on his blog and since there is a break in racing I though I could give out my views on the subject too.

2. Ratings are numerical values given out by the handicapper based on the performance of the runners and these ratings are revised every time a horse races. Handicap and ratings are very closely related , the former is the actual level of each animal and this level is also based on the inherent racing strength of each horse and should be revised whenever the animal competes. Now is the question of what is the difference between rating and handicap . Ratings are figures allotted by the official handicapper who has to follow certain guidelines in reallocating rating, there is little flexibility when working out these figures. Handicap is the inherent level which often gets manipulated since not all racers are stretched to the desired limit every time they race. That is why one will often hear the trainers trying to run their horses for getting a suitable handicap or the term that a particular horse is a good handicapper which simply means that at his optimum level he is bound to give results. It could be illustrated by the example that two horses carrying equal weight race neck to neck at the finish in a particular race and after a few runs by both you find that they have a wider margin in weights allotted to them. One should note that THE DISTANCE RUN FOR WINNING A RACE IS NOT THE CRITERIA IN OUR RATINGS SYSTEM. This aspect often leads to wayward results when horses are made to run over varying distances.

3. The official handicappers use the system of penalties per performance. Winners of maidens races are often given a penalty of 12 points as is the case of races in handicap races. There may be a variation of 2 to 6 points in some winners due to the style of winning or the distance/ time achieved in respective wins. I personally don’t give much weightage to timings and that is a subject to be deliberated separately. A horse winning by a normal distance of upto 2 lengths is often penalised 6 Kgs or 12 points and a winner of 4 to 6 lengths may be penalised 14 to 16 points. A runaway winner by widening margin of more than 8 lengths or a distance may be penalised much more, that is why we sometimes see a horse being heavily penalised by 22 points or so in handicap races. The second horse gets a penalty of about 4 to 6 points and 3rd or 4th placed horse may also be penalised 2 to 4 points. The penalties are based on the perception of the handicapper to ensure that the horse does not have a handicap advantage next time it races, yet one finds a good type will keep on repeating with ease, one can not blame the handicapper for laxity, how can he gauge the true level of an animal and that is what makes for the uncertainties and excitement of this sport.

4. In case of terms races the penalties given often are unjust as has been discussed by Shyam in his blog. Take the peculiar cases of CIRCLE OF LIFE and AMAZING GRACE. Both are winners of one race each and yet the former was rated 88 and the later 47 prior to the Derby, the revised ratings show them at 100 and 47 respectively and that is exactly the flaw in handicappers views on the relative strength of the two animals. The distance margin between the two was under 2 lengths and the rating difference has been increased to 53 points, why because the handicapper’s book does not talk of penalties for horses running off board.If the two were to participate in a race again I am sure it will not be a one horse race in favour of CIRCLE OF LIFE though in all likelihood she will win easily. Now were the two to race in a handicap race CIRCLE OF LIFE will be probably have a fight on hand and may not win like STAR MAQUESS struggled all her career but AMAZING GRACE in class IV or even Class III will be at money back odds and most probably hack the field.
5. In terms races ratings and handicap does not matter and that is why some racers have a clear advantage over others as the handicap is more suitable to some of them and pits some with a bleak chance. Yet interestingly we also see the handicap sent for a toss by some of the runners. If these uncertainties were not to be and everything was to work out as per mathematics then the sport would have lost its charm and the term outsider would not have been coined. Outsiders will continue to strike either by design or by a sudden spring in the legs of a particular racer on a particular day and reasons could be discussed endlessly. I shall briefly discuss these a little later.

6. Coming back to the interesting result in Indian Derby which resulted in the start of this discussion. The schedule of lead up races for the Derby has its own interesting sequence. The key races which lead up are the Summer Derbys at all centres where the horses get to race over 2000 metres and later the Indian 1000 & 2000 Guineas over a mile , Ruia Cup and the Indian Oaks.The colts and geldings who obviously can not race in 1000 G and the Oaks actually have lesser chance of gaining experience vis a vis the fillies who can compete in all the races mentioned above. Obviously more weightage is given to the richer plums of the two Guineas which are raced over 2/3 rd distance than the Derby and this is one of the reasons for the varying results in the Indian Derby.MUIROI raced at a rating of 120, jeremiah at 112 , alaindair at 109 and AMAZING GRACE at 47.ALAINDAIR has been penalised for the win and his rating revised to 115.Since AMAZING GRACE has not placed on the board the handicapper has to follow his book and leave him at the same level. The flaw in the system stands exposed. But again you can not bring him to the level of horses like JEREMIAH, SOUTHERN EMPEROR, AGOSTINI etc as were they to race over a mile or so he would not finish within a distance of any of these. The present position achieved is due to one of the uncertainties of the sport. In my personal handicap book I have penalised him 6kgs or 12 points from a level of 69 from the previous of 57 as I rate his run equal to a win in a handicap race.

7. MUIROI always looked better than ALAINDIAR but this credit was achieved due to his win over a mile in 1000 G and perhaps the horse found the mile and half beyond its compass. Same explanation may be applied to JEREMIAH. Details of their pedigrees have been discussed very nicely by Maj Nalgolkar in INDIARACE . ALAINDAIR was more of a mile and a half horse and his pedigree seemed to have stood the test. Luck of the race is another factor which need not be discussed here. What I am hinting at is that should the three of them run against each other over a mile, ALAINDAIR may not be able to beat the duo and the same may be the case over 2000 m, however the longer distances are bound to favour ALAINDAIR and it will be interesting to see him retaining this supremacy in The Invitation Cup and the Indian St Leger.

8. I have touched about the subject of uncertainties in one of the preceding paragraph. The major parameters of a thoroughbred are pedigree, confirmation, health and training. Pedigree is a vast subject but it would suffice to say that it determines the aspects of class, speed, stoutness and brilliance of the horse which get measured up by our ratings system. Speedy horses like WAY OUT or ROSIE SUNSHINE will always beat JERMIAH, MUIROI or ALAINDAIR over sprints, whereas have no chanced whatsoever over a normal stayer type horse over mile or more. A good handicapper has to weigh in this factor seriously into his scheme of things. Many of our highly thought of trainers can often be faulted for not knowing the correct distance for a particular horse and that adds to uncertainties. Another factor is the precociousness or late development of some pedigrees, I always maintained that some sires off springs mature late and that is the factor which may have contributed to surprise victories of JUVENTUS or HOTSTEPPER as the sire GLORY OF DANCER was never precocious with his crop. Underfoot conditions, change of venues ,heat and cold etc all contribute to waywardness of results.

9. Finally something about a thought which perhaps was bothering the owner of REYNOLDS when he was speaking on the national TV , it may be that he missed something by not entering the very nicely bred to stay in the Derby, he is late maturing one from the sire mentioned in previous paragraph, ran a terrific race over Derby distance carrying a back breaking weight of 62 Kgs in good timings. Friends watch out for him even in best of the company.

MUIROI OR JEREMIAH TO FIGHT FOR INDIAN DERBY

Sunday, February 2, 2014


INDIAN DERBY DAY RACES

1. HIDDEN ASSET is from a speedy sire, has started his career late and ran well enough with a work jockey, tracks are fine, should be running for money with this rookie. MAGIC VISION has been given two easy runs after a fair effort. SUN HOT has a rider switch and may run differently here. DOUBLE DIAMOND was a good 2nd to SPEED BABY, was a lead runner last time, has a good rider. TRAFFIC JAM lost on the post and that run puts him as a serious contender even here in own age types.

HIDDEN ASSET-TRAFFIC JAM-DOUBLE DIAMOND.

2. HIGH EXPECTATION ran green and still was not far behind GREAT EXPECTATIONS, is shining in tracks lately. LEGEND OF THE SEAS could not sprint well as a favourite, is being tested over a mile. SPEED KING was slow off and ran erratically, has been sharpened up. STRATEGIC MOVE who ran 4th in GSP Million has looked impressive in works and should be favoured to win .

STRATEGIC MOVE-HIGH EXPECTATION-SPEED KING.

3. HAWK OF THE WIND and VICTORIOUS MARCH have good speed and are in form with nothing suggestive to separate the two. WAY OUT has to be backed till beaten with the type of inertia she shows, will be favoured to win. GANGANAM STYLE is on the up and from a good sire. WINGS OF GLORY has come into form and goes at low weights. INVINCIBLE is another sapeedy one at low weights.

WAY OUT-WINGS OF GLORY-INVINCIBLE.

4. STORM TRACKER has been in irresistible form and has never been beaten over his pet distance, today he is vulnerable against SUPREME STAR who is one and a half kilo off as per race 180 in handicap but is receiving 3 Kgs and also the distance is a mile which will suit the later more. Then one never knows the type of preparation trainer does for the good type HACHIKO who was in top form around this time last year. CLINTON is also no push over and may rebound.

SUPREME STAR-STORM TRACKER.

5.HAUNTING MOMENTS was a noticeable front runner who could not stay in the OAKS, has a chance as the stable is firing with hooves on a run. SHEER CLASS is showing out in tracks, has been average so far, may improve. ELITE MODEL had flashed on to collar all in last run, will improve . PRESIDENTIAL was the one who was shaping up when nabbed, rider repeats.

ELITE MODEL-PRESIDENTIAL-SHEER CLASS.

6. The well bred REYNOLDS who blew away the filed with a dazzling finish in last run should be the obvious choice with the world acclaimed rider even when conceding weight. ZLATO had shown some interest in the straight last time, is bred from a weak sire. RICOCHET who won in well in lower class has been subjected to many tracks. DANSE DEBONAIR is an experienced stayer who was a good 3rd in last run. AVIATOR is still immature for a mile and a half.

REYNOLDS-ZLATO-DANSE DEBONAIR.

7. LAST CHANCE and FULL MOON are fringe horses who ran encouragingly last time but have tough field to tackle.QUASAR who has been given a run is the most improved in tracks and has a speedy pedigree.SCARLET EMPEROR was a late 2nd to the good type COUNTRY’S PRIDE and has a chance here. IRIDESCENCE has been kept easy in opener, may show true colours now. LADY BIRD has the rider to deliver, was 3rd to VISION OF ROMANCE who was a notable runner in graded race yesterday.

QUASAR-SCARLET EMPEROR-LADY BIRD.

8. Enough has been written by many on various aspects of the runners. MUIROI should win if he behaves on the gates and settles down to run. However since the GOD fearing owner is having a dream run the script can go wrong in the most important feature of his plans.JEREMIAH has done nothing wrong after he came to hand and can topple the hot favourite should things not work out for the favourite. The only other colt who has credentials is ALAINDAIR who was taken to the front too early last time. Fillies have little chance and it will be interesting too see if ISNT SHE SPECIAL can finish ahead of CIRCLE OF LIFE today.

MUIROI-JEREMIAH-ALAINDAIR.

9. BACKSTREET BAY has been worked well and is a gamble horse, lack of race run may cost the decent bred. DARK WILLIAM was a notable runner who may score with the rider repeating. STAR ZONE may place again. TOO THE MOON can hope to win as she had beaten SONG OF AFRICA who won again. MT TIANMEN can rebound, had run weakly when favoured.

DARK WILLIAM-BACK STREET BAY-TO THE MOON



DAYS BEST==WAY OUT


DOUBLE------STRATEGIC MOVE X SUPREME STAR

TOP COMMANDER FOR BREEDERS PRODUCE STAKES

Saturday, February 1, 2014


MUMBAI RACES

1. GIANT LUCK has been tracking well, has a fair chance. PAMUSHANA from a top class mare had started racing only after the post was sighted and he showed good acceleration in last 100 metres, is bound to improve now. TEMPEST was flat out in last run and the extended distance may not be in favour. SHAUGHNESSY is bred well and is bound to improve with a proper rider now. OSRIC has handicap in favour and has lowest weights, last run with top weight impressed me a lot, has the rider repeating for a trainer who is not getting winners.

OSRIC-PAMUSHANA-GIANT LUCK.

2. ZOOM ZOOM can not be suggested for a win as last win was a draining one. ACE ANGEL FIRE is looking very speedy in works and she can step up over the extended distance. ANALEAH needs to be ridden differently as she fizzles out in the heat of the race and has taken down much of wager money. SHEER ROMANCE is working well. ALECTO is a top bred who has come to hand late and he is likely to threaten the hopefuls.

ACE ANGEL FIRE-ANALEAH-ALECTO.

3. CACTUS CASH has always been racing against superior types and over longer trips. He was leading most times and has a good handicap chance here despite the top weight. STILLETO is more of a sprinter and needs a run. PATRIOTIC won easily and may step up. MATRIOSHKA ran above his level last time and should do well. The one who caught the eye with a scintillating finish was SAMBA WARRIOR and looks good in works, may be allowed to win if odds are decent.

SAMBA WARRIOR-CACTUS CASH-MATRIOSHKA.

4. A number of speedy contenders with no clear edge. WINDSOR QUEEN is winner of two and has been given runs. THREE ROSES was ridden off the pace and finished on under strong handling, rookie has a useful draw. WAVES OF MAGIC has a useful rider switch after a forward run. PEPE SENIOR has a negative rider after a fast finish. EL WONDER has form but a wide draw. WINDS OF CHANGE carried the jockey into place money, has scope. PLAN B has low weights and a good rider to speed away.

WAVES OF MAGIC-EL WONDER-PLAN B.

5. ALBUURZ has a good draw and if jumps out well can go away.SAN RAFAEL was a forward runner to be interested now.WIND CRAFT ran a suugestive race and gets an allowance rider. BLIND DATE has been prepared, has a tough handicap.NICANOR has a chance at low weights.

ALBUURZ-WIND CRAFT-BLIND DATE.

6. SPLENDID LIGHT is from a failure sire, horse was pulled in last run. MAQSAD is a trainer owned got abroad who has the top rider repeating. THE OTHER SONG is unreliable from the management’s stable. ZOLTAN who was an impressive runner has a handicap chance. PENNY LANE has scope to improve. ADAM’S PRINCE goes over ideal trip. TAJ E SHAHI may run well with the rider switch.

ZOLTAN-MAQSAD-SPLENDID LIGHT.

7. Aptly named GREAT EXPECTATIONS from an ordinary sire ran very well and has a top class international rider. ARTISTE was a forward runner, should run well. SHIVALIK BREEZE showed out in first run, will fight out now. SHIVALIK SKIES is very promisisng in tracks. ZUMI ZUMI is looking forward in works.

SHIVALIK BREEZE-SHIVALIK SKIES-GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

8. ANAHI lost to a speedy type who won again, has an allowance rider for benefit. SILVER STREAK goes overe wrong distance. DANCING PRANCES continues to win at this distance but runs into real competition and what is disturbing is the choice of a weaker rider. MONZA is moody , can surprise. RIO with a good rider has a chance to get the extra yards. AMELIA was shaping up well when she tripped, had lost narrowly to D PRANCES and has distinct weight advantage now.

AMELIA-DANCING PRANCES-ANAHI.

9. BE SAFE warmed up nicely to get the last win, looks a good type. DON CORLEONE is a well bred for speed and last win was authoritative. MAJESTIC OPINION has tracked fine and retains form. SHIOVANE is from a top sprinting sire and has maintained form. CELTIC PRINCE is from a precocious sire and ran well in opener. TOP COMMANDER has low weights and the top rider for the baron’s horse, is tracking very smoothly. KOALAA was a fighting looser who may run well again.

TOP COMMANDER-CELTIC PRINCE-BE SAFE.

10. ULTRA SONIC was shaping like a winner and lost narrowly. INTESAR won in fast company. MAUNA KEA may run well, no tracks are a norm with the trainer. FEODOR is from a good sire and is on the up.RELIC HUNTER goes at low weights, showed good speed last time.

ULTRA SONIC-RELIC HUNTER-MAUNAKEA

DAYS BEST=SAMBA WARRIOR

DOUBLE---ZOLTAN X TOP COMMANDER


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