STARRY EYES FOR FILLIES AND MARES STAKES

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PUNE RACES.

1. CUT DIAMOND ran weak as a favorite and could not accelerate in the straight, has the rider repeating. ZAAGROS has been given an easy run and will run better with the rookie now. CLASSY DANCER has a good rider for a low grade trainer, has worked well. ANNABETH was tardy bat gates as a favourite, may run well.

ZAGROS-CUT DIAMOND.

2. WINDSOR QUEEN who lost as a favourite on opening day may bounce back with the rookie. WINDS OF CHANGE ran on to finish in places, may be tried. HIGHWAY EXPRESS lost to a horse who won again , has a chance if she hits the front.ZOE has a good rider , was beaten close home. SUNSHINE HEART may exploit the low weights with a forward run.

HIGHWAY EXPRESS-WINDS OF CHANGE-ZOE.

3. CAPT ABDON is tracking well and has speedy dam, had run 2nd to speedy GREEK GOD earlier.PEPITO had led in and then flopped as a favourite, has worked fine. GOLDEN LILLY has worked well, has been given a run. OCEAN DREAM is very nicely bred , the trainer is subdued this season. SIMPLY SWEET may need this run.

PEPITO-OCEAN DREAM-GOLDEN LILLY.

4. Simple study of the previous races and the classic hopeful QUASAR stands tall here, has worked nicely and should beat TATIANA once again.

QUASAR.

5. REMEBER ME has raced with better types, may be tried , looks a bit jaded in works. HONEST PLEASURE ran well enough last time to merit consideration here. SUPERLICIOUS faces a tough group now. CARUSO ran a good 2nd and is on the up. ADAM has impressed a lot in both wins, has bloodlines to progress.

ADAM-CARUSO-HONEST PLEASURE.

6. DESERT WINGS has worked pleasingly, shorter trip may not suit. ZEDA is a speedy one , more of a 1000m type. DIVINE SOLITAIRE has been given an easy run. MINE FOREVER is catching the eye with good tracks, has low weights. NEPTUNE’S OCEAN has the handicap to upset, rookie has a chance on this speedy one.

NEPTUNE’S OCEAN-MINE FOREVER-DESERT WINGS.

7. STARRY EYES and CIRCLE OF BLISS are the class horses here, the former has been given a questionable run which was way below par in last race, the later has the stigma of being winner of a solitary race. VICTORIA FALLS at bottom weight should be looking to give a fight to the duo.

STARRY EYES-CIRCLE OF BLISS.

8. DYNA who was shinning in works ran a weak race as a favourite, the horse needs to be considered again as the trainer is known for going soft when favoured by bookies. STILETTO has her work cut out despite the rider repeating, may place. TARGETMASTER will like the step up in distance, has pleased in tracks. FLASH DRIVE won well and may be tried again. AFFIRMATION has run close in a sprint, may place again.

DYNA-TARGETMASTER-STILLETO.

9. APACHE could not be controlled by the rider when fancied last time, may be considered for the bloodlines and the stables. ETERNAL ROYALTY was done in by a missed jump, has good bloodlines . EGYPTIANA will be more suitable for shortest sprints, has been extended in works. SWEET AS HONEY is from a speedy dam, has impressed in both runs. TROPPA BELLA should show out with this rider.

SWEET AS HONEY-EGYPTIANA-TROPPA BELLA.

10. STARSONBOARD showed good acceleration to win easily and looks to repeat.BETHLEHEM has tracked well. POLAR ZONE had led up well and has an outside chance. ANCIENT WORLD needs to amend last failure at Mumbai when the weak rider dropped the whip.

ANCIENT WORLD-STARSONBOARD-POLAR ZONE.

Days best=====QUASAR

ROSIE SUNSHINE FOR AKASAHEB MAHARAJ TROPHY

PUNE RACES.

1. A group of non winners run for the mile with BETHPAGE and PORTA BANUS as the main contenders as both have worked well and have decent bloodlines for the trip. The later is better placed on scales and excelled in latest track. ADAM’S WING should utilise the allowance and compete well. ITS HIGH TIME has low weights and last run was reasonable.

PORTA BANUS—BETHPAGE.

2. AZADEGAN is from a weak sire and has no works.BORN TO WIN was running behind the disputing pair of leaders in last race, has shown speedy tracks. FLYNN ran green in a much better group and has a chance here. REMARKABLES who had tracked nicely was given an initiating run, will run much better now.

BORN TO WIN- FLYNN-REMARKABLES.

3. GRENADINE won well last time but gets a step up in distance and weight, may not sustain. DIXIE DELIGHT will fancy the chances here, last effort was an improved one. FLEETWOOD MAC ran below par in last run and may improve on that effort, can stay the trip. ARCHIMEDES over this trip appears to be a desperate move by the trainer. OPEN OFFER is ordinarily bred but has low weights and age on side.

FLEETWOOD MAC-DIXIE DELIGHT-GRENADINE.

4. The ordinarily bred SIR SONG is showing speed in works, has weight against. SPEAR OF TRIUM has come up in last run, should be fighting out now, has a wide draw. STORMYDAY was a respectable 2nd who will run well again. GOOD MEMORY has worked well, last run was an improvement. DARK WILLIAM is down in scales and may upset.

SPEAR OF TRIUM-STORMYDAY-GOOD MEMORY.

5. SOOTHSAYER from the speedy dam looks to repeat, is pleasing in works. IN TIME has always run sincerely, the trainer owned horse is picking up stake money . JEWEL ran pathetically last time, must have been packed from stables, let us see what improvement is there now. PRETTY HOT has the handicap and last track was fast, may win if handled well. STRIGHT SIX has low weights and is well tracked.

PRETTY HOT-SOOTHSAYER-IN TIME.

6. QUIZICAL won very well and is tracking as a good type, may repeat. WIKI WIKI has been tracked, a big indication from this trainer who doesn’t work his horses openly, HORSE WAS A FRONT RUNNER LAST TIME. CHA CHA CHA from a top sire is working nicely, was beaten by a better SOOTHSAYER. BLUE HORIZONS had lost on the post, has been scrubbed in works and has a rookie at low weights, may go all the way.

CHA CHA CHA-QUIZICAL-WIKI WIKI.

7. MARIINSKY has been nicely prepared and impressed in mocks but she is conceding lots of weight and is not well placed vis a vis DANCING PRANCES who won well and may repeat. The danger to the pair eminates from ROSIE SUNSHINE who is speedy and is looking very forward in tracks, runs at low weights, compares well on the Sprinters cup run. VICTORIOUS MARCH may speed up , has an outside chance.

ROSIE SUNSHINE-DANCING PRANCES.

8. CHASE THE ACE showed out in gates, has a work jockey, may be tried. LORD JIM has impressed a lot in mock where top class horses were running easy and he finished from off the pace, trainer is known for producing winners in first outing itself. FRANKANELLA has run well in both outings and is working nicely, experience of racing may favour her. MIDNIGHT DANCER is from a good sire and is looking fit.

LORD JIM-FRANKANELLA- CHASE THE ACE.

9. CONSTANTINE was beaten by a speedy SHANIA and should like the added yards. PAURUS is a useful one from a small time trainer, has worked impressively. LHOTSE got beaten by a long odds horse, may be the rider was too ordinary, runs in tough company now. REPLICA is showing out in works. UKULELE named after the famous musical band is much improved, should run well.

CONSTANTINE-PAURUS-UKULELE.

10. A tough one to end the days proceedings as there are many hopefuls. THE BIG BULL is working for long but looks out handicapped . HAUNTING MOMENTS ran below level, is working fit. RULE DOWN UNDER goes over extra trip, may not suit, similar is the case of WESTPHALIA who has penalty against repeat. HAWKER is due for a win and is tracking well. MALKIA is down in scales and may upset, has been prepared. SPEED KING has been given easy runs in Bangalore, watch now. STRAWBERRY CRUSH has been heavily penalised for last win, is working impressively, finished on nicely in mocks.

HAWKER-MALKIA-HAUNTING MOMENTS.


DAYS BEST===CONSTANTINE

INVINSIBLE PRINCE FOR WADIYAR MEMORIAL TROPHY

Friday, August 29, 2014

MYSORE RACES.

1. The 3 year lot is way backwards and I don’t expect much from this bunch.PRINCE OF SYRIA has been given a run, she has been plagued with set backs, may run true now. The one who is catching the eye with speedy works is BORN FOR PASSION, had won with this rider before. The one to trouble is the oldie QUEEN’S CRUISE who is a versatile one and is at right scales.CATWALK QUEEN who was given gates may run for money.

BORN FOR PASSION-QUEEN’S CRUISE-CATWALK QUEEN.

2. Local horse GUAPO who won well is tracking regularly and should be doing well in the suspect field. BROWNIE is a miler but was outpaced in last run. MY LAW who has not won for long and has done well in last outing may go all the way at low weights.SEA RUNNER should place now, was easy all the way last time.

MY LAW-BROWNIE-SEA RUNNER.

3. HECTOR who is showing fast tracks is likely to give hopes to the breeder cum owner of the useless sire as the field is simply too poor for competition. However I would go with INTERACTIVE who has been tracked by this enigma of a trainer called LOKANATH, he prepares his wards away from prying eyes of reporters. THRILLSEEKER and GREEN EMERALD may hope to place.

INTERACTIVE-HECTOR-GREEN EMERALD.

4. BANDITO who won both starts last season is out handicapped now. TUSKER who has pleased in gates is at a good handicap to score. ABBAS DREAMS is coming to form, may do well. The youngster DIVINE LOVE looks for hat trick, last win was laboured and may not be able to shake off the penalty. TERI ADAH has low weights and a good rider. ROBINHOOD PANDEY is the dark un , has been kept back on purpose.

TUSKER-TERI ADAH-DIVINE LOVE.

5. INVINCIBLE PRINCE looks good on comparison, is better placed than RIDGEWAY who may appear to have a better handicap due to last win. The former has an ordinary jockey and has been given one light work. The later is in form. Of the local lot DUMA is in rousing form and is on the up.

INVINCIBLE PRINCE-RIDGEWAY.

6. The local undefeated hero FINK faces a strong challenge in the million since he is more of a sprinter type who goes over extra furlong and concedes crucial weight. BOOKER JONES , the winner of two should put up a good fight, again he is from a pure sprinting mare. DEL RUSSO is the horse who has been prepared for the day and belongs to a man obsessive about winning big races, no matter his costly purchases keep biting the dust and profiting thee bookies in class races, the sire is an international hit. SUPER STRONG impressed a lot in last comfortable win and is on the up.

DEL RUSSO-FINK-SUPER STRONG.

7. ALL PROOF goes over suitable distance now and has a chance.ACE EMPRESS JESSIE is down in scales and tracking fine. MANTA RAY has been given runs, watch for support as he has been waited with. MOTIVATION looks to be a better one from this weak sire, has tracked nicely and goes with a top rider. SIZIE OH won warding off, may fight out. SEVEN OF HEARTS from a lower grade trainer may run for places.

MANTA RAY-ALL PROOF-MOTIVATION.

8. SHAKA ZULU lacks the finish to mpull it off. COOL APPROACH is down in scales and has a rider for try now, has been tracked after long. NOBLE REWARD was late to arrive in last race , has a decent chance here. DEEP BLUE SEA may place on rider effort.

COOL APPROACH-SHAKA ZULU-NOBLE REWARD.

DAYS BEST====INTERACTIVE



ACE BUCEPHALUS FOR SANCTITY TROPHY

Thursday, August 28, 2014

MYSORE RACES.

1. From the local bunch only BELLE ETOILE may be interested to run genuinely as the horse has won at thois level before and is down in scales. KIMORA has a good rider but is negatively placed against OUR COMMANDER. The later has been given tracks and may be tested by the good rider, horse is zero so far. MISTER GREY goes over ideal trip now and should be improving on last run. LA LANTERN has been given gates, looks fit.

MISTER GREY-OUR COMMANDER-KIMORA.

2. Oldie BLUE STAR showed inclination to race after a long time in his last run, has a useful jockey in a raw field to exploit. WHIMSICAL has been given non bothered runs and appears to have been targeted for this season, has nothing to beat actually. EMANCIPATION may be considered with the weak rider to try for placing. Youngster CARDIFF CITY has been well tracked and may run well.

WHIMSICAL-EMANCIPATION-BLUE STAR.

3. Should be contested between FOREST TERN and STAR KINGDOM . The former has not been exposed much, has speedy bloodlines and last run was a fair effort. The later is a got abroad who looks ordinary but has been tracked very regularly with better ones in the stables. NATURAL NINE was finishing on well in last run under a weak rider, may place again. Speedy FIRE STORM may run a forward race, lacks preparation.

FOREST TERN-STAR KINGDOM-NATURAL NINE.

4. The game old horse TALISKER has a decent chance here if ridden well by the rookie. SECRET MISSILE has shown sparkle in tracks. VIOLENT STORM has good form and tracked impressively. GRAND APPLAUSE is a good type who was leading till beaten in last run, has a scope at low weights but I wouldn’t bet if he is favoured by the bookies as the trainer is famous for taking dives.

GRAND APPLAUSE-TALISKER-VIOLENT STORM.

5. ACE BUCEPHALUS for some reason was slow off when well backed, looks at a good handicap to win if he jumps well. PURSUIT OF FAME showed lots of improvement in last 2nd and will look forward to win now. Local challenge should emanate from SPINNING CHAKRAM who has a good rider and has form.

ACE BUCEPHALUS-PURSUIT OF FAME.

6. SOLITAIRE ROYALE has penalty to beat and does not compare well. WILL STAR and ICELANDER have run real close and both are looking fit in tracks and will fight out. AMAZING REDD is a game horse who has been so close to winning on number of occasions and now has a top rider. But the shock may come from speedy VIRAT who has been waited with for long.

VIRAT-ICELANDER-AMAZING REDD.

7. LADS ABILITY impressed in gates, was heavily backed in last season but just fell short, has a chance with this rider. ESOTERICAL has a heavy penalty.ALL FOR CASH is down in scales and the shady trainer may go for the kill. DANCE OF A GENERAL has been working regularly and has not won for long. STRIVE AND SERVE had a beneficial outing, may do well now.

LADS ABILITY-ALL FOR CASH-STRIVE AND SERVE.

8. WOODBERG was beaten by a horse who was waited with, has good form. MANDARIN is a well bred gone waste with the dwindling stables, may run well. ZAGATO may be backed now as last run was useful and he has been tracked.

WOODBERG-MANDARIN-ZAGATO.

DAYS BEST==LADS ABILITY

SANG BLEAU FOR ASIAN AGE CUP

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DELHI RACES.

1. An open race of mediocre breds with hardly any edge to any of the participants. MASTER VANPERISE is nicely prepared and has a chance, the dam was a speedy one and tracks are encouraging. APPLE BLOSSOM has been nicely worked and looks in better fitness. BLUE HORSE has worked nicely but is from a useless sire. A DATE WITH YOU may be considered for the try rider.

MASTER VANPERISE-A DATE WITH YOU.

2. GOLDEN has worked nicely and looks to be in forward condition. SUN FLAG is looking very forward in tracks, was ridden by weak jockeys last season when backed. The speedy MISS VENUS looks off colour in works, may need more time. TRUSTED MAN is being scrubbed in works, has a chance.

TRUSTED MAN- GOLDEN- SUN FLAG.

3. SEVEN EIGHT SIX is down in scales and class, looks fit. MISS CINDRELLA is pleasing in works, had come close to winning a few times last season. BLUE STEEL has been very regularly tracked, may need some more distance for ideal finish. MISS JULIA is showing good speed in morning works.

MISS CINDRELLA-BLUE STEEL-SEVEN EIGHT SIX.

4. MASTER FADERER has come down in class, ran below expectations in last season, watch now as he is working well. QUEENS TOUCH is another one down a lot in scales who is looking fit in tracks. DAZZLING WAVE is promising in tracks and has done well last season.

MASTER FADERER-DAZZLING WAVE.

5. SHES SWEET failed in western India, has been working fine here. SANG BLEU is a speedy one who is working impressively. BHITSKI has been a useful one and the trainer has prepared this one for the day, has a decent chance. SWEET GIRL looks to be in forward condition and low weights are in favour.

SANG BLEU- BHITSKI-SHES SWEET.

6. BLACK N PINK has been tracking impressively, may run well. MISS FERRARI is a jinxed one, ran so close to winning a number of times last season. JUST GOLD has worked fine, win in maidens run was an exciting one. MISS FOX showed good speed in winning at fag end of season, steps up in class.
JUST GOLD-MISS FERRARI-BLACK N PINK.

DAYS BEST=========MASTER FADERER

VISION OF ROMANCE FOR MILLION RACE

Sunday, August 24, 2014

PUNE RACES.

1. THEORY has been very regular in tracks, negatives are the bad runs and top weight. LHOTSE has been worked but may go for a run only. The serious contender could be STAR BUILDER , has an allowance rider after two useful runs and trip is ideal. Why Sandesh rides the ordinary DHISHKYON again, last run was bad, may have been deliberate.

STAR BUILDER-DHISKYON-THEORY.

2. ULTRASONIC was a bit tardy at the gates and ran on to place in first outing finishing ahead of JIMBO who was out for an easy airing. The former should be the bookies favourite based on that run but may get beaten by the 2nd named who was inching for a win in Mumbai and is down in scales. EMPEROR OF FRANCE is more of a short sprinter.

JIMBO-ULTRASONIC.

3. ACCLAIMED is the good type who is shinning in works and showed out in mocks, he is the one for this race. The trouble maker could be the bottom weighted oldie INVICTUS who has been given reducing runs for about a year by the shady trainer, the horse is being scrubbed in works. SPIRIT OF MERCY should once again be interested with a forward run over pet trip.

ACCLAIMED-INVICTUS.

4. BELVEDERE does not impress much in tracks, has stiff handicap. MUFASA who showed out with a speedy work ran much below par last time. SNOWING should like the trip. TOP COMMANDER who was unnecessarily made a favorite last time and got beaten as predicted is now at ideal level and will run for money. Ordinary FIRE ENGINE has been prepared but may do well after demotion in class.

TOP COMMANDER-MUFASA.

5. SPIDERMAN showed out with a good win but he had beaten an ordinary lot, has impressed in mocks and is looking in fine condition. VISION OF ROMANCE is best on handicap, was beaten by a good one in QUASAR last time. ZADORA impressed with a fine maiden win and will fight out. CONGRESSIONAL has taken time to come to hand, has been pleasing in works, may run well.

VISION OF ROMANCE-ZADORA-SPIDERMAN.

6. TAMMY O was done in by the bad draw last time and got beaten as tipped last time, has a good chance to redeem now. HUDSON HAWK is speedy one who lost ground by veering out, has impressed in gates. ANTARTICA ZONE is working nicely. MY FREEDOM who finished strongly looks improved, has a fighting chance now.

TAMMY O-MY FREEDOM-HUDSON HAWK.

7. Both horses of Lagad have been nicely tracked and are in forward condition, CHIVALROUS KNIGHT may be better than SAIL PAST. KHALEEFA has shown smart works and has the top rider, may do well. ATTRACTIVE was most speedy in Mumbai works, has been kept subdued here as the original trainer is suspended, can upset. SQUARE MOON belongs to a stable not known for getting early wins.

ATTRACTIVE-CHIVALROUS KNIGHT-KHALEEFA.

8. The two horses from Lagad,ie, VENI VEDI VICI and MATEUS ROSE are likely to be contenders here as the field is for the taking. The former had won under this rider in a maiden race and the later has come down with seasons, looks at a tidy handicap now.CEASARINA from the same trainer is the joker in the pack, last finish was eye catching, has an oldie riding now.AMAZON CAT from a low level trainer gets a reasonable rider here.

MATEUS ROSE-VENI VEDI VICI-AMAZON CAT.


DAYS BEST=====ACCLAIMED

FORTUNA FOR ZURBARAN TROPHY

Saturday, August 23, 2014


PUNE RACES.

1. FLYING KISS has not won in last 3 years after a good begining, has been well tracked and goes with a rookie. The one to trouble should be DONATA who showed improvement in last run to place for first time. ANSWER MY PRAYERS impressed in gates, has a rookie who knows winning.

FLYING KISS-DONATA.

2. MINT APPROACH has been nicely prepared and last track was eye catching. However the threat emanates from bottom weighted JANIS JAY who is more suitably placed at this weight after an easy outing and mile is her forte. CELTIC KING is working well.

MINT APPROACH-JANIS JAY.

3. COPPER GLOW who was ridden out but could not accelerate that well has the best handicap but a rookie over a staying trip is always a suspect call. THE MYTH has been nicely worked and given a mock also, the stable is yet to lead in a winner. MORALS is a better bred and has been given a forward run by the top rider for the betting owner, watch now as the horse is attractive in morning trials. CHASING DREAMS has potential, last run was encouraging.

MORALS-CHASING DREAMS-THE MYTH.

4. PITBULL is coming to hand, has initial speed. ALECTO won comfortably and the top bred may shake off the penalty to do well again. The race should be contested seriously by WARRIOR PRINCE and the one who finished a bit late in last run, EDITH PIAF.

EDITH PIAF-WARRIOR PRINCE-ALECTO.

5. HIMALAYAN DANCER went for a speedy track and the got abroad looks fast.FLANKER from the precocious sire and who is most impressive in mornings goes with a work jockey, intent may be doubted. NAUGHTY FORTY has done well in first run and has decent bloodlines.The well bred FORTUNA who was given an easy run in Mumbai is tracking pleasingly and may be favoured by the bookies, the rider does not impress much as he has limitations, may pull through.

FORTUNA-HIMALAYAN DANCER-FLANKER.

6. AL SHAMSHEER from an outstanding stayer champion YEATS,has been plagued by bleeding problems, the present climate should see him run well.ZABISCO is nicely worked and had done well in only mumbai outing. AD ASTRA has been working nicely, trip will suit. LEONITE has been working nicely, is from a good tail line in breeding. SCENT OF A WOMAN has pleased in preparation and may give the lost rider something to cheer about.

SCENT OF A WOMAN-ZABISCO-AL SHAMSHEER.

7. ZURICH ran a fighting race but got beaten close home, added trip will suit. ZACHARY has tracked well. CASINO JACK may finish on again. PERSONIFY has been nicely tracked and should be fancied by the shady owner.

ZURICH-PERSONIFY-ZACHARY.

DAYS BEST====MINT APPROACH

ROYAL SALUTE FOR STAR OF MYSORE TROPHY

Friday, August 22, 2014

MYSORE RACES.

1. JAZZBYTHEBAY has been tracking well and last run was half hearted, may have been deliberate. ICE SPRINT has raced a few times only, may run well if fit.NATIONS GLORY has been consistent in performance and has a try rider. RISING AFFAIRS has been well tracked and was a keen runner last time but had veered out. PROST was pulled in last run, may run true now.

NATIONS GLORY-RISING AFFAIRS-PROST.

2. ALWAYS UNITED is the only one to have won before and may place at this level while conceding crucial weight over a sharp sprint. BEAUTIFUL EFFECT is a speedy one with a rookie, may go close. ROYAL REGINA is a top bred for this centre, has tracked impressively, was comprehensively beaten in last run. VROOM VROOM will try to stay in front, may place by default.

BEAUTIFUL EFFECT-ROYAL REGINA-ALWAYS UNITED.

3. GAYLES STORM has been withdrawn a record number of times in last season, has potential but lack of race may tell. THUNDER has the allowance rider for a try in this field.THUMPING VICTORY was a keen finisher in last run. ORIENTAL BELLE may be tried, ahs a stiff handicap after a close win last season. MAGNETIC POWER is due for a win, last run was suggestive.

MAGNETIC POWER-THUNDER-GAYLES STORM.

4. KENTUCKY ROSE has run against better types, has workred well and had scored over a sharp sprint early in the season. SMART MISTRAL had flopped as a favourite, may run well. SMILESTONE was pushed and scrubbed in last run, may be tried again but rider is absolutely no show. ANMOL HIRA has been nicely prepared for the season, has a chance on genuine try. MYSTICAL SHADOW has a chance here, last couple of runs have been suggestive.

ANMOL HIRA-MYSTICAL SHADOW-KENTUCKY ROSE.

5. BESSIE ran a fair race last time, has a weak rider now. SANTA MARIA was an authoritative winner who is on the up, should be the one to beat even despite the penalty.PRECIOUS REPLICA has a weak rider and a bad draw. OSCAR SPARKLER had won finishing on, has an allowance rider for a try. ANDINA from the main centre has a lot of local ones to beat, has tracked well and low weights are in favour.

ANDINA-SANTA MARIA-OSCAR SPARKLER.

6. ROYAL SALUTE is in top fettle in tracks, has not run last season. ARTIC ROSE has tracked nicely, may be tried by the willy old trainer who is notorious for in out running of wards. SCHOLAR is bound to run under the stick. SOFAST has credentials except for the connections .

ROYAL SALUTE-SCHOLAR-SOFAST.

7. CATTLEYA from an ordinary sire has top weight but is the only ride of the day for the good jockey. JOLIE can sprint well, has a try jockey. GAME DANCER has lots of early pace. SOCIETY MUSIC showed a lot of improvement in last run in million, looks in fine fettle.

SOCIETY MUSIC-CATTLEYA-GAME DANCER.

8. GRAND SUCCESS has tracked well and is down in handicap, has not won for long, watch for backing.HEAVENLY DIVAS seemed to be struggling as a favorite in last run. THRLLSEEKER may be tried, but needs distance. HERCULEAN impressed in gates, should run a forward race.

GRAND SUCCESS-HERCULEAN-HEAVENLY DIVAS.

DAYS BEST´=====ROYAL SALUTE

CZAR OF ROMANCE FOR WADIYAR MEMORIAL TROPHY

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


MYSORE OPENING DAY RACES.

1. OPHIRA has been tracked, may be tried in this weak local bunch.VETTEL from the bookie friendly trainer has failed a number of times as a favorite, may go close if odds are suitable.ATOM BOMB is working nicely, may run well.ROSIES DREAM has come down with runs, has a rider who can ride well at times.

VETTEL-ROSIES DREAM-OPHIRA.

2. The got abroad SON OF STARS showed out well in last run and has the rider to deliver. SPEED HAWK looks fit and should show out as he has the rider switch after soft runs. NAZANIN is tracking well and the sire commands respect.FRIENDS FOREVER has been hardened up with runs, may place.

SON OF STARS-NAZANIN-FRIENDS FOREVER.

3. AYMAN has got a good chance, problem is that he is always slow from the gates.REWARDING DESIRE has been given two innocuous runs , may be backed by the connections, looks fit in tracks. CZAR RULE won impressively and looks to repeat.CHEDDAR FACE has been given pulled runs in summers, may run differently now.

REWARDING DESIRE-CZAR RULE-AYMAN.

4. Ignore last run of PAMUSHANA, has run well in earlier few outings.PEPPER KING has tough penalty for last upset win.CHANDINI is looking good in works and is due for a win.NERON has not won for many years and is down by classes, can upset any day.

CHANDINI-PAMUSHANA-PEPPER KING.

5. BORN TO RACE was bought down ans struck at good odds, maintains form. ANCIENT TITLE was strongly backed but got beaten as handicap was stiff, watch for support again as opposition is weak now. GALAXY QUEEN retains form, may be tried.BUCETHALIS has been tracked nicely, may run well now.

ANCIENT TITLE-BUCETHALIS-BORN TO RACE.

6. CZAR OF ROMANCE got left in the gates, a disease for which there is no cure in Indian racing, looks good to beat this field if rider is alert at the start. ALCAZABA is a hard luck story, gets beaten close home every time and picks up penalties in handicap. IM DIFFERENT has run well every time in summers, maintains form.SOVEREIGN RULE is at ideal low weights to win if the first named shows even a slight hitch.

CZAR OF ROMANCE-SOVEREIGN RULE-ALCAZABA.

7. BLUE ZONE does not appeal at top weight, nothing much can be read in his efforts so far. SECOND LADY is an unreliable type.CHARM AND DREAM may be considered based on some effort in last couple of runs.FLIRTING KING has some potential, last couple of runs were positive.NATURAL NINE was a good 2nd to LA PIPERI in earlier run, may place now.

CHARM AND DREAM-BLUE ZONE-NATURAL NINE.

8. PRECEPT haas shown early speed and can run for places again. ARCH DUCHESS was beaten by a much improved SHINNECOCK HILLS, has handicap chance even now. ASSIDIOUS showed out in last run after a very poor run earlier, has a good chance now. LITTLE ATHENA has mostly run true, may place by default.

ASSIDIOUS-ARCH DUCHESS-LITTLE ATHENA.

DAYS BEST==========ASSIDIOUS

WAR COMMAND FOR F D WADIA TROPHY

Sunday, August 17, 2014


PUNE RACES.

1. BRINDABAN and MYKONOS had last run over a 1200 m race when the later had finished on to nab the former at level weights with the same riders, now the advantage may be with the speedy B ‘BAN over the short trip but then Sandesh is at a high crest nowadays. The old legs of CELSIUS will make it interesting as he has low weights. RAJSAMMAN has run with a slightly inferior lot.

BRINDABAN-MYKONOS.

2. SHINNING PATH was a good 2nd to ZIDAAN who surprisingly ran well again in a tougher group. HOLY BULL has handicap in favor, had lost on the post in Mumbai but may be out for an airing only as the trainer is notorious in fooling with runs, as it is the horse was comprehensively beaten by the oldie ACHIEVE in Mumbai. CACTUS CASH has been given a run , has low weights to go all the way now. ROMEO ran a fighting race but steps up in class.

CACTUS CASH-SHINNING PATH.

3. The distance to be run is the issue here, the top placed runners are stayers who can also carry weight. The one who caught the eye with a fighting run was ZORAAVAR but then he is going over a far longer trip than what suits his bloodlines. MOUNTBATTEN is the one who can run well for the stakes here.

MOUNTBATTEN-ZORAAVAR.

4. ALFREDO has decent bloodlines, has been worked. SATELLITE is full sister to SET ALIGHT and may break the jinx for the trainer who suffers from over confidence. SIMPLY DIVINE was a fighting looser to LOCARNO In Mumbai, was beaten by a superior SPADES here.

SIMPLY DIVINE-SATTELITE.

5. SPADES was a very impressive winner who is maintaining form. YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY has run in graded races where he could not match up with better ones, has a fighting chance now with the allowance. LEGEND OF THE SEAS is tracking nicely and has speed to run a forward race.TAP DANCE was beaten close home by SONG OF AFRICA who won again, has a chance with the rider in finest form. VICTORIAN has low weights and tracking fine.

YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY-SPADES-VICTORIAN.

6. CONSTANTINE from the good international sire had fought out and lost in Mumbai to a speedy RULEDOWNUNDER, will look to redeem now. QUICK ANGEL has run well in most outings and may place here. SHANIA may benefit from change of name, has always run fighting races in Mumbai and has been sharpened up well. SHIVALIK VIEW is a top bred who should run well in maiden outing.

CONSTANTINE-SHANIA-SHIVALIK VIEW.

7. ARRETE who won a sensational race in Bangalore by winning by a pike is tracking well here, may get the added distance also. JACK FROST was another runaway winner who is impressive in preparation. SOLOMON is catching the eye with good tracks, had beaten a good one in QUASAR earlier. WAR COMMAND has been showing out in mornings, was a fighting racer in PMMillion , the most prestigious and prolific paying race of the country for the juveniles. POLYDENCES is from a speedy sire and has been showing out in preparation.

WAR COMMAND-SOLOMON-POLYDENCES.

8. SANSANI has been given a run and note the rider switch. PHELPS is looking good in tracks, trip is ideal. SUNTAN BEAUTY runs well in first outings, has been worked fit. RASHUN should be trying to place .

PHELPS-SANSANI-SUNTAN BEAUTY.

9. BEYOND INTENSITY is from a speedy mare and is in fine nick. MUNTASIR is an in and out runner who may fight out .MT TIANMEN has been tracked well, last run was good. To the moon may run keen under the rookie, had flopped as a favorite in mumbai.

BEYOND INTENSITY-MUNTASIR-MT TIANMEN.


DAYS BEST=====WAR COMMAND

CIRCLE OF BLISS FOR EVE CHAMPION TROPHY

Friday, August 15, 2014


PUNE RACES.

1. UNICO CORAZON ran fair enough under the restricting ride of work jockey, has a good sire and trip will suit.STAR BENOVALENT has struggled in this class in Mumbai runs though he has been beaten by better types. ZAAFIRAH led in most outings in Mumbai but ran out of stamina after the home turn, has worked well.

UNICO CORAZON-STAR BENOVALENT.

2. A straight fight between the the first two with others having weak credentials. CEZZANE had impressed a lot in start to finish good win in Mumbai and ARTISTE won in a more or less similar manner here. The later may hold a slight edge due to sire factor and the good run here.

ARTISTE-CEZANNE.

3. N Lagad must be a worried man, his wards are not picking up races like usual in Pune, TITLIEST who was finishing on last time may still struggle even with the rider switch. The one who impressed with a good run was STAR GAZING who has the rookie repeating. LAURUS PRIDE, POLAR ZONE and ZOE have credentials to fight out, anybody’s race.

TITLIEST- STAR GAZING-LAURUS PRIDE.

4. NATIONAL PRIDE has been a very consistent runner who goes with a keen rookie now. SAMAY BALWAN won long way from home and has the allowance rider to look for repeat in current form. SOMBERERO needs a run for fitness. WINDSOR QUEEN flopped badly as a favourite, the rider repeats. ARABIAN LORD has a tough task in this class to win again inspite of a big jockey switch.

NATIONAL PRIDE-SAMAY BALWAN-WINDSOR QUEEN.

5. CARUSO who is tracking well looks good on handicap. The competition is bound to come up from the speedy BEFORE MEMORY FADES who has summered well in Bangalore and was not ridden for win in the only outing. PETITE FLEUR from the outstanding mare has not raced for long . HAWKER needs this run, watch over longer trips.

BEFORE MEMORY FADES- CARUSO-PETITE FLEUR.

6. The winner of Poonawala Multi million has been fine tuned for the preparatory race prior to bigger events in the season, he takes on a lot of mature stayers and should be favored to win. WENTWORTH had shown improvement in last run at Mumbai and appears a shade better on handicap than other older ones. ZIDAAN has tough penalty over an extended distance. PRESENCE was late to finish in earlier outing and FORTUNE FAVORS has low weights.

SHIVALIK STORM-PRESENCE-FORTUNE FAVORS
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7. The winner of a single race but well performed in graded races CIRCLE OF BLISS has impressive preparation, perhaps the trainer has also had a serious talk with his jockey who is badly out of form and has looked a looser on most of his rides even before the wagering ended in the rings. AN ACQUIRED TASTE is a top horse who has come to hand in Bangalore and is likely to run a fighting race, weight is against. MONTREAL won many times in Mumbai but had drug in his veins, looks fit from works. STAR OF GIBRALTOR looks to have come to hand after a long hibernation, watch this season.
CIRCLE OF BLISS-AN ACQUIRED TASTE.

8. WAR HORSE was a let down at this centre last year, may have preference of the hard Mumbai track, looks well prepared. RIO on the opposite side enjoys the present cut of the turf and last run over an extended distance was indicator of fitness. WAY OUT is in top fettle from the works, has good initial speed to scoot away if tried sincerely from the stable side. MAUNA KEA is a good type at low weights. ONE KEPT SECRET won well but steps up in class.

WAY OUT-RIO-MAUNA KEA.

9. DREAMS OF YOU who ran a good 2nd has a better performing rider now. BELMONT has been nicely tracked. FLEETWOOD MAC who could not deliver as a favorite is tracking fine and has a handicap chance.ARCHIMEDES showed improvement in last outing, may surprise. OXBRIDGE can stay and is tracking well. ALECTAR is a well bred who looks much improved after the last easy run.

DREAMS OF YOU- FLEETWOOD MAC- ALECTAR.

10. JOSEPHINE has been given a run and is looking to fight out, tracks are suggestive. QUICK FIRE had run a poor race as a favorite, looks fit now. DHANYAVAAD could not hold onto the good lead over the extended trip, has a chance if ridden well. ICE AFFAIR was a keen runner who got interfered with, may be tried. DON CORLEONE is from a good mare, last run was a very poor one, has the rider to pull off in this class.

DHANYAVAAD-DON CORLEONE-JOSEPHINE.

DAYS BEST===BEFOREMEMORYFADES

CHULBUL PANDEY HAS A CHANCE IN WADIYAR TROPHY

Thursday, August 14, 2014


BANGALORE CONCLUDING DAY RACES.

1. VIGOROUS was an un extended 3rd who has a chance to do well again. CONQUISTADOR has run last week after a long break, may be a hopeful but was tiring out in last run. JEWEL LADY had surprised by quickening over the turf in last furlong, the shorter trip now will be to the liking, she is working fit. SHOOT OUT was late to finish under this rider last time, has a chance as handicap is appealing. INSPIRATOR has come to hand and will threaten all, has to finish on in time.

INSPIRATOR-VIGOROUS-SHOOT OUT.

2. SECRET TOUCH has a try rider and comes into strong reckoning based on winter runs. SECRET DIMENSION is from a good sire, may be tried in this weak bunch. Oldie YOU’RE GORGEOUS is likely to place based on handicap. NOBLE PRINCESS is working well. SOUTHERN FANTASY is a costly purchase who has not been trained earlier by the laid back trainer, recent few tracks may have shaped up the filly.

SOUTHERN FANTASY-SECRET LAUNCH-YOU’RE GORGEOUS.

3. TURF TACTICS has the good rider riding 3rd time, was kept back from the front bunch in last run, has a good chance. FORTALEZA is tracking well, runs have been disappointing, the well breds have been wasted in the stables. SUZIE OH was a big flop over a sprint when backed well, recent works are very forward. MISTER GREY has been run over sprints, the horse is ideal for a 1400 m trip, watch over the mile also.

TURF TACTICS-FORTALEZA-SUZIE OH.

4. AUTHENTIC showed lots of fighting spirit in last god run, has pleased in tracks. NIMFEA ran a bit of subdued race last time against a too good favorite in RED RED ROSE, has a positive jockey switch. MEDINAH may run a front race, has handicap against. APOLLO STAR was ridden awe fully when taken wide all the way from the bend and lost a certain race last time, the allowance rider over added trip leaves lots of doubts.

AUTHENTIC-NIMFEA.
5. ABSOLUTE RED is not a miler and top weight with a so so rider does not help. Nothing much separates STIMULATE and ARTIC ATTRACTION and both have an equal chance, the former has improved with runs. DEEP BLUE SEA gets the stable top jockey after a fighting run, mile may be a problem.

ARTIC ARRACTION-STIMULATE-DEEP BLUE SEA.

6. FLAME OF PASSION comes into reckoning based on runs but she is from an ordinary brood mare sire. The well bred SMART CONNECTIONS has impressed in latest tracks and has been given soft runs, watch for backing now. EQUINE LOVE is bred from a black type mare but runs have been ordinary. DEL SANTO has been tracking for long, end of the season exposure is not a positive sign.

SMART CONNECTIONS-FLAMES OF PASSION-EQUINE LOVE.

7. LIGHT OF SUCCESS who has been sharpened up on inner sand has a tough handicap. ISHIPINGO has come down in scales with runs, may run a better race now. SECRET PUNCH has looked good in tracks. CHULBUL PANDEY showed improvement in last run, may upset as he has fought out against top class horses before. ARTA has been on a winning streak which is likely to end in this tough field. VIRAT is a fast one who gets a chance to run at low weights.

CHULBUL PANDEY—ARTA-LIGHT OF SUCCESS.

8. FRENEMEE has hopes of placing after the last good forward run. SUPREME REGIME has not been given try runs, even with Sandesh the horse was kept wide last time, has tracked nicely now, may be tried. EVERAZ who is now running over a much shorter distance may be having handicap chance but belongs to a non delivering stables, may get beat. CASTLE STUART has lots of initial speed to trouble. SUMMER SUN has a chance at low weights with this rider.
SUPREME REGIME -EVERAZ- SUMMER SUN.


9. REGAL BOAST may place on rider effort . JAMES BOND had won well and has a good rider looking to repeat but has penalty to consider for the moderate bred. SPREAD EAGLE is catching the eye with smart works and was kept back in last run, has a good chance now. CHERRY HINTON and TRACK ON FIRE are the ones who came up in last respective runs.

SPREAD EAGLE-JAMES BOND-CHERRY HINTON.

10. STARSTRUCK has shown improvement in last run and this one from the small time trainer id due, watch for support at race time. WOODBERG had flopped when backed heavily earlier in the season, has been tracking pleasingly. ROCK N ROLLA beat nothing much with a stronger rider, has maintained form but looks tough for the weak rookie to pull it off. ARZIKI can upset, has come down with runs.

STARSTRUCK-ROCK N ROLLA-WOODBERG.


DAYS BEST====ARTIC ATTRACTION

DANCING PRANCES FOR BOOKMAKERS ASSOCIATION CLUB TROPHY

Sunday, August 10, 2014


PUNE RACES.

1. TWO OCEANS has no credentials except for the rider on a high note, the mare is speed inducing and the sire is ordinary. DIOR has raced against better types, the present distance may not suit. WITHOUT FEAR has a better rookie and should be fighting out after the easy outing. The other one from the same stable ZAAGROS had led all the way and got pipped at the post in last run, has been tracking well and may carry the raw rider now. ANNABETH remains unreliable, was finishing on last time. LAURUS TIKATI is the only one here to have won a race, but has no hope over a sprint. AMAYA may place at low weights.

ZAAGROS-TWO OCEANS-ANNABETH.

2. EMBER LADY who led in as a favorite was done in by the weights. ADMINISTRATE from a god sire is working fine. SKYWALK has come down a lot, one to watch with the improved rider. SPEAR OF TRIUM will like the short sprint, has been given a lung opener.

SPEAR OF TRIUM-SKYWALK-EMBER LADY.

3. CHA CHA CHA is from a world fame sire and has been tracking fine, the rider appears to be very ordinary. SOOTHSAYER is from the very speedy black type mare and is showing out in mornings, has been give an easy outing. The owners have also pitched in a good bred from a black type mare in OCEAN DREAM to confuse the issue, has a serious rider to boot. SIR SONG has been tracked, may run well.

SOOTHSAYER-CHA CHA CHA-OCEAN DREAM.

4. PAPAKURA has been given a run and now goes over ideal trip with a jockey switch. MOON SHADOW had a very profitable Mumbai season, has the rider to carry on . SET TO FLY has been prepared, Mumbai runs were for weight reducing. MONZA appears to have lost interest in racing, was very lethargic in last run. DICTATOR showed lot of heart in last finish. ICE ZONE has a useful rider now.

SET TO FLY-MOON SHADOW-DICTATOR.

5. KING GLORIEUX is nicely bred and is suited for such distances, is yet to come to hand. MARCOS is tracking fine, can stay the trip. PAURUS over this distance is not what the breeding suggests, let us see how the top jockey handles this one who has failed earlier. ATHENS was given a very suspect ride when backed by public in Mumbai, has low weights and a much honest rider now.

ATHENS-PAURUS.

6. MACHIAVELLIANISM is a quality horse who is in top fettle, change of venue is to be factored and is much better placed on handicap vis a vis SUPREME STAR now. FALCON won finishing on and will look to do well again. DANCING PHOENIX ran a below par sprint, added distance is another issue. DANCING PRANCES should be the one to beat here, looks in comfort zone at this level, after a good finish last time. SILVER STREAK has been prepared, the trainer has lost all his entries so far.STARRY EYES is glistening on the tracks, can trouble all, lack of a run may be factored.

DANCING PRANCES-STARRY EYES-MACHIAVELLIANISM.

7. ZOLTAN has been a sincere runner who has not been able to score for long, has the rider to fight the race. ZUMI ZUMI has been tracked, should like the cut in the grass. PORTA BANUS has been ordinary, gets a good rider for a rogue trainer. STAR BUILDER had a useful outing, may look to place again. FLASH DRIVE is speedy , has worked fine. DARK WILLIAM may run well.

FLASH DRIVE- ZOLTAN-PORTA BANUS.

8. TAMMY O who is tracking well has a bad draw. EARTH TAMER was a lucratively placing horse, may be tried again. VIXEN has speed to shoot away, should gain from the last outing. SHAUGHNESSEY is definitely a 1400 m horse, tracks are good, may deliver. AFFIRMATION has been nicely tracked, the rider has often blundered on good rides and the stable is yet to fire with forward runners.

VIXEN-TAMMY O-SHAUGHNESSEY.

9. DIVINE WISH has been given an airing and will run for money now, distance may be a bit short. BASIC LIFE can upset with a forward run. INTIME can run a good sprint. LUCKY CHARM may place again, has a rider switch.
BASIC LIFE-LUCKY CHARM-DIVINE WISH.

DAYS BEST===ATHENS

FRANKANELLA FOR FEATURE TROPHY

Saturday, August 9, 2014


PUNE RACES.

1. On performance CARTEL has a definite edge as he has competed well in Mumbai, distance is ideal. COPPERGLOW has been given a run, , may not like the extended distance also. ITS HIGH TIME has low weights.

CARTEL-COPPERGLOW.

2. SPLENDID LIGHT , HOT PEPPER & ICE RINK have won over a mile before. The first named from an ordinary sire has been given a run and the second one is tracking well. ICE RINK was kept wide all through in last run. MIDNIGHT RUN has a strong rider but goes over a mile first time.
HOT PEPPER-MIDNIGHT RUN.

3. Speedy CAPILANO has worked well and should scoot away. BURGUNDY ROSE was shaping up when overtaken by oldie CROWN PRINCESS, may go close again. CONCORD needs more track to finish on. SPEED BABY has a rider switch after a profitable outing.

CAPILANO-SPEED BABY.

4. TATIANA is pleasing in works, has run with the best of youngsters in Mumbai in graded races. CYCLOPS has been tracking nicely and the rookie may be able to run a forward race. DELIGHTFUL LADY who won with authority in lowest class has a lot to catch up in this filed. CASINO JACK is tracking fine, has been given a run. FEAST OF LOVE is comfortable over such trips and can be on the board.

TATIANA-CYCLOPS-DELIGHTFUL LADY.

5. LUCKY PINEAPPLE is catching the eye in mornings and will fight out.ETERNAL ROYALTY was nicely shaped up in Mumbai but never raced, is looking keen here in tracks. NAUGHTY FORTY should place based on last good run, has not been tracked. ELAHEH has been sent for an easy outing.

LUCKY PINEAPPLE-ETERNAL ROYALTY-ELAHEH.

6. DREAMLAND showed plenty of speed for an easy victory and will look to repeat with the good allowance rider. ICE SKATES may be tried, was thereabouts for most way in last run. NATURE BOY must have been prepared in some back yard since he has not been sighted on tracks, last win under this rider was easily achieved. SILSILA was never urged during the outing earlier, has speed in legs to sprint well.PERITOMERENO looks jaded in tracks, has a rider badly out of form and confidence.

DREAMLAND-SILSILA-PERITOMORENO.

7. DREAMZ UNLIMITED has shown some fine works and is well bred.had run erratically in only outing in Mumbai. RAVELLO who ran 2nd to BE SAFE in first outing returns to racing after set back, watch for now. BLUE FLAME may show out with the try rider. FULL MOON was a fighting looser who may gain from the rider switch.

DREAMZ UNLIMITED-FULL MOON-RAVELLO.

8. ILLIDAN has been tracking fit, has a very wide draw. MADE TO MEASURE from a very average trainer has speedy bloodlines and a try rider after some fine tracks. VALENTINO will look to improve upon last run, has a chance to place. ANGELING is from a lethargic type mare and sire is average. BETHPAGE has been working nicely but has a modest rider. FRANKANELLA who had some niggles after the only run appears to have overcome that and is showing out in morning tracks. ZAZOU is looking in good shape and has always run well.


FRANKANELLA-ILLIDAN-MADE TO MEASURE.

9. SUPERLICIOUS has tough penalty to overcome now. ORIENTAL ROCKY was beaten by a much better and well placed TRANCE last time, lives to fight out once again. PEPE SENIOR has a keen rookie after a reasonable run against the handicap. MAMBO MAGIC has a try rider for a weak trainer.

ORIENTAL ROCKY-PEPE SENIOR-SUPERLICIOUS.

DAYS BEST========CAPILANO


AGOSTINI FOR GOVERNORS CUP

Friday, August 8, 2014


BANGALORE RACES.

1. SUPER FORCE was a good winner who retains form and should be looking to repeat, top weight is to be factored. The one to trouble should be the bottom weighted MYSTICAL SHADOW who was wagered upon quite a bit in last run and had saddle slip problem. PACIFIC BLUE has fair form. BIG COPPER PENNY had shown fierce speed in going away win over a shorter trip but she belongs to a trainer known for in and out running, may not be tried now. OCEAN PARK may sneak in on board.

SUPER FORCE-MYSTICAL SHADOW-OCEAN PARK.

2. WHITE SNOWDROPS has been prepared and has handicap chance here, the one who can easily beat this field is WHIMSICAL , the problem is that the horses from this degenerating stable are not running as per their level and the rider keeps them way behind and then rushes when others have gone much ahead. QUARTER CASK may be able to fight out, last run was encouraging. STORMER has a rookie who can ride out a try. The older MAGNETIZE has worked well , can fight out with the rider in winning form.

WHITE SNOWDROPS-QUARTER CASK-MAGNETIZE.

3. BOYUSTROUS from a good sire has worked well and may be going for a run only. HIDDEN SOLDIER is one paced and can run for places only. OUR LITTLE DRAGON had led in from the bend but was washed away by the too good SUPER QUEEN. THE ARTIST needs this run, is bred to stay. JINGLE BELLS has a fighting chance to go all the way. THERE SHE GOES is from the record making speedy dam, the filly has yet to come to hand.

JINGLE BELLS-OUR LITTLE DRAGON-HIDDEN SOLDIER.

4. ACE BUCEPHALUS has not won for long but has raced against classic types, looks prepared for the race here. The horse who showed tremendous improvement is MICKY MOUSE, this one ran as a different animal and can repeat in present form, has added distance for a worry. SPANISH CANNON and AMISTAD were keen runners in their last outings and will try to match up. MANNAT can stay, but will be kept back like before and may not be tried.

ACE BUCEPHALUS-SPANISH CANNON-AMISTAD.

5. AS GOOD AS IT GETS was a gutsy winner who went all the way and looks to repeat with a strong rider, has tough penalty. AMAZONAS was pulled last time and ran way behind, earlier run was a fighting one. WINNING STORY showed good improvement in last run and will do well again. The one who has an attractive handicap is REGAL SOLDIER, ignore both runs this season, may upset.

REGAL SOLDIER-WINNING STORY-AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

6. AGOSTINI has the best credentials as he has run ahead of all the hopefuls in this race in earlier outings, the horse is in fine trim. The one who has to make up 5 lengths on this one is ISNT SHE SPECIAL , she is blazing the tracks and is bound to fight out. WINDSTREAM is coming to form but has an ordinary rider who is yet to get over the nuances of the track here. SNOW DRIFT has some credentials over the Derby trip. AMBITIOUS REWARD is another one who has raced close in this company before, had run ahead of AGOSTINI this season but perhaps the horses were not serious contenders that time.

AGOSTINI-ISNT SHE SPECIAL-AMBITIOUS REWARD.

7. DIAMONITE who is tracking well was a forward runner last time, has won at this level more than a year ago. MAGNITUDE STAR is down in scales, has a decent rider to force the pace. SHERLOCK HOLMES has been given runs so far, watch for support. WIND TUNNEL has won in this class last year, is tracking fine. IGAH IGAH IGAH ran suggestively blast time, had won under this rider last year. TRUST ME BOY won well and has form to repeat.

TRUST ME BOY-IGAH IGAH IGAH-DIAMONITE.

8. BOOKER JONES has not raced for long, has top weight and a trainer who is finding hard to get winners. MILLROSE sped away to register a convincing win and looks to repeat. APOLLO STAR has a handicap chance, tracks fit but belongs to a pathetic trainer, may be waiting to score in his son’s backyard in Mysore. LEGAL LEGACY has plenty of early speed and will try to outpace others once again, has tougher competition here.

MILLROSE-LEGAL LEGACY-BOOKER JONES.

9. AMIGOS has top weight but can run on board with a forward run. ROCK N ROLLA won handsomely but the field was very poor. ARZIKI has credentials to carry the rookie home. CHERRY HINTON may run well on clean getaway from gates, remains unreliable. TRACK ON FIRE is from a canny trainer, ignore last run, may warm up here. ZAGATO has a handicap chance and INSPIRATOR needs all the luck once again for the sporting owner.

INSPIRATOR-ZAGATO-ROCK N ROLLA.


DAYS BEST====ACE BUCEPHALUS

ASTRUM FOR LIVELY EMPREY TROPHY

Thursday, August 7, 2014


BANGALORE RACES.

.1. The first race could be described as any body’s race with few indicators for the poor field of runners. CLIFDEN BAY has not raced in the season and has a few reasonable works, earlier runs have been disappointing. NAZANIN went for a fast spurt recently and has the sire to consider over the short sprint. RARE AND ELUSIVE has run closest to winner vis a vis others,but has has a weak rider. SPEEDSTRESS is from a good sire but why has the horse taken so long to race, also belongs to a stable on the decline, tracks are not very suggestive.

NAZANIN-SPEEDSTRESS-CLIFDEN BAY.

2. SECRET PRAYER is the youngster who has been nicely prepared for the race, has a weak field to face, has a strong broodmare sire. SHAHRAAN got away nicely from the gates when money came on him and won all the way, will try to do well again. MUSICAL ROMANCE appears to have overcome the bleeding problem, the latest works are encouraging. TIC TAC TOE may run well , has changed owners etc.

SECRET PRAYER-MUSICAL ROMANCE-SHAHRAAN.

4. ASIAN STAR went wide and held on to be second in last run, the weak rider repeats. ZULFIKAR who placed at good odds also has a weak rider going out on same ride, the trainer likes to get odds for his tries. DREAM STAR is the one who was kept way back in class IV race, will run a forward race now, had lost narrowly to ANECDOTE earlier. GOOD FRUIT has a faulty running style, has always finished on late. STYLE N GRACE flopped under the senior Narredu, let us watch what the younger one does, remember that the favorites of this owner rarely oblige since he quit active racing and bookies make a killing on such runners, may be with connivance of some sort from some connected quarters.

DREAM STAR--STYLE N GRACE-GOOD FRUIT.

5. SHINNECOCK HILLS had won in style and is retaining form, can carry weight but has stiff penalty. UNGOOGLABLE got beaten by a much better horse, has a handicap chance now.STROMBOLITE caught the eye with a pulsating finish, the rider has a flaw that he can not position the horse well and has limitations of skill. LITTLE LOVE was beaten by ANFIELD and this field is too strong for the little spurt gelding.ARCHDUCHESS had lost on the post, has a stronger rider now, appeals on breeding and handicap also.
ARCH DUCHESS-UNGOOGLABLE-STROMBOLITE.
6. Of the older lot ABSOLUTE MAJORITY stands tall, has beaten all same age runners convincingly before, the negative is the performance of the connections when public favors their horse. WINGED WONDER ran smartly to win with comfort and will do well with the allowance rider. SMITHSONITE and HILLSBORO look to have equal chance based on last run, but I feel the later was given a run, may upset now. APPARITION has tracked very well and is looking eager to race after long, rider is ordinary. AMAZING REDD can not be ignored based on good runs this season.

HILLSBORO-APPARITION-ABSOLUTE MAJORITY

7. ASTRUM from the speedy sire is looking good from tracks, has been given enough rest after runs. HIS HIGHNESS from the black type producing mare has been summering here, tracks are forward but the trainer is unpredictable. SUPER STRONG ran a fine race with a weak rider, will fight out now. ZUCHERRO is from a nice sire and has pleased in works, failed as a favorite under a not so good rider.

ASTRUM-ZUCHERRO-SUPER STRONG.

8. A number of times the trainer has used the good rider SANDESH and scored at flattering odds on horses which had been cleverly placed and ARTORIOUS is another one who may do the same. In a maiden’s race he had beaten the hopeful GRAND APPLAUSE convincingly, the later was a surprise winner in last run. But the one who has been cunningly kept away from the rush is SALZBURG, has good speed if tried and handicap suits.Looks very tough for KINGSTON TOWN to win 3rd time.AUSTIN is in top fettle in works and will fight out.

SALZBURG-ARTORIOUS-AUSTIN.

8. A tricky race with flopped ones competing against raw runners. ICE PICK WILLIE and BREAKING AWAY were heavily backed in last respective runs but came un struck at the bend itself, how can they show improvement so soon. The one who is showing speedy tracks is FLAME’S FURY who is from a very speedy distaff line, may be allowed to run for money here. INTERACTIVE is the other one from same connections and one will have to wait which one is on the job.

FLAME’S FURY-BREAKING AWAY-INTERACTIVE.

DAYS BEST====ASTRUM

FLASHING CHIEFTAIN FOR AUGUST HANDICAP

Sunday, August 3, 2014


PUNE RACES.

1. Interestingly only two horses here have ever earned place money and rest are yet to earn . MT TIANMEN placed for first time in last run ans has been tracking this season, has a try rider. DHISHKIYON showed early speed in a couple of races and has been tried often, looks unreliable. Of the rest of non placed ones, AUTUMN LOVE showed improvement in last run and has a good rider. The one who has been showing different spirit in tracks is low weighted ALWAYS THERE from the striking trainer who may be running for money now.

ALWAYS THERE-DHISHKIYON-MT TIANMEN.

2. PITBULL has come down with soft runs in Mumbai, has tracked and is coming to hand. PEPE SENIOR looks a tryer with Sandesh, handicap is stiff. JOSEPHINE is looking fit and has an allowance rider and may win on good handling. SHEER ROMANCE is pleasing in works and will try to speed away. NATIONAL PRIDE had finished well in last run, has low weights and may do well again.

JOSEPHINE-SHEER ROMANCE-NATIONAL PRIDE.

3. CELTIC KING has lots against and needs to be toughened up. The low weighted VICTORIA FALLS has been nicely worked and would like the mile trip, had beaten BARRINGO easily last time. SHEER CLASS is a sparingly raced horse who has been discretely trained and has a handicap chance.

VICTORIA FALLS-SHEER CLASS.

4. The performance of ROYAL PASSION last week will result in a strong support for ZURICH who had beaten him in Mumbai, has the rider for the job. ORIENTAL MASTI is an in and out runner who should place on rider skills. SUNTAN BEAUTY who was a flying finisher in last run has to get back into form. ARCHIMEDES has not been discarded by the trainer and that indicates that there may be some scope to get this one moving, watch ? LAURUS PRIDE should run a front race, has limitations.

ZURICH-SUNTAN BEAUTY-ORIENTAL MASTI.

5. One can not look beyond RULE DOWN UNDER here as he had gone down fighting to the black type GOD SPEED and is sired by a good one. SANSANI comes out of hibernation and looks fit to resume racing after about an year. ESTABLISH PREDATOR has limitations, was a late 2nd last time. STAYING ALIVE is a habitual bleeder who looks in good shape presently. STILETTO is a flat footed runner with a good jockey, early runs in career were good, may gain from the break.

RULE DOWN UNDER-STAYING ALIVE-STILETTO.

6. WESTPHALIA has summered profitably at Bangalore and has scope to do well, the rider remains an enigma for the public, performs when not expected and flops on backing. FLASHING CHIEFTAIN has the strong bloodlines to be on the up and this bother to RUBEN STAR has tuned well in morning works. SHIVALIK BREEZE has impressed in tracks, had won with authority in last outing. SOUL CENTRIC was a keen front runner who has a good rider to fight out.

FLASHING CHIEFTAIN-SHIVALIK BREEZE-WESTPHALIA.

7. There is something disturbing about the owners of APACHE, this horse threw away a certain race last time when Zervan was found guilty of discarding the whip as public had wagered heavily, these owners other horse is ARCHIMEDES, whose runs have always been favoring the bookies, I remember many of their horses which used to be with N Lagad before had often failed to live upto public expectations, anyway racing is always full of such suspicions/ doubts about nexuses and fake owners.The horse has good breeding and may run well. DRACO from the good sire has run well both times and should be fighting out. QUIZICAL impressed with a fighting run last week. SWEET AS HONEY is a failed favorite who has early speed.PURE BLISS has been given soft works, has decent bloodlines, needs this run.

DRACO-SWEET AS HONEY-QUIZICAL.

8. GRAN AMIGO has not been able to deliver despite tries in Mumbai. MY FREEDOM showed out with a fast track, is due for a win early in the season. The one who will run differently today is the oldie TITLIEST , he was given a strange laid back ride last week. ARMEL runs well with this jockey, may be tried. PRETTY HOT had impressed a ;lot with a strong finish in last run. ARABAIN LORD is down in scales and can sprint well .

TILIEST-MY FREEDOM-ARABIAN LORD.

9. HUDSON HAWK has impressed in fighting runs in winters and has a good chance despite conceding weight to all. ZEDA had only one run after a convincing maiden win last season, is a speedy one. HAWK OF THE CITY has a rookie to make up on handicap. PEPPERCORN is tracking well.

ZEDA-HEART OF THE CITY-HUDSON HAWK.

DAYS BEST=========RULE DOWN UNDER.

MONZA MAY SCOREIN HADOW TROPHY

Saturday, August 2, 2014


PUNE RACES.

1. The two four year olds have some credentials over the mile, CHASING DREAMS and MORALS both have been tracked. Oldies ARZAAN A and IBIS have handicap chances respectively.
ARZAAN had won the first outing last season and may try to do the same as the field is wide open. IBIS failed as a favorite and the trainer is not known for getting winners. MORALS has been discarded from Narredu’s stables hence there is a question mark on genuineness. The youngest DAZLE N DAZE has a rookie at top weight.

MORALS-ARZAAN

2. STARSONBOARD is tracking nicely and this one had won at longer odds in first outing last season, may do so again. DIAMOND ZIP can speed up , has won 5 sprints. PLAN B is the one who should shoot to the front, has been near about a win many times. RISING ANGEL has been given an easy outing.

PLAN B – STARSONBOARD.

3. DREAMS OF YOU has not been able to hold on to front runs and gets beaten in final stages of the race, the rider is having a bad time with public favorites. SAVAGE GARDEN has been nicely tuned to run a fighting race. The well bred GRENADINE has come up a lot since the good finishing effort at Mumbai, may do well.SPANISH SAGA needs to get on board, has tracked fine.

GRENADINE-SAVAGE GARDEN.

4. SHINNING PATH and CACTUS CASH were the ones who fought and lost close home in their last respective races and now should be striding out for win again. The later has raced against better handicapped ones. The younger TOP COMMANDER is tracking fast for many days and this one from an ordinary mare will look to do well but has stiff opposition. ZIDAAN could not be held up by the work jockey and flashed in to finish 2nd, gets an allowance rider, may place again.

CACTUS CASH-SHINNING FAME.

5. PROTECTOR OF PARIS and ONE KEPT SECRET had fought a close race and the former had finished strongly to win, retains handicap advantage over the later, must have been secretly prepared also since no tracks are reported and the trainer is not the one to take things lightly. The later has not raced for some time and that is another negative factor. MONZA the older one has been working and may warm up ,has raced and beaten better ones . GREEK GOD was unnecessarily backed down when out of handicap and the rider literally bit the dust, should improve on the bad run.

MONZA-ONE KEPT SECRET-PROTECTOR OF PARIS.

6. EGYPTIANA who is from an ordinary sire but a speed inducing brood mare sire FASLIYEV has been scorching the tracks and is the one to shoot away. The former has a very ordinary trainer whose record with favorites is not very flattering. FLYING TRIGGER who has been most tracked goes with an old work jockey. STARISTOCRAT is tracking well but this well bred needs distance and time. BLACKBEAN is speedy and will fight out, impressed in gates.

EGYPTIANA-BLACK BEAN-FLYING TRIGGER.

6. DYNA is extremely speedy in tracks and has the good rider, she has not raced much and now runs after a 10 month break? The other one who is very impressive in works is VIXEN , she has the weakest rider but may scoot away, last time she was nabbed near the post by DOC HOLLIDAY who is going with the best rider on the scene. ADAM’S SPIRIT is looking keen in tracks.
DYNA-DOC HOLLIDAY-VIXEN.

DAYS BEST====DYNA

BULLS EYE FOR BANGALORE CITY GOLD CUP

Friday, August 1, 2014


BANGALORE RACES.

1. BALANCE OF NATURE who is still a maiden should be a serious contender after a good finishing effort last time. SPARK OF ILLUSION is the oldie who placed for first time in life in last run at low weights, has a rookie to try again. SAYONEE who is tracking well has a reasonable rider to run well with. FASHION FLAME has won at this level with this jockey before, last run was an improvement.
BALANCE OF NATURE-FASHION FLAME-SPARK OF ILLUSION.

2. AMAZING DESIRE has weight and short distance against, last run was a good effort but concedes crucial weight now. SCENIC ROYALE from an unreliable stable has no form but has raced with much better horses, should get left at the gates like his stable mate yesterday. AUTUMN RUSH is due for a win but can not be considered seriously under this average rider. LOVEOFMYLIFE is the one who placed against youngsters and should fully utilize the low weights and early speed.

LOVEOFMYLIFE-AUTUMN RUSH-AMAZING DESIRE.

3. INSPIRATOR has been given many runs and is getting into shape. A GAME TO REMEMBER is in forward form and has been doing well, may go close with the try rookie. THUNDER came up in last furlong to finish a faraway 2nd, has lots to do in this field. ASTONISIHING is due for a win, has worked well. ANGEL QUEEN is an in and out runner, has come down in scales and may upset. SIMRA can do well if ridden fairly.

ASTONISHING-ANGEL QUEEN-A GAME TO REMEBER.

4. MIDNIGHT CRUZE was shaping well when overtaken last time, may redeem. SPANISH FLY was a notable runner who flashed along the rails, the rider is yet to win this season. DEEP BLUE SEA is my follow horse, may oblige. THE FIRST BULLET may run a forward race. MY LAW was a late finisher who has low weights.

DEEP BLUE SEA-SPANISH FLY-MIDNIGHT CRUZE.

5. I can not look beyond BULLS EYE for this sprint as he has most things in favor, in last run he got beaten by the extra 100 yards, has beaten the present field convincingly earlier. SHIVALIK STAR was easily thrashed by ROCK WITH U in CM Cup but the later was a pathetic racer in subsequent run, may be the stables plan it that way. EMPEROR CRUISE has speed but lacks class.

BULLS EYE-ROCK WITH U-SHIVALIK STAR.

6. VIRAT has not been able to run due to some niggles, has good early speed. IRON MARSHAL has come down in scales since relocation with this canny trainer, has a chance to strike with the good rider. REAL STEEL and NEXT MOVE were flying finishers in their last engagements respectively and run with hope, the later has an edge. PORT BLAIR is comparatively much better placed against the hopefuls, can soon be running for money.

IRON MARSHAL-NEXT MOVE-VIRAT.

7. NEW EMPEROR and TOP SPOT are two ordinary breds who flashed for the winning post in the lucrative million and were just shy at the wire. The later has a much stronger rider now. TEMUJIN is a better bred who caught the eye with a forward run and he is receiving weight from the other two mentioned before. SCARLET EMPEROR who won authoritatively will look to upset.

TEMUJIN-TOP SPOT-NEW EMPEROR.

8. The ordinary MAJOR ATTRACTION ran a pathetic race, may place on rookie’s efforts. ERAGON has been given a run over an extended distance, had won the maiden’s race in winters with ease. SECRET LAUNCH has been given an easy run, has scope to show out now.Ignore last run of CADOGAN , has capability to do much better. SUMMER STAR is bred for speed, has not performed as expected, runs with hope.

ERAGON-SECRET LAUNCH-SUMMER STAR.

DAYS BEST=========BULLS EYE

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