PUNE DERBY DAY RACES
1. DANCING PRINCE can speed up even at top weight, had finished on in the straight a bit late last time. CARRALISA led well but was beaten in last 50 metres, shorter trip may suit. NAUMEE is speedy, is being scrubbed in tracks. SPEEDO can utilise the allowance of the try rider, has been given runs. VOULEZ VOUS has been in tracks but runs after long.
2. It is difficult to gauge the intent of the trainer of GOLDEN BELLE, most of his wards are not on job, has a put a top rider, horse is tracking impressively .DON CORLEONE has impressed in last win, rookie repeats. A good jump and SHIVALIK SHINE can go all the way, note the rider and the draw.CEZZANE has low weights.
3. GALTERO has run on board in last two outings but does not impress here. THUNDER DOWN UNDER is from the speedy sire and has rider switch after a forward run in better company. TREVALYN is from a disappointing sire and may come up. FIRENZE is a nice bred and should improve. Change of name was warranted and it should see FURIOUS AND FAST break the loser’s jinx, is working extremely well.
FURIOUS N FAST(10)-WIN
THUNDER DOWN UNDER(4)/ FIRENZE(9)-PLACE.
4. SILVER BEAUTY could not concede weight to good type youngsters in last run, has scope in a class race. COURT SHIP ran a poor race at Hyderabad, has impressed in tracks since then. MERABELLA has a handicap chance, is working well, distance may just trouble. SAW GRASS finished on in last run and has low weights for a try.
SAW GRASS(9)/ COURT SHIP(5)-PLACE.
5. IMITATION GAME is bred to stay and won fluently, is looking to repeat. IMPERIAL HERITAGE repeats over the derby distance under a try rider.PALATIAL is working regularly, trip may trouble. FLASHING HONOUR has not been tried for long, is down in scales and has been prepared for an upset. MIRACLE OF LOVE placed first time and has to be tried at these weights.
FLASHING HONOUR(9)/ IMPERIAL HERITAGE(7)-PLACE.
6. Both ADAM and CONGRESSIONAL are better placed on scales today vis a vis when both were involved in a close contest with the favorite DANCING PRANCES last time, the later will have to pull out something extra to repeat though he may still be favored for his class.CONGRESSIONAL needs more ground to score .CRITICS CHOICE is on the up and will add lots of interest to the finish, handicap is stiff .
7. ACCOLADE is a top horse who is in fine fettle to be favored after his easy beating of WHO MAKES THE RULES at Hyd. GERMANICUS has come up a lot since Mumbai runs and he is the one to challenge the favorite as he is the best this year from the promising sire. HIGHLAND BREEZE has won well over a staying trip in last run. NAMID ran below par race against the too good SERJEANT AT ARMS in Mysore, has pleased in tracks. SILKEN EYES has the ordinary rider, has some scope over extra yards.
8. CYCLONE was backed with confidence but met his tartar in SAFDAR last time, should be fancied for that strong effort. DOMINATION has been very nicely prepared in the season, should fight out. FIRE BOLT runs with hope again. YANNA RAASCALA is a nice bred got abroad who looks improved. GREY FLANNEL failed as favorite and ran miserably last time, has potential.
DOMINATION(3)/ YANNA RASCALA (7)-PLACE.
9. MINSTREL HEIGHTS has to concede weight here. BARYSHNIKHOV can sprint well, may place again. CRACKLIN ROSIE ran a weak race, may do well. QUIXOTIC does not impress me.DRAGON OF WAR is speedy and should redeem last failure. MOTHERLAND was slow off but never tried to catch up, trainer is an enigma this season.
DRAGON OF WAR(7)-WIN