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Thursday, January 4, 2018



MUSINGS

Lots of people are critical of races at some centres and praise the proceedings at Hyderabad. 80 % punters back favorites for win and place, Yesterday 5 favorites did not even place, all ridden by top jockeys & NO favorite obliged on a BIG racing day.What happened?


MUMBAI RACES


1.
REMEMBER ME has a bad habit of slow getaway, does not help at top weight.
DAFFODIL has run poor races this winter, comes into reckoning based on Pune wins.
BOLD MARCH led in and folded up, ideal distance to consider here.
GLORIOUS EYES won fighting, will run well again.

BOLD MARCH(4)-WIN

DAFFODIL(2)-PLACE

2

LORD OF THE SEA won fighting out and has a realistic chance of stepping up over the Derby distance .
ASPEN was not tried in last run but finished on her own steam, had won impressively in Pune over this trip.
HARMONY showed much improvement in last run.

ASPEN (3)-WIN

LORD OF THE SEA(1)-PLACE.

3.

CONGRESSIONAL has a good handicap chance over ideal distance, only age is against.
NEW ENGLAND is definitely a good horse but he has incurred harsh penalty for last run, is catching the eye with speedy tracks and will be favored to win.
GOVERNOR GENERAL goes at low weights with a try jockey.

CONGRESSIONAL(3)-WIN

NEW ENGLAND(4)-PLACE.

4.

CRAY CRAY has a keen jockey and runs in class first time.
ART OF WAR is from scheming syndicate, may be tried.
Crooked intent trainer tried to steal the last race as BLAZING STEPS took off at long odds and was luckily nabbed at the post, no questions about past performance would have been asked as this was the first run of the season here, intent today can not be judged.
SHAHTOOSH has been kept under wraps and the decent bred has a rookie, may shoot out.
SPARKLING THEA has won over the scurry at this level last year under this rider, has been given a run.

SPARKLING THEA(8)-WIN

SHAHTOOSH(7)/ BLAZING STEPS(6)-PLACE.

5.

CLYMENE is a decent bred who is very impressive in tracks.
LORD COMMANDER was shaping up well in the home run, has pleased in tracks.
PRICELESS GIRL who won her maiden race at age of 6 , is in fine fettle, lost close home and has a better rider now.
TENERIFE was a flop show last time, is showing out with speedy tracks and has low weights.

CLYMENE(1)-WIN

TENERIFE(11)/ LORD COMMANDER(4)-PLACE.

6.

FAIR WARNING is a well bred who is on the up, won well at Bangalore and was kept in shape there, has pleased in tracks on shifting and will do well over ideal distance.
RENATO is the unbeaten one who was lucky to get the camera in favor in last win, added distance should suit, has showed out in tracks.
LADY IN RED maintains form, has a try rider again.
BESHIKTASH was given a very suspect ride, is from an ordinary dam.

FAIR WARNING (2)-WIN

RENATO(3)/ LADY IN RED (7)-PLACE.

7.
PACIFIC DUNES has a fine handicap today, the elder brother to MANIFOLD is showing out with forward tracks.
RELENTLESS PURSUIT has been given a run, looks fit.
MASTER OF TRINITY has the rider repeating after a try run.
BROTHERS OF THE WIND has a rider switch after an easy run.
FROSTED had run forward races at Pune under this rider.

PACIFIC DUNES(2)-WIN

MASTER OF TRINITY(6)/RELENTLESS PURSUIT(3)-PLACE.

8.

NAME OF THE GAME had run a forward race, has the rider repeating.
SPEEDO had come close to winning over this scurry in Pune, was kept wide all the way in last run.
ABRAXAS is from an owner who likes to win at longer odds, what are the plans today, he would know.
CAPTAIN is showing speedy works.
DOUBLE DOWN has been tracked well for fitness.
WILSHIRE has scope to break the maidens jinx at low weights with the top rider, is working nicely.

WILSHIRE(9)-WIN

SPEEDO(3)/CAPTAIN(7)-PLACE.


DAYS BEST==== CLYMENE

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