1. UNCLE SCROOGE runs in lower class after runs over staying distances, will run well. DANCING SPLENDOUR ran a fair race, mile may be more to handle. JIBUTI has a chance to improve in this field. OSCILLATION has tracked impressively and is likely to race properly for first time. DIABLO is the one with impressive displays in mornings. RESILIENT won well and will look to do well again. MOVE IN TIME may surprise.
2. IMPERIAL HERITAGE has shown improvement in tracks. WAR LOCK is pleasing in morning works, will like the step up in distance. IMITATION GAME is half sister to ILLIDAN and she is very well bred from the dam side, has pleased a lot in latest tracks. TROMBONE has performed the best so far by running 3rd to BOLD MARCH and has been kept fit in works, runs with hope.
3. PHOENIX FIRE was a goes finisher who has a rookie to ward off the weight, may finish on. MORROCCAN has won well both times and will be tried for a hat trick, company is tough now. THE CHAMP has the attributes of repeating due to the good tracks, rider and the smart works . CAPTAIN ABDON may be tried, had finished well. HEDWIG had finished well against ALISHA’S PET who lost narrowly yesterday at top weight. HIDDEN SOUL has low weights and may like the short trip.
CAPTAIN ABDON(15)/HEDWIG (16)-PLACE.
4. ARGYLE PINK may run well in this class, has a try rider repeating. FLASHING HONOUR has been sent for mock and has worked well. ATALYA has not improved much, keeps working impressively. SANAM flopped badly under this rider in last run. ARSENAL who is down in scales placed under one of the weakest rider seen around, has a good chance on a sincere ride.
FLASHING HONOUR(2)/ARGYLE PINK(1)-PLACE.
5. ZANDER is in fine form. VISIONIST has been very well prepared and is due to earn his corn bill soon. PROVIDENCE has penalty to beat. MINE FOREVER is maintaining forward form in tracks. RULE DOWN UNDER has a try rider to finish on with . MYKONOS is being waited with.
MINE FOREVER(5)/RULE DOWN UNDER(7)-PLACE.
6. PERSONIFY was done in by a poor jump, may improve. SHE IS SPECIAL will find it hard over the Derby distance, has fine form though. VITESSE is a genuine trier from the trainer who has been easy this season. VERBIER has pleased in tracks, is from a top mare and in spite of failing couple of times has a chance to break the jinx. MARCOS ran a fine 3rd, likes the longer races.STRIKING STORY has low weights.
7. LORD DARLINGTON , half brother to speedy MGICAL LIGHT from a reasonable sire has pleased with speedy tracks. SMART N NOBLE was a fine finisher, should do well. HONEY DEW may run well. ICE ANGEL impressed a lot in mock and tracks are suggestive. SHIVALIK SHINE was the one who caught my eye with a scintillating finish, should win if ridden well by the ordinary jockey.
LORD DARLINGTON(2)/SMART N NOBLE (4)-PLACE.
8. COSTA DEL SOL is the horse to watch in the Derby, ignore 2nd to PHOENIX TIGER when he was deliberately kept far too back by Chauhan as a test run .PHOENIX TIGER was similarly tested to finish from behind by C Donoghue in last run, has to be beaten as he is likely to grab the lead homeward bound, dam being ordinary I am skeptical about him over extra yards. MYRLEWOOD has shown the best turn of foot and has to be a cover bet by the wise people as she has won easily over this distance in last run. DESERT GOD is the best performed with two Derby’s against his name. BULLRUN is best in tracks, GESTAPO , SHIVALIK HEROINE, and BOLD COMMAND may surprise with better than expected performances.
COSTA DEL SOL (8)-WIN
MYRTLEWOOD(18)/DESERT GOD (9)-PLACE.
9. GOLDEN BELLE who pleased with a fine finishing effort has the rider for the race now. Tough for THE MAGICIAN to achieve hat trick with the rookie. HARVEY is a good type, ignore last run. KOROL is in fine form, may do well in this class also.ETERNAL ROYALTY was late to arrive, rider repeats .
GOLDEN BELLE(4)/ ETERNAL ROYALTY(16)-PLACE.
DAYS BEST===COSTA DEL SOL