THREE YEAR OLDS FOR THE BANGALORE SUMMER SEASON

Thursday, May 8, 2008

At the onset of Bangalore Summer Season last year I had listed out a number of hopefuls giving out a bit of detals for my fancies. Pedigrees do play a very important part in a horses future prospects & they form the basis on which the sport of horse racing is based. Again this year it is my endevour to share my thoughts on the three year olds who are going to be on the Bangalore tracks soon. I was on the mark last year about the classic hopefuls , this year the number of fillies in the potential list are more.

1. ALL MY COLOURS is by ASTANA, Stayer’s Trophy, Bangalore Oaks etc, half sister to confident victory, 3rd in Mysore Derby & predominant, who both matured late, she is likely to improve now.
2. ALCMENE by THREE FOR FANTASY , has won two races in winters, should be targeted for sprints only as the breeding suggests.
3. AVELINE is by ANGEL HEIGHTS, North Indian Derby. she is full sister to Angel Star, Ministrel Heights, Rave & Divine Honey. She is yet to race but looks promising from her works.
4. ARISTOS is by OKAWANGO, who is by King Mambo a highly rated sire. The dam Leros has stout bloodlines having won over mile & a half twice at France.
5. ARCHIPENKO is half brother to BOLD BIRD, Perfect Mover & useful Paul Joey. His fighting second FLEETING ARROW showed the tremendous potential.
6. CLOUSEAU is by speedy dam Compulsory & a half brother to Cameo Role, he is shaping up well in tracks.
7. CASSANDRA is full sister to Cascabel, the grand dam Asian Lady has produced CHILLI GIRL, Cup Of Gold & Asiatique.
8. CALMING INFLUENCE is half sister to speedy types HESPERUS & Angara.
9. DESERT RULE is by DESERT STYLE. The grand dam is ZAYA who has given us STARSKY, Indian Derby winner & Aspinalls.
10. EXCLUSIVE GREY is by CAPE STAR .The grand dam CORDON BLEU, won Indian Derby. This full brother to Capresse has won twice & looks promising in sprints/ mid distance races.
11. EQUIDAE is by DESERT STYLE, a son of GREEN DESERT. She is bred for speed.
12. EXCELLENT ABILITY is half sister to GALLOPING BAY, National Trust, & Fantastic Prince.
13. FELICITAD is by BARATHEA , a proven sire out of a stout mare who provides enough stamina elements.
14. FAIR QUEEN is full sister to Asiaticus & Asiatique & half sister to Chilly Girl. The pedigree has been promising without having met expectations. The upcoming trainer is likely to get the best out of this one.
15. FLEETING ARROW has proved to be the best at this centre so far winning all three starts. The breeding suggests that the horse is basically a mid distance type & may not stay. He is full brother to Peace Prize & Scimitar.
16. FOREVER MARK is full brother to PUISSANT & half brother to Present Glory.
17. GENTLE KNIGHT is full brother to ACCESS ALL AREAS . The grand dam SNOW has given classic winner SNOW DEW.
18. GLORY BOUND is full brother to speedy You’re Beautiful & Beckham.
19. GLORIOUS PRINCESS is half sister to SPINOZA.
20. GRAND MADAM is full sister to STAR LUMINARY .The grand dam KOLAR GOLD produced FLYING BRAVE, AVEROFF & ARDELIS.
21. HALLMARK is full sister to Loughborough,The dam was a speedy class I mare.
22. HOLYOAKS is half sister to HAUNTING MEMORIES, Pastiche & Soul Mountain.
23. INSPIRING TRUST is full sister to Almandine & Purple Blaze.
24. KAJURAHO is full sister to FLIGHTINGALE & good type Bee The Star.
25. LADYBANKS is full sister to TIDE OF FORTUNE & Axiology.
26. LESTER is full brother to Ka Ching & Sirroco.The half brother Fabulous Jet had won seven races.
27. LOTUS LEAF is full sister to useful Crocodile Hunter & half sister to Adam’s Gesture & Eminent.
28. LATVIA is by a mid distance type mare Goblet Of Fire. The grand dam Riaza has produced a number of winners like Saytara & Star Galaxy.
29. MUSIC ON DEMAND is full brother to sprinters Bold Blaze & useful Sea Spray.
30. MARK OF GIBRALTOR is a promising colt from the MAM stable who may mature to be a classic type. He is by the highly rated sire Salt Lake, it would pay to watch his progress.
31. MIND ME has beena promising runner in the winters. The grand dam is Asian Lady.
32. MYSTIC DANCER is full sister to the celebrated MYSTICAL . The elder briother Mystified could not perform due to physical setbacks.
33. MONEYINTHEBANK is a speedy filly who has speed element from both parents side.
34. NOBLE KINGDOM is full brother to Santong Etoile, Allez Indi & good type Romantic Getaway.
35. NOBLE VIEW is second foal of useful type ANAGRAM .
36. OWN VOICE is half sister to Indian Derby winner VELVET ROPE & the speedy PETRONELLA. The horse has been showing promise & could mature as a reasonable sprinter.
37. PLEASURING is half sister to STAR PRINCESS, the grand dam Preparation was a top mare producing five black type winners in EXHILARATION (Indian Derby) , STELLAR ROLE, STARFIRE BOY , CLASSIC CONQUEST & ACE.
38. PALAZZIO’S SON named after his illustrious mother PALAZZIO, two times winner of sprinter’s cup, he is perhaps the most hopeful 3 year old from Padmanabhan’s stable.
39. QUEEN’S GUEST is full sister to ROSMINI ( Sire) , & half sister to ONLY FOR GOLD.
40. STAR WAVE a full sister to LA UNIQUE & half sister to CEIL FLEURI is showing lot of potential & may mature as a good type.
41. SOVEREIGN SEAL is full brother to OASIS STAR, & good types in Lago Medio & Oyster Gem.
42. SAFARI is a speedy type , the grand dam Parfait Amour had produced Stayer’s Cup winner ALAMEDA.
43. SCENIC MELODY is half sister to RUBEN STAR & SPECTACULAR QUEST. The dam FOREST FANTASY was a multi classic winner.
44. STAR OF WASHINGTON is a classic hopeful who won his only start stylishly. He is full brother to celebrated SOUTHERN EMPIRE & CLASSICAL ACT.
45. SARMAIDAR is a half brother to STAR OF THE CROP & SINGH. The grand dam CHAITANYA RATHAM , winner of South India Derby, she produced ASTRONOMIC , Indian Derby . The dam FOLLOW THE STAR won Golconda Oaks.
46. VALIANT BAY a winner of two races has Lady Harriet as the grand dam who gave us FOREST FANTASY, ENRICO (Sire), & OUR MINISTREL. The cross between two good sires from two top stables is interesting.

The Mumbai based horses who are likely to be good types are:-
1. FLAMING ACE who is by winner of eight races with stout blood lines, a classic hopeful.
2. GLEAMING SKY who is the daughter of the most improved sire & is 3/4 sister to Pune Derby winner RAY OF LIGHT.
3. SET ALIGHT a 3/4 sister to Poonawalla million winner NOBLE OPINION, the highest rated unbeaten filly in the country as of date who is likely to be targeted for the classics.

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