1. KANDALLA-SUNLAA-RIGHT FANTASY
3. KHUSHI-TOUGH LOVE-AAJA AAJA
4. BORN PURPLE-IMPERIAL DANCER-CLASSIC ARMOUR
5. FAMOUS FOR FREE-EXCEPTIONAL-ROYAL EMBLEM
6. MILLENIUM FORCE-ROMANTIC DESIGN-GREEN PASSION
7. MATTER OF OPINION -HYACINTH- -CAFFE COFFEE
8. PURPLE BLAZE-BATTLE HONOUR-SULEIMAN PASHA
9. BABBU THE SLY-GLINT REVELATION-PERFECT CHEMISTRY
10. WORTH A GOLD- ALYBABY-KING ATHLETE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:56 AM
1. LITTLE MASTER has been well prepared & looks good in this class as it has won upto class II last season. TOKAIDO is a game old sprinter who is consistent. OUT OF THE BLUE is getting into fitness for win, may be out for a trip only as the rider is weak. NAWAB SAHIB won very easily, can repeat. SPADE OF RACE is the most tracked horse at this centre, looks improved .
LITTLE MASTER-NAWAB SAHIB-SPADE OF ACE
2. SANTORINI has come down a class, the last 4th was suggestive. FEDERICO is blazing the tracks, but he needs distance. BEAUTY OF MAN won as a two year old, looks fit. GREAT OVATION has come down in scales. VISION REMAINS may place.
SANTORINI-BEAUTY OF MAN-VISION REMAINS
3. SHY BEAUTY is in fine form, the rider should be able to pull it off. MIDDLE MAN may surprise. THE PRAETORIAN is a hat trick candidate, looks difficult on paper. DESERT FALCON looks improved. PLEIAD is at low weights comparatively.
SHY BEAUTY-PLEIAD-THE PRETORIAN
4. COCO CHANEL is the best horse in North India. JUST LIKE A WOMAN is another hat trick candidate who donkey licked SHE’S SEXY last time, hence she can make it tough for the favorite who appears at equal handicap after the Derby run. PALADIN was the best horse here two years back, looks improved. SOUL SATISFACTION should be the firm favorite after the Derby 4th ,with Appu astride.
SOUL SATISFACTION-PALADIN-JUST LIKE A WOMAN
5. MANDJI is tracking fast, looks vastly improved. QUALITY ASSURANCE won well & has been in good shape. SHE’S SUPERB showed plenty of speed to run away from the field, can give a fighting account. STUNNING ROSE appears to have overcome the effects of her injury.
STUNNING ROSE -QULITY ASSURANCE- -SHE’S SUPERB
6. CITY SWINGER raced well after being moved here from Pune,. MADAM MAJESTIC showed out in gate practice. STROKE OF BRILLIANCE is unreliable. YARE can place again. VIELLE can upset anyday.. It is difficult to visualize what a reasonably good jockey like Chauhan is doing sitting on a dud of a horse like START TO FINISH.
CITY SWINGER-MADAM MAJESTIC-VIELLE
7. GO is tracking fine. TIME AND AGAIN has been well prepared & given an easy run. LOVELY GUERDON is well placed on handicap. NAUNIHAL failed as a favorite, may improve.
TIME AND AGAIN-NAUNIHAL-LOVELY GUERDON
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:11 PM
The pedigree today is INNARA who has three of her produce running with good chance. QUAND MEME,& FIDDLER'S FERRY come into place contention whereas GYPSY QUEEN has a decent chance to win.
1. CATALYST was an easy winner & is maintaining form. THUNDERING TAN may not last the distance. CALLING THE SHOTS was an unlucky looser last time, the preparations are a pointer. LONE TROJAN has come down a lot.
CALLING THE SHOTS-CATALYST-LONE TROJAN
2. SOLID BLACK is very well prepared, but it belongs to a trainer who is known for his chicken heartedness. SAN JOSE is being prepared, would like a bit of distance. TRUE ELEGANCE has been given a run, the tracks are suggestive. FULL THROTTLE has run with better types, can upset. NORTHERN PRINCE has been well prepared after runs by a non try jockey.
TRUE ELEGANCE-NORTHERN PRINCE-SOLID BLACK
3. FOCUS has a very precocious breeding. SECRET ADMIRER a brother to speedy RUNAWAY STAR & with a precocious breeding has been given an easy run. BABEINTHEWOODS is by a speedy mare who won three races in a few runs she had. EXISTENZ is speedy. ROHAN’S GLORY is well bred, full sister to CULTURE SHOCK , may need this run.
4. STAR GESTURE was an impressive winner. ALMARINA who is well bred also was an easy winner. CLEAN SWEEP is working well. SPIRITUALL who is semi classically bred may have over come the niggles for his maiden run. ACCEPTANCE has been brought down to a striking handicap, can win start to finish any day.
5. FOREST MUSIC has a speedy breeding & tracks are good. POCKET ROCKET is showing out in works. RAGHUVANSH is full brother to the black type winner GRUEZI, looks prepared. WAR CRAFT is full brother to speedy READ MY MIND. QUAND MEME was suggestive in her last run.
POCKET ROCKET-QUAND MEME-RAGHUVANSH
6. ROCKEFELLAR has been well prepared, the mock race was indicative. SATR OF THE SEASON is a game stayer. FIDDLER’S FAIRY has been tracking well. REGAL REFORM may run well in this handicap race.
ROCKEFELLAR-REGAL REFORM-FIDDLER’S FAIRY
7. STAR LUMINARY is well rested & prepared. GAEA won start to finish, can do it again. MAGIC TOUCH is at a good handicap.
STAR LUMINARY-MAGIC TOUCH
8. GYPSY QUEEN placed first time , will try to win. POLAR GLOW is improving. HOUSE PERFECT can run in place money. PHI was a good 2nd.
GYPSY QUEEN-PHI-POLAR GLOW
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:33 PM
1. BELLAZA-SMILE AGAIN-DRAMATIC HEIGHTS
2.WINNING ATTITUDE-PROSPECTOR'S DREAM-BUDDY
3.MIAMI GOLD-EVER LASTING JOY-ADVOCATE GENERAL
4. RANVEER-SUPER CHIEFTAIN-EXECUTIVE DESIGN
5. BOLD PROMISE-EONA-STERLING SPEED
6.SANDOKAN-BOUNTIFUL BEAUTY-ROYAL ASSAULT
7. MOUNT ROYALE-FASTER THAN LIGHT-DEMANDING
8. WORLD PEACE-CARTOUCHE-BATTLE HONOUR
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:43 AM
I am a bit sentimental about pedigrees which involve me a lot in my spare time. Today GUMBARU ETSU(USA) is prominent in the races. All four of her racing fit produce are involved today. OYSTER COVE, LAGO MEDIO,OASIS STAR & INSITE SOUL( son of INFINITE, daughter) are in the fray. All have a good chance to score. One can plan a three way roll.
1.ABSOLUTE REALITY is half brother to useful YES ES YES SEZ . FLUENT VICTORY is speedy. IKARIA a half brother to AVEC PLAISIER was an eye catching 3rd to RED ROMEO, WILL BE HARD TO BEAT. LONE SENTINEL is improved. STAR SPEED is full brother to Sprinter trophy winner BLUE HORIZON & useful PREMIER STAR.
IKARIA-LONE SENTINEL-ABSOLUTE REALITY
2. ATHENA finished from last position to stun the favorite, the top jockey may defeat the stiff penalty. QUEEN’S COURT was a good 2nd. KAI will be involved for the title. PREMIER QUEEN appeals at these weights as she is very well bred.
ATHENA-PREMIER QUEEN-QUEENS COURT
3. CHAR DIN has improved much & is blazing the tracks. FLASHING FLAME faded out after shaping as a winner. PEBBLE BEACH is by a flop sire but has handicap advantage.
PEBBLE BEACH-CHAR DIN
4. BORN TO LEAD is fast. INTIMACY showed tremendous speed to win easily. PACE MAKER will lead till the final stages. OYSTER GEM just could not get up to it last time.
OYSTER GEM-PACE MAKER-INTIMACY
5. CAVARDOSI is half brother to BERLIOZ & AQUA DISIAC . INSITE SOUL looks improved. SOUTHERN SUMMIT will like this trip. RATTLE may place. VANTAGE may improve.
6. OYSTER COVE is knocking for a win since long. EVATINA is shining in tracks, this may be her last run prior to be off for breeding. ADAM’S STAR is a game horse. ATMOSPHERE has run some amazing races.
7. ALVARITA should run better than in her last run when she did not get a clear passage. LIVORNO can improve. PENINSULA is bred to stay. SWEEPING SUCCESS stole a win last time, will have to stay, the breeding is not for distance. YANA is full sister to Derby winner & may raise her level.
8. HAZEL HEAD is bound to improve on her last run. ENGLEHART is tracking fast. OASIS STAR was an eye catching 4th in 1OOOG, will be hard to beat in a sprint. AVEC PLAISIER likes to sprint, will try to get away fast.
OASIS STAR-AVEC PLAISIER-HAZEL HEAD
9. MARMARIS is a failed favorite. ASTRO BOY can upset. MELBA is tracking well. VARUN is being readied for a coup.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:13 PM
1. GLORY BOUND a full brother to BECKHAM is bound to improve after his faraway 3rd last time. VALIANT BAY was given an easy ride by non try jockey, the later tracks indicate winning form. LEOPARDINO is working well. CLAUSEAU a half brother to speedy CAMEO ROLE is looking like a good type on tracks, but he belongs to a very mediocre trainer whose horses can only win at long odds.
VALIANT BAY-CLAUSEAU-GLORY BOUND
2. QUEEN’S GLORY may be able to exploit the allowance jockey. ROCAMORA is working pleasingly, the maiden may win .MISTER TROOPER can be on the board if ridden judiciously by the rookie. SUN ZONE is well prepared.
ROCAMORA-QUEENS GLORY-SUN ZONE
3. NOBLE VIEW is by a class 1 mare and brother to DAZZLING SKILL is very well prepared, the tracks with winners POETIC & MUSIC ON DEMAND are pointers. ROYAL AMBER is working well. ONE is full sister to ALLONIA , may need 200m more to win. GLORIOUS PRINCESS is full sister to SPINOZA, will be involved. FIRE OF JOY has a speedy pedigree.
NOBLE VIEW-ONE-GLORIOUS PRINCESS
4. KORPORATE is in fine form. REBELLIOUS has been well prepared. FEEL FREE appeals on handicap. ZAFAR had warmed up in the straight to shock last time, will definitely try to exploit the form at these weights.
5. PASTICHE has won two races in a row, will try to defy the handicap which is against the hat trick. AURA is a game sprinter who needs to get out sharply to be effective. FANTABULOUS PRINCE is winner of only one race but placed 12 out of 17 runs has a good chance to be on board again. LAGUNA BLUE who has been off form for long is shining in tracks & if allowed to hit the front can upset the favorite.
6. EASY bled last time, needs more distance. TINA’S TRIUMPH is my winner for the day as the tracks are suggestive. SPRING FAIR may place. GO GO BOY will try to hit the front & go away.
TINA’S TRIUMPH-GO GO BOY-EASY
7. FANAA has been kept under wraps ,the winner of a maiden race beating BADGE OF GOLD is waiting for the nod from the connections. SMART N SPECIAL has run with better horses. ADORABELLA is in fine form. MAAHI VE was a comfortable winner. LATINO MAGIC may run well under the top jockey.
FANAA-LATINO MAGIC-SMART N SPECIAL
8. PACIFIC PRIDE belonging to a below par trainer was given to a work jockey to pull off a coup which went bust as he could not ride out at the crucial stage of the race, the horse will again be a fancy though the handicap is stiff. PRINCESS EMILLY has a try jockey , she had last won at these weights at good odds. REBORN appears improved. SPREAD A SMILE has been prepared by the rider.
PRINCESS EMILLY-PACIFIC PRIDE-SPREAD A SMILE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:52 PM
1. SCINTILLATING STYLE has run with better horses, the rider does not give much confidence. COMMAND PERFORMANCE has been well prepared, should place under an allowance jockey. ROYAL FLYNN appears a bit improved in works. ASPIRING SEVEN may place again.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE-ROYAL FLYNN-SCINTILLATING STYLE
2. ACTION HERO could not get up in time in his last run over 1600m, may run well in the scurry.. LAGO VISTA impressed in gates. DAWSON’S CREEK has been well prepared, he placed under this jockey in Mysore. DON’S DELIGHT was an easy 4th , can improve as the handicap is in favor.
DON’S DELIGHT-ACTION HERO-DAWSON’S CREEK
3. SONTONG ETOILE has been impressive in tracks. MYSTIFIED was a close 3rd to WELCOME BACK who ran 2nd in Oaks, the distance & handicap are in favor. VAN DER STAR is slowly getting into form, may not like the distance. DOUBLE ELITE is working well, will try to take advantage of the low weights.
4. MARK OF GIBRALTOR won as a good type, the preparation puts him in top spot. ALCMENE is showing out in tracks ,will give a fight.
MARK OF GIBRALTOR-ALCMENE
5. CARABINNERI has not been allowed to run true to his potential, can upset. RENASCENT is continuously on tracks since last few months, the mock race must have brought her on. MUCHO runs best when fresh, may place. PRET A PORTE is shining in tracks , running here against own stable mate shows the crooked intent of the connections for gaining better rates .MADAM RICH was an impressive winner in lower class.
6. LADY BANKS is bred for speed, the preparation is suggestive. BLUSHING BEAM was an uninterested 5th , the pedigree is good, but it belongs to the favorite’s owner. SPLENDID POWER should improve on her last run. LITTLE SPLENDOUR has initial speed to get on board.
LADY BANKS-SPLENDID POWER-LITTLE SPLENDOUR
7. FREE MASON is winner of a race who is working well. CRACKER JACK ran lame last time, appears fit now. LIGHTNING BLUES placed in all the last five runs, looks like doing it again as the distance is more in favor now. SHENANDOAH lost as a favorite, as is the case with all from her trainer’s stables, may place as the tracks are good. ROYAL HERO is notable in works.
CRACK JACK-LIGHTNING BLUES-ROYAL HERO
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:43 PM
MUMBAI RACES 17 JAN 2008
1. URBAN WARRIOR has been tried the last few runs, may run on board. GOLDEN ORRA ran well enough in HISHAM’s race, will go close. DESTINED PRINCE has the breeding to improve. MUBARRAS is a horse with niggles, appeals on handicap.
2. ROCOCO is getting into winning form ,the last run was suggestive. TAANUSH had beaten a good field, may do so again. MASEEHA is a game stayer. LA HINCH was highly fancied last year for the classics, appears to be getting into form.
3. SIROCO who placed last time should benefit from the allowance jockey who appears to be improved in riding. AMARANZA is a game old horse who finishes on well. LIGHTNING BOLT is speedy, the jockey will try to run away. MEDTIA’S PRIDE ‘s last run was an improvement.
4. ANGEL’S GLORY stands out on speedy pedigree, excellent timing in her maiden win & preparation. APPOLLOTINA is bred in blue. LA JOIE DE VIE is blazing the tracks. MONOPOLY is working fast on tracks.
ANGEL’S GLORY-LA JOIE DE VIE
5. AQUADISIAC is retaining good form, has a handicap jockey who will hit the front. CARLOS needed distance last time, will be in the fray. SIMPLY SMASHING can upset if it warms up in the straight. PARTY CELEBRATION has not been exposed to true form so far. MYSTERIOUS STAR was a noteworthy 2nd last time, appeals on weight.
CARLOS-AQUA DISIAC-MYSTERIOUS STAR
6. TIGRESSE NOIRE was a reasonable 2nd. MICKY MANTLE was an impressive winner. KA CHING has been prepared for the day. BUENOS AIRES was hard pressed to win last time, may run on board.
KA CHING-MICKY MANTLE
7. ENCOURAGEMENT is a failed favorite. JAZEGGO was a good 2nd last time. MULTI CULTURAL is a big flop, let us see what a top rider can do. CAN CAN is solidly prepared.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:14 AM
BANGALORE RACES 12 JAN 2008
1. MIND ME is working well. LAST SAMURAI looks improved in trials. CART WHEEL is speedy , the tracks are suggestive. LUCKY MASCOT has been given an easy run , the speedy pedigree suggests that all have to catch her.
LUCKY MASCOT-CART WHEEL-LAST SAMURAI
2. MAC may run well. STAR BLUE appears to have regained form. REGAL DREAM has been prepared, this well bred failure may oblige. CHAILA BABU was impressive 2nd, will try to win.
CHAILA BABU-REGAL DREAM-STAR BLUE
3. STAR OF CHINA has not lived upto his name, it can win if it leaves the gates well. GARA FLUID is speedy & unpredictable. MYSTIC STAR & SILKEN GLARE both placed first time in their careers in their last respective runs .
SILKEN GLARE-STAR OF CHINA-MYSTIC STAR
4. CASINO ROYAL has placed in both runs, the trainer is having best results of his career. FIREY BUSINESS is on tracks nearly every morning, when will the trainer try her? GLOBAL TYCOON has often run on board. PRETTY N FAST is reasonably well bred ,may surprise. RECORD TIME has low weight to carry.
GLOBAL TYCOON-CASINO ROYAL-RECORD TIME
5. TALK OF THE DEVIL enjoys loads of kilos on handicap. The winner of seven races belonging to a stable who have been surviving mainly on this horses efforts can beat them all though the distance is a bit more. FAIRY TALE ENDING is a stout stayer but out of form. RETRIBUTION has the pedigree & the preparation, can win only if others fail to get going.
TALK OF THE DEVIL-RETRIBUTION
6. PALLAZZIO’S SON is by the sprinter cup winning mare ,who was a top class horse even as a six year old. On paper he is also reasonably well bred as the main rival MYSTIC DANCER sister to the top horse MYSTICAL. Both are well prepared. RIMPUCHE is working well. CASSANDRA belonging to a very mediocre trainer is tracking fast.
PALAZZIO’S SON-MYSTIC DANCER-RIMPUCHE
7. SENNA has been prepared, will be tried today. BALLERINE GIRL has been given a run after good works. WILE WENCH looks improved. BEE FOR YOU is tracking day after day, can run away if backed by connections.
BEE FOR YOU-SENNA-BALLERINE GIRL
8. RAPIDO GONZALVES was an easy winner. ALGIERS warmed up under a work jockey to win the race in his last stride, should repeat as the opposition is mediocre. PILLAR OF GOLD may place. BADGE OF GOLD is showing out in works.
ALGIERS-BADGE OF GOLD-PILLAR OF GOLD
9. MANGALYA PRARAMBH won well & has maintained form. BASTIAN BAY was a comfortable winner who will try to repeat. BOLD REPLY has been working vey well, the trainer is known for his ‘doosra’ & to complicate it for the punters the uncle/ nephew jockeys work together as a team. SAPTASHWA has been brought down.
BOLD REPLY-BASTIAN BAY-MANGALAYA PRARAMBH
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:22 PM
Due to problem with the BLOGGER the site was non functional hence the posting is being added just for my own records.
MUMBAI RACES 10 JAN 2008
1. PASSION IN THE PARK-BRAVE STAR-SOCORORO
2. HOME TO HOME-ARTILLERY-XIAMEN
3. ROCOCO-SILVER TERN
4. QUEENS COURT-PATEK PHILIPE-SIROCO
5. IMPRESSIVE WISH-QUAND MEME-HI DOLLY
6. RED DAWN-BORN TO LEAD-STAR O WAR
7. THUNDERING HOOVES-INCREDIBLE BEAUTY-BEAU JOLOIS
8. SEE THE TRUTH-BEAU MONDE-REALLY ROMANTIC
9. COTSWOLD ARMS-BALANCE DE POWER-ECHOES OF LIGHT
10. SEA GULL-STAR LEGEND-GAME OF POWER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 7:55 PM
DELHI RACES 08 JAN 2008
1. STROKE OF BRILLIANCE-VIELLE-SHOW OFF
2. SANGREAL-PRINCE RAILCO-REAL WISH
3. GANDIVA-PLEIAD-MISS CRYSTAL
4. SILVER GIRL-HEALING TOUCH-SHY BEAUTY
5. ELEGANT FASHION-ASIAN EXPRESS-ROSEVELT
6. DARLING LOVE-SAKSHAM BABE
7. FORLENE( Days Best)-PRIVATE EYE-GODAVARI
8. SILVERSHINE-SUBE KA TARA-LOVELY GUERDON
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:06 PM
MUMBAI RACES 06 JAN 2008
1. TOMMY CARMICHAEL is well bred, has the best jockey & is tracking very well. DA VINCI was a close winner last time , the pedigree will like the step up in distance. FLASHING FLAME is very consistent. PUERTO CABELLO is working well.
TOMMY CARMICHAEL-FLASHING FLAME
2. SLEIGH OF HAND could not catch up with TEASER, who won again. CLASSIC SPIRIT is speedy. TRIBAL WARRIOR is coming down in scales. NORTHERN WARRIOR was a forward runner last time, can show improvement. UBBER ALLES can surprise.
SLEIGH OF HAND-TRIBAL WARRIOR-NORTHERN WARRIOR
3. OYSTER GEM could not catch up with the surprisingly improved SEE THE TRUTH last time, may win. INTIMACY ‘s last run is to be ignored. NASEEBDAR has struck up good form. MEDTIA’S PRIDE can go all the way. CABINDA was a suggestive 3rd.
MEDTIA’S PRIDE-OYSTER GEM-CABINDA
4. THUNDERING HOOVES ran 2nd to speedy ANGEL’S GLORY, is pleasing in tracks. HIGHLAND FLAME has a speedy pedigree, the tracks are fast. SET ALIGHT is very good in works, the gates are suggestive, can upset as the breeding is precocious & for speed. TOP ROMANCE ran behind the good type & speedy DAFFODILS.
SET ALIGHT-THUNDERING HOOVES-TOP ROMANCE
5. ESCARVOS was a start to finish winner who should repeat. REJUVENITE may need a run. ENCELADEUS was given a questionable ride along the rails & could not accelerate freely last time, should improve in this run.
6. STAR ALWAYS may place. FESTIVE LIGHT is hiding true potential. ALGO MAS is speedy. PACEMAKER is in tremendous form, will lead well into the straight. TERRE BLANCHE had won impressively on debut, the scales favor her to win.
PACEMAKER-TERRE BLANCHE-ALGO MAS
7. BINEE may improve as she was a fair 2nd last time. CINDRELLA MAN went wide in the straight last time, can win. HISHAM can place again. HOUSE PERFECT may improve.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:56 PM
BANGALORE RACES 05 JAN 2008
1. FLEETING ARROW is full brother to good type PEACE PRIZE, may run well on debut. SUPER SHA named after the owner is tracking well after placing on debut. SAFARI was overwhelmed by the much superior MARK OF GIBRALTOR , may win today. TOUCH OF MAGIC is full brother to useful EINSTEIN, the preparation has been exact, will fight out.
TOUCH OF MAGIC-SAFARI-SUPER SHA
2. HOLD THE FORT, still a maiden may grace the board. KANTHEERVA was unlucky not to win his maiden race at Mysore. GLOBAL GENIUS is well prepared & with a poor field to tackle has a very good chance to win.
3. FANTASTIC QUEST is tracking well & going over the ideal distance for this breed. TALL GUY is speedy. EXCELLENT ABILITY is well bred but may not run well on debut as is the case with most horses of Byramji family’s who look good on tracks only. FLYING FLAME can go all the way.
FANTASTIC QUEST-FLYING FLAME-TALL GUY
4. STORMING BROWN by the classic mare has been a disappointment, she could not win in Mysore, the tracks are appealing. JERSEY POWER , a costly purchase with a poor trainer may show improvement. LIGHTNING BLUES may not stay the trip. POWER PUNCH a very well bred horse looks good on track & handicap.
POWER PUNCH-LIGHTNING BLUES-STORMING BROWN
5. MOTHER’S PRIDE warmed up in the straight to win easily, can stay. WELCOME BACK did not like the distance at Hyderabad, the produce of China Visit has yet to show out over distances. WONDER SMILE is by a grade 1 winning sire& should easily account for this very mediocre field.
WONDER SMILE-MOTHER’S PRIDE
6. ALINSKI has a very poor jockey. MY WINNING CHARM would have won with any other trainer as the present one is only interested in making money by negative betting on his favored horses, will only win if odds are lucrative. DAMGOOD has a try jockey. LOOK ALIKE is working well. DARK TAN is speedy.
MY WINNING CHARM-LOOK ALIKE-ALINSKI
7. ASIATICUS belongs to the worst connections at the centre. SECRET FURY has been off for long. CIAMPINO has a fight on hands, his last run was eye catching. ORO NIERO is a game horse. ROCOMARA is still a maiden though he could have won on a number of occasions.
8. PLUM PUDDING’s last run needs to be ignored. ANNA FLEETWOOD, REBORN & CLASSIC MOVEMENTS all placed for first time in their careers in their last runs respectively, hence may be involved again. ACTION HERO is working nicely. DON CHERRY will make a race of it if bet upon by the connections, it is at an ideal handicap.
DON CHERRY-ANNA FLEETWOOD-ACTION HERO
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:44 PM
BANGALORE RACES 04 JAN 2008
1. BLISS is tracking very well, will be hard to down in this company. ROYAL ARTIST has been well prepared, the trainer is known for ducking at the last moment & not trying his charges till he is very sure. STAR ROYALTY was a suggestive 3rd under a non try jockey, can win under the top jockey. SHE’S A DIAMOND is well bred & has yet to show her true potential.
BLISS-STAR ROYALTY-ROYAL ARTIST
2. EXCLUSIVE GREY won as a favorite & retains form. MUSIC ON DEMAND was a very impressive winner of his maiden run, can beat the other one of MAM. ADAMARIS is by a winner of five sprints & is tracking fast. Voice of India may place.
EXCLUSIVE GREY-MUSIC ON DEMAND-ADAMARIS
3. GOOD COMPANION is consistent, will be tried again. SIMPLY DANGEROUS has a better jockey today. STANZA STARRY can make it a good double for the connections as it has been well prepared. NICE GUY may show improvement like other horses of this most upcoming trainer.
STANZA STARRY-SIMPLY DANGEROUS-GOOD COMPANION
4. RUNNING BULL appears to have improved after his run, can upset. BADGE OF GOLD has been winning all his races when fancied , looks good on handicap. WOMAN ON TOP will like this trip, her last win was very impressive.
RUNNING BULL-BADGE OF GOLD
5. ALEKONA is blazing the tracks. CARRA MIA is well prepared. RIO BRAVO is a good type who is sparingly raced only for winning. WOMAN IN CHARGE is at a low weight to upset.
CARRA MIA-ALEKONA-RIO BRAVO
6. TOP OF THE CLASS wins at good odds for the owner /trainer. SPORTING MASTER looks improved after his last run. GRAPHIC DESIGN may run on board with the claimer jockey. AELINIA is working well, the pedigree is speedy.
AELINIA-SPORTING MASTER-GRAPHIC DESIGN
7. ORPENDALE ‘s last run was suggestive. CHARLIE BROWN has been solidly prepared. FEELFREE is working well. HOLD THAT TIGER did not run as per expectations as a favorite, deserves another chance.
CHARLIE BROWN-HOLD THAT TIGER-ORPENDALE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:41 PM
MUMBAI RACES 03 JAN2008
HIDDEN DRAGON ran a forward race last time. He is capable of an upset win. KISS AWAY was a good winner on debut, looks likely to repeat. ACCEPTANCE is coming down in scales.
KISS AWAY-HIDDEN DRAGON
2. TAKE ON has the foreign rider, it had beaten RED AMETHYST in her last win, but the scales are not in favor today. RIVER DANCER was an easy winner last time & can win again. RED AMETHYST is good on handicap, likes this distance & has a claimer jockey but the last run was bad.
RIVER DANCER-RED AMETHYST
3. MISTER FIXIT ran a forward race last time, has not won for long. KNIGHT appeals on handicap. CLASSIC DREAM was a runaway & surprise winner last time, can repeat. DYNAMIC CAT is the ‘Doosara’ from Mehta’s entries, who was a notable 2nd at Pune before suffering a set back, there is no track work but may be the surprise packet.
KNIGHT-CLASSIC DREAM-MISTER FIXIT
4. EXOTIC STAR half brother to STUNNING STAR has a precocious pedigree, the preparation is suggestive. LORD KALA is bred well the dam having won three black type races besides placing 2nd in Pune Derby & the run should have braught him on. BELLA has the classic dam CHARENZACCIO as the grand dam, tracks are good .BLUE JAY is by Pune Derby winner .
EXOTIC STAR-LORD KALA-BLUE JAY
5. SPIRITUAL HYMN was a good 2nd to NIMBLE FEET, the last run was for deception, today it has the jockey to win. RUBY ROCKET has a bad draw but a good jockey. MAJOR WAGER has run with better horses, the rider is poor. NOBLE REPLICA has been working well.
SPIRITUAL HYMN-NOBLE REPLICA-RUBY ROCKET
6. CLASSIC RULER is half brother to speedy SECRET ROMEO, he is tracking well. BOURBON QUEEN is half sister to the celebrated horse of the year, the tracks are eye catching. KIARA was thrashed by good type RED ROMEO last time, may place. STAR WAVE is full brother to black types LA UNIQUE & CEIL FLEURI , it has been well prepared during the last three runs, looks like a good type from MAM.
STAR WAVE-BOURBON QUEEN-KIARA
7. BOURBON KING looks unstoppable so far. CZAR ALEXANDER came up well in final stages of last race. SOUTHERN CHARGE won both his starts at Bangalore easily.
BOURBON KING-SOUTHERN CHARGE
8. BLACK DAHLIA should like the step up in distance. MICKY MANTLE has only been tracking for two seasons, the trainer has not been able to get him racing fit. ROMAN RULER has not done justice to his breeding so far. VICEROY is ready for an upset.
VICEROY-ROMAN RULER-BLACK DAHLIA
9. CATALYST is younger sister to flop ARTILLERY, may exploit the handicap advantage of the rider. ABOVE ALL placed first time in career last run & should make a race of it. MARCO POLO is working well.ARABIAN GUEST can upset
ABOVE ALL-CATALYST-MARCO POLO
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:49 AM
MYSORE RACES 02 JAN 2008
1. COURTIER-GUN MASTER-ADVENTUROUS WORLD
2. PRINCESS CHAND-SNOW LEOPARD-FORMING DALE
3. MILLENIUM FORCE-ZABDIEL-SUPER CHIEFTAIN
4. BROWN SUGAR-EVANSTON-SPARK OF GLORY
5. CALLIDORA-HERO’S DOMINANCE-EVER LASTING JOY
6. VALIANT ROMEO(Days Best)-FIRE BRIGADE-AMBIENS
7. ALPHA CENTAURI-SHOW N TELL-ARTISTIC WAY
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:21 PM