The Colts & The Fillies Trial Stakes respectively are the feature events of the Delhi Races today. The colts race has a surprisingly small field with METALLIKA & SARIR likely to contest it out. The fillies one is likely to see ROCK ING STAR (rather hastily & may be wrongly renamed) draw most attention. The hype of this filly being a decent one was evident last week when she was a hot favorite before being withdrawn in the million event. She is likely to travel well over the winning distance as the breeding is suitable. The main challenger is likely to be DAYTONA BEAUTY who was an eye catching runner in FLYBY’s win. MRIGNAYNEE, & RITHAMBARA are also likely to put up a fight.
1. EXALTED the game aged horse is down in class and has got the in form fly weight jockey who is the darling of the crowd in recent days. DOON BOY is in fine form. SANGREAL has been prepared well, the experienced jockey is likely to ride him out in front. DARING LOVE who won well retains form.
2. . ELEGANT FASHION was given a questionable ride last time, needs to be considered again. SO FAR SO GOOD is getting into form, last run was non try one . SUPREME SUCCESS was an unlucky racer last time as he was knocked about, this aging horse can earn his 8th win today. FIXED DIVIDENT is another one who won after being braught down in scales, may get on board again.
ELEGANT FASHION-SUPREME SUCCESS
3. A study of race number 122 gives out the main contenders as it is a near repeat except that the distance is down to 1400m. INTRICATE the favorite was hard at it to collar the front running TIME GENTLEMAN who had a 5 Kg allowance rider. TRUSTED FRIEND was always thereabouts behind the two and running under the whip. BEST OF THE LOT & ASHWA PADMA were not too far behind. On the previous run and handicap after penalties it is felt that INTRICATE has an edge.
INTRICATE-TRUSTED FRIEND-BEST OF THE LOT
4. METALLIKA is half brother to KA CHING & SIROCCO , the last two runs have been under non try jockeys. The rider switch gives him a good chance. RAWSON is half brother to speedy PERSEPHONE , he is bound to improve. SARIR was ridden out in his last run where he faired better than METALLIKA, has a fight on hands now.
5. DAYTONA BEAUTY is likely to improve after the good last run. MRIGNAYNEEwas a decent 4th in million. RITHAMBARA has good initial speed, may not last the distance. ROCK ING STAR is the hype horse of the stable, she is labeled as a good type by the connections.
ROCK ING STAR-DAYTONA BEAUTY-MRIGNAYNEE
6. RHAPSODY IN RED who led from the front and won a hard faught win is up in scales. PADDINGTON has a try jockey after the last easy run. PHI is an unlucky looser who continues to remain a maiden. YONG ANNA is well prepared, the distance should be ideal for this YOUNG SENOR filly.
DAYS BEST===ROCK ING STAR
DOUBLE=====DARING LOVE & ELEGANT FASHION
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:53 AM