PS-Often it is seen that at the end of the season some good gambles are landed by scheming people concerned with racing. As per my reading of the situation, the trainer of THE CONTENDER was soft on his horse as his main jockey was going against at good odds for his father’s horse. The result of the race was a win for the leading rider who completed a good double for his father’s horses at good odds. The favorite was not going to win was evident by the way the rate was shooting up in closing stages of betting before the race, and accordingly the horse folded back after leading before time in the straight.
The other turn about came in the last race when the heavily backed favorite belonging to a dubious person (who was well known for poor performance of his wards when he was a trainer) was suddenly being considered a good thing beat and the rates rose from 60/ 100 on to 90 / 100 on. Accordingly the horse was kept well back in a very poor field and to make everything convincing it was flying when the post was a bit out of reach.
1. AFFIRMED CROWN has a good handicap chance, it has run with better horses, the owner is having an awe full time lately, may try the horse here. PINNAKINI may find the distance out of reach. COUNT THIS got beaten by a nose and took down a big load of money of the connections, may be tried again. FESTINO is working well and should be involved at the end.
AFFIRMED CROWN-FESTINO-COUNT THIS
2. BADGE OF HONOR is likely to be involved after demotion in class with this good jockey atop. SUDDEN THUNDER has won at these weights before but there are no tracks and the jcokey is not very strong. WAR CHILD was a well beaten lethargic favorite, the added distance may not help. AMAZING FLORA is maintaining form. BUCK PASSER JUNIOR was a close 2nd, the rider is weak. STAR BLUE looks good on handicap.
STAR BLUE-BADGE OF HONOR-SUDDEN THUNDER
3. EVENING RHAPSODY is in fine form. ROYAL FLYNN has been penalized heftily, difficult to repeat. DRAUPDI has the edge here, the rider is strong. COUELLE is a gamble horse who has to shock and win some day. FIERY BUSSINESS may place again.
DRAUPDI-ROYAL FLYNN-EVENING RHAPSODY
4. SUPER SHA has a load of weight to carry, he is working well. KHAJURAHO is a capable horse who has a chance here. MARCEGALIA has a handicap jockey to hit the front and try to win. JOIN THE PARTY has not been tracked, can upset. SPARK OF CLASS has come down a lot in scales.
KAJURAHO-SUPERSHA-SPARK OF CLASS
5. DIAMOND HUNTER has shown tremendous turn of foot in his last couple of wins at good odds. Today he looks awesome on handicap and should be an on money favorite. The tracks are good and the prize money fabulous so he should be ON. LADY ONE who has been tracking very well is likely to hit the front to go away, she should win easily if DIAMOND HUNTER doesn’t respond for some reason or the other.
DIAMOND HUNTER-LADY ONE
6. ACRIDIAN who is very well bred failed as a favorite in summers , the horse has been well prepared. The other well bred with a similar story is SHEZA STAR who is very attractive in works. WAY TO FANTASY and CHILLI CHOCOLATE have a chance to place.
SHEZA STAR-ACRIDIAN-CHILLI CHOCOLATE
7. TELEMACCHUS has a handicap jockey and is going over the correct distance. PRINCEVILLE can upset. STORMY RIVER has a try jockey for first time after stable/owner switch. SUNNY GOLD is a good type who got badly interfered last time.
SUNNY GOLD-PRINCEVILLE-STORMY RIVER
8. After the win of SUPERB STYLE yesterday it is difficult to look beyond SPRINT STAR who is much better than the stable mate. He is running against a comparatively poorer field hence the only question is what rates can be obtained for this well placed colt. TALISKER who is eye catching in works has a rookie jockey. ISINBAYEVA may run on board. CUTE ANGEL can also try to pick up some stakes.
SPRINT STAR-TALISKER-CUTE ANGEL
DAYS BEST====SPRINT STAR
DOUBLE======AFFIRMED CROWN & SUNNY GOLD