1.CRESCENDO is the only winner horse here who has to carry the top weight, looks stiff at handicap. SOLOR finished alongside SIOUX CHIEF who has subsequently won, should be this horse every one has to beat. DEVILLITO is bred well, the canny trainer is known for not tracking his horses yet winning at better odds. NYMPH is poorly bred, does not appeal except for the enthusiastic rider. NONIOS who ran in snatches has an even worse rider than last time.
3. F NOrton gets to ride COURAGE UNDER FIRE after his return from abroad, the horse had won well in this class at this distance, can win again. GOLDEN KINGDOM has the jockey who can deliver after the hat-trick of last week. SLIK KIT ran detached in last run after being fancied?, watch this run. REAL DREAM is returning after a set back, the handicap is in favor.
COURAGE UNDER FIRE-GOLDEN KINGDOM-SLIK KIT
4. The handicapper appears to be favoring this owner’s horses, AURORA AUREALIS won at 57 Kgs in this class and has gone on to do reasonably well in terms race, no penalty for running 5th to the champion OASIS STAR , a neck behind to SPICA who won in highest class. PREMIER QUEEN is in top sprinting form, should run well. SUCCESSOR struggled to win at cramped odds after a longish lay off, may improve. IL DIVO won a sprint in good time, can not repeat in this company.
AURORA AUREALIS-PREMIER QUEEN-SUCCESSOR
5. AZUL is prepared well. BATTLE FURY was a faraway second, may place again. SMOKIN ACES has been tracked extremely well, the gates have been impressive. The well bred LYRICAL LASS was a non interested runner in inaugural run, looks good to me today. WHISPERING WILLOWS impressed in last two starts, she will be in the fray.
LYRICAL LASS-WHISPERING WILLOWS-SMOKIN ACES
6. FIRE WITHIN is tracking well. CEST BON had decimated the field in this class in maiden run, it was backed even in the 2000 Guineas, ran well up before fading out, should trounce the field. SHARP MEMORIES returned to form with last run, can place. ECSTATICA was fancied in last run but disappointed, may show out now. FIRE VAULT has a strong rider for a fighting run as the tracks are speedy.
CEST BON-FIRE VAULT-SHARP MEMORY
7. AVEC PLAISIER was an eye catching finisher, the jockey can win if kept in check initially. ESCARVOS is giving indications of some form, may place. SHYBOY is another such candidate. RED ROMEO was a disappointing runner in 2000Guineas, has a tough task here as the distance may be too sharp for this good type. SPIRITUALL could not catch up with the speedy SCHNELL, maintains form. CALL TO ARMS may run a good race.
AVEC PLAISIER-RED ROMEO-SPIRITUALL
8. FOREST FLAIR is conceding weight but has the speed and class to make a fight. TOPKAPI has moved here after a surprisingly easy win at Bangalore, the full brother to HYPERKINETIC looks good in tracks. AMORE MIO won as a good type, the rider is weak. MIGHTY CRUSADER was an awesome 4th in P B MM , this brother to STAR WAVE has got the chance to pick up this graded race after that fine show.
MIGHTY CRUSADER-FOREST FLAIR-AMORE MIO
9. CATALYST who won well has been maintaining form. GENTLE KNIGHT shaped like a winner before going down to CALLING THE SHOTS, deserves another chance. PATEK PHILLIPE is looking fitter after the last run. BUSTER is looking good in works, the mock race was good effort.
GENTLE KNIGHT-PATEK PHILLIPE-BUSTER
10. SADDLER’S RULE was trounced by FIRE CREST when running as a favorite, this horse is half brother to the celebrated stayer SADDLE UP, should improve . FLO NIGHTINGALE has come down methodically, can place. TROMOS was favored in all its runs at Pune but failed, the preparation this season is very suggestive, the dampener is the trainer who is known for non performance of such horses. MAGIC MANTRA and ORIENTAL JEWEL who ran 4th in their last runs may place.
TROMOS-SADDLER’S RULE-FLO NIGHTINGALE
LOOK GOOD==SOLOR, , LEGENDARY LASS and CEST BON
APPEAL WELL==AURORA AUREALIS and AVEC PLAISIER(Both Ways) plus MIGHTY CRUSADER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:10 AM