The delay is attributed to the M T N L who are yet to recover from the crippling effect of their strike.
1. JUST GREAT is the only four year old who can be in this race, others have no form or track work. MERCUTIO has been prepared, this jockey is yet to show out here. SUGRIV can upset as it has come down in scales. SPARK OF REVERENCE is a decent bred brother to QUALITY ASSURANCE and PLACE HER WELL who is working well. The connections have been pulling off good gambles and this runner may be the next one. SUN CLASSIQUE is showing out in tracks, should run a forward race.
SPARK OF REVERENCE-MERCUTIO-SUN CLASSIQUE
2. TICKET TO RIDE is brother to EDMONDO, the tracks and the rider are indicators. APPOLONAIRE has the new fly-in jockey, the brother to GLORY BOUND is pleasing in works. TALISKER ran a couple of good races in winters, he looks fit. LUSH LASHES is a failed favorite who is improved. REAPING REWARD has the capability of hitting the front and running away from the rest.
REAPING REWARD-TICKET TO RIDE-TALISKER
3. GLORY BOUND has been given gates, has a decent chance in this under prepared lot. ROYAL HERO and IMMORTAL who have no tracks may be tried as they have run somewhat better than the others. NON STOP CANNON was a runaway winner in lower class, he is bound to run a good race again.
GLORY BOUND-IMMORTAL-NON STOP CANNON
4. PRICE TO FAME has been tracked, the handicap is tough. ABOVE THE LINE is the one from Hyderabad who is working attractively. KRIPA has been steadily prepared , the last run was suggestive. RUBY LEGEND may run a forward race.
KRIPA-ABOVE THE LINE-RUBY LEGEND
5. The race is likely to be contested by the three year olds. NOX is showing speed in works. ANGEL FIRE has not raced for long, but this well bred and speedy type is looking very good in tracks. BOURBON BAY did nothing much at Mumbai, has good initial speed. GOOD COMPANION is a five year old who is zestful in tracks.
ANGEL FIRE-NOX-BOURBON BAY
6. THE LAST SAMMURAI is a game horse who is looking well placed on handicap. NOBLE KINGDOM has been a disappointment so far. EL GORDO is a winner of four races with the canny rider. SPARK OF ELEGANCE has been tracking well.
THE LAST SAMMURAI-EL GORDO-SPARK OF ELEGANCE
7. SHEER GOLD is working well. YAMAGUCHI lacks will to fight out. GIVE ME THE MONEY is tracking well. ACT OF DUTY ran a noticeable last race. FLIP YOUR DESTINY has come down a lot, can beat this bunch if wagered upon.
FLIP YOUR DESTINY-ACT OF DUTY-GIVE ME THE MONEY
DAYS BEST====SPARK OF REVERENCE
DOUBLE======ANGEL FIRE and THE LAST SAMMURAI