1. HAMMERHEAD is a four year old who is going to run his first race. The horse is well bred and has impressed in preparation, the mock race is a pointer. START ME UP should have benefited from the couple of runs. SECRET TALK has run decent races in Mumbai, the last run was poor. SECRET AGENDA has been on board in last 5 runs.
2. WESTERN CHALLENGE has been handled very badly by the trainer, the last run was an easy one, he comes better than the competitors on all respects except for the trainer. THE GIANT led for most of the way in THANDA’S race. LIGHTNING CAVALARY has a good chance at these weights if it stays.
WESTERN CHALLENGE-LIGHTNING CAVALARY
3. DE NADA is a good type who won very comprehensively. MOONFLOWER won all the way and should be a contester even in this field. STARFALL won easily in Mumbai, the preparation is very strong. SALUTE THE STAR has been knocking for a win.
STARFALL-SALUTE THE STAR-DE NADA
4. ASHRIDGE is a well bred who is yet to come to hand. CHANCELLOR is a half brother to Indian Derby winner VELVET ROPE and full brother to good type OWN VOICE, has looked OK in tracks. EL TROPICO is tracking well. DEAR LIZA should improve on the faraway 3rd of last run.
EL TROPICO-CHANCELLOR-DEAR LIZA
5. HITZ can improve on last 4th. STUD OF GOLD ran in patches in a weak field. MEDTIA’S PRIDE is a speedy type who is due for a win soon. STEFANO has a try jockey. EXPENSIVE AFFAIR looks improved this season. RED CLOUD was eye catching in last run.
MEDTIA’S PRIDE- EXPENSIVE AFFAIR- -RED CLOUD
6. ZARZAINTAINE was an awesome winner last time, has to tackle the handicap afresh. EKHABINSKYA lost narrowly to ENCELADEUS who won again. THE RISING is knocking for a win. SEA PRINCESS may be liking a bit more distance.
EKHABINSKYA-SEA PRINCESS-THE RISING
7. BASKERVILLE has run against some tough opposition, he is pleasing in works. RIO DEL REY was a comfortable 3rd, may or may not be ON now. SACRED RELIC has been prepared and given an easy ride. TRIUNFO can place again if ridden up front. FOREVER YOUNG comes strongly into the picture due to a very forward last run.
FOEREVER YOUNG-SACRED RELIC-BASKERVILLE
8. KALINGA STAR may place as he ran well enough in last run. PRIME TIME is a failed favorite, can win if he does not veer out on turning for home. RAFAEL is brother to TSESEBE and should run well after an easy outing. SAN RAFAEL is very well bred full brother to ARKHOS and half brother to ESCRAVOS, comes into reckoning based on million’s run. SUPER KING should benefit from the couple of gates. RIVER GLORY had failed miserably as a favorite at Mumbai, may run well.
RAPHAEL-SAN RAFAEL-PRIME TIME
DAYS BEST==== WESTERN CHALLENGE
DOUBLE======= EL TROPICO=FOREVER YOUNG
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:34 AM