General Comments:- 1. Yesterday some of the bookies and” khabar “seeking punters were badly done in by a piece of misinformation that Ramu had eaten HUMBLE GUY which had opened around 60 to 100 on in the morning. At race time the horse opened around 75 to 100 On and soon there was a mad rush to eat it as a good thing based on the misinformation about the owner. The rates got upto past even money when again there was news of it having been backed by Ramu at better odds. Not every one could judge the real thing and lot many wise cracks had to pay heavily when the horse won as a good thing. Many of the book operators did not show any interest in the last race after having been had by the Ramu double.
2. The races for the day should be a delight for the followers of breeding since some very well bred horses are participating today. We have the brother and sisters of PHENOMENALE, DIEGO RIVIERA, SET ALIGHT, CELTIC PRINCESS, AUTONOMY, HUMBLE GUY, STAR WAVE, GLORIOUS BAY , STAR PERFECTION and RUNNING BULL running in 3 year old races.
3. As expected by most trainer N LAGAD has not been able to go ahead with his customary wins at Pune this year. His horses won under some ordinary jockeys before but now even with the flown in jockey not many of his trainees are impressive enough to consider that he will be able to step ahead.
1. GRACES got piped at the post in last run, this well bred may win now. RAN BAKA is a speedy type from a trainer whose horses come to hand mostly as four year olds. SECRET AGENDA has been in fighting line, should be trying to win. STELLAR AFFAIR is working well.
GRACES-SECRET AGENDA-RAN BANKA
2. ANEMOS is half brother to speedy ATMOSPHERE , the preparation is good. RESILIENCE has been mostly on the job, the rider has a chance here. WINGS OF ANGELS won very easily, may try again. DUTCH ART has a chance with the wily rider, the tracks are fast.
RESILIENCE-DUTCH ART-WINGS OF ANGELS
3. SHODAAN was beaten on the post deserves another chance. STEP BY STEP lost as a favorite when he did not jump out with the field as a hot favorite. FLUENT VICTORY finished on from way back, should improve now. MANEGE is going over an ideal distance.
SHODAAN-STEP BY STEP-FLUENT VICTORY
4. WEIZHOU deserves respect for the speed he is displaying in tracks, the preparation is good. CAVAR DOSSI has an allowance jockey, should like the trip. GO GUZZI GO is a decent stayer. CHOTEE BEGUM is a hype horse, looks out of depth here.
5. ANGELO is brother to GENTLE KNIGHT, the mock race should have helped. ONASSIS is brother to HIGHLASND CROWN and DIEGO RIVIERA, the tracks are good. RIVER KINIGHT is brother to SET ALIGHT, ht e trainer has not been able to get him in shape so far, by this time last year the elder sister was already a winner of crores. VACHERON is brother to speedy CELTIC PRINCESS and VEERA WANG, he is working well. TREASURE ISLE impressed in mocks, the full sister to STAR SUMMIT is a precocious type.
TREASURE ISLE-ONASSIS-RIVER KNIGHT
6. AUTOCRAT is brother to HUMBLE GUY, the tracks are good. MIGHTY CRUSADER comes into reckoning on his last run at Mumbai, looks good here as he has been waited with for this million event, could have easily won a maiden earlier. SEE THE STAR has also been waited with for the same reasons, the last effort behind Bangalore Derby winner JACQUILINE gives him a decent chance. TORA BORA failed badly as a favorite, the trainer has taken lots of pains with this paternal brother to VERSAKI. FIRE STREAK is tracking fluently. GLORIA ran a mighty race at Mumbai, has an outside chance to place as she is half sister to good type RUNNING BULL.
MIGHTY CRUSADER-SEE THE STAR-TORA BORA
7. CLASSIC STAR has been well tracked. KAI may run well here. KA CHING is an unreliable type, won well in the opener last year at Pune. ADALLIA impressed in last win. RED DAWN is up for sale, has not been pushed in last few runs, can win if tried. HERE COMES THE DON ran poorly in last few runs, can turn things around at this handicap.
HERE COMES THE DON-RED DAWN-CLASSIC STAR
8. RIVER BLITZ failed as a favorite, the brother to BEE QUICK has stiff handicap. LYRICAL LASS ran away from all under a non try jockey, should be backed with confidence now. EXCITING STORY is in fine nick, the tracks are suggestive. ONUS PROBANDI won well, may try to repeat.
LYRICAL LASS-EXCITING STORY-RIVER BLITZ
DAYS BEST=====LYRICAL LASS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:12 PM