ICE BREAKER FOR THE KARNATAKA CUP

Sunday, May 31, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


1 STORMY RIVER has not been extended in winters, can win on backing from the small stable. JERSEY ROCK is a costly purchase gone waste, the rider has a job to get this one ahead. KALYAN has come to hand, the rider is immature. LET THE RIVER RUN has failed as favorite, the gates are a worry.

STORMY RIVER-JERSEY ROCK-LET THE RIVER RUN

2. SIPAH SALAR from Hyderabad has a weak field to sweep, may be tried.SON OF THE SSOIL is brother to the surprising black type from a very ordinary mare. GLORY TO DANCER may benefit from the last run. BRIGAD’S PASSION has been well prepared, the jockey can place this one .

SIPAH SALAR-BRIGADE’S PASSION-GLORY TO DANCER

3. SUN DEVICE is a lethargic horse, has often disappointed. FANTASY KNOT is a gamble horse who had failed as a favorite from this trainer who normally wins at good odds only. VALIANT BID may run a forward race. DRAUPDI has been given tracks, the rider is strong.RETRO QUEEN has no tracks?

FANTASY KNOT-DRAUPADI-SUN DEVICE

4. ALACRITY has often been raced against stablemates, the tracks are extremely pleasing. SPECIAL CHARM flopped last time, may have been pulled. MIGHTY MONARCH had finished on nicely, should be a good place bet. GREY LEGEND is working well.

ALACRITY-SPECIAL CHARM-MIGHTY MONARCH

5. ENDURING STAR veered out in last run, the weights are a worry. PHOENIX REACH has been prepared, may surprise. ACRIDIAN is a sparingly raced horse who has come to hand, the tracks are pleasing. ONE has run in better class, should be in the fray at the attractive handicap.

ACRIDIAN-ONE-ENDURING STAR

6. SPLENDID SURPRISE who is in top form is going over the pet distance. SOUTHERN EMPIRE, is a champion of couple of years before, he is being readied for a coup. ICEBREAKER looks too good here after his runs in the classics . SUCCEEDING STAR is improved, he is a good stayer. REFLECTION OF GOLD had finished on in last run, the weights suit.

ICEBREAKER-SPLENDID SURPRISE-REFLECTION OF GOLD

7. REFRESH looks tough on handicap. EXCELLENT ABILITY is a forward runner who has a good jockey. KAJURAHO has been held back, can beat this lot for the asking. CHAKRAVHUY BHEDAK may place after all the tracks by Appu.

KAJU RAHO-EXCELLENT ABILITY-CHAKRAVYUH BHEDAK

8. COLONEL DUFF may be a gamble today with the old buddies Moses and M Narredu teaming up their canny minds. TINA’S TRIUMPH impressed in last run, she is definitely improved. ORIENTATION may need more distance. SHISHAM has been well prepared. POWERFUL DREAMS is tracking very well.

TINA’S TRIUMPH-COLONEL DUFF-POWERFUL DREAMS


DAYS BEST===ICE BREAKER

DOUBLE=====ALACRITY and KAJU RAHO

CLASSERVILLE FOR THE SPEAKER'S CUP

Saturday, May 30, 2009

BANGALORE RACES

1. GURUJOSH is by a speedy and good sire , this brother to black type ELUSIVE HERO and the useful BOLD REPLY is very impressive in tracks. LAMPON has been given a couple of gates, the rider is weak. SPARK OF SOLERNO is brother to MING , the trainer is doing well right now. COORG HONEY showed glimpses of promise in winters when she was fast in tracks, may fight out.

GURUJOSH-COORG HONEY-SPARK OF SOLERNO

2. ARABIAN PRINCE is half brother to black type ARABIAN KNIGHT, the sire is doing very well in this crop. LEONARDO needs more distance , he is catching the eye in trials. FLOWER ALLY is half sister to CASSANDRA and CASCABEL, the winter performance gives her a good chance with the much improved jockey. ONE TRACK MIND may do well with this jockey.

FLOWER ALLY-LEONARDO-ARABIAN PRINCE

3. TIME FLIES should have matured , the tracks are fine. SIX SHOOTER is the son of the top sprinting mare, can run away from all. MOON MEMORIES has a lower rung jockey. SPARK OF JOY tracked very well in winters, the preparation is suggestive.

SPARK OF JOY-SIX SHOOTER-TIME FLIES

4. DAVENPORT is bred to stay, may run well. CORBETT got beaten by a four year old, can place ,win looks difficult. REGAL GLORY has just one easy track, the breeding is for sprints. DIKE OF WINDSOR ran an educative race last week, the well bred has the trip to his liking.

DUKE OF WINDSOR-CORBETT

5. ROYAL BANK is tracking well, may place. CHINTZ won a maiden’s race impressively , has the top jockey for another attempt at winning. RASHIDA was a runaway winner who has not raced for long. The gates and tracks indicate the sharpness of this filly. MUDEER POWER has not done anything for long, should get into form now. PINNAKINI has initial speed, lacks fight.

RASHIDA-CHINTZ-ROYAL BANK

6. ABOLINE has to concede weight to a classic type, the tracks are speedy. It beat D'ARTAGNAN in winters when the later was half money favorite, though on retrospect it is felt that he gave up the chase in the final 200 yards. RADICAL FORCE has handicap in favor, the preparation is sound. CLASSERVILLE should easily go all the way, the weights are in favor. SPARKS may find it difficult here.

CLASSERVILLE-ABOLINE-RADICAL FORCE

7. SOUTHERN CHARGE who is tracking well has never liked the summer season. MOTHER’S PRIDE is a game horse who has an outside chance. MILFORD is tracking impressively. SUGAR RAY can run a forward race. SALSERA is pleasing in tracks, can win at these low weights.

SALSERA-MOTHER’S PRIDE-MILFORD

8. SOCIAL CLIMBER is the winner of a race who is now conceding weight to other maidens, looks difficult. GARA FUID is working well. BOCCONCINO has been sharpened up with higher class horses. CROWN GLORY is tracking fine, the handicap favors for an upset.

CROWNING GLORY-SOCIAL CLIMBER-BOCCONCINO


DAYS BEST====CLASSERVILLE

DOUBLE======DUKE OF WINDSOR and SALSERA

SOME THOUGHTS ON RACING LANGUAGE

Friday, May 29, 2009

SOME RECENT EXAMPLES OF RACING PARLANCE


1. A GOOD HANDICAPPER-HAWAIIN SUNRISE had raced in Bangalore and after winning a maiden’s race in Feb 2006 she went on to win in class III , a 1200 m race at 58 Kgs with C Alford. She was put up to class II but could not win thereafter and thereafter from summer season of 2006 to winters of 2009 she was off form and came down the scales to Class IV. In feb 2009 at Bangalore she won a nail biting finish at odds of 5 to 1 and thereafter with the same jockey won again at Mysore as a firm favorite in same class. The last win was at 58.5 Kgs in class III at good odds . Now it appears that she has reached the same level as in 2006. Hence it may not be in her capabilities to win again but then who knows?

2. A GOOD DOUBLE-LATIN TWISTER is raced in a race for class V for 5 year old and over at 48.5 Kgs under an allowance jockey G Vijay and races 6th at a distance 20 lengths adrift of the winner in 1 min 42. 36 secs recorded for the winner.11 days later she wins in the same category at 50 Kgs in nearly the same timings to hand over a very lucrative double for the canny owner cum trainer who had a good thing winning in MISSIZIPPY and scored a long odds double-literally making a KILL.

3. BREEDING COMMANDS RESPECT-MESSALINA is a very classically bred filly being the 2nd foal, first one being PALLAZIO’S SON who has performed reasonably well ( statistics have proved that the second foal is normally the best) to the famous race horse PALLAZZIO who had won both the sprinter’s cup as well as the super mile trophy on two consecutive days. The filly belongs to the good stables of classic producing trainer who also bets heavily on his fancies. The filly was set to race in a very moderate field with the second string and a very mediocre sire JUNIPER’S filly BRUNETTA being backed down to half money in the odds. The rates of MESSALINA shot up from 5 to 2 to 7 to 1 thereby indicating that the connections were not even putting a token owner’s bet. The filly showed her class by finishing on from a very bad last position to go away from the field by lengths in the final stages.

4. RIDDEN TO LOOSE-THE PEARL had run a close and credible 3rd , just ½ length adrift of ASTRAL FLASH in Juvenile Fillies Championship in Mumbai at level weights over 1600m. Now at Bangalore in the Juvenile’s million ASTRAL FLASH ran on in a fighting finish to go down by ¾ lengths to the classy D’ARTAGNAN, who was rated at 59 by the handicapper. A race later THE PEARL is taking on maidens over a distance of 1400m and on comparison with the recently loosing ASTRAL FLASH looks too good in the set up. The odds of 80 to 100 ON were considered fair enough but soon the trend in the ring changes and the odds ease upto 5 to 4 ON. As expected the horse runs a very irritating 4th, 7and ½ length adrift of the winner and even behind 26 rated NATOUCHKA. This is a clear case of the horse not being permitted to run true.

5. A BOLT FROM THE BLUE- BILLY BLACKJACK at very lucrative odds just wakes up to pulverize the field , it was apparently not bet upon by the connections even as the rates were there for the asking.
6. A GOOD GAMBLE-FIERY BUSSINESS at 48 Kgs failed as a favorite over 1600m running 10th on 09 May. On 20 the May it carries 46 Kgs and finishes 10th over 1200m . A week later with a well planned jockey switch and at the middle distance of 1400m , carrying 50 Kgs it is quietly bet at odds of 10 to one and lands a lucrative win for the connections

ROYAL VIEW FOR THE STEWARDS CUP

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MYSORE RACES


1. MUTUAL FUND is a winner of three races who comes into reckoning based on his last 4th. FIRST WARRIOR has come down in class, can win from the front to add to its six wins. KHOKA could not deliver last time after being backed down, the lesser distance may be more to the liking for this winner of 5 races. EXECUTIVE SPIRIT has a poor jockey, may run on board. CELERITY is an aged horse who has been tracked.

FIRST WARRIOR-MUTUAL FUND-CELERITY

2. RUN FOR FAME who won her only race as a six year old has a decent jockey, looks stiff on handicap. SON OF FORTUNE is tracking fast. AMETRINE has run with youngsters, has a handicap chance. DON VINTON may place here. GEMSBOX should have come up with the last run.

AMETRINE-GEMSBOX-RUN FOR FAME

3. SUPER SHA is the best horse here who is being given runs with the aim of demoting him. MR SUNRISE is looking very fit in works. CHOCOLATE BROWNIE is a good type who may still run well despite a long lay off. GALLARDO has handicap advantage, the distance suits.

GALLARDO-CHOCLATE BROWNIE-MR SUNRISE

4. ROYAL VIEW is my choice for the feature as he has come down a lot in scales, the last run was suggestive. KORPORATE who could not find the board in winters at Bangalore has only one track work, may need this run. ZOOMING is the other one who has won in higher class and has a handicap jockey. BRIDGE TOO FAR is being taken on a trip a bit too far for the liking. SULEIMAN PASHA is a game horse who will try to run away at low weights.

ROYAL VIEW-SULEIMAN PASHA-ZOOMING

5. VISHNU PRIYA and THE GAIN are the two main contenders, the former is working extremely well whereas the later has started the racing career recently. MASURATHI is due for a surprise. ZINDABAD has been given a run. AUDACITY UNLEASHED may have come to hand.

THE GAIN-VISHNU PRIYA-ZINDABAAD

6. COPENHAGEN is a demotee who has not hit the board for a very long time. BERKLEY SQUARE should like the trip. BRAVE SOLDIER is in fine form but the distance is a bit more for this sprinting type. FAST COLOURS is at a tidy weights.

BERKLEY SQUARE-RAIN GOD-BRAVE SOLDIER

6. DANGER DIABOLIC is a speedy type. RAIDER’S SON is now at the correct distance, may run away from them all. NECTAR JEWEL was given a soft ride after being backed down, looks good on handicap. LAGUNA BLUE is working into form. BRAVO BEDFORD is at low weights, can not be fancied in this class.

NECTAR JEWEL-RAIDER’S SON-LAGUNA BLUE

WIN===GALLARDO & NECTAR JEWEL

PLACE---ROYAL VIEW, VEDA PRIYA and COPENHAGEN

UPSET===COPENHAGEN

D'ARTAGNAN FOR THE JUVENILE MILLION

Sunday, May 24, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


Unlike the first three days of the season which saw lackluster cards, the races look very competitive and are mostly going to be contested by three year olds.Some of the horses look outstanding in their fields, yet there is always a fear of the uncertainities of this King of Sport.

1.HATSUHAANA impressed in his win and subsequent runs, the tracks are pleasing, the rider has to settle down to conditions here. TANZANITE was a very comfortable winner and has shown improvement, the tracks are impressive, the added distance may be a bother. GLORIOSA was an impressive winner who is in top condition. DUKE OF WINDSOR appears to be a sprinter, can not be fancied straightaway here.

HATSUHAANA-TANZANITE-GLORIOSA

2. MEGA JOY is looking good in trials. MARIE CURIE has shown speedy display in gates. BRUNETTA is full sister to the decent type ONE MISSION, can upsetr this lot MASSELINA is the well bred full sister to PALLAZIO’S SON, appears to lack fitness.

BRUNETTA-MARIE CURIE-MEGA JOY

3. CAPTIVATING has nothing to beat, will run at miserly odds. The only interest is who would follow home, PELIKANO who is working well or SUNNY BABA. FLAIR QUEEN has a rookie jockey to try and run in place money.

CAPTIVATING-PELIKANO-SUNNY BABA

4, MYSTIC QUEST looks too good here, has no worries in this company. TECHNOCRAT has been steadily prepared, should run a good race. PORTOBELLO who has been working well was a good 2nd in last run. SPARK OF BRONTE and SNOW PEAKS have been given gates and can fight out for place.

MYSTIC QUEST-PORTOBELLO-TECHNOCRAT

5. FOREST FLAIR has so far shown that he is second to only VERSAKI in the list of top juveniles in the countrty. The tracks are good, all have to contend with him who is conceding worrisome weight to classic hopefuls. ASTRAL FLASH was a most astonishing winner in Breeder’s fillies championship at Mumbai, may run on board here. D’ARTAGNAN was touted as a top horse before being beaten at half money, this race may show him at the correct depth, the weights favor this well bred. CIELO REY impressed in the runaway win, the tracks are speedy. CRUISING was a good 2nd in last run, but may be D’ARTAGNAN was eased up in last stages when he could not catch up with the winner.

D’ARTAGNAN-FOREST FLAIR-CRUISING

6. SPRING A SURPRISE has been working well. BECKET is a decent got abroad who is very promising in trials, will fight out. THE PEARL is the best bred who was a close 3rd in the graded race and should run a good race here. NATOUCHKA ran a couple of suggestive races, may surprise. SANS PAREIL is very pleasing in tracks.

THE PEARL-BECKET-SANS PAREIL

7. A very poor lot after all the exciting horses. XEL has placed as a four year old in couple of runs, has a notorious jockey. WHISPER VALLEY is a forward runner in some of the runs, can upset with the allowance jockey. SENNA is an aged horse often in demand but never delivering for this aging trainer. TRACK WONDER with the best jockey here may upset.

XEL-TRACK WONDER-WHISPER VALLEY


DAYS BEST====CAPTIVATING

DOUBLE======MYSTIC QUEST and THE PEARL

ANGELFIRE FOR THE POLICE CUP

Saturday, May 23, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


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

RED KEY POINT FOR THE HYDERABAD RACE CLUB GOLD TROPHY

Thursday, May 21, 2009

MYSORE RACES


1 DAKINI is from Bangalore circuit, may run a better race under the handicap jockey. KARUMBA was a surprise placer in the last run, definitely needs a longer trip to win. PRINCE OF ARGYLE is impressive in tracks, he has run some suggestive races before, looks likely to make it now. RAJ SATHYA is showing some speed in tracks, the last run should have braught him on.

PRINCE OF ARGYLE-KARUMBA-DAKINI

2. A very clear race to understand. Darashah trained MISSIZZIPI looks very well prepared, the rest have no credentials what so ever. WORLD IS TOO MUCH and TIME SPEED were fair runners last time and have a chance to place. MOONLIGHT DANCER is working well, the rider is a disappointment.

MISSIZZIPY-WORLD IS TOO MUCH-MOONLIGHT DANCER

3. NANO BLUE who is still a maiden ran suggestively in last run. ARISIA could not deliver last time, the rider is repeated for another chance to win. STICKIE WICKET DOTCOM is an unreliable type, may warm up in straight. RANVEER last won over this distance in class III long time back, the last run brings him in contention.

RANVEER-NANO BLUE-ARISIA

4. RAIDER’S SON was a good gamble after a string of disappointing runs from this animal in Bangalore, though he won by a long margin, the present trip and the jump in class are against, the jockey is nothing to write about. AMAZING ONE won as a good thing , may repeat. RED KEY POINT looks to be in good condition, he has been waited with. GOLD GRID is likely to be On. BROWN SUGAR is a forward runner. BEEE FOR YOU has a try jockey at low weights.

RED KEY POINT-RAIDER’S SON-AMAZING ONE

5. GREEN PASSION is an aged horse who has initial speed. MASURATHI has come down a lot, the handicap jockey may deliver. CRUISE CONTROL ran a decent race, may place again.VIVID COLOURS is game over this distance. AUSTRALIS may place again at good odds.

MASURATHI-GREEN PASSION-CRUISE CONTROL

6. LAPIS LAZULI may run on board. SHOW N TELL is a winner in higher class. HI HENNESSEY is a speedy type. THEODORA has come down in scales.

SHOW N TELL-THEODORA-HI HENNESEY

7. LOOKING TO LEAD has run with good horses, the gates were suggestive. HAWAAIN SUNRISE was an easy winner who maintains form, FIRE OF JOY is tracking very well. AMELIA CORDELL has been sharpened up well.

LOOKING TO LEAD-FIRE OF JOY-HAWAAIN SUNRISE

DAYS BEST===MISSIZZIPY

WIN========PRINCE OF ARGYLE & SHOW N TELL

WIN/ PLACE======RANVEER, RED KEY POINT

UPSET======DAKINI

TOMSK FOR JAYACHAMRAJA WADIYAR CUP

Sunday, May 17, 2009

BANGALORE RACES



A tricky card on first look, as there are very few indicators to firm up one’s decision. The big guns are yet to fire as the horses apparently are held back and the strongest indicator will continue to be the flow of money in the ring. There is apparently an acute dearth of riders also, the local jockeys are mostly very average.

1. A very poor field, only MISTER TROOPER has once won a race over 1800m. Out of the youngsters SEVEN STAR has not lived upto his breeding and could not deliver with strong rides of Hayes. The other three do not appeal. MISTER TROOPER was in demand in winters, MEXICAN WAVE is capable of exploiting the low weight advantage. AAJ TAK has been a story of morning appeal, never delivered in races.

MISTER TROOPER-MEXICAN WAVE-SEVEN STAR

LADY DUF is the full sister to speedy COLONEL DUFF and belongs to the same owner who was a trainer here years back. The tracks are good but the jockey is one you cant put your money on straightaway. CALYPSO STAR is sister to POETIC, has a decent chance, the jockey would be trying to get a win after a big loss yesterday. GLORY TO DANCER is brother to SOBERANO, the track was catchy, the rider known for being unreliable, the owner won a heavily backed down horse and may try to keep up the winning streak. BUCCEPHALUS has a strong rider, the gate practice was impressive, the trainer has a dubious reputation.

CALYPSO STAR-GLORY TO DANCER-LADY DUFF

BROTHER IN ARMS, DARK TAN and BLACK SPLENDOUR have some winter form as well as reasonable riders for competing to win from the front. The horse who appeals against this lot of 5 year olds is STAGE LIGHT who came to hand late and won well in winters and has been tracking well.

STAGE LIGHT-BLACK SPLENDOUR-DARK TAN

This race is likely to be dominated by the 3 year olds. Both SECRET CHARM and RUGGED BEAUTY are winners of a race each and are tracking well. SOUTHERN STYLE is getting loads of kilos from them and he is the one who is showing speed in works. SOUTHERN GLADIATOR has a pathetic jockey. Of the older lot DANTE’S PEAK is likely to run a decent race.

SECRET CHARM-RUGGED BEAUTY-DANTE’S PEAK

The race appears to be a contest between PERFECT ANALYSIS and MUSIC FOREVER. The former has a slight edge due to jockey as well as a sporting team. DARK HORSE is the dark one here form the non performing trainer’s yard. LUNAR LUST may be out for a track only.

PERFECT ANALYSIS-MUSIC FOREVER-DARK HORSE

The graded cup race has many performers over this mid distance who have to tackle against the in form RHAPSIDION SNOW who is looking very good on handicap. The factor against is that he has been stretched quite a bit in last six months as well as the change of weather and track conditions. The Mumbai in form SPIRITUALL looks good on track work, but has to tackle the course first time. TOMSK is the most improved 4 year old who is on the up and should run well over his pet distance. ORIGINALITY has raced against the classic types but she is reverting back to sprinting distance, the tracks are good. SPARK OF GOLD is a hat –tricker who is showing out in works, should run a forward race again. ACQUITAINE would have been one of my choices based on his brilliant speed but the trainer’s decision to put him under the immobile type rider is a big dampener.

TOMSK-ORIGINALITY-RHAPSIDION SNOW

VALID EXPECTATIONS has no track, a poor rider. CASANDRA has a try jockey ALL MY COLOURS is working well. The two who are at an ideal weight to merit thought are ENDURING STAR who is impressive in works and the improving type LOCK AND LOAD. COLONEL DUFF was pulled during winters, may upset.

ENDURING STAR-LOCK AND LOAD-CASSANDRA

LITTLE SPLENDOUR has initial speed to keep every one chasing well into the straight, no tracks though. MARCEGALIA is capable of going all the way, he is speedy in works. REGAL RANSOM can be the joker in the pack today. KAJU RAHO had caught the eye in a couple of disinterested runs in winters, the jockey is an indicator that the horse may strike now.

KAJU RAHO-MARCEGALIA-REGAL RANSOM

FANTABULOUS PRINCE is most difficult to predict but it places with a definite pattern to his runs. KYLES OF BUTE who is very keen in tracks needs a run.
OWN VOICE appears to have lost zest for racing. JUST IN TIME is a game sprinter who can win even at this distance. MILAGRO is showing out in works, has to fight out.

MILAGRO-JUST IN TIME-FANTABULOUS PRINCE

DAYS BEST====PERFECT ANALYSIS

DOUBLE======STAGE LIGHT and ENDURING STAR

RARE AND PRECIOUS FOR KRISHNARAJA WADIYAR CUP

Saturday, May 16, 2009

BANGALORE RACES


1.CLASSIC COMMANDER is brother to DARING BID, has a speedy dam. The couple of gates were impressive. AMBER STAR is working well, the rider is weak. ZAMBEZI SON is full brother to black type RECONNECT, he is showing out in tracks. ROLE MODEL is full sister to stayers like MILES AND MORE and COMPTON STAR, the filly was looking well prepared even in winters. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL is good in tracks, the connections are non sincere types.

ZAMBEZI SON-CLASSIC COMMANDER-ROLE MODEL

2. CHILI CHOCOLATE showed lots of speed in going all the way in last win, the improving jockey gets a chance to open his account here on a winning note. NEARCO MASTER can run a competitive race with the allowance jockey. ENDURING SPEED and ALL RISE have a decent chance in this class race as the field is mediocre.

CHILI CHOCOLATE-EXCELLENT SPEED-ALL RISE

3. SPREAD A SMILE has the handicap in favor, the Hyderabad rider has a decent reputation. GRACIAN is tracking well. NON STOP CANNON with a much improved allowance jockey has a good chance to fire. EVERY THING NICE has got down to the bottom of scales.

SPREAD A SMILE-NON STOP CANNON-GRACIAN

4. NATIVE TALENT impressed in gates. SENORA ENCIMA is half sister to WOMAN ON TOP, should win again after the fine win in winters. OBAN was tracking very well during the end of last season, the jockey is experienced. AMAZER looks fit, it will win during the season now.

SENORA ENCIMA-NATIVE TALENT-OBAN

5. LADY BANKS has been failing badly, no tracks and looks to be running for fitness. COUNT THIS can build on the fine winter show. STAR SPEED is another well bred failure. CORBETT won as a good type, tracks are encouraging.

COURBETT-COUNT THIS-LADY BANKS

6. ENCHANTING GIRL went all the way to win in Mysore, has form to make a race. RARE AND PRECIOUS was a good winner who should repeat easily. SUGAR RAY caught the eye in a thrilling finish in last run, definitely needs some tracks or a run. CART WHEEL is pleasing in works, some dubious runs during winters may be exploited this season.

RARE AND PRECIOUS-CART WHEEL-ENCHANTING GIRL

7. AMAZING FLORA is a front runner. REDFORD is showing out in tracks. PRAYATNA has been bought down quite a bit, is due to earn this season. SUPER SPEAR has a decent jockey. SPANDAU BALLET has been prepared, looks good based on comparison with the other hopefuls, the jockey’s reputation is not so good.

SPANDAU BALLET-RED FORD-AMAZING FLORA

8. GREENBRO is from a speedy mare. MIGHTY MONARCH was given easy rides, may improve now. TRILLION WIN was a game 2nd in last run, the tracks have brought her on. GOLD CROWN is a bought in foal from a good sire, why no tracks? SENSATIONAL ran a good race last time with this weak jockey.

TRILLION WIN-GOLD CROWN-SENSATIONAL


DAYS BEST====TRILLION WIN

DOUBLE======ZAMBEZI SUN and COURBETT

UPSET========PRAYATNA

FIRST WARRIOR FOR F B SHRMA MEMORIAL GOLD CUP

Thursday, May 14, 2009

MYSORE RACES


1. RAIN GOD is tracking well, the distance suits. POKEMAN MASTER should show improvement after last run. ANALIKA is at a good handicap. WINNING ATTITUDE ran an easy race, should be fighting out.

ANALIKA-WINNING ATTITUDE-POKEMAN MASTER

2. OHIYESA is by a speedy sire, this brother to IRISH NIP has been well prepared. CLAIRDON has been very well prepared, the dam was speedy type. THE WORLD IS MINE is well bred brother to ALCHESAYE, may run well. KILLER FOOT was being fancied last time, may run a better race now. MOVING INFERNO impressed in gates

OHIYESA-CLAIRDON-MOVING INFERNO

3. STORNOWAY is a game horse, the tracks are good. EXCEPTIONAL has a run to show improvement. SPANISH CROWN is from Bangalore circuit, can do well here. TIME TO SPARKLE is working well.

STORNOWAY-SPANISH CROWN-TIME TO SPARKLE

4. PLACE HER WELL was comfortable winner who is bound to hit the front again. LYRA needs a bit of distance. NECTAR JEWEL is looking very good in tracks. MR BEAUROCRAT ran well enough last time.

NECTAR JEWEL-PLACE HER WELL-LYRA

5. AL QAMAR has come down a lot, needs to be watched. CADRE NOIRE is tracking fine. BRAVE SOLDIER is a speedy type, the gate was very good. AWESOME FIGHTER may run as per his Bangalore forward form. MAMAN MARVEL could not match up at Bangalore, may show out here. FIRST WARRIOR has come down a lot, can upset.

FIRST WARRIOR-CADRE NOIRE-BRAVE SOLDIER

6. MASTER YODA has no tracks to show, the distance suits. CIAMPINO should run well, the rider is weak. MAGICAL SPIRIT was a good gamble, the allowance jockey should easily place again, a repeat may also be possible if riden in check. GALLARDO may be tried, it needs a run though?

MAGICAL SPIRIT-MASTER YODA-CIAMPINO

7. BRAVO BEDFORD is bound to show improvement after the last run. FIRE BRIGADE is tracking well. HERO’S DOMINANCE is speedy in tracks, the jockey is a bit paunchy. AMBIENS has to handle the penalty for last win.

BRAVO BEDFORD-HERO’S DOMINANCE-FIRE BRIGADE

8. BOSTON RANGER appears to be coming to hand. BRIDGE TOO FAR has been well prepared. NO NAME has slid down in handicap, can go all the way. JANASHEEN is at an ideal handicap to go away from the field.

JANASHEEN-BRIDGE TOO FAR-NO NAME


DAYS BEST===NECTAR JEWEL

WIN========OHIYESA

PLACE======FIRST WARRIOR, MAGICAL SPIRIT and JAANASHEEN

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SUPER SHA FOR J K VAN INGHAM MEMORIAL CUP

Saturday, May 9, 2009

MYSORE RACES


1. NANO BLUE and MAGICAL ECSTASY have run close to each other in winters, the later has better handicap and rider. FAST COLOURS has done nothing for long, the tracks are fine. ARISIA should like this distance. FIERY BUSINESS could not win despite being backed in winters, may run well here.

MAGICAL ECSTASY-NANO BLUE-FIERY BUSSINESS

2. MUTUAL FUND is looking good in tracks, the allowance jockey has a chance. AMETRINE has no tracks, the horse is capable of winning in this very weak set up. DON VINTON is working well. MAGICAL MANTRA has raced in Bangalore, the feather weights are there to be exploited.

MAGICAL MANTRA-AMETRINE-MUTUAL FUND

3. FULL SPEED is the aged Derby winner who has to earn his bread now, looks at a tidy handicap. CHEETAH can run a forward race. TIME IS LIFE has been prepared for the day, the gates were impressive. RAIDER’S SON is an unsound horse, may run on board. MR BEAUROCRAT has won much more than expected by the owners when they bought him at second hand, can add further. TURBO BABE is at a tidy weight to run a challenging race. the tracks are notable.

FULL SPEED-TIME IS LIFE-TURBO BABE

4. SUPER SHA is a stout hearted runner who has done well in Bangalore. WAR HEAD appears to be retaining the form from Bangalore winters. ROYAL VIEW is very pleasing in works. ALWAYS FOR YOU has been tracking well, the allowance jockey has to ride well.

SUPER SHA-ALWAYS FOR YOU-WAR HEAD

5. DARE DON looks good here. He has been tracking fine. OUR LITTLE SAVAGE won his last win in style with the rider looking back. SNAP DRAGON comes into picture based on third to O L SAVAGE when he was finishing on, the handicap gives him the edge. DANGER DIABOLIC is likely to run a forward race.

SNAP DRAGON-DARE DON-OUR LITTLE SAVAGE

6. HEALING TOUCH is tracking well. REGAL IMAGE has been well prepared. MAURITIUS STAR can upset. MAGICAL SPIRIT is capable of beating this lot as he was pulled in last run. CARTOUCHE has been sharpened up, should like the trip.

MAGICAL SPIRIT-CARTOUCHE-HEALING TOUCH

7. HAWAIIN SUNRISE may warm up as he has good form to go by, the jockey won a fine race on him in winters. GREEN PASSION is speedy. EXCEPTIONAL may run on board. MASTER PROSPECT has been tracking well. ANOOSHEEK has a habit of stopping at the post, the trip and competition may see him gain his maiden win. GLINT REVELATION is a speedy type who may go all the way at the lower weights.

GLINT REVELATION-HAWAIIN SUNRISE-ANOOSHEEK

DAYS BEST===MAGICAL SPIRIT

WIN/ PLACE===FULL SPEED, SUPER SHA and SNAP DRAGON

PLACE=======TIME IS LIFE and WAR HEAD

ASHKAN FOR MIDNIGHT COWBOY CUP

Friday, May 8, 2009

MYSORE RACES

1. ALPHA CENTAURI is speedy, has not won for long. POCKET DYNAMITE is tracking well and has a decent jockey. OPERA PRINCESS has been prepared very well, last run in winters was disappointing. WINNING ATTITUTE has a mature rider, appeals on handicap.

WINNING ATTITUDE-OPERA PRINCESS-ALPHA CENTAURI

2. VERTICAL LIMIT failed as a favorite, has an allowance jockey. RAGING RIVER has not come to hand yet, needs to be watched. EVERLASTING JOY is showing zest in works. HURRICANE SPIRIT is from Bangalore circuit, should run well here in this lot.

HURRICANE SPIRIT-EVERLASTING JOY-VERTICAL LIMIT

3. PLACE HER WELL is showing out in tracks. SEE THE TRUTH is a speedy type, never won beyond 1000m in western India. BRAVO BEDFORD is working well. RIDE AND SHINE is a consistent horse who looks in fine trim. The gate practice was impressive. MASURATHI is at bottom weight, he is due to score as he has run with better types.

RIDE AND SHINE-MASURATHI-BRAVO BEDFORD

4. ASHKAN is full brother to LEOPARDINO, he has been well prepared by this experienced trainer. WORLD IS TOO MUCH showed out in gates, may run well. KILLER FOOT is tracking fine, the jockey is a dampner for a maiden's race. VERTEX is impressive in trials, should run well. TIME SPEED may grace the board.

ASHKAN-VERTEX-WORLD IS TOO MUCH

5. GUNFIRE has a chance to upset. AMBIENS is a speedy type who is showing keen ness in tracks. SOUTH LEO appeals on handicap and preparation, has come down a lot. MR MAGIC has been prepared, let us see how he performs today as he is by a Derby winner mare.

SOUTH LEO-MR MAGIC-AMBIENS

6. RED KEY POINT has done nothing for long, the owner from Hyderabad has ben patient, should score very soon. GOLD GRID is at a tight handicap. BROWN SUGAR has the Bangalore jockey to go all the way. BEE FOR YOU beat AMAZING ONE in one of their encounters, the two have a chance to be involved again. AMAZING ONE has a handicap jockey for advantage.

BROWN SUGAR-AMAZING ONE-BEE FOR YOU

7. PAL JOEY is going over ideal distance, he failed as a favorite but looks good again. STAR BLUE has Bangalore form to go by. EXECUTIVE DESIGN is well prepared. RYDER has tracked well.

PAL JOEY-RYDER-EXECUTIVE DESIGN

DAYS BEST==ASHKAN

GOOD FOR WIN/PLACE==RIDE AND SHINE, SOUTH LEO, BROWN SUGAR and AMAZING ONE

LONGER ODDS===BRAVO BEDFORD and RED KEY POINT

COTSWOLD ARMS FOR SIR HARISINGHJI TROPHY

Sunday, May 3, 2009

MUMBAI RACES


The Mumbai season terminates today. The races have been very punter friendly this year and any one who has just followed the betting pattern and put his money on backed horses is bound to have profited. So far 248 races have been conducted and 125 favorites and 43 second favorites have emerged victorious. The trend has continued during the last two days. The card on this final day looks tricky.


1.ANYTIMEMONEY won well and then went down fighting, the jockey is aging but should at least place. COURAGE UNDER FIRE has been in money in last four runs, the allowance jockey is to neutralize the penalty. PHOSPHOR won very easily and the well bred may encore with the good allowance jockey. RATNAVALI is bound to be in the fray.

PHOSPHOR-RATNAVALI-ANYTIMEMONEY

2. SEA OF KISSES will miss the ride from Grant who has flown home, he got beaten by CHECK HER OUT by 10 lengths in Pune but appears to have improved as per the breeding, and is now conceding weight. CHECK HER OUT should run well but has to contend with the inform DESDEMONA who was a short priced winner recently is capable of winning again.

DESDEMONA-SEA OF KISSES-CHECK HER OUT

3. ASTON MARTIN is a well bred who comes into reckoning based on the last non try run. The jockey is non reliable with favorites. EXTRAORDINAIRE is poorly bred and does not appear to be ready yet. SEA RULER belongs to the top trainer, he ran very suggestively in P B M M, that run puts him into reckoning. ORADA has been prepared , may run well.

SEA RULER-ASTON MARTIN-ORADA

4. SWAHILLI won start to finish over 1400m , the added distance is against the horse in this field. GOT TO GO is game for 1400m , may run well after the last mock race to bring him on. BLUE MOUNTAIN is well bred who can improve. GO GUZZI GO ran in front in the Derby, the distance and the handicap are to the liking. BLADE RUNNER is showing out in tracks.

GO GUZZI GO-BLADE RUNNER-GOT TO GO

5. AVEC PLAISIER has not been able to deliver despite some suggestive runs. RAQUEL has won well, has a jockey who is gaining in experience and confidence. RED INDIAN has lots of initial speed, but he always falters in the highest class. STAR IMPACT is a good type of sprinter who is bound to improve, may win again.

STAR IMPACT-RAQUEL-AVEC PLAISIER

6. DANCING DYNAMITE runs in open class after a sedate show in the Derby, the handicap is tough. BEYOND BELIEF had won this race all the way last year beating COTSWOLD ARMS at level weights. COTSWOLD ARMS appears to be much improved this season, the last win was authoritative. SECRET PILGRIM is a genuine miler at bottom weight.

COTSWOLD ARMS-DANCING DYNAMITE-BEYOND BELIEF

7. FLYING ARROW had thrashed the field as a good thing, if there is no hanky panky he should easily win again. TATTENHOE is tracking well. HIGHLAND FLAME has got the inform jockey to fight out. AMERICAN IDOL was a good gamble from the lower string trainer, may be tried before hibernation for a long period as is the style with this owner cum trainer., the last win was a big improvement for the horse.

FLYING ARROW-AMERICAN IDOL-HIGHLAND FLAME

9. ELEGANTE ran disappointingly in last run. DEVILITTO, the half brother to Indian Derby Winner placed for first time, has scope to win. RESILIENCE has been badly handled by this scheming trainer, can be a coup since the rider was suspended for pulling this horse during the season. UP NORTH fought out and lost with superior riders, looks tough now. NARA showed some urgency in closing stages of its last run.

DEVILITTO-RESILIENCE-NARA


DAYS BEST====STAR IMPACT

DOUBLE======DESDEMONA and FLYING ARROW

EKHABINSKYA FOR K M MUNSHI TROPHY

Saturday, May 2, 2009

MUMBAI RACES


1. A class V race for non winners is always like a mine field, you are never sure of some surprising winner popping up. The only horses who have ever placed are NONIOS, STATSFORD and KING OF THE RING. NONIOS has been given two mock races, he has always got the worst of the jockeys, may deliver for the lower level trainer. KING OF THE RING after his close fight is bound to be involved. STATSFORD has the best jockey of the lot. RAGS TO RICHES is at the lowest weights for an upset.

NONIOS-KING OF THE RING-STATSFORD

2. The second race from the same category has a bit of better field. HIGHLAND VISION could not deliver with the top imported jockey, hence should not win. REAL DREAM is the best of the lot after his initiating run of the season, the doubt is only about the trainer who has been dormant all through the season. SUNBURST was bet upon quite a bit in last run, the trainer made a kill yesterday , hence has a chance of trying this horse. ALHOMORA has disappointed very often, what a costly waste so far. CLOUD COVER may run a forward race with the in form jockey.

CLOUD COVER-ALHOMORA-SUNBURST

3. BLACK FALCON should improve after the last run with a better jockey now. NUMISMATIST ran in snatches in inaugural run, may improve. RIVER STAR is very ordinary bred, the mock race and the strong rider may help. TUDOR REGENTis capable of beating this lot, the last run was in a much better group. CRÈME DE LA CRÈME has experience to place.

TUDOR REGENT-RIVER STAR-BLACK FALCON

4. BUSTER who impressed in last win has a load to carry, looks tough at handicap. RISING HERO ran an encouraging race last time, the distance is ideal. RAGE OF ANGELS can make things hot for others if she breaks out well.

RISING HERO-BUSTER

5. CHIMERIQUE appears to be returning to form, the last track was good. AMBEROGGIO was a late 2nd to ZARZAINTAINE, has a decent chance though the rider is very weak. PREMIER PERCEPTION ran a lethargic race after being hammered down in odds as a favorite, may run differently now at better odds. SUCCESSOR is out of form but going over ideal distance under the best jockey. EKHABINSKYA , the younger full sister of P PERCEPTION won as a good thing, can go all the way again at these low weights.

ESKHABINSKYA-SUCCESSOR-AMBEROGGIO

6. RUBIDIUM ran disappointingly last time, has a non try jockey. EL BUNDUQ looks like a sprinting type only. SNOWDEN won as a good thing, has the pedigree to handle the handicap now. MAJOR WAGER has come down like a slide , can be the joker in this pack. DAFFODILS is better placed at handicap for an upset win.

DAFFODILS-SNOWDEN-RUBIDIUM

7. THUNDERINDG STAR has a chance to place at the end of the season with so many runs without any resuts so far. BONNY LIGHT gave indication of forward ness in last run, the distance is suitable now. ASCELEPION failed at miserly odds, is being urged in tracks.PURE DEVOTION has been well tracked , will be involved. BORN DESTINY is being scrubbed in works. ELEMENTTO TRANCE is in fine form.

BONNY LIGHT-PURE DEVOTION-BORN DESTINY

8. FORBES LIST finished on like a bullet in last run, has the jockey to deliver. MOON STORM has a poor rider though he is in fine form. WAR OF ATTRITION does not have early speed, may inch up in closing stages once again. MASTER CRAFT has come down from top class, looks good for place after an easy run.

FORBES LIST-MOON STORM-MASTER CRAFT

9. RED CLOUD has been out of form for too long, the tracks are fine. LAND LORD is the solitary horse of this trainer, hence will be trying to place. VICEROY won well last time, retains form for another try. THUNDERING HERO has an outside chance.LADY TROOPER had an easy run, can win now.KHOOBSURAT is still a maiden at this age, can not win.

LADY TROOPER-RED CLOUD-KHOOBSURAT

DAYS BEST==RISING HERO

DOUBLE=====BONNY LIGHT & EKHABINSKYA

SEA SPARROW FOR FEATURE EVENT

Friday, May 1, 2009

MUMBAI RACES


1.WESTERN CHALLENGE is a badly handled horse, he has always been in betting odds, but has been given loosing runs, can not be relied upon. DOI MOI won the only race of his life in good style beating the horses who both went on to win convincingly. The horse is working very well. PSYCHIC POWER is by the famous SANTORINI STAR, the distance should be to its liking and the fact he is receiving more than 5 Kgs give him the edge.

PSYCHIC POWER-DOI MOI

2. SADDLER’S RULE could not win in the last two outings despite being backed, the distance does not suit this whipless jockey. THE GIANT was a forward runner in last couple of runs, has a decent chance now. SARAAH is at an ideal handicap to strike since she likes winning at these staying trips, the trainer has been dormant, may be he will wait till Pune to go for a gamble. HIGHLAND QUEST does not appeal based on its poor runs. DESERT DYNAMITE was a good 3rd, the rider is weak.

THE GIANT-DESERT DYNAMITE-SADDLER’S RULE

3. SEA SPARROW looks outstanding in this poor bunch. SI COMO NO was backed a bit before being withdrawn last week. DIFFIDENT progeny going over 16oom in first run is a big negative.

SEA SPARROW- SI COMO NO


4. ROCOCO is just about there as per the last two runs. FEET OF FLAMES is not liking the hard surface here, back this horse in rains. DANCING GLORY looks good on handicap, the trainer who has gone down hill is a worry. SIROCO is my choice to win, all depends on a good jump. CHIOS impressed in both wins, the handicap is a worry.

SIROCO-DANCING GLORY

5. CAMEO has run with better types, impressed in gates. HYMNS TO FREEDOM is a good front runner , the jockey is weak. PARIS HILTON is an end of the season type who is in fine form. RED CHILLI has the weight in favor, but bleeders normally don’t win at this time of the season.

CAMEO-PARIS HILTON-HYMNS TO FREEDOM

6. RIVER BLITZ comes into serious reckoning based on its performance so far, the sire has been a flop so far. SUPER KING a brother to KAI has been working fast, the last track was blazing. FEONA with the ill reputed jockey is eye catching in tracks, it should stay in front all the way. THEIR LITTLE SISTER , the well bred full sister to four well performed horses including the Indian Derby winner HOT STEPPER would be keenly watched by all in her inaugural run.

FEONA-RIVER BLITZ-SUPER KING

7. HI DOLLY was a good gamble, may try to run on board again. ES SIDER is a dud brother to NITROUS, lacks fight. FOREST NATIVE is yet to settle down to the correct trip, has a tendency to tire out, needs to be ridden in check to win. ARISTOCRATICAL was kept way off by the rider in last run, can win now if the will to win is there in the minds of the connections. YOWZA has a chance to be tested for a staying trip, she looks to be running beyond her correct distance.

ARISTOCRATICAL-HI DOLLY-ES SIDER

8. SURAJ is down in class and has a good jockey. GATRAVAT is being scrubbed in works, the rider switch is positive. STUD OF GOLD was a close 4th as a favorite. GAME OF POWER can upset if it takes a level jump.


GATRAVAT-STUD OF GOLD-SURAJ


DAYS BEST====SEA SPARROW


DOUBLE======CAMEO & ARISTOCRATICAL

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