Comment on yesterday’s racing :- For a number of years I have observed that C Alford comes to Bangalore for the summer season and rides mostly for Darius Byramji horses. When he is riding on some of these horses they are fancied by the public but very often they do not perform. The same horses later win at good odds with other riders at good odds as Alford had given them dubious runs when backed. MOTHER’S PRIDE and AGILITY are the cases to be studied.
1. ATTATURK was a false favorite last week when he was late on the scene, the rider switch be noted. CLASSIC COMMANDER looks good here and can win provided the will is there. Trainer S Ganapathy’s horses as favorite’ are biting the dust very regularly. SUNNY CONNECTION is there for a shocker, has run with better lots. ALLURING has no credentials except for the jockey.
CLASSIC COMMANDER-SUNNY CONNECTION-ATTATURK
2. VOICE OF INDIA is the only horse here who has won before. CHAITNYA JYOTHI has been tracked well. SIMPLY PHENOMENAL can not get a better field to win than now, the last couple of tracks were good. I FANCY YOU has a decent try jockey. LEADING LADY has come to hand and should place again.
SIMPLY PHENOMENAL-LEADING LADY-VOICE OF INDIA
3. LOWNDES SQUARE has been working impressively and should benefit from the run in a highly competitive field last time. PRICE TO FAME was pulled in last run, subsequently he has been tracking well, the canny trainer is known for good gambles. PEACE MAKER has a better jockey to try and repeat. BEST TIME has handicap, distance in favor and the leading jockey should fight it out.
BEST TIME-LOWNDES SQUARE-PEACE MAKER
4. DIAMOND HUNTER is out of form and belongs to a trainer who is in dumps. SPIRITUALL has a positive jockey switch. PALAZZIO’S SON won all the way and has a chance to repeat as the tracks are excellent. ORIGINALITY looks a notch improved. ACQUITAINE is a game sprinter.
ORIGINALITY- PALAZZIO’S SON-SPIRITUALL
5. SAPTASHWA slackened close home , but he needs another chance over a more suitable distance. DANTE’S PEAK has got over his niggles and is racing well this season. NATIVE TALENT sneaked a clever win in last run, has age on the side. TABLE MOUNTAIN had beaten a very mediocre company.
SAPTASHWA-NATIVE TALENT-TABLE MOUNTAIN
6. ROYAL INVADER is working well and may provide a double to the father, son and the owners. RUMOUR PROOF is very well bred for speed, can do well in first run. STAR PRESENCE was a faraway 2nd, may get on board again. NATOUCHKA has been held back by the trainer for too long, for what purpose if she was to run in an ordinary race?, may get beat as the tracks are nothing to write home about.
ROYAL INVADER-NATOUCHKA-RUMOUR PROOF
7. DESERT RULE is showing out in tracks, the extra distance may be a worry. PELIKANO was given a loosing ride, then later she won as a good thing over an extended distance, difficult to judge how the horse fares today. CASSANDRA is the only winner of this class with a very mediocre jockey. CORBETT could not get in the gates last week in a richly endowed race, the low weights appeal, the dam had won over staying distances.
CORBETT- DESERT RULE-PELIKANO
DAYS BEST=====BEST TIME
DOUBLE=======SIMPLY PHENOMENAL - ROYAL INVADER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:39 AM
1.EXCELLENT ABILITY was backed heavily in its last run, the run was forgettable, may give a better display now. LUMINOUS GOLD has a tough task here. PLEASANT GLORY got up in the last stride to win the last run, the field being weak another win can be expected. FLAIR QUEEN had run with much better types last year, she has come down a lot in handicap, the allowance jockey may get the signal to go all the way.
FLAIR QUEEN-PLEASANT GLORY-EXCELLENT ABILITY
2. NEW PASTURES is a stayer, he had veered out in the straight in last run. ISHINBEYEVA is a failed favorite over this trip, the present handicap is more suitable ,the rider is average. BOCCONCINO should run well here. PRETTY AND FAST won despite a slow getaway, the horse has been tracking well subsequently. PRINCE NORBERT has been pulled quite often by the suspended jockey, appeals over this distance.
PRINCE NORBERT-ISINBEYAVA-PRETTY N FAST
3. DOLCE VINO is tracking impressively, he is the first one from his sire who is looking eager. AMAZING RAY is much superior to all here, the only way she can loose is by accident or intent of the jockey. DRAMATIC DANCER ran well enough in last race to get on board again. LEAVE IT TO ME is bred in purple who has been tracking reasonably well, has got a difficult task to win.
AMAZING RAY-LEAVE IT TO ME-DOLCE VINO
4. EASY has been given runs in open for age group races, looks good in this age category. SMART N SPECIAL looks to be in with a good chance after the last run. SHISHAM has got a very poor jockey. ROYAL ALCHEMIST has been tested, can run on board after the long break. SUNNY LAND has come to hand. SUPER SONIC is an unreliable type.
EASY-SMART N SPECIAL-SUNNYLAND
5. FIREZONE is going over a longish trip. DARE DON got warmed up in its last essay and scared the favorite, now it is pitched at a distance too long for its style of running. BALANCE DE POWER is the oldest of the lot but has a fly in jockey and good form to run over the ideal distance. STAR WAVE has gone backwards, that is what one can read from its last 3 runs this season, but with the animals of the enigmatic owner who knows? BLINK has a decent chance after the last run to score now. MOTHER’S PRIDE is game over this trip. I don’t expect SILKEN THOMAS a surprise winner in lower class to perform in this class at the first instance.
BLINK-BALANCE DE POWER-MOTHER’S PRIDE
6. AWESOME BEAUTY is speedy with an outside chance. FANAA is due for a win now. COLONEL DUFF is an unreliable type who should not be backed after its last show. TINA’S TRIUMPH is a good handicapper who strikes when least expected. ZAFAR is at ideal handicap to steal the show.
ZAFAR-TINA’S TRIUMPH-COLONEL DUFF
7. ROYAL TREASURE has come down in class after a long time, poor planning by the trainer. SO MUCH MORE had impressed in the last win and may repeat. READY TO MINGLE looks better off on weights now, the rider switch be noted. ROYAL BANK has a try jockey. HALL MARK belonging to breeder owner has come down somewhat, the trainer is in dumps.
READY TO MINGLE-SO MUCH MORE-ROYAL TREASURE
8. BRIGADE’S PASSION had won in a hard fought race, the tracks are good for further progress. GOLD CROWN has been tested in last run, now is the time for the owner to have a bet, should win. JAMAICAN BOLT is speedy, the works are impressive. AGILITY is a costly flop. SOUND OF THE WIND is pleasing in trials.
GOLD CROWN-BRIGADE’S PASSION-JAMAICAN BOLT
DAYS BEST====AMAZING RAY
DOUBLE======EASY & GOLD CROWN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:11 AM
A well filled out card of ten races with many horses balloted out at final entry stage in a regular Mysore season as against the poor six to seven races framed at the much hyped racing centre of Pune. The situation is clearly a pointer to the hold of the breeders lobby in constituting rules and regulations for racing in the country. Age does effect the racing animals but fitness is another thing, take the case of CORAL GABLES winning for the 27th time at the ripe age of nine years at the top category at Hyderabad this week. A fit horse can certainly compete, HIGH VOLTAGE raced till his 13th year and participated in more than 175 races, he did not break down any time. The rule regarding discarding horses from the good age of six years onwards is very harsh for the owners.
1. CADRE NOIR has disappointed as a favorite, he may do well in the lower class. HIGH FORTUNE impressed a lot in gates, the lack of a race run is against his chances. RANVEER is unreliable type, may run on board. ANALIKA has placed in last three runs and has a decent jockey. FIERY BUSINESS should be involved if the pace hots up.
CADRE NOIR-HIGH FORTUNE-RANVEER
2. CANNON TARGET may place at good odds, the horse has come down a lot and will earn soon. MR GAMA has a try jockey. PANCHO PETE has been tracking well. SIGN OF LUCK ran on board in last run to be in contention once again. MONEY MANTRA can only improve from this low handicap.
PANCO PETE-CANNON TARGET-MONEY MANTRA
3. DAKINI is impressive in tracks and has an allowance jockey. THEODORA failed as a favorite, ran discouragingly. FATHER’S GLORY is the other failed favorite who warmed up a trifle late. SON OF FORTUNE is a front running type with an allowance jockey.
FATHER’S GLORY-SON OF FORTUNE-DAKINI
4. KALYUG RAJA has been backwards for far too long, he has been scrubbed for response in the mornings. A repeat for MASTER PROSPECT is very difficult. GOLDEN KISS can sprint well. AZAZEL got caught at the post after a forward run. SOUTH LEO has been prepared very well., the mock race should help.
AZAZEL-MASTER PROSPECT-KALIYUG RAJA
5. FULL SPEED gets a last chance before retirement. SANDOKAN has been geared up for the race. THE GAIN won as a good thing, the handicap is stiff, has a fight on hand. ALWAYS FOR YOU is running at better terms and may go all the way. WINDSOR SQUARE appeals on handicap.
ALWAYS FOR YOU-THE GAIN- WINDSOR SQUARE
6. HO CHI MINH could not step up to win last time, may run well.. STAMPEDE is impressive in works. CIAMPINO was a notable finisher. TIME IS PRECIOUS has been well prepared and needs to be tried. SUAVE failed as a favorite in lower class.
CIAMPINO-SUAVE-HO CHI MINH
7. MR MAJESTIC is showing lots of speed in works. LYRA has the top jockey, she has won at these weights before. SENSITIVE PRINCE is tracking very well and has a try jockey. WAR HEAD is a failed favorite.
LYRA-SENSITIVE PRINCE-MR MAJESTIC
8. SULEIMAN PASHA has been very well prepared for the race. KARUMBA needs a bit more of distance . JANASHEEN is a speedy one who can go all the way. KAR O BAR is in forward form.
KAR O BAR-JANASHEEN-SULEIMAN PASHA
9. TIME IS LIFE ran easily in the last race which was made up for the winner to deliver. TANTRIK is going over a longer than comfortable distance. PENNY TWEEDY has a tough task in hand despite the jockey. TURBO BABE can trouble all if she jumps out well.
TIME IS LIFE-TANTRIK-PENNY TWEEDY
10. LOOKING TO LEAD was a notable forward runner who should be at it again. THE FORCE is maintaining form. CARTOUCHE has been tracking impressively. MISSIZZIPPY has a fight on hand as she was a hard ridden winner. BLOOD STREAM needs a run.
LOOKING TO LEAD-MISSIZIPPY-THE FORCE
DOUBLE======CIAMPINO and TIME IS LIFE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:01 AM
1. ZANGI has won with this rider at these weights over the same distance before. Irrespective of the rider I feel VICTORIA is a problem horse and may not win. STILLATO has been tracking and the mysore jockey has a chance. MEXICAN WAVE is an unreliable type old horse who has come down a lot.
2. MOJO is working well and should like the short trip. DEVIL GRANDMA is impressive in works after the surprising good run . STAR GLEAM is decently bred. ONE TRACK MINDED ran with superior company last time and is presently tracking well.
ONE TRACK MINDED-DEVIL GRANDMA-MOJO
3. DARK TAN is a forward runner, may place. PINNAKINI has come to hand with the last good effort and has a chance with the front riding jockey. ROMANCE IN THE AIR was a surprise winner who looks improved. SHE’S BIG has come down a lot to shock with the much improved jockey. VODOO MOON is tracking well.
SHE’S BIG-PINNAKINI-ROMANCE IN THE AIR
4. STEP IN STYLE is by a mare who has produced trash, may run a forward race. LUSH LASHES has been beaten on a number of occasions. ALESCIS warmed up well in her inaugural run and should be the one to improve most. AMAZING QUEEN is just about there in this crowd.
ALESCIS-STEP IN STYLE-LUSH LASHES
5. VAYU PUTRA has a tough load to carry, should still place. FANTASTIC FLAME was a fluent winner who may repeat. MONARCHIAL with the rookie jockey won very easily, may encore. GLORY BOUND has been very badly handled by this below grade trainer, appeals still. MUDEER POWER may run well.
GLORY BOUND-MONARCHIAL-FANTASTIC FLAME
6. D’ARTAGNAN was a talk horse of winters who flopped at miserly odds on the final day. Since then he has improved and his beating of ASTRAL FLASH who finished 3rd in Derby is a pointer. The horse is best in tracks and the trip within compass if taken to the front. BOURBON BAY was given an awful ride when it had no business to loose in last run, today the stakes are much higher for the greedy owner. CORBETT has won at the highest weights in this field in class III. All would be watching the finish of the still maidens LEONARDO and SYSTEMATIC who have shown out at some point or other in their earlier runs. CRUISING may go the distance though 1400 is more ideal, the last few runs have been good.. If GREY MAGIC performs today it would be agony for a lot who wasted useful money on her before.
7. HILL OF GRACE has changed stables and needs to be watched in this run. INDIA SHINING is a game handicapper who is retaining form. THE SPARTAN has come on a lot after the last run. AFFIRMED CROWN is working well, should run a good race at better odds. CARABINNERI has slid down the scales.
THE SPARTAN-INDIA SHINING-AFFIRMED CROWN
8. SIX SHOOTER could not match up against the speedy FOREST FLAIR in last run, has good speed to win. NOX is working well to be a contester again. TALISKER is a fast type who is blazing in works. DESDEMONA ran a fair race and should be in contention . GRRENBRO’S last failure needs to be taken with a pinch of salt as it was too bad to be true.
9. FLAMING LAMBHORGINI is game horse for this distance. THE CONTENDER has lost too many chances to win. SOBERANO has beaten much better types, the jockey is firing well nowadays. PHOENIX REACH won a race due to the poor ride of the favorite.
SOBERANO-FLAMING LAMBHORGINI-THE CONTENDER
DAYS BEST====SIX SHOOTER
DOUBLE======ONE TRACK MINDED to THE SPARTAN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:24 AM
1. SHEER GOLD is speedy, has won this distance at these weights before. SPARK OF SOLERNO has a fighting chance, the horse is running for the fifth time in the season. WORTH A MILLION can go all the way for upset win. REAL GLADIATOR appealed in his last run. YOU’RE CHULBULLI, is speedy in tracks but lacks a run.
REAL GLADIATOR-SPARK OF SOLERNO-SHEER GOLD
2. ICE MINT is well bred who is eye catching in tracks. SPARK OF MARCHADOR was well prepared and given the last run, should improve. TRILLION WIN is an outsider with a rookie jockey. IMPERIAL GUEST is very fluent in works, the owner has flopped with his crop due to negative intentions this season.
ICE MINT-SPARK OF MARCHADOR-IMPERIAL GUEST
3. SUN CHASER has been prepared well and given a run, the subsequent tracks are good. The full brother to SMART N SPECIAL should be in the fray. FLASHING CROWN has the home jockey, will fight out. PERSIAN ROCK may run well under the best stable jockey. ADMIRANDA has been tracking noticeably.
FLASHING CROWN-SUN CHASER-PERSIAN ROCK
4. CAYENNE is a good type and can carry this weight also, the tracks are very encouraging. TICKET TO RIDE won as a good thing, the step up in distance has to be seen. RASHIDA was a good gamble last time, has a job on hand now. NOBLE SURPRISE was a runaway winner who has been kept in fine fettle and at the low weights should run away once again.
NOBLE SURPRISE-CAYENNE-TICKET TO RIDE
5. TOMSK looks good after the eye catching finish in last run. EINSTEIN has been working well and the present distance is ideal. MILFORD has been tracked all through the season. STYLISH BAY has an outside chance.
6. NOBLE KINGDOM has been a consistent failure under the second rung jockey Imran, may be it was planned that way.. It is still looking good due to the opposition and the positive rider switch. DUCKWORTH was a good 2nd and his return to form should be encouraging for the connections. SPANDOU BALLET may find it very difficult to go for hat trick. MYSTIC STAR has run close to the first named and may shock with the good rider. SHISHAM is impressive in tracks.
NOBLE KINGDOM-DUCKWORTH-SPANDAU BALLET
7. ALARIC is by the very good sire whose produce repeat often on winning. HURRICANE BOLT has a job on hand with the foreign jockey who rides well up front. PHENOMENAL STRIDES has been entrusted to Koch for training and it looks that this horse may place at good odds. CHESTERFORD TOUCH has been tracking quite well. SHE’S A LADY has the low weights to carry for the shrewd trainer to strike.
ALARIC-HURRICANE BOLT-PHENOMENAL STRIDES
8. SPRING A SURPRISE is very pleasing in tracks and should fight out. CRIMINAL LAWYER is half brother to THE LAST SAMMURAI, should like the trip. BRIGADE’S PRIDE faces tough opposition here. FLOWER ALLEY looks the best on handicap, the jockey is mediocre. SPARK OF JOY was a good 2nd who will also be in with a chance.
FLOWER ALLEY-SPARK OF JOY-SPRING A SURPRISE
DAYS BEST==== TOMSK
DOUBLE====FLASHING CROWN to ALARIC
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:47 AM
1. CAN CAN got up late in last run at Mumbai, it should score now. EXPENSIVE AFFAIR is a 1000m horse who may be fancied even at this distance as the last run was suggestive. TRY YOUR LUCK has not run for long, may run well. JOHNNY BRAVO, has the benefit of a run, needs more distance.
CAN CAN-EXPENSIVE AFFAIR-JOHNNY BRAVO
2. SHARE MY DREAMS has been tracking, the trainer is having problems finding winners. GOLDEN KINGDOM is working extremely fast and is a failed favorite who may upset. ASTRAL looks very well prepared and should win if the will is there.
3. RIYASAT is the fashionable horse here who is up against formidable horses, the weight and the handicap have to be defied by her to win. PRIAPUS should run well at this track where he has won some good races before. NITROUS is at an attractive handicap.
4. GO GUZZI GO is a good stayer who is working well. SALTORO is a well bred who has been sharpened up well. MASTER CRAFT has come down a lot, can finish in money now. PATTEK PHILIPPE has not lived upto the promise, may run well.
RIYASAT-GO GUZZI GO-MASTER CRAFT
5. DUKE OF LIVINGSTONE is a baught in foal who is tracking well. PRIME TIME is attractive in trials. AESTHETICS is by a speedy mare who won six sprints here, the tracks are good. FIRE STREAK is the other one from the same trainer who is tracking well and may be the “doosra”. YANKEE WOMAN is another bought in filly who is speedy.
AESTHETICS-YANKEE WOMAN-PRIME TIME
6. RED CHILLI has come down with runs, has speed to win up front. TATTENHOE has a strong rider. HIGHLAND WARRIOR is being urged in works, the costly type has not done much so far. SOLID ROCK was a good gamble when winning the last start and has the jockey flown in for this mount only.
RED CHILI-SOLID ROCK-TATTENHOE
DOUBLE=======ASTRAL and AESTHETICS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:36 AM
1. MYPETHONEY has won at these weights in this class before, can sprint out . ROYAL HUNTER who is by a speedy mare was an improving 4th at the end of last season, has a chance if ridden well. SAILING THRU and ALHOMORA are from Lagad’s stables and will be trying to force the issue, the pair have a tough job to win as both have proved failures so far.
2. WESTERN CHELLENGE has taken down enough money in all its runs. The trainer has been tipping this horse to win whenever it ran and despite being a Razeen offspring it has always gone down at the end. However note the poor company here. THE GIANT was a runaway winner who is now running with a penalty, looks tough. LIGHTNING CAVALARY has no problems with the distance, the rider is weak. FOREVER AMBER is again a failure from Razeen, it got beat by that very ordinary horse ARGENTINA who could not win later at Delhi .
WESTERN CHALLENGE-FOREVER AMBER
3. SECRET ADMIRERR is a very speedily bred horse who has an edge at handicap, can win if intentions are serious. HERE COMES THE DON is being scrubbed for response in tracks, can run well. WILD TORRANADDO was in lead group in last week’s race, should find the board now. ARES is on a good handicap, the distance is a bit sharp.
SECRET ADMIRER-WILD TORRANNADO-HERE COMES THE DON
4. ADMIRAL’S QUEST who is full brother to MOON EMPEROR can complete the double for the connections as he is looking good in tracks. RAPHAEL has not tracked much, he is brother to TSESEBE and the dam was a black type. RIVER PRIDE is half brother to speedy ARISTOS, should be in action. SCHOLAR is impressive in tracks, brother IBERIAN was a good sprinter. CRITICAL ACCLAIM, full brother to FEAR OF TEARS is drubbing last week’s surprise winner RED DRAGON, in tracks, looks very good for place.
ADMIRAL’S QUEST-CRITICAL ACCLAIM- RIVER PRIDE
5. RIVER BLITZ was a comfortable winner in maiden’s race, has his task cut out here, the tracks are encouraging. FESTIVE LIGHT should come out of hibernation. DAFFODILS is a fine sprinter, no tracks at all. OH SO ROMANTIC is a costly purchase who has been an expensive failure, may run well at bottom weight.
OH SO ROMANTIC-RIVER BLITZ-FESTIVE LIGHT
6. STAR IMPACT is very attractive in trials, should run for money despite the top weight. BEAU MONDE is back in form. SPITZ has been very forward in all his runs, the handicap is bit stiff. AMBEROGGIO has been tracking well. FEET OF FLAMES has been rested last season, can resume winning ways on backing by the connections. GENERALISSIMO may run well at these weights.
FEET OF FLAMES-STAR IMPACT-SPITZ
7. WHITE HART LANE has been a failure so far, has been prepared. JOLTEON is looking keen in works. SHODDAN has been well prepared, the distance suits the pedigree. FOREST NATIVE is bound to be in the fray after last week’s effort. ARISTOCRATICAL is at low weights for a surprise if he is run up front.
SHODDAN-FOREST NATIVE-WHITE HART LANE
DAYS BEST===WESTERN CHALLENGE
DOUBLE=====SECRET ADMIRER to FEET OF FLAMES
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:52 AM
1. SAN GIMMINANO is a known bleeder who is running on board since the weather suits such types. RANVEER has the capability to win, it needs to be kept keen in early part of the race. FIERY BUSSINESS won when not expected, has age on his side. LAND OF SMILES is still a maiden who can built up on last place.
RANVEER-SAN GIMMINANO-LAND OF SMILES
2. DAKINI is tracking well, has run at Bangalore in tougher company. BULBASAUR was an impressive runner in last attempt. BIG BUDGET flopped when backed last time, may run well with this rider. RUN FOR FAME is a front running type. AMETRINE looks good on handicap.
3. KARUMBA is maintaining forward form after winning in lower class early in season. SPANISH CROWN has been worked daily in last ten days. ANOOSHEEK is known to stop in shadow of the post, the gate practice was suggestive. LIVING FREE won very well and should repeat with the same rider.
LIVING FREE-ANOOSHEEK-SPANISH CROWN
4. TANTRIK is showing lots of speed in tracks. ZOOMING is unreliable. ANGEL OF FAITH is likely to improve based on tracks. HAIL MIKHAEL has the top jockey, looks half prepared. HI HENNESY is pleasing in works.
HI HENNESSY-TANTRIK-HAIL MIKHAEL
5. DEMANDING is keen despite his age. NO NAME has finally come out of hibernation , should be followed now. SERIOUS WARRIOR has a positive rider switch. REGAL IMAGE is working well
SERIOUS WARRIOR-DEMANDING-NO NAME
6. BROWN SUGAR went all the way as a favorite, the claimer jockey has a task in hand to defy the penalty. AMAZING ONE is a known stayer. SO AMAZING was a good gamble, looks tough to repeat over the extended distance. GOLD GRID has the top jockey and handicap in favor. BOSTON RANGER is vying for a hat trick.
GOLD GRID-BROWN SUGAR-SIMPLY AMAZING
7. BULLET TRAIN looks fit, needs this run. THE WORLD IS MINE went down fighting to the good type GRESHWIN, should win now. STOLA is a speedy type. TIME FOR ALL is a well bred who has been well tuned to fight out here. LOOKING TO LUCK impressed in gates.
THE WORLD IS MINE-TIME FOR ALL-STOLA
8. MARATHA CONQUEROR is in fine form. SWISS QUEEN is a front running type who can handle the sprint distance also. SATIN SLIPPER has tracked well, the claimer needs to hit the front early. KORPORATE has been given easy runs, may surprise.
SATIN SLIPPER-SWISS QUEEN-MARATHA CONQUEROR
9. KANGAROO PUNCH may be delivered today as the mock race was suggestive. MR MAGIC is looking very good in works. QUEEN OF DESTINY has tracked very well.
VIVID COLOURS has got to travel the ideal distance to surprise. ROTA ROOA has a try jockey.
MR MAGIC-KANGAROO PUNCH-QUEEN OF DESTINY
DAYS BEST====THE WORLD IS MINE
DOUBLE======LIVING FREE and SERIOUS WARRIOR
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:17 PM
Yesterday I was talking to my friends as to how to differentiate between a good trainer and a bad one. The discussion had come up because one of the race hardened friend mentioned that LEADING LADY to DARK TAN were two good gambles of trainer V Lokanath. Correctly as per the racing grapevine both of these racers were heavily backed down and loads of money was laid on these good things by many such followers as my good friend. The followers were in for grief as both failed miserably and to run salt on their wounds the trainer had not tipped the third horse; ie’ ZAIOS who won at good odds. So coming back to the topic of standard of trainers , I think that a good trainer is whose horses win more often on being backed than such so called trainers who give runs to bring the animals down in handicap and then these loose for some reason or the other when backed.
1. SHADES OF WHITE who is by the top sire led all the way with this jockey to win, an encore is a possibility as the horse is bound to improve as expected from his breeding. FLEETING INDIAN looks very good on handicap but the things against are that the trainer is winless in the season and the rider does not belong to this stable. RED STONE made a good effort to catch up with SHADES OF WHITE in last encounter and looks a bit comfortable on comparison, still a difficult task. ZAMBEZI SUN is by the under rated sire, the two gates were impressive.
FLEETING INDIAN-RED STONE-SHADES OF WHITE
2. CLASSIC CONCEPT is by the good sprint producing sire who has improved after the initial run. BATON ROUGE is bred in purple, the connections have been a failure with the youngsters crop. GLITTERATO got withdrawn last week, the horse had run an eye catching 3rd earlier. GOLDEN CROWN is a bought in filly who is fluent in tracks, the last run was suggestive. RUSSIAN DANCER ran a good race and may get on board again. CALYPSO DANCER is sister to POETIC,( she ran a pathetic race yesterday), will run a good race if gates are no problem.
GOLDEN CROWN-CALYPSO STAR-GLITTERATO
3. STAR ASSEMBLY is an unreliable type belonging to the controversial owner who is in dumps nowadays. PORTOBELLO won well as a surprise, has potential to do well with the rookie jockey. FROZEN FIRE from the SNOW dynasty ran as a good thing, should easily repeat. NATIVE TALENT has a handicap chance with the top jockey.
FROZEN FIRE-NATIVE TALENT-PORTOBELLO
4. STAR PRESENTATION doesn’t like to run cramped up, may surprise over the extended trip in the small field. CONCEPTUAL is in top form after the hat trick, the maternal grand sire PHARLY was a known stayer and the dam FARCICAL has produced a number of stayers. ICE BREAKER has nothing to beat but stay the trip.
5. MIGHTY HEART ran a good 2nd, has a fight on hand as the same rider will try to get a bit extra this time. CART WHEEL has run in higher class, the tracks are fluent. BEE QUICK was a notable winner but no tracks ever since? OWN VOICE appears to have gone backwards like most stable mates.
MIGHTY HEART-CART WHEEL-BEE QUICK
6. PLEASANT GLORY has been tracked, the horse is unreliable. SUDEN THUNDER is down in class, has been loafing for long. SPARKLIND ADVENTURE surprised all by his finishing effort under a rookie in last run, the hard riding jockey has a chance in higher class as the field is weak. FLIP YOUR DESTINY has only to be tried to flip the rest, has come down a lot but the trainer is snoozing.
SPARKLING ADVENTURE-PLEASNT GLORY-SUDDEN THUNDER
7. GARA FLUID is down in class, has a rider who can coax him to run up front. COMMANCHE WAR PAINT is a flop show. PRINCELY GESTURE has been tracked after long. WESTERN PALACE has a try jockey. MEXICAN WAVE is the gamble horse of the trainer today. CORUS has to do something or he goes as a pony for the riding school.
GARA FLUID-CORUS-MEXICAN WAVE
DAYS BEST====FROZEN FIRE
DOUBLE======GOLD CROWN – MIGHTY HEART
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:17 AM
1. MERCUTIO belonging to an unreliable and scheming trainer with a foreign jockey atop is likely to open as a favorite, may win. CLASSIC COMMANDER who was shining in tracks ran as a dud with B Prakash, may win today as the competition is nothing. FEEL IT ENJOY IT and MOMENT OF TRUTH can build up on their previous runs. All other horses are defective or who have not trained well.
CLASSIC COMMANDER-MERCUTIO-FEEL IT ENJOY IT
2. MEGA JOY with the promising rider look good here. ASINBEYEVA flopped as a favorite over a staying trip. LEADING LADY is a well bred but defective animal who has worked well. PRETTY AND FAST has been worked on, may run on board.
MEGA JOY-ISINBAYEVA-LEADING LADY
3. VIRTUOSO flopped after leading in well ahead ,may be considered again. BUCEPHALUS is in good form and is tracking well. CINNAMON ROSE is by a black type out of the top sire, may have come to hand. CAPTAIN’S LOVER belongs to a trainer who is known to take time in preparing horses, may need a run despite being from a speedy mare. BRUNETTA has a negative jockey, otherwise it looks good enough to win.
4. JERSEY PRIDE has come back to form with the last run. MARK OF GIBRALTOR is tracking fine, the rider has lost touch with winners, may run on board. SUGAR RAY has the services of the best jockey. RIMPUCHE has an outside chance in this class.
JERSEY PRIDE-SUGAR RAY-RIMPUCHE
5. GOOD COMPANION warmed up late to figure on board in last run. SATIN WOOD is a speedy type, will fight out. FREE GLIDER may run well. STAGE LIGHT is tracking well.
GOOD COMPANION-SATIN WOOD-STAGE LIGHT
6. POETIC was backed down as a good thing but flopped, the owner has got into the habit of betting in morning and laying for reverse bets at race time, can not be fancied in such doubtful circumstances. SMART N SPECIAL is unreliable. ANOTHER DESTINY was an impressive all the way winner who should be looking to repeat. MAN UNITED has a try jockey. MUSIC FOREVER is the third one from the same trainer/jockey combination, the handicap appeals.
MUSIC FOREVER-POETIC-ANOTHER DESTINY
7. DARK TAN runs at a good handicap. MONEY WITH CHARM is due to run into money. ASPIRING SEVEN loves to run up front. KEMROCK has a rookie jockey.
DARK TAN-MONEY WITH CHARM-ASPIRING SEVEN
DAYS BEST====MEGA JOY
DOUBLE======GOOD COMPANION and DARK TAN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:47 AM
1. SARAAH has been braught down in class, may be tried now. GOLDEN GRACE has done nothing so far, the rider has a task on hand tto do well. CHARLIE PARKER is a long shot, down on handicap since two years. FOREST NATIVE is just about there, needs to be backed now. REGINA is at low weights, has won four races.
2. RIVER TERN has been extensively tracked. SECRET TALK has run on a number of occasions under this rider. ZIPPITY ZIP has a decent chance. DANGEROUS BELLE is being urged for response in tracks, the last 4th was suggestive.
SEXCRET TALK-DANGEROUS BELLE-RIVER TERN
3. CLASSIC RULER had given enough indications in Mumbai, good thing if backed now. AMERICAN IDOL ran well enough at the end of the last season. PHOSPHOR won as a good thing, the got abroad has scope to improve. HIGHLAND MUSIC has been a failure so far. SAILING THRU looses speed at the important end, can place.
CLASSIC RULER-PHOSPHOR-SAILING THRU
4. LYRICAL LASS is a well bred sister to good type BELLA, the connections are in dumps nowadays, the filly may be out fore a run only with this jockey. THE RIGHT MAN is waiting for a gamble punt. STEP BY STEP has worked well. CLOUD COVER ran close to REAL DREAM in last run, the latter lost due to the stupidity of the rider yesterday. SECRET AGENDA is tracking fine.
CLOUD COVER-STEP BY STEP-SECRET AGENDA
5. SEA TREASURE is a good type of youngster who is impressive in trials. IMPERIAL BEAUTY shocked the field in first run last season, has come down since. PARIS HILTON is showing speed in works. BARBARA was made to run in graded races, needs distance to prove. MARINE ZONE is tracking well.
SEA TREASURE-BARBARA-PARIS HILTON
6. ENCELADUS is a demote who is speedy type. AURORA AUREALIS may need this opener for fitness. EKHABINSKYA has to tackle the handicap, tracks are good. SUCCESSOR got caught while conceding weight, has the shorter straight to lead through now.
7. IJLAL may need more distance. NOBLE SALUTE may run well, the gates were good. FEONA is showing plenty of speed in trials. GOLDEN MISS is working well. MOON FLOWER belongs to a lower level trainer who needs all the luck here. RIVER RULE should run well after the last couple of forward runs in Mumbai.
MOON FLOWER-FEONA-RIVER RULE
8. CAMEO is a good type with a strong rider. ABSOLUTE REALITY is looking forward in works. WILD TORRANADO struck twice at Pune last year, may threaten once again. FLAMING ARROW has been readied with a number of works. SIERRA VISTA looks good for a bet here, the Mumbai runs were suggestive.
SIERRA VISTA-CAMEO-ABSOLUTE REALITY
9. CHOTEE BEGUM is bred to stay, the tracks are good but looks tough in this class at top weight. LA JOIE DE VIE won first up and has been braught down. SOLOR was an impressive winner in winters. TOMMY CARMICHAEL is due to earn his feed bill.
LA JOIE DE VIE-SOLOR-TOMMY CARMICHAEL
DAYS BEST===SIERRA VISTA
DOUBLE=====CLASSIC RULER and SUCCESSOR
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:34 AM
1. MUTUAL FUND was a decent 2nd, the horse has not won for a very long time. POCKET DYNAMITE has a most promising jockey to improve on its 4th. OPERA PRINCESS has been working well, tends to stop in final stages of the race. ADRAESTIA placed for first time in career, has scope to improve.
MUTUAL FUND-POCKET DYNAMITE-OPERA PRINCESS
2. TROPICAL FLYER warmed up in the straight to register an easy win, the allowance jockey gives him a chance to encore. KAR O BAR handled the good gamble well, has chance to repeat. MAURITIUS STAR may find the board after the last 4th. WOLF has not won for very long, was in lead pack in last race. MAGICAL MANTRA can not be that bad, will shock some day.
KAR O BAR-WOLF-TROPICAL FLYER
3. JERICHO has earned place money in all three runs. GRESHWIN is blazing the tracks for an encore. CRUISE CONTROL was an easy 3rd, can do better. NANO BLUE won well, has handicap to defy. SPARK OF SYMPHONY appeals on weights and rider.
GRESHWIN-SPARK OF SYMPHONY-CRUISE CONTROL
4. HO CHI MINH has been given a run, the tracks are pleasing. ROANOKE was a most unlucky looser last week, the choice of jockey is frustrating. FEEL MY HEART has come down a lot. VEDA PRIYA could not accelerate when running at cramped odds, the tracks are good.
HO CHI MINH-VEDA PRIYA-ROANOKE
5. SPECIAL FORCE has donkey’s load to defy the good form. RAIDER’S SUN is an unreliable type. EONA may be sacrificed for the stable mate as the rider is known to give crooked runs for the family. ARABIAN SPEED is in top fettle, has to beat the handicap. WINDSOR SQUARE can spoil the party of the favorite’s camp.
WINDSOR SQUARE-ARABIAN SPEED-RAIDER’S SUN
6. NO NAME appears to be coming to form. ZINDABAD was a suggestive 4th . BREED APART has been troubled by problems, needs this run. MASTER PROSPECT is tracking well. PEACE TALKS may upset.
MASTER PROSPECT-PEACE TALKS-ZINDABAD
7. OHIYESA is a good type who is showing out in tracks, should be a good thing at low odds. LOOKING TO LEAD has a chance to fight out. ARTISTIC WAY is an aged horse who is speedy. SUPER SHA has been braught down for a coup, what better opportunity than today, he is a capable horse who was a fighter when running in Bangalore last year.
OHIYESA-SUPER SHA-LOOKING TO LEAD
8. DEMANDING ran a forward race and may place again. SUAVE impressed in gates, may run well. GREY HOUND was notable in gates, may run a forward race. WITCH DOCTPR can place again. FOREVER GRANDE should run well at this distance with this jockey.
DOUBLE======GRESHWIN and SUAVE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:33 PM
Bangalore Derby has created lots of excitement in the minds of race goers, the field is very competitive and since all runners traverse the distance for the first time in their career a veil of uncertainty remains. The punters are well advised to refrain from taking this race seriously, best is to watch it with the interest of a race follower and let the lucky connections win the whopping winning amount. It has been my experience of 30 odd years of racing that the public normally comes to races on a big day well excited and leaves the arena with holes in the pockets, the races are keenly contested on such days as most trainers and owners want to be seen performing at such largely attended occasions.
1. PELIKANO ran a pathetic race to loose over 1800m, looks difficult with extra yards. SAPTASHWA has been prepared for the day, it had last won at this distance under this very jockey carrying 59 Kgs, an all the way effort may be expected. VIVACITY is bred in purple, the distance has to be tackled.
2. JIYA YOH JIYA YOH has a negative jockey. AGILITY is a well bred who has suddenly tracked very appealingly, looks good here. KALYAN is the surprise horse like most of the stalemates. GLORY TO DANCER is a failed favorite who has a race on hands.
AGILITY-GLORY TO DANCER-KALYAN
3. ALACRITY is maintaining good form in works, the win this season was noteworthy before the colts trials run. EDMONDO is very impressive in works and should be the main threat here to the favorite. CHINTZ appears a bit jaded after the last poor run. EL PASO is working well
4. GLITTERATO was an eye catching 3rd , he is full brother to good type COCO CHANEL, should be in thick of things. SUPREME ARCH and YOU’RE A STUD appear non tryers despite good last run, the placement of jockey’s is a give away of the doubts of the connections. TRILLION WIN has no tracks after the last 4th. AFRICAN SKY has been prepared by this girl in the mornings, should fight out for her 2nd win in this country.
GLITTERATO-AFRICAN SKY-TRILLION WIN
5. HENRY’S SECRET is a game stayer but the handicap is against. WIN PRETTY BABY is the feel the track ride for R Hughes, you never know that it may turn out to be the only win for the fly in top jockey. STORMY RIVER has been tracked well. QUITE ACHIEVER has a strong jockey, should fight out.
WIN PRETTY BABY-QUITE ACHIEVER-STORMY RIVER
6. ABOLINE was given an indifferent ride in colts, can return to old tactics of taking things ON from the word go. The staying prowess of the sire has always been doubted. SPRINT STAR was a fluke winner of colts who has a tough task here. POLISH PATRIOT is an unbeaten got abroad who has an outside chance based on last easy win. CAPTIVATING has to tackle the distance, the winner of four races has to be considered. MYSTIC QUEST showed improvement in last run, may find it difficult to place. JAQUELINE and GYPSY MAGIC are going to attract maximum support based on their performances so far, JACQUELINE has won all three outings but the bloodlines suggest that the distance is a big ask. GYPSY MAGIC looks the best in tracks, the poor gates is not a bother as she has never been a front runner, the top jockey may score if luck of the race goes well for him.
7. LOCK AND LOAD is a good type, the last run was poor. NEED OF THE HOUR has been well prepared. BOURBON BAY won handsomely in early part of the season, looks good here. SUPER YACHT can build up on last place run. OBAN has run well up in all his starts.
BOURBON BAY-OBAN-NEED OF THE HOUR
8. ARISTOS has been tracking well, the distance is a bother. EQUIDAE was an easy winner who will try to go for a repeat., may not stay. STAR WAVE is running into form, last run was over a shorter trip, may warm up for a win. TALK TO THE DEVIL is a game stayer who is looking fit in tracks.
STAR WAVE-TALK OF THE DEVIL-ARISTOS
9. TABLE MOUNTAIN has shown lots of good work in the mornings but has not been able to win so far. SUPER SPEAR is working well, the rookie jockey has to use his mind to go with the pace with something in hand. PAINT ME RED is a non winner who has a chance here. SAN FRANSISCO GIRL may stun them all.
SAN FRANSISCO GIRL-TABLE MOUNTAIN-SUPER SPEAR
DAYS BEST=====BOURBON BAY
DOUBLE=======SAPTASHWA and ALACRITY
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:45 AM
1. MIGHTY PRINCE was heavily whipped while going down in a close finish, has been tracked thereafter and should be involved again. YAMAGUCHI has been a disappointment so far, may run on board in this very mediocre field. SUN CLASSIQUE is tracking impressively but since it bled after the last run he can not be considered for a win. NEARCO MASTER has come down a lot, it ran close to better types last year, the tracks are fine. WINGED LIGHT is improving, may run better than before.
NEARCO MASTER-MIGHTY PRINCE-YAMAGUCHI
2. ALVIANO is the son of the classic dam, the delay in initiation to races is hard to understand for this very costly purchase as he has been blazing the tracks. CRIMNAL LAWYER is impressive in works after the last run as 4th. DON VINO is by the speedy mare LA BELLA VITA who won sprints for this very trainer, the tracks are encouraging. RED RENEGADE is nicely bred to stay, the preparation has been excellent and the only worry may be the hype of first named. SHERMAN is by an ordinary sire, the tracks are attractive, may run well. STAR BRIGHT is very well bred granddaughter of STUNNING, has been prepared for the day, the last run was suggestive.
RED RENEGADE-STAR BRIGHT-ALVIANO
3. SIMPLY PHENOMENAL is well bred, he placed for first time in last run and now has a forceful jockey who has just returned from foreign sojourn. BOCCONCINO has been tracking well, the rider is mediocre. VALIANT BID drifted out in odds last time, looks good to score now. FANTABULOUS HERO is maintaining form.
VALIANT BID -SIMPLY PHENOMENAL-FANTABULOUS HERO
4. DISTINCTLY AHEAD is a well bred who has been backwards all through winters, the gates and tracks are suggestive of a fine show irrespective of lack of a run. MARCEGALIA has a rider switch, the tracks are fine. NOBLE KINGDOM has no fighting qualities despite being a Razeen offspring. CAPRIOSKA has a chance to finally score over this shorter distance as she is bound to hit the front. SPARK OF CLASS is tracking well. HALL MARK has reached a striking mark, he may be the doosra from the son’s stables.
5. DIEGO RIVIERA is going over a shorter distance and against some speedy types, the handicap is reverse. DANCING DYNAMITE has been tracked for too long without runs, will find it difficult here. GREEN BAX loves the soft cut of the season. RHAPSIDON SNOW impressed in the mocks, should be the one all have to catch. ORIGINALITY is finally going over the ideal distance, the last run was educational only.
RHAPSIDON SNOW-ORIGINALITY-DANCING DYNAMITE
6. EXCELLENT ABILITY has been working well, can go all the way . SO MOCH MORE is speedy but the lack of a run in the season is a negative factor. FLAIR QUEEN is tracking well. LEON CAVALLO gave a suggestive display in last run, he is capable of winning now.
LEON CAVALLO-FLAIR QUEEN-EXCELENT ABILITY
7. FOREST FLAIR is too good on handicap, the last win was awesome and the additional distance is not much of a worry. SHOTGUNN is tracking very well. NOX looks improved in tracks, the distance is ideal. CRUISING showed out for a split frame in the fillies trials, should run well. CELESTIAL WAY won handsomely and is showing plenty of action in trials, this got abroad looks like a speedy one.
FOREST FLAIR-CELESTIAL WAY-CRUISING
8. MENLO PARK may be ON in this weak field. SPARK OF JEWEL reverts back to the ideal distance. YOUR BEAUTY has an allowance jockey for a retry for place. STEP IN STYLE has been a let down, goes over a scurry which is not suitable. NEEL GAGAN gets another chance to scoot and stay in money.
SPARK OF JEWEL-MENLO PARK-NEEL GAGAN
DAYS BEST====FOREST FLAIR
DOUBLE======RED RENEGADE and RHASPSIDON SNOW
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 8:37 AM
1. The two four year olds look to fight out this race, PRINCE OF ARGYLE who has run second on a number of occasions has a weaker jockey to tackle the improving RAGING RIVER. STICKIEWICKETDOTCOM had run an improved race last week and should place again. WINNING ATTITUDE, FULL STEELE and ANALIKA are the others who may get on board.
PRINCE OF ARGYLE-RAGING RIVER-STICKIEWICKETDOCOM
2. CAREERIST has been tracking well, he is due to start earning some money after a long hibernation. LOOK ALIKE impressed in trials, may upset. RAIN GOD has been very consistent this season. PINE FOREST won well as a favorite and retains zest by figuring on board again. POKEMAN MASTER was a comfortable winner who has to tackle the handicap.
RAIN GOD-PINE FOREST-POKEMAN MASTER
3. KORPORATE has a good jockey, has not won for long, the tracks are good. AMELLIA CORDELL is knocking for a win, can win with this jockey based on the second to HAWAIIN SUNRISE earlier in the season. STORNOWAY is working impressively. I WANNA FLY was backed down and won easily, should be in thick of things again.
AMELLIA CORDELL-I WANNA FLY-KORPORATE
4. MATTER OF OPINION ran a good second. THUNDER ON is well rested after an easy win, has a good jockey. EASY RIDER should have won but for the jockey dislocating his shoulder in the race. MAYHEM has a decent chance with the allowance jockey to get on board. STAMPEDE has been working well.
EASY RIDER-MATTER OF OPINION-THUNDER ON
5. FINAL FRONTIER has been in some form to run well up in his races. TOOFAN MAIL was the winner of a good gamble last time, no tracks though? PENNY TWEEDY has come down to a decent level, the tracks are indicative. TIME IS PRECIOUS has been scrubbed in works.
TIME IS PRECIOUS-PENNY TWEEDY-TOOFAN MAIL
6. ASHKAN was a very impressive winner who retains form. SERIOUS WARRIOR was given a soft ride last time, should improve. SUAVE impressed in gates. AL QAMAR who once raced in top class has a chance to earn some money before retiring at the end of the season. ZINDABAD should run a forward race.
ASHKAN-SERIOUS WARRIOR-AL QAMAR
7. LYRA has a good jockey, the distance is ideal. SANDOKAN is very impressive in tracks, should try to go all the way. KALPAV RUKSHA has a rookie jockey, he is due for a win. HIGH TOWER won well and will try to repeat.
8. CRUISE CONTROL finished on well, can score here. REGAL IMAGE is working well. TURBANATOR ran a disappointing race last time, can upset. BERKLEY SQUARE appeals on handicap, last run was bad.
REGAL IMAGE-CRUISE CONTROL-BERKLEY SQUARE
DAYS BEST=====AMELLIA CORDELL
DOUBLE=======EASY RIDER and ASHKAN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:35 AM
1. SIMPLY PHENOMENAL has a very poor jockey, the horse was fancied by the trainer under Suraj last time. CARNIVAL OF JOY is by a speedy sire, the tracks are average, the rider has a fight on hand. GOOD GIFT has an outside chance under this mediocre jockey. CELESTIAL PRINCESS has been tracked, the rider is riding like a novice these days, the intentions of the very weak trainer are always questionable, the horse may still as the merit of others is as good as this ones.
COLOUR OF JOY-CELESTIAL PRINCESS-GOOD GIFT
2. SWEET SURRENDER is tracking well, the horse belongs to a lower rung trainer who has been in hibernation for long, one doesn’t know when his gambles, if any will take shape. MIGHTY MONARCH has a rider who is in doldrums as to what to do at the fag end of his racing career. BRUNETTA is a failed favorite, the tracks are pleasing. ALARIC got up to pip BRUNETTA in the last run, has to do much more today to win.
3. MUCHO has been handled badly by the trainer as it has taken a whole lot of time to get him down in class, should be supported now. INDIA SHINNING has a good jockey who may shine in this age group field. REFRESH is unreliable type, may run on board. EASY likes the grass, but has a tendency to stop near the post. ECUADOR was nosed out in a weaker set, has to do really well here.
4. ASTON PARK won the last race by default as the favorite did not want to win. GRAND RAPIDS is speedily bred horse from Hyderabad who has a good chance to score in this mediocre lot. CONSTANCE has not trained on as expected, the new owner has purchased some costly horses but with doubtful pedigrees, can not expect him to pick up a race with the lot which is training now, none of them appeal, he appears to have been taken for a ride by whoever is advising him. ROYAL PREMIUM has been tracked, what are the intentions at race time has to be seen.
GRAND RAPIDS-ROYAL PREMIUM-ASTON PARK
5. STYLISH BAY may run well despite the second string jockey. KYLES OF BUTE loves the cut of monsoons, should be in thick of things. THE CONTENDER could have easily won last time, the hapless jockey just did not know how to go ahead. MIGHTY HEART has been tracking, the handicap is a bit stiff. CANAVARO has come down a lot.
THE CONTENDER-KYLES OF BUTE-MIGHTY HEART
6. NOBLE PRINCE has been meticulously prepared for this trophy, the trainer has put a lot of effort, the horse is running at better handicap than ANGELIQUE and VANQUISH who had beaten him before. ANGELIQUE has been scrubbed in tracks, the last run was easy one. FLEETING ARROW can upset , the doubt is on his staying capability.
NOBLE PRINCE- ANGELIQUE- VANQUISH
7. WAR CHILD was a close 4th, the horse is unreliable. SHISHAM has a tendency to drift away in straight, has a handicap chance. CRACKER JACK belongs to a scheming type trainer, the horse has been just about most of the time. CHAKRAVYUH BHEDAK is tracking well, the distance and the handicap suit.
CHAKRAVYUH BHEDAK-WAR CHILD-SHISHAM
8. CALMING INFLUENCE has been well prepared, this rider has not done justice to backed horses. JUST IN TIME is speedy front running type with a controversial jockey. SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE finished on well in last run. CELESTIAL SON won the last race surprising its connections who did not cash in on the chance, looks good for a repeat.
CELESTIAL SON-CALMING INFLUENCE-JUST IN TIME
DOUBLE=====THE CONTENDER and CELESTIAL SON
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:41 AM
1. VALIANT BID has been a disappointment so far, the horse has been prepared , may run well. FANTABULOUS HERO won well and should be involved at the finish again. DIAMOND SHOWER was given an educational run, should go all the way now. MEXICAN WAVE was whipped hard to get on board, the rider is repeated.
DIAMOND SHOWER-FANTABULOUS HERO-VALIANT BID
2. PELIKANO was an easy runner who is tracking extremely well, has run with better lots. MYSTIC STAR is working well. ONE is a inconsistent horse , can’t be backed at this distance. SPANDAU BALLET won in a very poor company, may improve a bit.
3. LONE RANGER who is a brother to STAR ALWAYS should be the first Hyderabad visitor to score based on the jockey and the good tracks. NECTAR CROWN was an easy non try second, the brother to PRECISION is working well. LUSH LASHES has failed as a favorite. AMAZING QUEEN a full sister to NOBLE PRINCE must be having some physical abnormalities to land with such a hopeless trainer. BLACK BEAUTY was a big disappointment in last run.
LONE RANGER-NECTAR CROWN-LUSH LASHES
4. KINGDOM OF DREAMS has been well prepared, the mock race and tracks give him a good chance. SPARK OF SOLITAIRE has been working well. HIGH GLEAM who has run well with winners last season has been kept in the stables and no tracks, could have beaten this lot for the asking if fit? CASH IS KING is a place hopeful.
KINGDOM OF DREAMS-SPARK OF SOLITAIRE-HIGH GLEAM
5. MUDEER POWER dragged the rider to place in last run, should improve. GLORY BOUND has been given in/ out runs, has raced with better types. DARK TAN is likely to run up front. FLY FOR SURE has been prepared, the tracks are impressive.
GLORY BOUND-FLY FOR SURE-MUDEER POWER
6. HIDE AND SEEK is tracking well, the Hyderabad crop is going to be tried before return. No works for ROYAL GLINT, may be packed for Mysore season. BRUCKNER ran disappointingly as a favorite, the team has been working hard on him, may deliver. CHRONICLE is pleasing in morning tracks. FLOWER ALLEY is a front running type. AKSINYA a costly purchase has not been run despite half the year gone by, some trainers we have. The filly is bred in purple, the tracks are attractive but the connections are unreliable type, yet the other horses do not attract as much.
AKSINYA- BRUCKNER- FLOWER ALLEY
7. RUGGED BEAUTY has run well on both occasions, the tracks are speedy. GREENBRO won well, has good speed to try a repeat. ABOVE THE LINE could have won the last start, the horse is fit for the fray. SENORA ENCIMA is in fine condition.
ABOVE THE LINE-GREEN BRO-RUGGED BEAUTY
8. MONARCHIAL is my bet of the day in this poor field, the horse has run on board in higher class and should warm up to beat this lot. NEEL GAGAN lost a race which it could have won for the asking, has been kept in trim. MY WINNING CHARM is due to pick up some money now. SEVEN STAR has been a big failure, will run a forward race.
MONARCHIAL-NEEL GAGAN-MY WINNING CHARM
DOUBLE======KINGDOM OF DREAMS and MONAARCHIAL
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:28 AM
1. POCKET DYNAMITE is a winner of 5 races who has an improving jockey. GETAWAY is speedy in tracks, yet to come to hand though. MUTUAL FUND is a winner of three races who has a jockey in form, the horse has not won for a long time. POKEMAN MASTER is tracking well after his last run. EYE FOR STYLE has scope to be keen after 11 starts of nothingness.
MUTUAL FUND-POKEMAN MASTER-POCKET DYNAMITE
2. SHOW N TELL is a failed favorite who has lots of early speed. GOLDEN FLOWERS was a surprise winner who is well rested. BRAVE ARJUN is an unreliable type who is being questioned for response in tracks. ARTIC PRINCESS ran a forward race to win and looks to repeat under the top jockey.
ARTIC PRINCESS-SHOW N TELL-GOLDEN FLOWERS
3. HOLIDAY DATE is impressive in works, the jockey is keen. FIRE OF JOY is a speedy horse who is well prepared. AMELLIA CORDELL is a sure shot fighter of the day, may turn the tables based on a very suggestive run last time. KALIYUG RAJA showed signs of improvement in last run.
FIRE OF JOY-AMELLIA CORDELL-HOLIDAY DATE
4. NANO BLUE who is still a maiden is in fine form. SADDLE POINT appears to be coming to hand. KHOKA is a failed favorite who has handicap in favor. LAND OF SMILES has been grilled in tracks. STIKIEWICKETDOTCOM has been mulish, can upset.
KHOKA-NANO BLUE-SADDLE POINT
5. BEAUTY ON DUTY has not won for long, the last effort was good. CARTOUCHE has stuck fine galloping form, the handicap is very stiff after the last easy win. PAT ON THE BACK was an encouraging front runner last week. BOSTON RANGER was a good winner who has the age and distance in favor for a repeat.
BOSTON RANGER-BEAUTY ON DUTY-CARTOUCHE
6. RAIDER’S SON is due for a win, some of his last runs were dubious. SNAP DRAGON is in fine form, he is keen in tracks. FIRE BRIGADE is a front running type who is maintaining form. BRAVO BEDFORD is in fine fettle and may force the pace today. NECTAR JEWEL has a negative switch of the rider.
RAIDER’S SON-SNAP DRAGON-BRAVO BEDFORD
DAYS BEST=====FIRE OF JOY
DOUBLE=======BOSTON RANGER and RAIDER’S SON
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:33 AM
1. RICH ROGUE has the best jockey, the tracks have been very fast and pleasing and should win easily as he has a very ordinary field to beat. STOLLA is by the speedy EMINENT who had won many sprints in western India. MISS MEXICO has been tracking well,. TIME SPEED has run some forward races and should easily place here.
RICH ROGUE-TIME SPEED-STOLLA
2. RUN FOR FAME has won at this distance at these weights before, has a reasonable jockey. ROTA ROOA likes to run up front, has won earlier in the season. SUNLAA was a late finisher in last race, should be trying to do better in a very poor field. DARE YOU DO has been running like a donkey, can not go further down the scales.
RUN FOR FAME-SUNLAA-ROTA ROOA
3. ALPHA CENTAURI was involved in a very close finish, the added distance may not suit. LIVING FREE has been immaculately tracked, the rider give the horse an edge, the last gate practice be considered as a big positive. WINNING ATTITUDE has not won since the first run of career, has decent form. BORN PURPLE has come down a lot, may raise a gallop under this sincere jockey who won on him last year.
LIVING FREE-BORN PURPLE-ALPHA CENTAURI
4. CAFFE COFFEE is a game horse, can carry this load. MAGICAL SPIRIT is very stiff on handicap. FULL SPEED has a chance here after lots of runs with Bangalore horses. AMAZING ONE is showing out in mornings. BROWN SUGAR is pleasing in tracks, the distance is ideal. GOLD GRID has been prepared well.
GOLD GRID-CAFFE COFFEE-BROWN SUGAR
5. CAREERIST has not won for long, the tracks show improvement. VERTEX won his first start very well, has been kept in fine shape. GOLDEN KISS goes over the pet distance. SPARK OF SYMPHONY finished on interestingly; the jockey is in dumps, has to get his confidence back before being considered.
6. LOOKING TO LEAD is very attractive on handicap, the rider has to show some skills , the horse has run with far superior Bangalore types. ALWAYS FOR YOU is maintaining form and has an improving jockey to boot. STAMPEDE is very keen in works, the rider may deliver like last week. CIAMPINO was a suggestive runner last week, the placing of Nazim is questionable. THE GAIN ran away from all in last run, has improved in tracks. KANDIATE is in fine form.
LOOKING TO LEAD-THE GAIN-ALWAYS FOR YOU
7. FOREVER GRANDE has been given runs, the distance suits. TURBUNATOR may shock them all, he is a long shot who can warm up if the speed of the race is fast. AZAZEL has been sharpened up very well. I WANNA FLY could not even jump out well after being quietly fancied last time, may be at it again. PEACE TALKS has a positive rider switch, the horse is due to earn his corn bill.
TURBANATOR-I WANNA FLY-AZAZEL
DOUBLE=======RICH ROUGE and LIVING FREE
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