1. LATIN TWISTER had won well and was in betting order before being withdrawn, needs a bit of distance to show out. AZAZEL is looking good in tracks, the jockey is mediocre who has been off for long. WHISPER VALLEY is at a decent handicap. LAND OF SMILES was not on in last run, can surprise. THE ROLLS is partially owned by A Saraf, the Chennai based bookie, may win at good odds.
LAND OF SMILES-THE ROLLS-AZAZEL
2. CLASSIC CONCEPT needs to be persisted with, it had beaten HAPPINESS comfortably and the latter ran well last week. STELLAR STAR was running well when it veered off after the bend. LOOKING TO LUCK will be looking to win after the last show. VIBHUTI has been given runs, the low weights appeal.
CLASSIC CONCEPT-VIBHUTI-LOOKING TO LUCK
3. YANKEE LANE has been working well, may get down to business in first run only. QUEEN OF DESTINY is speedy, may be tried at this distance. COLLATERAL is good in tracks, the distance is sharp. MATTER OF OPINION has a try jockey, has not won for years.
YANKEE LANE-MATTER OF OPINION-COLLATERAL
4. SWISS QUEEN has been given reducing runs over months and now goes with the class better jockey, looks short of work. BLISS is at reverse handicap, has no tracks. SECRET FURY has a weak jockey, the last run was good when it finished on. ARKWRIGHT is game for this distance.MARATHA CONQUEROR has been on reducing mission for too long, may run well.
SECRET FURY-SWISS QUEEN-MARATHA CONQUEROR
5. ECUADOR has not run upto his handicap, may be it was a deliberate effort on part of the connections. GREEN VISION goes over the pet trip after a fine run last time. TRUE FORCE has a try jockey. FEEL MY HEART has won three in a row and still looks very fit. FREE SPIRIT may run well if stable mates are easy.
GREEN VISION-ECUADOR-FEEL MY HEART
6. CHAMCHA IN CHIEF is in forward form. NICE GUY is a speedy one. WITCH DOCTOR is at a decent handicap , may run all the way to the post. MISS RUBY is a morning glory whose tracks are eye catching, can shock some day. HERO’S DOMINANCE needs a bit of trip.
WITCH DOCTOR-MISS RUBY-CHAMCHA IN CHIEF
7. OUR LITTLE SAVAGE may be on reducing mission, is the best performed of the lot. DARE DON is in fine form to be in thick of things again. ASHKAN is a good type who has an aging jockey, has tracked well. LOOKING TO LEAD ran well at the main centre last week. DANGER DIABOLIC is unreliable at the gates, remains in contention.
ASHKAN-DARE DON-LOOKING TO LEAD
8. EVANSTON was given a very easy ride, has capabilities to win on being tried. AHIRA was a surprise winner, looks difficult over the increased distance. BEHRAM carried back breaking weight to easy win over this trip, should repeat even in this class. FINAL FRONTIER is an out and out stayer who is at mean weights.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:18 AM
1. STUD MUFFIN has shown improvement in tracks, the half brother to MISS EVERYWHERE should be tried now. LEGEND REBORN has been given most tracks by the foreign jockey and now a very mediocre jockey rides, may run well at favorable odds. HEART N SOUL has been well prepared and is working well, may be tried here only. SARATOGA may place under the better than rest jockey.
LEGEND REBORN-HEART N SOUL-SARATOGA
2. GUNPOWDER is given fast tracks, the mediocre bred will be favored to win under the good jockey. HAMSAFAR should like the staying trip. AWESOME FLIGHT has a try jockey, the trainer has two runners in this small field. POWER GRID has chute down in handicap, can upset.
POWER GRID-GUN POWDER
3. CELESTINA has worked well, the owner seems disinterested in trying here. SWEET PERFORMER finished on well in last run, should be trying to better now. RETALLIATE is tracking well, may be backed. THE DARLING BOY can be tried if he is not the favorite, the stable has gone to dogs lately.
SWEET PERFORMER-THE DARLING BOY-RETALLIATE
4. ELITE LAND has run over middle distances and now goes over the scurry, may run well. MARK OF GENIOUS is half brother to speedy JOIN THE PARTY, has looked in fine nick on tracks. ANNA has been fast in works, the rider will be forcing the issue. BUGGATTI has gate problems, hard to back with this bad habit despite the top rider.
5. DRAMATIC DANCER is a fine front running type who can go all the way, the jockey has been laid back after the allowance has gone. SOCIAL CLIMBER has been given a run, will be on the job today. LITTLE SPLENDOUR is the horse from the canny ‘long odds place only’ type trainer, may run well as the handicap suits. CAPTAIN’S LOVER is tracking well, the connections are dubious type.
DRAMATIC DANCER-LITTLE SPLENDOUR-SOCIAL CLIMBER
6. HALL OF GLORY is the best youngster from Kolkata, is well bred winner of three races. WALNUT CREEK won well and has the best jockey. SIRONO won in top time and very impressively, will fight out. CARLA is the hype horse, won going away and maintains forward from.
7. LEONARDO is the maiden who has placed in black type races, horse has been well prepared, the rider has regained his riding confidence as justified by two long odd wins .TOKAPI was given a weak ride purposely last time, is looking in top shape. The horses from this costly and canny trainer are only winning when not fancied by public. CAMELOT defied the handicap to post a fighting win, goes over pet distance now. OBAN is working well, the horse has not won over this trip before.
8. COLONEL DUFF has no form but handicap favors for an upset. LADS GLADIATOR is impressive in works. SPARK OF BRONTE should be fancied based on some good tracks and stable form. BRUNETTA has worked well and looks improved. RUMOUR PROOF ran below par last time, has a jockey who is loosing confidence now.
LADS GLADIATOR-SPARK OF BRONTE-BRUNETTA
9. PORTATONE won well and now goes with an average jockey. SUNSPIRIT won his maiden race as a good type, has been sharpened up well for the day. AZTEC GOLD won the last race with ease and the rider looking over his shoulders, should repeat. YAS MARINA is a failed favorite with an ordinary jockey, may run well.
AZTEC GOLD-SUNSPIRIT-YAS MARINA
DOUBLE------- LADS GLADIATOR X AZTEC GOLD
1. MAGNIFIQUE has run some close races in winters, has a good jockey now and will be fancied. I FANCY YOU has to beat the penalty, won in a close finish. YES I CAN is at decent handicap but an average jockey who may be giving a ride only. SABARI may be backed by the connections, has done nothing so far. MISTER TROOPER is likely to be tried again for place money.
MAGNIFIQUE-YES I CAN-MISTER TROOPER
2. AILSA is a failed favorite when it was running over a sharp distance, may improve. SUN SALVADOR is half brother to speedy HIGHLAND BOUNTY and has been consistent in tracks which are encouraging. MATIS placed at long odds last time because the doosra from the stables ,ie; MYTHOS was kept on leash by C Alford, today the favor will be returned. COOL MOVER is very well prepared, the sire has lost his sting with age but he will still produce some decent types.
COOL MOVER-SUN SALVADOR
3. BALLIBAY was given a questionable ride last time, the filly is in pink condition and has to show out over the ideal trip. SUNNY’S SECRET may not stay the trip, has worked well. CAMMORAA is pleasing in works, the last run was below par. REZOOM gave hiccups to the heavily fancied ORDAINED ONE, will be liking the trip and the cut in grass.
4. YOUNG SAPPER and DAXIA from Hyderabad have a good chance provided they are allowed to fight out, both have worked well. YAMAS was a start to finish winner over this distance and will run well again. DEEP BLUE SKY is ordinarily bred, has a strong jockey to try and win in this poor set up. SMART WAYS is going over the ideal trip and has the bloodlines to do well.
SMART WAYS-DEEP BLUE SKY-YAMAS
5. BID FOR GOLD has been very well prepared, the last run was easy. BLINK is an oldie who is tracking well, has the downhill jockey for hope. MAGNANIMITY goes over an ideal trip now. SPOT ON can race away if tried. CAPRIOSKA loves to lead, has low weights and a try jockey.
6. HAMPTON COURT has an honest front riding but mediocre rider, has form in favor. AMAZOR belongs to a low grade trainer, has looked good in trials. CASH IS KING has worked well and has the performing stable jockey to boot home. MYSTERE is being scrubbed in works, needs this run.
CASH IS KING-AMAZOR-HAMPTON COURT
7. CARNIVAL OF JOY has been fooled around with in higher class, has won at these weights before. CHRONICLE has not run for long, looks to have come on in works. CHESTERFORD TOUCH belongs to another trainer whose wards have to wait for months before earning something for the patient owners. GOOD GIFT was backed down and then eased up in betting, may surprise if odds favor. SMART COOKY has been worked well, the jockey is just a riding boy who goes out for an airing mostly. CHAR CHAND may place as it has come down to lowest level.
CARNIVAL OF JOY-CHRONICLE-CHAR CHAND
8. SKY MARSHAL has taken some time to come to hand, may run well, the dam has been disappointing in breeding so far. RECHARGED has run well last time and may win if ridden strongly. KILMINJARO is a well bred who has a work jockey. COUNT ROYAL has a good jockey, the brother to DOI MOI is yet to come to hand.
DOUBLE======SMART WAYS X MAGNANIMITY
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:15 AM
1. ASPIRING SEVEN is from main circuit, has won in class IV , he has been well tracked and gets a top rider to fight out. RAGING RIVER is still a maiden and has benefit of a run. MAJOR IMPRESSION is a 7 year old maiden who appears to have shed the lethargic habits, last run was suggestive. TRACK WONDER got on the board and has been given gates.
ASPIRING SEVEN-MAJOR IMPRESSION-RAGING RIVER
2. MASTER STRATEGIST has not won for long at the main centre, has impressed in lead up for the race and the trainer will be looking for a double with this rider. SIZZLING STAR was given a very easy ride, has an allowance jockey now. LOOKING TO LUCK has been very well prepared; the last run over wrong distance needs to be overlooked. STERLING SNIPS has been worked with weighty leather bandages, the trainer’s cheating was caught, he must have been fancying a coup. KILLER FOOT led well into the straight last time, the distance is more apt now.
SIZZLING STAR-MASTER STRATEGIST-LOOKING TO LOOT
3. SUN DEVICE had impressed in last run, he is not a winning type when put under pressure. CHAMCHA IN CHIEF has been given few runs. LOREMO has a weak jockey. SERIOUS WARRIOR has been given trial runs under a rookie jockey, the tracks are good. STERLING SPEED has been inconsistent, can surprise.
SERIOUS WARRIOR-SUN DEVICE-STERLING SPEED
4. ALEJANDROS is a failed favorite over this trip. WINNING TALE was an impressive winner; he beat a weak field and has a fight on hand for repeat. RIVER GLORY is a costly failed favorite from Mumbai’s biggest owner, the trainer Rakesh having being suspended the horse runs under the tutelage of the brother, may run well. AMAZON impressed in gates, will be tried at good odds. CLASSIC CONCEPT is due for a win, goes over the right distance.
CLASSIC CONCEPT-WINNING TALE-AMAZON
5. THE GAIN is due to shock the fancied ones some day. YOU’RE MY LUV is working well. WILD TEMPER is reason for the trainer’s suspension, the last runs were easy, can win at good odds as the horse has been very well prepared. LOTUS POND is a good type who is tracking very well, has not raced for long. CHIEF DE MISSION is in fine form.
WILD TEMPER-LOTUS POND-CHIEF DE MISSION
6. WINNING DESIRE has been in speedy shape but has the handicap dead against when compared to some others running here. AUTHOROTATIVE has fine bloodlines, he is half brother to good type MOONSTONE and speedy HEIFITZ, may need an initiating run. BE BRAVE is looking forward. BLACK KNIGHT has taken time to come to hand, has a jockey who is doing well lately. INTIFADA was being touted as a good type by the rail watchers, the horse has befuddled their observations, can do well at good odds over this sharp trip as he has initial speed, may pay to persevere with him.
INTIFADA-BRAVE KNIGHT-WINNING DESIRE
7. DARE DON is at killer weights, may run well. SECRET COMMAND is in sprinting form. CHAMPION’S LEAGUE is maintaining good form. KALPAV RUKSHA has been well prepared and given an easy run. CAFÉ COFFEE has not won for long, has come down a lot.
CAFFE COFFEE-KALPAV RUKSHA-DARE DON
8. PLACE HER WELL has an allowance jockey; he is due for a win. REGAL MUSIC was a surprise winner, may find it tough to repeat as he may bleed under pressure. EXPENSIVE AFFAIR impressed in a run over a wrong trip. TRUE FORCE is in fine form. ARABIAN MEMORIES has scales in favor, the jockey is unreliable.
PLACE HER WELL-EXPENSIVE AFFAIR-ARABIAN MEMORIES
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:01 AM
1. MONTEDORO had put in some good tracks and then placed, should be improving. FAME AND GLORY was a faraway 2nd, the rider has his task cut out to do well here. SKYLINER is by a decent mare and has been given good tracks, may run well. NESSIE is a speedy type, has worked well. CON ARTISTE looks too good based on her winter run in better class of horses, she was given a very easy ride last time.
2. ISINBAYEVA and ATTATURK are the only two who have won before. The former has a poor jockey and the later is being bought down for a gamble, runs 40th time in his career. MY MUSKETEER is the disappointing younger brother of COTSWOLD ARMS, has a decent jockey and should build up on last 4th. Any other rider on HARINI and she had a chance to upset. The lowly rated trainer may again invoke public interest on the useless PRINCE NORBERT.
3. WALNUT CREEK is a got abroad who has been given mocks, may be tried. BLACK BEAUTY was an easy 2nd last time. CARNIVAL OF JOY has an outside chance. BLACK SUPER STAR comes into reckoning based on a good run last time, has worked well. AFRICAN SKY is a big failure for a costly purchase, ran in patches in the mocks, may do well.
BLACK SUPER STAR-AFRICAN SKY-BLACK BEAUTY
4. BID FOR GLORY has come to hand and is working well, the distance is ideal for the good jockey to exploit. KICKING KING won a good gable, has a negative handicap now. MANTHARA ran a very close 5th and should be fancied now. ALLEGRO has the place at long odds specialist riding her.
MANTHARA-BID FOR GLORY-KICKING KING
5. KINGDOM OF DREAMS has often been bet on but failed to deliver, carries the tab of a failed favorite under a downhill jockey. NATIVE TALENT was given a very easy ride, has come down in scales and should be running well today. NOBLE SACRIFICE appears to have sorted out the gates problem, can fight out. SHER DIL is a good handicapper.
NATIVE TALENT-KINGDOM OF DREAMS-NOBLE SACRIFICE
6. ART CONNOISSEUR was given a questionable ride last time, is well bred and speedy. ITS MY PARTY won despite no betting by connections, the horse must be good. INDIAN BOLT was in betting order last time, has tracked well and the average jockey may ride well up front. SANDALWOOD STAR has a sincere rider.
ART CONNOISSEUR-ITS MY PARTY-INDIAN BOLT
7. RIMPUCHE appears to have come on after the run. SLIK KIT ran well enough in tough company, is working well. MAGNANIMITY is looking very fit. IN THE ZONE is speedy and goes over the pet distance.
MAGNANIMITY-SLIK KIT-IN THE ZONE
8. IMMENSE is the speediest in tracks and the last win was an improvement. The horse was badly held on rails and finished full of running in AWARDING’s first win and has done nothing wrong ever since. CIEL INDIENNE should love the cut and try to go well up front. ORDAINED ONE won a labored race, has improved. SUN KINGDOM was the eye catching winner at good odds in the juveniles million, the best trip for the breed is 1400 only. MOON STAR ran close to MACCHIPICHU in Mumbai, has been given the run last time. ARYA VEER is a well bred who impressed a lot in maiden win here.
IMMENSE-MOON STAR-SUN KINGDOM
9. DESDEMONA lost in a narrow contest and needs to be given another chance. SPARK OF REVERENCE is in fine nick . ROYAL PLAYER was an improved runner in last attempt. ALVIANO is at low weights, may need a run.
DESDEMONA-ALVIANO-SPARK OF REVERENCE
10. SOUTH PARADISE has come down in class, the rider is ordinary. THUMPING VICTORY has tracked well. VAYU PUTRA is looking fit. SUNNY’S CONNECTION may run well.
THUMPING VICTORY-SOUTH PARADISE-VAYU PUTRA
DAYS BEST===CON ARTISTE
DOUBLE====NATIVE TALENT X DESDEMONA
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:42 AM
1. GOOD SHOT has been tracking regularly, ran easy in mocks and is in fine shape, may be tried with this average rider for good odds. MORAVA GOODTIME is a filly with a temperament, last run was poor. JENNIFFER a wrongly named colt with a feminine name is well bred, may need this run before getting on board. BALMORAL CASTLE has an awesome pedigree, looks forward from tracks, the trainer would be very interested in this hopeful’s future.
BALMORAL CASTLE-MORAVA GOODTIME-GOOD SHOT
2. SKYRIDER has tracked well, comes into contention based on winter runs. NORTH CAPE is decently bred, was slow off and kept purposely wide most of the way in mocks, last work was good.ICE BOUND is full sister to black type SANSKARA, the trainer has been wayward in preparing his horses, this one has a fighting chance. CROWN EMPRESS ran one paced in last outing, may improve as the sire is tops.
NORTH CAPE-ICEBOUND-CROWN EMPRESS
3. AFFICIANDO should improve after the last easy run, has worked well. FOSWELL looked ordinary in CARLA’S race, needs more distance. ONE FOR THE MONEY is going to be fighting for money after a very noticeable run last time when he was finishing on. SWIFT STAR is a well bred full brother to black type NATIVE KNIGHT , he was given an easy outing in winters, the preparation now is good. SKY GLIDER is from a speedy mare and has attracted lots of betting in winters, should be fancying her chances here.
SWIFT STAR-SkY GLIDER-ONE FOR THE MONEY
4. MOVES GOODENOUGH went down fighting to COULEUR ROUGE who was an impressive runner in FTS subsequently, has top weight as worry. MAGIC MILLION has always been on board in all seven runs. GIFT OF LOVE was given an easy first run, has weights in favor. SOVIET MELODY won in poor company, should improve now.
MOVES GOODENOUGH-MAGIC MILLION-SOVIET MELODY
5. STILL WILL is a good handicapper and should be fighting now after the last easy run. TANZANITE has a fair chance with the top rider, has not been able to show out after the last win in Mysore season. THE LAST SAMMURAI has come down a lot, may show out with this rider. GREENS has a chance to place. CHINTZ should do well with the improved jockey.
6. RAPTURES OF VICTORY has been tracking well, the mocks should have bought him on. FLYING TRICOLOUR is a speedy type who lost out to too good ELOISE last time. ROSE MEAD was an impressive winner who maintains form. BRAAVO was a runaway winner in winters, has been well prepared.
FLYING TRICOLOUR-BRAAVO-ROSE MEAD
7. SPRINT STAR was an impressive winner of Karnataka Cup , the ideal trip is 1600m only. BECKET has to live upto his huge reputation, has been working well. COTSWOLD ARMS showed zest in last race despite his age. ONASSIS was given a loosing ride last time, should be a worthy adversary to the favorite now. SPARK OF GOLD is a good type and has handicap to trouble at long odds. SANS PAREIL is shining in tracks, the low weights and the fighter jockey are plus points.
8. PARTY TONITE has been working well, the distance is an issue. SON OF THE SOIL would be looking to beat this weak field if handled well by the aging rider. SEVEN STAR is one paced. PERSIAN PRINCESS may run well as the trip suits.
SON OF THE SOIL-PARTY TONITE-PERSIAN PRINCESS
9. RED RENEGADE runs after a long recovery break. FLAMING LAMBHORGINI was a fighting 3rd , goes over the ideal trip. SHOTGUNN is looking good for repeat. RAPTOR FORCE may need the run, likes the underfoot conditions.
SHOTGUNN-FLAMING LAMBHORGINI-RAPTOR FORCE
10. POWER COLORS is from the good sire. DANCE N CELEBRATE is by a good sire from a decent mare, has a fine chance with this jockey. GLUTEUS MAXIMUS has come up after the last non try run. BEAUTIFUL LIFE has inherited the habit of not jumping out from his dam, what a shame as the gelding looks very fit in tracks. GOLDEN QUEST should be involved in this field.
GLUTEUS MAXIMUS-DANCE N CELEBRATE-GOLDEN QUEST
DOUBLE====BALMORAL CASTLE X BECKET
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:52 AM
1. LATIN TWISTER was an un extended runner who finished on board, has a chance to do well here. DESTINY’S WISH is still a maiden at this age, the handicap favors and the cunning jockey may do the trick. SMILE AGAIN retains form and should be fighting to place again. KILLER FOOT is a non performing type, may run well.
GYPSIE’S WISH-LATIN TWISTER-SMILE AGAIN
2. BEHRAM was given a loosing run, the trainer is bookie friendly, should win if odds suit. SWISS CHOCOLATE has worries of gates, may break out well to trouble the field. LAND OF GOLD is looking for a win, the gates were impressive. SLASSIC CONCEPT should like the trip as he is bred to stay.
BEHRAM-LAND OF GOLD-CLASSIC CONCEPT
3. BREED APART continues to be a maiden, has a try jockey. ROYAL LIAISON should run well here. LAND OF SMILES has won at these weights with this jockey before. SPARK OF ZEAL has worked well, should be fighting out.
LAND OF SMILES-SPARK OF ZEAL-ROYAL LIAISON
4. GRACIAN is a speedy one with an allowance jockey. FEEL MY HEART has been favored by the handicapper last time and he retains the edge. SUN DEVICE is a lethargic type, has an allowance jockey. STELLAR SPEED has a jockey switch after a useful run.
FEEL MY HEART-STELLAR SPEED-SUN DEVICE
5. LIVE IT UP is tracking well. WORLD IS TOO MUCH was ridden easy in last run, the distance and age suit. ROYAL VIEW is picking up useful money at this age. STAMPEDE is maintaining forward form. ALEJANDROS may run well, he is a failed favorite .
LIVE IT UP-WORLD IS TOO MUCH-ROYAL VIEW
6. CHIEF DE MISSION was a suggestive runner last time, goes over an ideal trip. LYRA is down a lot in scales. AWESOME FIGHTER was an all the way winner who should be considered for repeat under this jockey. DUTCH HERO is at a good handicap, last run was good.
AWESOME FIGHTER-DUTCH HERO-CHIEF DE MISSION
7. BOSTON RANGER has problems of gates, has tracked well. AMAZING ONE is game for the trip. SUPER SHA has been hiding true form. MUCHO had won ages ago, now runs in mysore company, can win at good odds.
MUCHO-SUPER SHA-AMAZING ONE
8. NERMAI is in fine form, has an allowance jockey. HIDDEN PLEASURES is raking in money, may grace the board under the stick. HERE COMES THE DON is being readied for a coup? MR HURRICANE is the youngster with form, may define the penalty. MASTER YODA is an unreliable type at low weights.
MR HURRICANE-NERMAI-HIDDEN PLEASURES
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:41 AM
1. SUN CONTROL is by a speedy sire and has worked well. SECRET VISION is a very well bred who ran miserably in last effort as a favorite, may be it was on purpose as the team is unreliable. The horse had literally stopped in its tracks after the finishing post. SPARK OF SAPPHIRE has the benefit of an easy run. VELVET QUEEN is reasonably well bred, needs this run.
SUN CONTROL-SPARK OF SAPPHIRE-SECRET VISION
2. YES I CAN has decent form but last run was questionable, does not appeal at top weight. INSPIRED MOVE has a try jockey but belongs to a very ordinary trainer , such persons normally win when not fancied. MISTER TROOPER has come down in scales, has won over this distance before, the jockey is reasonable. AWESOME FLIGHT has worked well, the try jockey may get on board.
MISTER TROOPER-YES I CAN-INSPIRED MOVE
3. STAR EXPERIENCE is well bred from a decent trainer from Hyderabad, may be tries, has worked well. SMART WAYS is showing out in works, this well bred will be fighting out today .SENOR SPEEDY is by a local sire, has shown promise in trials. LAD DIVA has the top rider riding a progeny of the top sire who should love the cut after the heavy rains of yesterday. HILLARY has been worked very well, the breeding is eye catching but the rider has proved to be a flop this season.
LAD DIVA-SMART WAYS-HILLARY
4. LOVE CONQUERS ALL was an awesome winner who maintains form, looks a higher class horse. THE LEADER has tracked well, given mocks and has credentials after running in MULTI MILLION at Mumbai. SKY TRAIN has worked well, the trainer is known for working all his animals fast, the horse has credentials based on winter form. BATISTA has to improve a lot from last run to be considered, as it is the progeny of the sire doesn’t like the soft conditions. Ignore the last run of CAVALARY CHARGE as the jockey had sat dead on the non tryer in last run.
LOVE CONQUERS ALL-SKY TRAIN-CAVALARY CHARGE
5. CAYENNE is at a decent handicap, may need this run. BHAGIRTHI was a good gamble last time, has maintained form. CRUISING was given a loosing ride by the over rated jockey, like may other times he got away with the offence again, the horse should not loose if ridden fairly now. AMAR PREM is at low weights and can lead in for advantage on the soft track.
6. VIJAY DAMINI is a decently bred good one from Hyderabad, may run well. SIACHEN was a late finisher in last run and should be fighting over the ideal trip. MOONLIGHT ROMANCE has showed out in mocks and trials, the course may not be ideal for this Mumbai type. ELOISE was a very attractive winner who looks improved. EAGLE CLAWS maintains form, had been nearly nabbed in last win.
SIACHEN-EAGLE CLAWS-MOONLIGHT ROMANCE
7. DA XIA had finished on well to be in money last time. SUPREMACY has a top jockey and looks forward in trials. CITRALI belongs to a really enigmatic trainer, the jockey may do well for him. ELITE LAND is not so bad as made out to be, can surprise some day.
8. DIM SUM is working well and has a promising jockey. SWEET CAROLINE maintains form, the allowance jockey is doing very well. MISSONI is tracking fine, may be tried. ABNOBA has the good services of the champion jockey, the handicap is in favor but the breeding is crying for distance.
SWEET CAROLINE-ABNOBA-DIM SUM
DOUBLE====SUN CONTROL X CRUISING
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:20 AM
1. A group of non performers contests this maiden’s race. WAR ARTIST had trailed the field in last run, can not win so soon. SCARLET KNIGHT has the benefit of an easy run, may be tried. OCEAN PRINCE is tracking well but has a hopeless jockey. INTIZARA is the only one who has run close to the field on the opening day and has a chance to improve. SPARK OF SILVER has been prepared; the gates were easy, difficult to judge the fitness. BRAVE CAT is bred for speed, has been given a non try run.
SPARK OF SILVER-BRAVE CAT-INTIZARA
2. HOBSON’S CHOICE comes into reckoning based on last run and some encouraging tracks, the rider is decent. XEL has won at these weights very easily last year, the last run was a rehearsal under this jockey. BLACK BLOSSOM has been scrubbed for response in mornings. GOOD GIFT was a faraway 2nd, has credentials here. HAUTE APPEAL is working well.
XEL-GOOD GIFT-HOBSON’S CHOICE
3. DEFIANCE has been given couple of gates, the rider is not encouraging type. JAMAICAN BOLT has early speed, the try jockey may fight out. MAGNIFIQUE has handicap chance, has won at these weights before. NEEL GAGAN may run a forward race for place money, the trainer has done nothing for long. BLUE ORIGIN won warding off, may try to win again as the field is mediocre with poor jockeys on hopefuls.
4. COTSWOLD ARMS has stripped fit after last run, the weights are discouraging. BLINK has a good jockey, the horse is game for the trip, the tracks are fine. SPARKLING ADVENTURE has been in good form and likes to put his head ahead of others. SPOT ON was a non try front runner who may be tried, has age on side. SOBERANO is at a comfortable handicap, should be involved. LOCK AND LOAD is the doosra from the trainer who goes at better scales.
SPOT ON-SOBERANO-SPARKLING ADVENTURE
5. SPARK OF REVERENCE was a faraway 2nd to too good ASTRAL FLASH. DUKE OF EDINBURGH has loads of penalty, despite a going away win he has to beat the handicap now. KRIPA is tracking well, the low grade trainer has a chance here to win something for his owners. NATIVE TALENT was given an easy and loosing ride, the present jockey can deliver if odds suit. PARTY TONITE has handicap in favor, the horse has problems.
NATIVE TALENT-SPARK OF REVERENCE-KRIPA
6. FLYING TRICOLOUR is a speedy type , the jockey is average. BRAAVO is well prepared. MEGA JOY is working well, the jockey gives it a chance. RUMOUR PROOF is looking improved, has a chance to do well with the top jockey. GAME OF LOVE is at a good handicap, connections are unreliable.
RUMOUR PROOF-BRAAVO -GAME OF LOVE
7. ENDURING SPEED is showing out in trials. ACT OF DUTY is due to upset any time, the last run was encouraging. CARNIVAL OF JOY was given a hopeless ride by the jockey last time, can win now. TRILLION WIN has tracked very well.
CARNIVAL OF JOY-TRILLION WIN-ENDURING SPEED
DAYS BEST====NATIVE TALENT
DOUBLE======XEL X CARNIVAL OF JOY
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 7:18 AM
1. WORTH A DIAMOND was shaping up as a winner when caught by the much better MR GENIUS in last run. TIME TO SPARKLE has an allowance jockey after demotion . SPARK OF SYMPHONY was a poor runner, has age on side and the rider is being repeated. MAJOR IMPRESSION ran an easy 5th and note the rider switch.
WORTH A DIAMOND-MAJOR IMPRESSION-TIME TO SPARKLE
2. STAR OF HEARTS has a good rider, a decent pedigree, half brother to PILLATRONICS, and is working well. INTIFADA was touted as a good type but faded out after being prominent till bend, the run was illusive at cramped odds, should redeem now as the distance is ideal. BUCETHALIS is by the speedy sire, tracks are good but jockey is average. AAHANA may run well, doesn’t impress. MYSTIC ENCHANTRESS is full brother to good type OHIYESA and the trainer must be fancying him at good odds.
INTIFADA-MYSTIC ENCHANTRESS-STAR OF HEARTS
3. MOONLIGHT DANCER was given an average ride last time, may deliver now. MISS MEXICO has a try jockey and is working well. LOOKING TO LUCK needs this run, the mock race may have bought him on. STICKIE WICKET DOTCOM likes a trip, has been given a run.
MISS MEXICO-MOONLIGHT DANCER-STICKIEWICKETDOTCOM
4. WINNING DESIRE won all the way and now goes with an allowance jockey to beat the penalty. ALL FOR CASH has been hiding true capabilities, the tracks are very suggestive. HERO’S DOMINANCE is coming to hand. HAPPINESS ran well enough to be in consideration now.
ALL FOR CASH-WINNING DESIRE-HAPPINESS
5. JOIN THE PARTY is being readied for a coup, the horse had run some fighting races in Bangalore last year. PERFECT BOND won well, has stiff penalty now.LOOKING TO LEAD is in fine form. GRIS RAPIDE has an immature rider after a fine win. ANSONIA is a speedy type aging horse who is looking very fit and appeals on handicap. CAFFE COFFEE is down in scales, the game horse has worked well. TINA’S TRIUMPH will be tried again as she is in fine form.
JOIN THE PARTY-ANSONIA-LOOKING TO LEAD
6. ARCHER was a speedy winner at good odds in maiden’s race, looks too good here, the connections are not reliable with public backed favorites. KING ADLER is bound to fight out, has impressed in trials. BLISS may have come up after last run. NICE GUY was in tremendous form last season, looks fit.
ARCHER-KING ADLER-NICE GUY
7. WAR HEAD is in fine form, top weight is a worry. EVANSTON was prepared and given a run, looks likely to win on backing. REGENT’S PARK is getting into shape. BRIANSTTA may grace the board again. MINCHU is at low weights.
DOUBLE---------ALL FOR CASH X ARCHER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:51 AM
1. The general trend of racing so far has been punter friendly with 50 % favorites obliging, though a fair number have been at miserly odds. On the other side ,32 % “jodis” have been knocked out by outsiders winning. So don’t bank on second favorites to win, either go for the favorite or eat/lay on a “jodi” to be a winner.
2. As expected the offspring’s of BURDEN OF PRROF have done well like the last few years and so far 7 have won, more will be winning in the coming days. When in doubt go for his progeny. GASWAR has been the next best with 6 wins which shows how well he has done after being relocated at Galloping Acres/ Doaba farms whose mares stock has been nicking very well.
3. Jockey J G Sampson seems to be a real good pro in the services of Mr V Mallya’s trainers. His riding, temperament and judgment of the local conditions and opposition has been a treat . Apart from local champion Suraj , no one is in the same league. Follow the two to profit. In fact the blind followers of Suraj and Simpson must have made a bonanza on some of their wins were at good odds. I would also like to mention the tremendous improvement shown by apprentice S Zervan who is a changed rider from what he was in Western India. There is an acute shortage of good jockeys and one wishes for more of the sincere and positive kind who do justice to their mounts. Old timer jockeys have gone on the decline for various reasons, B Prakash, Y Srinath, Appu etc should be avoided when they are on favorite mounts, their present performance is disheartening, there are serious doubts about the intent as well.
4. No trainer has been consistent to be worth a mention except for the duo of Attaolhi and Dhariwal, a lot in their performance can be attributed to the BURDEN OF PROOF and SIMPSON factor. S Padmanabhan is back in business and he is the one who has always done well in summer seasons for last ten years or more. Like last year there should be some good competition from Arjun, Irfan and Neil who have some good ones in their yards.
5. The impressive winners to me have been SWEET CAROLINE, LOVE CONQUERS ALL, ELOISE, AZTEC GOLD, STRING ALONG,SUN KINGDOM, IMMENSE, CARLA in the youngsters group and SPRINT STAR, DUKE OF EDINBURGH, SHOTGUNN and SPEARHEAD in the mature group. These horse should do well in further racing .Of the beaten batch CON ARTISTE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, SIACHEN, ATHABASCA STAR, ART CONNOISSEUR, STAR ASSEMBLY, ONASSIS, TANZANITE, ALLEZ VITTE and MAKE MY DAY may redeem soon.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 5:27 PM
1. FRIENDLY BOND was running green under the aging jockey in last run, has a pretty weak field to tackle. MONTEDORO is tracking very well, should run a good race. LEGEND REBORN has a weak jockey, has weights in favor against the top weight. THE DARLING BOY has been a disappointment in winters, may show improvement.
FRIENDLY BOND-MONTEDORO-LEGEND REBORN
2. ANNA is coming to hand, needs this run. ONE LIFE TO LOVE had run a very encouraging 3rd when it was held up for an opening, the rider is mediocre. SCORCHING ACE is a failed favorite who may run on board. CHERELLE is the first horse to be tried for the trainer this season, has worked extensively.
ONE LIFE TO LOVE-CHERELLE-SCORCHING ACE
3. STORMY RED is by a good mare but a yet to prove sire, could not sustain in the straight in the last run, the rider has a fight on hand at top weights. VAYU PUTRA has come down in scales. PORTATONE is a speedy type who has to last out, has worked well. SPRAWLING ELEGANCE is tracking for fitness.
PORTATONE- STORMY RED- VAYU PUTRA
4. MAN DOWN UNDER has a decent chance with this jockey, has shown fitness in trials. DAMGOOD has come down to striking scales, may be tried. YES WE CAN won in a tight finish under a most ordinary jockey, is bound to run better now. SUGRIV was pulled by this jockey in winters, the horse looks to be in good condition, the trainer is one of those who has been an enigma in racing, one wonders how his owners cope up with their horses not performing or earning for years. If allowed to run on merit the horse has a good chance to win something for the hapless team.
SUGRIV-YES WE CAN-MAN DOWN UNDER
5. UNLEASHED has been showing out in tracks, the other horse from the same stables MAKE MY DAY is also a good type, which one is going to be tried, only the father and son know?. They are past masters at winning at good odds. STRING ALONG was a runaway winner and retains form, the well bred can repeat. MAGIC MILLION is working well.
STRING ALONG- MAKE MY DAY- UNLEASHED
6. PALAZZIO’S SON is the winner of sprinters cup, at top weight has to be really tops to score in this good field. D’ARTAGNAN is a speedy one who ran 3rd in sprinters cup, is tracking fast. RARE AND PRECIOUS has scales in favor, can warm up for a fight as he has worked well. ATLANTUS is in very good form. TICKET TO RIDE was an impressive runner in mock race. ORIGINALITY runs at much better scales now, has tracked well and can come back to form.
7. CAMMORA has worked well and likes this distance. DON VALENTINO is a good type from Hyderabad who is impressing a lot in tracks. SALONI failed as a favorite in last run, may fight out being fresh. YAS MARINA is showing out in trials, the last win was authoritative.
YAS MARINA-DON VALENTINO-SALONI
8. DUCKWORTH is a game horse for this trip. MOON MEMORIES has no tracks? CRIMINAL LAWYER is an uncertain type, has a poor field to beat. SPANDAU BALLET is tracking well, the trip is ideal.
CRIMINAL LAWYER-SPANDAU BALLET-DUCKWORTH
9. MAN UNITED has been very well tracked, it is unusual for this trainer. SHER DIL is a good handicapper. HAMPTON COURT is showing improvement in tracks. GOOD COMPANION was being fancied in the washed out race, has come down in scales. YOU’RE KISSES DUE ran an easy 5th in 3 year olds.
MAN UNITED-YOU’RE KISSSES DUE-GOOD COMPANION
DAYS BEST====FRIENDLY BOND
DOUBLE======ONE LIFE TO LOVE X CRIMINAL LAWYER
1. AGAIN GALLOP looks a good thing based on previous performance and the fast tracks, the meager rates will be a dampener. MYTHOS is working well and the half brother to OBAN should run well. RECHARGED has been scrubbed in works, should be looking to place. ALLEZ VITTE is a costly got abroad who has RIVERMAN (one of the tops) as the broodmare sire, the colt looks soft in tracks, can surprise with the good jockey.
2. SON OF THE SOIL is going over an uncomfortable distance for the breed at top weight, has the jockey to pull it off. YAMAS has impressed in preparation in winters, the full brother to POWER GRID may warm up to a fight. THE GORDIAN KNOT is in with an outside chance. GUN POWDER has been showing zest in morning work outs.
YAMAS-SON OF THE SOIL
3. MY MUSKETEER and KICKING KING had finished on from the rear bunch to get on board in one of the most well contested race of the season, both were at good odds and will be fancied based on that run. YES I CAN is the winner of a race who has a better jockey now. ZAMALEK has been running in patches, may upset.
ZAMALEK-KICKING KING-MY MUSKETEER
4. SHOTGUNN has been showing out in tracks, the last win was very stylish, the handicap is stiff. SIX SHOOTER has been a disappointment, may run well. TANZANITE has the scales in favor now, the rookie jockey has to ride well for a positive result. GREENBRO has run well in sprints, the jockey is good.
5. HIGHLAND CROWN is best at handicap but no tracks after shifting here and running first time on the sloppy track are a disadvantage. TIMELESS TREASURE was a bit late when going down to SPARK OF GOLD as a favorite, the added penalty and the extra distance are both worrisome for this son of Razeen. SPEARHEAD will be fancied based on his going away win last time, may be burdened by the extra trip as also the negative handicap.. GLORIOSA was slow out and ran poorly in last run, the distance suits.
6. CAPRIOSKA has been well prepared, needs a bit more in distance. FLAMING LAMBHORGINI has been judiciously worked, has won at a higher handicap before. STILL WILL is a game sprinter, may throw a scare to the fancied runners. ALPHA BABY was very impressive last season in winning thrice, has a chance to carry on with the good work. DREAM PARK is a speedy one who will lead the way.
ALPHA BABY-DREAM PARK-FLAMING LAMBHORGINI
The feminine named colt AILSA had worked very pleasingly last winter and is maintaining form. FAME AND GLORY is brother to decent types ROYAL AMBER and RUFFIANO, the tracks are very encouraging. DUCHESS OF YORK has a very ordinary jockey, the breeding draws attention. SPARK OF GALAXY has been given an easy run, has speed to surprise.
AILSA-SPARK OF GALAXY-FAME AND GLORY
7. TIME FLIES belongs to an old hand owner , the horse has been given illusive runs in winters, watch money flow. ON A ROLL was being quietly fancied after a very long time last week when rains terminated the proceedings, the horse is due to9 deliver at lucrative odds only. PINNAKINI was a steady favorite in the canceled race, now has more serious contenders in the fray and the small time trainer may sleep out today. LITTLE SPLENDOUR has been given an easy run, will run a forward race now.
TIME FLIES-ON A ROLL-LITTLE SPLENDOUR
DOUBLE---------AGAIN GALLOP X AILSA
1. GAMEFACE impressed in gates, has a reasonable rider and may go all the way. STINGER is the older one here, has the advantage of being a winner once and has an allowance jockey. SPARK OF ZEAL had showed out at the end of the last season, has the benefit of an easy run. ARYANSH who placed in last run goes at low weights.
SPARK OF ZEAL-GAME FACE-ARYANSH
2. CHAMCHA IN CHIEF is down in class after being on board. LOREMO has been prepared well. WINNING DESIRE was a forward runner in juveniles and has been showing out in tracks, the trainer goes for suspension after this week. HI HENNESSEY is showing early speed in works.
WINNING DESIRE-HI HENNESSEY-CHAMCHA IN CHIEF
3. TURF RAIDER needs a bit of distance. HITZ is working well, has a stiff handicap .THE WORLD IS MINE has been given an easy run, the distance suits. WILD TEMPER is the horse on which the trainer has been found cheating with wrong chest number tracks, what will be the game plan now is anybody’s guess, the horse is speedy. SUPER SHA should place again. PLACE HER WELL was the most eye catching looser in last run, needs to win now. EXPENSIVE AFFAIR has handicap to tackle in this class, ran on in last race.
PLACE HER WELL-SUPER SHA-THE WORLD IS MINE
4. CHAMPION’S LEAGUE is a game horse and in decent form. HIDDEN PLEASURES ran off the pace and warmed up to a smashing win, can go for a hat trick. ECUADOR was given a soft ride, has raced well in higher class. ALEJANDROS is an unreliable type who flopped last time. STAMPEDE maintains form and will fight out.
5. ELEMENTTO STYLE maintains Mumbai form, can go all the way, the rider is unreliable. ARABIAN MEMORIES is a speedy one in form. VERTEX is being given easy runs, the horse can run well. ROYAL VIEW may run on board. HAKUNA MATATA was warming up when the jockey crashed.
ELEMENTTO STYLE-ARABIAN MEMEORIES-HAKUNA MATATA
6. MR GENIUS belongs to an old time owner, has been given illusive runs, may win as a good thing on backing as the jockey is good. KALISKA failed to collar the outsider when loosing as a favorite. VIBHUTI has a chance to be in thick of things as the rider is keen type. KILLER FOOT has early speed.
MR GENIUS-VIBHUTI-KILLER FOOT
7. DARE DON goes over the ideal distance, has worked well. TALK OF THE DEVIL has run with good types at main centre and can upset. DANGER DIABOLIC ran below his handicap in last run. KALPAVRUKSHA has been steadily prepared. BOSTON RANGER is tracking well..LOOKING TO LEAD is a decent handicapper. BEAUTY ON DUTY won well and has form to go by. EVANSTON needs this run.
DANGER DIABOLIC-LOOKING TO LEAD-DARE DON
8. BLISS is game for this trip. SERIOUS WARRIOR may try for place again. SECRET FURY is the dark one who is due for a win. ARABIAN FIGHTER has come down in scales and the rider gives him an edge. HERO’S DOMINANCE looks a bit improved.
ARABIAN FIGHTER-SECRET FURY-HERO’S DOMINANCE
DAYS BEST====WINNING DESIRE
DOUBLE=======ECUADOR X ARABIAN FIGHTER
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:33 AM