BANGALORE WINTER OPENING DAY RACES
1. GRANADA has been tracked, had run on in TINDRELLA'S race last time and has a rookie now. WHITE SNOWDROPS has not been worked since last run. WAY WE WERE has changed stables and is working well. ORIENTAL BELLE is bound to be tried after last encouraging run, is winner of 3 and down in scales. DONT WORRY MONDAY is working on inner sand, may be tried.
ORIENTAL BELLE(11)/DONT WORRY MONDAY(12)-PLACE.
2. AIR OF DISTINCTION is half brother to VIJAYS EMPRESS, IS FROM A PROMISING SIRE AND has pleased in tracks. NOBLE SPLENDOUR is from a weak sire but appears very keen in tracks, should run a forward race. PHOENIX FALCON from the good sire is full brother to EVALINA and has shown good displays in gates and has come to hand. TURF STAR is from a well bred dam has been nicely tracked and impressed in gates. CHEMICAL ROMANCE is half sister to NURAY and has pleased in gates.
TURF STAR(5)/CHEMICAL ROMANCE(7)-PLACE.
3. LIGHTNING ATTACK ran a suggestive race under a rookie and now has a good rider for a controversial stable, has failed on backing in summers.MAGISTERO was not in the hunt last time, was kept way behind, may rebound. TOROROSSO has pleased a lot in summer tracks, has maintained good tracks even now, should be fancied for that. CAPE CROSS was comprehensively beaten as a hot favorite, has been well tracked.LAMREI is a nice bred who has come up in tracks.
4. LOVE IS LIFE is due for a win and is working well. MATCH POINT is the youngster who is well bred and is working attractively. SUMMER STAR was late to finish in last couple of runs, has a try rider.
LOVE IS LIFE(1)-WIN
5. AFRICAN EMPEROR ran away from the filed under the ordinary rider last time and will look to repeat in such good form. CADILLAC SKY is catching the eye with good tracks, rider has been a big disappointment so far. RACING FIRE disappointed as favorite in summers, looks good in works. SALAZAAR impressed in maiden run win and has come up a lot in tracks. GOLDEN BOW may place.
AFRICAN EMPEROR(1)/CADILLAC SKY(5)-PLACE.
6. PALLAS is working well and is on the up, concedes weight though.BACK OF BEYOND won under a rookie over a mile, may do well here. THOMAS MORE is from a decent bred mare and goes over ideal distance. SANG ROYAL won close home in mysore, has penalty to face now.
THOMAS MORE (4)-WIN
7. Looks very difficult for FELICIANA to win at top weight against younger horses in this class. SPEED HAWK is looking keen in tracks. ARECA WONDER has been outpaced last time in superior field, is working well. BONFIRE has disappointed in Mysore. TAQDEER KA BADSHAH was given a suspect ride as favorite, is due for a win . BATTALION appears to have recovered form the set back.EMIDIO had impressed in last win in summers, has a try rider at low weights.SIOBHAN will like the trip, has fair form.
8. BETTER THAN EVER has a useful rider and has a handicap chance.OYE COME VA has the best form.SCORCHING is tracking well, runs well when fresh.LUC DIVINE is speedy , was given a shabby ride as favorite.
SCORCHING(6)/OYE COME VA(5)-PLACE.
9. HANDSOME STASH fought out well in last run. INTREPID WARRIOR maintains form, last win was an impressive one. ERSTKLASSIG is tracking fine, runs after long.SECRET PURSUIT has impressed in tracks, has a chance under this good rider.
INTREPID WARRIOR(3)/HANDSOME STASH(2)-PLACE