1. ZEN was a faraway 4th in last run, the jockey switch brings him into fighting line. BLUE JAY is by the black type speedster SCENIC ROYALE who has produced nothing much so far, may show some improvement in this company. SECRET GLORY looks absolutely outstanding here based on her runs in classic company in Mumbai, the rider is to confuse one & all with ulterior motives on part of the connections. WINGS OF ANGELS is by the best performing sire at this race course.
SECRET GLORY-ZEN-BLUE JAY
2. HOGO BOSS is a game horse who has been prepared, has a habit of bleeding. NAN JING with a run & a good jockey atop is bound to have a go at this handicap. CZAR ALEXANDER could not overtake NITROUS in last run, may be the jockey is a bit feeble who gets another chance to redeem his lapse.
CZAR ALEXANDER-NAN JING
3. STAR CRUSADER is a stout stayer who has a decent chance here. STAR OF THE SEASON was a good 2nd, the top rider has a handicap chance on this bleeding suspect horse. FLASHING FLAME ran on in the final stages of last run, the added distance may help.
FLASHING FLAME-STAR OF THE SEASON
4. PERSONIFIED is a good type , his win in a start to finish over 2400m at Mumbai was noteworthy, however the trainer is a let down this season. NITROUS is a speedy horse who will hit the front to run away. AQUILO is at ideal handicap, the age & step up in distance may be a stopper. YANA a dope sufferer who was disqualified after she won the OAKS has to improve in scales after her last easy win in a poor class.
5. The race is to be fought out by the two, ie; RAGHUVANSH & IKARIA. RAGHUVANSH is nicely bred being full brother to black type GRUEZI, the last win was authoritative . IKARIA is receiving 7 Kgs , he is half brother to speedy AVEC PLAISIER, the tracks are speedy. The handicap favors IKARIA slightly but from the prospect of sires, ROYAL KINGDOM has been producing some top horses like HOLDING COURT etc. whereas JUNIPER has yet to produce a noticeable runner. WAR OF ATTRITION is the other hopeful in the field who has worked well but has a rookie jockey ( this year the new comer jockeys look totally out of depth in their rides). ABSOLUTE REALITY may be yes may be no as is the name of his dam.
RAGHUVANSH-IKARIA-WAR OF ATTRITION
6. THE RISING is moving well in tracks, has a decent chance in a sprint. FIREFOOT is a good type sprinter who has not been in tracks. STAR ALWAYS lost a certain race last time due to a worthless rider’s antics, the trainer is in dumps nowadays. LEGENDARY is at low weights.
STAR ALWAYS-THE RISING-LEGENDARY
7. CYCLADES has run with better types, looks good here. GLOBAL SPIRIT won well in last outing. ADDICTION is half brother to NIMBLE FEET, the tracks are suggestive. PALME D’OR veered out in last run, may improve.
DAYS BEST=======CZAR ALEXANDER
DOUBLE=========SECRET GLORY & CYCLADES
PLACE==========ZEN, WAR OF ATTRITION & THE RISING
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:03 AM