1. MERCUTIO is half brother to SIERRA & SAMARRAH, he is pleasing in tracks. BOURBON BAY had warmed up a trifle late against the speedy VIVACITY, can beat this lot with a more forceful ride now. ZAMALEK has been prepared by this rider in tracks, the spurt on 02nd was impressive. CAPTIVATING is the one who is eye-catching in gates & tracks.
2. SHEER GOLD has a mediocre jockey & is conceding weight, does not appeal. OPPRIMO impressed in gates, has a try jockey. SPLENDID GLORY can only hope to find the board in this company with Suraj ‘s strong riding. AHIRA is one of those who stops when near the post.
3. AMAZING FLORA has disappointed on most occasions, it does not do justice to its handicap. ACTION HERO was given a soft ride in last run, has run in upper class. QUITE ACHIEVER has never graced the board in his racing career, looks to improve. TRACK WONDER should have benefited from the last run. CLASSIC MOVEMENTS placed for the first time in his stint in tracks, should be all out now.
CLASSIC MOVEMENTS-ACTION HERO-AMAZING FLORA
4. GLORY BOUND was a faraway 3rd, it can improve on that effort. BLACK SPLENDOUR looks best on handicap. ANNA’S QUEST is tracking well. AAJ TAK was an unlucky looser after such heavy support in the ring, it has been kept fit.
AAJ TAK-ANNA’S QUEST-BLACK SPLENDOUR
5. LUSH FOLIAGE was given a loosing ride by Gyaneshwar in last run, does not appeal even now. BEE THE STAR has won 4 races & can add to that account as the claimer jockey is riding well this season. RIVER ISLAND warmed up late in last run, he has not won for long though he raced in better company than others. PANCHAKSHARI needs a bit of extra strong effort in the final stages of the race.
RIVER ISLAND-LUSH FOLIAGE-BEE THE STAR
6. RIO BRAVO is a good type who can tackle this distance. GUIDED MISSILE has improved in last few runs. SOUTHERN CHARGE has been more of a let down after winning the 2000 guineas more than a year back, the rider & the distance are positives. MOTHER’S PRIDE is in good health, the last run was suggestive.
SOUTHERN CHARGE-RIO BRAVO-MOTHERS PRIDE
7. DESERT REALM is working well, it had got beaten by a very mediocre horse once & its only in was a labored one. MIND ME is tracking well. ATTATURK has arty jockey to surprise. XEL may get on frame.
MIND ME-DESERT REALM-ATTATURK
8. AN EQUAL MUSIC was given a distance beyond its capability last time, it had lost a certain race in Mysore due to the weights flying out, should win easily here. DOCK OF BAY has been well prepared, the jockey commands respect. NEED OF THE HOUR has not raced for a very long time like DARK HORSE & both are looking good from the tracks. AUCHINLECH is working well.
AN EQUAL MUSIC-DOCK OF BAY-NEEDOFTHEHOUR
DAYS BEST====RIVER ISLAND
DOUBLE======BOURBON BAY & AN EQUAL MUSIC
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