POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. JUST GREAT was given an easy ride, may be tried here. ONE FINE DAY is brother to speedy YANTAI & black type PROTEUS, may run a forward race. ARTISTIC EMPEROR was a faraway 3rd, can be in the thick of things as the jockey is doing very well. STAR LEAGUE is half sister to DOCK OF BAY & NOBLE GUEST, the preparation is suggestive.
STAR LEAGUE-ARTISTIC EMPEROR-JUST GREAT
2. COSTA MESA is by a speedy dam, it has a decent chance if tried. LOTUS LEAF led all the way to win, maintains form & the allowance jockey gives her an edge. BAFFLED is an unlucky horse who has mostly been pulled in racing, running after a long lay off. RAIN MAN appeals at the low weights.
LOTUS LEAF-COSTA MESA-RAIN MAN
3. TOMSK must be gladdening the hearts of the connections, his last two wins were eye-catching. SOUTHERN SUMMIT is from the very productive ZYNA’S GLORY line, his 3rd to JUVENTUS in Mumbai was a noteworthy effort, , impressed in a mock race & will be keenly watched by the owner who is now looking at his collection with the big feature races in mind. CLEVER PLOY is a place hopeful. INSPIRING TRUST did not do anything when sent to Mumbai, she is looking good in tracks, should fight all the way.
SOUTHERN SUMMIT-INSPIRING TRUST-TOMSK
4. AMAZING FLORA is not a reliable horse. RUNNING MAN was well supported in his last endeavor, should improve as the jockey continues his association. TOUCH OF PARADISE needs more distance. ASTONICAL can run a good race on level getaway. DARE YOU DO showed improvement in last run, can win if tried.
DARE YOU DO-RUNNING MAN-ASTONICAL
5. DISTINCTLY AHEAD has been well prepared, can win in maiden attempt. ANOTHER DESTINY is showing speed in tracks. ABS FABS is sister to FIGHTING STAR & HAVANA GOODTIME, a precocious pedigree, the horse is fit but the jockey is known for in –out running of his charges. FIRE OF JOY is working well. SIMPLE appeals on her last 2nd to REGAL RANSOM who won again.
ABS FABS-DISTINCTLY AHEAD-SIMPLE
6. IN THE ZONE has been fooled around with, can win if fully on. BEE THE STAR is a good type, was pulled last time. ASIATICUS has come down in scales, may run a good race. AFEA is a speedy type. ZAFAR is very well prepared.
IN THE ZONE-BEE THE STAR-ASIATICUS
7. DIABOLICAL has been working well, the mocks should have sharpened him up. SWEEPING SUCCESS has been a success story last year & maintains form. NOBLE PRINCE looks very well prepared. VANQUISH was a very convincing winner last time, may show more improvement.
SWEEPING SUCCESS-NOBLE PRINCE-VANQUISH
8. ECHOES OF LIGHT has not been prepared, likely to go for an exercise only. COMPTON STAR appears to be in some form, may show improvement. STAR PRESENTATION is a classic hopeful from the top stable, all have to catch him. VAN DE STAR has not justified his capabilities so far.
STAR PRESENTATION-COMPTON STAR-VAN DE STAR
9. SUPER WOMAN is showing speed in tracks. SUN ZONE ran very well last time in tough company, may need more distance. ACT SMART is a speedy type with a jockey who won on him last year. AWESOME BEAUTY was a disinterested runner last time, can win at this handicap.
AWESOME BEAUTTY-SUPER WOMAN-ACT SMART
DAYS BEST=======STAR PRESENTATION
DOUBLE=========LOTUS LEAF & ABS FABS
PLACE===========TOMSK, VANQUISH & ACT SMART
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. SHISHAM has been tracking well, it should improve upon its 4th last time. SIMPLY DANGEROUS has beaten this field comprehensively in last summers, can do so again with the good jockey though there are no tracks. ANOOSHEEK is an unreliable type, may place. MAAHI VE may run a forward race. MISS MARVELOUS is working well, should try to get on with it from the start.
SIMPLY DANGEROUS-MISS MARVELOUS-SHISHAM
2. MIGHTY HEART came from way off pace to win, it may like this step up in distance. UNDUE won like a good thing, should be involved for supremacy. NOBLE VIEW was an easy winner at good odds, looks much improved & the breeding is for staying trip. VIJAYRATH has not justified its costly purchase price so far, it is working well. CAPRIOSHKA has failed when backed, may like the low weight & the distance.
3. OUR CHARM is bred for staying, may have come to hand though the preparation is lacking. SPARK OF GOLD may place again. TIMELESS TREASURE is showing out in tracks, this well bred belongs to a sporting owner. FLYFREE ran a decent 3rd. CONCEPTUAL , a half sister to useful MA BAKER has been worked for long, looks very well prepared. LATVIA a full sister to GOBELIN should be a stable hope after the exploits of the elder last year, the preparation is suggestive. SUNNY COLOURS is tracking well.
TIMELESS TREASURE-LATVIA-SUNNY COLOURS
4. SUCCEEDING STAR has been well scrubbed by the rider in trials. ONE is full sister to ALLONIA, should run a forward race. CROWN SCEPTRE is another one of the nicely bred horse being poorly handled by the trainer. RESPLENDANT GLORY may run an improved race. CHELSY DANCER , a full sister to black type FAME STAR is ready to fight it out, appeals on preparation & the rider.
SUCCEEDING STAR-CHELSY DANCER-ONE
5. FREE MASON is ready after its last run, it has raced with much better types before. PRAYATNA was a good winner who is maintaining form. PROOF OF TREASURE behaved at the gates & ran away in lower class, may show improvement. LIGHTNING BLUES may finish on board as he often does.
FREE MASON-PROOF OF TREASURE-PRAYATNA
6. JET FIRE is well prepared & in reasonable form. WONDER SMILE has been unable to win at the winning post in last two attempts, will be at it again as it is in good form. DANCING HIGHNESS could not sustain in the straight under a weaker jockey, can redeem itself now. LAVA warmed up to win unexpectedly, it likes the monsoon track.
DANCING HIGHNESS-JET FIRE-WONDER SMILE
7. READY TO MINGLE was a good winner in a poor set up, it is improving type. COPERTINA is very pleasing in tracks. PACIFIC GROOVE has been well prepared. THE LAST SAMURRAI is working well. THUNDER’S ROAR may place.
COPERTINA-READY TO MINGLE-THE LAST SAMMURAI
8. ENFORCEMENT is tracking well. TOUCH OF MAGIC has been given gates & mocks, may run well. BURNING AMBITION is working fine. YOU BEAUTY , a sister to good type HERECOMESTHEBABE ran a suggestive 4th, looks set to show out now. PRINE NORBERT was heavily bet upon last time but did not show out, may surprise now.
YOU BEAUTY-BURNING AMBITIONS-PRINCE NORBERT
DAYS BEST=====FREE MASON
DOUBLE=======SIMPLY DANGEROUS & SUCCEEDING STAR
PLACE=========MISS MARVELOUS, PRAYATNA& THE LAST SAMMURAI
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. WAZZUPDUDE has been prepared, the trip is ideal & the try jockey may deliver. FULL STEELE is a twice failed favorite under lesser fancied jockeys, may run well. LATIN TWISTER is a four year old who has been sharpened up well, the allowance jockey has to run a good race to win. COMBE BASSETT ran well enough to show improvement now.
LATIN TWISTER-FULL STEELE-WAZZUP DUDE
2. JUDE THE OBSCURE has chance to place if it hits the front. RAGING RIVER has been tracking well, may deliver in this field. SWISS QUEEN ran a very decent 2nd to NEW EDGE, the tracks are good. TIME MAGIC has been prepared.
SWISS QUEEN-RAGING RIVER-TIME MAGIC
3. TIME IS PRECIOUS has been an enigma as she fails to deliver whenever backed. MUTUAL FUND is a consistent runner, The rider is soft. BOSTON RANGER is working well, may need a run here. FIT FOR FRAY has scope to improve. RANVEER has come down a lot, can upset any day. I WANNA FLY is at a suitable handicap.
RANVEER-MUTUAL FUND-BOSTON RANGER
4. STORM AHEAD should like the underfoot conditions. FOREVER GRANDE was involved in a fighting race last time, can go all the way. MR BEAUROCRAT went all the way for a surprise win, the allowance jockey will try to emulate the last win. SENSITIVE PRINCE may run on board with the allowance rookie.
FOREVER GRANDE-SENSITIVE PRINCE-MR BEAUROCRAT
5. HERO’S DOMINANCE is a failed favorite who has got a jockey new to this race course, may deliver in first appearance as the handicap is good. REGAL IMAGE has run a number of times, can fight out now. MUCH MORE was a comfortable winner last time . SAN GIMMINANO is capable of running on board if it does not bleed. RAIN GOD can place.
HERO’S DOMINANCE-MUCH MORE-REGAL IMAGE
6. DANGEROUS ILLUSSION ran a good race with a load last time, looks like she is got to do so again. PIED PIPER is a game horse. AL QAMAR has been prepared, can tackle this lot in a start to finish attempt. TIME IS LIFE won well in lower class.
AL QAMAR-DANGEROUS ILLUSSION-PIED PIPER
7 . BOLD PROMISE failed as a backed down favorite as per the trend at Mysore, should win easily. MARATHA CONQUEROR has been well prepared. FINAL FRONTIER was an impressive winner. SNOW LEOPARD is tracking well.
BOLD PROMISE- FINAL FRONTIER-MARATHA CONQUEROR
8. VICTORY QUEEN is in top form. THUNDER ON has a jockey who is bound to ride a good race. ASSAYE is just waiting for the opportunity, looks good on handicap. MOUNT ROYALE is a speedy type.
ASSAYE-THUNDER ON-VICTORY QUEEN
DAYS BEST====FOREVER GRANDE
DOUBLE======HERO'S DOMINANCE & SWISS QUEEN
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:00 AM
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. LEOPARDINO was well prepared & then given a run, should run on board now. AVELINE has a very good pedigree, she has been waited with for this day, the preparation puts her at top spot, maybe D Khaitan’s horses will start performing hereafter. TERN ME ON is tracking well, should run well. FOX HAVEN & the other two horses belonging to the same group-all trailed their respective fields in their last runs, but as is often seen, some of them sprout wings when required. A similar case is that of CRACKERJACK (not belonging to this group) which showed amazing improvement over its last dismal run to win at good odds yesterday.
2. REFLECTION OF GOLD ran well enough with good horses last time to merit consideration. GLORIOUS PRINCESS is in fine form & the positive jockey switch may get her the race. RAVILEENA is a speedy type from Hyderabad, can be tried. GRIS RAPIDE has a speedy pedigree, the choice of rider is confusing though the tracks are good.
GLORIOUS PRINCESS-GRIS RAPIDE-REFLECTION OF GOLD
3. ORIGINALITY could not get away to win despite an advantageous breakout against good type TOMSK, has a fight on hand once again. WAR CHILD has been given a run after some eye catching tracks. NOBLE KINGDOM is well bred & tracking well, has a hopeless jockey on top. SPARK OF ISIS is pleasing in works, may utilize the handicap advantage with the much improved jockey.
ORIGINALITY-SPARK OF ISIS-NOBLE KINGDOM
4. DAMGOOD may place again with the try jockey. HIDALGO has come down in handicap & is showing return to form. SENNA has been well prepared, has been carefully brought down in scales. STAR NEWS is a place hopeful. SUNNY CONNECTION may be tried for the new owner, the handicap is ideal.
5. IVORY SNOW is by a good type speedy filly, has been sharpened up. IMPERIAL DREAM was a flying finisher with Babu during winters, the mock race should have helped , the worrying portion is the pedigree. ORIENT DANCE has not produced much so far despite being fashionably bred. ICEBREAKER was a good 2nd to DOUBLE DYNAMITE who later went on to win a million race in next run at Mumbai, the pedigree is tops, the rider is an enigma & the trainer is a hopeful optimist, may run a winning race. GREENS has been well prepared.
ICE BREAKER-IMPERIAL DREAM-IVORY SNOW
6. FLAMING LAMBHORGINI was the fastest finisher in last race. WESTERN COMMAND was a very respectable 2nd to FLEETING ARROW. LOGAN’S RUN is tracking well. SCIMITAR is very eye catching in works.
FLAMING LAMBHORGINI-WESTERN COMMAND-SCIMITAR
7. FLEETING ARROW is the best performed youngster at this centre so far, it has yet to go over a mile as its sire produces only sprinters. ARCHIPENKO was not tried by the canny connections in last run, he is going to run a much improved race today. MARK OF GIBRALTAR has lot of early dash, has come to hand now, should be in thick of action today. STAR OF WASHINGTON is bred in purple, has won both his starts like a classic type, may win today.
MARK OF GIBRALTAR-STAR OF WASHINGTON-FLEETING ARROW
8. POETIC is in good form, though the last win was a labored one. SOUND OF NATURE is attractive in tracks. CELESTIAL SON could not concede weight last time, he is in pink of condition. MARCEGALIA was a runaway winner who has a positive jockey to assist in this class.
9. WELCOME BACK won well & is maintaining good form. ALEJANDROS has been very well prepared. BLINK has run with better types, may need a run. CIMMARON is shining in tracks, can go all the way.
DOUBLE=======GLORIOUS PRINCESS & WELCOME BACK
PLACE========SCIMITAR & CIMMARON
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:28 AM
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. ROYAL BANK has a speedy pedigree & a reasonably good rider. OPPRIMO could not speed up & failed as a favorite last time. MUSICAL PARADISE was given an easy ride in last run, has a very mediocre field to tackle, the pedigree indicates speed. PANJURY may run well in maiden run.
2. RESPLENDANT ALPHA is brother to BADGE OF GOLD, the work jockey atop is a big dampener despite two mock races. STANDING OVATION is tracking well. CALMING INFLUENCE is half sister to good types in HESPERUS & ANGARA, the two gates may help her win in maiden attempt. PINNAKINI is a failed favorite during winters, ran well enough in SAFARI’s runaway win, the choice of rider shows lack of confidence in the connections mind. SHE’S SPECTACULAR is impressive in tracks.
CALMING INFLUENCE-PINNAKINI-STANDING OVATION
3. GAMPU was given an easy run, should run an improved race now. ROYAL ARTIST is at a good handicap, but belongs to a trainer who is known for failing when his horses are in betting order. BADDA RUPPAIYA may run on board. KING OF GOOD TIMES was pulled last time, Appu has given three tracks to this very poorly performing 2nd grade trainer, may be on?. FIERY BUSSINESS is tracking regularly. LIVE IT UP ran a decent 2nd, looks like being in business once again as this rider has been giving tracks. MAFIASO has been given tracks with good types of the stables , the rider on most occasions could not be clearly identified by the track reporters, he has won at this distance under this very rider before, may be a good gamble in this field of suspect four year olds.
KING OF GOOD TIMES-LIVE IT UP-GAMPU
4. LEAGUES APART was a noticeable 2nd last time without any preparation, mow the foreign jockey may deliver for the hapless trainer who is in dumps so far this season. A RUN TO REMEMBER can run a decent race over this distance. MISS PUKKA is capable of surprising. BENNYTHEBULL has been well prepared, may be the distance is a bit too long for this new named animal. LUCKY GOLD STAR has been well prepared by the rider, the pedigree is stout.
LEAGUES APART-LUCKY GOLD STAR-BENNYTHEBULL
5. EL GORDO surprised all by her last win over a sprint, should like the step up in distance. BASTIAN BAY is well prepared, the stable is yet to try its younger horses this season. ALCHESAYE belongs to a difficult to assess trainer ( the favorites lost regularly last season), he ran erratically in last attempt, can deliver. MILFORD can surprise. APPERTINI is well bred who is shining in works & has a decent allowance jockey atop.
6. CARTE BLANCHE looks well prepared. RAPTOR FORCE , a full brother to RENASCENT has been very well prepared, the close 4th in mock race is a big indicator. SPANDAU BALLET may improve on last run. ENDURING STAR a slightly non conforming brother of good type IVANKA is very pleasing in tracks.
RAPTOR FORCE-ENDURING STAR-CARTE BLANCHE
7. REGAL RANSOM was a surprise winner against a poor field. VIJAY SAMRAT is the only winner from the biggest flop sire this year, may run well. POWER PUNCH was a impressive winner in winters, he is maintaining form. RADIANT ACT is a failed favorite, NO TRACKS? SPLENDID POWER is getting loads of weight from the winner 3 year olds, may surprise with this try jockey.
POWER PUNCH-SPLENDID POWER-REGAL RANSOM
8. BOLD REPLY has been well prepared, none of the horses from the owner have been tried so far. MY FRIEND PAUL runs best when fresh, the jockey is mediocre. HAWAAIN SUNRISE has come down a lot. MYSTIC STAR is pleasing in tracks. SOUTH PARADISE is running at a better handicap than in winters. JERSEY POWER is a well bred who is tracking fine.
MYSTIC STAR-BOLD REPLY-MY FRIEND PAUL
DAYS BEST===LEAGUES APART
DOUBLE=====MUSICAL PARADISE & CALMING INFLUENCE
PLACE======PINNAKINI, LIVE IT UP& SPLENDID POWER
EAT IF FAVORITE==ENDURING STAR & REGAL RANSOM
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. ARTIC PRINCESS is a failed favorite who is speedy, the rookie jockey may deliver. CLASSIC ARMOUR is pleasing in works. TOUGH LOVE ran a forward race, may place today. MAJOR IMPRESSION appears to be coming to hand.
ARTIC PRINCESS-CLASSIC ARMOUR-TOUGH LOVE
2. MIAMI GOLD is showing lots of speed in works. CHAMPION’S LEAGUE is a try horse, will be involved. OUTCLAS retains form . WINDSOR SQUARE has been well prepared.
MIAMI GOLD-WINDSOR SQUARE-CHAMPION’S LEAGUE
3. BERKLEY SQUARE is a stout stayer with a good allowance jockey. CLASSY DON has been given a couple of gates, the try jockey is an indicator of seriousness in the proceedings today. STICKIEWICKETDOTCOM had run a very good race at Bangalore in winters, the preparation is fine, may be tried. BUDDY was a fast finisher, will be involved again.
4. ZOOMING appeals in this class. ASSAYE is bound to improve on the last run. SATIN SLIPPER has been working well. CAREERIST is due for some effort.
5. GOLDEN FLOWERS was a close 2nd after a good forward run, needs another chance. WORTH A DIAMOND has a handicap jockey, will be involved as he is better placed than G FLOWERS. STORNOWAY is working well. VIVID COLOURS is a speedy type who can shock. KARUMBA is impressive in tracks.
GOLDEN FLOWERS-WORTH A DIAMOND-KARUMBA
6. RED KEY POINT was a notable 2nd. CAFFE COFFEE has improved a lot, can go this distance also. EVANSTON has run with higher class horses at Bangalore, has run a couple of closely matching races with GUIDED MISSILE, appears to have a slight edge. GUIDED MISSILE is bound to be in the fray as he is the only four year old with a good jockey.
EVANSTON-GUIDED MISSILE-RED KEY POINT
DOUBLE=====STICKIEWICKETDOTCOM & GOLDEN FLOWERS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:15 AM
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1.DELTIC STAR is tracking well. PAT ON THE BACK finished on frame from a distance off in the last race, may not run well today. EVER LASTING JOY is notable in tracks & has an allowance jockey.(One out of the two mentioned horses belonging to the two brothers will be on.) CRUISE CONTROL was given an easy ride, the handicap appeals.
CRUISE CONTROL-EVER LASTING JOY-DELTIC STAR
2. HIDDEN PLEASURES is speedy who may deliver today. WAY TO WEALTH placed as a favorite twice, the allowance jockey has ridden a couple of good races. SAN SIRO could not exploit the handicap advantage against DANCER’S WAVE, may place only as it’s a poor pedigreed animal. MAGICAL SPIRIT can win here easily, the negative jockey is a dampener.
MAGICAL SPIRIT-HIDDEN PLEASURES-SAN SIRO
3. SOUTH LEO is tracking well. AZAZEL is maintaining good form. SURMOUNT is a speedy type aged horse from Pune circuit. MUCH MORE looks to be on board at these weights.
SOUTH LEO-AZAZEL-MUCH MORE
4. EONA justified favorite slot by a commendable victory, can win in this bunch. HAIL MIKHAIL is in good form. STERLING SPEED is a speedy type who is working well. HI HENNESSEY may run on board with the top jockey.
EONA-HAIL MIKHAEL-HI HENNESSEY
5. SULEIMAN PASHA has a try jockey. CANNON RUN is due for a performance. ARTISTIC WAY is working well. WORTH A GOLD should win from front in this group.
WORTH A GOLD-SULEIMAN PASHA-CANNON RUN
6. ARMAMENT has taken down loads of money in last two runs due to poor jockeys. The trend may be broken if he is ridden off the pace initially. SNAP DRAGON is showing some form in tracks. LAGUNA BLUE won fighting last time, he is bound to improve after the last run. TANTRIK was a good gamble, the horse was a runaway winner, the company is tough today.
DOUBLE======SOUTH LEO & WORTH A GOLD
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:30 AM
SET ALIGHT appears cut above the other entrants for this grade 1 race. More than half of the runners are seriously no hoppers.Lack of entries from the stables of Byramji family & S Padmanabhan's stables has presented a very drab card.
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1 TRAFALGAR SQUARE is a failed favorite, she will be involved at the finish in this weak set up. DARE YOU DO appears to have come to hand, can surprise. EVERY THING NICE is at a nice handicap. ROAD TO ROMANCE is set to run an improved run with the try jockey. ASPIRING SEVEN is a place hopeful.
ROAD TO ROMANCE-EVERYTHING NICE-TRAFALGAR SQUARE
2. ROYAL CHIEF has plenty of initial speed. KYLES OF BUTE is shining in tracks, unlike other produce of his sire who prefer firm underfoot conditions, this one perhaps loves the monsoon track. SPARSH has been sharpened up. FOREVER MARK, a full brother to PUISSANCE is working very well. ANOTHER DESTINY is speedy, the tracks are suggestive.
FOREVER MARK-ANOTHER DESTINY-KYLES OF BUTE
3. UNDUE was a noticeable 2nd to FLEETING ARROW in his only run at winters, he has been prepared under a riding boy, may be he is a good type? Looks that this full brother to decent FANTASY LAKE is a quiet fancy of the sporting owner. FLYFREE should run well at this distance under the mature rider. CELESTIAL TREASURE was finishing on in stable-mate GENTLE KNIGHT’S win last time, has a decent pedigree to fight out the issue. AHIRA is working well.
COPERTINA is well bred & tracking well.
4. LUMINOUS GOLD warmed up to an upset win in last run. MAN UNITED may place. CUTE STYLE won easily in a weaker set up. PERFECT ANALYSIS is a failed favorite who has the handicap in favor.
PERFECT ANALYSIS-LUMINOUS GOLD-CUTE STYLE
5. SHOOT A RAINBOW has a good pedigree, the horse was given an easy ride as a favorite. ALL MY COLOURS has staying bloodlines to improve over this distance. STAR WAVE is set to challenge the favorite again after having been beaten once at Mumbai. KIARA has been a top sprinter so far, the bloodlines do not give encouraging signs of staying, may run on board. SET ALIGHT looks outstanding from performance, preparation & breeding point of view.
SET ALIGHT-STAR WAVE-KIARA
6. STYLISH BAY has won at these weights over this distance in this class before. STRONG MINDED is a useful type. COMMON KNOWLEDGE has run some good races at Hyderabad, will be fighting out with the foreigner atop. ON A ROLL is a good sprinter who doesn’t need much morning work.
ON A ROLL-COMMON KNOWLEDGE-STYLISH BAY
7. MINT haas been working well to improve over her last run. READY TO MINGLE looks half prepared. CABOCHON looks in fine fettle. ASTONICAL has been well prepared. VOICE OF INDIA has a try jockey. ROYAL KILLY will look to be on board once again.
MINT-ASTONICAL-VOICE OF INDIA
DAYS BEST=====SET ALIGHT
DOUBLE=======UNDUE & ON A ROLL
PLACE========LUMINOUS GOLD, STAR WAVE & ASTONICAL
UPSET========DARE YOU DO
EAT IF FAVORITE==CELESTIAL TREASURE & READY TO MINGLE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:21 AM
A vey average card faces the race enthusiasts today. Apart from OWN VOICE who looks cut above the field all other races can be quite tricky for punters. The leading stable has been the basis of race-goers making good money so far, what with Y Srinath & B Prakash firing well inm tandem for the top owner. Though he is bound to win at least two races, the going appears to be a bit tough. Some of his favorites look a bit weak on paper.
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. MIGHTY FINE is full brother to speedy SPARTA. The tracks indicate he is coming to hand, may run an improved race. LIGHT BRIGADE , full brother to REGAL CONNECTION has been tracking well, the selection of the jockey by Hyderabad team indicates that he is on. SEE YOU THERE has been consistently tracking, the rider is average. FIRE OF JOY should be in the fight today after a reasonable show in last run. HOLY GO LIGHTLY is by a speedy sire, may place.
LIGHT BRIGADE-FIRE OF JOY-HOLY GO LIGHTLY
2. CHINAB has tracked very pleasingly, the rider can take him all the way. FLY FOR SURE shaped like a winner before going down in last run. BELA COOLA is speedy & showing out in tracks , may be tried today. ANNA’S QUEST was being touted as a good thing before being withdrawn in winters. SUGRIV is tracking well & should be in the scrimmage like most other Puttanna’s 3 year olds.
ANNA’S QUEST-CHINAB-FLY FOR SURE
3. PHOENIX REACH won last time as a good thing, may repeat. SANQUSAR ran suggestively in a tougher company last time. ROYAL PLAYER has been well prepared. POKEMAN MASTER has been tracking well. FLYING FLAME is speedy who is bound to trouble the field today as the handicap suits.
FLYING FLAME-PHOENIX REACH-SANQUSAR
4. OWN VOICE won in top style last time, cant see how he can loose here. CLEVER PLOY has been sharpened up well. REPIQUE flashed on late last time, should try to upset the favorite with a better jockey. HYPER KINETIC has a decent pedigree but poor rider.
OWN VOICE-REPIQUE-CLEVER PLOY
5. BADGE OF GOLD ran a very good race last time, it has a decent chance though the weights are a sure stopper. JETFIRE has been working well, the trainer has not been serious about winning so far. GREEN BAX likes the cut of the monsoon track, may run a forward race. OUR LITTLE SAVAGE is a decent horse who looks fit. RENASCENT is showing loads of speed in works, may run in place money.
JETFIRE-BADGE OF GOLD-OUR LITTLE SAVAGE
6. ROYAL HERO is pleasing in tracks after his good run last time. STARRY VIEW may place again. GIVE ME THE MONEY has been well prepared & entrusted to an aging jockey who has a poor recent win record. This horse comes out good on handicap & based on his notable 3rd at level weights to ROYAL HERO , all have to beat him. MEXICAN WAVE ran a good forward race in lower class, will like the lesser burden with an allowance jockey atop.
GIVE ME THE MONEY-MEXICAN WAVE-ROYAL HERO
7. RAIDER’S SUN has not been tried at this distance. The rider may be able to show his class here. SUAVE has been sharpened up & given a run. CHILLY WIND has been brought down. The consistency of good tracks indicates she is ready to strike. EVER SO CLEVER is a game horse who is improving type. DUCKWORTH is working well, the work jockey may just be taking him for an airing.
CHILLY WIND-EVER SO CLEVER-SUAVE
DAYS BEST========OWN VOICE
DOUBLE===========ANNA’S QUEST & CHILLY WIND
PLACE============SANQUSAR, REPIQUE & ROYAL HERO
EAT IF FAVORITE===MIGHTY FINE&FLY FOR SURE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:47 AM
RANVEER was not in the hunt last time, should beat them all as he has come down from class III . SHANTALA is still a maiden who is working well. KHOKA will hit the front, has a claimer who may ride a good race. ANALIKA has won at these weights over 1400m. PRIYASHVANI is at a good handicap, she can upset if she stays. LATIN TWISTER is another 4 year old who ran 4th last time & has scope to improve.
VICTORY QUEEN won a scurry in lower class, may get this distance though she is up in class. ESTRELLA can run a good race at this distance. HIGH TOWER is coming down in handicap. PLACE HER WELL ran a couple of good races at Bangalore, can win in this set up. SHOW N TELL is in good form, the handicap jockey gives it a good chance.
SHOW N TELL-VICTORY QUEEN-PLACE HER WELL
HERO’S DOMINANCE has lot of early speed. GYPSIE’S ADVISE has a good allowance jockey. GLINT REVELATION ran a mediocre run in last try with this jockey, may place. ROYAL LIAISON is very appealing on handicap & preparation, though the connections do not have encouraging credentials.
ROYAL LIASION-GYPSIE’S ADVISE-GLINT REVELATION
OUTOFORDER is one who doesn’t win but can always place. SULEIMAN PASHA should be running a forward race. ARDMORE was an impressive 2nd to DANCER’S WAVE. ROYAL HAWK should improve on last 4th.
ARMAMENT was given a terrible ride to loose a certain race. DANGEROUS ILLUSSION has been on tracks everyday since the season began, weights are a dampener. PIED PIPER is a good type. AL QAMAR has run in better company at Bangalore, he should be back to winning ways in this type of poorer company. COPENHAGEN has been brought down in handicap at Bangalore.
ARMAMENT-AL QAMAR-DANGEROUS ILLUSSION
ROMANTIC DESIGN has been impressive in gates, has a poor rider. THE FORCE is looking good in works, looks like the doosra from the canny trainer’s yard. MARATHA CONQUEROR has won in this class at these weights., the preparation is suggestive. GOLD GRID has been sharpened up well. BERKLEY SQUARE is at low weights.
THE FORCE-ROMANTIC DESIGN-BERKLEY SQUARE
ACTIVISTO has come down in class. BORN PURPLE is appealing in works. SMILE AGAIN is working well. SIGURRU has a try allowance jockey. KANDALLA has been well prepared.
BORN PURPLE-SMILE AGAIN-ACTIVISTO
PONTE ROMANO has been working well. SMILING PRINCE may be given a good ride by this work jockey, the preparation is good. FOREVER GRANDE can beat this lot as it has come down in scales. LYRA ran an encouraging 3rd last time.
FOREVER GRANDE-LYRA-SMILING PRINCE
DOUBLE=====RANVEER & ARDMORE
PLACE======KHOKA,AL QMQR &LYRA
EAT IF FAVORITE==VICTORY QUEEN & DANGEROUS ILLUSSION
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:23 PM
The honours were even yesterday with three races each going to favorite, second favorite & outsiders respectively.In the long card of ten races today the trend is likely to continue.S PADMANABHAN & W Smith must have sighed relief after their well awited first win. With added confidence they now have a decent chance in the feature event today.
POINTERS & SELECTIONS
1. SHISHAM has been well prepared who should be in the reckoning if he runs straight. LIGHTNING BLUES should like the trip under the strong rider. CHAILA BABU was given a questionable ride last time. SPREAD A SMILE had warmed up to win comfortably, may try to repeat. SAVANNA’S PRIDE has been allowed to mature & now goes under the top jockey at a decent handicap. The pedigree is decent as the dam was a good stayer. PRAYATNA was a good thing beat in the lower class.
SAVANNA’S PRIDE-LIGHTNING BLUES-SHISHAM
2. SPANDAU BALLET has been well prepared. LEOPARDINO is impressive in tracks. STUNNING GREY may run a good race. HALLMARK is by a speedy dam, the preparation is good. SIMPLE who ran an easy 4th in winters looks much improved.
3. PROOF OF TREASURE has run two mock races, can win if breaks out well. COMMAND PERFORMANCE was denied to perform in winters, has good speed. RUNNING MAN is yet to earn any money, the age is against him.FIERY BUSINESS who placed for first time in last run would be at it again. GRACIAN has a forceful rider to be better than the last 4th.
PROOF OF TREASURE-GRACIAN-FIERY BUSINESS
4. TOMSK moved impressively in final stages to win easily & gave a decent impression. ORIGINALITY who is well bred won under the confident riding of a non try jockey to land a coup, has the services of top jockey, the tracks are surprisingly poor. CHAR CHAND will be trying to place here. FLIP YOUR DESTINY is working well.
5 FANTASTIC QUEST ran a decent race in a good company. ARKTOUROS had won very impressively on debut at Mumbai, the mock race shows fitness, no works on tracks? SUGAR RAY is speedy who looks better prepared from the same stables. MUDEER POWER is at the best handicap, it can run a decent race if it stays as the sire has produced sprinting types only.
ARKTOUROS-FANTASTIC QUEST-MUDEER POWER
6. CARTE BLANCHE looks well prepared. ADAMARIS is bred for speed, tracks are good. THE LAST SAMMURAI may place. GLORIOUS PRINCESS had shaped like a winner in last run. BLUSHING BEAM is a failed favorite who can bounce back.
ADAMARIS-GLORIOUS PRINCESS-BLUSHING BEAM
7. SAPTASHWA has been maintaining a good form. MOTHER’S PRIDE is shining in tracks, likes the distance. SYMBOL OF SPEED is coming down in weights. VAN DE STAR was really unlucky to loose last time, needs to be supported again.
VAN DE STAR-SAPTASHWA-MOTHER’S PRIDE
8. BRAHAMAPUTRA is a good sprinter who has a better jockey now. JERSEY PRIDE goes over his pet distance after a surprise win. HESPERUS maintains brilliance despite age. WOMAN ON TOP has a habit of running good races after a listless one. LADY ONE ran a good 2nd in sprinters cup, will take a lot to be beaten here.
LADY ONE-WOMAN ON TOP-HESPERUS
9. DOUBLE ELITE has been well prepared. Gift a diamond looks improved. GUN FIRE has not been tried since winning first two starts last summers, the tracks are suggestive. A RUN TO REMEMBER is pleasing in works. SENNA has been brought down in handicap, the rider is good for a start to finish attempt.
GUN FIRE-GIFT A DIAMOND-DOUBLE ELITE
10. ASIATICUS who is down in class is looking fit. ZAFAR is working well. SOUTHERNER should improve. FACTION LEADER has not touched the board for long. TINA’S TRIUMPH ran a forward race.
DAYS BEST===LADY ONE
DOUBLE=====ADAMARIS & VAN DE STAR
PLACE======MUDEER POWER, MOTHER’S PRIDE & HESPERUS
EAT IF FAVORITE==FANTASTIC QUEST & RUNNING MAN
A long session of racing has been framed for the day. The trend of racing so far this season has been favorable for punters with more than 50% public favorites obliging. The card today is a bit tricky & one needs to be wary of false favorites. With ltd number of form/ prepared horses from MAM stables for a change, a more challenging field is evident from a look at the card. The racing public would certainly welcome a winner from Hyderabad visitors & the duo of S Padmanabhan & W Smith get their much awaited maiden winner this season. Today there is a good possibility of any/ all of these.
POINTERS WITH SELECTIONS
TREND TRACKER is bred for speed, may run well. POWER TO FIGHT has been subjected to long gallops, the pedigree is average. BORN TO SHINE is looking fit, the tracks are encouraging. RED RIVER REBEL is showing lot of speed in works, can run a good race if tried.
BORN TO SHINE-RED RIVER REBEL-POWER TO FIGHT
GLEAMING SKY, a nicely bred winner over 1600 m at Mumbai has been showing out in trials. ORIENTATION, a 4 year old in this staying trip has been well prepared. HILL OF GRACE ran below par last time, may show improvement. STRATEGIC PARTNER a full sister to AMORINA was slowly off, ridden easy, yet dragged the jockey in finishing on board in her last run. The try jockey gives her a fighting chance. LET THE RIVER RUN is impressive in trials, the distance suits the distaff side of this breed.
GLEAMING SKY-STRATEGIC PARTNER-HILL OF GRACE
ANDRONICUS is very pleasing in tracks. SURPRISE PACKAGE has been sharpened up. PIED HARRIER has a lot of early speed, the jockey will be forcing the issue. AWESOME BEAUTY has been given a run. ENFORCER was a close 2nd to ANDRONICUS last year in a maidens race at level weights, the trainer should be tempted to try him with such a huge weight advantage today.
MUSIC FOREVER is impressive in trials, the mock race with top horses was encouraging, the trainer is a non performer. SUN DEVICE has been sharpened up for debut. PLEASURING was an easy runner up on opening day. DIFFERENT OPINION may place again.
MUSIC FOREVER-PLEASURING-DIFFERENT OPINION
ABLE ASSOCIATE has been soundly prepared, the tracks give him a good chance. YOU’RE WONDERFUL is a speedy type who was an impressive 2nd to MONEY IN THE BANK (nearly won in class IV) ,the owner/ trainer combination has poor reputation . SPARK OF GOLD is fit. CLAUSEAU may run an improved race. SUPER SHA is in fine condition to fight out for a win.
ABLE ASSOCIATE-SUPER SHA-SPARK OF GOLD
BEE THE STAR is a good type, will improve & try to defy penalty. AFEA is a speedy horse who is tracking well. ADORABELLA ran well enough to be in the fray again. BORN BEAUTY appeals on rider & handicap. ACT SMART has been a profitable ride for this non try jockey, may get on board again.
BORN BEAUTY-ADORABELLA-BEE THE STAR
SOUTHERN CHARGE has been well prepared, given a mock race, he may help both trainer & rider break the jinx & earn a win. ROYAL AMBASSADOR ran a poor race as favorite, can do better. WONDER SMILE showed a lot of heart in going down in a much sharper trip, should deliver now. ANGELIQUE showed elements of stamina in finishing 4th in stayer’s cup.
WONDER SMILE-SOUTHERN CHARGE
FIGHTING STAR went down fighting last time , will improve as the tracks are very attractive. SUAVE has been well prepared. MILFORD is working well. MILAGRO was an impressive finisher in last run, the tracks are pleasing & the handicap jockey has an advantage here. SUPERIOR SURPRISE has been well prepared by the jockey, will be in thick of things.
MILAGRO-SUPERIOR SURPRISE-FIGHTING STAR
FLAMING LAMBHORGINI needs a bit more distance, yet looks good even here. SCRIPT URE DESTINY ran a forward race, will improve. AELINIA has been well prepared. IN THE ZONE has always tracked fast, if backed by the owner it has a decent chance.
SCRIPT URE DESTINY-FLAMING LAMBHORGINI-AELENIA
DAYS BEST======WONDER SMILE
DOUBLE========ABLE ASSOCIATE & MILAGRO
PLACE=========SUPER SHA, FIGHTING STAR & SUPERIOR SURPRISE
EAT IF FAVORITE=POWER TO FIGHT & ANDONICUS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:19 AM
1 NEW EDGE is by the good type filly Fantasy who should improve upon the last time 2nd. FIT FOR FRAY may live up to her name. HI HENNESSY is impressive in tracks. MELBOURNE LADY ran a poor race as a favorite last time.
NEW EDGE-FIT FOR FRAY-MELBOURNE LADY
2. BERKLEY SQUARE is a proven stayer who has a run. INDIAN TECH has come down a lot. TIME IS PRECIOUS is tracking well. ARISIA has won start to finish over this distance at Bangalore, has not been on board for long, can be the coup horse of the family today as the two brothers have five runners in the field to get good odds.
ARISIA-BERKLEY SQUARE-INDIAN TECH
3. POCKET DYNAMITE has a rider switch after a run. GOLDEN FLOWERS is a speedy type who can deliver as the field is weak. EXCEPTIONAL was a faraway 2nd.KHUSHI has pull in weights for a place chance.
GOLDEN FLOWERS-EXCEPTIONAL-POCKET DYNAMITE
4. MOUNT ROYALE is a speedy type who is unreliable. VALIANT ROMEO went all the way for an upset win, can place now. CAREERIST is moving well in trials. EONA, a three year old is impressive in works who can win in this set up. TURBO BABE suffers from patched up legs.
5. ARTIC PRINCESS ran a suggestive race, will improve further. CASHFIRSTICKETNEXT was given a forgettable ride, the non performing trainer continues with the same rider, may win? RECORD TIME won well as a favorite. DON’S DELIGHT is the doosra from Darashah’s stable who is at a good handicap.
ARTIC PRINCESS-CASHFIRSTICKETNEXT-RECORD TIME
6. RED KEY POINT has been well prepared, may show out in first run. SANDOKAN was given a weak ride as stable mate was fancied, may be fully on now. PENNY TWEEDY is a good handicapper. YOU’RE A SWEETHEART looks good after her eye catching 3rd at Bangalore, the illusive trainer who looks like a bookie’s man since most of his favorite’s bite the dust can win with this one.
YOU’RE A SWEETHEART-SANDOKAN-PENNY TWEEDY
7. MIAMI GOLD has a try jockey. IRISH WHISPERS has been given a run, will be in the fray. SATIN SLIPPER should improve on the close 3rd last time. TANTRIK is speedy who has a good jockey.
MIAMI GOLD-IRISH WHISPERS-SATIN SLIPPER
DAYS BEST====NEW EDGE
DOUBLE======EONA & YOU’RE A SWEETHEART
PLACE=======BERKLEY SQUARE, POCKET DYNAMITE & CASHFIRSTICKETNEXT
EAT FAVORITE==TIME IS PRECIOUS & IRISH WHISPERS
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 12:37 PM
AZAZEL has run at Bangalore so far, the horse looks fit. BORN PURPLE has been prepared & given a run, the rider is poor. SUNLAA was a suggestive 3rd who can win now. MEHEK was a forward runner.
FULL STEELE took down a lot of money last time, the trainer is often failing with coups. MAKKAR SANKRANTI is coming to hand. CELERITY was a comfortable winner. COLD WAR is at a low weight. YORKER is at a winning handicap.
YORKER-FULL STEELE-COLD WAR
PLEASER ran good races last season. VICTORY QUEEN is working well. BOSSY BOSS is fast in works. DASHING AFFIR can again go all the way. FAMOUS FOR FREE runs well after being rested.
DASHING AFFAIR-BOSSY BOSS-FAMOUS FOR FREE
HIDDEN PLEASURES has been given a run, can win. DANCER’S WAVE won all the way, will try to repeat. SAN SIRO comes out much better off on handicap than DANCER’S WAVE, can win. AUTHORITARIAN has beaten a good youngster in SPECIAL GALLERY, may upset.
SAN SIRO-AUTHORITARIAN-DANCER’S WAVE
HAIL MIKHAIL won easy, better rider is atop now. SWIFT SWORD is a speedy type who can upset. GLINT REVELATION looks good on paper, can win if at good odds as the favorites of this trainer never oblige. OUTCLAS may place again.
SWIFT SWORD-GLINT REVELATION-HAIL MIKHAIL
WAY TO WEALTH should be involved to win today. SINCERITY has been given couple of gates. STORNOWAY is working well. STAR DANZIG appeals at this handicap, ignore last run. CRUISE CONTROL has come down a lot.
STAR DANZIG-CRUISE CONTOL-WAY TO WEALTH
BOLD PROMISE was a easy winner, should repeat. OUTOFORDER is working well. TIME IS LIFE is pleasing in tracks. BATTLE HONOUR , the lone ride for Harish has a good each way chance.
BOLD PROMISE-BATTLE HONOUR-TIME IS LIFE
HEROISM is speedy. BRAVO BEDFORD is impressive in trials. CAFFE COFFEE is in good form. LAGUNA BLUE has won in highest class in Bangalore, can win here. ZOOMING is at ideal weight.
DAYS BEST===BOLD PROMISE
DOUBLE=====SAN SIRO & LAGUNA BLUE
PLACE======AUTHORITARIAN, CRUISE CONTROL & BATTLE HONOUR
EAT IF FAVORITE==DANCER’S WAVE & WAY TO WEALTH
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:15 AM
Two big names in recent racing circuit belonging to the top owner of the country are contesting the feature event. Both these horse had flopped & gone off form in concluding portion of the winter season. It would be interesting to see how well they get back to winning form now. It would not be wise to suggest that one of them will win today aas in racing parlance form is a big factor when choosing winners.
1. TRAFALGAR SQUARE should come into contention based on the last run. It has won at these weights before. PRINCESS EMILY ran a forward race last time. WORD TO WORD placed first time hence has come to hand, if odds favor the trainer cum owner it should win easily as the pedigree is good. ROYAL FLYNN has been tracking well.
WORD TO WORD-TRAFALGAR SQUARE-ROYAL FLYNN
2. EXCELLENT SPEED won his first start in summers last year, the tracks indicate fitness, will fight out. LEAGUE;S APART has no tracks, only trainer knows its potential , the horse was a costly purchase which has been a failure so far. ALL MY COLOURS was given a soft ride as a favorite, it looks a good thing if ridden well. BULLISH LUCK is a place hopeful.
ALL MY COLOURS-EXCELLENT SPEED-LEAGUES APART
3. GENTLE KNIGHT has been beaten twice by better types, the preparation, mock race etc should have helped him. EXCELLENT ABILITY , a sister to GALLOPING BAY looks in good condition. SEVEN STAR has been showing out on tracks, may improve. FELICITAD has to show a lot of improvement to justify its good breeding.
GENTLE KNIGHT-SEVEN STAR-EXCELLENT ABILITY
4. SOUTHERN EMPIRE is a champion horse who is getting into racing form. BOURBON KING may run an improved race, the mock trials should have brought him to form. . SPLENDID SURPRISE lost unluckily to DIEGO RIVIERA, looks good on tracks. RHAPSIDIAN SNOW led for most of the way in Wadiyar cup, can go all the way with this yet to prove rider.
RHAPSIDIAN SNOW-SPLENDID SURPRISE-BOURBON KING
5. ADAMARIS is working very well, may get the nod today. CHINAB is a place hopeful. MUSIC FOREVER , a half brother to RED INDIAN has been steadily prepared by the rider. SUGRIV is tracking fine. BLUSHING BEAM has the advantage of a race run.
ADAMARIS-MUSIC FOREVER-BLUSHING BEAM
6. FIGHTING STAR ran a good 3rd, has a better jockey now. SUAVE is likely to show much improvement like most other horses of this trainer. MILAGRO was an impressive finisher in last run, will be in the fray. SANGINI was a comfortable winner. SUPERIOR SURPRISE has been very well prepared, the connections are not having a good record for fair running of their animals.
MILAGRO-FIGHTING STAR-SUPERIOR SURPRISE
7. REBELLIOUS has the benefit of an easy run. ASIATICUS has come down a lot, may win now. SOUTHERNER has been well prepared. TINA’S TRIUMPH ran a suggestive 4th.
DAYS BEST=====GENTLE KNIGHT
DOUBLE========ALL MY COLOURS & ADAMARIS
PLACE-=========EXCELLENT ABILITY, MUSIC FOREVER & TINA’S TRIUMPH
EAT IF FAVORITE=BOURBON KING & BLUSHING BEAM
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:58 AM