1.THUNDERING HOOVES won a sprint race in time of 59 plus something last year with this rider, it has the privilege of being a favorite against SET ALIGHT. KISS AWAY is a sparingly raced horse who is likely to win sprints this season. BLUE DAFFODILS is showing good speed in works. PALME D’OR is another sprinter from the same trainer who has a stable jockey.
THUNDERING HOOVES-KISS AWAY-PALME D’OR
2. SECRET TALK was 2nd to ACCUMULATE who performed well thereafter, the jockey has a chance against more fashionably bred CALYPSO DANCER who perhaps needs a bit more distance. YAMUNA from the QUEEN ANN line is showing out in works and likely to give the favorite a fight. MARINE ZONE impressed in gates, the half brother to STAR O WAR has an outside chance.
SECRET TALK-YAMUNA-CALYPSO DANCER
3. MAGIC MANTRA has handicap chance though it needs distance. DOUBLE DELITE who is tracking well has a poor jockey. CAPTAIN’S ZONE ran a forward race at the fag end of Pune season. FOREST MUSIC has placed in sprint race and has weight in favor.
FOREST MUSIC-MAGIC MANTRA-CAPTAIN’S ZONE
4. CYCLADES is tracking well but this speedy type is conceding 8 Kgs to RED CHILI who was a runaway winner in a sprint, looks very difficult. STAR ADVENTURE needs more distance. CASUAL LOOK is tracking well. VIJAYI BHAVA is fluent in tracks.
RED CHILI-CYCLADES-VIJAYI BHAVA
5. NATIVE STRATEGY can upset as it has placed in higher class. AURORA AUREALIS is a good type who has run with classic hopefuls. FAIR TACTICS is a speedy type. HERE COMES THE DON is an early bird type, looks likely to make a fight today. WAFADAR has done nothing for a long time, has come down in scales.
AURORA AUREALIS-HERE COMES THE DON-FAIR TACTICS
6. LOVELY FEELINGS is good on handicap but the jockey is non try type. LEGAL EYE has not raced for long, may have got over the niggles. SUDDEN IMPACT is working well in trials with speedy horses. QUEEN’S COURT was the one who caught the eye in last run at Pune.
LEGAL EYE-QUEEN’S COURT-SUDDEN IMPACT
7. ROYAL CROWN was a good gamble of the owner whose horses are heavily backed or eaten by the bookies. The rider has to defy the handicap to force another win. EXPENSIVE AFFAIR is a front runner type who doesn’t win. GAME OF TALENT was on watch list in Pune, may upset. POLARISER has been a heartbreaker as he keeps getting beaten near the finish post, needs to be considered once again as the break appears to have done him good.
POLARIZER-ROYAL CROWN-GAME OF TALENT
8. ANGEL’S GLORY has won all four times, last time coming from behind and has the scope to win even at this distance. The only serious contender appears to be FLAMES OF FIRE who has won his three races in style. GENERALLISIMO is a game customer despite his age. FLAMES OF FIRE is at a good handicap for an upset.
ANGEL’S GLORY-FEET OF FLAMES-FLAMES OF FIRE
9. BLACK PARTRIDGE, with the good rider may be able to go all the way, no tracks?. MYSTERIO has tremendous speed in the first 600 m may have improved. CHEROKEE has taken time to get racing fit, may run on board. ESHKABINYA is the best bred, the tracks are impressive. ENZO is working well.
10.. YOU ARE MY MIRACLE is by the top sire, the preparation is indicative ,cam the controversial rider deliver on his first mount after lots of questionable rides of last year. NYALA is by the speedy sire, the tracks are fine. FOREST NATIVE is working well. HI DOLLY may surprise.
YOU ARE MY MIRACLE-NYALA-HI DOLLY
DAYS BEST====THUNDERING HOOVES
DOUBLE======RED CHILI & ANGEL’S GLORY
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