A tough field of some mature runners up against a couple of improving youngsters will be vying for the feature event today. It is tempting to place the meticulously prepared ROYAL AMBASSADOR to win here but for the fact that he is a slow starter and if he misses his first step he has a lot to do against the cutting speed of DANCING HIOGHNESS & GREEN BAX. The last named ran an impressive 3rd to RHAPSIDION SNOW just one length adrift of the champion horse BOURBON KING. The good jockey may be able to keep GREEN BAX ahead at the finish today.
1. DIVINE GLEAM is tracking well, the rider is new to the MAM's team. MOMENT OF THE DAY ran an easy race last time after good preparation, the speedy sire has a decent one here.
SANS PAREIL is the best bred grand daughter of SCHIAPARRELLI, unfortunately the dam has
produced average horses in SAYONARA, SONGOMA & ONEROUS KING. This one is shining in works, let us see how it performs as she is likely to be the favorite. COORG HONEY is by a
disappointing sire out of a black type mare, the tracks are speedy, should run well.
MOMENT OF THE DAY-SANS PAREIL-COORG HONEY
2. REGAL RANSOM is yet to show his summer form, the preparation is lacking. RAPTOR FORCE won in poor company.PELIKANO was a very comfortable winner going start to finish. The betting owner appears to habe a good one here, it needs to be backed till beaten. SUNNY COLOURS ran in the OAKS, should be fighting over this distance. SPARK OF GOLD is in fine form after loosing to a superior horse last time. ONE is tracking well.
PELIKANO-SPARK OF GOLD-SUNNY COLOURS
3. VIRTUOSO is showing lots of keen- ness in tracks, the distance is too short for this full
brother to ALLONIA & ONE.MIGHTY MONARCH from a small stable has got a foreign jockey, this horse was apparently kept easy in last run by Appu, the tracks are good. SHADES OF WHITE by the champion sire is shining out in trials, though the pedigree is staying type this one can win even here as she is looking in forward condition.TANZANITE is a full sister to the useful
CHAGGAL. She is looking in fine fettle from the tracks after the last run.
TANZANITE-SHADES OF WHITE-MIGHTY MONARCH
4. CAPTIVATING was a start to finish good thing in last run who maintains form. RULE OF
ATTRACTION survived the strong onslaught of QUEEN'S COLLECTION & CAYENNE who later recorded an impressive win. He is working well for a repeat performance.SUN GOLD is a place hopeful. RED RENEGADE has a pedigree which commands respect irrespective of the fact that the elders in JERSEY ROCK & REMARKABLE STRIDE disappointed.The stylish trainer has prepared him well. TARGET ACHIEVER looks vastly improved, lots is being talked about SHINDE, let us see if he can force a win here.
RULE OF ATTRACTION-TARGETY ACHIEVER-CAPTIVATING
5. CALMING INFLUENCE lost the race at the gates last time when backed down to half money on. It was covering the turf in the finishing stages indicating that it lives to fight another day.
FOREVER MARK who benefitted in that race is improved & though the handicap is reverse the horse will be in thick of things.KAJURAHO was an impressive runner last time, she is in fine form. MARCEGALIA should run ana interesting forward race with the jockey switch.
CALMING INFLUENCE-KAJURAHO-FOREVER MARK
6. GREN BAX ran a very good race with classic horses, can win despite the top weight.
ROYAL AMBASSADOR is a habitual slow starter who would have gobbled up TOMSK in last run but for the tardyness at the start, the trainer and the rider have been working on him regularly.
TOMSK is improving with each run. DANCING HIGHNESS is showing out in tracks, the improving jockey has a tough call here.WONDER SMILE has been given enough rest, now she is at a comfortable scale to renew her form.REFLECTION OF GOLD has a tough opposition to handle here.
GREEN BAX-ROYAL AMBASSADOR-TOMSK
7. SEASON'S GREETINGS showed improvement in last run.DARK TAN was a good forward runner in stablemate ZAOIS's win. ENFORCER is tracking well. SHE'S A DIAMOND is an unreliable type who may run well.LAGO VISTA has been prepared meticulously, the scales are in favor for Suraj to hammer home a winner here.
LAGO VISTA-DARK TAN-ENFORCER
8. THE LAST SAMMURAI should relish this trip, the weights may be in the way. RAY OF SUNSHINEwas a comfortable winner in lower class. ROYAL CONFIDENCE is a staying type with the top jockey. RED SHIFT has been running competitive races.SPANDAU BALLET does'nt have initial speed, can not be fgancied despite the low weights.
THE LAST SAMMURAI-ROYAL CONFIDENCE-REDSHIFT
9. ALYCIA is in fine trim. IMMORTAL was finishing on when beaten as a favorite last time,
gets another chance to redeem. GARA FLUID may run a forward race. MAAHI VE has been scrubbed on the tracks for long, may respond to the experienced rider son of the trainer. SPLENDID GLORY may run a better race.
DAYS BEST======LAGO VISTA
DOUBLE=========PELIKANO & CALMING INFLUENCE