1. PLEIAD ran a forward race but needs more distance. FRAUD is the first ride of the foreign jockey, may figure on board. HIGH OPINION has been a let down so far. SILVER PEG who was lucky to win last time is well rested, the tracks are O K. MURBAN has been held back so far, may do the trick today as he has virtually nothing to beat.
2. AS YOU WISH is full brother to the best three year old of last year at this centre ; ie, STRENGTH TO SUCCESS, the colt has been extensively prepared to give the initiating win to this jockey. DAMIEN should have benefited from the mocks, should run well. OUTSTANDING has not lived upto her name so far, can not be fancied based on her poor runs so far.
AS YOU WISH-DAMIEN
3. CHARG AWAY ran below expectations last time, the handicap jockey has to ride well to beat others. VAGABOND has the top jockey but being from CASE LAW it is difficult to support him for this staying trip. MORE THAN A WOMAN has the handicap in favor, the distance should not be a problem.
MORE THAN A WOMAN-VAGABOND
4. GOLDEN GUN has been well prepared, it ran well enough last year in similar company. SENEGAL has very good speed , the only question is the distance. He won narrowly despite taking weight from THE ROCK last year but appears far improved now. THE ROCK has not come up to the mark this year, has an outside chance. STUNNING ROSE won very narrowly last time, it drifted out, the jockey does not ride well in Delhi where the track is rougher than the grassy turf of Western India. He was seen to be very vary of running close to others last time he was here. The horse has a fighting chance.
SENEGAL-THE ROCK-STUNNING ROSE
5. QUALITY ASSURANCE was a good gamble after some dubious runs earlier. Looks too good here for a repeat performance. DAZZLING FLAME will only be on if the favorite is not in the race. DIVINE HEIGHTS has come up, should be involved. GANDIVA has a handicap chance.
QUALITY ASSURANCE-DIVINE HEIGHTS-GNDIVA
6. REAL QUEEN is a speedy type, came up last time despite being a non tryer. DREAM DEBUT is in top form. CATALUNYA ran over an unsuitable distance last time with Narredu on top to deceive the people, over her pet distance she looks to be home. WINNING CHICK has come down in scales.
CATALUNYA-REAL QUEEN-DREAM DEBUT
7. TIME TO WYN has come down a class, can run a forward race. GREAT GIVER is being tried today, that is definite from the running and track pattern. ASHWA PRAGYA had won at nearly these scales during earlier part of season, may upset. PADDINGTON should run a forward race to go all the way. FIVE STAR can be in thick of it only on backing from the stables.
PADDINGTON-ASHWA PRAGYA-TIME TO WYN
DAYS BEST====QUALITY ASSURANCE
DOUBLE======AS YOU WISH & SENEGAL
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:53 AM