1. BOLD BABE is the new name for the often failed filly, has a strong rider. DEVILITTO is another well bred who is being scrubbed in works. TALK OF THE TOWN has the benefit of a mock race but definitely needs a run. NONIOS belongs to a very mediocre trainer, the horse was a good finisher at Pune. Though the rider is a rookie, it has a chance.
2. FANTASTIC FLAME is a game horse for staying trips. TAANUSH is an aged horse who is pleasing in works. MILES AND MORE remains my favorite to win this race as he has not been tried in last run.
MILES AND MORE-TAANUSH
3. HIGHLAND GLORY was a good 3rd to EXUBERANCE. The lack of a race run is the only thing against this horse. The only competitor appears to be CHAMBERLAIN was a good winner on debut who will be vying to repeat, the tracks are good. EKHABINSKYA is in forward form who can place again. ADDICTION who is at low weights has a weak jockey.
4. FIRED UP has to tackle the handicap. KA CHING has the right distance to go over under the try jockey. CLASSIC STAR appears improved after the hard faught win. WALKING TALL is working well, the distance may be a bit long.
CLASSIC STAR-KA CHING-WALKING TALL
5. CALLING THE SHOTS had stunned the field last time, may encore. PROCYON is a capable horse, no works? SOCORORO is going over the right distance. KAI should not have been awarded the last race, can not win here.
SOCORORO-CALLING THE SHOTS-KAI
6. HUGO BOSS is a game horse for this distance. CZAR ALEXANDER and OUR EXCELLENCE appear to be the two main candidates here. OUR EXCELLENCE has better class whereas CZAR ALEXANDER has the advantage of the handicap and an easy run last time. The victory of OUR EXCELLENCE at Pune was very good and he has the first say. CALL TO ARMS showed return to form in last run.
OUR EXCELLENCE-CZAR ALEXANDER-CALL TO ARMS
7. DUKE OF WINDSOR with a couple of runs and a solid track comes into picture with rider switch. This half brother to ASTREA is shining in tracks. IJLAL is working well. RIVER PRIDE is brother to ARISTOS, needs the run. ESTEVEZ is looking good in tracks. ROCKEBY VENUS is the one who was well prepared at Pune and has been given a couple of easy runs.
DUKE OF WINDSOR-ROCKEBY VENUS-IJLAL
8. TEMBUNG was an easy runner who has handicap in favor. GRACES is a failed favorite. STRIKE IT RICH is working well, the jockey is not a winning type. HI DOLLY has a rookie but can run a good race as it has capabilities for upset.
8. WEIZHOU the changed name may not fool the public, the last run as GOLD QUEST was notable. FRENCH KISS is the only other contender here who was a good 2nd in a sprint but should go well over this trip also. For place one could consider either ALEXUS who is bred to stay or RATTLE the full brother to URUJ who appears to be fit. AMERICAN IDOL is another one from the lot who may run on board.
DAYS BEST====DUKE OF WINDSOR
DOUBLE=======OUR EXCELLENCE & WEIZHOU
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