1.WESTERN CHALLENGE is a badly handled horse, he has always been in betting odds, but has been given loosing runs, can not be relied upon. DOI MOI won the only race of his life in good style beating the horses who both went on to win convincingly. The horse is working very well. PSYCHIC POWER is by the famous SANTORINI STAR, the distance should be to its liking and the fact he is receiving more than 5 Kgs give him the edge.
PSYCHIC POWER-DOI MOI
2. SADDLER’S RULE could not win in the last two outings despite being backed, the distance does not suit this whipless jockey. THE GIANT was a forward runner in last couple of runs, has a decent chance now. SARAAH is at an ideal handicap to strike since she likes winning at these staying trips, the trainer has been dormant, may be he will wait till Pune to go for a gamble. HIGHLAND QUEST does not appeal based on its poor runs. DESERT DYNAMITE was a good 3rd, the rider is weak.
THE GIANT-DESERT DYNAMITE-SADDLER’S RULE
3. SEA SPARROW looks outstanding in this poor bunch. SI COMO NO was backed a bit before being withdrawn last week. DIFFIDENT progeny going over 16oom in first run is a big negative.
SEA SPARROW- SI COMO NO
4. ROCOCO is just about there as per the last two runs. FEET OF FLAMES is not liking the hard surface here, back this horse in rains. DANCING GLORY looks good on handicap, the trainer who has gone down hill is a worry. SIROCO is my choice to win, all depends on a good jump. CHIOS impressed in both wins, the handicap is a worry.
5. CAMEO has run with better types, impressed in gates. HYMNS TO FREEDOM is a good front runner , the jockey is weak. PARIS HILTON is an end of the season type who is in fine form. RED CHILLI has the weight in favor, but bleeders normally don’t win at this time of the season.
CAMEO-PARIS HILTON-HYMNS TO FREEDOM
6. RIVER BLITZ comes into serious reckoning based on its performance so far, the sire has been a flop so far. SUPER KING a brother to KAI has been working fast, the last track was blazing. FEONA with the ill reputed jockey is eye catching in tracks, it should stay in front all the way. THEIR LITTLE SISTER , the well bred full sister to four well performed horses including the Indian Derby winner HOT STEPPER would be keenly watched by all in her inaugural run.
FEONA-RIVER BLITZ-SUPER KING
7. HI DOLLY was a good gamble, may try to run on board again. ES SIDER is a dud brother to NITROUS, lacks fight. FOREST NATIVE is yet to settle down to the correct trip, has a tendency to tire out, needs to be ridden in check to win. ARISTOCRATICAL was kept way off by the rider in last run, can win now if the will to win is there in the minds of the connections. YOWZA has a chance to be tested for a staying trip, she looks to be running beyond her correct distance.
ARISTOCRATICAL-HI DOLLY-ES SIDER
8. SURAJ is down in class and has a good jockey. GATRAVAT is being scrubbed in works, the rider switch is positive. STUD OF GOLD was a close 4th as a favorite. GAME OF POWER can upset if it takes a level jump.
GATRAVAT-STUD OF GOLD-SURAJ
DAYS BEST====SEA SPARROW
DOUBLE======CAMEO & ARISTOCRATICAL
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