1. BOCCONCINO should improve after the easy run, has a try jockey in a poor field. F CROWN gives this controversial rider a chance to win on full brother to SMART N SPECIAL for his brother in this lot of non performers. ROYAL LEGEND has been tracked well by this very rider, may be involved. SENNA gives a chance to this aging rider to get back to winning ways after the bad injury.
2. CHINA TOWN is brother to CAIRNDHU , has been tuned to fitness, the last run in winters needs to be ignored. PORTOBELLO is a place hopeful, the last run was good. GOLDEN CROWN may run on board, can not be backed. CELESTIAL WAY was a notable 2nd in winters, the present tracks are speedy.
CHINA TOWN-CELESTIAL WAY—PORTOBELLO
3. MISS EVERYWHERE was a good gamble of the owners at Hyderabad last year winning in great style. Now she has been tracked by this very rider, may be the first one from Hyderabad to win here this season as the field is weak. RASHIDA ran a disappointing race last time. KICKING KING has run in most illustrious company in his career so far and looks much better than what the handicapper has assigned now. The choice of a third class rider makes it very interesting as it will show whether the horse wins because of the gifted handicap or looses because of this tame rider. The trainer is one of those who are mostly clapping for others. ISINBEYAVA looks improved from works.
KICKING KING-MISS EVERYWHERE-RASHIDA
4. COORG HONEY was a runaway winner who has a good jockey, the step up in distance should suit the filly. RUGGED BEAUTY warmed up late in last run, she is showing out in tracks. SANS PAREIL is a well bred who was an impressive winner and maintains form. SENORA ENCINA was a big disappointment when loosing without any fight in last run.
SANS PAREIL-COORG HONEY-RUGGED BEAUTY
5. IN THE ZONE is a front running type with the top jockey , has to tackle the top weight though. OWN VOICE lost condition in winters like most off springs of Ontario, needs to be watched today as he has beaten better ones before. JUST IN TIME is reverting back to sprints, may resume winning ways, watch support in ring. EDMONDO is showing speed in tracks.
JUST IN TIME-IN THE ZONE-OWN VOICE
6. A very competitive field with at least six hopefuls. GLORIOSA is beautifully bred and has won both runs in style, the distance may not bother. CAPTIVATING is the best on handicap having won four times and it lost at Mumbai after leading up to the post. ASTRAL FLASH who beat CAPTIVATING in a thriller is obviously at a weight disadvantage now, though it ran a fine 2nd to D’ARTAGNAN. JAQUELINE and GYPSY MAGIC come into contention based on their multi million run, the former pleased in a mock race. The later lacks a run but has the breeding to show class. Last one may be a surprise improvement from the disintegrating stable of the racing baron; THE PEARL who ran a close 3rd to ASTRAL FLASH after leading for most of the way.
7. MAN DOWN UNDER has a precocious pedigree, may show out under the good jockey on first run. STEP IN STYLE may run well. BRUNETTA was a miserable failure at cramped odds. LEAVE IT TO ME is the best bred here who is full sister to RUBEN STAR . She is in fine fettle as is evident from the tracks. NOBLE SACRIFICE was given a questionable ride when loosing as a favorite, the preparation is very suggestive.
NOBLE SACRIFICE-LEAVE IT TO ME-STEP IN STYLE
8. DREAM PARK is hardly been tracked, looks unfit. IDAR PRINCESS has been sharpened up for the race. JIYA YOH JIYA YOH needs a bit if distance, the tracks are fine. SIMPLY PHENOMENAL has the weight advantage, the breeding is quite interesting.
IDAR PRINCESS-SIMPLY PHENOMENAL-DREAM PARK
DAYS BEST====SANS PAREIL
DOUBLE======CHINA TOWN and LEAVE IT TO ME
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