Bangalore Derby has created lots of excitement in the minds of race goers, the field is very competitive and since all runners traverse the distance for the first time in their career a veil of uncertainty remains. The punters are well advised to refrain from taking this race seriously, best is to watch it with the interest of a race follower and let the lucky connections win the whopping winning amount. It has been my experience of 30 odd years of racing that the public normally comes to races on a big day well excited and leaves the arena with holes in the pockets, the races are keenly contested on such days as most trainers and owners want to be seen performing at such largely attended occasions.
1. PELIKANO ran a pathetic race to loose over 1800m, looks difficult with extra yards. SAPTASHWA has been prepared for the day, it had last won at this distance under this very jockey carrying 59 Kgs, an all the way effort may be expected. VIVACITY is bred in purple, the distance has to be tackled.
2. JIYA YOH JIYA YOH has a negative jockey. AGILITY is a well bred who has suddenly tracked very appealingly, looks good here. KALYAN is the surprise horse like most of the stalemates. GLORY TO DANCER is a failed favorite who has a race on hands.
AGILITY-GLORY TO DANCER-KALYAN
3. ALACRITY is maintaining good form in works, the win this season was noteworthy before the colts trials run. EDMONDO is very impressive in works and should be the main threat here to the favorite. CHINTZ appears a bit jaded after the last poor run. EL PASO is working well
4. GLITTERATO was an eye catching 3rd , he is full brother to good type COCO CHANEL, should be in thick of things. SUPREME ARCH and YOU’RE A STUD appear non tryers despite good last run, the placement of jockey’s is a give away of the doubts of the connections. TRILLION WIN has no tracks after the last 4th. AFRICAN SKY has been prepared by this girl in the mornings, should fight out for her 2nd win in this country.
GLITTERATO-AFRICAN SKY-TRILLION WIN
5. HENRY’S SECRET is a game stayer but the handicap is against. WIN PRETTY BABY is the feel the track ride for R Hughes, you never know that it may turn out to be the only win for the fly in top jockey. STORMY RIVER has been tracked well. QUITE ACHIEVER has a strong jockey, should fight out.
WIN PRETTY BABY-QUITE ACHIEVER-STORMY RIVER
6. ABOLINE was given an indifferent ride in colts, can return to old tactics of taking things ON from the word go. The staying prowess of the sire has always been doubted. SPRINT STAR was a fluke winner of colts who has a tough task here. POLISH PATRIOT is an unbeaten got abroad who has an outside chance based on last easy win. CAPTIVATING has to tackle the distance, the winner of four races has to be considered. MYSTIC QUEST showed improvement in last run, may find it difficult to place. JAQUELINE and GYPSY MAGIC are going to attract maximum support based on their performances so far, JACQUELINE has won all three outings but the bloodlines suggest that the distance is a big ask. GYPSY MAGIC looks the best in tracks, the poor gates is not a bother as she has never been a front runner, the top jockey may score if luck of the race goes well for him.
7. LOCK AND LOAD is a good type, the last run was poor. NEED OF THE HOUR has been well prepared. BOURBON BAY won handsomely in early part of the season, looks good here. SUPER YACHT can build up on last place run. OBAN has run well up in all his starts.
BOURBON BAY-OBAN-NEED OF THE HOUR
8. ARISTOS has been tracking well, the distance is a bother. EQUIDAE was an easy winner who will try to go for a repeat., may not stay. STAR WAVE is running into form, last run was over a shorter trip, may warm up for a win. TALK TO THE DEVIL is a game stayer who is looking fit in tracks.
STAR WAVE-TALK OF THE DEVIL-ARISTOS
9. TABLE MOUNTAIN has shown lots of good work in the mornings but has not been able to win so far. SUPER SPEAR is working well, the rookie jockey has to use his mind to go with the pace with something in hand. PAINT ME RED is a non winner who has a chance here. SAN FRANSISCO GIRL may stun them all.
SAN FRANSISCO GIRL-TABLE MOUNTAIN-SUPER SPEAR
DAYS BEST=====BOURBON BAY
DOUBLE=======SAPTASHWA and ALACRITY
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 10:45 AM