A well filled out card of ten races with many horses balloted out at final entry stage in a regular Mysore season as against the poor six to seven races framed at the much hyped racing centre of Pune. The situation is clearly a pointer to the hold of the breeders lobby in constituting rules and regulations for racing in the country. Age does effect the racing animals but fitness is another thing, take the case of CORAL GABLES winning for the 27th time at the ripe age of nine years at the top category at Hyderabad this week. A fit horse can certainly compete, HIGH VOLTAGE raced till his 13th year and participated in more than 175 races, he did not break down any time. The rule regarding discarding horses from the good age of six years onwards is very harsh for the owners.
1. CADRE NOIR has disappointed as a favorite, he may do well in the lower class. HIGH FORTUNE impressed a lot in gates, the lack of a race run is against his chances. RANVEER is unreliable type, may run on board. ANALIKA has placed in last three runs and has a decent jockey. FIERY BUSINESS should be involved if the pace hots up.
CADRE NOIR-HIGH FORTUNE-RANVEER
2. CANNON TARGET may place at good odds, the horse has come down a lot and will earn soon. MR GAMA has a try jockey. PANCHO PETE has been tracking well. SIGN OF LUCK ran on board in last run to be in contention once again. MONEY MANTRA can only improve from this low handicap.
PANCO PETE-CANNON TARGET-MONEY MANTRA
3. DAKINI is impressive in tracks and has an allowance jockey. THEODORA failed as a favorite, ran discouragingly. FATHER’S GLORY is the other failed favorite who warmed up a trifle late. SON OF FORTUNE is a front running type with an allowance jockey.
FATHER’S GLORY-SON OF FORTUNE-DAKINI
4. KALYUG RAJA has been backwards for far too long, he has been scrubbed for response in the mornings. A repeat for MASTER PROSPECT is very difficult. GOLDEN KISS can sprint well. AZAZEL got caught at the post after a forward run. SOUTH LEO has been prepared very well., the mock race should help.
AZAZEL-MASTER PROSPECT-KALIYUG RAJA
5. FULL SPEED gets a last chance before retirement. SANDOKAN has been geared up for the race. THE GAIN won as a good thing, the handicap is stiff, has a fight on hand. ALWAYS FOR YOU is running at better terms and may go all the way. WINDSOR SQUARE appeals on handicap.
ALWAYS FOR YOU-THE GAIN- WINDSOR SQUARE
6. HO CHI MINH could not step up to win last time, may run well.. STAMPEDE is impressive in works. CIAMPINO was a notable finisher. TIME IS PRECIOUS has been well prepared and needs to be tried. SUAVE failed as a favorite in lower class.
CIAMPINO-SUAVE-HO CHI MINH
7. MR MAJESTIC is showing lots of speed in works. LYRA has the top jockey, she has won at these weights before. SENSITIVE PRINCE is tracking very well and has a try jockey. WAR HEAD is a failed favorite.
LYRA-SENSITIVE PRINCE-MR MAJESTIC
8. SULEIMAN PASHA has been very well prepared for the race. KARUMBA needs a bit more of distance . JANASHEEN is a speedy one who can go all the way. KAR O BAR is in forward form.
KAR O BAR-JANASHEEN-SULEIMAN PASHA
9. TIME IS LIFE ran easily in the last race which was made up for the winner to deliver. TANTRIK is going over a longer than comfortable distance. PENNY TWEEDY has a tough task in hand despite the jockey. TURBO BABE can trouble all if she jumps out well.
TIME IS LIFE-TANTRIK-PENNY TWEEDY
10. LOOKING TO LEAD was a notable forward runner who should be at it again. THE FORCE is maintaining form. CARTOUCHE has been tracking impressively. MISSIZZIPPY has a fight on hand as she was a hard ridden winner. BLOOD STREAM needs a run.
LOOKING TO LEAD-MISSIZIPPY-THE FORCE
DOUBLE======CIAMPINO and TIME IS LIFE
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