Comment on yesterday’s racing :- For a number of years I have observed that C Alford comes to Bangalore for the summer season and rides mostly for Darius Byramji horses. When he is riding on some of these horses they are fancied by the public but very often they do not perform. The same horses later win at good odds with other riders at good odds as Alford had given them dubious runs when backed. MOTHER’S PRIDE and AGILITY are the cases to be studied.
1. ATTATURK was a false favorite last week when he was late on the scene, the rider switch be noted. CLASSIC COMMANDER looks good here and can win provided the will is there. Trainer S Ganapathy’s horses as favorite’ are biting the dust very regularly. SUNNY CONNECTION is there for a shocker, has run with better lots. ALLURING has no credentials except for the jockey.
CLASSIC COMMANDER-SUNNY CONNECTION-ATTATURK
2. VOICE OF INDIA is the only horse here who has won before. CHAITNYA JYOTHI has been tracked well. SIMPLY PHENOMENAL can not get a better field to win than now, the last couple of tracks were good. I FANCY YOU has a decent try jockey. LEADING LADY has come to hand and should place again.
SIMPLY PHENOMENAL-LEADING LADY-VOICE OF INDIA
3. LOWNDES SQUARE has been working impressively and should benefit from the run in a highly competitive field last time. PRICE TO FAME was pulled in last run, subsequently he has been tracking well, the canny trainer is known for good gambles. PEACE MAKER has a better jockey to try and repeat. BEST TIME has handicap, distance in favor and the leading jockey should fight it out.
BEST TIME-LOWNDES SQUARE-PEACE MAKER
4. DIAMOND HUNTER is out of form and belongs to a trainer who is in dumps. SPIRITUALL has a positive jockey switch. PALAZZIO’S SON won all the way and has a chance to repeat as the tracks are excellent. ORIGINALITY looks a notch improved. ACQUITAINE is a game sprinter.
ORIGINALITY- PALAZZIO’S SON-SPIRITUALL
5. SAPTASHWA slackened close home , but he needs another chance over a more suitable distance. DANTE’S PEAK has got over his niggles and is racing well this season. NATIVE TALENT sneaked a clever win in last run, has age on the side. TABLE MOUNTAIN had beaten a very mediocre company.
SAPTASHWA-NATIVE TALENT-TABLE MOUNTAIN
6. ROYAL INVADER is working well and may provide a double to the father, son and the owners. RUMOUR PROOF is very well bred for speed, can do well in first run. STAR PRESENCE was a faraway 2nd, may get on board again. NATOUCHKA has been held back by the trainer for too long, for what purpose if she was to run in an ordinary race?, may get beat as the tracks are nothing to write home about.
ROYAL INVADER-NATOUCHKA-RUMOUR PROOF
7. DESERT RULE is showing out in tracks, the extra distance may be a worry. PELIKANO was given a loosing ride, then later she won as a good thing over an extended distance, difficult to judge how the horse fares today. CASSANDRA is the only winner of this class with a very mediocre jockey. CORBETT could not get in the gates last week in a richly endowed race, the low weights appeal, the dam had won over staying distances.
CORBETT- DESERT RULE-PELIKANO
DAYS BEST=====BEST TIME
DOUBLE=======SIMPLY PHENOMENAL - ROYAL INVADER
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