1. THE REBEL had won the first race of his at Pune last year, has an outside chance. MISTER FIXIT will try to go all the way, the jockey is doing well. PACIFIC ZONE is a winner of three sprints, always wins at longish odds. SHAKTIMAN had won twice in a row last year, the handicap appeals.
SHAKTIMAN-MISTER FIXIT-THE REBEL
2. FIRST EMPIRE has not been trained well, does not give confidence based on last couple of runs. RIVER PRIDE was not bet upon and when in sight of winning post in last run the jockey appeared to slacken a bit. STAR ALLIANCE is full sister to NOBLE KINGDOM, the run at Mumbai was good. WILNA is the daughter of the winner of Indian St Leger, she is working attractively.
STAR ALLIANCE-RIVER PRIDE-WILNA
3. SEA WARRIOR is moving well in tracks. DANCING MONEY has been hardened up with a number of runs. PREMIER CONNECTION has been well prepared. The sister to BUSTER has a chance. SCENIC SILVER has been prepared, the run in Mumbai was suggestive.
SCENIC SILVER-SEA WARRIOR-PREMIER CONNECTION
4. CABRIOLET is half brother to ZURBARAN, the preparation is good, the only way it may loose is because the horse has a jockey who is good at loosing on hot favorites. GOLDEN KINGDOM is knocking for a win. CLASSIC RULER was given an easy ride, looks like a gamble horse of the connections today. BORN SPECIAL belongs to a small time trainer whose horses win when at good odds.
CLASSIC RULER-CABRIOLET-BORN SPECIAL
5. HIGHLAND CROWN is very well bred good type who is fit. DANCING GLORY has not been able to pull it off on a number of occasions, may amend. SALTORO won with a turn of foot, may repeat, the elder brother BEYOND BELIEF won well yesterday.
HIGHLAND GLORY- SALTORO
6. ANTONIOS and RIYASAT are winners of Indian Derby and Indian Oaks respectively. Both have their work cut out at the top weights. RIYASAT has been prepared for long. YANA is a top stayer who is tracking very well. MR GREEDY is in fine fitness after the Bangalore sojourn. NORA is sitting very pretty on handicap, it just got beat by RIYASAT in the Oaks.
7. GOLDEN SYMBOL was a good runner in last outing. ARISTOCRATIC is a top horse with immaculate blood lines, the preparation has been very good. DOI MOI has won both its starts at Mumbai, may fight out. CLAIRON CALL may grace the board. FLARING SUN has potential, the blood lines are for speed.
ARISTOCRATIC-DOI MOI-FLARING SUN
8. MONARCHOS was given an easy ride, the horse is still a maiden, the rider has a tough task. SUPER KING has been working well. SABA is in fine trim, has been prepared. SHABDEEZ may place again.
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:17 AM