1. HONEYDAY is a speedy type who has a mediocre jockey. MAVERICK has a decent handicap chance, the ideal distance would be a bit more. MAGICAL MANTRA is a failed favorite over a staying trip, may surprise. THE FIRST LADY is at tidy weight with a carry forward of Pune form.
THE FIRST LADY-HONEYDAY-MAVERICK
2. A race for owner Wadhawan to win as he has four runners. OCEAN CLIPPER who ran a game 2nd should be the obvious choice but the main fly in jockey is riding STARRY OCEAN who has worked well. STAR OF ROSES has also the benefit of a race run.
OCEAN CLIPPER-STAR OF ROSES
3. OH CALCUTTA has been tracking well and has a strong rider to build up on last encouraging run. GLORIOUS MISS has the new fly in rider for the controversial trainer and should be in the fray based on am improved run in last race. STEP BY STEP was often a failure at Pune, change of centre may help. NUNCIO has come down in handicap.
OH CALCUTTA- GLORIOUS MISS-NUNCIO
4. SEA RULER is the hype horse who is a derby hopeful, has impressed in tracks. GO GUZZI GO is a game horse for this distance. THANDA is at an attractive handicap.
5. ALWAYS had won well and has to beat the penalty, the rider gives him an outside chance. SHODAAN was an impressive 2nd but has a very ordinary jockey. ANYTIME MONEY may be in the hunt here as he can get this trip. RED CLOUD had impressed in a few of his runs and can win if ON.
RED CLOUD-ANYTIME MONEY-ALWAYS
6. AUTOCRAT who is working well is a well bred, last run was easy.SEA WARRIOR is a well bred who was a fighting 2nd. PEREGRINE FALCON was once a well backed favorite, may place. RIVER RULE was a good 2nd but belongs to the same owner as SEA WARRIOR so only one may be competing seriously. SI COMO NO has been just about there about in her runs. SINE QUA NON got beaten by a superior NEFYN and should be fighting out now.
SINE QUA NON-SI COMO NO- SEA WARRIOR
7. ALASKA was a front runner in last race, may be tried today also. TOP ACTION runs well when fresh, has a decent jockey. ARBUDH is game for this distance, has a poor jockey. MUSICAL RHYTHM has a try jockey. SOLID ROCK has form to go by.
TOP ACTION-ALASKA-MUSICAL RHYTHM
8. KAPATHOS has to beat the penalty but he looks like a good handicapper. RED DRAGON runs in this class after some good performances in age group races. RIVER BLITZ is tracking well, needs a run. FLAMING ARROW has been well prepared at Pune and after the last run looks to be in fighting form.
FLAMING ARROW-RED DRAGON-RIVER BLITZ
9. HICKORY has the rider to be in the race even at top weight. BEMISAAL was in betting order in last flop run, may run better now. PRIME TIME has the strong rider for the gambling stable, the horse has potential. THE RIGHT MAN may run well.
DAYS BEST===SEA RULER
DOUBLE=====THE FIRST LADY X FLAMING ARROW
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