A. The Racing Card this Sunday looks very attractive from the participation of all the top riders in ivew. I hope a healthy competition emerges and there is return to competitive racing which has been missing from the racing at the prime centre.The participation by all the foreign jockeys available in almost all the races should auger well for students of handicap and form and money flow should not be the prime criteria in judging chances of winners etc.
B. Eclipse Stakes Of India has a small field with three serious contenders, ie; PHENOMENALE who has been very nicely tracked for the event, ONASSIS who is continuously on the upsurge and ICEBREAKER who has ratings in her favor. I feel that ICEBREAKER is found wanting in the longish Mumbai straight and has performed below her capabilities here and hence the last week good 4th in Derby ONASSIS is likely to score on form.
C. FOREST FLAIR who won the last start in top times while defying the handicap and the ratings should put up another scintillating gallop to take the S C Jain Sprinter’s Trophy from DARTAGNAN who is a live force over a sprint.
1. ROYAL COMPANION-BLUEBIRD
2. XISCA-DIGNITY AMPLIFIED
3. SPELLBINDER-SEA STAR-ATTILA
4. BLUMARINE-IL TABARRO-LAKHADEMA
6. FOREST FLAIR-DARTAGNAN-BEE QUICK
7. SPLENDID SECRET-SUZY WONG-HI DOLLY
8. VINCERO-GREEN SIGNAL-VACHERON
9. BATISTA-OCEAN WISH-STAR OF ROSES
DAYS BEST====FOREST FLAIR
DOUBLE======ROYAL COMPANION X VISIONAIRE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 9:07 AM