Race Musings-Time and again scheming people take the hapless public for a ride, the pity is that these persons do it with regularity and mostly manage to get away with it. In yesterday’s races YOU’RE STUNNING appearing after a change in name from STUNNING GREY with a very ordinary and dubious jockey was backed down form 5 to 2 on to even money. All through the pre race time it was being touted as a stable gamble. The bookies from the ring confirmed that the connections from the other contender ICE MINT had bet on this horse and Chauhan was a non jobber as he is a loyalist of Anniah camp. The odds on ICE MINT who is very well bred and was showing out in tracks went up from 2 to 1 to 5 to 1. A wise look at the credentials of the favorite showed that it had no form, was not tracked and is by a very average Delhi type sire. Yet bundles of money went into thee bookies sachets and how the owners made money via the bookies is for one and all to speculate.
1. SKY EMPRESS has been well prepared, belongs to a well performing owner. NEVER SAY GOODBYE is half brother to decent type DESERT RULE, may need more distance. PARTATONE has been tracking reasonably well. SPARK OF SAPPHIRE is full brother to PYTHAGORAS , the owners were unlucky not to win on their favorite yesterday, may be trying again.
SKY EMPRESS-NEVER SAY GOODBYE -PORTA TONE
2. WAY TO FANTASY may be active under this rider who has ridden well recently without winning . BLACK SPLENDOUR is a winner of 5 races, has been cleverly kept in lower classes all through, the rider has a chance. RAIN MAN may run well. GIVE ME THE MONEY has a terrible rider who is good in pulling favorites. FLIP YOUR DESTINY can run well on backing, the scheming trainer has bought down his runners.
FLIP YOUR DESTINY- BLACK SPLENDOUR- WAY TO FANTASY
3. GIFT OF LOVE had upset the hot favorite in a close finish, should have improved. DIMSUM had gone away for a very easy win, the rider is weak. Play IMMENSE today, going to be my bet of the day. ICE BOUND is half brother to black type SANSKARA, has impressed in preparation.
IMMENSE-ICE BOUND-DIM SUM
4. STAR LEAGUE is knocking for a win, the rider switch is positive. TRAFALGAR SQUARE has been very well prepared, the rider is average. CARRIBEAN PIRATE may place. ZIGGY STARDUST is being urged in tracks, goes under the rider who won on him 3 years back.
STAR LEAGUE-ZIGGY STARDUST-TRAFALGAR SQUARE
5. CAPTIVATING is showing out in tracks, has class but top weights should be a worry. BLINK was a easy winner going all the way, may run well again. SOBERANO is maintaining form. MIGHTY HEART is inconsistent, can not be backed. ADVANTAGE LOGAN has been badly handicapped, will find it difficult despite being very promising in last win. PHOENIX REACH is impressive in mornings. LOWNDES SQUARE is in top form, likes this distance and may upset.
CAPTIVATING- LOWNDES SQUARE- PHOENIX REACH
6. MOON MEMORIES is tracking well, has a chance here even at top weight. GLITERATTO has the best rider to fight out. LUSH LASHES comes out better on handicap, should win if jumps out well. SHER DIL is a good type from a very ordinary stable.
LUSH LASHES – GLIBERATTO-MOON MEMORIES
7. DARK HORSE is an unlucky horse with a sly owner, can not win as there are too many negatives in the horses environment. SEASON’S GREETINGS is tracking well. MANTHARA goes under a rider who won on her 3 years ago nearly at these weights. THUMPING VICTORY was given a soft ride, has capability to out run the weakfish lot. NEEL GAGAN was tipped as a place prospect by the trainer last time, may grace the board now.
THUMPING VICTORY-MANTHARA-DARK HORSE
8. MAN DOWN UNDER is being scrubbed in works. CASH IS KING has been painstakingly prepared, the owner has bought may hoses , should get a winner from the betting stables. ATTATURK has been given 8 easy runs, if it is backed down to win, make your choice. BONZIZN has been given a couple of gates.
CASH IS KING- MAN DOWN UNDER- BONZINI
9. SKY GLIDER is from a failed sire, could not fight out when backed last time. FLEETING SPIRIT is tracking very well, can out run the poor field. MATIAS ran poorly at Hyderabad, has a chance. JALDI has a chance to improve. AMAZING WORLD has initial speed.
FLEETING SPIRIT-SKY GLIDER-JALDI
DOUBLE=====LUSH LASHES X CASH IS KING
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