On sheer class and form JACQUELINE has a decent chance to enter the record books. She had convincingly beaten the best in Indian Derby. BECKET was a very good 2nd as he was running first time on this track and was wearing supportive bandages. If the racing / betting mafia is to be believeed there is a strong support for the handsome colt to lift the auspicious trophy today . The colt is likely to be hammered down as favorite during betting time.
1. NUMISMATIST has run 2nd over this distance and that run should have bought him on. SACRED RELIC has been working well, the connections would be itching to do well on this festive day. KALIGA STAR is an outsider who may surprise. MONK’S FERRARI is bred to stay, has an outside chance. DREAM RIDE has an average jockey, may run well.
SACRED RELIC-NUMISMATIST-DREAM RIDE
2. HIGHLAND FLAME is speedy and has an allowance jockey to go for a hat trick. OUR FORTUNE ran below par in last run, has enough class to win. VIOLETTA is to be backed till beaten. FOREVER YOUNG could not match strides with EL TROPICO in last run, has low weights now. ESTEVEZ is a fine sprinter , the rider is weak.
VIOLETTA-OUR FORTUNE-FOREVER YOUNG
3. DAFFODILS is down in class and has an allowance jockey. PRINE OF TROY has an allowance jockey, the horse has been a failed favorite. POMME DE TERRE ran suggestively last time, may improve. IJLAL is a failed favorite, may be tried again as he is working well.
DAFFODILS-IJLAL-POMME DE TERRE
4. NOBEL GLORY showed good acceleration in the straight in last win. BEYOND STARS was a notable finisher in last win, BEAUTIFUL STRANGER was the beaten one who went on to win the P B M Million. OCEAN WISH has a top rider for the well bred. BULLET was a forward runner who is tracking well. DEAR HENRY is by the good sire cross with a black type and is showing out in trials.
BEYOND STARS-DEAR HENRY-NOBEL GLORY
5. DANCING DYNAMITE is in top form after the very convincing win. DIEGO RIVIERA ran a great race after a long break and will threaten all now. JUVENTUS was the favorite for this race last year when it was caught on the post, will try to take revenge now, he is looking very fit. SPRINT STAR ran a easy race yesterday and now goes for the ideal trip.
DANCING DYNAMITE-DIEGO RIVIERA- JUVENTUS
6. FOREST FLAIR ran a curiously poor race when hyped as a good thing in sprinters cup, the added distance is clearly a disadvantage. AGHA is the aged dark’un here. CIELO RAY is in top form. PEPE JUNIOR is a good handicapper. SLIK KIT has impressed in his wins this season.
CIELO REY-FOREST FLAIR-SLIK KIT
7. JACQUELINE had beaten BECKET from a very disadvantageous position and yet there is a lot of grapevine talk which is suggesting BECKET will win today. The only thing I can say is that the top Indian jockey Suraj has got a chance to step into fame if he delivers. Both horses are working well. NATIVE KNIGHT is the maiden who has a chance to follow the above once again . CHANGE OF LUCK may run an improved race, she has finished ahead of the favorite last year.
JACQUELINE-BECKET-CHANGE OF LUCK
8. DE NADA has a good rider to win now, last run was suggestive. VISIONAIRE won well and may repeat. ILLUMINATE is always in betting order and has to improve to win. ALIZE would be tried under this rider, may place.BREEZE AND I is a well bred who is bound to improve after the last win.
9. LYRICAL LASS has not been stretched in last run, may run well as the tracks are good. HUNTER BAY won both tomes as a good type, can repeat. SAINTS N SINNERS has been the good gamble of the lucky owner , what are the intentions today, the betting odds at race time will clearly indicate the intent, the horse is top class. IL TABBARO is at low weights.
HUNTER BAY-LYRICAL LASS-IL TABBARO
DOUBLE=====SACRED RELIC X BEYOND STARS
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