The race card looks extremely competitive with many horses having chances to win and few clear favorites. The reason is that most racers have run 6 to more number of times in the season and also the fact that the good foreign jockeys have taken a break. The time is ideal for scheming trainers like Puttana, Sharat Kumar and the likes to come out with late gambles. It would also be interesting to watch the performance of once the leading stable of MAM who is recently accused of making money by negative bets on his favorites who open as favorites and soon are available at longer odds and run like duds. B Prakash makes way for another talented and mature rider C Rajendra who is well experienced in running his mounts as per the owner’s directions.
1. MILAGRO has a very ordinary jockey, the last 4th should be improved upon. MAC is a game handicapper. SOUTH PARADISE has been well tracked through the season, has to be seriously tried now. MAN UNITED has not been tracked, has a decent rider. YAMAGUCHI won surprisingly very easily, considering its earlier performance it would be difficult for him to perform well in this class. HIDALGO is game handicapper who may be tried.
MILAGRO- SOUTH PARADISE- YAMAGUCHI
2. FIRM AMBER won very well and is a candidate for repeat. CAMELOT is a well bred who has come to hand, the allowance jockey has a decent chance. CLASSIC CONCEPT is tracking well, the distance is ideal. PERSIAN PRINCESS is a failed favorite. RED LAD is coming up in trials.
CAMELOT-FIRM AMBER-CLASSIC CONCEPT
3. LITTLE SPLENDOUR has been tracking well, should improve on last half hearted effort. BHAGIRATHI won a good gamble and will be looking to repeat as the last effort was note worthy. MISSY MOONLIGHT is a timid filly, has tracked well. RUMOUR PROOF is on the up and will be fighting out.
BHAGIRATHI-RUMOUR PROOF-MISSY MOONLIGHT
4. BORN TO FLY is full brother to good type ARCHIPENKO and is owned by the same owner, has impressed a lot in tracks. SADDLE CHIEF did not run as well as expected, the bloodlines are decent. REZOOM was a faraway 2nd who is tracking well. SCORCHING ACE is well bred and has been given a couple of runs, the last few works are suggestive. ATHABASCA STAR is full brother to gone wrong WESTERN CHALLENGE , has potential to do well.
SCORCHING ACE-BORN TO FLY-REZOOM
5. A quagmire of a race with most runners capable of winning. ANOTHER DESTINY in this age group can not be ignored despite the top weight. MAGNANIMITY is working very well. FLAMING LAMBHORGINI is down in class and at suitable weights. CLASSIC DANCER has run better than LOGAN’S RUN, who has bettered DISTINCTLY AHEAD and MAGNANIMITY in the season. SUN ZONE gave notice of fitness in last run and has an allowance jockey.
LOGAN’S RUN -SUN ZONE-CLASSIC DANCER
6. GRAND TOPAZ won well and should be tried again. ICE MINT is catching the eyes of track reporters in the morning. SUPER SPECTACLE has run with better types in summers. JEWEL LADY has been well prepared.
GRAND TOPAZ-ICE MINT-JEWEL LADY
7. SPARK OF ISIS has a habit of going lame after a race run, has potential. LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN has been given a couple of gates, he is a threat if he breaks out level. CASPIAN SEA is an end of the season type, the tracks are good. YOUR DESTINY is picking up lots of stakes, goes at low weights.
CASPIAN SEA-LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN-SPARK OF ISIS
8. STRON MINDED is in good form. STYLISH BAY is due for a win and the rider is strong. VOICE OF INDIA warmed up to win last time, has a tough ask now. CANAVARO looks good on comparison but appears out of form. ROMANCE IN THE AIR went on to win all the way, the weights suit.
STYLISH BAY-STRONG MINDED-CANAVARO
9. TANZANITE has raced in classic company after winning the maidens, has been a let down after that, looks at a good handicap. VIRTUOSO has to defy the handicap for the upset win. SPARK OF SOLITAIRE is a speedy one who is tracking fine. MARIE CURIE was pathetic in last run, may regain forwardness under this rider.
TANZANITE-SPARK OF SOLITAIRE-MARIE CURIE
DOUBLE=====CASPIAN SEA X TANZANITE
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