Racing last week was on expected lines, don’t look for favorites when older horses are running and when the owners of the stock have changed hands a number of times. Remember that the horses owned by trainers will seldom win as favorites, all want to strike at good odds as it is my experience that these people first want to ensure that the place money on the horse is safe and then only will they try the racer.
Owner SN Harish has many entries, he has a habit of striking at odds. There is a new rider with a difficult to pronounce name who is looking for a double for the owner cum trainer. The sons of samar singh are not likely to be winning today.
1. SPARK OF ZEAL belongs to a sporting owner who has done well at Bangalore, the horse is tracking well and looks improved. MOONLIGHT DANCER has taken his time to come to hand and can score with the experienced rider. ARYANSH is working well, has never been on board. WHISPER VALLEY should like the step up in distance.
MOONLIGHT DANCER-SPARK OF ZEAL-WHISPER VALLEY
2. WORTH A GOLD is always ridden by this jockey, is a winner of four races and may run well. ROTA ROOA had surprised by winning a race over this trip all the way last season, the last run over a scurry must have bought him on. MISS RUBY is blazing the tracks, the rider apart she looks to be in top shape. ROMANTIC LIASON should have benefited from the last run.
MISS RUBY-ROMANTIC LIAISON-ROTA ROOA
3. WINNING TALE is looking good in mornings, the field is very poor to beat. SPARK OF SYMPHONY has to be in the race after being backed but found wanting last time. VIBHUTI is speedy, can run well, age is on her side. MISS MEXICO is working well.
WINNING TALE-SPARK OF SYMPHONY-VIBHUTI
4. NECTAR JEWEL was a surprise winner last week, has to tackle the penalty. JOIN THE PARTY is a game horse who likes to lead all the way, has a good rider. DANGER DIABOLIC goes at better weights vis a vis the top weighted horse, should be interested. THE GAIN has come back after the weight reducing mission at Mumbai, watch his progress now.
DANGER DIABOLIC-JOIN THE PARTY
5. ECUADOR has come down in class as well as weights. GRIS RAPIDE impressed in gates, has good initial speed. BLOOD STREAM was a good 2nd under an average rider, should make amends now. QUEEN OF DESTINY ran well enough to show improvement. ALEJANDROS is taking time coming to hand, the horse has slid down in scales.
6. BEAUTY ON DUTY has not won for very long, the last effort was fine and the tracks are nice. LYRA has come down to striking level, may be tried. DUTCH HERO was a good gamble at the end of the season, the penalty is stiff, the horse is looking very fit in works. NO NAME may run well.
LYRA-BEAUTY ON DUTY-DUTCH HERO
7. RAGING STAR belongs to a Mumbai based owner who backs his horses well, watch for such punt as the horse is speedy . SERIOUS WARRIOR is tracking well, should have benefited from the gates. FEEL MY HEART is in good form and can carry forward from the last season. HERO’S DOMINANCE ran very disappointingly last week. STERLING SPEED has age on side, can upset. WORTH A DIAMOND is at striking weights
FEEL MY HEART-SERIOUS WARRIOR-HERO’S DOMINANCE
Posted by Sarat Sharma at 11:23 AM