1. A group of non performers contests this maiden’s race. WAR ARTIST had trailed the field in last run, can not win so soon. SCARLET KNIGHT has the benefit of an easy run, may be tried. OCEAN PRINCE is tracking well but has a hopeless jockey. INTIZARA is the only one who has run close to the field on the opening day and has a chance to improve. SPARK OF SILVER has been prepared; the gates were easy, difficult to judge the fitness. BRAVE CAT is bred for speed, has been given a non try run.
SPARK OF SILVER-BRAVE CAT-INTIZARA
2. HOBSON’S CHOICE comes into reckoning based on last run and some encouraging tracks, the rider is decent. XEL has won at these weights very easily last year, the last run was a rehearsal under this jockey. BLACK BLOSSOM has been scrubbed for response in mornings. GOOD GIFT was a faraway 2nd, has credentials here. HAUTE APPEAL is working well.
XEL-GOOD GIFT-HOBSON’S CHOICE
3. DEFIANCE has been given couple of gates, the rider is not encouraging type. JAMAICAN BOLT has early speed, the try jockey may fight out. MAGNIFIQUE has handicap chance, has won at these weights before. NEEL GAGAN may run a forward race for place money, the trainer has done nothing for long. BLUE ORIGIN won warding off, may try to win again as the field is mediocre with poor jockeys on hopefuls.
4. COTSWOLD ARMS has stripped fit after last run, the weights are discouraging. BLINK has a good jockey, the horse is game for the trip, the tracks are fine. SPARKLING ADVENTURE has been in good form and likes to put his head ahead of others. SPOT ON was a non try front runner who may be tried, has age on side. SOBERANO is at a comfortable handicap, should be involved. LOCK AND LOAD is the doosra from the trainer who goes at better scales.
SPOT ON-SOBERANO-SPARKLING ADVENTURE
5. SPARK OF REVERENCE was a faraway 2nd to too good ASTRAL FLASH. DUKE OF EDINBURGH has loads of penalty, despite a going away win he has to beat the handicap now. KRIPA is tracking well, the low grade trainer has a chance here to win something for his owners. NATIVE TALENT was given an easy and loosing ride, the present jockey can deliver if odds suit. PARTY TONITE has handicap in favor, the horse has problems.
NATIVE TALENT-SPARK OF REVERENCE-KRIPA
6. FLYING TRICOLOUR is a speedy type , the jockey is average. BRAAVO is well prepared. MEGA JOY is working well, the jockey gives it a chance. RUMOUR PROOF is looking improved, has a chance to do well with the top jockey. GAME OF LOVE is at a good handicap, connections are unreliable.
RUMOUR PROOF-BRAAVO -GAME OF LOVE
7. ENDURING SPEED is showing out in trials. ACT OF DUTY is due to upset any time, the last run was encouraging. CARNIVAL OF JOY was given a hopeless ride by the jockey last time, can win now. TRILLION WIN has tracked very well.
CARNIVAL OF JOY-TRILLION WIN-ENDURING SPEED
DAYS BEST====NATIVE TALENT
DOUBLE======XEL X CARNIVAL OF JOY
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