1. CANDICE has run suggestively in last two outings and has a realistic chance now. ATLANTIC CITY has penalty to beat. GOLDEN FRIEND has been tracked for fitness, may be tried. PERFECT QUEEN has been shown a mock and has jumped well from gates, will be tried. JUST FABULOUS has been given an easy run, has a weak rider. SHIVALIK BOY was taken to front when favored last time, had earlier won finishing from way behind, trainer is a hopeless so called professional.
SHIVALIK BOY (12)/JUST FABULOUS(10)-PLACE.
2. BLAZING FAITH has a try rider after long, weights dont appeal. ARK ROYAL has breeding on side, has come up with last fighting run. EMANCIPATION was late to finish, rookie repeats but from a wide draw. JACK OF HEARTS was sent over a trip as a lung opener, has pleased in tracks. ROCKET MAN is an unreliable one, has low weights.
JACK OF HEARTS(9)/EMANCIPATION(7)-PLACE
3. BOTSWANA BOLT is full brother to MASTER OF BALANTRAE who has been shinning in wins at Mumbai, whether this well prepared horse can emulate his elder brother will be a moot point today, I have my doubts as trainer has a habit of giving fast tracks purposely , often to deceive the public. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is half brother to this years Champion horse DESERT GOD and has been nicely prepared. LORD BUCKINGHAM was a notable finisher last time and can upset if given a similar ride. RUM RUNNER is the best bred of the lot, and is from a precocious sire, has new entrant owners , has pleased a lot in tracks.ASTRILD is to be used to set up pace, has shown promising tracks.MINIVER ROSE may lead in once again.RIVER ANGEL is moderate bred who has tracked fine.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA(3) / BOTSWANA BOLT(1)-PLACE.
4. BOLD COMMAND has been working attractively since last good win and has impressed in mock.ACE BUEPHALUS is the oldie who finished fast in last run, maintains form. APACHE is not having much form. COLD STREAM has the best rider but was beaten easily by SEA FAIREY in summers who has lowest weights now, ignore her last run under a weak rookie.
SEA FAIREY(9)/ACE BUCEPHALUS(4)-PLACE
5. GERANIUM is from a very costly and well bred mare, has come up after an easy win. ICE GLACIER has to be the strongest favorite of the day, has best rider, preparation,handicap , trainer and performance, some may doubt the ability to get that extra yards of Derby distance. STAR NIJINSKY flopped in last run, has ability to compete as bloodlines are for staying trips. WATCH MY SCRIPT ran well last time and will look to do well.
STAR NIJINSKY(6)/ GERANIUM(2)-PLACE.
6. DUBAI ONE was a long lead runner who came to a halt close home, has another rookie today. SUPER SUCCESS may place again.ARECA WONDER has come up with last run, has a rider switch.FORCE ENSIGN was out for an airing under a top rider last time, is unreliable. FABULOUS TOUCH is on the up and looks to repeat. SIOBHAN was given an over confident ride, could not sustain, may rebound.
ARECA WONDER(4)/DUBAI ONE (1)-PLACE.
7. DIAMOND GREEN has been given a run, was earlier beaten easily when backed heavily in summers. INDIAN BRAHMOS ran a forward race, rider repeats. LUC DIVINE is in fine form. CARDIGAN BAY can upset, last run was too bad, ignore. FEET ON FIRE was given a poor ride, has a rider switch.
INDIAN BRAHMOS(2)/LUC DIVINE(6)-PLACE.
8. IVE GOT CLOUT was not alerted till close home in last run, watch for support today. CHINA ONE runs after long, looks fit. POSSIMPOSSIBLE ran a fine forward race, may stay all the way now.FOTOGENIC had run a fighting 2nd to GOODWILL WARRIOR, ignore last easy run.
IVE GOT CLOUT(3)-WIN
DAYS BEST===ICE GLACIER