Races for the new year 2011.
1.Race Plaka, Hard To Pin Down, Beautiful Life.
The race is between Beautiful Life, Hard To Pin Down, Bon Giorno and Plaka .
Bon Giorno will like the step up in distance and is with a chance mainly because of its handicap advantage. Hard to Pin Down should run very well. Earlier ran 2nd to Delacroix, which won well again. Beautiful life last run was good will give a tough fight on base of that.Plaka didn't run well other day. The BLK should do wonders to the filly, can run away from all. Worth an E/W chance.
2.Race Star Marquess Tiberius, Mad About You.
The 3 year old race.
Star Marquess ran well last time, son of Intikhab, which will relishes Indian conditions. It has come up very well after last run.Jockey is the only concern.Tracking extremely well. Tiberius 1st run, tracking very well, has got Hughes guiding its fortune, will be a lively contender. Date With Destiny got abroad by stallion Doyen, one of the best horses for 11/2 mile distance in Royal Ascots history.This horse should be marked for future, today it looks very much under prepared. Mad About You has good first time up, tracking extremely well, should run a very good race.Lady Kleio is tracking well, nicely prepared, should run well 1st time up. Drawn badly, chance place bet only.
3.Race Celestial Son, Superb Style,Alpha Baby.
Celestial Son, ran well last time sporting bandages, should run very well this time. Superb Style and Alpha baby have handicap advantage, will give fight to all if tried honestly. Alpha baby needs to be ridden in check, can win.Worth a E/W punt.
4.Race Cruising from Tomsk.
Six horse field for the cup race.Tough race, as the pace of race will decide the final outcome. Cruising is a very in form horse, should give good account of itself. Tomsk is a very classy horse running in its pet distance, with Hughes astride will give problem to all.
5.Race Sun Control, Yas Marina, Spark of Desire. Upset: Karsini
Main race of the day, with the so called Classic race Oaks to be run.The field lacks any single outstanding horse making winner picking complicated. Out of the 11 horses running, the main contenders are as follows:-
One Life To Love: Trainer having very high hopes, tracking well and has improved a lot after last run. But winning here will be very difficult. Can only hope to place.
Yas Marina: Tracking well, has to be ridden in check, has chance to win if it stays the distance. I will surely have an E/W punt .
Sun Control : A bold move as a late entry into the race, ran very good last time out. Winning all three races of its career till now, only concern is that this race might have come a bit early for it. Has R.Hughes to guide its fortune, will surely fight.
Scarlette: Another late entry, flying down from Mumbai, to run here. Connections wants to judge its potential in this distance. I feel this horse will not stay the distance.
Balmoral Castle: This is a horse which has let down a lot of time. Very much hyped always. This horse is good up to a mile only.Due to lack of top class contenders, the horse will have a chance to place.
Spark Of Desire: Ran well last time out. Very much improved, will fight for honors.
Karisini: It is one horse which will surely stay the distance. Is very well bred, can upset, note.
6.Race Marie Curie, Misty Moonlight, Brunetta.
Marie Curie, carrying a lot of weight, otherwise would have won very easy.Brunetta looks ready to strike, drawn badly today.Jockey has to show good skills to win the race.Amazer tracking well, has to be ridden out to win the race. Will it be tried ??? Misty Moonlight has come up a lot after last run, will run a good race. Worth an E/W punt.
7.Race Joriki,Romance in The Air, Corleone.
Joriki, won well last time around, and tracking well, is the one to beat surely. Romance in The Air, tracking well, positive jockey change, is at a nice handicap, will try to run away with the race. Corleone is in with a chance mainly due to handicap advantage.
Kolkata 1st January,2011.
Kolkata racing on 1st January has a charm of its own, quite a history attached with that.
Some guidelines for the day:-
3rd Race Satsuma Star win.
4th Race Petaloid from Aerator.
Wishing Everyone a very happy and memorable 2011
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