The 1st race day for Mumbai, for year 2011, a card of 9 races out of which 2 are of 4 horses. The card looks interesting. Here are my opinions for the day:-
1.Race Born Destiny, Bemisaal,Top Action.
Class V race, anything normally can happen in these races.The race is between Born Destiny, Bemisaal , and Top Action. Born Destiny though long in tooth, is a class above the field, and looks fit.Top Action looks well prepared as well. Bemisaal from Lagad's stable looks good, but has failed a lot, can surprise though.
2.Race Frost Fairy
3.Race Belligerent,Grand Warrior,Forward Charge Upset:Catalyst
Belligerent looks well prepared, lost by a whisker last time, will be a lively contender.Grand Warrior is an inform horse will fight it out.Forward charge with I.Chisty guiding its fortune, will be right there. Catalyst is a gamble horse, if money comes in will leave the field standing note.
4.Race Ocean Yarrman
5.Race Sterling Silver, Aditi, Sweet Symphony Upset :Blush
Bad race with maximum horses being pretenders. An upset is very much expected in this race.
6.Race Harmonica, El Tropico Upset: Flaming Arrow.
A class I sprint race. El Tropico is a classy horse , even with the wt. will give a tough fight to whole set. Harmonica has got big heart and also has handicap advantage.
7.Race Portrush, Eloise, Beyond Belief Upset:Palazzo Grazioli
Portrush and Beyong Belief should give a fight to all the younger brigade. Eloise is a nice type and only one looking like competing with them.
8.Race Lake Superior ,Miss Starlight, Zeki Upset(note): Lake Beauty
Juvenile Million has an interesting look to it.Miss Starlight ran well last time out, will improve further will be the one to beat.Lake Superior is tracking extremely good, and has R.Hughes to guide it, should run well.Pronto Pronto is also tracking well, bred for sprints has to be watched in this 5f race. Lake Beauty is much improved after last run, will run extremely well today, surely an E/W chance. Zeki is another horse, bred well, and had a good GP, the odds suggest the horse is carrying lots of hope or maybe hype.Better watch the horse in this run. Aphrodite is another very well bred horse, though today it looks under prepared.
9.Race Royal Companion,Cape Ferrat, Aston Martin Upset:Creme De La Creme(note).
All the best and have a nice day.
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