A 9 race card for the day with POONA WALLA BREEDERS` MULTI- MILLION being the highlight.
Race 1. Marudhara Ratan, Inner Harmony(E/W), Macho Uno Upset : Lady Black Star
THE MYSTICAL TROPHY : A class V sprint race to start the day. The main contenders are Macho Uno, Devilitto, Inner Harmony, Marudhara Ratan, Pure Devotion and Lady Black Star.
Race 2. Star Of Roses , Starrer Upset : Tender Romance
THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB CUP: A 7 f race having only 6 horses. The main contenders are :
Starrer : Running its distance, earlier in season showed good form in this distance, has improved a lot will run very well today.
Star Of Roses : Speedy customer, with R.Hughes to guide, will be right there.
Tender Romance : Has failed to live up to its expectations, running its distance today can redeem itself here, Jockey is a concern.
Tell Me More : Place chance due to handicap.
Race 3. White Knight, Scionic Upset: Belligerent
THE RUSI PATEL TROPHY : A class I mile race. The prime contenders are :
Cosmopolitan : Last run was good, handicap is very stiff. A place chance
Angelo : Is a false class I animal, has not proved itself till date.
White Knight : Is a genuine class I animal, will be tough to beat here.
Scionic : Can surprise, if it improves its habits.
Belligerent : Good form, can finish above angelo.
Race 4. Caribbean Queen(win), Silver Sands, Highland Flame Upset : Superior Quest
THE SERUM INSTITUTE OF INDIA TROPHY : A class II sprint race. The main contenders are Silver Sands, Caribbean Queen, Rajasthan Royals, Superior Quest and Highland Flame.
Race 5. Sound Of River, Stormica, Xenia Upset : Al Zamarud(E/W)
THE RACE OF HOPE TROPHY : A 3 year old sprint race. The main contenders are :
Al Zamarud : It is speedy will place, can surprise.
Sound Of River : 1st run was ok, is well bred, has improved after that run, will run well here.
Stormica : Bred well can run well 1st up.
Aslan : Prepared well, can place.
Xenia : 1st run was disappointing, can hope to place here.
Race 6. Frost Fairy, Solor(E/W) Upset : Lunar Quest.
THE INTERVALVE (INDIA) LTD.TROPHY : The race is between Solor, Frost Fairy and Lunar Quest. Jockey merit may be ultimate decider.
Race 7. Harlamoff, Dancing Dame(E/W), Freany Upset : Eye Of The Storm
THE MELBOURNE SPRING CARNIVAL-2011 CUP : A mile race.The race is between Eye Of The Storm, Dancing Dame, Harlamoff and Freany.
Race 8. Amadeus, Picasso, Aidan Upset : Sledgehammer(E/W)
THE POONAWALLA BREEDERS` MULTI- MILLION (GR.1) : Huge stake money, would have liked a few more horses running here. Would have made the race very very interesting. The main contenders are :
Aidan : Very talented horse, lost definite race last time, has lot of potential but Jockey is a big concern in these big races. Would have been my 1st choice but for the Jockey.
Amadeus : Has improved with each run, if thats the case again then today wont be caught.
Amaretto : Lost badly last time to Amadeus, but today the Jockey change will help, can surprise.
Mountain Glory : Won last time purely on Jockeys talent, again R.Hughes can place it, but winning will be out of its radar today.
Picasso : Very well bred well, has shown tremendous potential in its 2 runs this season, will be the one to beat.
Pronto Pronto : Unknown quantity here as has won once, but was not oustanding, can improve on that .
Sledgehammer : Big built horse, won with giant strides last time out, can drive everyone very close, is the dark horse here.
Haunting Fantasy : Well bred but not in same class.
Martinique : looks like will be the pace maker.
Race 9. Distinguished, Caramel, Siooux Chief Upset : Dancing Money
BBFD : Caribbean Queen
RBFD : Sledgehammer
All the best.....
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