Selections and Choices

Selections and Choices

Sunday, 24 April 2016


Mumbai 24/4/2016

4.00- This half sister to Versaki, GOLD STREAK can stage a pillar to post victory over this sprint trip. 

4.30- Last start impressive winner SANS PEUR now steps up in class & should score an encore defying class penalty. 

5.00- Well prepared SIMON SAYS drops in grade and has a fair chance to earn his maiden bracket. 

5.30- Ran a promising race on debut finishing just off the frame ROSELLA has been well rested and can score with maximum scope of improvement. 

6.00- With an educational run under his belt RISING BRAVE can shed his maiden tag with positive switch in rider. 

6.30- Good 4th in his last outing MASTER OF TRINITY has matched strides with far superior animals and has a fair chance to score over this 9 furlong trip. 

7.00- SUPREME GENERAL looks a nice sort & was very impressive in a recent mock race. Looks to have been well prepared for this event and can be given a very good chance to succeed on debut. 

Keep an eye on NEVER SAY NEVER who gets a handy weight allowance and could Spring a surprise with BLK added. 

7.30- From the master trainer's yard this half sister to Maisha, COURTSHIP has been given plenty of prep work and should run a bold race on debut. 

8.00- BARYSHNIKOV looks in fine fettle at present and can provide an encore to defy class penalty and bring down the curtains for the season 2015/16. 



Saturday, 23 April 2016

Mumbai 23/4/2016

Mumbai 23/4/2016

4.00- Only 4 yo in this set GOLDEN BELLE is in a great heart at present and can complete hatrick in current form. 

4.30- Has been largely out of form of late over sprints MALEFICENT now steps up in trip in hopes of unlocking some improvement. She should be considered for her earlier close 2nd to Bullrun over this trip in Pune  and cannot be ignored over here. 

5.00- Finished good 2nd last week as a favourite SHADOWFAX is turned out again quickly and hence can make amends with same rider repeating. 

5.30- Finished a close 2nd last time out over 1400 m trip ROYAL ECLAIR looks to be a strong contender over this extended trip. 

6.00- Has performed with credit most of this season UNDISPUTED finished an excellent 2nd last time over this trip and inspite of heavy impost can be fancied strongly to score in this set. 

6.30- With a solid preparations under his belt SHIELD OF ACHILLES looks a nice sort on paper and should make a winning debut. 

7.00- Finished a fair fourth on debut PHILADELPHIA is sure to have stripped much fitter now. Should benefit a great deal from the experience and has a good chance to shed her maiden tag in this set. 

7.30- Looked on the way back to form in his last outing STAR ONE who is still unexposed has a bright chance to score at this weights. 

Don't discount JUNE who ran a forward race last time out in upper class over a mile trip and now can upset with drop in class & trip. 

8.00- Ignore his last start against far better horse Paramour, in this field FINAL ENCOUNTER has a fair chance to resume his winning ways. 

Keep an eye on BE CAUTIOUS who won narrowly last week and now turned out again quickly under statutory penalty and can spring a surprise to score an encore. 



Sunday, 17 April 2016

Mumbai 17/4/2016

Mumbai 17/4/2016

5.00- Fashionably bred COMMODORE won impressively over a mile last time out and is sure to improve further and should score an encore defying class penalty. 

5.30- Before no show in the Indian Derby SHADOWFAX gave glimpse of what he is capable of when spread eagling the field on penultimate start. Has been well rested & prepared since then and at this weights he has a fair chance to score in this set. 

6.00- SPARKLING EYES won impressively on debut and then had a nasty fall in a multi-million race, looks well prepared and has an excellent chance to score here with further improvement. Strong fancy. 

6.30- Highest rated in this field APACHE represents the older generation against the classic crop. Won well over this trip earlier and is fully capable of being involved in the finish. 

7.00- Very well bred MEMORY has been well prepared, looks good type on paper and although entitled to need this, can make finish interesting and dangerous to ignore. 

7.30- Althogh has done nothing to note so far GOLD STREAK gets a massive switch in rider for the first time and can be given a chance in this weak set. 

Don't discount RISING CONCERT who ran a forward race last time out over a mile and now can upset over a furlong less to travel. 

8.00- Last start failed favourite MERABELLA was given a poor ride and now can make amends with top rider in saddle. 



Saturday, 16 April 2016

Mumbai 16/4/2016

Mumbai 16/4/2016

5.00- Well bred WIZARD OF ODDS who showed some improvement in his last start over a mile may relish this longer trip and with further progression has a chance to score in this moderate set. 

5.30- Lost narrowly earlier to Phenomenal Memory, JIGSAW is well placed on scales to gain revenge now. 

6.00- Well bred COPENHAGEN finished fair fourth on debut and has been brought along steadily since then. Likely to improve a great deal and looks a strong contender to shed her maiden tag here. 

6.30- Ignore her last run as she could not stay the 2000m trip SANS PEUR now steps down over a mile and has an excellent chance to score her maiden win. Strong fancy. 

7.00- Speedy BE CAUTIOUS lost to far superior horse last time. Now runs after a short break and looks fit and ready and is the one they all have to beat. 

7.30- Excellent runner up last time despite of half hearted efforts by rider as a favourite CANNONBALL RUN has a fair chance to make amends now. 

Also keep an eye on INDIAN SERENADE who has been surprisingly noticed on tracks and if fit she can upset over this ideal trip. 

8.00- ARABELLE has been showing out very well in the morning trials and looks a speedy customer on paper and if able to build on her preparations then she has an excellent chance to score on debut. 

Days Best: SANS PEUR


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Mumbai 10/4/2016

Mumbai 10/4/2016

4.30- Latest spurt suggests BARYSHNIKOV is now poised to earn his maiden win finally in this lower category. 

5.00- Failed to live up to expectations as a favourite last time FRANKEST merits attention for his earlier 2nd to Paramour in a million race and can make amends now with blinkers off. 

Keep an eye on ENSIGN she may upset at this feather weights. 

5.30- Fantastic bred NUTCRACKER has been quite well prepared for an impressive show on debut. 

6.00- Ignore his last run in sprinters cup at chennai BRAHMACHARI is well rested since then and should be considered strongly. 

6.30- Last start failed favourite SPEEDO met one better in his last two efforts and has a fair chance to make amends in this set. 

7.00- RAINBOW BRIDGE finished way behind in her debut run with some fine juveniles, looks very much improved in her preparations and might just Spring a surprise in this maiden. 

7.30- Almost won last time under a work jockey PINK PANTHER now gets positive rider in saddle and can score off this mark. 

8.00- Flew home late to finish a close 2nd last time out ALIEN if times his run to perfection looks the one all have to beat. 



Saturday, 9 April 2016

Mumbai 9/4/2016

Mumbai 9/4/2016.

4.30- Won all his three starts this season HOLY SMOKE seems to be in rousing form with a possible four timer on the anvil. 

5.00- This son of the famed Moonlight Romance , ANTEROS should canter in this set to earn his maiden bracket. 

5.30- Ended close 5th to Flying Dragon in the higher class last week COLEY now drops down in class & runs with a lively chance. 

6.00- Last start resolute winner MIZILLA GOLD can score an encore with further improvement. 

6.30- Ignore her last run as a favourite over a Derby trip SHE IS SPECIAL now steps down in trip and can bounce back with winning jockey in saddle. 

7.00- Finished good 3rd last time out ROYAL ECLAIR looks a good prospect to score in this set with massive switch in rider. 

7.30- VIA AMORIS won very impressively in her last start & should provide an encore among her own age group defying penalty. 

8.00- Impressive 3rd last time out MARCUS AURELIUS has a best handicap chance in this moderate set. Strong fancy. 



Sunday, 3 April 2016

Mumbai 3/4/2016

Mumbai 3/4/2016.

4.15- Has been fairly consistent since making a winning debut last season HIDDEN SOUL has matched strides with far superior horses and in this moderate set she has a fair chance to oblige with massive switch in rider. 

4.45- Last start impressive winner VICE ADMIRAL should come on tremendously from that run and seems to be a leading fancy to score an encore. 

5.15- Good effort on debut over 5 furlong short scurry this full bred to spreadeagle, FURY should relish this step up in trip and looks a very good prospect to earn her maiden bracket. 

5.45- Still unexposed SEVERUS looks an improving type and can compete his hatrick in current form. 

6.15- High class middle distance colt who failed to stay the Derby trip COSTA DEL SOL is sure to be suited by this drop back in trip and should bounce back to winning ways. 

6.45- Failed narrowly in her last start over 1200m trip Grade 2 winner SERENITA now drops back over her winning trip and looks to have a very good chance to score now. Strong fancy. 

7.15- HEART OF THE CITY is in rousing form at present and should make amends for her narrow loss last time out. 

7.45- TURF DANCER has been knocking at the door and looks to have a strong chance to strike now in this set.

Days Best: SERENITA 


Saturday, 2 April 2016

Mumbai 2/4/2016

Mumbai 2/4/2016.

4.00 - Last start failed favourite SUPER BOLT now drops in trip & can make amends by staging a pillar to post victory with less furlong to travel under this 5 kg claimer in saddle. 

4.30- Very consistent MELINDA gained a deserved success last time and comes into this race in top form. Looks in a good shape to score an encore. 

5.00- JESTER has been improving steadily and his good 2nd last time out suggests he is ready to strike with normal progression. 

5.30- COVERT ACTION has a stout staying pedigree and this son of Sir Percy is sure to relish this more galloping trip. Has been working very well and looks a strong contender to shed his maiden tag. 

6.00- Last start impressive winner GOLDEN BELLE had been knocking on the door for sometime and duly obliged. Is well placed on scales and can repeat under penalty. 

6.30 - Showed good resistant to score over 6 furlongs in her last start FEW DOLLARS MORE now steps up in trip & should not be troubled by the extra furlong  to provide an encore with positive switch in saddle. 

7.00- Drops in grade after running poorly in higher class GOOD MEMORY looks a nice prospect to score despite of top weight. 

7.30- Showed improvement on debut run when finishing 3rd last time out MUSTANG has been working very well since then suggesting further improvement and looks one of the main contenders in this set. 

8.00- Has run well both starts this season finishing a fair fourth last week over a sprint MIDNIGHT RUN looks well handicapped at present and has a fair chance to score over this ideal trip.