Selections and Choices

Selections and Choices

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Bangalore 16/6/2016

Bangalore 26/6/2016

1.30 Good 3rd last out #6 DONTWORRYMONDAY runs with a good chance with step down in trip & positive switch in saddle. 

2.00 An easy 5th on debut where she was seen improving in the straight from last position at the bend #7 ESCALA is certainly bred to be suited by this distance  and looks good to earn her maiden bracket. 

2.30 Good 3rd last out #5 SPLENDID BRAVE can strike now at this suitable handicap. 

3.00 #2 ICE GLACIER looks good to score here on her handicap debut as she may relish this extended trip. 

3.30 Despite not getting clear run went down fighting in her last outing #11 DOWNTOWN ABBEY can make amends now. 

4.00 Won on a tight rein and had plenty left at the line so can be rated far better than the bare form suggests #9 DUBAI ONE looks an exciting sprinter and should score at this weights defying the handicapper. 

4.30 Was never in the hunt while resuming #8 DANCING PRINCESS has a fair chance to score now with run under her belly. 

Keep an eye on top rated 3 year old maiden #5 RAW GOLD she can create a flutter. 

5.00 #12 SAGA makes strong appeal here after producing a real 'eyecatcher' on debut in winters. She should resume on a winning note. 

5.30 #7 SIR MAJESTIC ran on well when resuming and will have benefited from the outing, added blinkers may aid him and can get in the finish. 



Saturday, 25 June 2016

Bangalore 25/6/2016

Bangalore 25/6/2016

2.00 Showing out in trials #2 DUKE OF CLARENCE can make it a successful debut in this weak maiden set. 

2.30 She was seen warming up in her last run over six furlongs and her pedigree suggests #1 BURNISHED GOLD may relish this longer trip hence runs with good chance. 

3.00 Good 4th on debut #7 ZAFRAN will only improve off that run and can come out of maiden ranks with same rider repeating. 

3.30 Lost in a thrilling close finish last out #8 FLAMBOYANCE now steps up in class and appeals on weights. 

4.00 Beaten close home to too good Aika Aika Aika over unsuitable 7 furlong trip #5 EMIDIO warrants respect over this sprint trip with ace rider in saddle. 

4.30 Won well in lower class last out #10 NATIVE ELEMENTS now steps up in grade and can provide an encore at this handicap. 

5.00 Broke her blood vessel last time #1 BORN PHOENIX now eased in grade and has a fair chance to oblige now. 

5.30 Beaten close home last out #5 PRECIOUS GLITTER can make amends in this upper class. 



Sunday, 19 June 2016

Bangalore 19/6/2016

Bangalore 19/6/2016.

1.30 Nicely bred WYLDE looked a real talent in a recent trial. We'd be surprised if she's not right in the finish on debut.

2.00 LORD DARLINTON has to just complete formalities in this moderate company. 

2.30 Ignore his last start late over 1400m, sparingly raced TROJAN merits strong attention for his earlier good 2nd over this trip and can redeem himself. 

3.00 With the ground in his favour, NAMID has excellent prospects of gaining a second top-level triumph over this extended trip which he may relish. Is bound for improvement in his second lifetime start and can take his career tally to two wins from as many starts

3.30 Ran on well when resuming in upper class AMAZING REDD will have benefited from the outing, he has won at this level and can get in the finish. 


SERJEANT AT ARMS has been a revelation this season, recording two game victories in winters and clocking smart times on each occasion. 

The Colt has improved with every race and although facing his stiffest test, he can emerge victorious with impressive mock race under his belt. He will not be found wanting for stamina and also has a high cruising speed.

The wonderfully versatile and courageous SERJEANT AT ARMS has all the right credentials for this prestigious race. 

4.30 UNGOOGLEABLE has dropped to a reasonable mark having spent much of the last two seasons running in class 1 races, which do not suit his style and now gets the vote to make the most of a step down in class after close fourth behind Invincible Prince last out. 
Don't discount AMAZING CHARM now with better rider in saddle who can upset the apple cart of fancied runners. 

5.00 SIDE WINDER wasn't far away throughout in only race start to date and looks well prepared to earn his maiden bracket. 

5.30 Last start impressive winner MILLROSE is on the up and should provide an encore to defy class penalty. 



Bangalore 19/6/2016

Bangalore 19/6/2016.

If time permits detailed selections will be posted by tomorrow morning. 

1.30 WYLDE


2.30 TROJAN 

3.00 NAMID 



SERJEANT AT ARMS has been a revelation this season, recording two game victories in winters and clocking smart times on each occasion. 

The Colt has improved with every race and although facing his stiffest test, he can emerge victorious with impressive mock race under his belt. He will not be found wanting for stamina and also has a high cruising speed.

The wonderfully versatile and courageous SERJEANT AT ARMS has all the right credentials for this prestigious race. 

         AMAZING CHARM - upset 





Saturday, 18 June 2016

Bangalore 18/6/2016

Bangalore 18/6/2016.

2.00- After shedding her maiden status surviving an objection & now with massive switch in rider #1 TARINI can score an encore in this modest set despite conceding chunk of weights. 

2.30- At this low weights well prepared  #12 GRANADA has chance to earn his maiden bracket. 

3.00- Late debutant #3 IN THE SUNRISE finished good 3rd under work rider and with this lung opener he looks good to score now with positive rider switch. 

3.30- Set a scorching pace last time with whipless rider on board #9 FANTASY QUEEN appeals on weights and can return to winners stall with winning jockey in saddle. 

4.00- With a fine 2nd to multi-classic winner Desert God, #5 BOOKER JONES looks in tremendous form at present and is my personal fancy to lift this cup. 

4.30- The form of #5 QUAKER RIDGE's listed win last time bears the closest inspection, and the way in which she came clear in the final furlong had the stamp of a smart filly. She has strong credentials to provide an encore defying class penalty. 

5.00- #8 HALL OF FAMER comes here on a steady upward curve, with track, trip and ground all suitable. This three year old grey should shed her maiden tag here. 

5.30- Her last run under work rider was very suggestive #2 ONLY PRINCESS has a fair chance to score her long overdue victory with ace rider to guide her. 



Sunday, 12 June 2016

Bangalore 12/6/2016

Bangalore 12/6/2016

1.30- Had an easy run on debut #5 SECRET PURSUIT looks well prepared to shed her maiden rank. 

2.00- Last start failed favourite #3 SIR MAJESTIC can redeem in this moderate set as he is well placed on scales. 

2.30- Finished good fourth last out over 1200m trip #2 MAHATHI may relish this step up in trip and merits strong attention for his suggestive 2nd to Rafa earlier in grade 3 contest at Hyderabad over this same trip. 

3.00- With the good lung opener under her belly #11 RIVER DANCE looks hard to toss up with same rider repeating. 

3.30- Showed gutsy performance on his debut victory and now with further improvement  #6 ATTORNEY GENERAL should be able to provide an encore in his handicap debut. 

4.00- The Fillies Championship contest looks very wide open with most of them running with a chance. And although #8 LA DONA is competing without any lead up race but she looks extensively prepared keeping in mind this race and is my personal fancy for this first classic of the season. 

Don't discard still unbeaten #9 LOCHNESS who may surely relish the step up in trip and is no pushover. 

4.30- Fluent winner last out in winter #2 DUBAI ONE maintains winning form as evident from her preparations and can score on seasonal debut. 

5.00- Lost narrowly to too good ACCLAIMED earlier in the season very consistent #2 PENTAGRAM has a bright chance to strike now. 

5.30- Ignore her last run #5 LOVE FOR LIFE comes into reckoning for her earlier two runs and has a scope to earn her maiden bracket if rookie handles properly. 



Saturday, 11 June 2016

Bangalore 11/6/2016

Bangalore short picks.












Sunday, 5 June 2016

Bangalore 5/6/2016

Bangalore 5/6/2016

2.00- Had a good forward run last out from outermost draw #1 BRAVE MINSTREAL runs with a fair chance  in this company. 

2.30- After a forward run gave up towards close last out in upper class #2 ANMOL HIRA now drops down in class and can be considered seriously over his winning distance. 

3.00- This highly rated youngster #3 SUPREME GENERAL failed miserably as a hot favourite on his debut in Mumbai against far superior field now runs with positive switch in rider & equipments and has a fair chance to redeem in this maiden set. 

3.30- Good 2nd behind 3yo last out over 1400m #2 GABINO can strike now over a furlong more with same rider repeating. 

4.00- #6 BOOKER JONES can trouble multi Classic winner Desert God over this identical distance. 

4.30- Impressive in trials and now with Blinkers on #7 FRESH START has a fair chance to oblige. 

5.00- In his last outing #8 RAVELNATION dragged the rider to finish an unwanted 4th. If connections desire he can easily oblige in this moderate set. 

5.30- Seems to have come to hand finishing good third to Knighthood last out under claimer #8 AGUANTE runs with a good chance with massive switch in rider. 

Keep an eye on #4 KIMORA who can upset pillar to post over this trip. 

Days Best: GABINO


Saturday, 4 June 2016

Bangalore 4/6/2016

Bangalore 4/6/2016

2.00- Ignore her last run in upper class PURE ESTEEM merits attention for her narrow loss in this lower category. 

2.30- Last start failed favourite CADILLAC SKY should relish this step up in trip & can make amends with blinkers added on her handicap debut. 

3.00- Lost close home on the opening day MY TRANSCRIPTS has the best credentials to strike now. 

3.30- Fair fourth to Captain Courage in a million race in Chennai, CASTLE KEY looks good to bounce back in this company. 

4.00-  Close third last time in far better company TAQDEER KA BADSHAH has a fair chance to oblige now in this set. 

Also keep an eye on REFERENT who can bounce back on this mansoon tracks which he may relish as his sire Captain Rio is well known for producing horses which love soft ground.

4.30- Suggestive 2nd last out LIFE AWAITS can strike now in this open field. 

5.00- Ignore her last run as she stood flat footed and never came out of the gates and now with couple of gate practice and positive switch in rider TOP SMILES has a fair chance to score in this weak set. 

5.30- Still maiden from as many starts I'VE GOT CLOUT finished suggestive third last out under whipless rider and now with massive switch in rider he can earn his maiden bracket at this suitable handicap. 

Days Best: CASTLE KEY 


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Daylight Robbery at Mysore

Dear all, 

My dear friend Vinod Vyas of Deccan Selections rightly mentioned that's it is daylight robbery in Mysore races and I full agree with him. The below article is copy/pasted from his blog and I totally endorse his decision. 

Day light robbery at Mysore.

This message is being circulated in social media

Cosmic Touch was seen limping towards the starting gates,on reaching there the jockey asked the check since the horse was lame.
The a minute checked and passed the horse fit,and then when the race started in the first 50mtrs.the horse was lame and did not finish the race,finally it was put down.
This VET must be sacked,also the mysore stewards should take the blame for appointing a foolish VET.
This is how mysore racing is conducted. Even the Mysore ZOO is better managed.SACK THIS USELESS VET.

Horse in contention was carrying huge public purse .How can athys allow an unfit horse to race and that too after Jockey raised doubt over its fitness.One must recall that this horse was withdrawn during Invitation weekend in Chennai and trainer was fined for the same ..

As a mark of protest I will not do Mysore races until proof of concrete action emerges from MRC

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Mysore 1/6/2016

Mysore 1/6/2016

2.00- Suggestive third last out SACHI looks well prepared and can be a different proposition now with CNB added for the first time. 

2.30- Now eased in grade NEW SUNRISE has a fair chance to strike in this lower class. 

Also keep an eye on NATURAL NINE who can upset with positive switch in shoes. 

3.00- Was a big let down last time out as a favourite, as she was badly interfered in the start. COUNTRY'S CHARM has been tracking well and has a fair chance to make amends. 

3.30- Impressive 2nd to Grand Success in her last outing COUNTRY'S SEPOY now looks ready to strike in this moderate set. 

4.00- Beaten close home last week EXTRA SPARK now steps down in trip and has a good chance to score despite of conceding weight all around. 

4.30- Speedy COUNTRY'S PRINCESS is working well and can make her handicap debut on a winning note. 

5.00- Withdrawn at chennai from sprinters' cup COSMIC TOUCH looks formidable on the strength of his impressive victory despite pulling up lame. Strong fancy. 

5.30- Good third behind Daylite last week in upper category DEMANDING FORMAT now drops in class and can shine in this company.