Preference is for 1-2 GAME CHANGER [2.00] .The colt showed immediate improvement on his first start when filling the runner-up berth in a similar event to this earlier in the season and Neil Darashah’s charge could build on that.
1-6 CANDLELIGHTQUEEN for silver medal stepping up in distance and if top pick falters she can get the gold medal.
2-3 RACY PRINCESS [2.30] hasn't been far away in last couple of races and no surprise to see him get into the winner’s circle this time.
3-4 STAR CRACKER [3.00] strips fitter for his effort back from the spell and is expected to prove good enough to strike here.
4-4 OPTIMISTICAPPROACH [3.30] can prove better than he displayed last time resuming and looks worth another chance to conform the promise of his penultimate victory over this trip in winters. WATCH BETTING
4-11 ALBERETTA was arguably going to be involved in the finish last start but could not get the clear run due to closely packed field. Can make amends.
It’s hard to oppose 5-2 LADY IN LACE [4.00]. She has never lost over a mile journey and commands respect at her pet distance.
Ignore his last two starts while conceding weight, 1400m specialist 6-6 PINYADA [4.30] has every chance of going one better now at this low weights.
On class factor 6-4 BOOKER JONES can upset stepping down in grade. Keep safe.
7-10 QUEEN LATIFA had her excuses for a poor showing last time ( badly hampered at the start) and could bounce back. 4kg claim helps and distance ideal.
8-1 AMAZONITE wasn't beaten far here when third last time and has every chance of going one better now from the same mark.
2.30 #1 BENEDICTION is coming to hand and is worth considering closely.
3.00 #4 WHIZZO warrants plenty of respect following his eye-catching 2nd behind Castaway who won again.
3.30 #1 FRESH START got back to winning form on his recent outing and he can score again.
With positive switch in rider #4 ERDEMIR can be supported to go one better this afternoon.
4.00 #5 SANA is doing well off her current rating and perhaps the step up in trip could see her in the winner's enclosure. She is bred to enjoy this gruelling trip.
4.30 Ignore his last couple of efforts under work jockeys #5 TORSORO merits strong consideration for his good 3rd to Cold Frontier two starts back. He has run with better types and demands the utmost respect with positive switch in saddle.
5.00 #2 SUN POWER amongst the placegetters heels last start and gets the blinkers on for his handicap debut, in with a chance.
#1 EWANDOR is resuming but he is accustomed to competing in better races than this one and can land the spoils.
5.30 Last start failed favourite #1 SETAGLOW just needed last effort back from the spell and he can make amends to supporters who sent him off favourite that day.
1.30 #4 SASSY LASS is better than her last couple. She has run with better and demands the utmost respect.
Nicely bred #3 ABERLOUR should be all the wiser for the experience gained when an eye-catching third on debut at Mumbai and is feared most.
2.00 #7 COLOMBIANAPRINCESS has bolted up on both starts so far and she is strongly fancied to complete the hat-trick.
2.30 Ignore her Mumbai campaign #2 WILD FIRE a track specialist winning twice at this track and should look to roll forward, genuine contender.
3.00 #9 SUMMER RAYS was knocking hard at the door before the spell. If she brings that form over here she should go close especially at this favourable handicap. She has 100% win record when resuming.
3.30 If her last effort in PBMM is discounted #3 DANCE THE DREAM has more to offer after her win on debut in a multi-million event and now switching from maiden to handicap.
4.00 #9 ENCHANTED has shown more than enough to win one of these and could shed the maiden tag.
4.30 #1 SMART N NOBLE has not been sighted since last Pune season before he made re-appearance at the end of Mumbai season but he is accustomed to competing in better races than this one and can strike in this set.
#7 HOPEILICIOUS should have the measure of his rivals if recapturing the form which saw him absolutely bolt up at Mumbai last to last start. He proved that wasn't a fluke when running creditably second over a sprint trip before the spell and another bold showing looks assured. Keep safe.
5.00 #5 BEWITCHED had his excuses for a poor showing last time ( reins slipped) and can make amends with top rider in saddle.
#8 FURIOSA has been below par in a higher grade recently but she can bounce back to winning ways. 3.5 kg claim helps.
1.30 #3 HALFSIES is coming to hand and is worth considering in this weak set. Rider repeats.
While #1 ASTRON is tracking well and is the pick of the remainder.
2.00 #7 HUEMAC has more to offer after his fluent win on debut and can defy a penalty.
2.35 #9 EXPORT QUALITY wasn't beaten far here when second last time and has every chance of going one better now with massive switch in rider.
3.10 #9 COURAGE has been off the track since January but he has plenty of class and is taken to defy any ring-rust. Appeals on handicap.
3.50 Ignore his last run at mile trip. #3 YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY looked on good terms with himself when scoring at this C&D on opening day and can prove to be similarly competitive back over his pet distance.
4.30 The unbeaten #4 SIR CECIL has proved a tough nut to crack of late and the Colt is backed to relish this step up in trip having looked to have stamina in abundance while his main rival Star Superior seems to be a good upto mile trip. Hard to oppose.
5.10 #6 SECRETIVE FORCE failed to justify favouritism over 7f on debut last start but kept on well in the closing stages, suggesting this additional furlong may well be a source of immediate improvement.
Keep an eye on #11 ROBERTA who has impressed in morning trials and is bred to make an impact first time up and the daughter of classy Moonlight Romance cannot be ignored.
5.50 Infamous #3 QUEEN LATIFA strips fitter for her last eye catching effort back from a long spell and is expected to prove good enough to strike here.
Last start failed favourite #10 SPIRIT OF LONDON continues to knock on the door and will pose significant danger.
2.00 A weak looking maiden and it may pay to side with nicely bred debutant #3 SHARP RESPONSE who has been well prepared in the morning trials.
Next on the list is #2 RAJVEER, who got back on track when third last time, may have needed that effort. He has the speed to overcome drawing the wide barrier, an upset chance.
2.30 #7 VELOCIDAD showed plenty on his 3 career starts, and with his reappearance under his belt he is fancied to prove his current mark a feasible one and perhaps the step up in trip could see him in the winner's enclosure. He is bred to enjoy this trip.
3.00 This race is on the mercy of PBMM winner #1 CORFU CASTLE who has impressed in his preparations and should romp home.
3.30 #10 ISN’T SHE LOVELY finished close third in a stronger event ( fillies trial stakes) here last month and looks up to landing this handicap event. Hard to oppose.
4.00 #6 INTO THE SPOTLIGHT drops in trip has plenty of early pace and could put this race to bed from box seat.
4.30 #8 FAIR WARNING ended last summer in excellent form, winning both over this C&D and at this track, and the colt is entitled to strip fitter for his easy first run of the season last month.
#1 REGAL MUSIC drops in grade and will likely roll forward in race which lacks any genuine front runner and can upset with his winning partner back in saddle. Don’t ignore.
5.00 #4 ORENDA has made the frame in all of her previous starts and she has displayed steady improvement on each occasion. If she can take another step forward, there is every chance that the filly will get off the mark here.
5.30 Sparingly raced #4 AMAZING ANGEL will appreciate the step in trip and can shed her maiden status.
#7 ULTIMATE POWER ran a fair race after rest finishing 3rd at this track & distance and should be right there.