2.30 #1 RON has shown considerable promise on both his starts this campaign and can earn his maiden bracket on this occasion with Sandesh doing the steering.
3.00 #5 TREASURE HUNT commands a lot of respect as she is related to several winners, including class 1 sprinter Holy Smoke. Yard capable of having one ready to go.
3.30 #2 WILD FIRE has shown early speed in races to date and should run fitter for past attempts. Expect to lead/box seat having drawn the rails, and rates as the main danger to hot favourite Storm Breaker.
4.00 #2 CLIFFS OF CAPRI gave nothing else a chance to win last to last start to break maiden at Pune and is taken to make a successful handicap debut.
4.30 #5 TASAWWUR’s consistent performance in a handicap events suggests that he should be capable of winning a group race before too long. Although this is stiffer assignment but can’t knock winning form.
5.00 #1 MOUNT MORIAH is clearly better than his debut run would suggest and he does have a winning chance in a very weak field.
5.00 #3 SADDLE THE WIND was narrowly beaten as a favourite last start at this C&D when resuming and now strips fitter, big chance to make amends.
5.30 #5 MARTINI showed up well for a long way on debut earlier this month when weakening in the closing stages; should be fitter and stronger here and one to note.
6.00 #3 SASAKWA was a clear winner here last time and has a fantastic chance of following up over a slightly extended trip.
6.30 #3 GOLDEN GUEST is in tremendous form at present, having won four out of six career starts, and he is the one to beat.
7.00 #1 DESPACITO has been knocking hard on the door in recent starts and just doesn't know how to run badly. She has a fair form overall and can open her account in this moderate field.
7.30 #4 COPPER QUEEN returns to sprinting after failing to stay a 7f listed contest in Madras when last seen, and could resume her earlier progress. She has the speed to overcome drawing the widest barrier.
8.00 #1 INSINIT drops in grade after a couple of solid efforts this campaign and she can prove too strong for the opposition, her 5kg claim could give her a big advantage.
2.00 #1 DEL MAR showed plenty on debut when fourth over this trip at Pune. Given an educational ride that day and he is a major player for yard with 34% strike-rate at this track.
2.30 #1 HEADWAY is the winner of three out of seven career starts. He holds the aces on the form book and would be hard to hold out.
3.00 #2 GALLOPING GOLDMINE has been running well in stronger contests than he encounters on this occasion and is expected to prove too classy for his rivals. Blinkers added for the first time, and looks set to resume his earlier progress for connections.
3.30 Winner of the Indian Oaks in 2019. #2 ROBERTA has not won since then but generally raced with credit. This appears easier than her recent assignments in Listed and Group company and she's clearly the one to beat.
4.00 #13 SKY FALL is a half-sister to a Listed winner Mauritania and there is every chance that the daughter of Classic Sky will make a winning debut.
4.30 #3 KNIGHT TEMPLAR led throughout for a dominant win last start at Bangalore when resuming and is open to further progress after only four starts. He acquitted himself well in Bangalore Summer Derby finishing good third and merits strong consideration in this field.
5.00 #2 ANTARCTICA just needed her last run after a long lay off and the drop in grade can see her return to winning ways.
2.15 #4 MOMENTUM will be fitter for recent reappearance run here over inadequate trip following two easy outings in Pune; hard to assess at present but he likes this course and on best of his form over longer trips cannot be neglected.
2.45 #1 TANJO caught the eye on her return from a break last month and she could be hard to beat this afternoon.
3.15 #2 KING SOLOMON let-up and comes back to race at a lowest level, has impressed in a recent Mock race and should enter calculations.
3.45 #6 WILSHIRE has improved with blinkers on and taken his form to a new level. He could have more to offer and on form will pose a threat with a race fitness on his side. While #9 ADONIJAH can upset at this feather weight although distance is sharp for his comfort.
4.15 #1 IRON AGE is in tremendous form at present, having won his last four starts, and he looks set to make it five in a row.
4.45 #5 JULIETTE was encouraging fourth in PBMM in February but significantly improved with easy success in Maharaja of Morvi Trophy last start when fresh. Pitched into this level and may have more to offer at this mile trip.
** The famous goldie-brown silks last won this race in 2007 with Sweeping Success same jockey astride.
5.15 Ignore his debut in strong company #3 LION KING has impressed in mock race and has the potential for further improvement.
2.45 #6 FORESIGHT is the late debtant and given his speedy pedigree, it would be no surprise to see this half bred to class 1 sprinter Elena run a big race on his debut. While #11 REGAL FORCE rates as the main danger with positive switch in jockey.
3.15 #4 HAPPY DANCING improved to finish 5th behind younger horses last start over C&D and can oblige now back to his own age group.
3.45 #1 VARCASVA posted a highly promising effort when second over C&D to good type Land Of Liberty. Made eye-catching late headway then and a reproduction of that effort would make her difficult to beat.
4.15 #4 MYSTIC FLAME finished a close-up second at mile trip here last month and that form has been boosted with the third placed stablemate Cosmos striking in subsequent start. Drops in trip is a concern but handicap is appealing. While #
4.45 Half bred to grade 1 winner Murioi, #4 ELECTRA caught the eye despite of some hiccups last start at 1600m when fresh. Rises in distance and looks to have plenty of upside at the staying caper and shouldn’t be underestimated.￼
5.15 #7 ROYAL RESOLUTION led throughout for a dominant win last start back from the spell and looking for a hatrick after winning two in a row. Will look to roll forward and having drawn the rails, tough to beat.
2.45 #8 EMINENCE GRISE would not have to be anything special to land this on her debut. The well-bred daughter of grade 3 winner Aquamarine does not meet any outstanding rivals and may be good enough first time up.
3.15 #10 PROUDWISH/#3 BAZINGA
3.45 #1 STAR AND GARTER could fare better now switched to handicap company following three outings in terms maiden. Should go the longer trip on pedigree and rates one to beat.
4.15 #9 MULTIFACETED hammered the field at C&D last time out and would be tough to stop if replicating that level of form again. Although this seems harder under stiff penalty but can’t knock winning form.
4.45 #6 CUBAN PETE shaped well in his seasonal warm-up at C&D last month and with the benefit of that under his belt he rates as the one to beat.
1-6 COSTAL CRUISE makes most appeal of those with experience and should relish the step up in distance.
2-2 GREEN TURF made ground late to win last start to break maiden at 1200m when fresh and steps up in distance and in with a chance.
3-6 INCREDULOUS is open to further progress after only two starts and posted a highly promising effort when second over short scurry last time out. Made eye-catching late headway then and a reproduction of that effort would make her difficult to beat with a furlong more to travel.
4-2 HUMAN TOUCH has shown considerable promise on both his starts this campaign and can get back to winning ways on this occasion with top jockey in saddle.
5-2 GUIDING FORCE is in tremendous form at present, having won his last three starts, and he looks set to make it four in a row.
6-3 TIGER OF THE SEA was an impressive winner when getting off the mark at the seventeenth attempt last time and he is expected to continue in winning form.
7-3 MY JOURNEY arrives boasting an unbeaten record and is taken to handle the rise to this listed contest. Don't underestimate him stepping up to the mile .
8-5 HER LEGACY won in comfortable fashion on her latest start and warrants plenty of respect in her bid to follow up. Hard to beat.
9-8 BAR ET LAW has made the frame in all of his starts this campaign and he has displayed steady improvement on each occasion. If he can take another step forward, there is every chance that the gelding will get off the mark here.
2.00 #4 SEA THE DREAM was an impressive winner when getting off the mark at Pune last time. The got abroad daughter of multiple group winner Sea The Stars seems open to the most improvement in this field for Pesi Shroff and another big run looks set fair.
2.30 Ignore her last start, #5 ARMAITY made an impressive winning debut at Pune where she was held up before finishing strongly in the closing stages of that contest. There could be much more to come from her over this mile trip given her pedigree and follow up on her success.
3.00 #1 SASAKWA impressively won a maiden in Pune and was set a stiff assignment only in her third career start in Grade 3 fillies championship at Hyderabad. She is clearly well thought of and can be given another chance.
3.30 #2 KING KHALIL drops back in trip and should make a bold bid to maintain his unbeaten record over this C&D with apprentice taking a handy 5kg off his back.
4.00 #3 WILD FIRE posted a highly promising effort when second over C&D against younger rivals. She has the speed to overcome drawing the wide barrier and dangerous if getting to dictate matters. While #2 QUEEN CREDIBLE has significantly brought down in scales and commands respect now eased in grade.
4.30 #4 COSTA BRAVIA has not been sighted since June but will be fitter for recent mock race and he is accustomed to competing in better races than this one and can land a seventh career victory, first over a mile.
5.00 #1 ANATEVKA drops in grade after a forward run earlier in her only start in Pune and here she gets 5kg off for her claiming apprentice. She must run a big race.
2.15 #2 CUSTOM CUT well beaten on all four starts including over C&D last summer. Now drops at low-level and the daughter of Sheer Class (rated 99) is bred to be better than this grade.
#10 TURF PROSPECTOR lost little in defeat when finishing close 3rd last start and is considered the main danger with 4kg claim.
2.45 #3 AUGUSTINA should build upon her first run at this C&D before the spell where she finished third to fill up the placings.
3.15 #2 SLICE OF HEAVEN led throughout for a dominant win last start to shed his maiden tag and should appreciate the step up to 6f on handicap debut.
3.45 #7 NERVA is still unexposed and has shown potential in barrier trials Open to improvement so is worth respecting.
#8 PRINCESS PRIDE will be fitter for recent reappearance forward run here over 6f following a long break since July; hard to assess at present but can’t be discounted.
4.15 #5 SNOWDON ran a fair race after rest. He is even better over this trip and the colt is clearly the one to beat.
4.45 #1 CHARMAINE Scored at C&D in Maiden term, but she has been below par since than, albeit not disgraced in last two starts. This is an easier task than some she's faced, but she does need to put her best foot forward.
5.15 #4 AKASI is a full brother to group winner Phoenix Tiger who may
have improved considerably since being gelded and this appears to be the ideal opportunity for him to get his head in front.￼
2.00 #2 STEPPENWOLF back after 16 week break and narrowly missed at Pune in first outing. Expect to lead having drawn the rails and tough to beat over this short scurry.
2.30 #5 MZILIKAZI could fare better now switched to handicap company following two outings in graded events, the best of which saw him finish a good second over 1400m.
3.00 #5 RHAPSODY impressively won a mile handicap in September and was set a stiff assignment in Pune Derby, where she ran a forward race before diminishing after bend. She is clearly well thought of and can resume her winning ways dropping back to handicap level.
3.30 #5 MEMORABLE EYES made a pleasing start to his racing career when runner-up over 7f at Pune and the winner ( Sultan Sulaiman ) of that race went onto do even better thereafter in listed events. That is a strong form line and hence merits close attention.
#8 MARTINI by Speaking Of Which-Astral Flash ( rated 111) making rather a late debut, but yard does well here, and she won't have to be anything special to make a winning debut. Don’t discount.
4.00 Three-time course winner #2 AWESOME ONE was beaten less than a length despite travelling wide throughout here on opening day and the 4yo Colt can make amends to supporters who sent him off favourite that day with ace rider Suraj Narredu doing the steering.
4.30 There are a number of debutants who stand out on paper here and none more so than #10 IMMORTALITY who can be taken to make a winning start. She is a very well bred filly who might be set for much bigger things in the future.
5.00 #3 SHAPATH in the money last start running faraway second when resuming and capable of going close on recent form.
#7 ARIZONA PIE is still a seven race maiden and her rider’s 3.5kg claim could give her a big advantage. Keep an eye.
1.45 #2 APOLLO BAY ran his best race of career when runner-up last time and can go close to winning on this.
#12 KANTHAKA has been unreliable but is capable of an upset. Worth a market check.
2.15 #4 LAGARDE makes most appeal of these and should go close if reproducing the form of his morning trials.
2.45 #3 CASHMERE has the speed to overcome drawing the widest barrier and in strong form with two wins from last four attempts, don't dismiss.
#5 RAMON is the winner of four sprints and knows how to win fresh. He will pose a significant danger.
3.15 #3 TOKYO ROSE didn't get very far when badly hampered over C&D last start and she's well worth another chance judged on her recent form.
3.45 The hatrick seeking #2 KERAZANO arrives here in fantastic form and is the one to beat in this field. Don't underestimate him stepping down to the 1200m from the inside gate.
4.15 #2 SALAZAAR: Winner of the Golconda St.Leger grade 2 in 2017. Has won 3 listed races since than and generally raced with credit, including good second to Star Superior in Maharaja Cup in his penultimate start. The top rated has impressed in recent mock race and should be capable of winning a race of this nature.
4.45 #10 SIR BERNARDINO bounced back to form when finishing a close second over C&D fortnight ago and the five-year-old could go one better off a 5kg lower mark.
5.15 #2 KNIGHT TEMPLAR sets the form standard after finishing third in the Derby last time and could prove tough to stop in these calmer shores. Hard to go past.
1.35 #7 ARTISTRYY may appreciate a return to 7f having struggled since stepping up in trip. Her 3.5kg claim could give her an advantage to land the spoils.
2.05 #6 SECRETARY was in consistent form throughout the year and must enter calculations in this moderate set. Note the massive switch in rider.
2.40 #2 BEYOND LIMITS couldn't have won any easier on his debut over C&D and it would be a surprise to see him beaten.
3.15 Consistent #9 TOP CONTENDER will appreciate the step up in trip and will be in firing line with top rider on-board.
3.50 Plenty capable of winning this tight mile handicap and if the only 3yo #5 PONTIUS PILATE can build on his better efforts of late he might go very well with Suraj Narredu doing the steering.
4.25 A wide open grade 2 event in which a chance is taken on #2 CAPE KIDNAPPERS, who performed with credit to finish good fourth behind Well Connected in fillies championship in mansoon and also has loads of graded experience.
1.45 #1 AFERPI arrives here having shown significant promise on the gallops and he can prove up to making a winning debut.
While #6 HIGH PRIESTESS is the standout newcomer and given his pedigree, it would be no surprise to see him run a big race on his debut, paddock look adviced.
2.15 #2 DALLAS won in comfortable fashion on her latest start and is well worth another try at this level.
2.45 #7 TEQUILA TORNADO is starting to look a shade exposed but still has scope for improvement and has a chance to shed his maiden tag in this moderate field. While #10 SULTANA will appreciate the step up in trip and cannot be discounted.
3.15 #6 GALVARINO got off the mark in style at the second time of asking last season before finishing faraway third (slow out) to good type Abira. Will appreciate step up in trip and is the one to beat.
3.45 Sparingly raced #3 COSMOS arrives boasting an unbeaten record and is taken to handle the rise to class 1 company.
4.15 Multi-classic winner #7 WELL CONNECTED is certainly good enough to open her account at winter classic level, and with the assistance of David Allan in what could be a tactical affair, she gets the vote ahead of the promising 3-y-o Gift Of Grace.
4.45 There is very little to chose on form in this weak field and so it may be worth taking a chance on handicap debutant #2 INVICTA, who has showed some promise earlier and can get off the mark in this set.
5.15 #7 WHIZZO has been off the track for over a year and a half but was impressive 2nd on debut when last seen and is taken to win a very weak handicap.
2.15 #1 ERIKA is still relatively lightly raced and has shaped well in trials and with scope of improvement she is taken to win a very weak handicap.
2.45 #7 RORITO has some very decent runs in the bank and can score an overdue win with David Allan in saddle.
3.15 #7 ROMAN SENATOR coming off a win to break maiden in summer and drops in trip, makes more appeal than most.
3.45 #11 MEGA IKON has not won in some time but has been holding form and can go close to winning on this. While #3 PSYCHIC WARRIOR has been off the track for almost a year but has plenty of class and can win fresh for new connections. Worth a market check.
4.15 #2 ARECA LEGEND will be on speed in a race where they are unlikely to go hard early, and will take the power of beating stepping down in distance.
4.45 #5 MERLOT strips fitter after a good lung opener last Friday and the 4yo can be supported to go one better this evening. While #1 ROYAL SCEPTRE has struggled in higher grades in recent months but can pose a significant danger back in handicap event.
5.15 #2 MULTIFACETED returns to sprinting after failing to stay over longer trips, and could resume her earlier progress.
12.45 #1 MASTER OF WAR bounced back to form when finishing a narrow second at Mysore last time out and the five-year-old could go one better with half a furlong more to travel.
Keep an eye on #9 DONTBREAKTHERULES who had a good lung opener last start at an extended trip and market likely to speak volumes about his chances.
1.15 #5 SIR SUPREMO has a wealth of stakes and Graded experience under his belt and that could be crucial for the pick in this maiden affair.
1.45 #6 INDUSTRIALIST has been knocking hard on the door in recent starts and is preferred to earn his maiden bracket.
However a bigger danger may be #3 DAGOBERT, who has dropped below his last winning mark and is entitled to come on for his good second last time out.
2.15 #1 CANDLELIGHTQUEEN performed well when third in a class 3 on her last start and can take full advantage of a drop in class.
2.45 #6 PANAMA has not won in some time but has been holding form before the spell and can go close to winning on this.
#4 EMIDIO was a winner over this distance on his penultimate appearance and should once again be a strong player at the finish if the raw apprentice handles well.
3.15 #4 KIRKWOOD was far from disgraced last time out against good type Cosmos and could have too much for these rivals now dropped in class and distance.
3.45 #6 AMBROSIO has been hammering on the door before the spell and could have more to come on his reappearance. He gets the nod over classic War Hammer who may need this run back from set back.
4.15 Plenty of these have claims but the one that stands out is #1 KNOTTY ASH, who was unbeaten at this course in summer and arrives here on the back of a well fought victory in Dasara sprint championship.
4.45 #5 ICE FLOE did not fare badly in a Listed race last time so she should be competitive at this level and can strike here.
5.15 #1 TOKYO ROSE drops in grade for her seasonal reappearance and looks to hold a class edge over these opponents.
#2 DREAM STAR is a long way down in class and generally races near the speed, can upset.
2.15 #8 SEA OF CORTEZ has done enough in two starts to suggest a maiden claimer of this nature is well within her compass and she gets the nod with 3kg allowance rider to assist. While #1 TONYS PET has struggled in higher grade in summer but would be one to consider if he attracted market support.
2.45 #3 BAZINGA is starting to look like a horse ready to strike from this mark and this race could easily fall his way, and he is passed over very reluctantly. #11 PHOENIX REACHED isn't badly handicapped either and he will pose a significant danger.
3.15 #7 SLICE OF HEAVEN got off the mark in style at third time of asking last season and shaped there as though there might be more to come. Watch betting.
3.45 #10 STAR APPEARANCE has not been sighted since August but she is accustomed to competing in better races and has age in favour to land a fourth career victory. While #9 ANGELINO will although need further but is running 6.5kg lighter than last start and is dangerous if allowed an easy lead.
4.15 #4 ARECA LEGEND finished a close-up third in similar company last month in Mysore and a press of the repeat button may well suffice. Distance ideal.
4.45 #6 KNOTTY OAK makes most appeal of those with experience and if jumping fluently, might be too good for these. While of the newcomers #1 ASGARDIA is bred to make an impact first time up and needs close watching.
5.15 The verdict goes in confident fashion to handicap debutant #11 SCHAFENBERG who won easily before the spell and is strongly fancied to provide an encore.
12.45 #1 MON GENERAL has plenty of early speed and having drawn the rails, tough to beat.
1.15 #2 PENTAGON bounced back to form when finishing third last start and that form has been boosted with the massive switch in rider. Hard to beat now back to his own age.
1.45 Dual C&D winner #6 BARNABAS finished like a train on his latest start to grab third here over 6f last month and will appreciate stepping up over his pet trip. While #5 ALEXANDERTHEGREAT has been unreliable of late but is capable of an upset.
2.15 #1 GALLOPING GANGSTER is the least exposed of these and yet he still brings the best form to the table. Based on that evidence the three-year-old gets the nod.
2.55 #1 ASHWA YASHOBALI has been knocking hard on the door in recent starts and just doesn't know how to run badly. He should relish the extra furlong. Strong fancy.
3.25 The significant drop in grade can see #2 LONDON BRIDGE return to winning ways this afternoon. While #5 HURRICANE is the pick of the remainders.
3.55 Hard to see anything beating the favourite. #7 WELL CONNECTED still unbeaten and winner of four in a row, looks a sure thing.
4.35 #7 VERSAILLIES arrives boasting an unbeaten record this campaign and is taken to handle the rise to class 2 company.
1.15 #3 GODS PLAN has impressed in mock race and this half bred to Glittering Gold & Rikki Tikki Tawi should run a bold race.
1.45 #3 MYSTIC BAY has been running well in stronger contests than he encounters on this occasion and the well bred colt is expected to prove too classy for his rivals.
2.15 #5 BELGRAVIA just needed her last run in a fair field and could make a race of it.
2.45 #1 CLARK KENT held on gamely over track and trip latest and warrants plenty of respect in his bid to follow up, the 5kg claims helps.
3.15 #8 HEADWAY is bang in form and the combo is looking for a a hat-trick. The gelding is yet to lose on this track. Strong fancy.
3.45 #4 INTENSE STYLIST won in comfortable fashion on his latest start and is well worth another try at this level.
4.30 Unexposed #9 RHAPSODY looks the pick of the recent winners and has more to offer over a mile and a quarter and rates as a decent EW bet.
5.15 #3 AUSPICIOUS failed to justify favouritism on debut over 6f but the experience gained is unlikely to have been lost on him and he could feasibly gain compensation this time with Suraj Narredu in saddle.
2.00 #3 GRAMERCY PACK has a good chance to shed her maiden tag in this no whip race.
2.30 Only 3yo #8 ADHIRIT ran a fair race after rest. He is even better over this trip and should be hard to beat right from the foot of the weights.
3.00 Top rated #1 MANZONI’S performance in a much better company in Bangalore suggests that he should be capable of winning a race of this nature.
3.30 #8 MILLENIUM GLORY is holding her form well and can earn another winning bracket.
#5 BERGAMOT will be a different proposition now with a run under her belly. Keep an eye.
4.00 #3 CADMAN ended last year in excellent form, winning 2/3 outings and he is entitled to strip fitter for his first run of the season. Has been well prepared for this race and can go close to winning on this.
4.30 #5 SNIPER carrying low weight and should run fitter for past attempts, an each-way claim.
5.00 #6 AVEBURY produced his best effort to date when second on his latest outing and on that showing, he can get off the mark.
2.00 #2 GOLDEN ERA came on strong when 3rd last start while resuming. HARD TO HOLD OUT stepping up in distance.
2.30 #1 WESTEROS/ #10 LILIBETH
3.00 #6 SEVENTH MILE has couple of very decent runs in the bank and can score an overdue win. Distance suits.
3.30 #2 AUGUSTUS CAESAR was a clear winner here last time and has a fantastic chance of following up if in the same form over a same trip. THE ONE TO BEAT.
4.00 Bangalore challenger #11 LADY LEGEND has won five of her 8 starts with Sandesh up and although running first time here she might be able to strike with her regular partner back in saddle. STRONG FANCY.