D Day is here
I welcome all members of HT and other racing patrons which have descended on city of nawabs to witness Deccan Derby.Card is very good and hope you all return with smile
Class towers over all other factors.Galiat has class and should be able to win inspite of welter weight it is carrying.
Stable mate Power Drive won very impressively in last outing and has good chance to finish second
Ignore last run of Catherine due to whip loss,earlier very impressive winner,has very good chance to win
Coral Springs has been fine tuned for this event,will run a bold race and should be in 1-2
Note Aware who is getting preferrential handicap reduction,can upset any day
City of Dreams will place at lucrative odds
I ignore 3 yrs olds who run with Blks and 3 yrs old who run in class 4 immediately after winning in maidens
Musk Melon ran unextended in last two runs over wrong distance,has very good chance over this trip
Upon A star is improving but not sighted in tracks after last run
Again here in this class i avoid horses which come directly after clearing maidens.
Preferences shud be given to horses which did not win in maidens race but ran on board.
Vijay Sakhi who gave good forward run in last race over 1800mts has been tracked by trainer himself which clearly shows it is on job,can win
Rubyonrails last failure as fav can be ignored,will be in strong contention,should be in 1-2
Mrinalini is working well,can place at longer odds
Cornawallis is in great form and has good chance to repeat even in this higher class
Ld Silva has placed 3 runners.
Laurel Canyon though in long in tooth in comparision to stablemates but has class to atleast place
Class has to be determined here.
Desire and Modern Sniper are the horses which have run in class 2 immediately after clearing maidens,hence they are better than others.
Desire is a bit moody and likes to come off the pace,may falter over this shorter trip,hence iam preferring modern Sniper who has class to upset.
Jackpot hunters can opt for duo of this two
Keeping the logic that 3 yrs old cannot win in class 4 immediately after clearing maidens iam preferrring Green Jewel who now looks well set to win in this shorter trip on No False Rails Day
Jackpot hunters needs to keep Khosgel in their selections as its last win was too good
Very very tough race
Carlton has class but racing logic says not to fancy horses which run in distance shorter than last win
Beau Ideal will be in strong contention
Tejaswani will look other way if Beau Ideal is on job and same holds true for Beau Ideal if Tejaswani is on job
Odalis in last run was badly interferred,here it is bound to run a very good race and can upset
Silver Crown won very well last run but not sighted in track after that
Proof came like a rocket in last run,very impressive in tracks,should be in thick of action
Ashwashakthi always run good on D Day,cannot be ignored atleast for Jp
Always Bullish may need more ground
Dusty Lady is no pushover,found right combination of equipments in last race,should be in fighting
I opt for Odalis due to innermost box which will help it to grab initiative
Jackpot hunters need to keep Carlton.Beau Ideal,Tejaswani.Odalis,Proof.Ashwashakthi and Dusty Lady
This is the way i think abt this derby race
Colts will have upper hand,fillies can be ignored for win
Baashgar has no class to run in this race,can be ignored even for place
Bold Majesty who won colts stake in great style emerges as main contender,should be the one they all have to beat
Silver Phantom who finished second behind Bold Majesty is surprisingly slow in start even in mockrace,needs very hard riding and can be ignored
Spreadeagle from Bangalore circuit lacks class but still has chance to finish in top 3
Top Commander from Mumbai circuit will be doosra from MAM stable but considering the fact that Bangalore based horses run better on Hyd track than Mumbai based horses,one can ignore it
Veloz will not sustain over this distance,can be ignored for place
Culbera will recieve lot of support due to second behind Be Safe factor,pls note that it was under immense pressure that it managed to finish second in last run to God Speed,i dont think it has that gait to force a win over likes of Bold Majesty
Feliciana is noted in my records as winner when saddled,but it disappointed in last run,lacks class,can place
Supreme Fairy has no class to run here
Jackpot hunters can bank Bold Majesty
Mr Glorious likes to run close to pace,doubt if it can hit front from outermost draw
Pakat pakat Pakat is on verge of a coup,can upset
Symbol Of Honor is seen urged in tracks,can be ignored
Careless Love is not sighted in tracks
True Scholar won on a derby day two years back,looks to have lost form
True Friend who improved a lot after removal of Blks now runs with +ve switch of shoes,will be in 1-2
Desert Bloom is a repair case,y it has been entrusted to Dashrath singh is unexplainable
Regal Groom is showing lot of speed in trials,dont ignore it alteast for Jp