The R.GUJADHUR stable is very confident DESERT THIEF will emulate MIDDLE PATH. In this rating the horses are not very consistent but he’s been knocking at the door. PERDRAU stable is at the risk of shutting down, it will be a terrible loss to the industry as they have been an integral part of the sport. NEW GOLDEN AGE is one of the few who can give them a win this season, the mood around the yard is not very optimistic though. The connections are aware that they might not get many chances as NEW GOLDEN AGE. Watch for the market movers as an upset is certainly possible!
BOUND BY DUTY started his South African career with three wins. So far, he hasn’t been disgraced and a repeat of S.Bussunt run on SKIP THE RUN should be more than enough. The only issue is the trainer hasn’t yet being able to settle the horse and might be green. It’s not a secret that D.DAVID was in a bad position last week after TRIPPI’S EXPRESS average run, it’s time to ROCK ON GEORGIES David! ANZA-BORREGO is a very decent horse and should have more wins in his career if his previous riders were more inspired. The P.NAGADOO stable is quite on a downward spiral and they need to bring fresh blood, the acquisitions of S.Mahadia will be a plus.
KAYDENS PRIDE is a promising sort, if well ridden on his second outing should have won. R.Maingard will be hoping nothing less than a win, and is likely possible. They are very confident after D.Bheekary steered SILVER HERITAGE home. WORDBUSTER is the mean threat and the ALLET yard is in fine form. BLACK INDY will win again this season. KAYDENS PRIDE straight out with a revigorated D.BHEEKARY.
The R.JOORAWON and J M HENRY association has been in excellent form. The duo though not as confident as last time is hoping to get the better of CANDY APPLE. R.JOORAWON is confident to make back to back wins. The latter has been very consistent but N.JUGLALL does not have the backing of all the members. The defeat of OVATION AWARD came as a surprise even if the horse bled. GREAT STOHVANEN caused an upset last time, but A.SEWDYAL protégé faces a harder task.
IDITAROD TRAIL should score his third win of the season, has been impressive so far and has a more devastating acceleration than RED MARS. S.JONES is less confident and would have more faith if J.Allyhosain was on board. Nevertheless B.Bhaugeerothee can still bring him home if the favorite fails. JOHN HANCOCK training has been under par and needs more to feature. AFDEEK will win this season, but not this time.
ALL ABOUT THE BASS almost caught KAMADEVA last time out, and the longer trip is not in his favor. D.David is not as confident as his previous runs and fears this season’s unbeaten run might come to an end. FOOLS GOLD is an improving sort, has more stamina and distance. D.Bheekary has vowed to bring him home as R.Maingard is one of the few trainers who trusted him after his long suspension.
This is the most open race of the day. OCEAN DRIVE SOUTH just missed out last time against a brilliant NINOTTO. His yard had high hopes and should go close again but it all depends on the jockeyship. WELL CONNECTED was fancied in his last outings but seemed to miss that little bit extra. ZIGI ZAGI ZUGI has been in fine form and should go close again. MASTER JAY a two-time winner in South Africa did nothing wrong and stayed on in almost all of his races, the GUJADHUR stable makes him the best chance of the day. It will be worth seeing where the money comes from before making a decision!
XANTHUS has been training well and is not far from his peak, C.Segeon is confident on an improved run. C.Ramdin is preparing a coup with KALI’S CHAMP after BLUNDERBUSS near miss last week. They will move early to avoid being trapped. NAPOLI ran second last time and should be right in the mix.