The opening event is very tricky. AMANDLA is in top condition and a win is looming. He was very unlucky on his last outing and his connections were very upset. We all know when JM HENRY books R.JOORAWON, what it means! COME ON SONNY a two time winner is not to be ignored, but a tentative vote goes to TEMP THE TIGER and even a place bet will be worth it. Last week it was a near miss on SPECIAL FORCE, they will try it one more time on TEMP THE TIGER and K.KALYCHURUN could get first win. P NAGADOO has been winning the first race in the last few weeks and it might continue. FAIRBANKS is a consistent sort, he will win this season. CAPTAIN MOSS is the dark horse, with the help of S.RAMDIN we can expect better from the PERDREAU stable.
DOUBLE GAMES will take the power of beating. His last race is to be ignored and he should win it on a canter! With B.FAYD’HERBE on board he will be a hard nut to crack. The stable expects nothing less than a win. Out of the rest, it will be good to see the progression of INTERNET KID, who improved in training. TYRIAN is one of the most consistent in this field and will be in the placings. RIVER THAMES could finish well after a good run last time.
MOSCHINO is in the form of his life and will be a major player. He was strongly fancied by the stable but unfortunately not having B.FAYD’HERBE cost him the race. This race is not straightforward as it seems, PADDINGTON’S LUCK AND KEIKO can still win it. KEIKO is the one to watch out, he showed tremendous potential and won’t give in without a fight. He is very much liked by his stable and they have a silent hope. EPIC SWORD AND STOLEN PARADISE will need to do a lot more to feature.
One of the most competitive races on the card. WATCH ME DAD was easy on the eye last time, even though he proved a bit green on the final stages. He is in top condition and with the plum draw he is the one to beat. N.JUGLALL gives him his best chance of the day. GREAT STOHVANEN is a decent outsider, and they will try to replicate the win of PERFECT PURSUIT. NINOTTO has already achieved his target for the year, more progress is to come and will be there. PROMISSORY is the main threat to the favorite, and V.ALLET stable will be hoping for a hat trick. SAVVY is a very interesting prospect, keep a close eye on him.
NORTHERN SPY was impressive with easy last time out after coming back from a break. He is much fitter and with an inside draw he will have the run of the race. B.BHAUGEEROTHEE has the trust of S.JONES stable, and we all can agree he is delivering the goods. There are 3 newcomers in this race. SEA AIR and CLOUDED HILL are good prospects, if the money comes in, it will be a big indication how well they will do. HUYSSTEEN and PRINCE OF PERSIA although consistent are not really convincing. SUGOI is improving and a bold bid is forthcoming.
PC ORFFER can break the ice on FOOLS GOLD. He was very impressive in training and is the classiest of the lot. His win against KAMADEVA definitely showed his worth. Though a slight longer distance would have been preferred for him. We don’t have the quantity but the quality is here. VASCOSTREETTRACTOR and IDITAROD TRAIL does not need any introduction. Both are genuine performers and any mishaps of the favorite won’t be left unpunished. TRIPLE FATE LINE is one of the best acquisitions of the HURCHUND stable is yet to show his hand.
This a wide open race. V.ALLET has told his entourage they will be winning at least three races on Saturday. He is confident that B.FAYD’HERBE is good enough to steer SACRED NIGHT home. Both the yard and the jockey are in a confident mood to have very good returns. The dark horse in the race is SKIP THE RED, R.MAINGARD will try a coup with his favorite tactic. Jockey ORFFER is also confident he can win it! KALGOORLIE is coming after a long absence, it might be better to watch him. BOLD PHOENIX won convincingly last time, he is in with a big chance. MINNESOTA DREAM is hard to trust.
It’s time for PERDRAU stable to break the duck. It’s been a hard season, we hope with the arrival of S.RAMDIN they will have better days ahead. The yard is confident NEW GOLDEN AGE is in the right race to win but they will have to wait for more. He had a tough race last, with S.BUSSUNT a strong rider and an ideal draw he will be in the box seat to pounce. ITALIAN WAY will be there if he repeats his last race. Some members of the ALLET yard are saying a hall of fame is within reach. MANOLETE deserves to win a race, but we wonder if A.SONARAM can do it. We wish him good luck for his ride with the pros.