The opening race will be a close call, nothing much separates them. WHAT A KID is an honest performer, he will be in the mix. MIDNIGHT MESSENGER is a serious player, to the surprise of many A.AUCHARAZ has been booked. It’s fair to say the Champ de Mars is a pandora box, full of surprises. ARCTIC FLYER is an interesting outsider. NEW GOLDEN AGE, SARAH’S SECRET and NORTHERN REBEL chances are limited. P C ORFFER was disgusted as he could not ride in the Maiden Cup. Luckily for him his wife is here to cheer him up, he promised to start with a bang with HIT THE GREEN.
In this one too there is not a lot between the runners. Our pick here is STAGEWORLD, a recent winner and is tipped to move up in grade by his trainer. They are confident he will do well, A.AUCHARAZ has promised to pay back his poor ride on BOLLINGER, let’s see. STAR OF ZEUS and ROMANUS are honest performers at this level. EUROTEC and FREE TO WIN are serious challengers, they will be right there. GRAND VISION chances are limited because of the outside draw. QUEST FOR GOOD and OVERDOSE will need to battle hard.
Another competitive race, our pick here is HENRY TUDOR. He is tipped by his stable to double the score and he is in terrific form. His last win was not a surprise for his connections, if he gets a soft lead he will be tough to run down. A.SONARAM has a good chance to bag a win. JUNIPER LANE is a solid player here, his last race is to be ignored. MAC’N SCAR is in superb condition, won’t be too far. GO JEWEL has had a terrific season, he’s been one of the outstanding performers. His outside draw is problematic, if he can secure a good position watchout for him. V.ALLET has faith in his chances.
COLOR MY FATE is the horse to beat, he will likely get a soft lead. A.SEWDYAL recognized COLOR MY FATE as the fittest horse in his yard, and they are full on. S.RAMA makes him his best chance of the day. ARABIAN AIR and DOUBLE THE FUN are just outsiders. SEA DANCE and CYBER SPECIAL will finish strongly. We are not sure if CULTURE TRIP had some health issues, but he does not seem the same horse at the start of the season. DUKE’S DOMAIN is the biggest threat to the favorite, he is in top condition. ROCK THE NIGHT and LEMON DROP SHOT have limited chances.
It will be a duel between CAPTAIN GARETT and BLESS MY PATH. C.DABY has faith in his horse will do well, he has been given a good preparation. CAPTAIN GARETT is in the form of his life, D.SOOFUL is an equally consistent rider. He said he will triumph with him again. SOUL CONNECTION and ALASKAN NIGHT will have to do more. Watch out for JAYS DANCER, he is one of the good buys for S.MAHADIA this season. He is a solid each way bet. BOLD PHOENIX has a decent chance in this field. CLOUDED HILL will need to improve.
WALLS OF DUBROVNIK should land a fifth consecutive win, a feast that not many have done before. He is the superstar of S.HURCHUND stable. They are confident it should be a simple formality and I.SANTANA is equally confident. IDEAL SECRET is down in grade he could be in the placings. TOWER OF WISDOM has been rather consistent without any sparks though. NOIR’S BOY showed nothing so far. SEATTLE KID is the biggest threat to the hot favorite. WAVE and POP ICON are not the priorities. An improved race is expected from the IT FACTOR.
This meeting is one of the most competitive we had so far, this one is no exception. ROB ROY on distance can be irresistible, especially with D.SOOFUL on board. He is a serious player. MARAUDING has been training like a star, he got a solid chance. Our only concern is that the 990m might be too sharp for him, but the trainer is insisting on putting him on short sprints. VAR AND AWAY faces tough opposition. WE LIGHT THE FIRE and CREATION are not priorities. Our pick here is AL BRAGGA, he did not nothing wrong so far. He is a distance specialist, if he breaks well he might be too hot to handle. It’s not a secret S.DONOHOE rated him really highly.
EMBLEM OF HOPE needs no introduction, his two wins are a statement of his worth. S.HURCHUND is confident to bag another, he can definitely win here. We will go against him this time with DARK FORCE. He has been well prepared and the connections of R.MAINGARD are confident he has the capacity to beat the hot favorite. He is in fine form and won’t be a shocker if he wins it. The connections are on board. JET STREAM and STEAK AND ALE are just outsiders. ALAMEERY and THOMAS HENRY will be in the mix.
An improved race is expected from BROOKLYN’S CHOICE. MIDDLE PATH recent form is decent, a player. AL MADHAR continues to disappoint but he is tipped to finish closer. ITALIAN is a good each way bet. SILVER SONG needs to regain his top form. EAGLES VISION is in the form of his life, he will be a big threat. SUPREME ELEVATION and BETATHANTHEREST are not a priority. It’s time for GONTRAVELIN to open his account, that’s what the trainer thinks. His form has been excellent and the connections have backed him. P K HORIL is confident to steer him home.