Mauritius Racing Tips – Meeting 29
SECRET IDEA scored a brilliant win on Sunday, the first of his career. He has been entered again for the second week running, a decision which must be respected. He has every chance of confirming, even over this short trip. Varadiso has made a solid start to life in Mauritius, winning once and finishing in the money in his other races. In good shape and form, he is capable of striking. Brachetto has not come close to confirming his win in the 12th meeting. Ignore his latest, as he was running over a longer trip and in a higher Benchmark. In this field, he should show up well. Masaar won from start-to-finish in race meeting 22, but he was under-par in his follow up. He is capable of better and as he hails from an in-form yard, he can rebound strongly. Varational and Storm Clipper are rated as two good place bets.
Top Tip: SECRET IDEA
Dangers: Varadiso, Masaar, Brachetto
MOUNT FUJI is the pick of the sole Draper’s Mile contest of the day. He has been a genuine performer this season, having not finished outside of the podium. Runner-up in his latest, he is taken to go one better this time round with Rye Joorawon on board. Burwaaz is given another chance after he missed the start in his latest. He looked well in training and as he is a good finisher, he will be a big threat in the closing stages. Jean-Roland Boutanive knows him well; having ridden him to his sole win in the third meeting. Cula was a disappointment in his last outing, a far cry from his second-to-last showing when he won. He can do better and merits respect in this. Elysian Park ran on improvement just two weeks ago, landing the final podium spot. If he can reproduce this showing, he won’t be far away. Similar comments apply to Apple Jack, who will appreciate running over longer now.
Top Tip: MOUNT FUJI
Dangers: Burwaaz, Cula, Elysian Park
AVAIL gets preference in this 1850 metre contest. He was soundly beaten by the dominant Charleston Hero in his latest, although he did enough to land 3rd place. This Patrick Merven-trained gelding is tipped to do even better this time round. Seven Oceans has been thereabouts in his recent outings. He is running again for the second week running, and can give the selection a real run for his money here. Bono Vox must not be condemned on his last outing. He will relish running in this category and can make his presence felt. Greatfiveeight and Major Jay should battle it out to complete the quartet.
Top Tip: AVAIL
Dangers: Seven Oceans, Bono Vox, Greatfiveeight
SOWETO MOON tried his best in his latest. He is down a category this time round and from a good draw, he can strike. Glen Coco might have done better than 4th place last time out, had he been given a bold ride. Even from his wide draw, he can rattle the selection. Glorious Goodwood scored a deserved win in his latest. This son of Dynasty hails from a yard that is on a strong run of form, and having been drawn in the ace, he is capable of confirming. Promissory has done everything but score in his debut season, and it won’t be a surprise if he manages to break the ice here. For the lower placings, Gimme Green and Fortissimo are good contenders.
Top Tip: SOWETO MOON
Dangers: Glen Coco, Glorious Goodwood, Promissory
RAP ATTACK gets the vote in this 2100 metre contest. He ran on improvement on Maiden Cup day, finishing strongly to take 3rd place. Well-trained, he should run a cracker this time round. Dustan came very close to stealing the win from Dawn Raid last time out. He is a horse that is inconsistent, but if he can repeat his last showing, he can make it. Stable companion Kemal Kavur has been chosen by Steven Arnold. Having shown up well in his recent attempts, he should have no problems running over the longer trip and he should be thereabouts here. Olympic Bolt performed solidly in his last attempt, and is capable of making the frame, while both Aficionado and Greys Inn Control were not disgraced in their last races respectively and are capable of sneaking into the lower placings.
Top Tip: RAP ATTACK
Dangers: Dustan, Kemal Kavur, Olympic Bolt
Race 6 – The 175Th Anniversary Cup
The absence of the Maiden Cup winner has left this Group 2 contest wide open, and there are numerous horses that can step up to the plate here. KINGMAMBO’S LEGACY is one of them and he showed up very well in his last start when he landed 3rd place over 1600 metres. He will relish running over this long trip this time round, and with Ioannis Poullis riding in confidence, his chances look genuine. Parachute Man is expected to do far better than what he did in his latest. In good shape and form, he has been handed a perfect draw and has a good chance of opening his seasonal account. M L Jet has been chosen by the in-form Yashin Emamdee. He was the best of the rest in the Maiden Cup, proving that his third place in the Golden Trophy was not a one-off. In good nick, he can make it. Stable mate Solar Star also merits consideration, while Dawn Raid will try his luck in this company and based on his current form, it would be wrong to write him off.
Top Tip: KINGMAMBO’S LEGACY
Dangers: Parachute Man, M L Jet, Solar Star
SEA PASS produced his best showing yet in his recent showing, finishing runner-up to Without A Doubt. Well-trained, he is taken to go one better with Rye Joorawon on board. Roman Silvanus has performed honestly for the majority of this season. This Shirish Narang-trained gelding should be very competitive in this lower class, and it is worth noting that he has been drawn in the ace. Zagazig was good enough for 3rd place in the 25th meeting. He finds himself back in this category, in which he struck on Maiden Cup day. He warrants plenty of respect in this. Starsky showed plenty of improvement in his previous attempt, and he should be able to make the frame here. The same is said for Anafesto, who showed up well in his latest, while Prince Of Arabia and Mighty Lion are rated as two interesting outsiders.
Top Tip: SEA PASS
Dangers: Roman Silvanus, Zagazig, Starsky
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