Mauritius Racing Tips – Meeting 33
Preference is for SEA PASS in the first of two consecutive 1600 metre races. He was a beaten favourite in his latest, forced to settle for 2nd place behind Zagazig. He is taken to go one better this time round. Halabaloo finished runner-up to Euroklidon in his recent attempt, but he did try everything within his power to get the win. He is an inconsistent performer and if he can reproduce his last run, he can go one better. Spin A Coin had not shown much since he got his first win in 2015, so it was a major surprise to see him strike last time out. He remains in good condition and his chances of confirming must not be scoffed at. Vintage Angel was a strong 3rd in the 27th meeting, and now he is running over a very long trip, he can do even better. Stable companion Prince Of Arabia was not far away in his latest, and he is capable of making the frame, while Kash Is King has worked very well, and is a strong place bet. and can make his presence felt in this.
Top Tip: SEA PASS
Dangers: Halabaloo, Vintage Angel, Spin A Coin
RASTA REBEL made up some ground in his previous outing, doing enough to land 4th. In good shape and form, he is tipped to run a cracker here. Noordhoek Ice has performed consistently this season and he has gone close to winning on more than one occasion. In good nick, he is capable of striking in this. Wing Man made the frame in his last outing, although he was a whopping 10 lengths behind the winner and it came in a far higher class. In this lower category, he should be very competitive right from the outset. Prince Ariano has only shown some glimpses of his potential since arriving in Mauritius. He has caught the eye at track work and in this class, he is not prevented from having a say. Gstaad failed to make his presence felt in his latest. Reunited with Imran Chisty, he is worth a thought. Havana Breeze has shown bags of improvement and it is worth keeping an eye on him.
Top Tip: RASTA REBEL
Dangers: Noordhoek Ice, Wing Man, Prince Ariano
ANTWERP was unable to race in the 31st meeting, after he was a late withdrawal. He appears to have got over his issues and showed no sign of problems in his gallops. Having gone close to winning more than once, he is taken to finally set the record straight. After Midnight deserves another chance after what he served up in his last showing. He is down a Benchmark and a big run is forthcoming from him. Avail would have preferred a much longer trip, but he always performs consistently and also has winning form in this Benchmark. Steal A March will appreciate running in this Benchmark and he should be thereabouts in this. Chester’s Wish has been setting some eye-catching chronos in training, and he must be watched closely here.
Top Tip: ANTWERP
Dangers: Avail, After Midnight, Steal A March
TALBEC did what he could over a very sharp trip in his last start. This Patrick Merven-trained horse will relish running over the 1850 metres and as he is in good condition, he can strike here. Kurundu made his return to competition in race meeting 26 after a five-month absence. He would go on to delight his yard by making a beeline for the winner’s enclosure. He has benefited from that start and is not prevented from confirming. Bono Vox scored a surprising yet deserved win in his latest. Well-trained, his chances of doubling the score must not be discounted either. New Star has winning form in this class and from the ace, he merits tons of respect, while Nordic Storm caught the eye with his finish in his recent run and is rated as a decent place bet in this.
Top Tip: TALBEC
Dangers: Kurundu, Bono Vox, New Star
SILVER SNAFFLES earned his third win of his debut season in the 30th meeting. He looks to be the sole frontrunner in this contest and with Steven Arnold on board, he gets the vote here. Independence was a beaten favourite on Maiden Cup day and to make matters worse, he was unplaced. Freshened up, he looked in good form at track work and his chances must be fully respected. Stable mate Seven Fountains can do much better than what he showed up two meetings ago. He has winning form in this class and warrants consideration with Jameer Allyhosain riding him. Greys Inn Control came from nowhere to take victory in his previous outing. Still in good order, it won’t be a surprise if he manages to confirm. Tanjiro failed to confirm his debut win, but he was not that far away from the winner. He looked well in training, and as he will appreciate running over longer, he should be thereabouts.
Top Tip: SILVER SNAFFLES
Dangers: Seven Fountains, Independence, Tanjiro
Race 6 – Velogic – La Coupe Des Presidents (Group 2)
Solar Star scored a brilliant win in just his second start here. He has not confirmed since, but he has always made his presence felt. He showed complete satisfaction in training and he can run a cracker with Girish Goomany knowing him well. Kingmambo’s Legacy was under-par in his latest, a far cry compared to his performance in the Maiden Cup meeting. Freshened up, he is expected to show improvement. The veteran Bulsara tried his best last time out. His jockey was of the opinion that he would be better off running over a longer trip, and his trainer has decided to enter him in this contest. He warrants the utmost respect, particularly with Imran Chisty riding him. Stable mate Disco Al ran well in his previous showing, finishing strongly to take 2nd. Well-trained, he can produce a big run here. DAWN RAID took full advantage of his light handicap to strike in the previous race of the Stayers’ championship. Still in good condition and having landed the plum draw, he can earn his yard another precious win.
Top Tip: DAWN RAID
Dangers: Disco Al, Solar Star, Bulsara
CHAP TRAP scored a pillar to post in the 28th meeting, winning for only the second time on Mauritian soil. He remains in top order and the vote is given to him to confirm. Flower Blue produced an encouraging showing on his debut, finishing 3rd, 3.3 lengths behind Skip The Red. Having benefited from that run, he has also dropped down two categories, and he can rattle the selection here. Raheeb made it a debut to remember in the 27th meeting, getting the better of In Your Face, who went one better last Saturday. He has come out well from that run and he has a chance of confirming. Aspara has been thereabouts in his last few races. He looked in good nick in training and is worth a serious thought here. Seven Carat gave it a good fist of it in his last outing, completing the podium. If he is able to dictate proceedings, he can make it.
Top Tip: CHAP TRAP
Dangers: Seven Carat, Flower Blue, Raheeb
In his last run, YODA MAN finished in 5th, 1.4 lengths behind the winner. However, he could have achieved a much better result, had he not run out of galloping room in the final metres. Freshened up and having been drawn in the ace, he can end his long winless drought with Steven Arnold steering him. Black Gambit may not have confirmed his win in his seasonal debut, but he did enough to complete the podium. He can rattle the selection here. A case can be made for Ruby Rocker, who bagged a terrific win in his latest. He remains in good nick and has a good chance of doubling the score, particularly with Jameer Allyhosain retaining the ride. Bridegroom Bertie has shown up well in his last few attempts. Imran Chisty is on board this time round and he merits the utmost of respect. Storm Clipper made up plenty of ground in his previous start to finish second to Varadiso. This Ricky Maingard-trained horse will relish running in this lower category, and he will be a genuine threat in the closing stages. For the lower placings, Magic Jay and Montante are good contenders.
Top Tip: YODA MAN
Dangers: Storm Clipper, Black Gambit, Ruby Rocker
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