Mauritius Racing Tips – Meeting 34
An ordinary line up in this opening contest, with SECRET IDEA the one to side with here. After an excellent win in the 28th meeting, he was only good enough for 4th place just six days later, although it is worth noting that he was running over a very short trip. This time round, he will relish running over the Draper’s Mile and having been drawn in the ace, he can rebound. Zen Master had difficulty in the early stages of his last run. Even so, he finished 4 lengths behind In Your Face. In this lower category, he can make his presence felt. New Golden Age’s last attempt was quite ordinary, but he has shown up well in training and is worth a thought here. Birds Eye View and Line Of Sight look the most likeliest to complete the quartet.
Top Tip: SECRET IDEA
Dangers: Zen Master, New Golden Age, Birds Eye View
Not much to choose from in this contest, although KLOPP looks the one to side with here. A son of Warm White Night, he is a promising sort and has shown a lot of potential in his trials. He can start off his new career on a winning note. Shield Of Thunder was not very far behind the winner in his recent attempt. His chances must be respected here. Nadas was set off as favourite last time out, but he failed to make an impression. He can do better, and can make the frame in this. For the lower placings, Jungle Path and Dark Liability are solid contenders.
Top Tip: KLOPP
Dangers: Shield Of Thunder, Nadas, Jungle Path
Maxamore was a solid 4th place in his return to competition after a long break. This Gilbert Rousset-trained horse has benefited from that run and is in even better shape and form. A big run is forthcoming from him here. Galtero ran a cracker in his latest, opening his Mauritian account in the process. Still in top order, he has drawn very well, and it won’t be that much of a surprise if he doubles the score. Sierra Redwood is now under the tutelage of Alain Perdrau. His recent form makes very good reading and he is capable of striking for his new trainer. WOW HOLIDAY was the best of the rest behind Rob’s Jewel in race meeting 31, and that was in Benchmark 41. He has made a good start to life in Mauritius, and the vote is given to him to make it third time lucky. Plain Of Wisdom blows hot and cold, but on a good day, he is always in the finish, and he should be thereabouts in this. Pop The Question is new to Ricky Maingard and is finally ready for his debut, after impressing at track work. It is worth keeping an eye on him.
Top Tip: WOW HOLIDAY
Dangers: Galtero, Maxamore, Sierra Redwood
In his latest, Down Under showed up very well, finishing 2nd to Nottinghamshire in Benchmark 51. This Patrick Merven-trained gelding is not only down two categories, but is also running over longer. With Imran Chisty on board, he can go one better. TOP OF THE ROCK had no answer to Charleston Hero in the Princess Margaret Cup meeting. Freshened up, he looked bang on form at track work and a bold bid is predicted from him. Kalinago failed to confirm in his latest, but he still finished 4th. He should go close here. Rebel’s Game and Valerin are rated as two interesting outsiders in this.
Top Tip: TOP OF THE ROCK
Dangers: Down Under, Kalinago, Rebel’s Game
Soldier’s Code was an honourable 4th place in his latest, and that was in a far higher Benchmark. He will relish running in this lower category and as he is in excellent condition, he can mount a bold bid here. Our Jet created a story in the 31st meeting, producing a powerful front running showing to score his first win in Mauritius. He remains on good terms with himself and is capable of confirming. Mr Bond’s last race came in the 18th meeting, when he finished runner-up to Victory Team. He has been a regular presence in training and comes into this race in good nick. He merits plenty of respect here. GLORIOUS GOODWOOD was not ridden to satisfaction in his recent showing. He has since changed yards and it does not seem to have had an effect, as he looked very sharp in his exercises. He should run a cracker here. Chosen Path won from start-to-finish in the 26th meeting. He has been drawn in the ace once again, and is not prevented from doubling the score even in this category.
Top Tip: GLORIOUS GOODWOOD
Dangers: Chosen Path, Soldier’s Code, Our Jet
6th Race – The L’Express Turf Trophy
The last run of Memphis Mafia must be ignored completely. He comes into this race in vastly improved condition and from draw 1, he can mount a bold bid here. However, the vote goes to SIR EARL GREY, who was only beaten by Five Star Rock, who had an easy run at the front. This grey horse may still be winless this season, but he has performed very consistently. He is capable of striking, even in this higher Benchmark. Everest was beaten resoundingly by Ready To Attack in his last start. However, that result has added value, as the latter went on to confirm magnificently in the Duke Of York Cup. He will appreciate running over the Draper’s Mile, and is capable of going one better. Stable Recall To Life was nowhere to be seen in his latest. At best, he can make the frame. Sheer Trouble has been an improved performer in training, and if he is able to replicate that in the real thing, he should be competitive. Candy Rock is an honest performer and even in this class, he can finish in the lower placings.
Top Tip: SIR EARL GREY
Dangers: Memphis Mafia, Everest, Recall To Life
This Draper’s Mile contest is a straight fight between Gold Medalist and EUROKLIDON. The former was a convincing winner in his latest, while the latter was beaten late on by Without A Doubt just two meetings ago. Both horses are in top order, although marginal preference is for the latter, particularly as he is running over shorter and has been handed a plum draw. The Brass Bell is capable of forcing his way into this battle. He managed to open his account in the 27th meeting, and was only beaten by Red China in his previous run. Logan has fully recovered after being scratched in race meeting 30, and he should be thereabouts in this.
Top Tip: EUROKLIDON
Dangers: Gold Medalist, The Brass Bell, Logan
ARCTIC FLYER was a good-looking 3rd in his latest. This promising sort has continued to progress and in this lower category, he is entitled to make it this time round. Masaar has not come close to confirming his win in race meeting 22. He has dropped down a class and having improved in training, he can get back on the winning trail. Newsman was not disgraced in his last run. He landed 5th, but was only 1.5 lengths behind Without A Doubt, who confirmed on Duke Of York Cup day. He is in good shape and can finally break the ice here. Right To Tango has strong form in this category and as he is a good finisher, he will be a threat in the closing stages, while Anton Ruskin warrants respect following his 3rd place last time out.
Top Tip: ARCTIC FLYER
Dangers: Masaar, Newsman, Right To Tango
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