Mauritius Racing Tips – Meeting 36
It looks hard to look beyond BRIDEGROOM BERTIE in this ordinary contest. Runner-up to Nadas last Saturday, he is taken to go one better. Prince Of Arabia has shown few flashes of his true ability this season. He does represent an in-form yard, and in this category, he is entitled to mount a bold bid. Brazo misbehaved himself in the starting stalls in the 30th meeting. He showed up well in two barrier trials and if he can replicate this in the real thing, he can make it. Caracal must not be totally condemned on his last showing. He might have finished in 8th, but was only 4 lengths behind the winner and he clocked a reasonable chrono over the final 600 metres. He is worth a thought in this contest. For the lower placings, Havana Breeze and Lord Wellington are solid contenders.
Top Tip: BRIDEGROOM BERTIE
Dangers: Prince Of Arabia, Brazo, Caracal
READY FOR TAKE OFF tried his best in his latest, finishing 4th, just 1.6 lengths behind Elysian Park who finished strongly. It is worth remembering that he was stuck wide in the early stages of the race. This time round, he is down a Benchmark and he has a very strong chance of finally breaking the ice. Gold Medalist is rated as his biggest danger. He had to settle for second best last time out. In good form, he can go one better. Rock On Geordies ran into problems in his previous attempt. Not only was he unplaced, but he bled also. He has fully recovered and showed no sign of problems at track work. It would be wrong to put a line through his chances here. Pride Rock was not disgraced in his last run. He is capable of making the frame in this. Indian Tractor has caught the eye in training and he must be watched closely here.
Top Tip: READY FOR TAKE OFF
Dangers: Gold Medalist, Rock On Geordies, Pride Rock
GLOBAL FLYER produced a strong debut on Duke Of York Cup day, finishing as the best of the rest behind Noah’s Ark. He is down two categories and with Imran Chisty on board, he can go one better. Carson City ended his long winless drought in his last outing. He remains well and his chances of confirming must not be underestimated. Cula has not come close to confirming the win he scored in the 22nd meeting. He has shown improvement in training and he should be thereabouts in this. Melson will appreciate running in this class and he can make the quartet, while Rebel’s Game has benefited from his last two races, and with the in-form Pravesh Horil riding him, he is expected to show improvement.
Top Tip: GLOBAL FLYER
Dangers: Carson City, Cula, Melson
VARADISO gets the vote here. He was set off as huge favourite in his latest, but he could only manage 3rd. This Patrick Merven-trained gelding will appreciate running over this 1365 metre trip and he is more than capable of rebounding. Rumbullion has performed honestly throughout the season. The expected hot pace will be in his favour and he will be a threat in the closing stages. Rogue Runner ran a cracker in his previous outing, scoring his first win in the process. Don’t rule him out from confirming here. Fort Ozark has blown hot and cold throughout his Mauritian career. He should have no problems in this class and merits respect. Wavebreaker has improved and having been drawn perfectly, he is not prevented from showing up in this.
Top Tip: VARADISO
Dangers: Rumbullion, Rogue Runner, Fort Ozark
After making a winning return to competition in the 26th meeting, KURUNDU was only beaten by Talbec in his follow up. That result has added value, as the winner doubled the score last Saturday. He remains in excellent condition and with Steven Arnold back on board, he can renew with success once again. Suzie’s Arrow showed up well in race meeting 31, making up plenty of ground to finish 3rd. Well-trained, he has landed the plum draw and he can end his short season on a winning note. Gimme Green was declared a non-runner in race meeting 29. His form has not gone unnoticed and makes a lot of appeal in this. Soldier’s Code has made a solid start to his Mauritian career and in this category; he can provide his connections some cheer. Clifton Surf and No Resistance are rated as good place bets.
Top Tip: KURUNDU
Dangers: Suzie’s Arrow, Gimme Green, Soldier’s Code
6th Race – The Lux Resorts and Hotels Challenge Trophy
Lee’s Star has been a model of consistency in his debut season. This son of Western Winter has won twice and finished on the podium in his other races. In good shape and form, he can mount a bold bid. MR BOND made his return to racing after a long absence and he made it count by opening his Mauritian account. Still in top order, he can double the score. A case can be made for Promissory, who has performed genuinely throughout his debut season. He runs well fresh and his chances look strong in this. Noah’s Ark had his bit of fame on Duke Of York Cup day, striking for the first time. He has since changed yards, but he still remains in good condition and is not prevented from doubling the score. Lucky Valentine returns in this Benchmark where he has winning form. He will look to dictate proceedings and is capable of making it.
Top Tip: MR BOND
Dangers: Lee’s Star, Promissory, Noah’s Ark
SPUN OUT produced an eye-catching run on his debut, completing the podium. He has benefited from that run and is in even better shape and form. He will relish running over a longer trip and is tipped to run a cracker here. Jullidar’s last attempt saw him complete the podium behind Without A Doubt and Euroklidon. In top order, he is rated as the chief threat to the selection. Swinging Captain came very close to completing his hat-trick in his latest. Well-trained, he is down a class and is another horse that must not be taken lightly. Emblem Royale’s last run must be ignored. Before that, he had scored two consecutive wins before finishing 4th in his second-to-last start. He will appreciate running in this Benchmark and is capable of making it. League Of Legends has benefited from a very long rest, while Ramaas is much better than what he served up last time out. Both horses are two interesting outsiders.
Top Tip: SPUN OUT
Dangers: Jullidar, Swinging Captain, Emblem Royale
BOBBY’S EXPRESS makes his debut for Jean-Michel Henry’s yard. He has landed with a promising reputation and showed a lot of potential in his exercises. In this very ordinary field, he can start his new career on a winning note. Put Foot Singe did enough to land 3rd last Saturday. He has been entered again and he can do even better this time round. Ruby Rocker might not have confirmed in his latest, but it was still a genuine attempt from him. Still in good nick, he merits consideration here. Tigre Libre is another horse that is running again after last Saturday. He is capable of making the frame in this. For the lower placings, Powder Keg and Al Firenze are rated as solid contenders.
Top Tip: BOBBY’S EXPRESS
Dangers: Put Foot Singe, Ruby Rocker, Tigre Libre
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