Mauritius Racing Tips – Meeting 4
Preference is for #5 DARK FORCE here. He performed very consistently in his debut season and he won brilliantly in the International meeting. Well-trained, he can double the score with Richard Oliver on board. #9 Saracen King finished 6th in his latest, but he did make up some ground in the closing stages. In better condition, he is expected to be right in the mix. #6 Ready For Take Off came close to winning on more than one occasion last season. He merits tons of respect here. #7 Gondwana did not disgrace himself last time out, even if he did hung in in the home straight. He represents an in-form yard and is worth a thought in this. #4 Uncle JB has benefited from his debut outing and is capable of making his presence felt, while #3 Rock Hard and #8 Jungle Path are good contenders for the lower placings.
Top Tip: #5 DARK FORCE
Dangers: #9 Saracen King, #6 Ready For Take Off, #7 Gondwana
#1 TOP OF THE ROCK gets the vote in the first 1600 metre contest of the season. He did what he could in his seasonal debut. In better shape and form, he will appreciate not just the drop in class, but also the longer trip. He can make it here. #6 Studiolo was unfortunate not to strike in the Duchess Of York Cup meeting. It won’t be a surprise if he sets the record straight in this. #5 Euroklidon is now under the tutelage of Preetam Daby. He had a very strong end to his debut season, winning twice and finishing runner-up in his last three races. He can stave off his opponents if he has a soft lead. #2 Swinging Captain is always in the shake up and warrants consideration in this, while #4 Seeking The Dream is in improved condition after his previous start and is bound to show improvement.
Top Tip: #1 TOP OF THE ROCK
Dangers: #6 Studiolo, #5 Euroklidon, #2 Swinging Captain
MOI POWER showed up well in his return to competition in the inaugural meeting when he landed the final podium spot. Down a Benchmark and drawn in the ace, he is tipped to run a cracker here. #5 Maxamore was beaten late on by Friend Request last time out. He is capable of going one better this time round. #4 Wavebreaker is back after his heroics last Saturday and his chances of confirming look strong in this. #2 Seven Wood makes his debut here. A speedy sort, he is not prevented from going all the way. #8 Wow Holiday’s last run must be consigned to the dustbin. Before that, he had been consistently in the money. He has drawn well and must not be overlooked.
Top Tip: #3 MOI POWER
Dangers: #5 Maxamore, #4 Wavebreaker, #2 Seven Wood
GREENFLASHSUNSET makes his debut for the in-form Ricky Maingard’s yard in this 1450 metre contest. A promising sort, he has showed up well in his trials and he can start his new career on a winning note. #1 Racing For Fun finished 3rd in his seasonal debut, but it could well have been an even better result. Down a Benchmark and in good condition, he is capable of striking. #2 Steal A March has come out well from his recent attempt. He will appreciate the drop in class and is entitled to make his presence felt. #5 Soldier’s Code has finished in the money in all of his races here. He should be thereabouts once again. #4 Apple Pie made his return in the opening meeting, after a long absence. He has come out well from that run and can make the frame here.
Top Tip: #3 GREENFLASHSUNSET
Dangers: #1 Racing For Fun, #2 Steal A March, #5 Soldier’s Code
#8 ACT OF LOYALTY was unfortunate not to have won more than once in his debut season. This four-year old has benefited from the off-season and looked bang on form in his workouts. He sets the standard in this contest. #2 Everest should be comfortable in this category. A former Group race winner, he can frighten the selection. Stable mate and newcomer #3 Yankee Captain had a fine career in his homeland. He is ready for his debut and merits a lot of respect. #7 Belenos made up plenty of ground in his last start, finishing 5th, but only 1.8 lengths behind Chosen Dash. He is a danger if he is able to reproduce that run. Similar comments apply to #5 New Hampshire, who finished an encouraging 4th on Duchess Of York Cup day. #6 Olympic Bolt blew hot and cold throughout his debut season. He has been drawn in the ace here and will pose some tough questions in the closing stages.
Top Tip: #8 ACT OF LOYALTY
Dangers: #2 Everest, #3 Yankee Captain, #7 Belenos
6th Race â€“ The Sir Radhamohun Gujadhur Cup (55+)
Ramapatee Gujadhur will look to honour his father in this 1450 metre main event. He has entered his champion #3 Ready To Attack and #7 REIM. The former has been well-prepared for his seasonal debut and has a strong chance of striking. The latter showed up very well in the second meeting, especially after a very long rest. He is in even better shape and form, so the vote goes in his direction. #4 Budapest is given another chance, after he ran into unfavourable circumstances in the first classic of the season. He has been drawn perfectly and is capable of rebounding. #6 Maximizer was a good-looking 3rd in his debut. This Patrick Merven-trained gelding remains on good terms with himself and he should be in major contention here. #1 Ernie and #5 Scotsnog can both finish in the lower placings.
Top Tip: #7 REIM
Dangers: #3 Ready To Attack, #4 Budapest, #6 Maximizer
#1 Secret Idea had a very difficult run throughout in his seasonal debut. There are some positives on his side, namely the fact that he is in better condition, and has also dropped down a category. He has also been drawn in the ace and is sure to have tons of admirers. However, preference is for #7 PERPLEXING, who went very close to scoring victory first time out in the opening meeting. He will appreciate the longer trip and if he follows well, he will be very hard to stop in the business end of the race. A case can be made for #3 Kimberley, who performed genuinely throughout his debut season. In good shape, it won’t be a surprise to see him in the winner’s enclosure. #2 It Doesn’t Matter and #4 My Boy Willie can fight it out for the minor placings.
Top Tip: #7 PERPLEXING
Dangers: #1 Secret Idea, #3 Kimberley, #2 It Doesn’t Matter
#8 STOCK BROKER might not have done enough to prevent The Brass Bell from winning on Duchess Of York Cup day, but his bullet-like finish was enough to make the headlines. This son of Kahal has come out well from that run, and will relish the drop in class and also the longer trip. He is taken to go one better here. Stable mate #1 Al Hamd was incommoded in the final straight last time out. He has progressed in training and can have a say in this. #6 New Golden Age is on a nice run of form. He should probably have cracked the ice already, and he has a good chance of doing so in this contest. #4 Sea Pass is also on a consistent run of form and he should be right in the mix. #2 Prince Of Arabia has landed the pole position draw and will be a genuine threat in the closing stages, while #7 Polar Rock is a debutant and must be watched closely.
Top Tip: #8 STOCK BROKER
Dangers: #6 New Golden Age, #1 Al Hamd, #4 Sea Pass
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