HORSE RACING : 3rd DAY OF HYDERABAD WINTER MEETING

3rd meeting of this long winter meeting of Hyderabad is going to be a fun filled day with exciting newcomers and bold bid by small horses.

Race 1

Neglect me Not needs more distance to make a winning bid. Wind Sprite preparation supports a money back bet.

Selection – Wind Sprite

Race 2

Alba a got abroad stands tall. NRI Touch will feel a bit sharp for this but none the less should be there considering the experience . But this race will not finish without a huge shout from Gregor Clegane

Selection – Gregor Clegane

Race 3

In this open class Farrell pedigree suits the most. Preparation is also good. Among the experience runners Bedford looks good for a place

Selection -Farrell

Race 4

Knotty dancer should rule the roast ,but my eyes will be on Super Angel and One wish. Latter is looking solid Hyderabad debut.

Selection -Knotty dancer

Race 5

A tough bunch to call , fairly open race but Star Cruise will make sure it gives it all to be there at the finish

Selection – Star Cruise

Race 6

Visionary is another got abroad running wrong distance but if it goes all out on class then it can make joke of this opposition. Reigning queen has given a good account thus far and will try to make the finish interesting.

Selection -Visionary

Race 7

NRI valley ->Skipton-> Titus should be the order of placings

Race 8

Another tough one to call ,but I find NRI Gift will be beaten by a surprising 3 year old performer found in Starwalt. But do not discount Lightinging Fairy.

Selection- Lightning Fairy

 

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