THIRD DAY OF BANGALORE WINTER MEETING 2021 – 2022

A long card of nine events has been framed for the third day of Bangalore Winter Meeting 2021 – 2022 to be held at Bangalore Race Course on the 6th of November 2021. Following are our selections.

Race No I

Malaprabha Plate, a handicap race for horses rated 00 – 25, to run over a distance of about 1,400 meters.

Horse no 1 Devil’s Magic is running with horses well below his ability. His first run on demotion to be watched. A race to avoid betting.

Race No II

The Man ‘O War Plate, a terms race for maiden horses, 3 years old only, to be run over a distance of 1,200 meters.

A mediocre set, where horse no 7 Thousand Words, trained by Faraz Arshad and ridden by Arshad Alam, should run into money. 

RACE NO III

Shimsha Plate, division II of the handicap race for horses rated 00 – 25, 4 years old and above to run a distance of 1,200 meters.

Horse no 2 Silverita, the daughter of Silverina, should shed her maiden. She should be followed by horse no 11 Southern Power.

RACE NO IV

Chitrakote Falls Plate, a handicap race for horses rated 20 – 45, to be run over a distance of 1,100 meters.

Horse no 1 Powerful Lady, trained by S.K Sundarji, and ridden by champion jockey S. John, is capable of claiming the honour. 

Horse no 3 Golden Vision can pay dividends.

RACE NO V

Brahmaputra Plate, a handicap race for horses rated 20 – 45, 4 years old and to be run over a distance of 1,200 meters.

Horse no 1 Recall Of You, the property of Sportive Owners, Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawala and family is in with a very bright chance.

Horse no 3 Star And Garter, though running a shorter trip, can be fancied for a place.

RACE NO VI

The Kabini Trophy, for maiden horses 3 years old only, to be run over a distance of a mile.

This should be a straight contest between horse no 4 Southern Dynasty and horse no 7 Ruling Goddess.

RACE No VII

The Vijayanagar Cup, handicap race for horses rated 40 – 65, 4 years old and over to be run over a distance of 1,400 meters.

This is an interesting race with few horses equally matched. The four-time winner, Green Channel from the stables of the young trainer, Neil Benedict Devaney, looks capable of keeping the record straight. Horse no 8 Speedster, who ran 1 ½ lengths behind her, has a better advantage of weights today. Horse no 9 Whizzo and horse no 2 Lake Tahoe, both should make their presence felt.

RACE NO VIII

The Hogganikkal Falls Plate, for horses rated 20 – 45, 4 years old and over, to be run over a distance 1,400 meters.

This again, looks like an equal show of talent between horse no 6 Livisilla, and horse no 7 The Sovereign Orb.

RACE NO IX

The Shimsha Plate, division I, for horses rated 00 – 25, 4 years old and over, to run a distance of 1,200 meters.

Horse no 8 Another Rainbow can bring in a surprise in this bunch.

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