1 Eme Centre Rolling Trophy Previews, Divisions 1 and 2
Once again, we head to Hyderabad for our regular dose of Sunday horse racing action in the 2019 Monsoon Indian horse racing season. With no major Derbies or Classics on the cards, we have to make do with a couple of Class 3 races, with above-average racing fields. Both the races today carry the same title, the 1 Eme Centre Rolling Trophy with Division 1 and Division 2 events. Let’s take a closer look at them, and the six horses we have picked as part of this weekend race preview:
The 1 Eme Centre Rolling Trophy Div-2
With a cast of 9 horses, this Class 3 race is scheduled as the third event of the day at 03:00 PM. It is open to horses rated between 40 and 65, with a lower age threshold of 3 years. The distance is a moderate 1600m.
If looking to place a wager on this one, take a look at these three horses:
A 4-year-old bay filly sired by Green Coast (IRE), Semper Fidelis had her last win 4 races ago. Trained by Arjun Anne, this filly will be looking to add to her collection of 3 wins from 13 races so far come Sunday. The best-rated horse of this event at 62, she will be ridden by jockey Kuldeep Singh.
The progeny of Gusto (GB) and No Complaining (IRE) is an up and coming bay gelding. At 3 years, he has already scored a brace of wins out of 4 starts. Looking to create a hat-trick of wins on Sunday, this youngster from the stables of Laxman Singh is bound to be the hot favorite of this race. Robbie Downey is slated to hold his reins.
This 51 rated brown gelding is the issue of Chinese Whisper (IRE) off dam Yughanni (GB). Trained by D Netto, he has impressed with 5 runs in the top three (out of 6 starts), including a solitary win in February 2019. The 3-year-old will have jockey Akshay Kumar in the saddle on Sunday.
Given his hot streak, No Compromise gets our vote if the odds makers start listing at 5/1 odds or longer, with Havelock Cruise the next best pick. Given her lack of recent form, Semper Fidelis is worth a long shot due to her excellent rating.
The 1 Eme Centre Rolling Trophy Div-1
The division 1 version of the Eme Centre Trophy is virtually identical to the division 2 version. It is a 1600m race open to horses 3 years old and above, with ratings between 40 and 65. The fourth race on Sunday at 03:35 PM at Malakpet, this one too features 9 horses.
These contenders look the best in our estimation:
Given top billing with a rating of 62, the 3-year-old grey colt is the son of Arazan (IRE). Trained by M Srinivas Reddy, he has scored 3 wins out of 8 runs, with another 3 finishes in the top 4. Though a little off-color in the last four runs, Ashwa is still a strong prospect in this race. Ashhad Asbar will be his jockey on Sunday.
Another contender sired by Arazan, this bay filly comes from the stables of LD Silva. She has had a strong start to her career, with all four of her runs so far finishing in the top four. With two wins in the bag, Paso Robles will be a strong favorite for Sunday’s race. Suraj Narredu is going to ride her in this one.
The Great Gatsby
The chestnut colt is an exciting new prospect with two consecutive wins in the first three races of his career. The son of Speaking of Which (IRE) comes from the yards of trainer Laxman Singh. Robbie Downey will hold the rains of this colt on Sunday.
The Great Gatsby is an excellent option at number one if the bookies begin listing at 5/1, with Paso Robles almost as good. For longer odds, Ashwa Yashobali seems like a solid choice.
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