Favourites La Rondine and Star Superior Both Finish First
The Bangalore races on Sunday, June 16th proved to be a good day out for horse race bettors, with the favourites romping home in most of the races. We had our eyes on two of the biggest races that day at the Bangalore Turf Club, namely, The Mayor’s Cup and The Krishnaraja Wadiyar Cup. Let’s see how our horse race betting tips fared.
Bangalore Races Recap
Both our top Bangalore races picks subsequently ended the day as winners. Here is how the races finished in the end up top:
The Mayor’s Cup
Of the 12 horses on the cards for this race, two had to be withdrawn. This left ten contenders in the running at the post. Our top picks for this 1600 race were La Rondine and Psychic Force, with New Moon as a long shot pick at the sportsbooks. Of the trio, however, only La Rondine ended up within the top places, with New Moon finishing at fourth. Meanwhile, Psychic Force disappointed with a fifth-place finish.
1. La Rondine
The tote favourite before the race had no trouble in staying ahead of the pack on Sunday. With jockey Neeraj Rawal expertly handling the reins, this bay filly cantered home with a commanding lead of over two and three-quarter lengths. The progeny of King Da Ka now has three wins out of her last six starts.
2. Punjabi Girl
Coming from the stables of SS Attaollahi, this bay filly is four years old. Sired by Win Legend (JPN) off Chapman’s Peak, she also had jockey Trevor in the saddle on Sunday. With this performance, she now has 5 wins and 3 second-places out of 15 starts. Furthermore, Punjabi Girl was three-quarters of a length ahead of the next horse in this race.
A ward of trainer S Ganapathy, this six-year-old gelding was ridden by RN Darshan in the Mayor’s Cup. The progeny of Rebuttal (USA) and Zacheta’s Girl (GB), Magistero is used to finishing runners up or third in most races. In fact, he has now finished between second and fourth no less than 17 times our of 30 starts so far.
The Krishnaraja Wadiyar Cup
There were eight horses in the running for this marquee event on Sunday. All eight then managed to start the race. The tote favourite was also our top pick for this race – Star Superior. Our other two Bangalore races picks were Prevalent Force as the main contender and Dancing Dragon as the outside choice. Here is how the race finished:
1. Star Superior
The bay rig pulled off an easy win by a margin of two and quarter lengths, making it two out of two for us this Sunday. Trained by Rajesh Narredu and ridden by Suraj Narredu, Star Superior was never seriously challenged in this race. Consequently, this is now his eighth win out of 13 starts. Furthermore, he is yet to finish outside the top three! At this rate, it’s safe to say few would dare to bet against him in the upcoming races.
The daughter of Whatsthescript (IRE) and Yas Marina, this six year old mare comes from the yard of Irfan Ghatala. PS Chouhan was subsequently her jockey on Sunday. In the end, the gap between her and Prevalent Force in third was over three lengths. As a result, this is now her eighth second-place finish out of 26 starts (with nine wins).
3. Prevalent Force
Our choice for the second spot had to settle for a distant third in this race. Coming from the loins of Multidimensional (IRE) off dam Prevalence, this bay colt is trained by Darius Byramji. S Zervan then had the reins on Sunday’s race as he narrowly beat Costa Brava into fourth. In the meantime, olong shot pick Dancing Dragon could only finish sixth in this race.