Betting Favourite Set To Win First Past Post

By Dhanu Delphi on June 13, 2019

On Sunday 9th, the eighth day of the Bangalore Summer season racing that took place was all about jockey Zervan. He subsequently scored a hattrick of wins on the day, including one in the YS Surender Memorial trophy. That horse race, along with the Shapoorji Pallonji Million, was part of our Bangalore Turf Club weekend horse race betting preview.

Bangalore Summer Season Racing Recap

Of the six horses we fancied in our Bangalore Summer season racing preview, three then managed to finish on the podium. Here is how the two races finished on Sunday:

The YS Surender Memorial Trophy

This 03:45 PM race managed to start with all 12 horses on the race card fit and raring to go. Our top picks were Piper Regina and Set To Win. Thankfully, both were in the top three, with one of them winning the race. Obviously, this represents a good result for those placing bets at the sportsbooks. Our long shot pick did not make the cut, though, as is often the case with those horses. Star Cracker could only muster a 10th place finish in the end.

1. Set To Win

Jockey Zervan scored one of his three wins on Sunday in this race astride the bay colt. Furthermore, it was a comfortable race in the end for Set To Win, who hails from the stables of trainer Darius Byramji. The distance between him and the horse in second was one and a half lengths. This was the fourth win of Set To Win’s career, out of nine starts.

2. Good Time Indeed

Pipping Piper Regina to second, this bay horse had jockey Trevor in the saddle. Trained by Pradeep Annaiah, Good Time Indeed is sired by Top Class (USA) off dam Good Time Sally. His record across the last five races looks something like this – 5-12-4-6-2.

3. Piper Regina

Yet another instance of one of our favourites ending up in the third position, Piper Regina was a full two lengths behind the horse in front. She was narrowly ahead of her chaser, Standout, which had to settle for fourth in the end. In addition, her recent record is not bad, either, at 4-2-6-1-3 out of five starts.

The Shapoorji Pallonji Million

The highlight event of Sunday experienced a minor upset of sorts when Knotty Ash stormed to a win, ahead of crowd favourites (and our top contenders) Tutankhamun and Mauritania. The latter was the only horse from our preview for this race to bag a top three spot. This was a weekend of disappointments for our long shot picks, with Organic finishing second to last in the end.

1. Knotty Ash

A bay colt sired by Gusto (GB) off dam Dovers Hill, Knotty Ash is on a roll now. This colt from the stables of Prasanna Kumar looks to be in red hot form, having won two races on the trot. And that is also against quality opposition. With jockey Antony Raj in the saddle, he subsequently won by a comfortable margin of two and a quarter lengths. As a result, he now has 4 wins and a pair of second and third places each out of 11 starts.

2. Mauritania

The bay gelding had a decent run on Sunday. However, he was no match for Knotty Ash, which kept pace at the top all through the race. In the end, the gelding trained by S Padmanabhan held on to second by a margin of three-quarters of a length. This is therefore his seventh second-place finish out of a total of 17 starts.

3. Accolade

A bay horse sired by Burden of Proof off dam Alnasreya (both IRE), Accolade is a quite consistent performer with fifteen top three results out of 25 runs. On Sunday, he had jockey Suraj Narredu in the saddle. In the end, he was comfortably ahead of highly fancied Tutankhamun by a margin of one and a half lengths.

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