India Weekend Race Recap – April 21st, 2019
The Sunday races at Delhi this past weekend threw up a couple of surprises in the races we focused on in our race preview. This was a day for long-shot contenders if there ever was one, with both our horse racing picks in the places and one even managing to win the race handsomely. Here is how our Delhi Race Club betting tips for the two races turned out.
Delhi Race Club Betting: Review For April 21st
The DRC President Cup
Pack in a crowded field of ten horses, most of them experienced thoroughbreds, and you have an exciting race on the cards. Nevertheless, there was a degree of drama before the start of the race, with two horses withdrawn. One of them, Ashwa Jagir, happened to be our Delhi Race Club betting number two pick. That then left us with Niche Pom and the long shot Solitary Eagle.
1. Solitary Eagle
Solitary Eagle narrowly beat Breeze by a neck to win the race on Sunday. With this win, the chestnut gelding has shown that the last race where he was relegated to third was just a blip. He had had a wonderful two months so far, winning 4 races out of the last five. Though he changed hands from his old trainer to Magan Singh this month, Solitary Eagle has continued to thrive.
Breeze is a dark brown gelding trained by Magan Singh. Aged 5 years, he has not had any notable wins to his credit recently. That is why he was not a favourite for Sunday. Still, he ran a good race at the leading pack with jockey Dhanu Singh in the saddle. Breeze’s lead over Take A Risk in third place was even narrower than the length by which he lost first place to Solitary Eagle.
3. Take A Risk
Take A Risk is a five-year-old mare that narrowly bested Niche Pom, our top pick, into third place. She managed to beat Niche Pom to the post just by the length of a head, so it was a win of fine margins. With this finish, trainer Magan Singh therefore had a good day with three horses taking the places in this race.
The Presence of Mind Plate
We chose literally the most unpredictable race of the day in this one. This then shows in the results. With 13 horses in the running for a short race of 1100, there was always the chance of things panning out differently. Our top three Delhi Race Club betting picks for this race were Rising Concert, Gleneagles and Sky Mine in that order.
Only one of the three subsequently came good in the race and that was Sky Mine who slotted in at second. Here is how the race finished in the end on Sunday:
1. Master Madrid
Master Madrid came out on top in the end comfortably. Moreover, the horse won by a margin of one-and-quarter length from Sky Mine. Trained by Magan Singh and with jockey Sandeep Rajput in the saddle, this 7-year-old gelding finished with a time of 1:05:864.
2. Sky Mine
Sky Mine managed to finish strongly in just the fourth race of her career. Moreover, this brown mare comfortably beat Daring with a time of 1:06:054, and was ahead by one and a quarter length by the end of the race. Her jockey for this race was Akash Rajput, and her trainer is KP Singh.
Daring is a 5-year old brown gelding from the stables of trainer Zulfiqar Khan. Sired by Oath, his dam is Tribal Fantasy. In the race on Sunday, he then ran a close race for third, finishing ahead of Golden Coast by a head. Daring’s final time was 1:06:272. The jockey in the saddle for this race was R Yousaf.