The 2021-22 Winter Season is in full swing at the Hyderabad Race Club. January is a busy month at Malakpet, with nine race days on the calendar. This preview is focused on the headline event on Raceday 14 of the winter races, scheduled for January 20th, 2022.

The race card for the day has six races, mostly Class 3-5 affairs with one notable exception – a maiden race for 3-year-olds. Called The A.S.Krishna Memorial Cup, the race will be run over a distance of approximately 1200m.

This is the third race of the day, with a scheduled starting time of 3:00 PM. No allowances can be claimed in this maiden race. The total prize purse for the winners is worth INR 9,00,000.

With nine runners, there is a fairly crowded field for the A.S.Krishna Memorial Cup. The majority are fillies with a handful of colts thrown in for good measure. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the odds for the A.S.Krishna Memorial Cup so that you can do online horse race betting.

ODDS TO WIN The HYDERABAD RACE (A.S.Krishna Memorial Cup)

You can find the horses with the best odds to win The A.S.Krishna Memorial Cup below:

S No Horse Odds On Paripesa
1 Arthur 5.00
8 Shaden 5.50
5 Lady Di 7.00
3 Bellagio 7.00
9 Virangna 9.00
7 Pleroma 12.00
6 Mysterious Angel 15.00
2 Jack Daniel 15.00
4 Bellaque 20.00

With a maiden race, there are many unknowns on the table. We cannot rely on metrics like recent form or past performances, as most of these youngsters are still in the very early stages of their racing careers.

But we do have information on their parentage and quality of bloodlines, which can provide some indications regarding racing potential. Based on that factor, two names stand out from the rest: #1 Arthur and #8 Shaden. Arthur has odds of 5.00 on Paripesa to win the Hyderabad race which gives the horse an implied win probability of 20.00%.

They come from studs who have an excellent record of producing winners. Arthur comes from Kingda Ka, the Australia-origin stud with 290 wins and a whopping 800+ places to his credit (from just 163 horses).

Meanwhile, Shaden’s sire Lord Admiral has also provided fairly consistent winners (198 wins), with another 600+ top-four finishes from just 99 horses. If we had to pick a winner out of the two, we would favor the colt, Arthur. With odds of 5.00, you can expect an INR 500 payout on an INR 100 bet at any of the top betting sites in India.

Other horses with reliable lineages and high potential include #5 Lady Di, #3 Bellagio, and #9 Virangna.

Recommended Betting Tip: Arthur (5.00)

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All five horses in this race are fillies, with the same 57 weight rating. But as for the pre-race rating of the contestants, there is a massive gulf between the tote favorite and the rest – the spread is skewed between 23 on the lower end and 80 at the top!

Let’s take a closer look at all the runners for this event. As this is a maiden race, ratings are not a factor for any of the horses. Four of the competitors have raced once before, while the rest will have their debut in this race. Let’s take a look at these colts and fillies and see which one has the best potential to make a mark in this race:

1. ARTHUR – Kingda Ka (AUS) – Godspeed

The bay colt is the issue of Kingda Ka, a well-known stud who has sired 163 horses with a combined win-tally of 290. On the dam’s side, Arthur has Multidimensional as one of his ancestors. His trainer is M Srinivas Reddy. Ashhad Abar is scheduled to ride this colt on its debut race.

2. Jack Daniel – Be Safe-Queen Of Windsor

A bay colt running his second race, Jack Daniel comes from the stables of trainer K Satheesh. In the debut race, he finished dead last in 8th position. He does have the stallion Arazan’s bloodline on his dam’s side.  Nakhat Singh will hold his reins on Thursday at Hyderabad.

3. Bellagio (Ex-NAME: LADY DYNAMITE) – Speaking Of Which (IRE) – Clementi

Bellagio is a bay filly from the stables of trainer L D Silva. She has raced once before this event, finishing a commendable 3rd as a 2-year-old. Her sire Speaking of Which has 74 wins on the record books (out of a total of 90 offspring). Nikhil Naidu is her jockey for this race.

4. Bellaque – Perfect Stride (GB) – Fire Song

The bay filly comes from rather ordinary stock – the sire and dam have just 1 win so far from their progeny. She is the first issue on her dam’s side as well. Trained by Laxman Singh, Bellaque will be ridden by SS Tanwar on her debut race at Hyderabad on Thursday.

5. Lady Di – Surfrider (IRE) – Showstopper

Running her second race is a bay filly sired by Surfrider – he has 90 wins to his credit as a stud from 70 offspring to date. Lady Di finished 4th on her debut in December at Hyderabad. She is trained by SK Sunderji. Her jockey for the upcoming race is R Ajinkya.

6. MYSTERIOUS ANGEL – Smuggler’s Cove (IRE) – Mykonos

The bay filly is trained by LVR Deshmukh. Of her parents, the sire is the more prolific one, with 44 offspring and a total of 20 wins.  This will be the first race of the career for Mysterious Angel. Mukesh Kumar is the jockey for this one.

7. Pleroma – Planetaire (GB) – Cockayne (IRE)

Coming from the stables of trainer RH Sequeira, this one is a bay filly running her second race. In the first one in December 2021, she finished 5th (out of 7). Her sire Planetaire has 74 progeny with a record of 42 wins combined. Akshay Kumar is the jockey for the upcoming race.

8. shaden – Lord Admiral (USA) – Crown Sceptre

The dark brown filly is the issue of stud Lord Admiral – he has sired 99 horses with a winning tally of 198. Some of the illustrious step-siblings of Shaden include Class 1 winners like Automatic and Dance Oh Dance. Trained by SSF Hassan, Shaden will have Md Ismail in the saddle on Thursday.

 9. virangna – Declaration Of War (IRE) – Aajaa Nachle

The stablemate of Bellagio, this bay filly is sired by Declaration of War – a stud with 101 wins to his credit from 64 offspring. Virangna is running her first race on Thursday. Trained by LD Silva, she will have jockey Kiran Naidu holding her reins for this race.

HOW TO BET ON The Hyderabad race? 

If you are a resident of Hyderabad, you may wish to make the trip to the Malakpet racecourse to place your bets in person at the tote betting counters. You can also find off-course counters operated by the club in different parts of the city for added convenience.

But if you are not in Hyderabad, or want to place bets from the safety and comfort of your home, online betting is the ideal option for you. You can learn more about placing bets online with our guide on live horse race betting.

Plenty of reputed online betting sites accept wagers on prominent Indian horse races these days.

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