Indian Horse Race Preview – The Dancer Plate, Hyderabad (27th January 2021)
Midweek action on January 27th will see the Hyderabad Race Club host 8 races at Malakpet. While most of those races are Class 3-4 affairs, one event, in particular, stands out – #2 The Dancer Plate. Let’s take a closer look at this race, its main contenders, and best bets.
HYDERABAD Race Details – The Dancer Plate
The second race of Wednesday at Hyderabad is a maiden race for three-year-olds. The distance will be 1100m, heavily favoring sprinters. The race will start at 01:40 PM IST. The race card has 14 young colts, fillies, and geldings competing for a prize purse of INR 9,00,000.
HYDERABAD RACE – WHO ARE THE main contenders?
#1 Ambitious Star
A dark brown colt sired by David Livingston (IRE) off dam Phoenix. Trained by K Satheesh, he placed 7th in his first race in December.
Rather experienced bay gelding trained by S Sreekant with 4 races already completed. He shows an improving record of 10-8-5-2. Sire is Green Coast (IRE) and dam is Go For Gold. You can place your bet on Bruno to win this race on Betway.
Another colt sired by Green Coast, this time off dam Oriental Image. Trained by KSV Prasad Raju, the bay colt will run his first race on Wednesday.
#4 Dream Jewel
Sired by the rather popular Sedgefield (USA) off dam Night Dancer (IRE), this bay gelding finished 9th in his first race in December. He comes from the stables of trainer Robin Reddy.
#5 Special Effort
This one is a bay rig trained by LVR Deshmukh. The progeny of One Lucky Dane (USA) and Encouragement, he finished 7th in his previous race in late December.
#6 The Prospect
The issue of Be Safe off dam Elenor is a chestnut rig from the stables of trained D Netto. He has a record of 4-2 from previous races.
#7 Able Love
The chestnut filly was sired by Sedgefield off dam Lopamudra. This ward of N Ravinder Singh will have her debut on Wednesday.
#8 Allah Rakhi
Another chestnut filly, this time sired by Royal Gladiator off Corona Di Oro. She is trained by Shehzad Abbas and has a record of 11-9-8 from 3 previous starts.
#9 Joy O Joy
Stern Opinion (USA) is the sire here, with dam Jia Yo Jia Yoh. The dark brown filly is on her debut and is trained by Ananta Vatsalya.
The bay filly comes from the loins of Win Legend (JPN) off dam Ashleen. Trained by RH Sequeira, this will be her first race.
#11 Moonlight Ruby
Sired by Smuggler’s Cove (IRE) off Exemplary, this bay filly is trained by Faiyaz Ali Khan. Her two races so far have yielded results of 11-2.
#12 Reining Queen
The dark brown filly is the issue of One Lucky Dane (USA) and dam Rathvin Raven (IRE). She is on her debut and is trained by Ananta Vatsalya.
The bay filly is running in her second race. Sired by Ivory Touch (USA) off Dixie Dahlin (USA) and trained by Robin Reddy, she finished 9th in her previous race.
#14 Total Darc
This one is a bay filly sired by Total Gallery (IRE) off dam Darcique (GB). The LD Silva trained filly has run 3 races with a decent record of 2-4-3.
Hyderabad race PREDICTION
With so many untested young horses in the race, picking a winner is no easy task. This is why maidens are so exciting from a betting perspective! Based on factors like experience, pedigree, and recent form, here are the best picks for this event.
#2 Bruno is a hot prospect for this race. He is the colt with the most starts and a rapidly improving record. His sire Green Coast is a prolific stud, with over 150 progeny currently on the racing circuit (total 228 wins). Bruno has raced almost exclusively at the 1100m distance.
Based purely on pedigree and bloodlines, there are two horses worth a punt in this race. The first is Bruno’s step-sibling #3 Dominator, sired by Green Coast. The other is #10 Keystone, sired by the excellent Win Legend (sired 230 horses who have close to 400 wins).
#11 Moonlight Ruby and #14 Total Darc are other top prospects, having placed in the top 3 in previous races. Along with Keystone they also carry a slight weight advantage over the other two – 54.5 vs 56.
Top Pick – #2 Bruno.