Horse race bettors can expect this Sunday’s racing action at the Bangalore Race Club to be dominated by the proceedings of the Fillies Championship Stakes. A grade 1 race with a history dating back to the 1950s, it subsequently acts as a precursor to the Colt Championships and the Bangalore Derby. The other smaller race worth a look at is the Class 2 AMC Gowda Memorial Trophy. Here are our top Indian horse race wagering tips for both these events, together with their odds the sportsbooks:
What Are Our Indian Horse Race Wagering Tips For June 23rd?
1. The AMC Gowda Memorial Trophy
This is a Class 2 race open to horses rated between 45 and 65. At 2000m, it is also one of the longer races of the day. The race has a scheduled starting time of 3:45 PM on Sunday afternoon. Furthermore, the field for this event is not too crowded, either, with just six horses in the running according to the race card. It has a total prize pool of INR 680400 (GBP 7600+). The Gowda Memorial Trophy will be the fourth race on Sunday.
Here are our Indian horse race wagering tips for three horses we have our eyes on in this race:
This four-year-old bay colt trained by Darius Byramji is having an excellent spell in recent events. Its record currently reads 3-1-2-2-2. Sired by Multidimensional off dam Secret Garden, Secret Force has some serious pedigree in his veins. Although he is yet to win in a 2000m race, he has impressed in the past in this distance, and last October recorded a second place finish in a term race.
Play Safe, the progeny of Net Whizz (USA) and Ridawana (IRE), is a four-year-old bay filly. Coming from the stables of Aravind Ganapathy, she has had some very underwhelming runs in recent months, finishing 12th and 13th in March. To her credit, though, she does have a solitary win in a 2000m race (out of 12 starts) recorded back in summer 2018.
This bay gelding named after the famous painter is an issue from the loins of Excellent Art (GB) off dam Mystic Quest. Trained by the veteran S Padmanabhan, Dali has had two wins and two places out of 9 starts in his racing career. And one of those wins was a 2000m Class 2 race in February earlier this year.
Our Pick – If the odds makers list Secretive Force at 5/1, the colt will be our top pick due to his excellent form in recent weeks and months. However, Salvador Dali has the potential to make it a close fight. Alhough off colour this year, Play Safe could still pull off a major upset and is our long-shot pick for this race.
2. The Fillies Championship Stakes
This Grade 1 race needs no introduction if you are a regular fan of Indian racing. A term race open to three-year-olds, its winners have subsequently gone on to great things in the past. It is a medium distance race with a track length of 1600m. Of the 40+ horses that were eligible as per the handicap restrictions, nine have then made the final cut. The winners in this race will pocket a total of INR 40,56,525 (GBP 45,000).
Here are our Indian horse race wagering tips for the fillies we like in this race:
The overwhelming favourite for this year’s Championships, this bay filly has won all her three starts so far by very commanding leads. All three of her wins have come at shorter distances (1100, 1200, 1400) so far. Nevertheless, the slight bump up to 1600m is not expected to faze her. Sired by Win Legend (JPN) off Angelique, Anjeze comes from the stables of SS Attaollahi.
Hunt For Gold
Sired by the famed Leitir Mor (IRE) off dam Pleasure Hunt, this bay filly comes from the yard of trainer P Shroff. With two wins and a third place out of her four starts, she has impressed in 2019. Both of her wins have come in 1400m events in Mumbai. She will have jockey David Allan in the saddle for Sunday.
Trained by D Todywalla, this bay filly was sired by Arazan (IRE) with Change of Luck as her dam. She has finished in the top four in all her races so far, with a solitary win (1400m) and a couple of second places adding to the sheen. Arriving from Mumbai, she is still acclimatising to the Bangalore race course.
Our Pick – For this race, it is hard to go against the tote favourite. Therefore, Anjeze is our pick for the top spot as long as the bookies begin listing at 5/1. If there is to be an upset, Hunt For Gold looks the best equipped to deal it out. As for a long shot pick, we prefer Missing You.
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