The 2019 Bangalore Summer Racing season will enter its eighth race-day on Sunday, June 9th. As usual, there are seven races on the cards for horse race bettors to enjoy, starting from 2 PM in the afternoon. Punters will surely have their eyes on the highlight race of the day, the prestigious Shapoorji Pallonji Million. In our regular weekend Indian horse racing betting preview, we will look at the race cards of this race. We will also look at the next biggest race of the day, which usually means the one with the highest rated horses.
What Are Our Indian Horse Racing Betting Tips For June 9th?
Here are the featured races, and the top contenders in our books:
1. The Y. S. Surender Memorial Trophy
The fourth race of the day, this one will run immediately before the Shapoorji Million. The scheduled starting time of this Class 3 race is 3:45 PM. There are 12 horses in the running and they will be competing across a distance of 1400m. All the horses are rated between 45 and 65 and the race rules insist that they all have to be five years or older. The total prize pool for the race is pegged at INR 5,83,200, or roughly 6500 GBP. Our Indian horse racing betting tips find the following horses worthy of a punt in this race:
Set To Win
Coming from the stables of Darius Byramji, this bay colt is no stranger to winning, with a record of 1-3-1-3-11 in the last five starts. Sired by Multidimensional (IRE) off Set Aside, he subsequently looks primed for a good run on Sunday. In the saddle for this race will be jockey S Zervan. He is a solid all-rounder of a horse, having won at all distances from 1200 to 1800 m, making him a serious contender in this event.
A five-year-old chestnut mare sired by Ravel (USA) off dam Dallaah (GB), Piper Regina has excellent genes. Trained by Parvati Byramji, this horse has a decent record of two wins out of her last five outings. Though her recent record of 1-4-2-6-1 suggests a measure of inconsistency, she can never be discounted as she has six top-three finishes out of 12 starts so far. And all her wins have come in 1400m events, which is always a good sign.
One of the most seasoned runners in this race with over 25 starts, this six-year-old bay gelding has had a bit of a dry spell in recent times. His last five starts have resulted in a run of 3-2-5-6-6. But with three wins and four second-place runs already under his belt, this offspring of Ace (IRE) and Nora cannot be easily dismissed. Trained by Neil Darashah, he will have TS Jodha in the saddle on Sunday.
Our Pick – Piper Regina is a decent pick for the winner if the odds makers start listing at 5/1 but Set To Win could have a say in that. Star Cracker is a solid long shot pick due to his experience and the ability to pull off wins across all distances.
2. The Shapoorji Pallonji Million
The highlight event of the day, this is a 1200 m race aimed at horses 4 years old and over. A term race, it will take place at 4:20 PM on Sunday, as the fifth race of the day. There are 12 horses in this event, making out for a very crowded field. The prize money on offer here is INR 1810500, or roughly 20,000 in GBP. Picking a winner will not be an easy task, given the wealth of experience and talent available. But nevertheless, here are our Indian horse racing betting tips for this event:
This is not the first time the bay gelding is finding a mention in our previews. It certainly will not be the last, either. Sired by Phoenix Tower (USA) off dam Dancerllon (ARG), he has ten wins and 7 places (2nd and 3rd) out of 23 starts. Though he is at his best in the 1400m events, Tutankhamun has won a fair few in the 1200m events as well. His recent record is also quite positive with a run of 1-2-3-5-1. Trained by S Narredu, Tutankhamun will be raced by jockey P Trevor on Sunday.
This bay gelding holds the track record for the fastest time, set in November 2018. Sired by Excellent Art (GB) off dam Classic Sky, Mauritania has a stellar record of 2-1-2-1-5 in his last five runs. He will be looking to add to his seven wins on Sunday, with Jockey A Sandesh in the saddle. Mauritania comes from the stables of trainer S Padmanabhan.
Organic is a four-year-old chestnut filly from the stables of trainer Arjun Mangalorkar. So far in her career, the horse has also been winning races for fun, too. Out of ten runs, she has seven wins, two second-places, and a third, for an incredible 100% record. Sired by Eljohar (IRE) off dam Ruby Rouge, this filly has performed well across all distances. Experienced jockey Yash Narredu will be in the saddle on Sunday.
Our Pick – It is a toss-up between Tutankhamun and Mauritania for the top honours if the bookies begin listing at 5/1, but it will be interesting to see if Organic can make any difference to the established order. She is our longshot choice.
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