Weekend Indian Horse Racing Tips – May 19th, 2019

By Dhanu Delphi on May 19, 2019

For this weekend’s racing action in India, we are shifting our attention to the cosmopolitan city of Bangalore. The 2019 Summer Meeting at the Bangalore Racecourse has just begun, with the promise of non-stop racing action spread across 26 days from May to August. Today our Indian horse racing tips will therefore focus on a couple of races from Day Two of the Summer Meet, scheduled for Sunday, May 19th.

What Are Our Indian Horse Racing Tips For The Weekend?

1. The Sir Cecil Youngsters Million

The fourth event of the day, this race will take place around 4:00 PM on Sunday evening. It is also a term race restricted to 3-year-olds. The distance is 1400m for this race. The field will subsequently be a bit crowded on Sunday for this race, as there are 10 young fillies and colts on the race card. Here are our top two Indian horse racing tips for this race, along with the horse we consider the best long shot pick.

– Top Picks

Gallantry

We have had a good look at this 3-year old colt during our coverage of the 2019 Mumbai Races. Sired by King Da Ka, Gallantry has had an excellent outing in his last three races, with two wins and a third-place finish in between. Trained by M Narredu, he is a hot favourite for the Youngster’s Million.

Thailand

A three-year-old bay filly, Thailand has featured in the past in one of our previews on the Mumbai Races this year. Trained by Mangalorkar here at the Bangalore races, she will have jockey A Sandesh in the saddle. With a win and two places (2nd and 3rd) in her last two races, she is in decent nick and should be a strong contender for Sunday.

Victory Parade

Top Class (USA) off Harmonica sired this bay colt. He has done quite well in his first season so far, winning once and placing third (once) out of three starts. Trained by D Netto, Victory Parade will start Sunday’s race with jockey Kiran Naidu in the saddle.

Our Pick – Gallantry is the hot favourite for this race and he will be our number one pick if the odds-makers list him at 5/1. Meanwhile, Thailand looks like she could do well in this race and may even cause a minor upset. For lovers of long odds, Victory Parade is worth a punt.

2. The Managing Committee Gold Cup

Open to horses rated above 75, this is one of the most hotly awaited races on Sunday. There are eight seasoned campaigners in the running for this Class 1 cup event. Like the other race above, it will be a 1400m event. Furthermore, it is the sixth event of the day, and scheduled for a 5 PM start. Here are our Indian horse racing tips for three horses worth a look in this race:

– Top Picks

Brainstorm

This one is a 5-year old bay gelding who has been finding gold in a lot of races lately. His record for the last five races run thus: 1-2-2-2-1. With those kinds of numbers, he would therefore make a very safe pick for Sunday. Trained by A Mangalorkar, Brainstorm’s rider on Sunday will be S John.

Into The Spotlight

Yet another consistent performer like Brainstorm, this 6-year old chestnut gelding is trained by S Padmanabhan. In his last five runs, he had 2-2-1-9-1. While that blip in the middle is a bit concerning, he has shown enough ability and form recently to gain our attention for Sunday’s race. N Rajesh will be his rider for the Sunday race.

Arabia

One of the younger horses in this race, Arabia is a four-year-old filly trained by P Shroff. She has had two wins recently, with a record that goes 5-1-2-1-3. Though this race has many strong runners, Arabia is one of the more consistent ones outside the top three horses.

Our Pick – These class 1 races are sometimes really hard to predict, especially when there are more horses in the running. For this particular race, we think that Brainstorm should be the top pick, if the bookies start listing at 5/1, with Into the Spotlight a close second. Arabia would then be a safe choice (if we can call it that!) for a long shot pick.

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