1st Race (0-20)
The yard of Amar Sewdyal is on an excellent run of form and #1 SOCIAL NETWORK can continue this run going in this opening contest. He scored a comfortable win just two meetings ago and as he remains in good order, he can confirm. #7 Kash Is King made up ground late in his latest, landing 3rd in the process. He is capable of even better here. #3 Seven Oceans showed some progress in his recent attempt, completing the quartet. He is close to his form of last season and is worth a thought in this. #4 Al Hamd and #2 Line Of Sight should battle it out for the minor placing.
Top Tip: #1 SOCIAL NETWORK
Dangers: #7 Kash Is King, #3 Seven Oceans, #4 Al Hamd

 

2nd Race (B.36)
#3 CAPE HORN has not really built on his promising debut season in 2018. He has only cracked the placings twice. However, he has shown real improvement in his recent workouts and he has a strong chance of opening his account for the season. #4 Galtero was only 1.9 lengths behind Henry Tudor in his latest. An even better showing is forthcoming here. #10 The Brass Bell missed the start completely in his recent attempt, before finishing very strongly to land 2nd behind Henry Tudor, who went on to confirm. This Gilbert Rousset-trained gelding is capable of going one better. #5 Kings Empire, who makes his debut, has shown up well in his trials. Considering he hails from an in-form yard, he must be watched very closely. For the lower placings, #9 Sarah’s Secret and #6 Tweak The Wind are good contenders.
Top Tip: #3 CAPE HORN
Dangers: #10 The Brass Bell, #4 Galtero, #5 Kings Empire

 

3rd Race (B.41)
#5 Blow In The Box was second best to Why Wouldn’t Yew in the 27th meeting. In good nick, he can go one better. Preference however is for debutant #2 NORDIC CHANT. A son of Oratorio, he has arrived with a promising reputation and has shown potential in his workouts. Drawn in the ace, he is tipped to make an instant visit to the winner’s enclosure. #1 Down Under was not disgraced in his last start, as he was tackling a very short trip and running in a higher category. In this contest, he is entitled to be bang in the shake up. #3 Duke The Duke may have failed to confirm in his latest, although he did enough to land 3rd. He is worth a thought in this. The Gilbert Rousset-trained duo of #10 It Doesn’t Matter and #8 Bypass are consistent performers, and are not prevented from showing up, while #6 Bad Attitude has shown improvement and with Manuel Nunes on board, he can run a good race.
Top Tip: #2 NORDIC CHANT
Dangers: #5 Blow In The Box, #1 Down Under, #3 Duke The Duke

 

4th Race (B.46)
#1 Great Value produced a solid showing over the 990 metres in the 26th meeting. Down two divisions and having shown up well at track work, he is expected to be competitive right from the offset. Stable companion #3 Sky High Flyer is given another chance here. He was stuck three-wide throughout in his last run, and did not feature in the finish. He has benefited from a short break and has a good chance of bouncing back. #5 MUTZI did what he could from his wide draw last time out. This time round, he has landed the perfect draw and he can earn his yard a precious win here. #7 Rock On Geordies has performed genuinely this season. Beaten by Arctic Flyer in the 15th meeting, he gained his revenge last time out. He remains in top order and has a good chance of confirming. #2 Riding Shotgun may have been unplaced in his latest, but he was only 1.7 lengths behind Purple Tractor, who has since doubled the score. Down a Benchmark, he should go very close. #4 Heart Of Darkness gave another reminder as to why he is a changed horse this season, striking for the third time. It won’t be a surprise to see him confirm here.
Top Tip: #5 MUTZI
Dangers: #3 Sky High Flyer, #1 Great Value, #7 Rock On Geordies

 

5th Race (B.56)
#8 RAP ATTACK finally got the monkey off his back on Maiden Cup day, scoring his first win on Mauritian soil. He returns after a break and having worked well, he is taken to confirm. #4 Newlands did not disgrace himself in his return to competition. He has behaved himself in training recently and in a lower Benchmark, he should produce a competitive showing. #9 Sea King was severely incommoded in his previous attempt. He is given another chance and is expected to be right in the mix. #10 Cool At Heart was the best of the rest behind Opera Royal in the 26th meeting. He had finished runner-up in his second-to-last start, so it won’t be a surprise to see him make it third time lucky. #1 I Travel Light makes his return to competition after running into issues in the Golden Trophy meeting. He has come out very well from a long break and he should be thereabouts here. Outsiders worth considering include #5 The Right Road and #6 Gingerbread Man.
Top Tip: #9 RAP ATTACK
Dangers: #4 Newlands, #9 Sea King, #10 Cool At Heart

 

6th RaceLa Imperial White Cup (55+)
The yard of Gilbert Rousset sets the standard in this elite race, having entered #1 KARRAAR and #2 Yankee Captain. The former was beaten to second late on in his latest, while the latter did not disgrace himself in the Princess Margaret Cup. Both are in excellent shape and are rated as serious chances. #8 Split The Breeze made the headlines in the 24th meeting by scoring a surprising win. He remains well and is capable of doubling the score in this. #3 Ernie was a strong 3rd in his recent attempt and that was over the mile. He is very close to his optimal form and is not without his chances here. #7 Horse Guards has been well-prepared for his debut and it is worth keeping a close eye on him.
Top Tip: #1 KARRAAR
Dangers: #2 Yankee Captain, #8 Split The Breeze, #3 Ernie

 

7th Race (B.31)
#4 POWER OF PEACE has made a genuine start to life in Mauritius, finishing runner-up in his first two outings. This son of Dynasty is taken to make it third time lucky here. #3 Mambo’s recent form makes good reading, having finished on the podium in three of his last four races. With his yard bang on form, he is rated as a serious chance. #5 Southern Sun scored a surprising win in his latest. If he manages to reproduce that run, he can confirm. #7 Overdose had no answer to Red Line Captain in his previous attempt. He is down a category and is capable of showing up. Stable mate #6 Kimberley runs again for the second week running and if he manages to dictate proceedings, he will be hard to catch.
Top Tip: #4 POWER OF PEACE
Dangers: #3 Mambo, #5 Southern Sun, #7 Overdose

 

8th Race (0-25)
A good number of pretenders for victory in this final contest of the day. #4 From The Ashes is certainly one of them. This Amar Sewdyal-trained horse was not very far behind Badawee last time out. In good shape, he will have the in-form Manuel Nunes on board for the first time, and a big run is forthcoming from him. The #8 Klopp name may be spoken fondly in Liverpool, but Rameshwar Gujadhur’s gelding has yet to get off the mark here. Having gone very close in his last few attempts, he can set the record straight here. #5 NEW GOLDEN AGE was last seen taking the win in the opening contest of Maiden Cup day. He remains in excellent condition and is entitled to confirm. #6 Chap Trap has landed the pole position draw here and is expected to be thereabouts, while #9 Redwood Valley and #10 Valerin are two interesting outsiders.
Top Tip: #5 NEW GOLDEN AGE
Dangers: #4 From The Ashes, #8 Klopp, #6 Chap Trap