Race 1 (0-25)

#4 BLAZING HEART is the one to side with here. He is in the form of his life, having struck in each of his last two races. Jameer Allyhosain is on board and he is taken to seal his hat-trick. #5 Never Fear (Nooresh Juglall) finally opened his account in the 28th meeting. He has come out well from a break and can give the favourite something to think about. #1 Redwood Valley (Jason Collett) showed up well in his previous start, popping up on the final podium spot. He is close to his early season form and his chances are rated as genuine here. #3 Xanthus (Derreck David) and #2 The Barrister (Randall Simons) are worthy of consideration for the lower placings.

Top Tip: #4 BLAZING HEART                                                                                          

Danger: #5 Never Fear

Dark Horse: #1 Redwood Valley

 

Race 2 (B.31)

#5 ALL ABOARD’S last showing must be consigned to the dustbin, as it was too bad to be true. He has worked splendidlywith Manoel Nunes and knowing him very well, he is rated as the one to beat here. #8 Napoli (Randall Simons) produced a cracker of a showing in the 34th meeting, scoring his second win of the season. He remains well and can give the selection a hard time. #6 Glitterrock is on a good run of form, having finished 3rd and 2nd in his last two runs respectively. He is not prevented from showing up with Manuel Martinez on board. #1 Black Indy (John Powell) is a class dropper and can make the frame, while #7 Moschino (Kersley Ramsamy) and #9 Starsky (Nooresh Juglall) are two decent outsiders.

Top Tip: #5 ALL ABOARD

Danger: #8 Napoli

Dark Horse: #1 Black Indy

 

Race 3 – The LONGINES World-Fegentri Championship Pandora Harry Potter Collection Trophy (0-20)

#1 KALI’S CHAMP (Silke Bruggemman) tried everything to topple Majestic Moon in the 34th meeting. In this ordinary contest, he should go one better. #6 Spun Out (Serena Brotherton) was also second best in his last start. He is rated as the biggest threat to the selection. #4 Kash Is King (Mathilde Bourillon) made it on to the podium last time out, making up ground as he did so. He has landed the perfect draw and should make his presence felt once again. #2 New Golden Age (Tereza Grbavicova) looks the likeliest to complete the quartet.

Top Tip: #1 KALI’S CHAMP

Danger: #6 Spun Out

Dark Horse: #4 Kash Is King

 

Race 4 (B.36)

#6 MARAUDING was set off as hot favourite in his debut on Duke Of York Cup day, and he did not put a foot wrong. He has come out very well from that run and is taken to make it two from two with Jason Watson on board. #9 Silver Heritage (Aurelien Lemaitre) was unlucky not to double the score in his last start, as he could not secure clear running at a crucial stage. Even if he is up in class, he can bounce back in this. #2 Clipper Captain (Jameer Allyhosain) gave Rob Roy a real fright in his recent attempt. He seems to have fully settled here in Mauritius and is capable of going one better. #1 Heart Of Darkness (Manuel Martinez) scored a surprising yet deserved win last Saturday. He is running again and is not prevented from producing similar heroics here. #3 The Brass Bell (Kersley Ramsamy) showed improvement in his last start. He will appreciate running over the shorter trip and merits consideration in this.

Top Tip: #6 MARAUDING

Danger: #9 Silver Heritage

Dark Horse: #3 The Brass Bell

 

Race 5 (B.41)

Gilbert Rousset’s yard is strongly represented with #5 PADDINGTONS LUCK (John Powell) and #7 Cyber Special (Surendar Srinath). The former saw his winning streak snapped by Texas Sky in the 32nd meeting, while the latter is in far better shape and form, compared to his last few runs. Both are strong chances in this contest. #2 Talbec could do nothing to stop Itdawnedonme last Saturday. Entered again, he is capable of rebounding with Derreck David on board. #3 Divine Connection (Jason Collett) was only good enough for 3rd last time out. It would be wrong to write him off here. Similar comments apply to #9 Wordbuster (Randall Simons), who has landed the pole position draw. #6 Alssakhra (Nooresh Juglall) and #4 Euroklidon, ridden by Manoel Nunes, are two interesting outsiders.

Top Tip: #5 PADDINGTONS LUCK

Danger: #7 Cyber Special

Dark Horse: #9 Wordbuster

 

Race 6 (B.51)

#4 PATROL OFFICER (Derreck David) comes into this race having won two on the bounce. He will try his luck in a higher class but based on his current form, he is the one to beat here. #3 Raheeb (Jason Watson) returns to competition after a long break. He was last seen scoring his third win of the season in the 25th meeting. He has worked splendidly and even over the 1400 metres, he should be bang in the shake-up. #1 Huyssteen (Nooresh Juglall) was good enough for 3rd in his last start. Freshened up after a break, he won’t be that far away. #5 Edge Of The Sun (Jameer Allyhosain) and #6 In Your Dreams (Aurelien Lemaitre) are two interesting outsiders.

Top Tip: #4 PATROL OFFICER

Danger: #3 Raheeb

Dark Horse: #1 Huyssteen

 

Race 7 – The Ravenala Attitude Trophy (55+)

#2 Table Bay (Kersley Ramsamy) could do nothing but watch White River sail off into the history books in the Duke Of York Cup. He has a good chance of going one better. However, the vote is given to #5 HAYLOR, who finally got the win he was looking for in his recent start. He remains in good nick and with Manoel Nunes on board, he can confirm. #1 Baritone (Aurelien Lemaitre) did what he could just two meetings ago. In this field, he should go close. Similar comments apply to #3 Ten Gun Salute (Randall Simons), while #8 Ideal Secret (Derreck David) and #6 Overshadow (John Powell) are worthy of consideration for the lower placings.

Top Tip: #5 HAYLOR

Danger: #2 Table Bay

Dark Horse: #3 Ten Gun Salute

 

Race 8 (B.36)

#4 NORTHERN SPY scored his second win of his debut season in the 32nd meeting. However, it came at a cost as he was distressed after the race. He has fully recovered and showed up very strongly at track work. He is rated as Manuel Martinez’s best shot of the day. #1 Master Of Spain (Kersley Ramsamy) completed the quartet, 2.9 lengths behind Patrol Officer in the 33rd meeting. Down a Benchmark, he can give the favourite something to think about. #2 Duke’s Domain (Nooresh Juglall) has been second best in each of his last two runs. He looks to have a tough task in making it third time lucky, but is entitled to go close. #7 Sand Path (Jason Watson) could do nothing to stop Marauding in his recent attempt. He won’t be very far away here. Last start winners #9 Minaloushe Venture (Surendar Srinath) and #8 Gordonstoun (Manoel Nunes) are worthy of consideration.

Top Tip: #4 NORTHERN SPY

Danger: #1 Master Of Spain

Dark Horse: #7 Sand Path

 

Race 9 (0-26)

Preference is for #6 SENOR’S GUEST (Surendar Srinath) in the final contest of the weekend. He was beaten late on by an Olivier Placais’ inspired Romanus on Duke Of York Cup day. He is taken to bounce back in this. #1 Baron Bellet (Randall Simons) landed 3rd in his recent start. A class dropper, he is capable of doing even better. #8 Phoenix Rising’s (Jason Collett) recent form is solid, having been 3rd and 4th in his last two races respectively. He should make his presence felt here. #7 League Of Legends (Jameer Allyhosain) and #2 Engage And Beware (Jason Watson) are good contenders for the lower placings.

Top Tip: #6 SENOR’S GUEST

Danger: #1 Baron Bellet

Dark Horse: #8 Phoenix Rising