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Sandesh out classed Trevor

By S C SHARMA | 08-Apr-2019

The long Mumbai season coming to an end with just two race days ahead. The jockey championship which looks at one stage touch and go for Sandesh and Trevor, now looks beyond doubt that Sandesh is emerging far superior and his vigorous riding and no dieing  efforts tilted the matter in his favour to become champion. With Sandesh on 36 and Trevor on 31 the reversal is seems impossible in last two meetings.

This week Sandesh’s riding on Excellent and on El Commandante was worth praising and he tilted the result almost in last stride in his favour. No defeat is certain till you keep trying proved right beyond any doubt in the above two cases of riding by Sandesh. 

I wish him many more successes and laurels and wish that he will continue his hard work and focus on riding and further improve his skills and deliver the best. Hard luck to Trevor, who seems lost of his old glory and no dieing fighting spirit and not seen at his best. I only expect Trevor to come back and bounce back and use his talent to best of the potential. Good luck and god bless both of them.

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PDS said ...

On : 12-04-2019 08:15 am

Dear SCS, I am quite convinced Trevor has better judgement, better technique, he is more vigorous and  is more daring too, but yes in this season Sandesh has performed very well and is leading by 5, which is a big margin and very difficult to catch up, at the same time we also know that picture abhi baki hai and both of them are going to get good selected mounts so be very discrete and make good use of the situation as I have a feeling there is a good chance of a fight back. Good luck to all our friends in the bookies ring.


On : 11-04-2019 11:50 am

Trevor is far superior than the current top jockeys in India! Earlier on HT someone posted than Sandesh Outclassed Trevor. Trevor was the jockey of the year for 4 years in a row. Not even Sandesh could achieve that feat. Trevor has ridden 6 winners on a card of 8 in Mumbai and 5 winners in a card of 6. Trevor has more than 1100 winners if I am not mistaken. Sandesh had not even completed riding 1000 winners. So people who are praising Sandesh for leading the championship now in Mumbai should analyse all the statistics before comparing Trevor with Sandesh. Trevor rides winner in all centres so he does not focus on any particular centre like Sandesh. Sandesh has been getting winners in Calcutta and Mumbai. Trevor will break all the records in future as he was the fastest jockey to win 1000 winners.

Hals said ...

On : 11-04-2019 11:12 am

Dear Sharma ji ofcourse Sandesh is a good talented jockey. However comparison for a seasons championship, that too in this particular season, is not correct. As most of us know Trevor was caught up by bookmakers (mafias) some time back and that's why he was not able to rather allowed to win even on sitters. One can clearly see he was not winning in any centre and sometime even the bookies at Ooty advised us previous to the races not to play Trevor. Hope everything goes better now on and let us wait. I am so much afraid of playing Sandesh especially on favourites, particularly of V. B. Shirke's horses of late as the winning ratio of this particular combination for the past two years is most worrying. Thanks.

Boosa said ...

On : 11-04-2019 04:45 am

Guys never ever discuss on jockeys calibers almost all the top jockeys are good to win races if allowed to win.but it won't happen. Always the horse makes a jockey look incredible. 

M H REDDY said ...

On : 10-04-2019 12:11 pm

Undoubtedly both the jockeys are best in there job,but patel trevor is cut above the other Indian jockeys,there are many such incidents and races to prove that Patel trevor is far superior to other jockeys n please never ever compare patel trevor with other jockeys who r very much inferior to him in riding skills. .

Anyhow Bombay season has come to an end n Bangalore summer season wil starts from next month,just look at the riding of Patel trevor n sandesh,you all will reverse your opinion regarding this topic  that sandesh is much better than Patel trevor. .

venu said ...

On : 10-04-2019 01:35 am

Regarding Trevor, I have even posted in Indiarace once suggesting MRC to ban Trevor into Chennai.  He has been accepting rides in almost 7 races a day in Chennai and giving "also ran" performances in most of races including the half money favorites.  The connections / syndicates in conevence with the bookies do the trick.  

In Mumbai these top riders ride aggresively.  

Zubin said ...

On : 09-04-2019 11:55 pm

Sandesh won the Championship which is good but you can see what Trevor did on Truly Epic (Certainly lost the Rave) Benevolence, Gazino, (hooked) Thomas Hardy. I dint expect such rides from A class jockey like Him.



Rrajesh said ...

On : 09-04-2019 07:53 pm

2 race days left ....

shyamkopalle said ...

On : 09-04-2019 03:47 pm

Though sandesh is a good rider,trev Trevor is from racing background.from Yusuf Khan,asla Aslam khader he has that in him when he rode pioneer to win.

Varun said ...

On : 09-04-2019 03:38 pm

Sandesh is a good jockey we all know, but what happened in Indian derby? he kept Adjudicate too far to two superstars Sir Cecil and Star Superior and expect to win?  Was that a good pace judgement, temperament or whatever, she lost indian derby by 5.5 lengths, and the switch of jockey to Y S made her win Invitation Cup?  She covered 5.5 lengths and beat Star Superior by 3.75 lengths, what to say now.

Just watch the confident ride by trevor on Invader in Bangalore Derby, he knew he would win, keeping his mount off the pace and he was the last to turn for home. 

And pesi had given mounts to Leigh Roche which are Trevor's mount

Who is best Sandesh Or Trevor?

P G said ...

On : 09-04-2019 02:01 pm

Mr Sharma,

Why don't you look at the other side of the coin. Agree, Sandesh and Trevor are top jockeys. Why talk of his riding skills at fag end of Mumbai season.

Now, look at the other side of the coin. At Bangalore & especially Kolkatta, the connections uses this same fame of the jockey and give him one winner and asks him to pull the other wards he rides , knowing very well that the public will throw their hard earned money on this jockeys horses. Kolkatta is his favourite ground to dig the punters graves.

Long ago, in these forums, punters asked him to stop doing these wrongful deeds, before any eventful incidents by the Lord occours. But, habits die hard.

Today, big punters think twice before betting on Sandesh's and Trevor's wards, all because of the above reasons. Punters even have stopped playing trainer Shroff's wards, because of wrong doings taking place regularly.

These are my personnal experiences. Each one his own.

Arsenal said ...

On : 09-04-2019 01:23 pm

All the best to both of them.. May they be successful in the future both in India and abroad 

Betting-SK said ...

On : 09-04-2019 03:38 am

Sandesh is champion jockey and will win Mumbai season jockeys championship he deserves to win it for his great riding skills and yes Trevor has also done very good work in this season no comparison can be done but at the end of the season there can be only one champion and according to me Matheran boy 'Sandesh' is champion.. best of luckk to both of them for future...

S C SHARMA said ...

On : 09-04-2019 12:51 am

Bobhotha: I am not concerned about the back ground of jockey and to be sincere I do not know and even not interested to know anything about background.  I am only concerned about jockeys sincerity and integrity which should not  be under doubt or question. As far as your other version is concerned  I fully agree that good horses makes good jockeys and trainers but at the same time pace judgement and to extract something extra from the horse in close and photo finishes races is depend upon jockeys skill and riding talent and temperament, which I mentioned about Sandesh and given two examples of his latest rides where his no dieing efforts made the result in his favour. In other simple words Sandesh snatched the victory from the jaws of defeat on both mounts mentioned by me.

Lokaranjan bm said ...

On : 09-04-2019 12:40 am

If sandesh is in good Nick no one can't touch me best f luck may this year bring 1000winners god bless you from MYSURU fans

Mano said ...

On : 09-04-2019 12:09 am

Sandesh has out claased Trevor this season, but Trevor winning was poised by leg Roch  most of the trevor mounts were given to legh. How ever Sandesh is also a honest jockey with his efforts. 

Prontoman said ...

On : 08-04-2019 07:10 pm


Sandesh is from Matheran and belongs to very humble family. His father would take care of the horses that tourists use during their trip and one such frequent visitor was Mr. Rehanullah Khan. On his father's request Mr.Khan too him to Mumbai and after a few seasons as a rider boy he obtained his license and there was no looking back. He is very humble to date despite being India's best jockey at the moment. 


GT said ...

On : 08-04-2019 06:12 pm

Greeting Mr Sharma,

"Out classed Trevor" really , I doubt, it sounds a little harsh.

Agree that Sandesh is a decent Jockey, but with the ability of Trevor, he is cut above.

Will sum it up for you, Travor rides to win , Sandesh trys to win, 

Because Travors mount fetch less , he's got less wins this time. 

Pls follow him in the upcoming seasons and you will vouch for it.


Nawab said ...

On : 08-04-2019 05:41 pm

Dear Mr.Sharma,the perfection of riding as shown by the Ace Trever cannot be matched with the current lot of jockeys,they are far below the levels set by traver,sandesh is also falls in this lot of current jockeys.I just want to remind you of Pune Derby win by Traver on Pioneer,the skills and confidence shown by him resulted in an impossible win,what a finish in a Derby Race in recent times.Similarly the confident ride on SAA and She is a spy at Mumbai yesterday once again proved his un matched talent.To me if he goes for Win no one can beat him irrespective of class and talent.It was his skills to beat champion QUASER at Bangalore.

Pradeep,Pune said ...

On : 08-04-2019 03:55 pm

SC Sharmaji,

The effort in last race of Saturday on SHIVALIK QUEEN was also amazing & there too he beat P.Trevor.

Saggittarian said ...

On : 08-04-2019 12:44 pm

I would rather say that the horses ridden by sandesh out classed...

I am rather surprised that the gutsy horses get no mention.

Ashok Kumar L S said ...

On : 08-04-2019 12:13 pm

As on today  i was watching  Sandesh Riding  his judgement  is better  than other jockeys

Good luck for feature



Bobhotha said ...

On : 08-04-2019 11:14 am

comparision is not good as getting good mounts is important. Please can you tell the background of Sandesh as I am very much interested.

Manoj p said ...

On : 08-04-2019 09:52 am

sandesh all the best for his future, but this season was poised by legh roch for champion ship jockey, where trevor could have got most of his mount and would have been in stiff competion with sandesh.

Munna said ...

On : 08-04-2019 08:57 am

Sharma sir, belated ugadi wishes. Due to some busy schedule I am away for racing all these days. Please post your valuable tips for Delhi races today. At least one or two good bets. 

Thank you sir