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War Hammer classic contender

By Turf Tactician | 01-Jul-2019

Hearty congrats to Apana & co-owners trainer PK and TP, a well planned and executed course for War Hammer. The 2nd crop of Air Support does appear to be well tuned. 

Settling at the back and showing a good turn of foot suggests that a mile and a quarter should be to his liking. He has a good crusing speed and would have thought he would be a strong contender for the summer derby. 

wishing the connections all the very best with this wonder horse. proves to show that genuine small time owners can make it in the big arena. 

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Indian_Turf_Record said ...

On : 04-07-2019 02:25 pm

@ Starone

The raceday report on BTC site makes no reference to Anjeze breaking a blood vessel. Could you please specify the source of your information ?

starone said ...

On : 04-07-2019 12:54 pm

Anjeze had broken her blood vessel , in Derby she will be different customer, watch out how she wins at good odds....

Seenu Savekar said ...

On : 03-07-2019 10:07 pm

Its really sad to hear about WH.

I pray from the bottom of my heart for speedy recovery of the champ and good luck for connections.

Suresh said ...

On : 03-07-2019 09:54 pm

its sad to hear that War Hammer is unsound at the moment. That leaves the Derby wide open. Impravid is a ?? On staying. Hunt is a 1200 to 1400 horse. Stock is overrated. Missing You doesnt have the class. Well connected has proved that shes good but lacks experience. Anjees was not right the morning before her last race. That leaves the Derby wide open. Paddy might pull out a miracle.

Perform said ...

On : 03-07-2019 08:31 pm

Impavid slightly run in his last race, watch vedio again. Sandesh  run him when war hammer is side to him. It's clear this Derby is win by Manglorker. So play Trump card in this Derby.

Race Selection said ...

On : 03-07-2019 03:03 pm

The Colts Championship Stakes winner War Hammer it is learnt sustained a hairline fracture and will miss out the blue riband of the season, the Ultra Kingfisher Bangalore summer Derby. A big disappointment for trainer Prasanna Kumar who was going great guns and to all the owners and breeders of the champion colt.

IR News Around.

Dr CA Prashanth said ...

On : 03-07-2019 12:42 pm

Hi guys !!! Was reading all your opinions on our War hammer ! It’s very heartening to know he has such a fan following ! As much as you guys love him , we as owners too love him a lot ! He’s not let us down in all his four starts !  As Mr Apana rightly mentioned for us our Boy comes first and then others will follow ! Hopefully he will come back strong with this much needed rest and won’t let any of you down, who has shown him appreciation and love ! Thanks once once again for all your wishes and opinion ! All the very best ! May the best horse win.


On : 03-07-2019 02:40 am

W.H Will not run in Derby..

Athresh Iyer said ...

On : 02-07-2019 09:32 pm

Mr Appana.. I was upset when heard about War Hammer problem. But knowing Pattu (Prasanna). He will sort out.. He has been waiting for this for a long time.. His hard work will not go in vain. When he can make ARCHIBALADO  win in three legs... I m sure he will pull out one.... WAR HAMMER ALL THE WAY.... Probably when you meet he can narrate about ARCHIBALADO... BEST WISHES 

chanakya said ...

On : 02-07-2019 06:23 pm

Mr. Subaiya,

With  Nine  Carat  and  Ilheus -sire  of  many  great  stayers, in  Damline , War  Hammer will  find  no  problem  in  winning  the  regional  Derbies. Brought  to  peak  in  winter he  may  prove a  live  contender  for  Indian  classics...

Arsenal said ...

On : 02-07-2019 04:19 pm

Fans of football in general will agree that Leicester City winning the English league is more thrilling and inspiring than say Man city or Chelsea winning the league.

In horse racing, it is heart warming to see the connections of War Hammer win. I will put similar passionate owners like Dr Devlaiwala, Mr. K Vachha, Dr Chintamaneni, Mr. AdityaThakersey, Mr. R Mondal etc. in that same bracket. Their success will surely inspire small owners that spending big money is not the only way to win in this game.

I hope War Hammer recovers fast and after his Hyderabad campaign, would love him to win the Pune derby, which his trainer Mr. Prasanna Kumar almost won last year. 

Varun said ...

On : 02-07-2019 03:42 pm


I think Pesi is targeting her for winter classics, she may run in Mystical Million (which is a mile that and that distance is best starting for this Jacqueline's daughter)

More will be heard from her in upcoming winter classics.

Hope she carries her mothers tremendous reputation.

Im just awaiting for her first run.

Apana pandanda Subaiya said ...

On : 02-07-2019 01:24 pm

Thank you all for your good wishes.

It's unlikely War Hammer will be running the Bangalore Derby.  It has a slight niggle...for us the horse comes first.  We feel it's better for WH to run when it's fully fit.

Moreover, all of us, the owners, are involved in BTC & MyRC, in looking at the tote odds we see the faith punters have in our horse.  We think, inspite of the sore shin, WH can be on board for the derby...but that is not the ethical thing to do.  

Once again thank you all...we will be back either in Hyderabad or my turf, Mysore, when this truly Indian horse (check the dam line... it's Indian all the way), with no pedigree, no staying power who wakes up only in the end is fully fit.

Wish you all good luck in punting.  Hopefully, we will have some good news on the GST front soon.

Apana Subaiya

murtuzzzzaaa said ...

On : 02-07-2019 12:58 pm

if P Shroff give a entry to NICOLINI Watch out

Varun said ...

On : 01-07-2019 10:35 pm


This is just a mock race for Wizard of Stocks. Watch out for him in the Derby.

GT said ...

On : 01-07-2019 09:06 pm

WH needs to face Anjeze, Heart of Gold, Wizard of Stocks, Impavid, Mystic bay, Thailand and few more in the Derby to come, which is going to be stiff and tough company, few of the above horse's have hidden fuel to tackle the 2K stripe and awaiting to be tried. 

Hush Puppies said ...

On : 01-07-2019 08:34 pm

Well Connected will be the horse to watch for the Derby with paddys luck in Derby she get more bright chance 

Don't think will War Hammer will stay the Derby distance

But the horse to watch for the future is GIFT OF GRACE what a wonderful filly but I feel trainer should give her time to come on her own and should push for summer classic in winter she will conquer INDIA g

All the best Parvati

Raj-original said ...

On : 01-07-2019 06:59 pm

Since War Hammer is going to be the Favourite in derby ,some unknown force will ensure its defeat. This Paradox can't be avoided.

Mark my words.

Ruchi said ...

On : 01-07-2019 06:48 pm

WAR HAMMER will be found wanting over derby distance mark my words.

The most impressive runner of the colts was WIZARD OF STOCKS.

Mark my words this is the horse to be beaten in the derby along with HUNT FOR GOLD.Hunt for gold has been given preparatory runs.Pessi is upto some trick up his sleeve

Abhishek poman said ...

On : 01-07-2019 06:29 pm

Grosnvenor court , southern empire , sun kingdom , sergeant at arms , sir Cecil, war hammer are unbeaten colts in banglore till banglore colts championship 

The Joker said ...

On : 01-07-2019 06:20 pm



Feel Thailand will love the distance nn can score if ridden properly.

The Joker

any said ...

On : 01-07-2019 05:48 pm

Note my word's IMPAVID Will be Upcoming banglore derby winner -2019 with champion jockey A Sandesh.

smart-still-poor-punter said ...

On : 01-07-2019 03:15 pm

As of date, 'War Hammer' seems frontline leader for Derby. The Colts' running was brilliant and just showed how nice the animal reacts when alerted. He can go the extra 400 m very well. 

kolramsri said ...

On : 01-07-2019 02:47 pm

Forget WAR HAMMER  for the Derby. A good miler when faced with poor opposition.

Atchut said ...

On : 01-07-2019 02:03 pm

War Hammer may b difficult to sustain 11/4 mile run, my observation.

godzilla said ...

On : 01-07-2019 01:18 pm

War Hammer has only a small part of burst almost at the end of the Race. Cant understand the reason for not trying Wizard of Stocks.

However, keep a watch on Pesi Shroffs WS from now on. It will hack the field.

Abhishek poman said ...

On : 01-07-2019 12:00 pm

war hammer completed 4 wins in a row followed by impavid both sons of air support are in tremendous form and are the ones to watch in upcoming classics