The Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr.1)By abhishek d poman | 08-Jan-2021
Alluring Silver the Lady take on the colts
The Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr.1)
Terms race/ 4 years old only 1600M
We are heading towards the second classic of Mumbai season The Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr.1). A small field of 8 runners has been accepted to run the race and it is quite obvious and we can understand that with a no of regional classics to be followed we have a small field , 5 local challengers will compete with 3 outstation challengers .Alluring Silver is the only filly in the field of 8 runners , with an advantage of run in The Gool and Soli Poonawalla Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr.1) she will be the frontline contender . The average rating of field is 54 with Lagarde the highest rated and Iron Throne The lowest rated .We have 2 greys a colt and a filly running in this race.
1 Golden Oaks 4y ch c Mor(IRE)-Messalina
Trainer S Padmanabhan Jockey A Sandesh
This classic colt from yards of S Padmanabhan started his career in bangalore as 2 year old and finished 2nd to Forest Flame by 5 ½ lengths , he then moved on to western India and emerged as a winner in The B K Rattonsey Memorial Maiden Multi-Million by 2 ½ lengths ahead of El Captain and Joaquin , he then finished 2nd to Forest Flame in The Poonawalla Breeders Multi Million (Gr.1) by 1 ¼ lengths , he then moved on to banglore and emerged as a winner ahead of ABIRA by 4 ¾ lengths in 6 furlongs, he recently finished 3rd to LAGARDE in The Bangalore 2000 Guineas (Gr.2) .Golden Oaks has ran black type races before coming into this race and his bloodline shows that the distance to be travelled will not be a worry , his master is known to prepare the horses for classic races , he is performing good in his morning tracks and to be ridden by A Sandesh will have a bold show
2 Iron Throne 4y b c Phoenix Tower(USA)-Tropical Blue
Trainer Bezan Chenoy Jockey T S Jodha
This colt from yards of Bezan Chenoy is the lowest rated colt in the field of 8 runners , Till date he has ran only 1 race in 7 furlongs and has finished 3rd to Rambunctious by 3 ½ lengths , his dam Tropical Blue has ran distance over the mile , Iron Throne is working good in morning trials and to be ridden by T S Jodha will try to improve with this run.
3 Lagarde 4y bc Kingada (USA)-La Terrasse
Trainer S S Attaollahi Jockey Suraj Narredu
This classic colt has travelled all the way from Bangalore , he started his career as 2 year old and emerged as a winner in the very first outing by 5 lengths ahead of Mountain Lion guided by David Egan in The Ranganathittu plate , he then finished 4th in the field of 4 runners in 7 furlongs behind Miss Pareil by distance , recently he emerged as the winner in The Bangalore 2000Guineas (Gr.2) ahead of Nisus and Golden Oaks by ½ a length guided by champion Suraj Narredu .Lagarde has been tracking well in morning trials and with a black type win recently in The Banglore 2000Guineas (Gr.2) will give him a slight edge than other runners with jockey Suraj Narredu to guide him .
4 Leopard Rock 4y bc Kingda Ka (USA)-Besame mucho
Trainer Mallesh Narredu Jockey P S Chouhan
This classic colt from yards of Mallesh Narredu has always been on board in his every start , his master is known to prepare dark horses , Leopard Rock started his career as a 3 year old in 5 furlongs and emerged as a winner by 2 ½ lenghths ahead of Aegon guided by S A Amit , he then finished 2nd to Joaquin in The Jimmy Bharucha Trophy by 1 ¼ lengths in 6 furlongs , guided by Suraj Naredu, he then emerged as a winner In The Raza Ali Plate by 4 ¼ lengths ahead of Costa Rica in 6 furlongs guided by Yash Narredu ,he recently won The F.D. Wadia Trophy (Gr.3) by verdict of 1 length ahead of Tigrio guided by Suraj Narredu.His half brother Beatles Bible was winner of mile race in Kolkata ,his Dam Besame Mucho was trained by pessi shroff , Leopard Rock has been working good in his morning trials and with jockey P S Chouhan to guide him will be the joker in the pack.
5 Nisus 4y bc Gusto(GB)- Daffodils
Trainer Prasanna Kumar jockey S John
Another classic colt from yards of Prasanna Kumar has travelled all the way from Bangalore , this colt started his career in Bangalore and has always been on board he finished 3rd to Rani Jindan in his first start as a 3 year old by 3 ¾ lengths in 6 furlongs , he then emerged as a winner in The B.N. Gudiyappa Bangalore winter million by 3 ¾ lengths ahead of Cavallini guided by Akshay Kumar , he then emerged as the winner in The Bangalore Juvelline Million (Gr.3) by ¾ lengths ahead of Mountain Lion guided by A Sandesh , he went on to complete the hattrick by winning The Air Force Trophy by 4 ¼ lengths ahead of Electra guided by P Trevor , he recently finished 2nd to Lagarde in The Bangalore 2000 Guineas (Gr.2) by ½ lengths guided by Akshay Kumar , he is half brother to jetfire and invicta both have ran a distance of mile but none of them has been successful in winning at this distance ,their dam Daffodils was trained by Mk jadhav and never ran a distance of mile in her career , Nisus has been working good in his morning and will have to run the fighting race to finish on board to be guided by S John
6 Storm Trigger Ivory Touch(USA)-Skipperess(USA)
Trainer Adhiraj S Jodha jockey C S Jodha
This colt from yards of Adhiraj S jodha has ran a single race till date and emerged as a winner by 1 ¾ lengths ahead of white river in class 4 he is half brother to sword of honour , Askioz , Pure zinc who have ran the distance over the mile , Storm Trigger has the stamina to stay the distance but he will be tested in terms of class , he has been working good in his morning trials and with jockey C S Jodha to guide him will have to undergo litmus test in this classic field.
7 Tigrio 4y dkb c Phoenix Tower(USA)-Tigresse Noire
>Trainer P Shroff Jockey Y S Srinath
Another classic colt from yard of champion trainer P shroff , Tigrio emerged as a winner in his very first outing by 1 ½ lengths ahead of Exotique in 7 furlongs guided by Neeraj Rawal, he recently finished 2nd to Leopard Rock by 1 length in The F.D. Wadia trophy (Gr.3) .He is full brother to Phoenix Tiger and the rest describes his stamina to stay the distance , he has been tracking good in his morning trials and with jockey Y S Srinath to guide him will be the doosra from the trainer
8 Alluring Silver 4 y gr f Leitir Mor(IRE)-Personal Allure(USA)
Trainer P shroff Jockey P Trevor
This classic filly from the yards of p shroff started her career in Mumabi and emerged as the winner in her first outing by 3 lengths ahead of powerful lady guided by David Egan, she then showed her clean pair of heels when put on top gear by champion jockey suraj narredu and emerged as a winner by 5 ½ lengths ahead of Dreams in 7 furlongs in The Kanthara plate , she then finished 3rd to Forest Flame in The Gool and Soli Poonawalla Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr.1) by 1 ½ lengths , had she been not pocketed in the bunch in that race she would have given tough fight to the winner Forest Flame , she is half sister to Pure Allure who was trained in the yards of S Padmanabhan and finished 3rd in The Bangalore Oaks(Gr.2) , Alluring Silver has class and stamina and she is the only filly in the field of colts , her master p shroff is known to prepare the classic fillies , this filly has shown that she has clean pair of heels and running back to back Indian classics in a gap of week makes her front line contender , she has been in fine form and with jockey P Trevor to guide her will be the one to beat.