South India Derby 2021By The Joker | 12-Jan-2021
Cometh the New Year, cometh the Winter Derbies.
After the 7 plus months with no racing, all the classics seem to coming fast n quick
horse 1 BOLD LEGEND
Won easy over the 2000 metres. The pedigree suggests the longerdistance will not be a issue whoich is why Pesi is running him here.
horse 2 CAVALLO VINCENTE
By David Livington, has not done much to consider in this field.
horse 3 GIANT STAR
By Excellent Art of a Arazan mare, the pedigree suggests stamina all over with the granddam an Oaks and Inviation winner. Can shine in this set.
horse 4 HOPE ISLAND
Ran like a dud in last run, wherein packed up after leading over the 1600 m trip.Though pedigree suggests distance, this one is a no go
horse 5 ILLUSTRIOUS RULER
By Corporate Jungle out of a Rebuttal mare, better to ignpore in this sort of class
horse 6 RUBIK STAR
Though Taimur is the more fancied of the Karthik Ganapathy pair, keep an eye on this one as he will love the extra distance
late finishing second to the star filly Forest Flame in the Breeders Produce stakes just showed his class and was begging for more ground whihc he gets today, with most of the contenders not having gone this distance due to the pandemic, an ew chance at good odds
horse 7 SPORTING MEMORIES
Won easily beating ANSALDO over the 2000 metres. impressive enough to come into the consideration.
horse 8 TAIMUR
Fantabulous winner of the 2000 Guineas last month, the only issue is the pedigree which is ideal over the 7-8 furlongs.
But has a heart of Gold and will give it a real fight.
horse 9 VACHAN
Fast fin ishing third over the 1600 Guineas trip, easily the one who will relish the trip whih should suit his late running style.
only question mark is the rider Umesh who is certainly not in the form of the previous seasons but none the less alive contender for the Derby throne
Only danger is the Queen filly Born Queen
horse 10 BORN QUEEN
Distance was a questgion mark when she ran the Oaks but the way she navigated the same en route to a superb victory makes her the one to beat. Suraj has taken the ride again
if given a chance to run her merry race, she will wallop this field and give the Narredu familty a back to back Derby double after last years upset
horse 12 SUCCESSOR
Second in the Oaks, what iS astounding is that Trevor has retianed the ride over winners like Sporting Memories. But neverhteless having run over this distance, shapes as contender for the minor placings as will find it difficult to beat Born Queen
Born Queen - Bold Legend - Vachan/Sporting Memories/Rubik Star/Taimur/Successor