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The Pune Derby Grade 1

By rahul71 | 26-Nov-2021

The Grade 1 Pune Derby to be run this Sunday marking the end of current Pune season promises to be a cracker of a race. Traditionally run over 2000 mts this prestigious race has attracted a decent field. 

The top three according to me are Zuccarelli who had a smashing victory...Queen o war whos also a last outing impressive winner and Sunrise who blew away the opposition in his debut run.

I expect Zuccarelli to score.

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CRITIC said ...

On : 29-11-2021 05:07 am

Oustanding prediction from Maj Nargolkar about Zucharelli in the Pune derby review. That is called confidence personified.

A Star Is Born said ...

On : 28-11-2021 11:58 pm


The stack of hay kept reserved for was given to Sunrise and QueenO'War.

rahul71 said ...

On : 28-11-2021 04:21 pm

@A Star is born...

How was the stack of hay?

Varun said ...

On : 28-11-2021 12:07 pm

This is mock race for Sunrise, getting ready for 2000 Guineas next month.

Derby is in the safe hands of jockey Bhawani Singh followed by Queen O War. Zuccarelli needs more ground and I think the  trainer and connections are aiming thisI horse for Indian Derby.

Anoasku said ...

On : 28-11-2021 11:32 am

Zuccarelli may not be sighted, Regal command for place

VSR said ...

On : 28-11-2021 10:53 am

12 - Queen O war will fightbit out with 11 Zuccarelli.  12 will WIN with A Sandesh - Awesome bet at good odds. Play as much as you can :) 

Rochester said ...

On : 28-11-2021 04:20 am

Sunrise is the one horse in derby bang on it

libero said ...

On : 27-11-2021 11:14 pm

Queen O War / Zucharelli / Rasputin are my shortlisted horses for Derby 

Queen's sire is having the only previous Derby winner and hence have slight advantage with top jockey in saddle, 

Rasputin's half sister Parisian have won 3 races at identical trip, though a maiden can place at longer odds here with this jockey

Zucharelli finished a good 2nd over distance in career and with a win in last start will be the other contender here

I hope Sandesh to get his first Pune Derby and first graded race win for the trainer AM Jadhav through Queen O War 

DMSR said ...

On : 27-11-2021 08:57 pm

Pune Derby:

David Egan easily handle with A STAR IS BORN

Good luck!



Panja kartik said ...

On : 27-11-2021 08:36 pm

I see it as a one horse race ,is going to be

 A star is born. It has got the best time for braking the manner of his last victory was spectacular..

Mark my words


Decent Punter said ...

On : 27-11-2021 05:52 pm

Pesi just put Miracle away from Pune Derby owing to the jinx attached with this race. Pune Derby winners won't win the Mumbai Derby is the jinx.

GodSpeed said ...

On : 27-11-2021 10:07 am

when we see our horse give an excellent trackwork 2 days before the race , we get extra confident about our chances to win. Why is ZUCCARELLI's last race bothering everyone that she may need rest. Consider it as a trackwork given a week early because she hardly used any fuel in that race.

Shes been tested over 2000mtr and only the wonder filly MIRACLE passed her and she beat the rest of the field by 3 lengths . Yes there may be better runners like Star is Born / regal Command / Sunrise and Queen'Owar but they lack experience. ZUCCARELLI will win the Pune Derby

P.S : If Pesi wasn't so confident about Zucc ,he would have accepted Alicia in the race.

Rest i dont know if the horses have travelled this far to eat grass or for invitation weekend's preparation

Win Legend said ...

On : 27-11-2021 08:36 am

It's all going to be Zucarelli in the hands of Chauhan....

A Star Is Born said ...

On : 26-11-2021 10:50 pm


One stack of hay kept reserved for you:-)

JP said ...

On : 26-11-2021 10:43 pm

The three top contenders are A Star is Born, Regal Command and Queen O War. Two races in which David is riding you can see some good racing. It will not not be one sided. The jockey has come with some big wins and he is not here for sight seeing. The 3 should be there in the top 3. Appreciate trainer Karthik for encouraging jockey Bhawani in this big race and this will do a world of good to the jockey which will make him eager to achieve more for the stable/personal glory.

godzilla said ...

On : 26-11-2021 08:21 pm

Impressive winner on debut, SUNRISE stands tall and hard to toss in DERBY. If bookies operate in Pune, I will back it.  

Go cool punter said ...

On : 26-11-2021 07:53 pm



K.Rajabathar said ...

On : 26-11-2021 06:34 pm

Days best Queen O War.10th race horse no.2. Make it double for your minimum best for rs 500 only.

Decent Punter said ...

On : 26-11-2021 03:28 pm

Don't look beyond Regal Command.

Madatta mahesh said ...

On : 26-11-2021 12:53 pm

Bookmakers are operating at Pune? 

Right minded said ...

On : 26-11-2021 12:46 pm

Winners for the D-Day


Iron age 


Baby Bazooka

A star is Born

Good luck

Right minded said ...

On : 26-11-2021 12:36 pm

A STAR IS BORN is the Winner 

rahul71 said ...

On : 26-11-2021 12:36 pm


Looks like it!

K.arajabathar said ...

On : 26-11-2021 12:30 pm

Mr. Ramesh which centre you said in 6-10.what and when horse.


R.k.Ramesh said ...

On : 26-11-2021 10:44 am

6--10 one horse race

UTTAM said ...

On : 26-11-2021 09:27 am

Queen o war one horse race.........

Observer said ...

On : 26-11-2021 09:10 am


What has the horse from Bangalore A STAR IS BORN gone to Pune for?
To eat grass and be back, is  it?