Bangalore: Of the eight 40 and above rated runners vying for the 1,600m Hoysala Cup, on Friday, the one who is sure to carry the public purse is the recent Pune winner Sky Raider. But his sluggish trial movement make his credentials suspect. Therefore, taking their morning trials as a yardstick, the two most likely to be involved at the finish are Arrakis and Refresher.
Both have met on more that one occasion during the Bangalore summer and the one who always finished ahead was the B. K. Arshad-ward Refresher. Consequently, the Be Fresh-Satinetta gelding, to be partnered by A. Imran Khan gets the nod to strike it rich.
1.30 pm: Poem 1. Francophone 2. Nuraaz 3.
2 pm: Talented Lady 1. Flirt With Speed 2. Dr. Nefarious 3.
2.30 pm: Jacques Cartier 1. Star Dot Star 2. Anonyme 3.
3 pm: Forest Monarch 1. Aveste 2. Always Dancing 3.
3.30 pm: Sure Future 1. All For You 2. Star Diamond 3.
4 pm: Refresher 1. Arrakis 2. Ampersand 3.
4.30 pm: Bold Bird 1. Saratoga Sizzle 2. Crow Wood 3.
5 pm: Ecologist 1. Spark Of Love 2. Athinai 3.
Day’s Best: Talented Lady Double: Sure Future & Ecologist