‘Lion’ may come good

12 November 2021 12:00 AM
STAR RACER

Trainer Neil Darashah’s four-year-old horse, Mountain Lion (Arshad Alam-up) is likely to upstage his inexperienced young rival, Agnostic (Vinay Jiaswal) in the 1,400m Baqlava Handicap – for horses in Class II— here, on Saturday. Agnostic is an easy winner of the Colts Trial but yet to test his hooves against a seasoned opposition. Mountain Lion has recently beaten Sitara who, subsequently lost to Soaring High, in the highest set last Saturday.

Calcutta: Trainer Neil Darashah’s four-year-old horse, Mountain Lion (Arshad Alam-up) is likely to upstage his inexperienced young rival, Agnostic (Vinay Jiaswal) in the 1,400m Baqlava Handicap – for horses in Class II— here, on Saturday.
  Agnostic is an easy winner of the Colts Trial but yet to test his hooves against a seasoned opposition. Mountain Lion has recently beaten Sitara who, subsequently lost to Soaring High, in the highest set last Saturday.
SELECTIONS
1pm: Third Avenue 1. Deemed To Fire 2. 
Pointers: It looks like a toss-up.
1.30pm: Andorinda 1. Legend Returns 2. Jinsoku 3.   
Pointers: The first two are the front-runners.
2pm: Nishk 1. Ember Glow 2. Indian Tiger 3.
Pointers: Nishk is a well-tuned western India migrant.
2.30pm: Dandi Satyagraha 1. Senturion 2. Eastside 3.
Pointers: Dandi Satyagraha is taking on tired rivals.
3pm: The Protector 1. Robinson Crusoe 2. Ieilani 3. 
Pointers: The Protector's Derby run was meaningful.
3.30pm: Mountain Lion 1. Agnostic 2. Jake 3.
Pointers: Mountain Lion won in Class II impressively.
4pm: Night Secret 1. Shamshir Sword 2. Whistle Blower 3.
Pointers: Night Secret may record a back-to-back win.
Day’s Best: Dandi Satyagraha Double: Mountain Lion & Night Secret.

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Saturday Pune tips

1.45pm: Exotique 1. Seasons Greetings 2. Wayin 3.
2.15pm: Truly Epic 1. Caprisca 2.
2.45pm: Whispering Queen 1. Chezza 2. Honourable Eyes 3.
3.15pm: Flaming Lamborgini 1. Revolution 2. Royal Castle 3.
3.45pm: Empower 1. Galloping Glory 2. Love Warrior 3.
4.15pm: Pride’s Angel 1. Northern Singer 2. Goshawk 3.
4.45pm: My Treasure 1. Raffaello 2. Agostino Carracci 3.
5.15pm: Black Cherry 1. On Va Danser 2. Sandra’s Secret 3.
Day’s Best: Flaming Lamborgini Double: Truly Epic & My Treasure.