Jacqueline wins Indian 2000 Guineas today, pulls double

12 thoughts on “Jacqueline wins Indian 2000 Guineas today, pulls double”

  1. Maybe, I suppose, but not for the classics because she’s a NH 3yo. Her trainer, Pesi Shroff, had the outstanding filly of last year, Set Alight, who was to be raced in Dubai before a tendon ended her career. She, however, was owned by Dr. Viyay Mallya, a long time internationalist who’s raced horses all over the world.

    Jacqueline looks special but doesn’t appear that she’ll stay farther than a mile, whereas Set Alight was a terrific middle-distance filly in India. Jackie did beat the colts, though, including ones by E Dubai and Verglas.

  2. I disagree on Jacqueline’s staying prowess. She finished a flying second in the Derby Bangalore during the summer over a mile and a quarter. Had she been given a better ride, she may have won that event. Both Richard Hughes and I believe that she will get a mile and a quarter without a problem. Lets see how she tackles the mile and a half now. She is being targeted for the Indian Oaks next. Additionally, in the fillies she beat the stylish Astral Flash (by Belong to Me).

  3. Rambus, i take your word for it. Even Hughes is apparently looking past the Oaks to the Derby. However, racing lore is filled with what ifs for better rides, and you don’t need to look any farther than Set Alight’s Derby. She should have won the Derby if the jock hadn’t ridden her so confidently, making a premature move with too far to go. As you note, for Jacqueline in the Derby Bangalore, another what if . . . Set Alight eventually proved her superiority over the 2400 meters at G1 level in her last start. Jacqueline still needs to, and I hope she does.

  4. Completely agree with you on racing being full of “what ifs.” Incidentally, Jacqueline was also ridden by the same jockey (Malesh Narredu) in the Derby Bangalore as Set Alight in the Indian Derby. Since then, the owners who are friends of mine, have decided to use, lets say jockeys of better caliber.

    This coming Sunday should be an interesting day at Mumbai. The Montjeu filly Phenomenale runs an 1,800m Group 3 event and there is a Million race with some classy juveniles entered.

  5. I used to own horses but now am just a racing/breeding enthusiast. I wish I could say I knew a lot, but horses tend to make a fool out of many a man, including me on more than one occasion.

  6. In relation to Pat Cummings’ post above, Oasis Star is being considered for the International Carnival in Dubai. The connections wanted to take her there last year, but with the Equine Influenza affecting India, this dream was not realized. Hopefully she is able to make it this year and thrill her sporting connections and the rest of India.

  7. this looks much nicer than australia

    they are really STUPID down there at the moment so many swine and con artists in it including government when government swine get involved they wreck it in fact the german plan was to wreck racing entirely for them but the australains dont seem as aware as they could be that german nazi progeny swine have been making plans to ruin life for horse people dont let people like that wreck it for you

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