Posted By : Hunter Posted On : Feb 11, 2018
Subject :Invitation Races
As we now count down to Invitation races, time to debate re who are the prime contenders.

First, the easiest one - Sprinters Cup. It looks to be Ruffina will run everyone else off their feet. For runners-up, one can look at Siobhan and Multitude.

Invitation Cup: There are simply no outstanding 4-year olds. From this year's classic crop, the only ones I can think of are Lady In Lace, Rochester and Star Carnation. From the older lot, Temerity would have been the default choice, but it blotted it's record on Saturday. Still, Temerity and Mathaiyus are the leading contenders amongst 5-year olds.

Stayers Cup: The way it was bounding towards the end in today's Derby, Star Carnation over the longer trip may do the trick. Did someone mention Excellent Art? Sana may also go well over the staying trip.

Wouldn't it be ironic if Sprinters Cup and Stayers Cup are both won by the same sire's progeny! Has it happened before?

Let the debate begin....

Hunt happily....
  Hunter said ... On : 2/18/2018 8:18:40 AM
Thank you @ITR.
Let's see if Excellent Art can repeat the feat....

  Indian_Turf_Record said ... On : 2/17/2018 10:31:12 AM

Sorry to have missed your question earlier.

Progeny of Malvado, Razeen and Placerville have won Sprinters' Cup as well as Stayers's Cup. Malvado (Recardo and Calibre) and Placerville (Spectacular Quest and Forever Elegance) did it in same year. Razeen (Shamaal and Son of Silver did it in different years.

  Hunter said ... On : 2/17/2018 8:37:16 AM
Are the Invitation nominations out yet?

  Suraj said ... On : 2/17/2018 1:34:22 AM
Zeddezz you can keep speculating but after speaking to the connections she runs ONLY the sprinters cup 1 race only.

  Zeddzzz. said ... On : 2/15/2018 11:09:01 PM
Hi Suraj,
Ruffina Will I Repeat Ruffina Will Run Two Races One On 3rd And One On 4th And Will Win I Repeat Again And Will Win On Both Dayz Handsomely. Both Dayz BANK OF ENGLAND.

Thanks And Best Regards,
Take Care.

  Varun said ... On : 2/15/2018 3:44:56 PM

  kumar_blore said ... On : 2/15/2018 10:07:19 AM
Connections of Ruffina will be targeting both sprinters and Suresh Mahindra trophy,am sure they won't risk it in super mile.....

  Suraj said ... On : 2/14/2018 8:16:02 PM
Zedddd hunter why all the speculation Ruffina runs ONLY 1 race the Sprinters so why worry about any other race.

  SARAVANAN said ... On : 2/13/2018 3:53:50 PM





  Zeddzzz. said ... On : 2/13/2018 3:10:38 AM
Hi Hunter,
Whichever Race She Run On Sunday, She Will Sure Sure Sure Win.
Castlebridge Iz Not On Track After HIz Defeat In R R G C. So We Don't Know Much About Hiz Condition.
Captain Morgan Or Salazaar, One Of Them Will Run And will Win The Stayers Cup.
Invitation Cup. If Mathaiyus Iz On Repair List, Temerity Will Win. If Alaindar Will Run Any Race Except The 4 Big Once, Extremely Good Chance Of Winning. Place 100 %.
Anyway, Wishing You All The Very Best.

  Suraj said ... On : 2/12/2018 10:53:21 PM
Ruffina runs only the sprinters and WILL win.
Mathayus has broken down and it will be a miracle if he runs. The invitation all have to beat Terminity. Forget her run on Saturday Neeraj was made a fool of with his over confidence.
The new lot of Rochester LIL etc with at best finish in 4,5 position. The older lot will be right there.
Stayers will be the old boy from the mall ya yard Azzuro.
Sana is good enough for cal regular races she’s not this class.

  JP said ... On : 2/12/2018 9:05:09 PM
Ruffina is too good for Sprinters and SURESH Mahendra cup (1400 mtrs) next day. It will be beaten in Super mile by Castle Bridge another Sarjaent At Arms up to a mile. Even if it is not running it can't beat Whatsmyscript. Mathayus may not get Invitation nominated because it has not run since September. But we have seen reserves getting in when nominated horses are not entered.So such things can be created. If Kangra gets his foot problem set right it is going to be mouth watering 3 fillys Invitation: Temerity, Kangra and Lady In Lace. The colts/geldings should
fight for 4th place.

  Hunter said ... On : 2/12/2018 8:55:11 PM
Better for Ruffina to run in Sprinters on Saturday and in Suresh Mahindra Million on Sunday. 1400M will suit her better than 1600M.

  munesh said ... On : 2/12/2018 8:19:18 PM
What is this Mathayus Mathayus Ran 6 or 7 months back.Not on the track. Why everybody alloting a race for it. Even one person went to the extent of saying Mathayus should win the invitation.Friends be in Present

  Zeddzzz. said ... On : 2/12/2018 5:31:26 PM
Sprinters - Ruffina ( Bank Of England )
Super Miles - Ruffina ( Bank Of England )

Stayers - Let The Handicaps Or Acceptances Come Out

Invitation : For Sure Between Temerity And Mathaiyus. Only Concern Is Mathaiyus Is Still Not On Track. Whatever, A Five Year Old Will Win The Invitation Cup This Year.

Bet Ruffina On Both Dayz And Cover The Loss Of Your LIFE.

All The Best.

  God is great said ... On : 2/12/2018 11:43:22 AM
Sprinters cup - RUFFINA



  Vinod Gowda said ... On : 2/12/2018 10:46:42 AM
Sprinters Cup - Tutankhamun

  alonesoul said ... On : 2/11/2018 10:45:35 PM
are you sure that ruffina will ran in KOLKATA....

  rb said ... On : 2/11/2018 9:09:34 PM
sprinters ruffina......the upcoming oasis star.
invitation rochester, lady in lace
stayers will wait for the acceptances to take a call.