War Hammer is ready for the show, says coach

MUMBAI: The racing fraternity of India has been waiting to know how War hammer - the colt that conquers everything from Bangalore - have you taken your long trip to Mumbai? You've traveled really well, four-year-old pony coach Prasanna Kumar He told TOI on Friday.

Not many have tried what the winner of their seven career starts is trying to achieve. He is shooting at the Indian Derby , the biggest prize in Indian racing, within a space of seven days of winning the Bangalore Derby . Add to that the gruelling journey from Bangalore to Mumbai. The concerned in the racing fraternity about his readiness were on the expected lines.

It took 22 hours to travel in the carriage (special horse carriage) and throughout their trip, my children sent me their videos. It was easy throughout the trip, the 49-year-old added.

It even worked well today (Friday) and I will send it galloping in the company of another horse on Saturday. It seems fresh as always, said Prasanna, who has won five classics so far in his 17-year career.

Prasanna says he is not worried about how good his foal's challengers are. Since he's at his best, I'm not worried about the challengers, said Prasanna, who seemed confident.

Valegro for the function

Coach Pesi Shroff Valegro looks good among nine runners at the Ebco Livsmart Million, characteristic of Saturday night races. The first race starts at 4.30 p.

Selections

1. Kingfisher Max Million (1800m):

Tasman 1, Tenacious 2.

2. Mahalakshmi Million (2400m): Eagleinthesky 1, Moriseiki 2.

3. Gateway Of India Million (1600m): One For The Glory 1, Lion King 2.

4. Pelican Million (1000m): Treasure Hunt 1, Endeavor 2.

5. Ebco Livsmart Million (1400m): Valegro 1, Kariega 2.

6. Lawn Authorities of India Million (1200m): Thomas Hardy 1, Run Forrest Run 2.

7. Kingfisher Ultra Sundowner Million (1200m): Blazing Bay 1, Mikayla's Pride 2.

The best of the day: Valegro.

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