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The form has been boosted by the winner going in again at Epsom on Oaks day and with a run under her belt, improvement can be expected from Abhisheka.
In any case, Abhisheka will almost certainly be more of a stayer by mid summer and abigger danger could be Topatoo who is running over her ideal trip and comes from a yard just coming back to form after a barren spell.
ABHISHEKA managed to win, and in some style, at a time when most Godolphin horses were running like drains and the handicapper has taken quite a chance in rating her 85.
Tanaka points out that the wealthy sponsor of the abhisheka is himself transformed and purified by the very ritual for which he serves both as patron and, according to the sastras, as sacrificial "victim.
Frankie Dettori, out of luck in the Italian Oaks yesterday (see page 24), bids for an 'Oaks' of a different kind on Abhisheka, who already has decent form on easy going.
I INTEND to oppose all of the Godolphin runners today which includes the highly progressive Abhisheka, but these end of season races often throw up quite a few funny results.
Abhisheka, who is a half-sister to Derby winner Lammtarra, is fancied to follow up on her recent win at Nottingham in the Constant Security Fillies' Handicap over ten furlongs.
According to the government circular, each of the 34,000 Hindu temples under the purview of the department of religious endowments has to perform special yajna s, Varuna Homa and Jala Abhisheka on July 27 and August 2 because the two days are considered auspicious.
Portal and Spencer have most to fear on RPRs from Abhisheka, who has a similar level of ability to the selection in the book on the basis of her good handicap wins towards the end of last year at Newbury and Windsor.
However, she kept finding more for McEvoy in the nine-furlong heat and came home clear of Abhisheka with British runner Dont Dili Dali in third.
Talking of Godolphin, the Boys In Blue registered their first success of the season when 15-8 fav Abhisheka ran out a smooth winner at Nottingham under pilot Kerrin McEvoy.
Abhisheka can defy a 6lb penalty in the Linden Homes Handicap.
This race almost certainly revolves around Abhisheka and the James Fanshawetrained Portal, and I can see Frankie getting the run of the race on a filly who likes to be up with the pace.
I can see her taking this on from the start, putting her proven stamina to use, and there'll be no hiding place for Abhisheka, who steps up to this trip for the first time.
McEvoy completed his double with an armchair ride on 5-1 joint-favourite Abhisheka for his principal employers Godolphin in the betdaq.