This Sunday, May 22, the Madrid Hippodrome will reopen its doors to celebrate one more day of the Spring Season, this time imbued with flavor by the celebration of the Madrid Gastrofestival.
In addition to the six thoroughbred tests, there is a unique gastronomic offer 'Caña y Tapa' at a popular price of 5 euros. In the proposal, you can taste traditional tapas paired with the unique flavors of Mahou, official partner of the racecourse and Gastrofestival.
On this day there will also be two PonyTurf Championship tests, this time the category C ponies will meet, over a distance of 600 meters and category B ponies that will tackle the 300 meters.
Testing is scheduled after the second and third races on the schedule.
The morning will begin at 11:30 am with the first race, the José Antonio Borrego Award, for two-year-old colts and fillies. five participants. 1,100 meters of travel. Third race for the two-year-old foals in which those who have already run have an advantage. The race should be a heads up between Sohrab and Petra. The two twinned in the First Step and are in a position to repeat again. Petra comes out in better weight conditions, receiving three kilos from Sohrab, but due to the way of winning and the increase in distance I am inclined to give my favoritism to the colt. To complete the trio, I see Amazing Cool.
In second place will be the Fernando Melchor-National Breeding Award, for three-year-old colts and fillies born and raised in Spain. Seven specimens from the 1,600 meter pole. Casilda was the national champion of her generation. She already has two races this year, which although they have not been very good, have served to take shape. With his value it will be very difficult to beat. Turco comes out very strong and is very fit and also running very well, he will be a very tough rival. Bravo and Xay Xay will be very attentive to the possible failure.
The third race will be the Teresa Prize (Sponsored by Prosegur), for mares four years and older, over the distance of 2,200 metres. Four candidates for victory in the starting boxes. Maracay has six wins in a row in Madrid, including Poule and Oaks, and has the highest value of the females of her generation. Under normal conditions, the race should be his, but he doesn't get to one hundred percent having had to be stopped due to indisposition, in any case, he has to be beaten. Tarantela is a mare that I like very much and she has great value, she won the Memorial in 2020, finishing third last year, she will make it very difficult here. Hardpia and Navia have also shown that they have the courage to be there. Race with few specimens that is expected to be beautiful.
In fourth place will be the King Cobra Prize (Lototurf), split handicap second part, for horses and mares four years and older, over the distance of 2,100 meters. Twelve participants. Sogalinda is hanging around her, she comes out very well in weight and Julia Zambudio's release makes her more dangerous, she will fight her again. Lady Red Moon is being a rumor every day, making it quite gray, here she comes out in very advantageous weight conditions with several of her rivals, this time she should be there. Rushdy is aiming at his last starts, he handles high scales well. He will wage war again. Aretha is very fit, she comes from winning two in a row and will be back in the fight.
In fifth place will be the Nertal Prize (sponsored by ¡Hola!), for horses and mares four years old and older, who have not won a prize of 12,000 euros since July last year. Eight specimens will start from the 1,600 meter pole. Prince Hamlet was second last year for the Basque Government and Antonio Blasco, proving to be one of our best sprinters. His last one was too bad to count. His preparation is on the rise and with his value, he will have a good opportunity to recover. By form you have to count on Powerful Sole, which is out, it will be a very tough rival. Hangover has not raced this year and that can weigh him down, with his value he should be very close. As a surprise I see Rugby Indus, who is rising in value, has just won his last game and is very fit.
The morning will close in sixth place, the Habit Award, split handicap first part, for horses and mares four years and older, also over the distance of 2,100 meters. Nine candidates for victory under the orders of the starter. Orbayo is willing to pass as winners, appearing in his four performances of the season, the scale is favorable to him, having a great opportunity to achieve victory. Rumbera is very well placed and running well, again in the fight. Medicean Blue is a great mare, with a lot of heart. The scale is hard but never gives anything away, it will be very dangerous as always.
The broadcast of the horse races of the Hippodrome of Madrid can be enjoyed on Movistar. The Las Carreras program is broadcast exclusively through the Deportes por M channels (dial 53 and its multis).
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In the enclosure there are more than 2,000 free parking spaces, and also free buses leaving from 10:30 a.m. every 20 minutes as a shuttle from Paseo Moret in Moncloa. (If the events in the capital do not allow the departure from that point, it is moved to Avda. de la Complutense, in front of the Ciudad Universitaria metro).