Pune: Two of the best four-year-olds--Alaindair & Amazing Grace--will face each other in the grade 1, Signature Indian St Leger to be run over the gruelling trip of 2.800 meters. There are two more horses in the fray, but clearly the fight will be limited to these two, and the contest will finally decide who is the best of the crop of 2010.
F or months now, the entire Indian racing fraternity has been arguing the point, and you can say the opinion is equally divided. Although there is nothing to take away from Amazing Grace's recent superlative performances, after watching Alaindair's latest victory at Hyderabnad, I feel that he may be able to humble the filly on Sunday.
First race at 1.00 pm.
Midori Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Copperglow 1, Morals 2, Chasing Dreams 3.
Macchupicchu Trophy (Class II; 1000m)
Deep Diver 1, Rajsamman 2, Celsius 3.
Sunny Downs Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Simply Sweet 1, Starry Brook 2, Star Lightning 3.
Sweet Memories Trophy (Class IV; 1800m)
Storming Home 1, Fleetwood Mac 2, Magic Vision 3.
Mahajan Cup (Class III; 1200m)
Tammy O 1. Antartica Zone 2, Zenofic 3.
Signature Indian St. Leger (Grade 1) (For 4y; 2800m)
Alaindair 1, Amazing Grace 2.
Menorah Trophy - Div II (Class IV; 1000m)
Skyjet 1, Loveable Locks 2, Mystical Sunrise 3.
Menorah Trophy - Div I (Class IV; 1000m)
Scarlet Of Hope 1, Palace Girl 2, Heart Of The City 3.
Noble Prince Trophy (Class V; 1200m)
Bella Figura 1, Ocean Dream 2, Fajr 3.
Best bet: Storming Home (4-1)
Good bet: Deep Diver (2-6)
Chance bet: Simply Sweet (3-8)
Upset: Isadoro (5-3)
Super jackpot poo: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Jackpot pool: I - 3,4,5,6,7; II - 5,6,7,8,9
Treble pool: I - 2,3,4; II - 6,7,8; III - 7,8,9
Tanala pool: All races