Nine runners are in the fray, including one filly, Mariinsky, winner of the Indian 1000 Guineas last Sunday, whose connections have ambitiously pitched her as final entry.
Four of the nine runners —Alaindair, Murioi, Silver Arrow and Mariinsky — have more than average chance of landing the rich stakes of over Rs 8 million, of which the winner's take will be a cool Rs 4.8 million. I expect Alaindair to triumph over the classy Murioi and the vastly improved Silver Arrow.
First race at 1 pm.
Bautiful Stranger Trophy (Class V, 1-26; 2400m)
Scalanaya 1, Blue Shadow 2.
Jacqueline Cup (Class I, 80 & upwards; 1000m)
Anahi 1, Hawaiian Princess 2, National Glory 3.
Nawabzada Rashiduzzafar Khan Trophy (Class II, 60-86; 2000m)
Invictus 1, The Ministerian 2, Honest Pleasure 3.
Kejriwal Trophy (Class III, 40-66; 1400m)
Analeah 1, Indian Touch 2, Quest For Love 3.
Allah Rakhkha Gold Trophy (Terms, for 2y, maidens; 1200m)
Quasar 1, Solomon 2, Personify 3.
Radheyshyam Jhunjhunwala Million (Terms, for 3y & over; 1400m)
Storm Tracker 1, Hachiko 2, Winston 3.
Deltin Casinos Indian 2000 Guineas (Grade 1) (Terms, for 3y; 1600m)
Alaindair 1, Murioi 2, Silver Arrow 3.
G Essaji Trophy (Class IV, 20-46; 1600m)
Providence 1, Malkia 2, Mufasa 3.
Cole Gold Trophy - Division II (Class IV, 20-46; 1200m)
Vanguard 1, Alecto 2, Shining Path 3.
Cole Gold Trophy - Division I (Class IV, 20-46; 1200m)
Reckless 1, You're The Boss 2, La Traviata 3.
Best bet: Anahi (2-2)
Good bet: Analeah (4-7)
Chance bet: Storm