Amadeus for SC Jain Sprinters' Championship
A high-quality, trophy-studded card of nine races has been slated for Sunday at Mahalaxmi, the feature event being the grade 2, Dr S C Jain Sprinters' Championship for which 11 top class horses have accepted to run over six furlongs.
The race appears extremely competitive on paper with Amadeus, Ancient Wonder, Nefyn, Star Trainer & Elena likely to be concerned in a close finish at the serious end. My choice is Amadeus.
For the Jagjit Singh Owners' Tribute Million offers rich stakes of Rs 7.35 lakh and is reserved for small owners who do not have a share in more than five horses. Act Of War, the Bezan Chenoy-trained four-year-old to be ridden by Jimmy Fortune, is tipped to win the event.
For the best betting proposition of the afternoon, I nominate Cooji Katrak-trained Starry Eyes who should prove too good for her half a dozen rivals in the Arpan & Arti Million to be run over the trip of seven furlongs.
First race at 2.00 pm.
Blue Star Diamonds Salver (Class II; 2000m)
Invictus 1, Angel Child 2, Rodeo 3.
Arjav Diamonds Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Youre The Boss 1, Panthera 2, Ultrasonic 3.
Koko-Kika Trophy (Class V; 1400m)
Bella Figura 1, Kismat 2, Glowing Mist 3.
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Eclipse Stakes Of India Gr 2 (For 4y&o; 2000m)
Onassis 1, Astapi 2.
HELLO! Classic (Class III; 1400m)
Storm Tracker 1, Que Sera Sera 2, Set To Fly 3.
Dr S C Jain Sprinters' Championship Gr 2 (For 4y&o; 1200m)
Amadeus 1, Ancient Wonder 2, Nefyn 3.
Arpan & Arti Million (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Starry Eyes 1, Star Force 2, Dixie Delight 3.
Dr Jagjit Singh Owners' Tribute Million (Class IV; 1200m)
Act Of War 1, Purple Mokara 2, Golden Memory 3.
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai Salver (Class IV; 1600m)
Home Advantage 1, Fairy Empress 2, Jacqueline Smile 3.
Best bet: Starry Eyes (7-7)
Good bet: Youre The Boss (2-2)
Chance bet: Storm Tracker (5-1)
Upset: Su O Moto (8-7)
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