Though the Altamash Ahmed-trained four-year-old has failed on every occasion in the past whenever he has tried to go beyond ten furlongs, there is a good chance he will emerge victorious thanks to his current superb form.
Ocean And Beyond and Spearhead, the two older horses who have given proof that they can stay this gruelling trip, are the ones he will have to beat. A Sandesh will ride An Acquired Taste.
As bets, I recommend three horses — Port Blair, Clinton and Knight Of Re, the one mentioned first attracting as the day’s best betting proposition.
First race at 1:30 pm.
. Live Legend Plate (Class V; 1400m): Veena’s Star 1, Stella 2, Daredevil 3.
. Radical Force Plate (Class II; 1000m): Port Blair 1, Rule Forever 2, Dreamliner 3.
. Personified Plate (Class V; 2000m): Belvedere 1, Romantic Beauty 2, Ashwa Yodhaa 3.
. Consequence Plate (For 3y; 1200m): Fontainebleau 1, Rosie Sunshine 2, Stiletto 3.
. Rose Royal Trophy (Class I; 1400m):C linton 1, Blue Ace 2, Scarlet Pimpernel 3.
. Idar Gold Trophy Gr 3 (For 4y and over; 2400m): An Acquired Taste 1, Ocean And Beyond 2, Spearhead 3.
. Premier Collection Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1600m): Adams Spirit 1, Novak 2, Splendid Light 3.
. Macchupicchu Gold Cup (Class III; 1400m): Que Sera Sera 1, Protector Of Paris 2, Theology 3.
. Premier Collection Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1600m): Knight Of Re 1, Suo O Moto 2, Lavender Brown 3.
Best bet: Port Blair (2-5)
Good bet: Clinton (5-4)
Chance bet: Knight Of Re (9-9)
Upset: Oriental Sapphire (7-1)
Super jackpot pool: 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.