Be Cautious, trained by Malesh Narredu and to be ridden by his son Yash, is tipped to win the Warsaw Pact Trophy, the feature event of Thursday's eight-race card slated to be run at the Mahalaxmi racetrack. Her task is cut out as she has to be wary of only one of her nine rivals--Captain Courage from trainer Pesi Shroff's yard--who put in some really fast fractions when gaining his maiden success on this track last month over this same trip of five furlongs.

However, going by the Dynamic Ratings, Be Cautious enjoys a decisive edge in speed, and in fact, attracts as the best bet of the afternoon.

First race at 1.45 pm.

Blue Ribbon Plate (For 5y&o, class V; 1000)
Queen Of Venus 1, Gyahana 2, Royal Sapphire 3.

Marchetta Plate (Class III; 2400m)
Jigsaw 1, Phenomenal Memory 2.

Estonia Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1200m)
Godsent 1, Hedwig 2, Kaleidoscope 3.

Astapi Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Rock In Rio 1, Miss Arazan 2, Apple Betty 3.

Warsaw Pact Trophy (Class III; 1000m)
Be Cautious 1, Captain Courage 2, Enthralling 3.

Allaire Plate (For 4y, maidens; 1200m)
Sans Peur 1, Frankest 2, Aliboxer 3.

Estonia Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1200m)
Governor General 1, Speed Of Sound 2, Naumee 3.

Pleasure Hunt Plate (For 5y&o, class IV; 1400m)
Rapid Girl 1, Spanish Saga 2, The Soprano 3.

Best bet: None
Good bet: Be Cautious (5-10)
Chance bet: Queen Of Venus (1-1)
Upset: Batman (6-2) & Magnolia (8-13)

Today's pools
Super jackpot pool: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Jackpot pool: 4,5,6,7,8
Treble pool: I - 5,6,7; II - 6,7,8
Tanala pool: All races.