The Maharaja Of Morvi Trophy, a historically prominent race, has attracted only two runners--Cardinal & Afsoon, and the loser is assured a generoussum of Rs 141,433--horse racing is indeed a "rich" sport. Cardinal, who is neither an ordinary horse nor a Classic prospect, will win the event because Afsoon is an out and out sprinter, and not meant to excel over seven furlongs. Black Magic Woman in the Seth Ramnath Daga Trophy for class I horses shapes as the best bet of the Sunday afternoon. Forest Flair should follow her home.
First race at 2 pm. Selections:
Romantic Champ Plate (Class V; 2000m) Arabian Rock 1, Hym Path 2, Arzaan 3.
Maharaja Of Morvi Trophy (For 3y, 1400m) Cardinal 1.
Sir H M Mehta Trophy (Class III; 1600m) Haunting Fantasy 1, Lake Paradise 2.
Seth Ramnath Daga Trophy (Class I; 1200m) Black Magic Woman 1, Forest Flair 2, Bullet 3.
The Dirty Picture Trophy (4y&o, class IV; 1200m) Ocean Yarrman 1, Zaracha 2, Crowned Princess 3.
Gitanjali Juvenile Million (For 2y, maidens; 1200m) Relic Hunter 1, Astromia 2, Destiny 3.
Starynsky Plate (Class V; 1000m) Peregrine Falcon 1, Tysea 2, Flash Forward 3.
Recommendations Best bet: Black Magic Woman (4-5)
Good bet: Haunting Fantasy (3-2)
Chance bet: Peregrine Falcon (7-1)
Upset: Amazing Desire (6-1)
Super jackpot pool: 2,3,4,5,6,7
Jackpot pool: 3,4,5,6,7
Treble pool: 5,6,7
Tanala pool: 1,3,4,5,6,7