Christmas Eve, carrying Dr MAM Ramaswamy's silks and trained by G Karthik, is tipped for the Forbes India Trophy, the main event of Sunday's eight-race card programmed at the Mahalaxmi racetrack. She towers over all her rivals with experience, and may have to only keep an eye on first-timer Magnificence (P Trevor up) who is most likely to follow her home.
First race 2.45 pm.
V R Menon Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Lhotse 1, Aleta 2, Word Of Honour 3.
K M Munshi Trophy (Class II; 1000m)
Beforememoryfades 1, Jimbo 2, Ravello 3.
Elusive Pimpernel Handicap Million (Class III; 1400m)
Honest Pleasure 2, El Camino 2, Shivalik View 3.
Almanac Double Stakes (Class IV; 2000m)
Authority 1, Romantic Racer 2, Hoshiyaar 3.
Switch Media Trophy - Div II (For 5y&o, class IV; 1400m)
Essence Of Love 1, Queen Of Venus 2, Shaughnessy 3.
R M & Rukmani Goculdas Million (For 4y&o; 1400m)
Shivalik Storm 1, Dancing Prances 2, Your Royal Majesty 3.
Forbes India Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Christmas Eve 1, Magnificence 2, Desert Lily 3.
Switch Media Trophy - Div I (For 5y&o, class IV; 1400m)
Savannah Sound 1, Wish Upon A Star 2, Blue Horizons 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Christmas Eve (7-5)
Chance bet: Authority (4-5)
Upsets: Brown Dynamite (5-3) & Staying Alive (8-11)
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.
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