PUNE: The Pesi Shroff-trained Costa Del Sol, who decisively beat the Malesh Narredu-trained Colombiana in the grade 1, Poonawalla Breeders' Multi-Million at Mumbai, now faces him again in the grade 2, F D Wadia Trophy to be run over identical trip, which is slated as the stellar attraction of Sunday's eight-race card.
Colombiana is going into this race after a superb mock race last month, and will not go down without a fight. However, looking to Trevor Patel's current incredible riding form (he scored another treble yesterday after nine wins over last weekend), I feel Costa Del Sol will be able to humble Colombiana yet again. Avant Garde, who broke her maiden by a stylish win during the Bangalore summer season, is the one who looks capable of adding pep to the finish.
First race at 1.30 pm.
Timeless Beauty Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Sansa 1, Sir Song 2, Secret Flame 3.
War Command Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1000m)
Cannonball Run 1, Stardom Calling 2, President 3.
Mayor's Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1800m)
Royal Seal 1, Velvet Amari 2, Top Cat 3.
Dr K Vasudevan Trophy (Class II; 1000m)
Polished Chrome 1, Mine Forever 2, Deep Diver 3.
F D Wadia Trophy (Grade 3) (For 3y; 1400m)
Costa Del Sol 1, Colombiana 2, Avant Garde 3.
Antonios Double Stakes (Class III; 1400m)
Strategic Moves 1, La Tonnarella 2, Dancing Lord 3.
Star Wish Plate (For 3y; 1200m)
Kaleidoscope 1, Final Encounter 2, Charging Empress 3.
War Command Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1000m)
Few Dollars More 1, Shining Melody 2, Born To Win 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Strategic Moves (6-1)
Chance bet: Cannonball Run (2-1)
Upset: Allegiance (1-4)
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.