At first glance, it looks like a match race between Altaf Hussain-trained Dancing Prances & Pesi Shroff-trained Mariinksy. However, a closer look at the Malesh Narredu-trained Hawker, who recently won on her debut in amazing style, makes me feel that perhaps this could turn out to be a triangular fight, with Dancing Prances having a slender edge over the other two.
Senora Bella, who had won her first two career starts before losing her way in the Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million at Mahalaxmi, is expected to make amends and lift the Governor’s Gold Cup, the supporting event of the card. The Pesi Shroff trainee to be ridden by P Trevor attracts as the best betting proposition of the afternoon.
First race at 1.30 pm.
Star Wish Plate (Class V; 1800m)
Blue Knight 1, Perfect Strength 2, Hot As Ice 3.
Her Majesty Trophy (Class I; 1600m)
Supreme Star 1, Clinton 2, Invictus 3.
Dr K Vasudevan Cup (For 3y, maidens; 1600m)
The Ministerian 1, Infallible 2, Phelps 3.
Moosa M Hoosein Trophy (For 5y&over, Class IV; 1000m)
Be Cool 1, Celsius 2, Titleist 3.
Governor's Gold Cup (Class III; 1400m)
Senora Bella 1, Moon Shadow 2, Barringo 3.
F D Wadia Trophy - Gr 2 (For 3y; 1400m)
Dancing Prances 1, Mariinsky 2, Hawker 3.
Aspinalls Plate (Class II; 1400m)
Set To Fly 1, Hawaiian Princess 2, Amazing Desire 3.
Aurora Aurealis Plate (Class V; 1200m)
Sea Pearl 1, Stella 2, Winds Of Change 3.
Best bet: Senora Bella (5-5)
Good bet: Set To Fly (7-3)
Chance bet: Sea Pearl (8-6)
Upset: Insignia (3-7)
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.