Eskimo for J V Shukla Trophy
One of the trophy races on Thursday's seven-race card is named after J V Shukla, better known as Ashwamitra, who spent over three decades in horse racing journalism.
Seven runners will face the starter for the class III event to be run over the trip of six furlongs, and a close finish is expected between Sharaarat & Eskimo. The latter is my choice.
First race at 2.15 pm.
Grand Passion Plate - Div II (Class V; 1000m)
Celsius 1, Heavenly Prize 2, Fairy Queen 3.
Nyayo Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Oriental Sapphire 1, Queens Camp 2, Fairy Empress 3.
Grand Passion Plate - Div I (Class V; 1000m)
Josephine 1, Crrisp 2, Bathsheba 3.
Sir Rahimtoola Chinoy Trophy (Class II; 1600m)
An Acquired Taste 1, Ambrosia 2, Sumo 3.
J V Shukla - Ashwamitra Trophy (Class III; 1200m)
Eskimo 1, Sharaarat 2, Rising Power 3.
Star Admiral Plate (Class IV; 1400m)
Schwartz 1, Black Pearl 2, Purple Patch 3.
Elegance Plate (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Bulls Eye 1, Alecto 2, Eveready 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Josephine (3-4)
Chance bet: Eskimo (5-5)
Upset: Kalinga Star (2-5)
Super jackpot pool: 2,3,4,5,6,7
Jackpot pool: 3,4,5,6,7
Treble pool: 5,6,7
Tanala pool: All races.