Pune: An insipid eight-race card is dished out by the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) for Friday's races. The Versaki Trophy for class III horses is featured as the main event for which Exactly, with two back-to-back victories in quick succession, will stake a strong claim.
The Faisal Abbas-trained four-year-old filly attracts as a chance bet of the afternoon, while Ravello, from Todywalla's yard, attracts as a good bet in the upper division of the Giacosa Plate despite being gelded recently as he will be facing a very moderate set of rivals after having faced the likes of Be Safe and Maisha earlier.
First race at 2 pm.
Gobelin Plate (Class V; 1000m)
Royal Sapphire 1, Blue Flame 2, Walk Of Fame 3.
Aspiring Star Plate (For 4y, class IV; 1000m)
Blue Bay 1, Cosmic Dancer 2, Cyclops 3.
Versaki Trophy (Class III; 2400m)
Exactly 1, Square Moon 2.
Venus Arising Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1600m)
Soul Centric 1, Laurita 3, Savage Beauty 3.
Giacosa Plate - Div II (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Himalayan Dancer 1, Lucky Charm 2, Via Amoris 3.
Sky Raider Plate (Class V; 1400m)
Dhishkyaon 1, Without Fear 2, Star Builder 3.
Giacosa Plate - Div I (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Ravello 1, Ensign 2, Joleene 3.
Pepe Junior Plate (Class IV; 1400m)
Belmont 1, Natalian Express 2, Papillon 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Ravello (7-5)
Chance bet: Exactly (3-2)
Upset: Summer Express (8-6)
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.