Franklin set to make winning debut
The Ikhtyar - Rahy's Serenade three year old gelding Franklin, trained by Pesi Shroff & to be ridden by S Zervan, has had an excellent mock race on the concluding day of the Pune racing sesaon, and on the strength of that show he looks a cinch for the Beti by Gitanjali Maiden Mile, the feature event of Sunday's eight-race card slated at Mahalaxmi.
Another Pesi Shroff trainee, Montezuma, a fluent winner on debut who was later gelded, is tipped to win the H M Mehta Trophy, while Black Magic Woman, trained by Cooji Katrak and to be ridden by Sandesh, looks capable of shocking more fancied rivals despite a long lay off over four months in
the Seth Ramnath Daga Trophy, a six-furlong sprint for class I horses.
First race at 1.45 pm.
Kyazoonga Trophy (Class V; 1000m)
Xenia 1, Domain Anna 2, Fire Goddess 3.
Rhapsidion Snow Plate (Class II; 1400m)
Hachiko 1, Neona 2.
Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy (VI Bart.) Trophy (For 2y, maidens; 1000m)
Raptor 1, Dark William 2 Veena's Star 3.
Vallabhdas H Adwalia Trophy (Class IV; 1800m)
Songlark 1, Dancing Splendour 2, Phoenix Force 3.
Seth Ramnath Daga Trophy (Class I; 1200m)
Black Magic Woman 1, Scarlet Pimpernel 2, Blue Sky 3.
Metro Motors Auto Hangar Sir H M Mehta Trophy (Class III; 1600m)
Montezuma 1, Amazing Desire 2, Invictus 3.
Beti by Gitanjali Maiden Mile (For 3y, maidens; 1600m)
Franklin 1, Ice Cool 2, Woven Dreams 3.
Gitanjali Lifestyle Trophy (For 5y&o, class V; 1400m)
Laurus Pride 1, Atlantic Star 2, Adventurer 3.
Best bet: Franklin (7-1)
Good bet: Montezuma (6-5)
Chance bet: Hachiko (2-3)
Upset: Savage Garden (4-5)
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.