Pune: The six-furlong P Hadow Trophy for class II horses is slated as the feature event of Friday's nine-race card, and there are 11 runners in the fray. Of the 11, four can be billed as prime contenders: Speed King, Apache, Egyptiana and Gold Bag. The last-named, winner of two back-to-back races over this trip during the night racing trial, seems to have maintained her winning condition and is expected to give a good account of herself in the hands of Sandesh.
Mount Rushmore, a B Prakash-trained 3y old to be ridden by P Trevor, attracts as the best betting proposition of the afternoon in the lower division of the A J Wadia Plate.
First race at 1.00 pm.
Accademia Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Soul Centric 1, Savage Garden 2, Blavatsky 3.
Saint Emilion Plate (For 5y&o, class IV; 1400m)
Star Of Babylon 1, Sansani 2, Archimedes 3.
Amorous Knight Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Fearless Nadia 1, Pearl Secret 2, Velvet Amari 3.
Classic Talk Plate (For 3y; 1200m)
Christmas Eve 1, Itscaro 2, Another Conquest 3.
Air Dash Plate (Class III; 1400m)
Golden Belle 1, Zodiac 2, Domingo 3.
A J Wadia Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1200m)
Make Way For Me 1, Imperial Princess 2, Bidstone Hill 3.
P Hadow Trophy (Class II; 1200m)
Gold Bag 1, Speed King 2, Apache 3.
A J Wadia Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1200m)
Mount Rushmore 1, Strategic Move 2, Ice Affair 3.
Oriental Express Plate (Class V; 1000m)
Multinational 1, Wonder Story 2, Admission 3.
Best bet: Mount Rushmore (8-1)
Good bet: Christmas Eve (4-3)
Chance bet: Make Way For Me (6-4)
Upset: Egyptiana (7-9)
Super jackpot poo: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Jackpot pool: I - 3,4,5,6,7; II - 5,6,7,8,9
Treble pool: I - 2,3,4; II - 6,7,8; III - 7,8,9
Tanala pool: All races