Four year old Hachiko, who has struck brilliant form as evidenced by his last two back-to-back victories, is conceding weight to his rivals which include other forward four-year-olds like Blue Ace, Manyatta & Hemisphere, besides the older Amadeus carrying the same silks as Hachiko.
It surely is not going to be an armchair ride for jockey A Sandesh astride the MK Jadhav trainee, but the fact cannot be denied that he has the best credentials and form to emerge victorious at the end of the mile trip, though it may out to be a very close finish.
A duel is expected between Cyclops & Bright Lady in the J D & Peggy Banatwalla Trophy, another prime event of the card. The first-named is my choice.
First race at 2 pm.
Kazakh Plate (Class V; 1400m)
Snow Flake 1, Star Builder 2, Polar Zone 3.
P B Avasia Plate (Class II; 1000m)
Sharaarat 1, Mable 2.
Girl From Ipanema Plate (Class III; 1800m)
Hyderabad Race Club Trophy (Class I; 1200m)
Monza 1, Deja Vu 2, Weizhou 3.
Jaguar Trophy - Div I (Class V; 1200m)
Miracle Of Mercy 1, Laurus Pride 2, Zoe 3.
J D & Peggy Banatwalla Trophy (For 3y; 1600m)
Cyclops 1, Bright Lady 2, Highraz 3.
Indo-Singapore Apprentice Champions Trophy (Class IV; 1400m)
Matrioshka 1, Princess Khatoum 2, Sherlock Holmes 3.
Maharaja Sir Harisinghji Trophy - Gr 3 (For 4y&o; 1600m)
Hachiko 1, Blue Ace 2, Manyatta 3.
Jaguar Trophy - Div II (Class V; 1200m)
Athos 1, Negredo 2, Run Like The Wind 3.
Best bet: Colossus (3-4)
Good bet: None Sharaarat (2-5)
Chance bet: Matrioshka (7-8)
Upset: Holiday Dancer (5-3)
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
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