Horse racing: Alaindair tipped to prove its class

Despite there being only six runners in the fray, the RWITC Ltd Turf Championships (Gr 3) may turn out to be a close affair as last year’s champion Alaindair takes on the second rung of this year’s crop over the nine-furlong race which is slated as the feature event of today’s eight-race card.

Though his last run in the Invitation Cup turned out to be a tame effort, Alaindair is expected to triumph over Shivalik Showers and the rest.

Zana, trained by Bezan Chenoy and to be ridden by rookie Santosh, appeals as a good bet of the afternoon in the Jayant M Shah Plate. First race at 2.45 pm.

>> Kazakh Plate (Class V; 1000m)Blackbean 1, Pure Bliss 2, Miracle Of Mercy 3.
>> Atmosphere Plate (Class V; 1400m) Administration 1, Rocking 2, Iridescence 3.
>> Commanche Double Stakes (Class II; 1400m) Congressional 1, Rule Downunder 2, Simply Sweet 3.
>> Mulraj Goculdas Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1600m) Bold Appeal 1, Night Of Stars 2, The Way I Am 3.
>> RWITC Ltd Turf Championship (Gr.3) (For 4y&o; 1800m) Alaindair 1, Shivalik Showers 2, La Femme Fleur 3.

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