Horse racing: Majestic faces threat from Top Bracket
Thanks to her attractive late dash behind Solange on this track last month, Majestic, trained by Malesh Narredu and to be ridden by his nephew Suraj, will have numerous supporters in Vallabhdas H Adwalia Trophy, a class IV race that features as one of the two trophy races on the seven-race Thursday card.
However, going by the Dynamic Ratings, Top Bracket & Miracle Of Love, two horses carrying the silks of horse owner Kishore Dhingra look capable of causing anxious moments to Majestic's followers.
Interestingly, both hail from different yards — Top Bracket is trained by Dallas Todywalla and Miracle Of Love will be saddled by Pesi Shroff. Both have declared top jockeys like A Sandesh and P Trevor respectively.
Also in the fray are Simona (Dashrath Singh up) and Jager Bomb (DK Ashish up), making the contest more intriguing.
I expect Top Bracket to catch the judge's eye first.
First race at 2.15 pm.
Snow Dew Plate - Div II (Class V; 1000m)
True Heir 1, Amazon Cat 2, Masterstrike 3.
Snow Dew Plate - Div I (Class V; 1000m)
Royal Sapphire 1, Desert Lily 2, Polar Zone 3.
Mystical Trophy (Class I; 1800m)
The Unicorn 1, Laurita 2, Al Shamsheer 3.
Vallabhdas H Adwalia Trophy (Class IV; 1600m)
Top Bracket 1, Majestic 2, Miracle Of Love 3.
Venus De Milo Plate (For 5y&o, class IV; 1000m)
Ainra 1, Ice Gate 2, Seven Seas 3.
Desert Lightning Plate (Class III; 2000m)
Starry Brook 1, Heather 2, Jigsaw 3.
Secret Star Plate (Class III; 1000m)
Niobrara 1, Final Encounter 2, Abigail 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: The Unicorn (3-5)
Chance bet: True Heir (1-4)
Upset: Born To Win (7-12)
Super jackpot pool: 2,3,4,5,6,7
Jackpot pool: 3,4,5,6,7
Treble pool: 5,6,7
Tanala pool: All races.