Horse racing: Rule Downunder could shock rivals

Despite there being only 5 runners in the fray, the Madras Race Club Trophy may turn out to be the most thrilling race of the Sunday card at Mahalaxmi. The reason is, handicapping-wise, four of the five horses are matched so closely that any of them could turn out to be the eventual winner. Luck of the race will prove the most decisive factor, and I think it may go in favour of Rule Downunder, trained by SK Sunderji and to be ridden by Trevor Patel.

Fancied horses may dominate the finish of races in lower class on Sunday. Although no horse attracts as the best betting proposition, Pink Panther (Skoda Superb Cup) and Relentless Pursuit (Quest For Cash) may oblige their followers with little luck.

First race at 4.30 pm.

Regal Equity Plate - Div II (Class V; 1000m)
Baryshnikov 1, Big Bro 2, Wonder Story 3.

Quest For Cash Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1200m)
Relentless Pursuit 1, Frankest 2, Espada 3.

Satinello Trophy - Div II (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Nutcracker 1, Thunder Down Under 2, Magical Memory 3.

Madras Race Club Trophy (Class I; 1200m)
Rule Downunder 1, Brahmachari 2, Zander 3.

Regal Equity Plate - Div I (Class V; 1000m)
Acker Bilk 1, Speedo 2, Amazon Cat 3.

Satinello Trophy - Div I (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
London 1, Cyclone 2, Sky Mine 3.

Skoda Superb Cup (Class IV; 1400m)
Pink Panther 1, Charging Tigress 2, Arlene 3.

Quest For Cash Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1200m)
Alien 1, Shining Melody 2, Naumee 3.

Best bet: None
Good bet: Pink Panther (7-6)
Chance bet: Relentless Pursuit (2-5)
Upset: Pretty In Patpong (5-8)

Today's pools
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.

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