Pune: The continuous drizzle, which started early morning on Friday and continued unabated until late night, was welcome news for the residents of the Peshwa city; however, the same showers have put a question mark over the Saturday race card as some vital parts of the racecourse real estate is under water. However, the authorities are hopeful if a credible source from the race club is to be believed, who told mid-day on the condition of anonymity, "If we have even a three-hour window of clear weather on Saturday morning, our monsoon track will ensure racing will go on smoothly."
The Tattersalls Million, slated as the feature event of the nine-race card, has ten 3y olds in the fray, but in all probability, it may turn out as a duel between Sunderji-trained Itscaro and Karanjawalla-trained Benezeer, both impressive winners in their last starts on this track. I expect Itscaro to emerge victorious.
First race at 1.30 pm.
Proteus Plate - Div I (Class V; 1000m)
Stardom Calling 1, Desert Lily 2, Sunshine Heart 3.
Mysore Race Club Trophy (Class I; 1600m)
Remember Me 1, Commander 2.
Amazing Bay Double Stakes (Class III; 2000m)
Rigoletto 1, Shadowfax 2.
Proteus Plate - Div II (Class V; 1000m)
Victory Dancer 1, Polar Zone 2, Star Benevolent 3.
Cardinal Plate (For 3y, maidens; 2000m)
Remember The Time 1, Warpath 2, Dancing Pretty 3.
Jaidev Plate (Class II; 1000m)
Polished Chrome 1, Valentino 2, Mine Forever 3.
Tattersalls Million (For 3y; 1200m)
Itscaro 1, Benezeer 2, Shivalik Story 3.
Enaksi Plate (Class IV; 1600m)
Magnificence 1, Wajood 2, Devils Ride 3.
Flaming Ace Plate (Class III; 1000m)
Sunny Sea 1, Born To Win 2, Star 3.
Best bet: Rigoletto (3-2)
Good bet: Victory Dancer (4-5)
Chance bet: Magnificence (8-1)
Upset: Dreamz Unlimited (9-2)
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 race