An extremely well-filled nine-race card is framed for Saturday at Mahalaxmi, with all the nine races carrying big money along with big prestige. Competition will obviously be top class as no horse is going to give an inch of advantage to any other horse. A record crowd is expected on both days of weekend racing, and winner picking is not going to be easy.
The Gr 3, Kunigal Breeders' Produce Stakes is slated as the prime event of today's card. There are 11 three-year-olds in the fray and seven of them are already winners of one race each. I expect the winner to emerge from the quintet of Bold March, Carbonara, Emperado, In My Dream and Germanicus. The last-named may show dramatic improvement over his debut victory and end up winning the prestigious race.
First race at 1.30 pm.
Kingfisher BUZZ - Life is Delicious Cup - Div II (For 5y&o, class IV; 1000m)
Chase The Ace 1, Good Memory 2, Queen Of Venus 3.
Kingfisher Ultra MAX Challenge (Class V; 1200m)
Jezebel 1, Ancient Glory 2, Baryshnikov 3.
Kingfisher BUZZ - Life is Delicious Cup - Div I (For 5y&o, class IV; 1000m)
Make It Shine 1, Born To Win 2, Noble Lady 3.
McDowell's No.1 Soda Trophy - Div II (Class IV; 1400m)
Victorio 1, Alisha's Pet 2, Kaleidoscope 3.
Royal Challenge Sports Drink Trophy (Class III; 1800m)
Magnolia 1, Joss 2, Oreius 3.
Kingfisher ULTRA - Emperor of Good Times Challenge (Class II; 1400m)
Remembrance Of You 1, Persian Prince 2, Melinda 3.
Bagpiper Soda Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Sydney Harbour 1, Kingston Heath 2, Voulez Vous 3.
Kunigal Stud Breeders' Produce Stakes (Gr 3) (For 3y; 1400m)
Germanicus 1, In My Dream 2, Carbonara 3.
McDowell's No.1 Soda Trophy - Div I (Class IV; 1400m)
Charging Tigress 1, Stardom Calling 2, Zambian 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Magnolia (5-7)
Chance bet: Chase The Ace (1-4)
Upsets: Peppercorn (1-12), Zatchi (2-6) & Commodore (9-15)
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