However, the Mansingh Jadhav-trained four-year-old King Julien also has a very good chance of upsetting the favoured trio’s applecart. Trainer Imtiaz Sait, who had a lean Pune season, may find himself in the limelight as all his three runners — Octopaul, Zambezi & Staying Alive — are running with a more-than-average chance to win their respective races. First race at 2 pm.
Deepali Plate (Class V, 1-26; 1000m)
Emerald Fortune 1, Winchester 2, Captain Smart 3.
Vox Populi Plate (Class IV, 20-46; 2000m) Hurricane Wind 1, Divine Inspiration 2, Jacqueline Smile 3.
Snow Plate - Div II (For 4y & over, class IV, 20-46; 1200m) Octopaul 1, Unknown Rebel 2, Reckless Romeo 3.
Beautiful Stranger Trophy (Class II, 60-86; 1200m) Coccinella 1, Incognito 2, Step Up 3.
Mayor’s Trophy (Class III, 40-66; 1200m) King Julien 1, Jimbo 2, Macedonian 3.
Etna Plate (Class V, 1-26; 1400m)
Zambezi 1, Quando Quando 2, Twittillator 3.
Snow Plate - Div I (For 4y & over, class IV, 20-46; 1200m)
Staying Alive 1, Smooth Operator 2, Masterofthesky 3.
Recommendations: Best bet: None
Good bet: Zambezi (6-6)
Chance bet: Coccinella (4-3)
Upsets: Home Factor (5-10) & Follow Me (7-7). Today's pools:
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.