The nine-race card on offer at the Mahalaxmi racetrack for the Saturday evening appears to be quite competitive. The Jockeys Trophy, one of the prime races of the last weekend of the current campaign, will generate most interest as all the top three jockeys at this center--A Sandesh, Trevor Patel and S Zervan--are in the fray. There are nine three-year-old maiden horses in the fray for the prestigious vevent.
Thanks to her top position on the scale of Dynamic Ratings, Philadelphia, trained by Dallas Todywalla and to be ridden by A Sandesh, looks set to give her jockey a most meaningful victory as, after trailing behind Trevor Patel in the early part of the season, Sandesh rallied on very well to overtake his arch rival, and is presently sitting pretty at the top of the Jockeys Championship Tally.
First race at 4 pm.
T M Goculdas Plate (Class II; 1000m)
Merchantofvenice 1, Golden Belle 2.
Bangalore Turf Club Trophy (Class I; 1400m)
Airco 1, Staristocrat 2.
H R Shantidas Trophy (Class II; 1800m)
Shadowfax 1, Midnight Dancer 2,
M D Petit Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Royal Eclair 1, Admission 2, Rocking 3.
Trainers' Trophy - Div II (Class III; 1200m)
Undisputed 1, Squash 2, Magnum Opus 3.
Kailashpat Singhania Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1600m)
Tchibouela 1, Poet 2, Scheld Of Achilles 3.
Jockeys Trophy (For 3y, unplaced maidens; 1000m)
Philadelphia 1, Alpine Express 2, Synchronicity 3.
Style Cracker Triple Stakes (Class IV; 1400m)
Star One 1, Rain Dance 2, Hunting Pleasure 3.
Trainers' Trophy - Div I (Class III; 1200m)
Final Encounter 1, Vision Of Romance 2, Zana 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Philadelphia (7-9)
Chance bet: Shadowfax (3-2)
Upset: Tennessee (4-3), Zanzibaar (6-10) & Sensex (8-16)
Super jackpot pool: 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.