Though she had always given a clear impression that her best trip is on the shorter side of the mile, Maisha was installed as a favourite for the Grade 1, Nanoli Stud Pune Derby, only because all so-called experts were convinced about her inherent class. And it will be the same "class" that should see her coast to an easy victory in the Maharaja Of Morvi Trophy, the feature event of today's card.
The eight-race card may prove much more tricky than it appears at first glance, and caution should be the watchword as it is difficult to accurately predict the current form of most of the runners. There is some chance that followers of Divine Wish and Shivalik Showers can hope to collect a small profit. First race at 1.15 pm.
Rotary Clubs of Bombay, Bombay Bayview and Bombay Peninsula Charity Cup (Class V; 1400m) Divine Wish 1, Ashwa Yodhaa 2, Leontine 3.
Rotary Club of Ambarnath Cup (For 2y, maidens; 1200m) Mount Rushmore 1, Golden Belle 2, Spirited Touch 3.
Maharaja of Morvi Trophy (For 3y; 1400m) Maisha 1, Zodiac 2.
Wockhardt Hospital & Rotary Club of Bombay Worli Cup (Class IV; 1800m)
Zabisco 1, Burlusque 2, Replica 3.
Rotary Club of Bombay Pier - KRYFS Cup (Class I; 1200m)
Dynamo 2, Mykonos 2, Mint Approach 3.
Rotary Club of Bombay Charities Cup (Class II; 1400m)
Polydences 1, War Command 2, Royal Passion 3.
Rotary Club of Bombay Queens Necklace Cup (Class III; 1600m)
Shivalik Showers 1, Congressional 2, Rule Downunder 3.
Rotary Club of Thane Northend Cup (Class IV; 1200m)
Cyclops 1, Brown Dynamite 2, Tempest 3.
Best bet: Maisha (3-1)
Good bet: Shivalik Showers (7-6)
Chance bet: Divine Wish (1-1)
Upset: Mauna Kea (5-5)
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.