Master Shifu can win at today's Pune races
It looks likely that most of the betting money in the grade 3, Eve Champion Trophy, the feature event of Saturday's eight-race card, may ride on An Acquired Taste, the Altamash Ahmed-trained four-year-old.
He will be ridden by A Sandesh who seems to have struck a purple patch after a tentative start to the monsoon season. However, Master Shifu, though he ran pathetically in the Bangalore St Leger, should not be completely written off because just before that show.
First race at 2 pm.
>> Zephyr Bay Plate (Class V; 1400m) Sydney 1, Moonraker 2, Showers Of Heaven 3.
>> Cabriolet Plate (Class III; 1800m) Hamlet 1, Soneeyo 2, Roswald 3.
>> B K Lagad Memorial Gold Trophy (Class III; 1000m)
Emperor Of France 1, Panthera 2, Dreamliner 3.
>> Deepak Raut Gold Trophy - Div I (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Cosmic Dancer 1, Amaya 2, Rashun 3.
>> Antonios Trophy (Class I; 1200m) Dancing Phoenix 1, Anahi 2, Turf Lightning 3.
>> Eve Champion Trophy - Gr 3 (For 4y&o; 2000m) Master Shifu 1, An Acquired Taste 2, Maple Star 3.
>> Deepak Raut Gold Trophy - Div II (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Pretty Hot 1, Foinaven 2, Oriental Rocky 3.
>> Pimpernel Trophy (Class IV; 1600m) Amistad 1, Grand Duke 2, Zanthos 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Cosmic Dancer
Chance bet: Sydney (1-1)
Upset: So True (3-1)
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.