The grade 1, Poonawalla Breeders' Multi-Million (PBMM), the richest race for three-year-olds, popularly known as the juvenile Derby, is slated as the stellar attraction of a bumper ten-race Sunday card at the Mahalaxmi racetrack. There are 14 runners in the fray, nine of them already winners of at least one race.
All eyes will be on Multitude, the Vijay Singh-trained Multidimensional - Haidi colt from Kolkata, who has won all this three starts so far, and may start as the favourite for the PBMM. The local brigade will be spearheaded by Pesi Shroff's Costa Del Sol, Malesh Narredu's Colombiana, Cooji Katrak's Bullrun & Dallas Todywalla's Phoenix Tiger, and it is the last-named whom I expect to emerge triumphant.
First race at 1.15 pm.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy - Div II (Class V; 1200m)
Secret Oath 1, Rock The Turf 2, Katniss 3.
Satinello Trophy - Div I (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Imperial Princess 1, Carma 2, Aliboxer 3.
Serum Institute of India Trophy (Class II; 1000m)
Merchantofvenice 1, Ravello 2, In The Limelight 3.
Rusi Patel Trophy (Class I; 1400m)
Adam 1, Papakura 2, One Kept Secret 3.
Sir Victor Sassoon Gold Trophy (Class III; 1600m)
His Highness 1, Midnight Dancer 2, Penny Lane 3.
Satinello Trophy - Div II (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Bulldozer 1, Never Surrender 2, Confiance 3.
Intervalve (India) Ltd Trophy (Class IV; 2400m)
Zazou 1, Double Or Quits 2, Toofan 3.
Poonawalla Breeders' Multi-Million (Grade 1) (For 3y; 1400m)
Phoenix Tiger 1, Multitude 2, Colombiana 3.
Dr Goolam E Vahanvati Gold Trophy (Class III; 1200m)
Satellite 1, Pepito 2, Beach Game 3.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy - Div I (Class V; 1200m)
Con Man 1, Magic Vision 2, Speed Up 3.
Best bet: Adam (4-5)
Good bet: Zazou (7-1)
Chance bet: Satellite (9-7)
Upset: Mumbai King (1-4) & Loveable Locks (10-6)
Super jackpot pool: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Jackpot pool: I - 4,5,6,7,8; II - 6,7,8,9,10
Treble pool: I - 3,4,5; II - 7,8,9; III - 8,9,10
Tanala pool: All races.