Ravello, trained by Dallas Todywalla and to be ridden by A Sandesh, who had to twice play second fiddle to winners in recent past, gets another chance to capitalize on his brilliant early speed as he will take on 13 other rivals in the Indian Air Force Trophy, the feature event of Thursday's nine-race card. However, he will have to watch out for Kazuri, Ainra, Dreamz Unlimited and Hudson Hawk to go one better this time.
For the Pradeep Vijaykar Trophy, the supporting event, I expect Bay Of Sercrets to win over Another Conquest and Atalya, and Your Royal Majesty is tipped as a good bet of afternoon in the Estonia Plate for class II horses going over seven furlongs.
First race at 1.30 pm.
Romantic Liaison Plate (Class V; 1000m)
Blend Of Elegance 1, Ice Gate 2, Malzie 3.
Blue Ribbon Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1400m)
Tempest, Remarkables 2, Toofan 3.
Marchetta Plate (Class III; 2000m)
Storming Home 1, Illidan 2, Strawberry Crush 3.
Estonia Plate (Class II; 1400m)
Your Royal Majesty 1, Shania 2, Desert Wing 3.
Pleasure Hunt Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1000m)
Eternal Royalty 1, Sweet As Honey 2, Quatro 3.
Pradeep Vijayakar Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Bay Of Secrets 1, Another Conquest 2, Atalya 3.
Indian Air Force Trophy (Class III; 1000m)
Ravello 1, Ainra 2, Kazuri 3.
Blue Ribbon Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1400m)
Act Of Valour 1, Eduardo 2, Troppa Bella 3.
Pleasure Hunt Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1000m)
Tahrir 1, Trending 2, Winds And Stars 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Your Royal Majesty (4-7)
Chance bet: Blend Of Elegance (1-1)
Upset: Lhotse (2-8)
Super jackpot poo: 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