Sheer Class, the Vijay Mallya-owned filly trained by Pesi Shroff, is fancied for the Mystical Trophy, the main event of the seven-race card slated for Thursday's races at Mahalaxmi. In the hands of Treor Patel, and especially thanks to the bottom weight, she appeals as the best betting proposition of the afternoon.

Another filly from the same yard, Mine Forever, is expected to continue her winning run by picking up the Willow Herb Plate for class III horses, and accordingly, shapes as a good bet.

First race at 2.00 pm.

Astana Plate (For 5y&o, class IV; 1000m)
Burgundy Rose 1, Mateus Rose 2, Sun Hot 3.

Shantidas Askuran Trophy (For 4y&o, class II; 1000m)
Brynhill 1, Tammy O 2, Rajsamman 3.

Mystical Trophy (Class I; 1600m)
Sheer Class 1, Zoraavar 2, Trance 3.

M H Ahmedbhoy Trophy (Class III; 2000m)
Athens 1, Grenadine 2, Ace Fantasy 3.

Star Princess Plate (Class IV; 1600m)
Bethpage 1, Savage Beauty 2, Spades 3.

Willow Herb Plate (Class III; 1200m)
Mine Forever 1, Natalian Express 2, Quick Fire 3.

Alvarita Plate (Class V; 1000m)
Pretty In Patpong 1, Annabeth 2, Admiral Grey 3.

Best bet: Sheer Class (3-5)
Good bet: Mine Forever (6-4)
Chance bet: Burgundy Rose (1-2)
Upset: Diamond Zip (7-6)

Today's pools
Super jackpot pool: 2,3,4,5,6,7
Jackpot pool: 3,4,5,6,7
Treble pool: 5,6,7
Tanala pool: All races.