Shroff likely to dominate Sunday card

Nov 30, 2014, 03:02 IST | Prakash Gosavi

Trainer Pesi Shroff has entered so many aces from his yard that it looks very likely the ace trainer will dominate the proceedings of the trophy-studded eight-race card

Trainer Pesi Shroff has entered so many aces from his yard that it looks very likely the ace trainer will dominate the proceedings of the trophy-studded eight-race card.

While three of his horses--Wilderness, Bon Vivant and Solomon--look poised to win their respective races, punters may face a sort of dilemma between his Circle Of Bliss and Mariinsky as both of them will be running in the same race, the grade 3, A C Ardeshir Trophy, which is slated as the feature event of the day.

Though Circle Of Bliss has astounding Pune form to support her claim for the top spot, I feel Mariinsky, in the hands of DK Ashish, may be able to stun her and the rest of the field.

First race at 1.30 pm.

Selections:
Municipal Commissioner's Trophy - Div II (Class IV; 1400m)
Wilderness 1, The Other Song 2, Blend Of Elegance 3.

Rotary Club of Thane Northend Cup (Class II; 2000m)
Fire Engine 1, The General 2.

Red Rufus Double Stakes (Class III; 1400m)
Bon Vivant 1, Delightful Lady 2, Presence 3.

Gracias Saldanha Memorial Million (For 3y&o; 1000m)
Dancing Phoenix 1, Greek God 2, Way Out 3.

G2 Gold Cup (For 2y, maidens; 1000m)
Phoenix Tiger 1, Evidence 2, Flying Show 3.

Metro Motors Auto Hangar Sir H M Mehta Million (For 3y; 1200m)
Solomon 1, Spider Man 2, Joshua 3.

A C Ardeshir Trophy (Grade 3) (For 3y&o; 1600m)
Mariinsky 1, Circle Of Bliss 2, Silver Streak 3.

Municipal Commissioner's Trophy - Div I (Class IV; 1400m)
Made To Measure 1, Strawberry Crush 2, Lucky Pineapple 3.

Recommendations
Best bet: Bon Vivant (3-8)
Good bet: Solomon (6-4)
Chance bet: Wilderness (1-8)
Upset: Star Lightning (8-10)

Today's pools
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.

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