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