Solomon, trained by Pesi Shroff and to be ridden by Trevor Patel, attracts as the best betting proposition of the Christmas Day card at the Mahalaxmi racecourse. The Vijay Mallya-owned three-year-old is in rousing form at present as evidenced by his last victory, and is expected to humble Zander who appears to be his main rival in the dozen-horse field.
First race at 1.00 pm.
Paragon Plate (For 2y, maidens; 1200m)
Golden Belle 1, Sentimental 2, Evidence 3.
N M Irani Trophy - Div II (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Arrivederci 1, Star Lightning 2, Shivalik View 3.
Decoration Trophy (For 2y, maidens; 1000m)
Another Ace 1, Stateira 2, Calissa 3.
Maseeha Plate (Class III; 2400m)
Ace Fantasy 1, Grenadine 2, Delightful Lady 3.
Enormous Trophy (Class V; 1000m)
Himalayan Dancer 1, Blackbean 2, Rising Angel 3.
Crow Gaming Christmas Cup - Div II (Class IV; 1200m)
Santa Ana 1, Tempest 2, Beach Game 3.
Edgar DeSylva Trophy (Class II; 1200m)
Solomon 1, Zander 2, Gangnam Style 3.
N M Irani Trophy - Div I (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Melinda 1, Draco 2, Kandinsky 3.
Conrad Pereira Trophy (Class IV; 1800m)
Strawberry Crush 1, Saporelli 2, Burlusque 3.
Crow Gaming Christmas Cup - Div I (Class IV; 1200m)
Praelector 1, Tinogona 2, Wilderness 3.
Best bet: Solomon (7-10)
Good bet: Golden Belle (1-1)
Chance bet: Praelector (10-11)
Upset: Awesome Knight (5-1)
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.