Ten three-year-olds, one of them a filly, are in the final line up for the grade 1, Casino Royale Indian 2000 Guineas, the second Classic of the Mahalaxmi season 2011-12, which will be run as ninth race on the Sunday card. Four colts--Speed Six, Picasso, Pronto Pronto & Cardinal--have far better credentials than the other six, and are expected to take up the first four places.
My choice for the top spot is Speed Six, trained by Padmanabhan & to be ridden by Frenchman Anthony Crastus. He will have to however closely watch Picasso, trained by Pesi Shroff & to be ridden by Stephen Pasquier.
First race at 1 pm.
Race 1: Athos 1, Flashforward 2, Alaska 3.
Race 2: Divine Inspiration 1, Lavender Brown 2, Wings Of Glory 3.
Race 3: Adams Vision 1, Awesome Smile 2, Satyamev Jayate 3.
Race 4: Be Cool 1, Miracle Of Mercy 2, Wild Imagination 3.
Race 5: Ice Pick 1, Stormy Princess 2, Alecto 3.
Race 6: Sergeant Pepper 1, Smart Hunter 2, Neath 3.
Race 7: Oriental Charm 1, Amadeus 2, Check Her Out 3.
Race 8: Clarion Call 1, Camacho 2, Rajasthan Royals 3.
Race 9: Speed Six 1, Picasso 2, Pronto Pronto 3.
Race 10: Coccinella 1, Mountain Prince 2, Afsoon 3.
Best bet: Coccinella (10-2)
Good bet: Sergeant Pepper (6-1)
Chance bet: Adams Vision (3-6)
Upset: Dear Henry (8-5)
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.
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