Pune: In a very tricky seven-race card, the only somewhat attractive betting proposition has to be traced to a bottom class race on the card — Starsonboard, trained by Hosidar Daji and to be ridden by Malcolm Kharadi, will most likely deliver the goods in the Accademia Plate, slated as second race on a seven-race card.
The feature of the day may turn out to be extremely tricky with as many as four horses — One Kept Secret, Protector Of Paris, Monza & Mykonos — offering their own different reasons to be considered. I have a feeling it is the last-named who may prevail at the all-important end, thanks mainly to Yash Narredu’s current form with sprint races.
First race at 2.30 pm.
Carbon Star Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Ibis 1, Morals 2, Dazzle N Daze 3.
Accademia Plate (For 5y&o, class V; 1000m)
Starsonboard 1, Plan B 2, Rising Angel 3.
Alameda Plate (Class IV; 1800m)
Grenadine 1, Dreams Of You 2, Spanish Saga 3.
K Raghunath Plate (Class III, 1600)
Top Commander 1, Shining Path 2, Cactus Cash 3.
P Hadow Trophy (Class II; 1200m)
Mykonos 1, One Kept Secret 2, Protector Of Paris 3.
Northern Command Plate (For 3y; 1000m)
Staristocrat 1, Egyptiana 2, Saporelli 3.
A J Wadia Plate (For 4y, Class IV; 1200m)
Dyna 1, Doc Holliday 2, Saturday Affair 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Starsonboard (2-3)
Chance bet: Top Commander (4-6)
Upset: Blackbean (6-8)
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.