The ten-furlong contest, traditionally known as the graveyard of favourites, yet again wears an extremely open look. There are 18 horses in the fray for the rich prize of Rs 1.1 million, and my short list includes Su O Moto, Il Moran, Antonius Maximus. Zambezi & Oriental Sapphire.
The first-named, who had a good lung opener less than two weeks ago when he flopped as favourite over a shorter trip, is my choice.
First race at 1.30 pm.
Oriental Express Plate (For 5y&o,class V; 1600m)
Eye Of The Storm 1, Viva Zapata 2.
Gaea Plate (For 3y; 1000m)
Ultrasonic 1, Bombardier 2, Silsila 3.
Rajaram Chhatrapati Trophy (Class II; 1800m)
Swift Memories 1, Papakura 2, Mountbatten 3.
Pune Sub - Area Trophy - Div I Class IV; 1200m)
Zoraavar 1, Gates Of Heaven 2, Invincible 3.
Radiant Plate (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Archimedes 1, Ghanghorr 2, You're The Boss 3.
PRA Independence Million (For 4y&o, class IV; 2000m)
Su O Moto 1, Zambezi 2, Il Moran 3.
Pune Sub - Area Trophy - Div II Class IV; 1200m)
Brindaban 1, Negredo 2, Arusha 3.
Saint Emilion Plate (For 5y&o, class III; 1200m)
King Julien 1, Theology 2, Destined To Glory 3.
Best bet: Zoraavar (4-3)
Good bet: Archimedes (5-1)
Chance bet: Ultrasonic (2-5)
Upset: Antonius Maximus (6-14)
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.