Ancient Wonder can shock rivals

Sep 08, 2012, 09:54 IST | Prakash Gosavi

The Akkasaheb Maharaj Trophy, may turn out to be the trickiest race of the nine-race card what with each of the eight top class runners in the fray capable of taking a serious shot at the winner's prize

My choice is Ancient Wonder who may run relatively friendless because he flopped as a favourite when he raced last time. I expect him to make amends after the four-week rest and put his best foot forward today.

First race at 1.30 pm.


Glasnost Plate - Div II (Class V; 1400m)
Jacqueline Smile 1, Prince Khatoum 2, Ashwa Yodhaa 3.

Rapier Plate (Class III; 2400m)
Swift Memories 1, Tara 2.

Champagne Gold Plate (Class II; 1600m)
Limitless Hills 1, Agni Baan 2, Spirit Of Mercy 3.

Pleasures Plate (Class III; 1200m)
Rising Power 1, King Julien 2, Brave Vision 3.

Giacosa Plate (Class V; 2000m)
Mountain Force 1, Cavalryman 2, Friendly 3.

Odds On Trophy (Class IV; 1400m)
Dancing Glances 1, Scarlet Pimpernel 2, Pepe Junior 3.

Akkasaheb Maharaj Trophy (For 4y&o; 1200m)
Ancient Wonder 1, Amadeus 2, Attila 3.

September Handicap (For 3y, class IV; 1600m)
Rembrandt 1, Fire Engine 2, Home Advantage 3.

Glasnost Plate - Div I (Class V; 1400m)
Queen Of Venus 1, Star Fire Lady 2, Pound Foolish 3.

Best bet: Rising Power (4-3)
Good bet: Rembrandt (8-6)
Chance bet: Jacqueline Smile (1-5)
Upset: Trump Card (9-2)

Today's pools
Super jackpot pool: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Jackpot pool: I - 3,4,5,6,7; II - 5,6,7,8,9
Treble pool: I - 2,3,4; II - 6,7,8; III - 7,8,9
Tanala pool: All races.

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