Bateleur favourite for Edgar DeSylva Trophy

Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 11:56 IST | Prakash Gosavi

A small field of five runners will face the starter in the Edgar DeSylva Trophy, the prime event of today's seven-race evening card

Representation pic
Representation pic

A small field of five runners will face the starter in the Edgar DeSylva Trophy, the prime event of today's seven-race evening card. Among them is Carbonara, who will be bidding for the hat-trick now after two back-to-back victories under the same conditions (class II, 1400m) at Pune; Yanna Rascala, also winner of two races at Pune before losing to the speedy Gazino recently at the Mahalaxmi track; and Bateleur, whose Classic aspirations are now over after a below par show in the Jacqueline Indian 2000 Guineas.

Bateleur and Yanna Rascala will most likely fight a serious battle, with Carbonara as a live threat, but I expect the first-named to show dramatic improvement over his last run, and emerge a winner.

First race at 4.50 pm.
Selections:

Lady Moura Plate (Class III; 1600m)
Lord Of The Sea 1, Gloriosus 2, Moonshine 3.

White Metal Plate (For 2y; 1200m)
Hope And Glory 1, Dancing Hooves 2, Fanfare 3.

Vallabhdas H Adwalia Trophy (For 4y&o, class IV; 1600m)
King Of Killen 1, Carnival 2, Sumaaq 3.

Edgar DeSylva Trophy (Class II; 1400m)
Bateleur 1, Yanna Rascala 2, Carbonara 3.

Spinoza Plate (Class V; 1200m)
Outstanding 1, Ame 2, Lilac Time 3.

Sprungli Plate (For 5y&o, class III; 1200m)
An Jolie 1, The Civilian 2, Hedwig 3.

Onassis Plate (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Goshawk 1, Hopeilicious 2, Chaplin 3.

Recommendations
Best bet: Lord Of The Sea (1-2)

Upset: Simona (5-4)

Today's pools
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.

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