Boadicea may make a winning debut

Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 14:14 IST | Prakash Gosavi

The Dhun P Kothavala Trophy, on account of being the sole trophy event on Thursday's eight-race evening card, chooses itself as the feature event. Reserved for maiden three-year-old horses, there are nine runners in the fray for the feature event.

The Dhun P Kothavala Trophy, on account of being the sole trophy event on Thursday's eight-race evening card, chooses itself as the feature event. Reserved for maiden three-year-old horses, there are nine runners in the fray for the feature event. However, barring Rincon and Bewitched--and perhaps Pardon My Dust who has against far better company and, therefore, may be a force to reckon with here--all others with racing experience haven't done anything to warrant attention. Even Rincon and Bewitched rate as only class IV (inferior) horses on the MotherChart of Dynamic Ratings, so if one of the two first-timers--Counsellor and Boadicea--are decent enough to post a pure, class IV performance on debut, the feature race will be theirs for the asking.

Representational Picture
Representational Picture

Boadicea, trained by Malesh Narredu, has excellent preparation to support her claim, while Counsellor, from Pesi Shroff's yard, has the services of jockey David Probert, the new English import who will encounter the Mahalaxmi racetrack for the first time. There is a strong possibility Boadicea, thanks to her meaningful preparation, may be able to earn a bracket on debut.

First race at 5 pm.

Selections:

Machiavellianism Plate (Class V; 2400m)
Silver Edge 1, Dazzling Eyes 2, Care Free 3.

Murioi Plate (Class III; 1800m)
Take Five 1, Zanara 2, Glorious Eyes 3.

Dhun P Kothavala Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Boadicea 1, Counsellor 2, Bewitched 3.

Beautiful Stranger Plate - Div II (Class V; 1000m)
Dance Of Fire 1, Bohemian 2, Bee Quirky 3.

Beautiful Stranger Plate - Div I (Class V; 1000m)
Blitzkrieg 1, Knight At Arms 2, Top Wizard 3.

Aldeburgh Plate (5y&o, class IV; 1000m)
Speedo 1, Locarno 2, Speed Of Sound 3.

Abeeta Plate (4y&o, class III; 1000m)
Double Nine 1, Indian Serenade 2, Benezeer 3.

Rapidash Plate (Class IV; 1400m)
Roosevelt 1, Rotterdam 2, Pokerface 3.

Recommendations
Best bet: Roosevelt (8-2)
Upsets: Pardon My Dust (3-3) & Gnostic Eyes (7-5)

Today's pools
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.

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