Caruso favoured for August Handicap

Aug 03, 2013, 04:29 IST | Prakash Gosavi

Shyam Habbu-trained Caruso, a winner on debut at Mumbai, shapes as a chance bet in the August Handicap, the feature event of Saturday's nine-race card.

The race is a handicap affair for three-year-old horses, and despite having to give weight all around, Caruso may be able to pull it off thanks to being the sole winner in a field of maidens. Silver Streak, the Dallas Todywalla-trained three-year-old who posted a sensational victory on this track last week, should be able to easily annex the Royal Princess Plate, and accordingly, attracts as the day's best betting proposition.

First race at 1.30 pm.

Star Comrade Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Cornelian 1, Run Like The Wind 2, Ace Of Diamond 3.

Air Dash Plate - Div III (Class IV; 1000m)
Mykonos 1, Strategy 2, Ainra 3.

Piccolina Plate (Class II; 1600m)
Halle 1, Capital Attraction 2, Winston 3.

Air Dash Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1000m)
Three Roses 1, Mahiki 2, Erotic Flame 3.

Great Strides Plate (For 4y, Class V; 1200m)
Lightening Thunder 1, Oriental Masti 2, Pezzonovante 3.

Royal Princess Plate (Class III; 1200m)
Silver Streak 1, Edith Piaf 2, Theology 3.

August Handicap (For 3y, Class IV; 1400m)
Caruso 1, Falco Nero 2, Domingo 3.

Air Dash Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1000m)
Crowned Princess 1, New Wings 2, Tropical Zone 3.

Londonderry Plate (For 4y, Class IV; 1400m)
Suo O Moto 1, Trump Card 2, Super Satin 3.

Best bet: Silver Streak (6-1)
Good bet: Halle (3-5)
Chance bet: Caruso (7-1)
Upset: Ibis (1-6)

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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