Commander for Gamble for Love Trophy
The Gamble For Love Trophy, a 10-furlong contest for class I horses, has only half a dozen runners in the fray, with Commander, trained by Bezan Chenoy-trained four-year-old having the best credentials to win.
Winner of last year’s Nanoli Pune Derby over the same trip, Commander, after running in the Classics, is now returning to the handicap fold. In the hands of Nikhil Parmar, he is tipped to win the main event.
As the day’s best betting proposition, I recommend Malesh Narredu-trained Ace Angelfire.
First race at 1 pm.
>> Scarlet Emperor Plate (Class V; 2400m) Romantic Beauty 1, Bonobo 2.
>> Ruben Star Plate (Class III; 1600m)
Nush 1, Falco Nero 2.
>> Gamble For Love Trophy (Class I; 2000m)
Commander 1, Astapi 2, Okavango 3.
>> Dr P K Sardeshmukh Maharaj Trophy - Div I (Class IV; 1000m) La Traviata 1, Rio 2, Remember Me 3.
>> Beyond Expectation Plate (For 3y, maidens; 2000m)
Jeremiah 1, Veena's Star 2, Sword Of Honour 3.
>> Dr P K Sardeshmukh Maharaj Trophy - Div II (Class IV; 1000m) Ace Angelfire 1, Ainra 2, Nevada 3.
>> Raja Bahadur Pittie Million (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Presence 1, Wasabi 2, Fontanelle 3.
>> Classic Talk Plate (Class V; 1400m) Adams Spirit 1, Oriental Masti 2, Double Diamond 3.
>> Alley Cat Plate (Class IV; 1400m) Starring 1, Matrioshka 2, Desert Wings 3.
# Best bet: Ace Angelfire (6-1)
# Good bet: Jeremiah (5-1)
# Chance bet: Presence (7-1)
# Upset: Macho Uno (8-7)
# 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.