Excellent Gold for feature event

Feb 15, 2018, 07:05 IST | Prakash Gosavi

Among the five runners in the Sir Charles Forbes Trophy, the feature event of Thursday's eight-race evening card, Excellent Gold has the best credentials to land the winner's prize

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Among the five runners in the Sir Charles Forbes Trophy, the feature event of Thursday's eight-race evening card, Excellent Gold has the best credentials to land the winner's prize. Trained by Narendra Lagad, the Excellent Art - Only For Gold four-year-old had lost a class I contest narrowly when bidding for the fifth straight win three weeks ago. Now facing a class II company, he is expected to resume his winning ways in the hands of jockey Dashrath Singh.

Kramer, who seems to be working well on the trial track in an attempt to regain his old form, and the six-year-old Governor General who has been knocking on the door are the two who can attempt to challenge Excellent Gold. However, his current fitness level should see Excellent Gold through over six fulrongs which is just the perfect trip for him.

First race at 4.30 pm.
Selections:

Emperado Plate (Class IV; 1600m)
Massimo 1, Honourable Eyes 2, Sumaaq 3.

Sir Charles Forbes Trophy (Class II; 1200m)
Excellent Gold 1, Kramer 2, Governor General 3.

Trance Plate (Class III; 1000m)
Clymene 1, Wise Child 2, Ascension 3.

M D Mehta Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Whitewalker 1, Buddyholly 2, Godsword 3.

Ice Magic Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1200m)
Alyaties 1, Ridgewood Star 2, Royal Ace 3.

Secret Romeo Plate - Div I (Class V; 1200m)
Hudson 1, Time Of My Life 2, Xoxo 3.

Ice Magic Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1200m)
Man Of Word 1, Lord Commander 2, Rare Silver 3.

Secret Romeo Plate - Div II (Class V; 1200m)
Isinit 1, Synchronicity 2, Milwalkee 3.

Recommendations
Best bet: Clymene (3-2)
Upsets: Tally Ho (6-3) & Harrier (7-7)

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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