Forest Flame, Golden Oaks favourites for PBMM
Needless to mention, the battle will be fiercely fought by all the 11 three-year-olds in the fray
An exciting eight-race card is on offer for Sunday at the Mahalaxmi racecourse with the grade 1, Poonawalla Breeders' Multi-Million as the feature event. The richest juvenile race in the country offers Rs 1.45 crore as total stakes, of which the winner will take home a cool Rs 87 lakh. Needless to mention, the battle will be fiercely fought by all the 11 three-year-olds in the fray.
The line up boasts of all potential champions in training at the moment (with exception of Kolkata-based Black Pearl, who unfortunately was not entered for this race as a yearling), and topping the list is Forest Flame (Leitir Mor - Memory Bay), trained by S S Attaollahi. With two easy wins from as many starts, Forest Flame simply towers over her rivals with the possible exception of the Padmanabhan-trained Golden Oaks (Leitir Mor - Messalina) who seems to have tremendously improved after her defeat at the hands of Forest Flame on debut. Golden Oaks' victory on the Derby day at Mahalaxmi was as impressive as Forest Flame's win on the same day in the Breeders' Produce Stakes. If at her best on Sunday, Golden Oaks may go very close to Forest Flame this time.
Others who can acquit themselves honourably are Lombardy, Air Blast, California and Violin.
First race at 4.05 pm.
Kumar R Dalal Gold Trophy (Class I; 1200m)
Silver Flames 1, Gazino 2.
Mystical Cup (Class IV; 2400m)
Fanfare 1, Jager Bomb 2, Gold Medalist 3.
Intervalve Poonawalla Ltd Million (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
El Capitan 1, Joaquin 2, Market King 3.
The 4th race at 6 pm
Poonawalla Breeders' Multi-Million - Gr 1 (For 3y; 1400m)
H# | Name Trainer I Jockey Gate
1 | Air Blast S K Sunderji Nicky Mackay 1
2 | Excellertaor A M Jadhav P S Kaviraj 9
3 | Giant Star D Narredu Yash Narredu 10
4 | Golden Oaks S Padmanabhan David Allan 7
5 | Taimur Karthik G PS Chouhan 11
6 | California Deepesh Narredu Suraj Narredu 2
7 | Forest flame SS Attaollahi David Egan 6
8 | Lombardy LVR Deshmukh A Sandesh 3
9 | Successor D Todywalla Neeraj Rawal 5
10 | Super Girl SS Shah NS Parmar 4
11 | Violin Neil Darashah P Trevor 8
Selections: Forest Flame 1, Golden Oaks 2, Air Blast 3, Violin 4. [7-4-1-11]
Florrie & Freddy Sopher Gold Trophy (Class III; 1400m)
Sultan Suleiman 1, Rainbow Trout 2, Sunrise Ruby 3.
Dr. Goolam E Vahanvati Trophy (Class IV; 1200m)
God's Plan 1, Properly Posh 2, Highland Lass 3.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy - Div I (Class V; 1400m)
White River 1, Pezula 2, Regal Shot 3.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy - Div II (Class V; 1400m)
Eclair 1, Divija 2, Honourable Eyes 3.
Best bet: Silver Flames (1-3)
Upsets: North Star (3-4) & Alpine Dancer (6-10)
Super jackpot pool: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Jackpot pool: 4,5,6,7,8
Treble pool: I - 2,3,4; II - 5,6,7
Tanala pool: All races.
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