Horse Racing: Quadrangular fight in feature event

Apr 08, 2018, 08:14 IST | Prakash Gosavi

The joker in the pack could be B Fifty Two who must have raised his fitness level thanks to a forward run in last start

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Ten top class horses have jumped into the fray for the Ebco Maharaja Sir Harishinghji Trophy (Gr 2), the feature event of Sunday's six-race evening card. While all eyes will on the MK Jadhav-trained Themis (A Sandesh up), who posted a fluent victory in the grade 2, C N Wadia Gold Cup four weeks ago, there are at least three other who can post a dramatically improved performance over the mile trip.

Themis will have to watch out for two others who appear to be in equally good form-- Whomakestherules, winner of the grade 1, Major PK Mehra Memorial Super Mile Cup at Kolkata; and New England, facile winner of the R M & Rukmani Goculdas Million on this track two weeks ago. The joker in the pack could be B Fifty Two who must have raised his fitness level thanks to a forward run in last start. My vote goes to Whomakestherules.

First race at 5.30 pm.

Sion F Nessim Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Spontaneous Eddie 1, Highland Wind 2, Master Sergeant 3.

Sprint Star Plate ( For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Non Plus Ultra 1, Bushtops 2, Rogue One 3.

Ebco Maharaja Sir Harisinghji Trophy (Gr 2) (For 4y&o; 1600m)
Whomakestherules 1, New England 2, Themis 3.

StyleCracker Gold Cup (Class III; 1200m)
Glyndebourne 1, Makino 2, Bunting 3.

A Hoyt Plate (Class IV; 1000m)
Arabian Storm 1, Southpaw 2, Yukata 3.

S A Wahid Plate (Class IV; 1400m)
Orion's Belt 1, Arc Shine 2, Sandalphone 3.

Best bet: None
Upsets: Wizards Of Odds (1-10), B Fifty Two (3-3) & Sporto (5-7)

Today's pools
Super jackpot pool: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Jackpot pool: 2,3,4,5,6
Treble pool: 4,5,6
Tanala pool: All races. 

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