Horse racing: Themis favourite for CN Wadia Gold Cup

Mar 11, 2018, 10:18 IST | Prakash Gosavi

The running of the grade 2, C N Wadia Gold Cup, which once used to be one of the glitziest races, is now relegated as a feature event of a drab, glamour-less seven-race Sunday card

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The running of the grade 2, C N Wadia Gold Cup, which once used to be one of the glitziest races, is now relegated as a feature event of a drab, glamour-less seven-race Sunday card. The Wadia cup at least as 10 horses in the fray, but some other trophy races have fields of only four, five or six runners. The club's racing department will need to pull up its socks if, as reported, they are planning to extend the season by two more weeks, else they may have to play to empty stands in the hot, late-April weather.

Be that as it may, Themis (A Sandesh up) who has gone without a win for over seven months despite running reasonably well, gets her first realistic chance to return to the winner's circle as most of her rivals in the Wadia cup lack top class quality. Escala who has come here after a win over the same trip at Chennai, along with Supreme General and Big Sur, will most likely attempt to stretch the M K Jadhav-trained filly.

First race at 4.30 pm.
Selections:

R J Kolah Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Augustus Caesar 1, Merlin 2, Bushtops 3.

Mulraj Goculdas Trophy (Class I; 1400m)
Congressional 1, Governor General 2, Ship Rock 3.

Angelic Plate (Class III; 1600m)
Bottega Louie 1, Celestial Light 2, Massimo 3.

Nadia Mary Homy Wadia Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Between The Waters 1, Julio Cesaro 2, Baymax 3.

Jayramdas Patel Gold Trophy (Class IV; 2000m)
Khartoum 1, La Magnifique, Komandant 3.

C N Wadia Gold Cup - Gr 2 (For 4y&o; 2400m)
Themis 1, Supreme General 2, Big Sur 3.

Indian Navy Trophy (Class III; 1200m)
Chaplin 1, Checkmate 2, Fair Warning 3.

Recommendations
Best bet: Bottega Louie (3-1)
Upset: Vistana (7-1)

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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