Horse racing: Wise Child may finally live up to the favourites tag

Aug 05, 2018, 12:18 IST | Prakash Gosavi

The M K Jadhav-trained Wise Child, a winner on debut two years ago, has not been able to taste the success again in last eight runs despite being fancied on occasions

Horse racing: Wise Child may finally live up to the favourites tag
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Wise Child may break the jinx
The M K Jadhav-trained Wise Child, a winner on debut two years ago, has not been able to taste the success again in last eight runs despite being fancied on occasions. However, the Excellent Art - Elena four-year-old finally has a slender edge over his rivals in the other important race on the card, Merint Dubai Million. In the hands of apprentice K Nazil, Wise Child may be able to shock more fancied rivals like Gallant Knight (A Imran Khan up) and Princess P (P Trevor up).

Difficult to look beyond Ruffina
Despite facing a top class field in the Pune Bookmakers' Association Turf Club Trophy (Gr 3), the prime attraction of the Sunday card, Ruffina may not have to work up sweat to beat her seven rivals. The minor placings may be contested by Your Royal Majesty, Timeless, New England and Holy Smoke.

First race at 2 pm.
Selections:

Ruben Star Plate - Div II (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Bernice 1, Red Carnation 2, Stormy Atlantic 3.

Moosa M Hussein Trophy - Div II (Class IV; 1200m)
Sandra 1, Eden Rock 2, Godsword 3.

Ruben Star Plate - Div I (For 3y, maidens; 1200m)
Cavarozzi 1, Kilkarry Bridge 2, Highland Lass 3.

Merint Dubai Million (Class III; 1000m)
Wise Child 1, Gallant Knight 2, Princess P 3.

Pune Bookmakers' Association Turf Club Trophy - Gr 3 (For 4y&o; 1400m)
Ruffina 1, Your Royal Majesty 2, Timeless 3.

Moosa M Hussein Trophy - Div I (Class IV; 1200m)
La Magnifique 1, Polyneices 2, Tenerife 3.

Strategic Move Plate (For 4y&o, class V; 1800m)
Pathan 1, Star Ace 2, Flashing Honour 3.

Recommendations
Best bet: Ruffina (5-1)
Upsets: Royal Mews (2-4), Epiphany (6-9) & Cray Cray (7-2)

Today's pools
Super jackpot pool: 2,3,4,5,6,7
Jackpot pool: 3,4,5,6,7
Treble pool: 5,6,7
Tanala pool: All races.

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