Mayor Sanas Independence Million a tricky race
The last-named, who followed stable mate winner Arrowfield into the homestretch in a race during the opening week before his rider was dislodged, gets my first nomination
"The Major Baburao Sanas Independent Million Powered by SRS Group" may well be the longest title for a race of the current Pune monsoon season. Traditionally notorious as the "graveyard" of favourites, it will feature as the prime event of Thursday's seven-race Independence Day card.
Ten runners and riders will face the starter for million-rupee stakes,, and five among them--Brazos, Grand Chieftain, Benevolence, Star Silver & Kennedy-- appear to have a better chance than the other half. The last-named, who followed stable mate winner Arrowfield into the homestretch in a race during the opening week before his rider was dislodged, gets my first nomination.
First race at 2 pm.
True Elegance Plate - Div II (For 4y&o, class V; 1000m)
Fire Flame 1, Bee Quirky 2, Godsword 3.
True Elegance Plate - Div I (For 4y&o, class V; 1000m)
Brave 1, Julio Cesaro 2, Majestical 3.
St Emilion Plate - Div II (For 5y&o, class V; 1400m)
Nigthfall 1, Cray Cray 2, Vitesse 3,
Enlightenment Plate (Class II; 1200m)
Gazino 1, Flaming Martini 2, King Khalil 3.
Mayor Baburao Sanas Memorial Independence Million powered by SRS Group (Class IV; 2000m)
Kennedy 1, Brazos 2, Benevolence 3.
Dr P K Sardeshmukh Maharaj Trophy (For 5y&o, class IV; 1200m)
Collegium 1, Super Mario 2, Xoxo 3.
St Emilion Plate - Div I (For 5y&o, class V; 1400m)
Gandalf 1, Deccan King 2, Dragonmoss 3.
Best bet: None
Upsets: Zeemo (3-6) & Star Silver (5-8)
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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