Ocean And Beyond for Idar Gold Trophy
The grade 3, Idar Gold Trophy is the feature event of Saturday's ten-race card. Hills And Stars, carrying Dr Cyrus Poonawalla's silks, is trained by S Padmanabhan, and has recently humbled the Bangalore Derby winner Toroloco on his home track over today's trip. He will be ridden by the in-form A Sandesh and will most likely command favoritism.
However, Ocean And Beyond (C Rajendra up), trained by Cooji Katrak, moved very attractively in his last run on this track despite racing after a lay-off of almost nine months and carrying a heavy impost of 63 kg, and therefore, I feel he can show further improvement and may be able to trick the favourite and win the Idar Gold Trophy.
First race at 1 pm.
Capitulate Plate (Class V; 1200m)
Tudor Regent 1, Star Blessings 2, Macho Uno 3.
So Perfect Plate (For 5y&over, Class V; 1400m)
Walk Of Life 1, Secret Magic 2, Chasing Memories 3.
Consequence Plate (Class II; 1400m)
Silk Cut 1, Incongnito 2, Salt 3.
Personified Plate (Class III; 1600m)
Sumo 1, Mighty King 2, Saba 3.
Radical Force Trophy - Div II (For 5y&over, Class IV; 1200m)
Apocalypse 1, Sterling Silver 2, Smooth Operator 3.
Premier Collection Plate (Class IV; 2000m)
Belmont 1, Admirals Stride 2, Saifeena 3.
Cape Knight Plate - Div II (Class V; 1000m)
Prince 1, Harzeliyah 2, Captain Smart 3.
Idar Gold Trophy - Grade 3 (For 4y&over; 2400m)
Ocean And Beyond 1, Hills And Stars 2, Macchupicchu 3.
Radical Force Trophy - Div I (For 5y&over, Class IV; 1200m)
Hurricane Bird 1, Roger Bcool 2, Marine Zone 3.
Cape Knight Plate - Div I (Class V; 1000m)
Towering High 1, Sweaty Betty 2, Seen It All 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Walk Of Life (2-2)
Chance bet: Tudor Regent (1-3)
Upset: Gloria (9-3)
Super jackpot pool: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Jackpot pool: I - 4,5,6,7,8; II - 6,7,8,9,10
Treble pool: I - 3,4,5; II - 7,8,9; III - 8,9,10
Tanala pool: All races.