Saba for Gaekwad Trophy

Published: Dec 20, 2012, 07:43 IST | Prakash Gosavi |

Seven-year-old mare Saba, trained by Rehanullah Khan and to be ridden by Neeraj Rawal, has an edge over her four rivals in the Maharaja Sir Pratapsingh Gaekwad Trophy, the feature event of today's ten-race card. She is tipped to win from White Knight (Prabhu Naidu up), and attracts as a good bet

For the best bet of the afternoon, I nominate Winds Of Fortune in the Rapidash Plate, the opening race of the card. The CD Katrak ward should be able to easily tackle her eight rivals in the hands of Suraj Narredu.

First race at 1.00 pm.

Rapidash Plate (Class V; 1600m)
Winds Of Fortune 1, Song Of Praise 2, Friendly 3.

Vesuvius Plate - Div II (Class V; 1200m)
Bartimaeus 1, Negredo 2, Macho Uno 3.

Maharaja Sir Pratapsingh Gaekwad Trophy (For 5y&o, class II; 1400m)
Saba 1, White Knight 2, Enlightenment 3.

Continual Plate - Div II (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Memorable 1, Monsieur Strauss 2, Naserian 3.

Autumn Blue Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1000m)
Mateus Rose 1, Angel's Kiss 2, Dreamliner 3.

Aldeburgh Plate (For 2y, maidens; 1400m)
Negotiator 1, Sheer Class 2, Modus Vivendi 3.

Continual Plate - Div I (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Colours Flying 1, Zoom Zoom 2, Habibian 3.

Edgar DeSylva Trophy (For 4y&o, class III; 1200m)
Acrtic Minstrel 1, Staying Alive 2, Shahenshah 3.

Autumn Blue Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1000m)
Windsor Queen 1, Free Verse 2, Warrior Prince 3.

Vesuvius Plate - Div I (Class V; 1200m)
Showers Of Heaven 1, Ice Age 2, Kohima Girl 3.

Best bet: Winds Of Fortune (1-1)
Good bet: Saba (3-5)
Chance bet: Colours Flying (7-2)
Upsets: Equiano (5-8) & Creme De La Creme (9-9)

Today's pools
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.

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