Sacred Roman for Byculla Club Trophy

Updated: Jan 16, 2020, 13:39 IST | Prakash Gosavi | Mumbai

Sacred Roman from Pesi Shroff's yard, who caught the eye when running a forward race despite resuming racing after a lay-off of four-and-a-half months, must have stripped fitter thanks to that run

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Only four runners are in the fray for the Byculla Club Trophy, the feature event of Thursday's eight-race card. To be run over the trip of 2,800m, the race will be a test of both fitness and stamina of the participating horses.

The one with guaranteed stamina is the Imtiaz Sait-trained Raees, and for that reason alone, the seven-year-old may be fancied very strongly. However, Sacred Roman from Pesi Shroff's yard, who caught the eye when running a forward race despite resuming racing after a lay-off of four-and-a-half months, must have stripped fitter thanks to that run, and his rider Leigh Roche can intelligently use that new level of fitness to offer a stiff fight to Raees.

To me it looks like a toss of the coin, and I call Sacred Roman as winner.

First race at 2 pm.

Selections:

Magic Touch Plate - Div II (Class V; 1200m)
On Va Danser 1, Multibagger 2, Kalina 3.

Avantage Plate - Div II (For 5y&o, class V; 1400m)
Cray Cray 1, Cristo Boss 2, Zeemo 3.

Ferrari Plate (Class III; 2000m)
Galloping Goldmine 1, Rainbow Trout 2, Fleur De Lys 3.

Magic Touch Plate - Div I (Class V; 1200m)
Golden Steal 1, Dowsabel 2, Direwolf 3.

Nadia Mary Homi Wadia Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1000m)
Rising Sun 1, Finalist 2, Curfew 3.

Indian Air Force Trophy (Class III; 1200m)
Dandi March 1, Mozart 2, Night Hunt 3.

Avantage Plate - Div II (For 5y&o, class V; 1400m)
Golden Eclipse 1, Saffron Flower 2, Dibaba 3.

Byculla Club Trophy (For 4y&o; 2800m)
Sacred Roman 1, Raees 2.

Recommendations
Best bet: Golden Steal (4-10)
Upsets: Pezula (1-3), El Captain (5-2) & Gallantry (6-7)

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

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