Starry Eyes for Deltin 1000 Guineas

Published: Dec 15, 2013, 03:03 IST | Prakash Gosavi |

Thirteen three-year-old fillies have lined up for the Deltin Casinos Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr 1), the stellar attraction of Sunday's nine-race card. Besides a trophy worth Rs 1,25,000, the total stakes on offer will be Rs 5.25 million, of which the winner will take home a cool Rs 3.15 million.

Cooji Katrak-trained Starry Eyes, who bounced back to form with an effortless victory on the opening day here, will be the most in demand. Trainer Pesi Shroff has entered four fillies in the fray: Amelia, Mariinsky, Circle Of Life and Sheer Class, the first two are being looked upon as main threats to Starry Eyes.

Another talented filly, Beforememoryfades trained by Nosher Cama, may be termed the proverbial dark horse. My choice is Starry Eyes, who should be able to prevail over Mariinsky, Amelia and Circle Of Life.

All the nine races on the card appear to be extremely competitive and no horse commands the best bet status. However, followers of Manyatta, Port Blair and Dreams Of You may hope to return home with some profit.

First race at 1.30 pm.

PM Rungta Gold Trophy- Div II (Class V, 1-26; 1000m) Song Of Africa 1, St Barts 2, New Star 3.

Uttam Singh Trophy (For 4y & over, class V, 1-26; 1400m) Electra 1, Ashwa Yodhaa 2, Laurus Tikati 3.

Ranjit V Bhat Memorial Gold Cup (Class I, 80 & upwards; 1400m) Manyatta 1, Scarelet Pimpernel 2, Papakura 3.

P D Bolton Trophy (Class II, 60-86; 1000m) Port Blair 1, Way Out 2, Deep Diver 3. 

M N Nazir Trophy (Class III, 40-66; 1200m) Victoria Falls 1, Ultrasonic 2, Trisara 3.

Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa Area Trophy (Class IV, 20-46; 2000m) Dreams Of You 1, The Other Song 2, Giant Luck 3.

Deltin Casinos Indian 1000 Guineas - Gr 1 (Terms, for 3y old Indian fillies; 1600m) Starry Eyes 1, Mariinsky 2, Amelia 3.

Faiz Jasdanwalla Trophy (Terms, for 2y, maidens; 1000m) Kazuri 1, War Command 2, Ulrika 3.

P M Rungta Gold Trophy- Div I (Class V, 1-26; 1000m) Lucky Red 1, Zoe 2, Mambo Magic 3.

Best bet: None
Good bet: Manyatta (3-2)
Chance bet: Port Blair (6-1)
Upset: Dream Yuga (2-2)

Today's pools:
Super jackpot pool: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Jackpot pool: I - 3,4,5,6,7; II - 5,6,7,8,9
Treble pool: I - 2,3,4; II - 6,7,8; III - 7,8,9
Tanala pool: All races 

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