Summer Rays will need to be at her best to win Mayor's Trophy

Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 10:30 IST | Prakash Gosavi |

The Mayor's Trophy is the prime event of a seven-race card slated for Thursday evening at the Mahalaxmi racetrack. By the virtue of being the sole three-year-old in the fray

The Mayor's Trophy is the prime event of a seven-race card slated for Thursday evening at the Mahalaxmi racetrack. By the virtue of being the sole three-year-old in the fray, the Imtiaz Sait-trained Summer Ray (Trevor Patel up) will have the most followers.

However, there are at least three horses among her eight rivals that Summer Rays will need to worry about: Hedwig, whose last victory on this track was exactly one year ago over the same trip; Flag Flying, who cut blazing fractions in her last start and displayed the kind of energy that kept her going over an extra furlong; and Triple Threat, who carried the elephantine impost of 61 kg in last three starts, may now carry the feather weight of only 46.5 kg if her rookie rider can claim a full 5kg allowance.

The race promises to be a thriller, and is expected to seriously test the fitness of Summer Rays in spite of having an able ally (P Trevor) in the saddle.

First race at 4.30 pm.
Selections:

Astana Plate (Class II; 1800m)
Unforgettable You 1, Timeless 2, In My Dream 3.

Proletarian Plate (Class III; 1600m)
Selfie Star 1, Bold March 2, Silken Eyes 3.

J V Shukla - Ashwamitra Trophy (Class IV; 1400m)
Arashi 1, Lady In Red 2, Collegium 3.

Mayor's Trophy (Class III; 1200m)
Summer Rays 1, Flag Flying 2, Triple Threat 3.

Sonalika Plate - Div II (Class V; 1200m)
Alyaties 1, Saffron Flower 2, Royal Ace 3.

Kanthara Plate (For 5y&o, class IV; 1200m)
Way Ahead 1, Sumaaq 2, Divine Solitaire 3.

Sonalika Plate - Div I (Class V; 1200m)
Beyond Forces 1, Wilshire 2, Jack Dan 3.

Recommendations
Best bet: Selfie Star (2-3)
Upset: Bee Quirky (7-12)

Today's pools
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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