To The Manor Born fancied

Aug 31, 2013, 04:13 IST | Prakash Gosavi

Only six three-year-olds have accepted to run in the General Rajendrasinhji Million, the feature event of today's eight-race card, but a close finish cannot be ruled out.

The prime contenders for the top spot appear to be Amistad and To The Manor Born, trained by Pesi Shroff and his brother-in-law Nosher Cama respectively. The latter, who is unbeaten so far with two wins against her name, is expected to complete a hat-trick today.

Cream Of The Crop, a sparingly-raced four-year-old filly from trainer Magansingh Jodha?s yard, can tame her 11 rivals in the Radio One Run, the supporting event of today's card, despite coming out of a longish lay-off of more than four months.

As the day's best betting proposition of the afternoon, I nominate Narendra Lagad-trained Tell Me More who, even at the age of seven, retains enough firepower to tame his younger rivals in the Zafayona Plate.

Today's first race starts at 1:30 pm.

Northern Command Plate - Div II (Class V; 1200m): Speed Up 1, Polar Zone 2, To The Moon 3.
Zafayona Plate (Class IV; 1400m): Tell Me More 1, Indiscrete 2, Adams Spirit 3.
Northern Command Plate - Div I (Class V; 1200m): Earth Tamer 1, Miracle Of Mercy 2, Al Zamarud 3.
Amber Royal Plate (For 3y, maidens; 1000m): My Freedom 1, Gran Amigo 2, Tempest 3.
Star Millionaire Plate (For 5y&o, class IV; 1000m): Celsius 1, Titleist 2, Captain Smart 3.
Radio One Run (Class III; 1200m): Cream Of The Crop 1, Bourbon Street 2, Petite Fleur 3.
General Rajendrasinhji Million (For 3y; 1800m): To The Manor Born 1, Amistad 2, Hawker 3.
Legal Steps Plate (Class V; 1600m): Haunting Moments 1, Ice Beauty 2, Lightening Thunder 3.

Best bet: Tell Me More (2-2)
Good bet: Cream Of The Crop (6-10)
Chance bet: My Freedom (4-3)
Upset: Mumbai King (5-4)

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

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