The Shiraz Sunderji-trained Collegium, who registered dramatic improvement over his debut run when filling up the frame behind Tutankhamun, is expected to be the most in demand in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy, the feature event of Wednesday's eight-race evening card at Mahalaxmi.
However, he may face stiff challenge from first-timer Mygrator (A Sandesh up), and the Shorff-trained Manifold (Neeraj Rawal up) who is due for improvement in second lifetime start.
The race is certainly not worth a punt, and is best watched for academic interest. Instead, those itching for a punt are advised to take a small chance with the Sanjay Kolse-trained Victorio (Parbat Singh up) if the five-year-old speedy customer goes out at a decent price in the Haunting Memories Plate.
First race at 4.45 pm
Priceless Plate (Class III; 2000m) Uncle Scrooge 1, Sabiq 2, Eigers Tiger 3.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (For 3y, maidens; 1400m) Collegium 1, Mygrator 2, Manifold 3.
F K Vakil Trophy - Div II (Class IV; 1400m) New England 1, Trombone 2, Logic 3.
Narayandas J Dave Plate (Class V; 1600m) Brazos 1, Firenze 2, Torrezzo 3.
Haunting Memories Plate (For 5y&o, class III; 1000m) Victorio 1, Free Speech 2, Phoenix Knight 3.
F K Vakil Trophy - Div I (Class IV; 1400m) Gloriana 1, Sensex 2, Classicus 3.
K J K Irani Plate (For 5y&o, class V; 1200m) What A Nice Girl 1, Rare Silver 2, Super Bolt 3.
M M T Pandole Plate (Class IV; 1000m) Poets Song 1, Motherland 2, My Blessings 3.
Best bet: None
Good bet: Victorio (5-1)
Chance bet: What A Nice Girl (7-2)
Upsets: Aeolus Maximus (3-2) & Master Sergeant (4-7)
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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