Despite putting in a below-par run only a week ago in the hands of jockey Dashrath Singh who got a chance ride on Multiglory trained by SK Sunderji when jockey Sandesh was indisposed, the five-year-old gelding will be the most in demand for the H R Shantidas Trophy, the feature event of Saturday's eight-race evening card to be run at the Mahalaxmi racetrack.
With a switch to the leading rider, Trevor Patel, Multiglory will be hard to down over the 2,000m trip; and Raees and Sabiq, who have won three and two races respectively this season, may be left fighting for the solitary minor place. If offered at decent odds, Multiglory shapes as a fairly good chance bet.
First race at 4.30 pm.
H R Shantidas Trophy (Rated 53 to 79; 2000m)
Multiglory 1, Sabiq 2.
J Robinson Plate (For 3y, maidens; 1800m)
Lord Of The Sea 1, Lady Be Good 2, Lucky Luciano 3.
S A Wahid Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1400m)
Brabourne 1, Brothersofthewinds 2, Diwali Lights 3.
StyleCracker Juvenile Gold Cup (For 3y, maidens; 1400m)
Admo 2, Stary Grad 2, Turning Point 3.
Blazing Saddles Million (Class III; 1600m)
Vice Admiral 1, Sherlock 2, Zanzibaar 3.
S A Wahid Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1400m)
New England 1, Backstreet Bay 2, King Of Killen 3.
Aristos Plate (Class V; 1200m)
Deccan King 1, Samurai 2, Queen Ria 3.
Rustomji Byramji Trophy (Class IV' 1200m)
She's A Tiger 1, Fringe Benefit 2, Way Ahead 3.
Best bet: Lord Of The Sea (2-3)
Good bet: New England (6-1)
Chance bet: Multiglory (1-1)
Upsets: Dancing Lord (5-4), Rich N Rare (7-9) & Maduro (8-2)
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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