• Timeless for Colts', Themis for Fillies' championship

    Prakash GosaviMar 19, 2017, 09:22 IST

    A small seven-race card is framed for the Sunday races at Mahalaxmi, with the Colts' and Fillies' Championships, sponsored by Shapoorji Pallonji & Forbes respectively, featuring as the main attraction.

    With only seven runners in the Colts' and six in the Fillies', the championship races certainly lack in quantity, but some of the participants in both the races more than make up for it in terms of quality.

    In the Colts', trainer Shiraz Sunderji' duo of Rochester & Timeless take on the highly regarded Mygrator from trainer Malesh Narredu's yard who went down narrowly to Manifold on debut slightly more than two weeks ago. The same Manifold, trained by Pesi Shroff, locks horns with Summer Rays, Selfie Star and Themis in the Fillies'.

    I feel Timeless will have an upper hand in the Colts'; and the MK Jadhav-trained Themis, who seems to be improving with every run and has also been excelling on the trial track, may be able to trick her more fancied rivals in the hands of P Trevor.

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    First race at 3.00 pm.

    Selections:

    P R Mehta Trophy (Class III; 2400m) Vulcan 1, Geranium 2.

    R M & Rukmani Goculdas Million (For 4y&o; 1400m) Your Royal Majesty 1, Celtic Prince 2, Rule Down Under 3.

    Forbes Breeders' Juvenile Fillies' Championship (Gr 3) (For 3y; 1600m) Themis 1, Manifold 2, Selfie Star 3.

    Racing World Trophy (Class IV; 1600m) Trombone 1, Celestial Light 2, Irises 3.

    Shapoorji Pallonji Breeders' Juvenile Colts' Championship (Gr 3) (For 3y; 1600m) Timeless 1, Rochester 2, Mygrator 3.

    J Rustomji Soparivala Trophy (For 5y&o, class IV; 1000m) Baryshnikov 1, Alfredo 2, Romantic Lass 3.

    Pronto Pronto Plate (Class V; 1400m) Alegria 1, Firenze 2, Kiss From A Rose 3.

    Recommendations
    Best bet: None
    Good bet: Your Royal Majesty 2-1)
    Chance bet: Baryshnikov (6-6)
    Upset: Baker Street (7-7)

    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.