The five-year-old New England, trained by Imtiaz Sait, finds himself among even older horses in the Mathradas Goculdas Trophy, the feature event of today's evening card for which eight races have been carded at the Mahalaxmi racetrack.
In the hands of Trevor Patel, New England is expected to dominate the finish and win the feature event. Having already had a lung opener in a mile race at Mumbai exactly one month ago, New England now chooses to race over the more suitable trip of seven furlongs, and accordingly, attracts as the day's best betting proposition, provided the bookmakers, keeping up with the latest trend, do not shy away from offering reasonable odds.
First race at 5 pm.
Aziz H Ahmedbhoy Trophy (Class II; 1600m)
Bold March 1, Daffodil 2, Uncle Scrooge 3.
Londonderry Plate (Class III; 2400m)
Lord Of The Sea 1, Aspen 2, Sussex Pride 3.
Mathradas Goculdas Trophy (Class I; 1400m)
New England 1, Congressional 2, Ship Rock 3.
Astral Flash Plate (Class V; 1000m)
Art Of War 1, Blazing Steps 2, Sparkling Thea 3.
Star Crowned Plate - Div I (Class IV; 1000m)
Clymene 1, Tenerife 2, Pricelessgirl 3.
Captain G Hall Trophy (Class III; 1400m)
Renato 1, Orion's Belt 2, Beshiktash 3.
Polish Patriot Plate (For 5y&o, class IV; 1400m)
Master Of Trinity 1, Borthersofthewind 2, Pacific Dunes 3.
Star Crowned Plate - Div II (Class IV; 1000m)
Wilshire 1, Name Of The Game 2, Touch Me Not 3.
Best bet: New England (3-4)
Upsets: Fair Warning (6-2), Frosted (7-8) & Speedo (8-3)
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.