Locarno for Trainers Trophy


Trophies named after all categories of racing professions--jockeys, trainers, officials and journalists--will feature over the two days racing of the final weekend. The Mahalaxmi racetrack will play host to two well-filled eight-race cards today and tomorrow, with the last races on both days' evening cards scheduled for as late as 9 pm.

Trainers Trophy is one of the interesting races on today's card. Thirteen horses, all five years or older, will contest over a five-furlong sprint. Locarno who for the first time this season goes out with a positive jockey switch, from a rookie to a top jockey, is tipped to win. The six year old mare trained by Mansoor Shah will be ridden by Neeraj Rawal, and shapes as a good bet of the evening.

First race at 5.30 pm.

T M Goculdas Plate (Class II; 1400m)
Streetjammer 1, Alishas Pet 2, Traherne 3.

J D & Peggy Banatwalla Trophy (For 3y; 1600m)
Texas Gold 1, Glorious 2, Collegium 3.

Ronaldo Plate (Class IV; 1600m)
King Of Killen 1, Arabian Storm 2, Care Free 3.

Jockeys Trophy (For 3y, unplaced; 1000m)
Nextstar 1, Optimum 2, Arc Shine 3.

Jehan Numa Plate (For 5y&o, class V; 1200m)
Advance To Contact 1, Ame 2, Winds Of Change 3.

Display House Sprint (Class III; 1200m)
Franz Ferdinand 1, Sparkling Eyes 2, Grey Flannel 3.

Trainers Trophy (For 5y&o, class IV; 1000m)
Locarno 1, Speed Of Sound 2, Romantic Lass 3.

A Hoyt Plate (Class V; 1400m)
Star Scholar 1, Bay Of Love 2, Secret Flame 3.

Best bet: None
Good bet: Locarno (7-3)
Chance bet: Star Scholar (8-3)
Upset: Hedwig (6-4)

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.