Zenon for Rajaram Chhatrapati Trophy
Selections for Pune Monsoon Races, August 24
The main event for this weekend of the Pune monsoon season is framed in the name of Rajaram Chhatrapati Trophy, a race for Class II; H’cap, Indian Horses (rated 60 to 86 ) (40 to 59 eligible, over a distance of 1800m. Zenon, out of Ikhtyar Venus Arising, from the stables of Vishal Gaikwad, impressed one and all in his last run during the Bangalore Summer season and has this run advantage to his credit over Lord Of The Sea, who is the closest rival to Zenon. Both seem to have an edge over the other.
The other feature of the day is the Nirmal Ruia Trophy which has a small field of six runners with The Summer Rays being a good bet. Three good bets: Golden Hind (1-2), Iron Age (2-1) and Dazzling Star (6-8).
First race at 2:30 pm
Race 1: 1600m Golden Hind (2) Pondarosa (3) Fleur De Lys (6).
Race 2: 1400m Summer Rays (6) Cambridge (3) Celtic Prince (1).
Race 3: 1000m Iron Age (1) Firewings (7) Lesrel (9).
Race 4: 1800m Zenon (2) Lord Of The Sea (2) Zanara (4).
Race 5: 1200m Bottega Louie (5) Epiphany (11) Masterofbalantrae (1).
Race 6: 1400m Dazzling Star (8) Wilshire (2) Sassy Lass (6).
Days Best: Bottega Louie (5-5).