The 2021-22 Winter Season is at its fag end in Chennai and one of the premier races to be held on the 24th of February is the Chief Minister’s Trophy. This is a Class I event for horses rated 80 and over. A field of six horses will compete over a distance of 1600m and will come under the starter’s orders at 4 pm.

Being a Class I race, most of the runners are six and seven-year-olds with the exception of the chestnut filly, Emelda, who is four years old. From the stables of B Suresh, this filly is the one to watch closely since she is fresh off a victory in The Chief Justice Trophy over 1800m just over a week ago.

The ratings are evenly spread between 83 and 92, so this is likely to be a tough one at the Madras race club. You’ll find the best odds at the top betting sites in India.

Now let’s take a closer look at the  Chennai race odds for The Chief Minister’s Trophy:

Chennai race ODDS: WHO WILL WIN THE chief minister’s trophy horse Race?

Here are the horses with the best odds to win the Chief Minister’s Trophy:

S No Horse Odds On Betway
1 Night Hunt SP
2 Emelda SP
3 Bernardini SP
4 Historian SP
5 Priceless Ruler SP
6 Glorious Destiny SP

Being a Class I event with experienced horses, taking note of their last few outings can help pick out potential winners. Night Hunt, Emelda, and Historian have all tasted victory in their last five runs and Historian has tasted success over the same distance in its last outing in mid-January in the Karuppan Chettiar Memorial Cup.

The last time Night Hunt scored a victory was in September last year in The Turf Authorities Cup over 1400m but finished third in its last outing in The Governor’s Trophy at the end of January 2022.

Therefore, Emelda and Historian are two horses to watch closely and are surely worth a punt at the top horse racing betting sites.

Recommended Betting Tip: EMELDA (SP)

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Chennai bettors have the privilege of heading to the Guindy Race Course to place their bets at the tote counters while there are a few off-course betting centers as well.

However, those who can’t make it to the track can always count on online betting sites. Those who are new to the concept can check out our guide on live horse race betting to learn more.

There are several reputed online betting sites that accept wagers on Indian horse races. For wagers on The CHIEF MINISTER’S TROPHY with the best betting odds, try these sites:


As mentioned, there are four geldings, one filly, and a horse in this race with ratings between 83 and 92, so we are likely to see a close finish.

Let’s take a closer look at all the runners for this event:

NIGHT HUNT – Net Whizz(USA)-A La Votre(FR)

Last 5 runs: 1 – 1 – 7 – 3 – 3

Sired by Net Whizz(USA), the 7-year-old chestnut gelding has a pretty strong lineage. The gelding will be carrying 60kgs and is the highest-rated horse at 92 in this event.

With two victories and two placings over 1400m last year, the 1600m may seem a bit stretched for the gelding. Trained by R. Ramanathan, Night Hunt will have Jockey P Sai Kumar in the saddle.

EMELDA – David Livingston(IRE)-Illaunslea(USA)

Last 5 runs: 5 – 6 – 5 – 2 – 1

The 4-year-old chestnut filly will be carrying 59.5kgs and has the second-highest rating of 91 in this event. Fresh from a victory over 1800m by a short-head from Eagle Prince in The Chief Justice Trophy, the filly should be able to cover this distance comfortably.

From the stables of B. Suresh, experienced jockey A Imran Khan will be in control this time around as well.

BERNARDINI (Ex-Name:BRANDO) – Tazahum(USA)-Reflectance(GB)

Last 5 runs: 2 – 5 – 4 – 2 – 5

The 7-year bay gelding is yet to taste victory although it has come close to doing so twice in its last five runs. It finished four lengths behind the winner over 1600m in the Deepak Khaitan Memorial Guindy Gold Cup in January this year.

Owned by M/s Arun Alagappan Racing LLP, Bernardini trains under the watchful eyes of D K Futnani and will have jockey A Ashhad Asbar in the saddle. The gelding is rated 90 and will be carrying 59kgs.

HISTORIAN – Phoenix Tower(USA)-Dolce Vita(IRE)

Last 5 runs: 1 – 5 – 2 – 1 – 1.

The 6-year-old dark bay gelding is from a very impressive lineage. It is sired by Phoenix Tower (USA), which has produced 419 horses that have clocked 860 wins. The gelding seems to be very comfortable over this distance and is fresh from a victory in the Karuppan Chettiar Memorial Cup over 1600m.

We are of the opinion that Historian is definitely a strong contender. The 57.5kgs weight shouldn’t be a hindrance. Trained by R Karthik, jockey Santosh G will be at the reins.

PRICELESS RULER – Saamidd(GB)-La Sayida(IRE)

Last 5 runs: 4 – 3 – 4 – 9 – 2

The 6-year bay gelding hasn’t tasted success in a long time. It did pull off two back-to-back victories about a year ago over 1300m and 1400m and recently finished second in The Free Speech Handicap earlier this month over 1400m. From the stables of veteran trainer R Foley, jockey Nakhat Singh will be in control.

GLORIOUS DESTINY – Saamidd(GB)-Perpetual Glory

Last 5 runs: 5 – 4 – 4 – 5 – 3

With no victories yet under his belt in the last five outings, Glorious Destiny will have to work really hard to pull off a victory. He did pull off a victory in the Om Sp L Al Alagappa Chettiar Memorial Cup over 1600m but that was way back in December 2019.

The horse seems to be off form but may end up with a good placing. From the stables of J Sebastian, jockey C Umesh will saddle up this time.

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