India Weekend Race Preview – 17th November, 2019

By Dhanu Delphi on November 16, 2019

Horse racing is in the news again as the fresh Winter Season begins at the Mahalaxmi racecourse in Mumbai this Sunday, November 17. The first race day of this season is jam-packed with over nine different events. While a lot of them have fields with lower ratings, there are a couple of promising ones with quality horses signed up.

As usual, we will focus on two of the best races of the day, which in this case happens to be a pair of handicap races. Let’s see what is so special about these two horse racing events before exploring betting options:

The Snow Dew Plate

With a 1:30 PM start, this is the second horse racing event of the day at the Mumbai racecourse. It has a max distance of 1400m. The race is open to all horses rated between 40 and 66. Seven horses have signed up for this race to take a shot at the INR 450,000 total stake.

 These three horses look the strongest out of the bunch:

Our Pick:

We have Hunt for Gold as our top pick if the odds makers begin listing at 5/1, with Pablo a close second. Notting Hill makes for an excellent long shot pick.

The Royal Calcutta Turf Club Trophy

The best horse racing event of the day is open to horses rated above 80 so you can expect some high-quality racing. And at 1400m it is long enough to offer some excitement in the final stretch. The total stake is worth over INR 520,000. This prestigious event has accepted only five horses.

With fine margins in a quality field, we think these three horses have what it takes to come out on top:

Our Pick:

We like the look of Excellence and would choose him as the top prospect if the bookies begin listing at 5/1 or longer odds, ahead of Awesome One, with Holy Smoke as our third choice.

 

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