India Weekend Race Preview – 15 September, 2019

By Dhanu Delphi on September 16, 2019

by Dhanu Dhelpi

SA Poonawalla Million ResultsThe racing season is currently underway at four different race clubs across India. But this weekend, Sunday races are only scheduled at the Pune Racecourse. That is where we are headed today with our latest weekend race preview. The biggest races on the cards are without a doubt the two Poonawalla Millions, which includes a Grade 3 race.

Another interesting event that we are interested in is a Class 2 race aimed at experienced horses. Both these races have very competitive fields. As usual, here are the three horses we would recommend to punters interested in placing a wager on these races.

  1. The Inglenook Plate

At 1000m this is a very short sprint with a Class 2 classification. The event is open to horses with a rating between 60 and 86. Scheduled for a 3 PM start, this is the fourth event of the race day. While there are 10 horses signed up as per the race card, one of them, Congressional, has been withdrawn. That leaves us with a field of nine, out of which these look the strongest:

Our Picks – It looks like a dead heat between Flaming Martini and King Khalil. The former may be a good bet if the bookies start listing at 5/1. For an interesting long shot pick, we suggest Pokerface.

  1. The S A Poonawalla Million

 The second of the two Poonawalla races, this is the Grade 3 version scheduled to start at 4 PM. It is also the longer race at 1600m. The field is quite small with just six horses in the mix. All of them are three-year-olds as that is the age limit for this race. The total prize purse for this event is INR 150,000 or roughly 17000 pounds.

Our Picks – Golden Guest looks like a great pick for the top spot and is our pick if the odds makers start listing at 5/1, with Trouvaille also another solid option. Sultan Suleiman is very inexperienced and would make a great underdog pick.

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