A weak looking maiden and it may pay to side with nicely bred debutant NEW CREATION.
RADIANT TREASURE, STUNNING GREY and SUPERB SUCCESS are others to keep an eye on.
TOP PICK #7 NEW CREATION
Bad race from wagering point of view. LIMATO gets the vote as he takes drop down in grade to a level where he can get off the mark.
RIVER ANGEL, CASHMERE and PURITY can fight it out for the minor money.
While EPONA is the pick of the remainder.
TOP PICK #2 LIMATO
NEXT BEST #9 EPONA
ATHENA has done enough in five starts to suggest a maiden claimer of this nature is well within her compass and she gets the nod ahead of DEL PORTO and BUSCADERO.
TOP PICK #1 ATHENA
Unbeaten SIR CECIL arrives here in fantastic form and is the one to beat in this field.
CATALONIA looks best of the rest.
TOP PICK #1 SIR CECIL
Hyderabad challenger PUNJABI GIRL has scored readily the last twice and can complete a hattrick under A. Sandesh. The three-year-old looks progressive at this sort of level and should be involved at the finish again.
AUTOMATIC and DANCING DRAGON look the pair to concentrate on for minor honours while MANSEUTUDE is the pick of the remainder.
TOP PICK #3 PUNJABI GIRL
HAPPY DANCING has been below par in a higher grade recently but she can bounce back to winning ways, with INDIAN LEGEND and ONLY PRINCE looking the main dangers.
TOP PICK #2 HAPPY DANCING
AS TIME GOES BY can prove better than she displayed last time as a favourite and looks worth another chance.
PELUCHE should be all the wiser for the experience gained in winters and could play a major role, though preference is instead for still unexposed SUN POWER who is bred for speed and looks well prepared for the opening event. KARTOOS and TOUCH YOUR DESTINY can fight it out for the places.
TOP PICK #5 SUN POWER
The drop out of terms maiden company can see ANNALEASE past the post in this weak set. Note the massive switch in rider.
FREE PORT, GOLDEN OPINION and last start winner GRUMPTION also have some form which gives them bits and pieces of chances.
TOP PICK #1 ANNALEASE
VOLATALITY looked on good terms with herself when romping to a wide-margin maiden success in winters and rates the one to beat again here. GRECIAN LIGHT and ROSEBROOK both make the shortlist for medals.
TOP PICK #1 VOLATILITY
Multi-classic winner KANGRA accounted for a decent field when winning invitation cup at Kolkata earlier in the March and she remains the one to beat here despite dropping sharply in distance. TUTANKHAMUN has not won at this track since his maiden victory on debut but he has a good chance based on the pick of his form over this trip. Western India challenger YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY is a game galloper even at this age and merits plenty of respect. SHAMAN has always won while resuming. Has low weights and distance suits. Keep safe. While SMILE STONE and AMOROUS WHITE are others to note.
TOP PICK #3 TUTANKHAMUN
SIDE WINDER drops in grade and can speed up. 4kg claim helps. RUM RUNNER was in tremendous form last prep winning 2/3 and was flying when beaten narrowly last start, he is at his best when fresh. ZAFRAN is slowly coming to form and is worth considering closely, handicap favours. TZAR has low weights and will be tried while consistent REGAL MUSIC is the pick of the remainder.
TOP PICK #2 RUM RUNNER
WATCH OUT FOR #7 ZAFRAN
BERGAMOT left a favourable impression when winning over C&D last time and is the one expected to put up most resistance. LAND OF LIBERTY was not disgraced as a favourite and is likely to be in the shake-up again. BAROG and RHAPSODYEIN QUEEN can fight it out for the places.
TOP PICK #1 BERGAMOT
A tricky race to close the card but the marginal preference is for top weighted debutant DONTBREAKTHERULES.
RED GALILEO who has been given held back runs to date rates a bigger danger. Watch betting. PRINCESS HOLLY, PINK SMILE and SHIVALIK BOY are others who can be expected to go well.