( INVITATION CUP WEEKEND)
1.30 #7 SHERWIN went in to many note books after his promising second on debut at Bangalore. Third placed NISUS has since franked that form when winning twice including a grade 3 contest. Based on that evidence this three-year-old could take plenty of beating especially over this extended 7f trip.
2.00 #7 VALEGRO looks the one to side with despite disappointing on his latest outing and with 4.5kg less to carry he can prove too strong for these if returning to forcing tactics.
2.30 Sparingly raced #16 ASGARDIA won in comfortable fashion to break his maiden last start and is well worth another try at this level. #14 NOTTING HILL head the shortlist of dangers to the selection.
3.00 #13 HIGH PRIESTESS who would have finished much closer last time but for being badly hampered, will appreciate the step up in trip and deserves another chance off this lenient mark.
3.30 The progressive #14 LION is faultless winning three out of three career starts and should be followed until beaten.
4.00 Hard to see anything beating the favourite. #8 MULTIFACETED winner of three in a row and yet to lose over 6f, looks a sure thing.
4.30 Last year’s winner of this race #7 SACRED ROMAN should not find any difficulty to defend this title.
5.00 #5 DONNA BELLA has not won in some time but has been holding form and can go close to winning on this with Suraj Narredu retaining the ride.
DAYS BEST : MULTIFACETED