Mysore Race Odds: November 11, 2020 Preview
In this article, we look at the six events planned for the inaugural race meeting of the winter season at the Mysore Race Club on 11 November 2020. We consider some of the prominent horses and their ratings. We also identify prominent jockeys and trainers in the fray, including some who shone in the same events last year.
Race Analytics and Odds
1. SM Ataollahi Memorial Trophy
The first race of the meeting is for horses rated 60 and above (handicap), run over 1200 metres. Of the current field of 13, Gran Paradiso, Murcielago and Star of Thea finished 2nd, 4th and 5th last year. Seven-year-old Gran Paradiso (rating of 77) trained by GT Surender will be ridden by S Antony Raj. Nine-year-old Murcielago (rated 67) trained by CD Monnappa will be ridden by PP Dhebe. Six-year-old Star of Thea (rated 70) trained by PC Tejaswi who also co-owns it will be ridden by Shiva Kumar.
2. The Sharavathi Plate
This event, which is for horses rated 40 to 65 (handicap) and run over 1400 metres, has 12 horses, including Ascendancy ridden by HM Akshay and trained by Prashanth Pawar that finished second in the event last November. Eight-year-old Ascendancy enjoys a rating of 46.
3. The Dharvad Plate
This one is for horses of 5 years of age and older and rated 40 to 65 (handicap) and is run over 1200 metres. None of the horses that ran in the event last year is among the 12 runners for 2020. However, the race includes Willow Glen rated 43 ridden by Arshad Alam and trained by Pratap Kamath who also trained Class Above, the winner of last year’s race.
4. The Lt. Col. C. Rudrappa Memorial Plate
This one is for horses rated 20 to 65 (handicap) and is run over 1400 metres. The event has 12 horses. Although none of the horses that ran in the event in 2019 is in contention, jockey H Rahul who finished second on Divine Retribution last year will be astride Tashkent on 11 November 2020. Rayan Ahmed who rode Astara to a third-place finish in 2019 will this year ride Sardinia.
5. The Gadag Plate
This one is for horses rated 20 to 45 (handicap) and is run over 1400 metres. This year’s race has only eight horses, excluding any that ran in the event in November 2019. Jockey H Rahul who had a second-place result in the Rudrappa Memorial Plate last year will be astride Highland Park (rated 30) trained by C D Monnappa.
6. The B.R. Hills Plate
This race, which is for horses rated 00 to 25 (handicap) and is run over 1400 metres, has 12 competitors. Pikachu ridden by HM Akshay and trained by SM Johnson is the only one of the horses that finished in the top five in last year’s race.
The inaugural meeting of this year’s winter season at the Mysore Race Club promises exciting fare with six action-packed races featuring some of the best horses, jockeys and trainers of India in the fray, including some trainers who feature in the top 15 list.