Horse Racing, Rawalpindi
'War It Is' outruns rivals to win Ravi Cup in Lahore
Colt "War It Is" outran his rivals to win the Ravi Cup during the Lahore Winter Meeting at the Lahore Racecourse
Colt, 'War It Is' outran his competition to win the Ravi Cup during the Lahore Winter Meeting at the Lahore Racecourse on Sunday.
The 20 to 100 favourite ridden by Aamir Pervez, went on to win convincingly by three lengths over stable-mate Conquest to land the first two positions for jubilant owner Makhdum Syed Ahmad Mahmud and trainer Shahid Rehman.
The colt from Irish sire Nathaniel out of USA mare Kalifi followed Conquest in the early stages of the race. Fellow colt Welcome Home, who was backed for the second place, put up a dismal show finishing third, another six lengths behind.
Sunday’s contest was the first outing of War It Is as four-year-old.
Makhdum’s both colts are the strong contenders for the Pakistan Derby set on March 8.
A thunderous applause from the crowd marked the end of the ceremony.
THE FAIR MAGIC PLATED CLASS VII DIV V — 1,000M:
Take Care (Shahbaz Mukhtar) 9-0, Mazhar Ali 1; Mr Brown 8-6, Javed Akhtar 2; Bano 7-10, Mohammad Sajjad 3; Baa Aitbar 7-12, Ghulam Haider 4.
Won by ½ L, 2¼ L, Neck. Time: one minute 4 1/5 seconds. Winner trained by Rashid Latif.
THE FAIR MAGIC PLATE CLASS VII DIV V — 1000M:
KFK Princess (Mohammad Yaqoob Ali) 9-0, Mohammad Wasim 1; Tell Me 9-0, Mohammad Wasim Khan 2; Anmole One 9-0, Munir Hussain 3; Turab Prince 9-0, Asad Abbas 4.
Won by 3½ L, 1¾ L, 2½ L. Time: one minute 3 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by Sohail Aziz.
THE FAIR MAGIC PLATE CLASS VII DIV IV — 1,000M:
Parwaz-e-Bhakkar (Chaudhry Habibullah) 8-4, Shakeel Mahmood 1; Safdar Princess 9-0, Mohammad Wasim Khan 2; Lucky Time 8-4, Deenar Mirwani 3; Royal Runner 9-0, Tahir Abbas 4.
Won by 5 L, ¾ L, 2¼ L, Time: one minute 2 1/5 seconds Winner trained by Mohammad Afzal.
THE FAIR MAGIC PLATE CLASS VII DIV III — 1,000M:
Qamar Choice (Qamar-uz-Zaman) 8-10, Tahir Abbas 1; Prince Of Lion 7-12, Mohammad Hanif 2; Neeli The Great 7-10, Sunny Babu 3; Wahab Choice 7-12, Mohammad Wasim Khan 4.
Won by 1¾ L, 2½ L, ¾ L. Time: one minute 2 2/5 seconds. Winner trained by Rafiq Khan.
THE FAIR MAGIC PLATE CLASS VII DIV I — 1,000M:
Baland-O-Bala (Shahbaz Mukhtar) 8-2, Mohammad Hanif 1; Secret Lady 8-4, Ghulam Haider 2; Legacy 9-0, S. Moin 3; Jabbar Prince 8-4, Bilal Ahmed 4.
Won by Neck, Short-head, 3 L. Time: one minute 1 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Rashid Latif.
THE RAVI CUP — A TERM RACE FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD TBP & HB COLTS AND FILLIES — 1,800M:
War It Is (Makhdum Syed Ahmad Mahmud) 9-0, Aamir Pervez 1; Conquest 8-6, Mohammad Hanif 2; Welcome Home 8-6, Tahir Abbas 3; Princess Anabia 7-9, Deenar Mirwani 4.
Won by 3 L, 6 L, 9 L. Time: one minute 54 1/5 seconds. Winner trained by Shahid Rehman.
THE FAIR MAGIC PLATE CLASS VI DIV III & IV — 1,400M:
Amazing Lips (Najeeb Haider Bagri) 8-2, Mazhar Ali 1; Jharra 8-8, Mubashir Bhatti 2; Sparking 9-4, Tahir Abbas 3; Tiger Jet 9-0, Aftab Chaudhry 4.
Won by 6 L, Neck, ½ L. Time: one minute 27 seconds. Winner trained by Zahid Khan.
THE FAIR MAGIC PLATE CLASS VII DIV II — 1,000M:
Cameo (Mustansar Billah) 7-10, Ghulam Haider 1; Double-O-Seven 9-0, Mazhar Ali 2; Gold Man 8-6, Bilal Ahmed 3; Rashk-e-Qamar 8-6, Deenar Mirwani 4.
Won by 1 L, 3 L, 1 L. Time: one minute 1 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Mohammad Ubaid.