Horse Racing, Rawalpindi
Parachuter outruns Maradona to lift Jubilant Cup at KRC
Bay Horse Parachuter clinched the Jubilant Cup after outrunning the favored Maradona at Karachi Racecourse.
Bay horse Parachuter beat the fancied dark bay horse Maradona to land the Jubilant Cup in the winter Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse.
Parachuter, owned by Hassan Khan and sent by trainer Ghulam Shabbir II, powered to three-quarter-of-a-length victory under champion rider Mohammad Manzoor to make it two wins on the trot.
Bay horse Mohallaydar finished third with Lahori Sayeen completing the frame among five competitors.
Another long shot bay horse Piyara Faisal pulled off a surprise by getting the better of seven-year-old chestnut horse Faster Than You by two lengths to clinch the next race as favourite Sharp Shooter had to be content with third place ahead of Zorawar.
At the outset, running under new name and also under new owner Hawwaam, formerly Pin Point, defeated co-favourite Fast Catcher by two-and-a-half lengths to pick up spoils in the opening race.
Sana Choice and Tehzeeb occupied third and fourth places respectively on board.
THE JUBILANT PLATE SCALE ORDER VIII 4 F:
Hawwaam (Ehtisham Malik and Wais Malik) 8-4, Mohammad Manzoor 1; Fast Catcher 8-10, Yousuf Ikram 2; Sana Choice 8-5, Riaz Ahmed, Tehzeeb 9-0 Shahid Ali II 4.
Won by 2½ L, ½ L, Neck. Time: 0.53 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Naseem
THE JUBILANT PLATE SCALE ORDER VII & VIII — 4 F:
King Of Kohistan (Mohammad Yameen) 9-0, Zaki Zakir 1; Sanober 9-0, Raees Ahmed 2; Dance And Dance 8-12, Asad Aksir 3; Meri Chahat 8-12, Mohammad Sajjad 4.
Won 2 L, 2 L, 1 ½ L. Time: 0.53 2/5 seconds. Winner trained by Nazir.
THE JUBILANT PLATE SCALE ORDER V & VI — 4½ F:
Raven (M.R. Hussain) 9-0, Waheed Baran 1; Paris 8-7, Zaki Zakir 2; Watch Me 8-10, Mohammad Sajjad 3; Justify 8-10 (cr8-6), Farjad Habib 4.
Won by 5 L, 2 L, 3 L. Time: 0. 59 2/5 seconds. Winner trained by S.A. Zaidi.
THE JUBILANT CUP SCALE ORDER II, III & IV — 4½ F:
Parachuter (Hassan Khan) 8-13, Mohammad Manzoor 1; Maradona 7-12, Mohammad Sajjad 2; Mohallaydar 7-2, Zaki Zakir 3; Lahori Sayeen 9-1, Kashif Qamar 4.
Won by ¾ L, ¾ L, 6 L. Time: 0.58 1/5 seconds. Winner trained by Ghulam shabbier II.
THE JUBILANT PLATE SCALE ORDER IV & V 4½ F:
Piyara Faisal (Adnan Azam Khan) 8-10, Riaz Ahmed 1; Faster Than You 8-8, Mohammad Sajjad 2; Sharp Shooter 8-8, Asad Aksir 3; Zorawar 8-9, Kashif Qamar 4.
Won by 2 L, 4 L, 1 L. Time: 0.58 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Zia-ur-Rehman.