Horse Racing, Rawalpindi
Sweet Victory notches top spot in Spring Cup
Sweet Victory registered a half-a-length victory Black Gold to land the Spring Cup in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse.
Sweet Victory ended the run of second place finishes by registering a half-a-length victory over six-year-old dark bay horse Black Gold to land the Spring Cup in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse.
A change of rider helped Sweet Victory avenge its loss to Black Gold in previous meet.
Glittery Eyes fell to third place third another three lengths behind with Maradona completing the frame.
Sweet Victory was sent by trainer Yousuf S and piloted home by rider M. Manzoor.
But it was Safdar Hussain who stole limelight with a double victory in a five-race card that was dominated by favorite horses.
Safdar first steered Secret Of Life to a smart five lengths victory over mare Starka in the third race and later romped to win with another favourite mare Abdullah Princess over Dazzling Diva by four lengths in the fifth race of the day.
At the outset, favourite mare Humaira Choice did owner-cum-trainer Mujahid Ali proud by edging mare Sana Choice by head to win the opener while another fancied mare Meri Chahat obliged all and sundry with three lengths success over Darshan in the second.
THE SPRING PLATE SCALE ORDER VIII (MAIDEN) 4 F:
Humaira Choice (Mr. Mujahid Ali) 8-11 Ali Raza II, 1, Sana Choice 7-10(cr7-12) Safdar Hussain 2, Amazing Boy 7-10(cr8-6) M. Manzoor 3, Kamyaab 8-11 Asad Aksir 4,,
Won by Head, 1 ½ L, 2 ¼ L. Time: 0.54 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by owner.
THE SPRING PLATE SCALE ORDER VIII 4 F:
Meri Chahat (Mr. Waqas) 8-13 Waseem 1, Darshan 9-4(cr8-13) Zohaib Qamar 2, No Try 8-12 Safdar Hussain 3, Sweet For All 8-8(cr8-4) Ali Raza II, 4.
Won by 3 L, 1 ¾ L, ¾ L. Time: 0.53 2/5 seconds. Winner trained by Sher Mohammad.
THE SPRING PLATE SCALE ORDER V, VI AND VII 4 ½ F:
Secret Of Life (Mr. Ali Raza Zia) 7-6 Safdar Hussain 1, Starka 8-5 Waseem 2, Raven 9-4 Waheed Baran 3, Zorawar 9-4 Zohaib Qamar 4.
Won by 5 L, 2 ½ L, Neck. Time: 0.59 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by Zia-ur-Rehman.
THE SPRING CUP SCALE ORDER II AND III 4 ½ F:
Sweet Victory (Mr. Irfan Mehdi) 9-2 M. Manzoor 1, Black Gold 9-4 Asad Aksir 2, Glittery Eyes 8-0 Ali Ehsan 3, Maradona 7-8 Safdar Hussain 4.
Won by ½ L, 3 L, 2 ½ L. Time: 0.57 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Yousuf S.
THE SPRING PLATE SCALE ORDER IV AND V 4 ½ F:
Abdullah Princess (Mian Waleed Haroon) 8-7 Safdar Hussain 1, Dazzling Diva 8-7 waseem 2, Piyara Fasisal 8-7 Shahid Ali II, 3, Mohallaydar 8-5 Raees Ahmed 4.
Won by 4 L, 2 L, 4 L. Time: 0.57 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by Zia-ur-Rehman.