KARACHI: Two horses, both fillies, looks set to make their debut in the winter Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday.
The debutants are two-year-old thoroughbred filly Renu Devi from the studs of Syed Sibghatullah Shah Pir Pagara and filly Hi Honey, who couldn’t make her debut last week as she was scratched in the morning declaration.
Both the horses are lined up in The Long Stream Cup alongside half-a-dozen contestants. The race, which is third in the order, is also the supporting event, scale order IV and V to be run over four-and-a-half furlongs.
The next race, which is the feature event, combined scale order I, II and III, will see six horses facing the starter at the gate. It will go over five furlongs.
A small card which envisaged four races has been drawn for the second last meeting of the year. This will be followed by the prestigious Quaid-i-Azam Gold Cup which takes place on Dec 30 (Sunday).
Altogether, 27 horses have entered the day’s races.
The first race gets into action at 2.30pm.
Following is the field and selections:
THE LONG STREAM PLATE SCALE ORDER VIII — 4 F:
Sarwan Rose 9-2, Justify 8-10, Sala Star 8-10, Mehak 8-5, Murad Queen 7-10.
Place: Sarwan Rose.
THE LONG STREAM PLATE SCALE ORDER V, VI & VII — 4½ F:
Don Khalifa 9-0, Black Smoke 8-13, Sonia Again 8-7, Tiger Jet 8-6, Whats App 8-5, Blue Revenue 8-4, Fakhr-e-Kashmir 7-10, Fire N Furry 7-0.
Win: Tiger Jet.
Place: Don Khalifa and Sonia Again.
THE LONG STREAM CUP SCALE ORDER IV & V — 4½ F:
Lovely Baby 9-0, Tip Top 8-7, Duran Duran 8-3, Pari 7-13, Renu Devi 7-12, Second Life 7-8, Queen’s Best 7-8, Hi Honey 7-4.
Win: Tip Top.
Place: Lovely Baby and Pari.
THE LONG STREAM PLATE SCALE ORDER I, II & III — 5 F:
Ayaash 9-0, Toofan 8-11, Dhannak 7-10, Swarovski 7-8, Salam-e-Kaif 7-0, Luck Pass 7-0.
Published in Dawn, December 23rd, 2018