LAHORE: Two cup events prominently mark the eight-race card drawn for the Lahore Winter meeting at the Racecourse here on Sunday.

The Faiz Ahmad Faiz Cup — named after the renowned poet who carved a niche in the temple of Urdu ‘Ghazal’ poetry setting new dimensions to its diction style — is a class VI Division II, II and IV handicap race to be contested over 1,600 metres. Eight runners are to take part in this race, an annual feature of the Lahore racing calendar.

The prominent is the four-year-old colt Light Heavy, bred at a form owned by Lahore Race Club (LRC) chairman Makhdum Syed Ahmad Mahmud. His main rivals will be filly Amazing Lips and colt Shah The Great, also bred at the Makhdum’s farm and both trained by Shahid Rehman.

The supporting feature, the Shergarh Cup, a class VII Division I to be gone over 1,400 metres has nine runners. The cup is named after the Irish and Epsom Derby winner Shergarh. Filly Breaking Bad look to be the better among eight rivals.

The first race will be held at 12.00noon.

Following is the field and celebrations.

THE SOHNA PLATE CLASS VII DIV V — 1,000M:

Twenty Twenty 9-0, Bright Bomber 8-8, Merchant Of Venus 8-8, New Rebel 8-6, Shawaz-e-Princess 8-6 Punjabi Munda 8-6 Smiling Again 8-4 Lucky Time 8-0 Anmole One 7-12, Jonti Road 7-12 After Hero 7-12 Bano 7-10 and Sheba 7-10.

Win: Twenty Twenty.

Place: Merchant Of Venus and Anmole One.

THE SOHNA PLATE CLASS VII DIV V (MAIDENS) — 1,000M:

Tranquil One 9-0, Revolver 8-10, Jee Aya Nu 8-8, Sher Shah Bhakkar 8-6, English Girl 8-6, Slightly Dangerous 8-6, Real Commando 8-2, Chota Pathan 8-2, John Princess 8-2, Black Powder 7-12, Mewhrban 7-10, Easy Go 7-10.

Win: Jee Aya Nu.

Place: Easy Go and Black Powder.

THE SOHNA PLATE CLASS VII DIV IV — 1,000M:

Chota Dera 9-0, Red Boy 8-12, Super Asia 8-10, Ask Me 8-10, Faizi Choice 8-8, Safdar Princess 8-6, Golden Arrow 8-4, Humayun Choice 8-2, Master Choice 8-2, Master Prince 8-0, Take Care 7-12, Bright Gold 7-10, Minding 7-10, Natalia 7-10.

Win: Super Asia.

Place: Chota Dera and Natalia.

THE SOHNA PLATE CLASS VII DIV II — 1,000M:

Remember Me 9-0, Salam-e-Dera 9-0, Rang-e-Hina 9-0, Raining Fairy 8-10, Jan-e-Fida 8-10, Prince Of Arab 8-8, Prince Of Multan 8-4, Qamar Choice 8-4, Chota Jharra 8-0, Lucky Is Me 7-10.

Win: raining Fairy.

Place: Lucky Is Me and Chota Jharra.

THE FAIZ AHMED FAIZ CUP CLASS VI DIV II, III & IV — 1,600M:

Governor 9-0, Amazing Lips 8-4, Gondal Gift 7-12, Shah The Great 7-12, Timbo 7-12, Mera Bhakkar 7-10, Ibram Prince 7-0, Well Done Pakistan 7-10.

Win: Governor.

Place: Amazing Lips and Shah The Great.

THE SHERGARH CUP CLASS VII DIV I — 1,400M:

Breaking Bad 9-0, Barbarians Charge 8-8, Amazing Runner 8-8, Sparking 8-8, Zandora 8-4, Sky Active 8-4, Naymar 8-2, Banaras Prince 8-2, Qalandra 7-10.

Win: Breaking Bad.

Place: Amazing Runner and Sky Active.

THE SOHNA PLATE CLASS VII DIV II (MAIDENS) — 1,000M:

Follow My Lady 9-0, Wizard Afzaal 8-10, Thousands Love 8-10, Sharegaar 8-9, Sohna 8-8, Imran Princess 8-6, Fantastico 8-6, Mr Gonda 8-4, Noor-e-Kainaat 8-3, Midnight Storm 8-2, Drums Of War 8-0, Massira’s Song 8-0, Danzora 7-10.

Win: Mr Gondal.

Place: Noor-e-Kainaat and Massira’s Song.

THE SOHNA PLATE CLASS VII DIV III — 1,000M:

Khadim 9-0, Abdullah Princess 8-12, Badeera 8-8, Wahab Choice 8-8, Royal Ascot 8-4, Salam-e-Lahore 8-0, Chan Pari 7-12, Eden Rock 7-10.

Win: Khadim.

Place: Salam-e-Lahore and Chan Pari.

Published in Dawn, February 21st, 2021

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