Diana lives up to top billing at Lahore Race Club

Published November 22, 2021
In this undated file photo, riders on horseback compete during a competition. — Dawn/File
In this undated file photo, riders on horseback compete during a competition. — Dawn/File

LAHORE: Favourite filly, Diana lived up to her star billing striding to victory in the Sheikh Sajjad Hassan Memorial Cup run over 1000 metres during the Lahore Winter Meeting at the Racecourse here on Sunday.

The 60 to 100 favourite Diana beat Bortai easily by three lengths in a runaway style of racing. Baycolt Shining Moon finished third among nine runners in the term race for two-year-olds held under the Jockey Club Of Pakistan rules of racing.

Earlier bay colt, Professor came home in a storming fashion to win the Ertugral Ghazi Cup defeating his closest rival Banaras Prince by a big margin of seven lengths leaving race-goers spell bound. The favourite colt Lorenzo was nosed out to third spot.

Yet another feature race, the Haider Ali Cup for maidens in class VII division 11 gone over 1000 metres was won by long shot filly, Brave Eagle who beat chestnut filly, Stunning One by two lengths. The co-favourite filly, Midnight Storm finished ,a hopeless third.

A large crowd of racing fans watched the lengthy card of nine races.

Results:

CONFLICT PLATE CLASS VII DIVISION V-1000M.

Meri Malangni (Sajjad Ali) 8-1 Munir Hussain 1 Chhota Pathan 7-11 Javed Iqbal 2. Safdar Princess 8-0 Zain Manzoor 3. Neeli The Great 8-6 Mubashar Bhatti 4.

Won by 5 L, Neck, 3 ½ L. Time one minute 5 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Haji Abid Mahmood.

CONFLICT PLATE CLASS VII DIVISION VI-1000M.

Sher Shah Bhakhar ( Hassan Butt )8-0 Memriaz Khan 1. Zahid Love 8-10 Shahbaz A. 2. Sultan Jahanian 7-8 Shahzad Bhatti 3. Amazing Thunder 7-121 M. Ajmal 4.

Won by 2 ½ L, 5 L, ¾ L. Time one minute 7 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Abdul Rasheed.

CONFLICT PLATE CLASS VII

DIVISION V-1000M.

Chhota Dera (Asim Raza ) 8-10 Mubashar Bhatti 1. Heisenberg 8-10 Memraiz Khan 2. Silent Assasin 8-8 Javed Iqbal 3. Silken Black 8-2 Munir Hussain 4.

Won by ½ L, 5 L, ½ L. Time one minute 6 3/5 seonds Winner trained by Tanveer Aslam.

ETUGRAL GHAZI CUP CLASS VII DIVISION 11-1000M.

Professor (Sohail Imtiaz ) 8-6 Munir Hussain 1. Banaras Prince 8-8 Shakeel Mahmood 2. Lorenzo 8-8 Tahir Abbas 3. Khadim 8-2 M. Zulfiqar 4.

Won by 7 L, Neck, ½ L. Time 59 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Rashid Latif.

HAIDER ALI CUP CLASS VII DIVISION 11 (MAIDENS)-1000M.

Brave Eagle (Asif Shahani & Mian Farrukh) 8-5 Mazhar Ali 1. Stunning One 8-3 Deenar Mirwani 2. Midnight Storm 7-11 Munir Hussain 3. Socrates 8-8 Haroon Gulzar 4.

Won by 2 L, 8 L, ½ L. Time 59 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by M. Afzal..

SHEIKH SAJAJD HASSAN MEMORIAL CUP, A TERM RACE FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD THOROUGHBREDS & HALF-BRED COLTS AND FILLIES-1000M.

Diana (Shoaib Ahsan Khan & Saeed Akhtar Khan ) 8-5 Aftab Choudhry 1. Bortai 8-5 Munir Hussain 2. Shining Moon 8-8 Mazhar Ali 3.Squid Game 8-5 Munir Hussain 4.

Won by 3 L, 5 L, 2 ½ L. Time 59 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Shahid Rehman.

CONFLICT PLATE CLASS VI-1100M.

Rapunzel Beauty (M. Ahsan Irfan ) 9-2 Tahir Abbas 1. Hassan’s Heights 7-10 Aamir Pervez 2. Top Row 7-10 Munir Hussain 3. Hash Tag 7-8 Deenar Mirwani 4.

Won by 1 ½ L, 2 ½ L, 2 L. Time one minute 5 2/5 seconds. Winner trained by Mohamamd Afzal.

CONFLICT PLATE CLASS VII DIVISION 1-1000M.

Mr Gondal (Choudhry Asghar Ali )8-6 Mazhar Ali 1. Surkhab 9-0 DeenarMirwani 2. Hassan’s Heights 8-8 Tahir Abbas 3. Tiger Jet 8-6 M. Zulfiqar 4.

Won by 2 ½ L, 2 ½ L, 4 L. Time 59 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by Aleem-ud-Din.

CONFLICT PLATE CLASS VII DIVISION 111 & IV-1000M.

Pehlwan (Najeeb Haider Bagri ) 8-6 Aftab Choudhry 1. Golden Pound 7-12 Awais Anjum 2Golden Arrow 8-0 Mazhar Ali 3. Zaman Sahib 9-0 Javed Iqbal 4.

Won by ¾ L, 1 ½ L. 1 L. Time one minute 1 1/2/5 seconds. Winner trained by Rashid Latif.

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2021

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