KARACHI, Jan 8: Punters have a field day as outsiders won a lion’s share of events in a seven-race card of the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday.
Mare Sada Bahar was the only favourite besides two co-favourites Jungle De Malka and After Shock that obliged punters.
Outsider mare Salome Baby sprang first surprise by getting the better of filly Jal Pari by two lengths to land the opener. Public fancy mare Tripple Star had to be content with third place finishing ahead of Shah Pari.
Five-year-old bay horse Lucky pulled off the second upset defeating filly Dream Girl by a length and-a-quarter to claim the fourth race. Favourite filly Lolly For Dolly settled for fourth position.
Unknown pedigree horses – Prince Of Renala and Easy Match – followed pursuit of outsiders in the last two races restricted to unknown pedigree horses.
The former lowered the colours of favourite Humsafar imposing to three-quarter-of-a-length victory in the sixth while the latter galloped to a fluent six lengths victory over fancied Quetta Queen in the next and concluding race.
Sada Bahar delighted horse racing connoisseurs registering a facile eight-and-a-half lengths victory over Star Furry to claim the second race.
Jungle De Malka overcame Bacaradi by a length and-a-quarter while champion jockey Ghulam Shabbir II piloted home After Shock to a fluent four-and-a-half lengths victory over Tiny Terror.
Rider M. Amjad stole the limelight piloting home a splendid double through Salome Baby and Sada Bahar.
Meanwhile, the next Gymkhana race meeting will be held on Saturday.
Results: THE JANUARY PLATE CLASS VII DIV V 5 F: Salome Baby (Syed Rashid Ali) 8-3, M. Amjad 1; Jal Pari 8-5 (cr8-2), Shahzad Gul 2; Tripple Star 9-0, Mohammad Essa 3; Shah Pari 8-0, Wasim 4.
Won by 2 L, 5½ L, 7 L. Time: One minute 8 2/5 seconds. Winner trained by Nadeem Abro.
THE JANUARY PLATE CLASS VII DIV IV 5 F: Sada Bahar (Ali Mohammad) 8-12, M. Amjad 1; Star Furry 9-0, M. Manzoor 2; Lucky Ticket 8-13, Wasim 3; Pari Ke Bachi 8-1 (cr7-11), Asad Aksir 4.
Won by 8½ L, 9 L, 10½ L. Time: One minute 7 2/5 seconds. Winner trained by M. Ramzan.
THE JANUARY PLATE CLASS VII DIV II AND III 5 F: Jungle De Malka (Rana Babar Hussain) 7-11, Zaki Zakir 1; Bacaradi 8-0, Ashiq Ali II 2; Karigar 7-6 (cr7-10), Qaiser Durrani 3; Golden Touch 9-3 (cr9-0), Shahzad Gul 4.
Won by 1¼ L, 1¼ L, 3 L. Time: one minute 5 4/5 seconds. Winner trained by Ameer Ahmed.
THE JANUARY PLATE CLASS VI AND VII DIV I 5 F: Lucky (Samil Malik) 8-12, M. Manzoor 1; Dream Girl 9-0, Shahzad Gul 2; Bankable 9-2, Ghulam Shabbir II 3; Lolly For Dolly 8-12, M. Yousuf 4.Won by 1¼ L, Neck, ¾ L. Time: One minute 5 1/5 seconds. Winner trained by Mujahid Ali.
THE RABAD PLATE CLASS V DIV I AND II AND CLASS VI 5 F: After Shock (Faisal Farooq) 9-1, Ghulam Shabbir II 1; Tiny Terror 7-10 (cr8-2), Mohammad Essa 2; Yes Master 8-4, Zaki Zakir 3; Guzarish 7-12 (cr8-0), M. Manzoor 4.
Won by 4½ L, ¾ L, 3 L. Time: One minute 4 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by M. Rafiq K.
THE JANUARY PLATE FOR UNKNOWN HORSES 5 F: Prince Of Renala (Javed Siddiqui) 8-11, Pervez Ali 1; Humsafar 8-5, Wasim 2; Star Watch 9-0, M. Manzoor 3; Dabang 8-10 (cr8-8), Jaffer Hussain 4.
Won by ¾ L, 3 L, 10 L. Time: One minute 8 1/5 seconds. Winner trained by Ramzan A.
THE JANUARY PLATE FOR UNKNOWN HORSES 5 F: Easy Match (Tarannum Hafeez) 8-10, Wasim 1; Quetta Queen 9-0 (cr8-9), A. Qayyum 2; Chamak Challo 8-10, M. Yousuf 3, Jatti 8-10 (cr8-9), Jaffer Hussain 4.
Won by 6 L, 2 L, 3 L. Time: One minute 8 3/5 seconds. Winner trained by M. Tufail.