BY MYRAH MALINA
The OBTS race meeting tomorrow at Ngong has attracted a good number of runners in the nine races offering six big cups. The race comes a week after a successful yearling sale that saw 27 youngsters being sold with bidding price ranging between Sh200,000 and Sh800,000.
Of the five cup races, two will be contested for by the young athletes who are now showing their great performances in their racing career and this gives them a great opportunity on course.
Violet Marshall Anderson bowl 2060m: This is the first race of the afternoon meet and has six potential runners—five having had their challenging moments in the Classics including Oaks winner Lucky Mascot. It is a win situation as apart from older Russki, who might have to struggle here having made it as a middle mile runner; the five have shown their capabilities over the long.
Kenya Police Cup—for the Malou Trophy 1,800m: This is another great opportunity for amateurs and apprentice riders to claim this cup that is offered for them every season. Apprentices Denis Kiprotich and Charles Njenga have won this cup more than once and are the most experienced in this particular race but as said, a good horse does not need an expert pilot.
Lesukut Owners/Breeders Trophy 1,400m: Another interesting group to watch coming from the bend is this with two of Mary Binks owned Espionage and Manzhouli who might just create a race of their own as they appear to be the strong in this batch. Oliver Gray trained Dreamlinner cannot be misjudged and can pose stiff challenge.
OBTS Sales race and Challenge Trophy 1400m: This is a race that has a good number of Classic performers with Spring Run topping the list having a record four wins from his five starts. Stable-mate Maasai King looking for a chance to prove himself as trainer Noor opts change of jockeys to relieve Spring run with 5kilos claimed by apprentice Kinyua. Challenges should come from Allegra and Take Pride.
Breeders Mile -(Sir Thomas Dewar Cup 1600m: Sercombe saddles five of the six contenders, leaving Serene Geisha-ZIM to be the one to prove a point home. Having won from the same distance before, it is the company that she will have to accommodate.
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