BY MYRAH MALINA
Horse racing resumes tomorrow with the Resolution Insurance Fillies Guineas, the second classic of the season at Ngong racecourse.
This takes place with only a few runners entered due to the current hard to firm going.
The eight race card has however four big cups up for grabs.
The Ultra Sharp Trophy to be raced over 2,060m kicks off the action. This promises a good battle among contenders. Three colts are entered here and the old lady “Userper” stands a good chance of sailing through because this is the distance she enjoys the most.
The Snickers Challenge Trophy (1,800m) has pulled together six runners with two Karari trained. These are “Mama Mia” and the South African “Wesasha”. They look strong in the field.
The Resolution Insurance- Fillies Guineas (1600m) comes at a time when every racing interested party is concerned about the turf. Being raced from the 1600m, this race featuring the best seven fillies is much more open race. It is however the Oliver Gray trained “Allegra” that has been fancied here and as it is, the even weight plays a major role to all the seven fillies besides their capabilities. It will be interesting to watch the Gill Fraser trained South African “Talk Time” make her way through the more experienced ones.
The Vicky Jackman Trophy- (Cambric Cup) over 1,l000m has attracted four notable sprinters from Steve Njuguna’s yard. They include two “A” Division runners and will be competing against one from Joe Karari’s yard. All eyes will be on the now respected “5f” sprinter who has a course record as well as “Simuni” with the option of his son Patrick Mungai to steer her.
She has had good moments and only the ground could deter her from winning tomorrow. She however faces companions “Riskovary” the best sprinter last season and South Africa’s “Military Song”who is also known to accommodate any distance. “Grand Slam” makes a comeback and might find the company too strong especially from “5f”. “Defending Champion” has left many questions unanswered and if in good mood could surprise from this lot.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke