BY MYRAH MALINA
South African bred “Flying Whisky” well ridden by Patrick Mungai did it again over the 1800m enjoying the flight home to claim the Drap D’Or trophy for trainers Mohamed Noor and Nuno Nur at Ngong on Sunday.
This came with lots of expectations from admirers as stable companion “King Google”, who was a definite threat, following in second. Old boy “Kijito” settled for third in the race that opened the meeting.
It was “Mpowered Mpire” (South Africa) who stole the show in the Brighton Bowl sprint over the bend.
“Mpowered” who almost snatched a win from king of the course “Westonian” when they met over the straight proved too strong from his mates leaving “Bolt” second and “Mozart” third.
Jockey Mungai was all smiles afterwards having won the two cup races of the meeting.
On the other hand “Tempesta” disappointed his admirers once again when he finished second behind “Monash” over the 1,000m sprint. He was expected to star but killed the hopes of trainer Steve Njuguna earning a win on the day.
It was a rewarding afternoon for upcountry trainer Wakini Ndegwa with two of her trained runners winning their races.
The Drap D’Or Trophy (1800m)
Winning Horse: Flying Whisky (SA) Rider: Patrick Mungai . Trainer: Mohamed Noor and N Nur
2. King Google-SAF (Paul Kiarie)
3. Kijito (David Miri)
The Bighton Bowl (1600m)
1. Mpowered Mpire (SAF) . P. Mungai (Patsy Sercombe)
2. Bolt (Mwangi Kariuki)
3. Mozart-SAF (Jacob Lokorian)
The Kehancha Handicap (1000m)
1.Joie D’Vivre (Lesley Sercombe). P.Sercombe
2. Monash (Zakayo Munoru)
3. Tempesta (David Miri)
The Ijara Handicap (1400m)
1.Dreamliner (James Muhindi), Oliver Gray
2. Mean Mistress-SAF (Richard Kibet)
3. Doubloon (L Sercombe)
The Paul and Maggie Walker Kwaheri Handicap (2060m)
1. Manta Reef-SAF (Daniel Tanui), Merilyne Bengough
2. War Horse (Jacob Lokorian)
3. Dryandra (P. Mungai)
The Kalokol Maiden (1400m)
1. Penmarric (P. Mungai) Wakini Ndegwa
2. Motown (Charles Mwangi)
3. Take Pride (L, Sercombe)
The El Wak Handicap (1800m)
1. Cedar Ash (P, Kiarie) Wakini Ndegwa
2. Zawadi (Mwangi Kariuki)
3. Fulfield (Peter Lesengei)
TheTimboroa Handicap (1000m)
1. William Tell (L. Sercombe) P. Secombe
2. Baba Moustafa (Peter Lesengei)
3. Pelican Street (D. Miri)
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke