VALE Do Sol won the richest race of the day on a day when favourites won all seven feature races carrying total prize money of BD24,300.
Jockey Husain Makki led Vale Do Sol, owned by Abdulla Fawzi Nass and trained by Fawzi Nass, to a short-head victory over Shogun to claim the Bahrain Gold Cup, sponsored by Viva, for imported horses which carried a cash prize of BD10,000.
Wakame was third and Telefono fourth.
Favourite News Breaker, owned by Al Nasseriyeh, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Brett Doyle, beat Retort by one-and-three-fourth-length to win the Bahrain Derby for locally bred horses which carried the second highest prize money of BD4,300. Makramah was third.
Magsood, owned by Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and ridden by Andrew Elliott, beat Penelope Pitstop by one-and-three-fourth-length to win the Viva Cup which carried a cash prize of BD2,000.
Grace Kelly was third and Zalazel fourth.
Izmir, owned by Bahrain racing, trained by Abdulla Kuwaiti and ridden by Brett Doyle, edged out Iconic by a head to win the Viva Cup for imported horses which carried a cash prize of BD2,000.
Broughtons Salsa was third and Fei Kuai fourth.
Favourite Lazzaz, owned by Ali Husain Ahmed, trained by Osama Hashim and ridden by Ali Samir, set the trend living up to expectations in the first race of the day beating Caped Crusader by three-fourth-length to win the Viva Jusoor Cup for locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD2,000.
Waheed was third and Rayaash fourth.
Northern Thunder, owned by Ali Jaafar Al Ansari, trained by Hussain Aldailami and ridden by Alberto Sanna, followed suit beating Alice’s Dream by half-a-length to win the Viva Elite Cup which carried a cash prize of BD2,000.
Nibras Bounty was third and Sir Viktor fourth.
Al Saqlawy 1578, owned by Al Jasra, trained by Yousif Taher and ridden by Hasan Al Saffar, pipped Obeyan 1620 by a neck to win the Viva Waho Cup for Arabian horses which carried a cash prize of BD2,000.
Al Tuwaisah 1642 was third and Al Jellaby 1434 fourth.