FAVOURITES won all three feature races as well as four of the five support events at yesterday’s horse racing in Sakhir.
Vale Do Sol, owned by Abdulla Fawzi Nass, trained by Fawzi Nass and ridden by Husain Makki, was the biggest winner of the day when it beat Wakame by one-and-half-a-length to win the Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa Cup for imported horses which carried the highest prize money of BD12,000.
Emerald was third and Shipyard fourth.
Wayne Looney, owned by Al Nasseriyeh, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Sadiq Hameed, was another favourite which lived up to expectations when it beat Farange by a length to win the Shaikh Isa bin Faisal Al Khalifa Cup for locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD3,000.
No Doubt was third and Brightsideoflife fourth.
Taqaseem, owned by Ahmed Yusuf Abdulla, trained by Jaffer Marzooq and ridden by A Rahim Jasim, edged out Moanna by a nose to win the Late Yousif Rashid Bouresly Cup which carried a cash prize of BD2,000.
Jumeirah Glory was third and Punk fourth.
Good News, owned by Al Nasseriyeh, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Husain Makki, set the trend for the day when as expected it beat Snake Eagle by two lengths to win the first of the five support races which carried a cash prize of BD1,500.
Call A Friend was third and Unum Et Unicum fourth.
Kentucky Wildcat, owned by Al Nasseriyeh, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Abdulla Faisal, caused the only upset of the day when it beat Filfila by a length to win the race for locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD1,500.
Stevie G was third and Fire Princess fourth.
Al Saqlawy 1657, owned by Al Jasra, trained by Yousif Taher and ridden by Husain Makki, beat Kuheilan Aafas 1640 by a neck to win the race for Arabian horses which carried a cash prize of BD1,500.
Al Ma’anagieh 1625 was third and Al Jellaby 1656 fourth.
Oasis Town, owned by Hussain Yaseen Mohamed, trained by Abdulla Haji and ridden by Andrew Elliott, followed suit beating Sir Mike by one-and-three-fourth length to win the handicap race which carried a cash prize of BD1,500.
Jallal was third and Keyaadi fourth.
Nisser, owned by Al-Afoo Racing Stable, trained by Hussain Aldailami and ridden by Saleem Ghoolam, completed a good day for the favourites beating Mayo Lad by one-and-half-a-length to win the handicap race which carried a cash prize of BD1,500.
Honest Bob’s was third and Alpine Affair fourth.