BALTIC Knight was the biggest winner at yesterday’s horse racing at Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir, causing the only upset on a day when favourites won six of the seven races, including four of the five feature events.
Baltic Knight, owned by Al-Afoo Racing Stable, trained by Hussain Aldailami and ridden by P Convertino, stunned favourite Laidback Romeo by half-a-length to win the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco Cup) for imported horses carrying a cash prize of BD5,000.
Bazaruto was third and Sir Viktor fourth.
Favourites won the remaining races, including two support races.
Al Hamdany 1697, owned by Safra, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Gerald Mosse, beat Kuheilaan Aafas 1708 by three-fourth-length to win the Bahrain Olympic Committee Cup for Arabian horse carrying a cash prize of BD5,000.
Al Hamdanieh 1637 was third and Al Hamdaany 1680 fourth.
Another favourite Caped Crusader, owned by Victorious, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Gerald Mosse, followed suit beating Shamikh by half-a-length to win the Bapco Cup for locally bred horses carrying a cash prize of BD3,000.
Riyada was third and Mohaayedah fourth.
Cutlass, owned by Al Adiyat Racing, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Gerald Mosse, continued the good run for the favourites edging out Al Barea by a neck to win the Credimax Cup carrying cash prize of BD2,000.
Jayyash was third and Lazzam fourth.
Harbour Rock, owned by Al-Afoo Racing Stable, trained by Hussain Aldailami and ridden by P Convertino, beat Balestra by a length to win the Bapco Cup carrying a cash prize of BD2,000.
Midhmaar was third and Excuse To Linger fourth.
The day began well for the favourites as Nibras Bounty, owned by Abbas Ahmed Yousif, trained by Jaffar Marzooq and ridden by Husain Makki, won the first of the two support races carrying a cash prize of BD2,000, beating Millers Wharf by three-fourth-length.
Northern Thunder was third and Fehaydi fourth.
Dushanbe, owned by Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and ridden by Andrew Elliott, beat Hamama by nine lengths to win the second support race which also carried a cash prize of BD2,000.
Tibyan was third and Muhazwara fourth.