STEED scored the biggest upset at the horse racing in Sakhir yesterday to win the richest race of the day.
Steed, owned by Raed Ahmed Yousif Alboainain, trained by Yousif Alboainain and ridden by Abdulla Faisal, stunned Autumns Blush by two-and-half-a-length to win the Late Abdulla Ahmed Nass Cup, sponsored by Nass Group, for imported horses which carried a cash prize of BD5,000.
Taffe was third and Android fourth.
Peak Royale, owned by Al Mallah Syndicate, trained by Jalal Al Mallah and ridden by Adrie De Vries caused another upset when it beat Silversmith by a head to win the Gulf City Cleaning Company Cup which carried a cash prize of BD3,000.
Burnett was third and William Blake fourth.
The day started with an upset when Caped Crusader, owned by Al Nasseriyeh, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Tristan Normand beat Penelope Pitstop by two lengths to win the Nass Corporation Cup for locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD2,500.
Shamikh was third and Nardeen fourth.
Favourite, however, won the next four races.
Fardiya, owned by Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and ridden by Kern Fox, lived up to expectations routing Savile Row by seven lengths to win the CB&I Nass Cup for locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD2,500.
Missour was third and Hampton Court fourth.
Al Ma’anagy 1555, owned by Al Jasra, trained by Yousif Taher and ridden by Abdulla Faisal, followed suit beating Al Saqlawy 1578 by two-and-half-a-length to win the Sarens Nass Middle East Cup for Arabian horses which carried a cash prize of BD2,500.
Kuheilan Al Adiyat 1587 was third and Kuheilan Al Adiyat 1438 fourth.
Pleasure Bent, owned by Mohammed A Rahman Al Jassmi, trained by Fawzi Nass and ridden by Stephane Ladjadj, was another favourite to oblige when it beat Fehaydi by three lengths to win the Blue Dawn Veterinary Supplies Cup for imported horses which carried a cash prize of BD2,500.
Modano was third and Gaazwa fourth.
Methary, owned by Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and ridden by Alberto Sanna, beat No Doubt by three-fourth-length to win the Applied Science University Cup for locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD3,000.
Sun Dancer was third and Knight and Day fourth.