Sunday, April 6, 2014

Parting Shot returns from five-month break to win Duke of Manchester Cup. 2014

Parting shot, ridden by veteran jockey, Dennis Kiprotich, lifted The Duke of Manchester Cup-1,200 meters category – the maiden race of 2014, which was also the main race for the day. The horse, which has had a five-month break, managed to lick a time of 1:11:8/10 secs at the Ngong Racecourse track last weekend.
In the second place was bookies’ favourite, Labour of Love, ridden by Le Sercombe, with third slot being grabbed by Tiger, under the stewardship of R. Kibet. The three horses are owned by PA Sercombe. In the other races, the Mandera Maiden-1000 meters, with an entry of five horses for two-years olds went to Albela, ridden by Le Sercombe.
In the fourth race for the day – the Garissa Handicap covering a total of 1,400 meters – a handicap for three year olds, was grabbed by Russian Around, ridden by R. Kibet. For the Isiolo Maiden, also meant for three-year olds, Lucky Mascot, under the stewardship of Patrick Mungai, ruled the roost, with Freetown and African Dream coming second and third, respectively.
The longest race for the day, 2,060 meters (Marsabit Handicap) for three years old was won by Beretta, ridden by Quinton Riddle, in a time of 2:14:9/10 seconds. The second round of races on the calendar – the Gunnies Cup-Kenya Cup – is set for Sunday at the Ngong Race Course. - By KENNA CLAUDE

Parting Shot returns from five-month break to win Duke of Manchester Cup