Hunza Cup tops horseracing action at LRC today.

Byline: Aftab Gilani

LAHORE -- A seven-event card featuring the Hunza Cup will be gone through when the second last edition of the Lahore Winter Meeting at the Racecourse here on Sunday.

To be contested over the sprinting distance of 1,000 metres, the handicap race for the class six horses, has attracted eight runners, who mostly are thoroughbred sprinters to make it an interesting contest, they are in to battle it out.

The chance ones are the quartet comprising Right Approach, Sinner, Saeen Jee and Sparking. Mare Right Approach, who made her appearance on the track after a long recess winning the race last Sunday will be going all out to make it two wins in-a-row. The other three, Sinner Saeen Jee and Sparking will be her challengers.

The supporting event, the Kashmir Plate, class VII division I to be gone over 1,100 metres has nine runners. Twice beaten on her previous outings, filly Costa Rica should make amends this time and win the race to break her maiden's jinx. She will be followed by Four Char Hai, Miss Mohni Road and Abdullah Princess.

Yet another attraction for the race-goers will be the swollen jackpot of Rs86,990, a pool carried over last Sunday. The pool amount is bound to attract players, who otherwise never bet on horses or anything else for that matter. If the punters are able to add a good sum to jackpot pool one can guess at the bets potential of small bet with a good return. Six races are nominated by the Lahore Race Club (LRC) for the jackpot pool and any punter can take part to solve it by a Rs100 bet.

In all 71 horses are to vie for the seven races drawn for the afternoon equine sports meet Fine races will be contested over 1,000 metres while two will be gone over 1,100 metres.

The horses in the first race will come under the starter's order at 1.30pm.

Following is the field and selections:


Free My Heart 8-10, Baa Adab 8-10, Baa Aitbar 8-8, Daniel Bryan 8-6, Lovely Dovey 8-4, Goloo Prince 8-2, Nairobi 8-2, Bet of The Day 8-0, Head Line 7-8.

Win: Bet of The Day.

Place: Nairobi and Free My Heart.


Safdar Princess 9-0, Day Light 8-10, Humayun Choice 8-8, After Hero 8-4, She Is Rival 8-4, Butt The Great 8-2, Gotti 8-2, Kali Ghata 8-0.

Win: Humayun Choice.


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