Five horses to vie for Pakistan Day Cup today.
Byline: Anwar Zuberi
KARACHI -- Five horses will battle it out for honours when the Pakistan Day Cup takes place at the Karachi Racecourse on Saturday.
The Karachi Race Club joins the nation to commemorate the auspicious occasion by staging the cup as the day incidentally coincides with the weekly races.
The club has been tastefully decorated with national flags and colourful buntings.
The cup race which is also day's feature event, the combined top scale order I, II and III to be contested over five-and-a-half furlongs, is the last race of a four-race card that has been drawn.
Halfbred Moscow Gold, formerly Mitwa from Lahore, will make debut in the cup race at the course on Saturday.
The first race will go over four furlongs while the second and third four-and-a-hal furlongs.
A total of 29 horses will vie for honours barring last-minute withdrawal (s).
The first race gets into action at 3.30pm.
Following is the field and selection:
THE PAKISTAN DAY PLATE SCALE ORDER VIII 4 F:
Sonia Again 9-4, Sassy Gold 9-1, Ahsan The Great 9-0, Aas Pass 8-11, Sharapova 8-11, Red Star 8-6, Fakhr-e-Kashmir 8-6, Princess Of Hope (Boolan Queen) 8-4, Sarwan Rose 8-4, Leading Spirit 7-10, Palwasha 7-10.
Win: Red Star.
Place: Aas Pass and Sessy Gold.
THE PAKISTAN DAY PLATE SCALE ORDER V, VI AND VII 4 A1/2 F:
Shining Arrow 9-2, Place Your Bets 8-12, Black Smoke 8-11, Paris 8-7, Pari 8-4, Kahkashan 7-6, Blue Revenue 7-4.
Win: Blue Revenue.
THE PAKISTAN DAY PLATE SCALE ORDER III AND IV 4 A1/2 F:
Tip Top 9-0, Poetry 8-12, Luck Pass 8-11, Parachuter 8-8, Queen's Best 8-6, Give Away 8-1.
Win: Give Away.
THE PAKISTAN DAY CUP SCALE ORDER I, II AND III 5 A1/2 F:
Toofan 10-0, Sher Khan 7-12, Sweet Victory 7-10, WhatsApp 7-9, Moscow Gold (Mitwa) 7-2.
Win: Sweet Victory.