Tanui leads Western Ballad to win Fillies Guineas at Ngong

Monday February 22 2016

Daniel Tanui guides Western Ballad to victory in the Fellies Guineas Race at Ngong race course on February 21, 2016. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Daniel Tanui guides Western Ballad to victory in the Fellies Guineas Race at Ngong race course on February 21, 2016. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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As predicted, Western Ballad from Merilyn Bengough’s stables in Naivasha and well-ridden by Daniel Tanui won the Fillies Guineas over 1,600m by seven and half lengths at Ngong racecourse and Golf Park on Sunday.

A strong horse, Western Ballad surged ahead about 200m out and went on to beat second-placed Anjoli after clocking 1:39.1secs in a race which attracted eight runners.
Hatton Gardens came third, followed by Lets Dance. Earlier, Trade Secret, with James Muhindi on, had easily won the Snickers Challenge.

NGONG RESULTS

12.30: The Nguruman Escarpment Handicap (1,800m):

1. Burnt Ivory (P.Mungai)
2. Nozipho (J.Muhindi)
3. Lucky Mascot (C.Kimani)
Dist: 1 ¼, 1 ¾, ¾, Time: 1:54.8secs; Tote fav Nozipho; Tote Win 24/-, Exacta 35/-, Winning Owners J.Mburu; Trainer; O.Mutua.

1pm: Snickers Challenge Trophy (1,400m):

1. Trade Secret (J.Muhindi)
2. Mean Mistress (R.Kibet)
3. Drumlargan (P.Kiarie)
Dist: 2 ¾, 3 ½, ¾, 2 ¼, Time: 1:25.5secs; Tote Fav Mean Mistress; Tote Win 49/-, Places 30/-, 14/-, Exacta 295/-, Winning onwers D.Ansell, M.Chancey, P Van Brussel, B. Devani; Trainer; B.Devani.

1.35: Nyando Escarpment Handicap (1,200m):
1. El Mundo (R.Kibet)
2. Take Pride (D.Miiri)
3. Bwana Simba (K.Mbugua)
Dist: 1, 1 ¾, ¾, 2 ¾, Time: 1:12.8secs; Tote Fav Winner; Tote Win 28/-, places 16/-, 43/-, 25/-, Exacta 340/-, Winning owners Y.Patel; Trainer; PA Sercombe.

2.10:Mau Escarpment handicap (2,400m):

1. Dynasty’s Eclipse (P.Lesengei)
2. Kijana (J.Muhindi)
3. Bestow (J.Kultiang)
Dist: ¾, 2 ½, 2 ¾, 9 ½, Time: 2: 37.8secs; Tote Fav: Tainted Love; Tote Win 44/-, places 14/-, 38/-, 16/-, Exacta 410/-, Winning owners The Captains; Trainer j. Karari.

2.45: Elgeyo Escarpment Maiden (1,800m)

1. Black Pepper (P.Mungai)
2. Iced Waterfall (P.Ngugi)
3. Vivayshus(R.Kibet)
Dist; 3 ¾, 1 ½, 7, 5 ½, Time: 1:54.8secs; Tote Fav: Winner; Tote win 21/-, places 11/-, 19/-, 27/-, Exacta 50/-, Winning owners M.M. Kariyu; Trainer M. Noor, N.Nur.

3.20: The Fillies Guineas (1,600m):
1. Western Ballad (D.Tanui)
2. Anjoli (J.Muhindi)
3. Hatton Gardens (J.Lokorian)
Dist; 7 ½, 1 ½, 5 ¼, 2 ¾, :Time: 1: 39.1 secs; Tote Fav: Winner; Tote Win 19/-, places 12/-, 19/-, 17/-, Exacta 64/-, Winning owners C.C. Bengough; Trainer M.Bengough;

3.55: The Mzee wa Pwani trophy (1,400m):
1. Their First Song (J.Lokorian)
2. The Nutcracker (Le. Sercombe)
3. Spring Run (P.Mungai)
Dist: 3 ½, 1 ¼, ½, 1; Time: 1:24.2secs; Tote Fav : Winner; Tote Win 30/-, places 14/-, 22/-, Exacta 145/-, Winning Owners: J. Mburu; Trainer; O. Mutua.

4.30:The Esoit Oloololo Escarpment Handicap (1,600m):

1. Belo Horizonte (P.Kiarie)
2. Try To Catch Me (P.Mungai)
3. Ashmore (H.Muya)
Dist: 5 ½, 3 ¼, 2 ¼, 2; Time: 1:38.6secs; Tote Fav. Try to Catch Me; Tote Win 150/-, places 62/-, 14/-, Exacta 338/-, Winning Owners J.Mburu; Trrainer :O.Mutua.

5.05: Nandi Escarpment Maiden (900m)
1. Wall of Fire (P.Ngugi)
2. Ramesh (R.Mbatha)
3. Selfie (P.Mungai)
Dist: 1 ¼, 1 ¾, ½, 1 ½, Time 0.56.1secs; Tote FaV: Winner; Tote Win N/A; Exacta N/A; Winning owners F.Mungai; Trainer O.Mutua.