Tanui leads Western Ballad to win Fillies Guineas at Ngong

Western Ballad beat Anjoli after clocking 1:39.1secs in a race which attracted eight runners.

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.

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