KARACHI, Oct 14: Riding boy Asad Aksir shone in the saddle with a brace of winners to steal limelight in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse here on Sunday.
On a day when favourites and second favourites reigned supreme in a small five-race card, Aksir opened his account when filly Shahzadi edged mare Sherzad by neck in a nail-biting finish to land the second race run over five furlongs.
Mare Haseen Tareen was placed third, three lengths away while filly Eye Noor, promoted to class VII div IV following his triumph on last Sunday, completed the board.
The rider completed the double guiding four-year-old dark bay filly Win Money to a fluent five lengths victory over filly Karmawali in the next.
Colt Sher Dil and filly Fascinating followed the two in same order among seven starters.
Syed Ismail Shah owned five-year-old bay mare Quality Road made an impressive running all the way to clinch The Twin Cup in the fourth race gone over a mile.
Experienced rider M. Nasir partnered his mount to a facile four lengths victory over colt Swell Victory in a field of six horses.
KRC president Syed Sadruddin Shah’s colt Mujahid overtook front runner Fly To The Moon in a late burst to make it three on trot to claim the fifth and concluding race.
Partnered by seasoned jockey Ghulam Shabbir II, Mujahid beat colt Tiny Terror as he pleased by three lengths as Phenominal finished third pushing Fly To The Moon to fourth.
At the outset, unknown pedigree chestnut horse Karigar made it two-in-a-row imposing to a magnificent eight-and-a-half lengths victory over colt La Maafi.
Trainer Sardar Abdul Haq saddled a double — Quality Road and Mujahid.