The South African bred Hoplyte owned by Miriam Haynes yesterday continued to show the strengths of a true sprinter as he went ahead to claim the Mzee wa Pwani Trophy over 1400m for Trainer Patsy Sercombe at Ngong Race Course.
The 5-year-old bay geld, who was well ridden by David Miri for the third consecutive time, executed well calculated moves round the bend, outsmarting stable companions that even the close chase from Tiger In The Woods-SAF, another of Hayne's runners, could not threaten his capability to go for his 4th win in a row. Racing continues on November 25
The Jomvu Handicap (2060m)
Wining Horse: Landed, Rider: Charles Mwangi, Trainer: Wakini Ndegwa, Distance: Head, 2. Beretta (Nickolas Kisilu)
3. Charley's Angel- SAF (Mark Mburu); The Mzee Wa Pwani Trophy (1400m); Wining Horse: Hoplyte, SAF Rider: David Miri Trainer: Patsy Sercombe Distance: 1/2; 2. Tiger In The Woods-SAF (Lesley Sercombe), 3. Mpowered Mpire-SAF (Richard Kibet);
The Matuga Handicap (1000m): Wining Horse: Grandee Rider: Richard Kibet Trainer: Patsy Sercombe Distance: 1 3/4, 2. Wahini (David Miri), 3. Halfmoon Bay (L.Karanja); The Ribe Maiden (1600m): Wining Horse: Omega Lad, Rider: Mwangi Kariuki, Trainer: Oliver Gray Distance: 2 1/2, 2. Russian Around (Lesley Sercombe), 3. Tiger's Eye -SAF (Jacob Lokorian); The Kisauni Maiden (1200m): Wining Horse: Tempesta, Rider: Julie McCann, Trainer: Julie McCann Distance: 3, 2. My Girl (Lesley Sercombe)
3. Moscow Mule (Daniel Tanui); The Junju Handicap (2060m): Wining Horse: Inyodreams, Rider: L. Karanja, Trainer: Oliver Gray Distance: 1/2, 2. Usurper - SAF (Richard Kibet), 3. Whispering Murray (Daniel Tanui); The Ganze Handicap 1600m: Wining Horse: Westonian, SAF Rider: Le Sercombe, Trainer: Patsy Sercombe Distance: 3, 2. Femme Fatale (Jacob Lokorian), 3. Shufti -SAF (Mwangi Kariuki); The Bomani Maiden (1400m): Wining Horse: Gold Town, Rider: Mwangi Kariuki, Trainer: Oliver Gray Distance: 1 Length, 2. Dryandra (Daniel Tanui), 3. Fulfield (Henry Muya); The Bamba Handicap (1200m): Wining Horse: Capelvale, Rider: Nickolas Kisilu, Trainer: Onesmus Mutua, Distance: 4 3/4 ,2. Glitzern (Julie McCann), 3. Carla (Paul Ngugi).