Tiger gave trainer Patsy Sercombe her first cup win of the seaso with victory in the hotly contested Chili Cup yesterday at the Ngong race course.
The four year old Tiger however faced a surprise challenge from Tempesta ridden by Jacob Lokorian in a chase that only became a race in the final stretch home.
Tiger's charge saw him make it passed the line in 1.14 seconds beating Tempesta by one and a quarter lengths.
The champion trainer collected her other wins through The Nutcracker, Coastal Charm-(South Africa) and Blossom Hill summing up most wins in the eight race card.
An even distribution went to trainers Joe Karari and Julie McCann. Karari started well with Bravery making it through five legs clear. Userper ended the meet, earning him a double.
Apprentice David Miri played his role in riding Almeria-(South Africa) and Riskovary well to give trainer McCann something to smileabout. Her luck came with five seconds in yesterday's season openn g meeting.
This being the only meeting this month. Racing takes a break to resume on 13th October.
The Dagoretti Handicap 1600m- Winning Horse: Bravery Rider: Paul Kiarie Trainer: Joe Karari Distance: 5. 2. Bolt (-), 3. Fulfield (Daniel Tanui).
The Chili Cup 1200m- 1.Tiger (Lesley Sercombe), Patsy Sercombe Distance:11\4. 2. Tempesta (Jacob Lokorian), 3. Carla (Patrick Mungai).
The Langata Handicap 1400m- 1. Almeria-SAF (David Miri) Julie McCann Distance:1 1\2. 2.Derek Boy (Josephat Kultiang). 3.Quick Silver-SAF(Lesley Sercombe)
The Kasarani Maiden 1600m- 1. The Nutcracker (Richard Kibe) Patsy Sercombe Distance: 8. 2. Simply Ravishing (James Muhindi). 3. Dynasty's Eclipse-SAF(C Kimani)
The Westlands Handicap 1200m-1. Riskovary (David Miri) Julie McCann Distance:3/4. 2.Glitzern ( Paul Kiarie) 3. Woodwind (Josephat Kultiang)
The Embakasi Handicap 1800m- 1. Coastal Charm-SAF (Le Sercombe) :P Sercombe Distance: 2 1/2. 2. Trifecta ( Daniel Tanui). 3. Vail ( Henry Muya)
The Starehe Maiden 1000m- 1. Blossom Hill (Richard Kibet) P. Sercombe Distance:11\4. 2. Baba Mustafa (Peter Lesengei). 3. Pelican Street (D. Miri)
The Madaraka Handicap 2060m-1. Userper-SAF( Mwangi Kariuki) Joe Karari Distance: 2 1/2. 2. Kijito (P Kiarie).3. Doubloon (Le Sercombe).