Sunday's Kenya Guineas attracts blockbuster field

Jockey Lesley Sercombe, Fast Five

Jockey Lesley Sercombe (left) steers Fast Five past King of Oxted ridden by Peter Kinuthia during Uhuru Cup race at Ngong race course on December 13, 2020. Fast five won the race.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

There is nothing like a premier January Classic to wind punters up, but when it is the St. John's Ambulance Challenge Kenya Guineas.

The event to be held at Ngong Race Course on Sunday is filled to capacity with ardently charged thoroughbreds.

Thoughts are favouring Strider, Chadwick, and Fred Astaire, all of whom are glowingly jaw-dropping to look at. Interestingly, Lesley Sercombe has decreed loyalties to supplemented, Pat-see. Not entirely sure if she can curb peer desires.

Westonian has sired the seven declarations, so, let him bask in this spotlight, until Silverstone Air's progeny are released.

There are no imported jockeys, giving rise to more spectators thronging Ngong racecourse for conventional ambiance.

 SELECTIONS

1.00 pm Kenyan Queen, Coralline

1.35 pm Pitch, Tenacious

2.10 pm Deodoro, Jordan River

2.50 pm Steel Drum, Free Dawn

3.25 pm Strider, Chadwick, Fred Astaire

4.00 pm Bullet, PIppa

4.35 pm Century Fox, Dusha

1:00   Race 1   The Passe Partout Handicap

Distance 2400m. A handicap for three year olds and over rated 19 and below at closing. Unrated maidens to be   handicapped 5kg less than the top weight. First time starters 

  1  ( 3- 2- 2)   Kenyan Queen (SAF)                P. Kiarie   57.0          3

  2  ( 4- 3- 6)   Coralline               J. Muhindi         56.0       4

  3  ( 4- 4- 2)   Wind Rose (SAF)    H. Muya            55.0       1

  4  ( 2- 1- 6)   Rosie                    C. Kimani (2.0)    52.0       2

FORM GUIDE: KENYAN QUEEN (SAF) (6/4) CORALLINE 

(2/1)  ROSIE (7/2) WIND ROSE (SAF) (5/1)  

1:35   Race 2   The Uasin Gishu Handicap

Distance 1000m. A handicap for three year olds and over   rated 11 and below at closing. Unrated maidens to be handicapped 1kg less than the top weight. First time starters 

  1  ( 1- 4-w)   Rainbow Moon      J. Kimani (5.0)    59.0  H   3

  2  ( 3- 2)       Pitch                     Le. Sercombe    58.0       6

  3  (w- 3- 3)   Tenacious             J. Muhindi         58.0       4

  4  ( 4-w- 2)   Go Pro (SAF)          P. Kinuthia (3.5)  56.0       2

  5  ( 4- 6- 3)   Moment Time        H. Muya            54.0       5

  6  (w- 5-w)   Peligroso               D. Miri               52.0       1

FORM GUIDE: PITCH (1/2)  TENACIOUS (2/1)  RAINBOW 

MOON (3/1)  GO PRO (SAF) (4/1)  PELIGROSO (5/1)  

MOMENT TIME (7/1)  

2:10   Race 3   The Niagara Handicap

Distance 1400m. A handicap for three year olds and over rated 17 and below at closing. Unrated maidens to be handicapped 4kg less than the top weight. First time starters 

  1  ( 2-w- 3)   Deodoro                P. Kinuthia (3.5)  62.0       2

  2  ( 3- 5- 5)   Jordan River (SAF) D. Tanui            60.0       4

  3  ( 3- 3-w)   Fancy Dan (SAF)    P. Njogu (5.0)     59.0       3

  4  ( 6- 4- 3)   Miss Zuri               P. Kiarie            50.0       1

FORM GUIDE: DEODORO (1/1) MISS ZURI (2/1)  JORDAN 

RIVER (SAF) (3/1) FANCY DAN (SAF) (7/2)  

2:50   Race 4   The Valkyrie Handicap

Distance 1600m. A handicap for three year olds and over rated 29 and below at closing.

  1  ( 5- 1- 1)   Free Dawn (SAF)    R. Kibet             60.0  T   5

  2  ( 3- 4- 1)   Marais                  D. Miri               59.0  T   1

  3  ( 3-w- 5)   Duke Hour (SAF)    J. Muhindi         58.0       4

  4  (w- 5- 2)   Steel Drum            Le. Sercombe    58.0       3

  5  ( 4- 4- 4)   Buxton                  P. Kinuthia (3.5)  57.0       2

FORM GUIDE: FREE DAWN (SAF) (4/6) STEEL DRUM (1/1) 

 MARAIS (5/4) DUKE HOUR (SAF) (7/2)  BUXTON (5/1)  

3:25   Race 5   The Kenya Guineas

The St John Ambulance Challenge CupDistance 1600m. A   terms race for three year olds only.  To carry 57kg.  Fillies  55.5kg. NO RIDING ALLOWANCES.  There will be a parade 

  1  ( 5- 4- 1)   Chadwick              D. Miri               57.0       3

  2  ( 2- 1- 3)   Fred Astaire          J. Muhindi         57.0       7

  3  ( 2- 1- 4)   Roxstar                 P. Kinuthia         57.0       1

  4  ( 3- 1- 1)   Strider                  R. Kibet             57.0       6

  5  ( 3- 1- 4)   Westwind              C. Kimani           57.0       5

  6  ( 1- 5- 3)   Ameerah               P. Kiarie            55.5  H   4

  7  ( 2- 1- 1)   Pat-See                 Le. Sercombe    55.5       2

FORM GUIDE: STRIDER (4/5) FRED ASTAIRE (1/1)  

WESTWIND (2/1) ROXSTAR (3/1)  PAT-SEE (4/1)  AMEERAH

 (5/1)  CHADWICK (6/1)  

4:00   Race 6 The Nakuru Race Club Cup

Distance 1200m. A handicap for three year olds and over   rated 29 and below at closing.

  1  ( 3- 1- 2)   Bullet                    P. Kinuthia (3.5)  63.0       1

  2  ( 1-w- 4)   The Bar (SAF)        J. Muhindi         61.0       3

  3  ( 2- 2- 1)   Pippa                    P. Kiarie            55.0  H   4

  4  ( 1-w-w)   West Lothian         M. Fundi (5.0)     50.0       2

FORM GUIDE: BULLET (4/5)  THE BAR (SAF) (2/1)  PIPPA  

(5/2)  WEST LOTHIAN (3/1)  

4:35   Race 7  The Harry Deakin Memorial Bowl

Distance 1000m. An open handicap race for three year olds  and over.

  1  ( 1- 1- 1)   Century Fox           Le. Sercombe    63.0       3

  2  ( 3- 3- 4)   Firing Line             L. Hutchison (5.0) 60.0      1

  3  ( 2- 4- 1)   Dusha (ZIM)          R. Wako (5.0)     52.0       2

  4  ( 2- 2- 2)   Frankie                  C. Kimani (2.0)    51.0       4

FORM GUIDE: CENTURY FOX (1/5) FRANKIE (5/4)  DUSHA

 (ZIM) (6/4)  FIRING LINE (5/1)  

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