By Takudzwa Chitsiga
In The Mood romped to victory in the Mashonaland Turf Club 2018-19 season second race the Sable Flyers at Borrowdale Park on Sunday.
After only the 200m mark the 1 260m event was virtually done and dusted as In the Mood opened a 5.5 lengths win ahead of pre-race favourite Elegant Beauty.
By coming second Elegant Beauty was followed by Summer Spin and Roberta’s Passion 7.00 and 9.50 lengths winning margins.
Seven Kingdoms was scratched earlier on a veterinary certificate to see the field reduced to five runners.
The winner is a four-year-old filly by Bold Silvano out of a Kahal (GB) mare. Francois Herholdt was in the irons as they managed to pocket the $4 800 first prize.
In The Mood is owned by John Koumides and the Kirk Swanson yard.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, In The Mood has now won three races and managed six places from nine starts. Kirk saddled three winners during Sunday afternoon, the first being Three To Tango (Sherman Brown), who finished 2.50 lengths clear of Hyper Jet in the 1200m Maiden Plate.
This was the three-year-old Gray’s Inn (USA) colt’s second outing. He was bred by Geoff Armitage and is owned by Kylie Bonthrone and John Koumides.
Haga Haga (Norbert Takawira) also completed his personal hat-trick in the 1800m MR 60 Handicap, holding off Philanthropy by 0.75 lengths.
The son of Mullins Bay (GB) played a waiting game until it seemed all over bar the shouting, then came with a devastating dash along the paint.