Kingsbarns ‘fighting time’

first_imgAidan O’Brien concedes he is “fighting time” in his bid to get Kingsbarns to the Investec Derby. “He was always the horse we were dreaming about, but things haven’t gone well with him. We hoped to have him at the Curragh (to gallop) a couple of weeks ago but he didn’t make it, and we are just struggling a little bit to get him 100 per cent. “He’s in the pool a lot and we are trying to catch up. He’s no chance of making the Guineas, anyway. “You can never be confident (of getting to the Derby) and I’d imagine it (a Derby trial) will be a late one, because it is time we are fighting with him. It (a trial) will probably be as close to the Derby as we can get because we want to give him as much time to get back as we can, really. “It’s far from ideal that we got stopped when we did, he was totally stopped for 10 days. We are forcing as much as we can without risking the horse, because we always thought he was very special.” Already ruled out of the Qipco 2000 Guineas, it is hoped the winter favourite for the premier Classic could still make a Derby trial, but the Ballydoyle trainer revealed any prep race would be left as close to the June 1 Epsom showpiece as possible. “We dreamed he could have been a Triple Crown horse this year, but that wasn’t to be,” said O’Brien. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Newman on rise in NASCAR return, Stenhouse out

first_img12:30 p.m.Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days.Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night. May 17, 2020 2:40 p.m.Kyle Busch’s car failed inspection twice before Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway and the reigning Cup champion will drop to the back of the field at the start.Busch is planning to run the first seven of NASCAR’s races resumed schedule over the next 11 days. His No. 18 Toyota from Joe Gibbs Racing was originally slated to start fourth. Busch is winless in Cup through the first four events held before the season was suspended March 13.His only victory of the season was a Truck Series race at Las Vegas the second week of the season.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___4:45 p.m Holland flew in from Chicago to tailgate with friends from Darlington. The group was at a home directly across from the track. Holland said he didn’t hesitate when the opportunity came up. He says he’ll be back to watch the Southern 500 here in September. ___3 p.m.Because only essential personnel are allowed to attend Sunday’s race, drivers were on their own to prepare for 400 miles of action. They typically have a staff that manages their schedules, prepares their beverages for the race and other important details. “Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote.NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines.Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. 12:45 p.m.The first sign that Sunday’s race wasn’t a normal one for NASCAR was the lack of traffic on the four-lane highway outside of Darlington Raceway.Traffic is always one of NASCAR’s biggest issues as thousands of fans descend on often rural areas not equipped for the overflow of cars. Participants then turned onto a gravel road guarded by four state trooper vehicles and entered a health screening area. NASCAR officials there checked names, administered a temperature check with a device pointed at the forehead and logged the reading on a chart.Ryan Newman was in the car behind The Associated Press in the screening line. He leaned out his window for the temperature check and removed his hat so the thermometer could scan his forehead. Newman, wearing a camouflage face mask, was cleared to enter the track to prepare for his first race since he suffered a head injury on Feb. 16 in the season-opening Daytona 500.___ — Teams are allowed 16 employees per car, including the driver and owner. Most owners gave up their spot because they are either over the age of 65 and at high risk for COVID-19 or their role at the track is not considered critical to competition. Several team members are helping remotely, offering a peek into how sophisticated NASCAR’s technology has become.— The first race back is called The Real Heroes 400 and is dedicated to health care workers. Names of health care workers across the country have been substituted for the drivers’ name above car doors.___3:30 p.m.John Holland might have traveled the farthest to not watch a NASCAR race. 3:55 p.m.NASCAR is back! The Real Heroes 400 is underway at Darlington Raceway, without fans and with masks and social-distancing mandates all around.The new protocols should matter little to the 40 guys who took the green flag for the first live NASCAR race in 10 weeks.Drivers, crews and officials wore face masks during pre-race ceremonies, which were performed remotely. The Fox Sports booth, featuring Mike Joy and four-time champion Jeff Gordon, also was being broadcast remotely from Charlotte, North Carolina. Driver Clint Bowyer wore a mask during a pre-race TV interview. Here’s a quick primer of other things to know: Associated Press NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m.___11 a.m.NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.”Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months.center_img ___11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield.The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.”Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. Nobles was part of a five-person group setting up a tailgate at an RV park outside the venue known as the the track “Too Tough To Tame.”Nobles, 56, from Aynor and on his way to Myrtle Beach, says he wanted to be close enough “to hear the engines and smell the gas fumes.”Nobles was excited that races were going live and believes it could be a big lift for fans following a 10-week hiatus amid the global coronavirus pandemic. William Coats, another member of the group, said the fellowship they’ll share Sunday is important.___ After a video saluting healthcare workers, the rules for Sunday’s race were laid out. NASCAR used graphics to present virtual explanations for the racing procedures and the images included simulated fans in the stands. There are no fans permitted to attend a NASCAR race through at least June 21.At least one vehicle attempted to enter the property but was turned away at the only open gate outside the speedway.___1 p.m.Kevin Nobles wasn’t going to miss a race at Darlington Raceway. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t get near the track. — Ryan Newman is returning after a suffering a head injury in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17.— Matt Kenseth is out of retirement and driving for Chip Ganassi. He replaces Kyle Larson, who was fired in April for using a racial slur. The 48-year-old Kenseth is racing in the Cup Series for the first time since the 2018 season finale. He is the oldest driver in the field.— NASCAR chose the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit as the safest place to restart its season after eight events were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR had been facing a financial collapse if races didn’t resume on national television.— This is the first of 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. Darlington is hosting three events in four days.— Roughly 900 people have been approved to be inside the gates, all considered essential. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson posted a photo of all the things he had to do himself at Darlington.“One of the perks of making it to the big time is showing up to the car with everything ready,” Johnson posted on Twitter. “Times R different right now & some of the responsibilities R mine again. Hopefully the drink bag won’t leak, visor doesn’t fall off, cool shirt is primed correctly & so on. #NascarIsBack”Brad Keselowski, the 2012 champ, also took to Twitter to show his new normal, a pre-race lunch he had to make for himself. It included a few raviolis, two hard-boiled eggs and a roll. He asked if water boiled differently in South Carolina. “Help me, guys. I’m lost,” Keselowski said. “Let’s go racing.”___ The Latest: Newman on rise in NASCAR return, Stenhouse out Ryan Newman is running in the top 10 in his first race back since a horrific crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.Newman suffered a head injury as he skidded across the finish line in the season opener. His return comes exactly three months after the Feb. 17 accident.Newman started 21st in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing.Meanwhile, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed exiting the second turn on the very first lap of the race. His crumpled car was shooting flames from the back as he drove to the garage. He retired from the race without completing a single lap. He finished last in the 40-car field. ___ 2:30 p.m.South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gave a brief welcome over video to NASCAR in a virtual version of the traditional pre-race driver meeting.The meeting was streamed on NASCAR.com, and McMasters thanked the stock car series for coming to Darlington for its restart.McMasters said he was disappointed not to be at the track but vowed to be at Darlington’s first race with fans.“I love ‘The Lady in Black,’” McMasters said. ___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Ighalo Close to Man Utd Extension, Says Agent

first_imgFormer Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, is ‘edging closer to an extended stay at Manchester United’ after it was revealed the Chinese Super League’s foreign players are set to be banned from returning until October.Ighalo moved to Old Trafford on a short-term loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua back in January, but despite impressing in his spell in England his future is currently unclear amid the coronavirus pandemic.The striker’s loan deal is set to expire this Sunday, leaving him in limbo between England and China, but his agent has now revealed that an extension is close to being agreed.“On the one hand, the Super Eagle (Nigerian) feels very good in Manchester with which it is very close to a salary agreement,” Ighalo’s agent, Ladi Salami, told FootMercato. Odion Ighalo “Negotiations with the Chinese are ongoing and are going well. On the other hand, in view of the latest regulations in force in the Far East, it is almost impossible to offer such amounts.”The news of Ighalo’s potential extension to his time at Manchester United comes amid reports in China that foreign players may not be able to return to the country until October – despite the new season being set to start next month.Up to a third of the Chinese Super League’s players are currently outside of China and face being refused entry until much later in the year, according to Sike football reporter Miao Yuan.Ighalo is among a huge group of players and managers that fall into that category, including Dalian Yifang manager Rafa Benitez.The ex-Newcastle boss, and two of his new signings Marcus Danielson and Sam Larsson, have been waiting for news in Hong Kong on when they will be allowed back into mainland China amid the pandemic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

North Dakota terminates Wisconsin’s season, seniors’ careers

first_imgWith one of the largest senior classes in quite some time, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team had high hopes heading into this season and started off as the No. 2 ranked team in the country. But in the pursuit of a National Championship to live up to the big expectations both inside of and outside the locker room, the Badgers’ season was halted prematurely in the NCAA regional semifinal against North Dakota, ending the careers of nine seniors with the 5-2 loss.After winning the Big Ten Tournament last weekend, Wisconsin (24-11-2) secured one of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and what it had hoped would be a bit easier path to the Frozen Four. But with the Big Ten Tournament win over Ohio State, which prevented the Buckeyes from receiving an automatic bid, Wisconsin ended up helping fourth-seeded UND in the tournament. And not only did the Badgers aid North Dakota’s tournament cause, but they were faced with the tough task of taking on North Dakota Friday night in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena.Right out of the gates, North Dakota (24-13-3), who finished second in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season and third in the tournament, hardly looked like an underdog and took the lead just five minutes and six seconds into the first period.Although Wisconsin had fallen behind early, defenseman Frankie Simonelli didn’t think the first goal changed Wisconsin’s attitude.“I don’t think we were on our heels at any point. It was a pretty toe-to-toe game for the most part,” Simonelli said.After digging an early hole, Wisconsin climbed back into the game to tie it at one, a situation Wisconsin found itself in again in the third period.In the third with UW down 2-1 this time, Nic Kerdiles skied the puck into the zone near the right wing boards which, after bouncing several times, eluded both UND defenseman that were clustered together near the blue line. Badgers’ forward Tyler Barnes came roaring into the zone behind the play and picked up the loose puck floating at the top of the right faceoff circle and, with a wide open look at the net, blasted the puck past North Dakota goaltender Zane Gothberg with 10 minutes and 28 seconds to go in the game.Even though Wisconsin had tied the game, North Dakota was the team that dominated the final period, outshooting Wisconsin 14-6 in the last 20 minutes.Badger netminder Joel Rumpel, who finished with 30 saves, managed to turn away the multitude of scoring chances and it appeared the game was headed for overtime. But with one minute and 44 seconds left, North Dakota’s Brendan O’Donnell let go what seemed like a fairly harmless shot from the right point. A screen in front of Rumpel by North Dakota’s Mark MacMillan meant to block his view resulted in a rather fluky goal as the puck caromed off MacMillan and somehow ended up redirecting into the back of the net.It appeared MacMillan had made contact with Rumpel, who immediately protested the goal, and so the referees reviewed the disputed go-ahead score.“The referee did come over and say, ‘Coach the North Dakota player did not bump your goaltender. It hit him and went it. It was a good goal.’ You have to trust their ability to make that call and that’s what he told us,” Eaves said.Having tied the game a few minutes before the game-winning goal and despite being outshot, Wisconsin appeared to have momentum on its side. But with the heavy advantage in the shot department in the period, the Badgers didn’t put themselves in a good position to win the game.All it took for North Dakota to secure the win, the 14th time since 2003 a No. 4 seed has upset a one seed, was the lucky bounce late in the game, which despite the lopsided-looking final score was close until the final minute.“Once we tied it up 2-2 there I really thought we had it. We were buzzing. It was kind of a flashback of our comeback games. We tied it up and then we had the momentum but like coach said, they got the bounce today,” junior defenseman Jake McCabe, who was on the ice when the game-winner was scored, said.Wisconsin made a last ditch effort to save its season by pulling Rumpel after the go-ahead goal was scored, but on the ensuing faceoff in the Badger offensive zone, UND’s Rocco Grimaldi backhanded the puck out of the zone which slid all the way down the ice into the Badger net.Down 4-2 now, the Badgers pulled Rumpel once more and again Grimald converted into the empty net to complete a hat trick and silence any hope of a comeback.Despite falling in their final games as Badgers, the nine seniors have left a lasting legacy not limited to just once performance. Eight of the nine seniors have played in more than 100 games in their careers, including Michael Mersch who played in every single game and was the leading goal scorer (67) in the Mike Eaves coaching era and Mark Zengerle, the new leader in points while Eaves has been at the helm with his 162.Although they were unable to get to the National Championship in their careers, the seniors led the way to back-to-back conference tournament titles, in the WCHA last year and the Big Ten this year, and will be missed greatly in the lineup come next season.“Your last of the year is always a tough game, especially for our group of guys. We’ve got nine seniors that gave us great leadership this year. But as we said to these young men, they left nothing inside of them. It was all on the ice and for that reason alone they can walk out of this building with their heads held high tonight,” Eaves said.last_img read more

Suspect in Lauderhill fish market murder collared

first_imgTrace Walker The man who is suspected of shooting a Jamaican national to death in the parking lot of a fish market in Lauderhill, South Florida is now behind bars.He has been identified as Trace O’Brian Walker.Walker was caught on video as he pumped 13 bullets into the upper body of 34-year-old Gary Wallock on January 16 outside the Lobster and Seafood Warehouse, 1854 NW 38 Avenue, Lauderhill.Wallock’s female companion, who was with him at the time of the murder managed to escape although the suspect aimed his handgun and fired two shots in her direction as she scampered to safety.Walker was arrested in Palm Beach County without incident by the Lauderhill Police Department with the assistance West Palm Beach Police Department, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshalls Service.Walker is in the custody at the Broward Main County Jail being held without bond.The Lauderhill Police say they have established no motive for the murder but word on the ground in his hometown of Flankers in Montego Bay, Jamaica is linking the incident to an ongoing lotto scam.last_img read more

Wellington High School holding Spirit week; Don’t forget homecoming parade is Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

first_imgThe Seuss Girls.Sumner Newscow report — It is that week. Wellington High School is holding Spirit Week as part of the homecoming festivities.These girls, from left: Abby Goodrum, Ryleigh Buck, McKenna Oathout, Hannah Roths, Allison McCue, and Madi Adams dressed up as the Seuss Girls  – a knockoff of  the Spice girls.Don’t forget the homecoming parade is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday a pep rally and then bonfire will be held thereafter at around 7:30 p.m. in front of the Wellington High School:The full high school schedule is below. For the full 2014 Fall Festival including the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce activities click on the ad on the right… Wednesday- Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? Favorite Dr. Seuss character or AnimalThursday- The Sneeches- Go all out and wear your starsFriday- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Wear red to show your Crusader PrideFriday evening: Wellington vs. Andale. Homecoming dance follows.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Pezzella: “I had the crap of waking up without knowing if I could breathe”

first_imgContagion: “I had that shit, to put it in some way, of thinking: ‘Will I wake up tomorrow without being able to breathe, will I be complicated or not?’. You never know what can happen. I tried to take it easy so as not to convey fear to people who But internally one when one is in bed or looking at the ceiling and begins to think or read news, says: ‘uh, and I’m with this virus, let’s see where it affects, which way it takes you …’ And you also have the fear that being an athlete you have some sequel in your lungs … I don’t know: a lot of questions that one asks oneself. “ First days of quarantine: “We went twice in a row to Udine, which at that time was marked as one of the risk areas. It was two weekends in a row: the first we returned without playing, the second we played, and a teammate started with a little fever. The next day after playing they tell us not to go training anymore and I got a little fever in the afternoon, I was a little weak The next day the same thing And well, I wrote to the doctor He recommended a paracetamol and after that I was fine. But as soon as I woke up the doctor called me and said “Look, one of your colleagues tested positive for the virus, so we are going to the hospital to test you.” We went with another player who was in the same and the next day they told me it was positive. And from there I started this famous 15-day quarantine in which if someone is with you in your house you have to be locked in your room, you cannot have contact of any kind. I was alone, I was locked up but using all gives the house. “Without the family: “It is not easy: I have been locked up in my house in Fiorencia for practically a month. I have complied with the mandatory quarantine of not being in contact with anyone. Today the only thing you can do is go to the supermarket, but thank God we are lucky that They can send us the food home, so I also avoid going because they are huge lines of people, you wait out in the open. “Cured: “Fortunately, everything is gone now, and obviously, once the positive response came, I was very happy. Me and the other two affected players, Vlahovic and Cutrone, have had different symptoms. Where did we get the virus from? No There are many alternatives. Looking back, the only way to get infected is at the club. “ The Argentine defender of the Fiorentina and former soccer player of Betis, Germán Pezzella, You have had a hard time having to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus. Once the virus was overcome, he has granted an interview to the Olé newspaper since Italy where has your experience with the COVID-19.last_img read more

More mess in Germany: a whole second team, quarantined

first_imgThe Bundesliga continues to walk on the wire. As the Reuters agency advanced during the morning of Tuesday, The government around Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided that it can be played again from May 15, despite the numerous positive cases that continue to exist in the German First and Second Divisions. The last one to set off alarms was the modest Erzgebirge Aue of the Bundesliga2, who decreed to quarantine his entire squad due to a positive case in his ranks. The statement issued by the violets dictates the following: “The entire Erzgebirge Aue workforce, including its coaching staff and staff, was subjected to preventive domestic quarantine. The reason for the decision is a positive case in the staff of violets that emerged after the second round of tests. With the decision to subject the staff to domestic quarantine, the Erzgebirge Aue increases its precautionary measures, which are always in accordance with the team’s medical department“It remains to be seen how this positive will affect, which adds to a total of ten more in the first and second divisions of the Bundesliga, to Merkel’s final decision. As for the Erzgebirge Aue, the quarantine will not last beyond May 7. It will be then when the club repeats the tests in order to be able to continue training and preparation for the resumption of the Bundesliga. This is provided for in the health plan prepared by the German league federation DFL.last_img read more

Lord Equus to rebound

first_img IDEAL TRIP (7) PROLIFIC PRINCESS (8) ITALIANO/MIND SET (9) LORD EQUUS/CLASSY AVIATOR (10) LOTTERY TICKET/ HONEY DARLIN (11) NUCLEAR AFFAIR (12) SMOKEY TOPAZ/ MERITONE Walker, Graham, and O’Shaun Connection should team up once again to win the eighth race over 1500 metres (claiming $450,000-$400,000) with down, in-class ITALIANO. Having beaten better in his first two races of the season in January, the seven-year-old grey gelding should defy topweight of 57.0kg over what is an ideal trip for him but should still be wary of the Wayne DaCosta-trained MIND SET and the recent winner STAR NEW VISTA. LORD EQUUS, who finished a good fifth to FUTURE KING in the recent Post to Post 2000 Guineas, should take a lot of beating in the ninth race over 1200 metres, this for non-winners of two three-year-olds. Trained by 14-time champion PhilipFeanny, LORD EQUUS notched his last win over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:13.4, and based on his good fourth to CHASE THE GREAT in the March 19 Prince Consort Stakes (Guineas trial), will prove hard to beat with only 51.5kg and Oneil Mullings aboard. CLASSY AVIATOR (Wesley Henry up) and the Wayne DaCosta-trained LITTLE BIG HORN (Walker up) are twin dangers in a field of 11. Race number 10 for the Ricochet Cup over the round-five course for maiden three-year-old fillies should resolve itself into a straight fight between the Feanny-trained HONEY DARLN (Mullings up), who went down fighting against SUPER COP last Saturday, and the DaCosta-trained LOTTERY TICKET (Walker up), who showed promise on her recent debut. It should to be close, but for me, it’s LOTTERY TICKET. The 11th race, the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks for native-bred three-year-old fillies over 2,000 metres, looks a mere formality for the impressive 1000 Guineas winner NUCLEAR AFFAIR, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros. This exceptional hree-year-old filly is unbeaten in three starts this season, and having looked razor sharp at exercise, should lead home Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS in a field of 10. Then, close all bets with the speedy SMOKEY TOPAZ under top apprentice Linton Steadman in the last race over 1,200 metres, where MERITONE and BLUE DIXIE are main rivals in a field of 11 overnight allowance horses. TOMORROW’s Jamaica Oaks 12-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a host of carry-overs, including $4.2 million in the Pick-9 from Race Four to 12 and $1.1 million in the late Super-6 from Race Seven to 12. There is also a place pot carry-over of $281,000 as well as $95,097 hi-five carry-over from Sunday to tomorrow’s fifth race and a superfecta carry-over of $146,000 from Sunday’s eighth race to the first race tomorrow. We look at the second Super-6 commencing in Race Seven, a four-year-old and up restricted allowance (non-winners of two) for fillies and mares to be contested by 10 starters over 1,200 metres. VALLEY OF QUEENS, KIMBERLY GOLD, SWEET DIMENSION, and the sparingly raced filly PROLIFIC PRINCESS are expected to figure prominently. Victory should go to the Neive Graham-trained PROLIFIC PRINCESS despite racing for the first time since August of last year. Back then, she was a runaway winner over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:14.3, and with connections, including popular owner O’Shaun Connection doing very well with their string of horses this season, PROLIFIC PRINCESS should return with a bang under title-chasing jockey Omar Walker. She has most to fear from KIMBERLY GOLD, who hails from the in-form stables of Steven Todd. LATE SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

Spot Valley move closer to Inter Zone with easy win

first_imgWestern Bureau:Courtney Chisholm capped a brilliant display for his side with an audacious solo goal in the 90th minute to lift Spot Valley High to a 2-0 win over Muschett High in their ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup Zone C game yesterday.Chisholm’s strike, his fifth goal of the campaign, followed a 54th minute tap-in from substitute Andre Gardner, as the Gregory Palmer-coached Spot Valley moved to 11 points.”We are still eyeing qualification to the next round. It is proving a little bit difficult given what the team has been through recently with points deducted, but we are back with a victory that sets us up moving into our next game,” Palmer told The Gleaner.FEWSPARKSBut in a game that should have provided plenty of sparks, there was little of that except for the two goals and a few missed chances mainly for Spot Valley, as Chisholm, Reno Edmunson and Gardner came close with long range efforts.The zone is still being led by Cedric Titus High (19 points), following their drawn fixture against Herbert Morrison Technical.Meanwhile, a battle royal looms in Zone D with Godfrey Stewart High and Little London High, both locked on 19 points, hoping to steal top honours. And it was made no easier yesterday as both schools won their matches.Godfrey Stewart edged Manning’s 2-1, while Little London, easily the competition’s most improved team, tagged Maud McLeod 2-0. Third place Petersfield hammered Grange Hill 5-0.Zone A runaway leaders Cornwall College, having already sealed an Inter-Zone spot, were in a no-nonsense mood, hitting the fading Green Pond 5-0.Yesterday’s resultsGodfrey Stewart 2 Mannings 1Pretersfield 5 Grange Hill 0Little London 2 Maud McLeod 0Newell 0 Maggoty 0Steer Town 0 Browns Town 3A. Gallimore 1 Marcus Garvey 2Cornwall 5 Green Pond 0last_img read more