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

Lenovo Z5 Pro with manual slider, improved security to launch on November 1

first_imgLenovo Z5 Pro which according to a previous post on Weibo by company’s VP Chang Cheng was slated to launch on October 1 is now launching on November 1 in China. The new launch date again comes from another latest Weibo post by VP Chang Cheng.Cheng has posted a teaser poster on the Chinese social media website that hints at a Mi Mix 3-like manual slider design which we already know from the past reports. The teaser poster only confirms the design. The slider reveals the camera. According to a GizmoChina report, the poster also reveals that the slider will use a double helix with six guidance sensors. The report also states that the slide mechanism can last more than 300,000 times.The second poster of the Lenovo Z5 Pro reveals that it will pack in a chipset for hardware level security encryption. This will make the phone suitable for those who want high-level security.Other details given in the teaser poster include dual rear cameras and dual front facing cameras. No physical fingerprint button can be seen in the poster which means it is installed beneath the display.The other rumours related to Lenovo Z5 Pro that are in news are that it will have an almost 100 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The Lenovo Z5 was also touted to be company’s first truly bezel-less smartphone before its launch. But it wasn’t truly bezel-less when it launched. It bears a notch at the top and a sizeable amount of bezels on sides.The Lenovo Z5 Pro will succeed the Z5 smartphone which was launched this year in China. The Pro version is expected to have everything that Z5 could not deliver to its fans. For example, the Z5 was rumoured to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner ahead of its launch but the rumour stood false after the phone launched.advertisementLenovo Z5 specsThe Lenovo Z5 sports a 6.2-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 2246×1080 pixels. There is a notch at the top of display. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with Adreno 509 GPU and 6GB RAM. The phone comes in two storage variants- 64GB and 128GB which can be expanded via a microSD card.ALSO READ: Lenovo Z5 Pro to launch on October 1 with bezel-less display, slider mechanism There is a dual camera set up on the back comprising of two 16MP camera sensors. On the front there is an 8MP sensor. The phone is supported by a 3,300mAh battery.last_img read more