Newbury beckons for Global Citizen | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – “He likes to flick his toe out and attack the fences and not sit in behind horses where he can’t do that.”Pauling has announced the retirement of 2019 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle third Bright Forecast, who missed all of last season and has since suffered a second heart issue.He added: “His heart has gone out of rhythm twice, and we now feel it is going to be hard to keep it right.“He has gone back to his owners, we have to keep the horse’s interest at heart, and there is no point carrying on.“It is a desperate shame, there are no two ways about it, because in the short spell he had with us he was very exciting.” Pauling hopes Global Citizen can leave that effort behind in either the Get Your Ladbrokes £1 Free Bet Today Handicap Chase on November 27 or the Ladbrokes Handicap Chase, better known as the Jim Joel Memorial Trophy, 24 hours later.He said: “Global Citizen came out of the Exeter race fine, and the likelihood is that he will go to Newbury now at the end of the month.“He will either go for the two-mile-three handicap chase on the Friday or what is the Jim Joel Memorial Trophy.- Advertisement – “He should have dropped to a nice mark for a handicap like either of those.”With a decision to drop Global Citizen in behind the pace at Exeter failing to work, Pauling plans to switch him back to the front-running tactics which have served him well in the past.He added: “It was disappointing at Exeter, but we thought we would try different tactics and just drop him in. Some horses don’t enjoy being ridden like that, and he is one.- Advertisement – Ben Pauling is weighing up two handicap options at the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury for multiple Grade Two winner Global Citizen.The eight-year-old failed to complete a race for the first time in his career when pulling up on his seasonal return in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter last week.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Clare set up minor football clash with Tipp

first_imgPhoto © Clare GAA In the Munster Minor Football Championship Clare comfortably defeated Waterford 5-11 to 6 points.The Banner will now play Tipperary in the second play-off next Wednesday evening in Ennis with the winners through to the semi-finals.Some local results – in the West Minor A football semi final Arravale Rovers beat Cashel King Cormacs by 10 points to 5 in Clonoulty. In round 3 of the County Senior Football League Ballyporeen am were 3-13 to 1-10 winners over Éire Óg Annacarthylast_img read more

Tiger Woods officially commits to WGC-Match Play as final Masters tuneup

first_imgTiger Woods’ schedule firmed up as expected Monday when the WGC-Match Play announced that he will play the event March 27-31.It marks the first time that Woods will play the round-robin format (as opposed the previous single-elimination format), and he has never played the Austin Country Club course where the event is contested now. The Players Championship: Rory McIlroy holds off Jim Furyk for victory Woods, who is coming off a T-30 at The Players Championship over the weekend, told reporters he has no qualms about the amount of golf he’s playing, given a recent neck problem as well as his well-documented return from multiple back surgeries.He’ll sit out this week’s Valspar Championship near Tampa and is eager to try and advance out of the round-robin next week in Austin.  Related News “I’m hoping that I can play all the matches,” Woods said Sunday at The Players. “That would be great, I’m guaranteed to play three instead of — when I played it was only one guaranteed, so that’s kind of nice knowing that I’ll be able to get at least three good rounds in, possibly more if I play well, and that’s basically like a tournament.”center_img The Players Championship: Tiger Woods ‘right on track’ despite disappointing week He then will skip the Texas Open (April 4-7) the week ahead of the Masters, the year’s first major.Following his final-round 69 Sunday at TPC Sawgrass, Woods said his preparation for Augusta is going as planned.“It’s right on track. I feel like I’m able to start — I’m able to shape the golf ball both ways, which I’m going to need there. Just need a few more putts to go in, but that’s about it.”last_img read more