Taranis ready to deliver

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES A notable upset by OFFICIAL REPORT at 13-1 in the eventful seventh race at Caymanas Park last Saturday ensured a Pick-9 carrryover to tomorrow’s meet. OFFICIAL REPORT actually passed the post second, but was awarded first place on the disqualification of 4-1 chance WOMAN IS BOSS with embattled jockey Aaron Chatrie aboard. Both Super-6s start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The Wayne DaCosta-trained FUTURE KING, who chased home stable companion DREAMLINER at a respectable distance on his August 1 debut over the round five course, should go one better in the opening maiden two-year-old race over 1100 metres. Highly fancied when apprentice-ridden on his debut, FUTURE KING proved no match for his more fancied stable-companion DREAMLINER, who won again over 1100 metres last Saturday. Having trained well and fully focused (figure eight on) for this race with stable jockey Robert Halledeen now slated, FUTURE KING should have the measure of the well-advanced first time runner SORRENTINO’S STAR (working fairly well) under Paul Francis and STUNNER (Wesley Henry up), who showed promise on her debut in June. TARANIS, who is proving somewhat expensive to follow, gets a glorious opportunity to deliver the goods in the second race for three-year-olds (non winners of two) over 1820 metres. Trained by Richard Azan, TARANIS was installed a 4-5 favourite to win over a mile on August 22, only to be beaten in a driving finish by the front running WAHEED NAJMAH in the fairly good time of 1:40.4. Working well and with leading jockey Shane Ellis retaining the ride in an eight-horse field, TARANIS is a firm fancy. FORCE DE JOUR, an American-bred 4-y-o colt who scored decisively over 1100 metres as the 1-5 favourite on a $450,000 claiming tag last Saturday, should bring fitness into play and repeat over the straight in the third race to be contested by seven high claiming horses. Claimed from trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes by Winston Morris out of Saturday’s race, FORCE DE JOUR is on top of his game and despite the presence of proven campaigner SUNLIGHT EXPRESS (Halledeen up), who has good speed and enjoys the straight, FORCE DE JOUR ought to be followed with four-time champion Omar Walker taking over the reins from Shane Ellis. The sparingly raced 4-y-o colt STAN BOY, who returns from a lengthy layoff (18 months) with Shamaree Muir riding for trainer Spencer Chung, has kept better company in his short career and on the move at exercise in preparation for the fourth race over the straight, his class could make the difference. BATTLE SONG, MAGIC CITY and COURT CALL, all fit horses, should ensure that STAN BOY is extended in the last furlong. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by consistent ROYAL VIBES (Halledeen up), one of seven starters declared for the Kenneth Mattis O.D. Memorial Cup (overnight allowance) over 2000 metres, and down in class INFANTRY OFFICER in the sixth for $180,000 claimers over the straight. Their respective dangers are BOLD AVIATOR and WINESHA. Great opportunity ahead (1) FUTURE KING/SORRENTINO’S STAR (2) TARANIS (3) FORCE DE JOUR/SUNLIGHT EXPRESS (4) STAN BOY/BATTLE SONG (5) ROYAL VIBES/BOLD AVIATOR (6) INFANTRY OFFICER/ WINESHAlast_img read more

Heats, Georgia Blazers in B’ball Action Today

first_imgSecond division outfit Georgia Blazers and the Heats are expected to open the floor of the “Best-out-of-five grand final” in the ongoing Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) League.Both sides will rub shoulders beginning at 3:30p.m in their first meet at the open-air Sports Commission if there is a promising weather.In the second game, all-time female champions, K-Delta will host Timber Wolves at 5:00p.m and Mighty Barrolle faces LPRC Oilers in the first division category.The fixture is repeated up to Sunday and any victory a team wins moves the team to the crown in their respective category.In the meantime, the fixture continues on Wednesday and Friday, the 2nd and 4th of July.Blazers and Heats qualified when they won their last games against Uhuru Prince and Bushrod Bulls 80-77 and 55-54 points respectively as well LPRC when she dumped Pythons again, 68-66 points.But Barrolle crossed overs owing to a awarding of points for an assault on referee Tus Dickson from Timber Wolves player Nicholas Koffa.According to the LBA, Timber Wolves lost the points to Barrolle for supporting Koffa’s assault, incapacitating the referee and putting the entire gym in hostage.The LBA Secretary General D. Allen Goodridge said player Nicholas Koffa has been banned for two years from every basketball activity under the supervision of the LBA and fine L$10,000.Goodridge warned officials and players of Timber Wolves to adhere to the LBA’s decision to not worsen the situation.Meanwhile, reports gathered said the management and players of Timber Wolves have threatened to disrupt the first division battle between Oilers and Mighty Barrolle for the alleged incorrect awarding of points to Barrolle.The spokesperson of the ‘angry officials and players’ of Timber Wolves Josiah Dickson said the rules and regulations called for the fine and ban of the players as well as only fine for the players but not to award points to opposing team.Dickson argued that the remaining minutes (about eight minutes) which left in the game should have been played after the scuffle between player Nicholas Koffa and referee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTragic Inishowen couple Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy will be buried this morning following funeral mass.The late Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddity.Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of the much-loved Carndonagh couple who were found dead in their home in Churchtown on Thursday morning last.Their remains have been reposing at the home of their son James since Sunday evening. The joint funeral mass will take place at 11m this morning at the Church of the Sacred Heart.The tragic couple’s other son, Julian, 42, has been charged with their murders.He will appear at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court tomorrow.  TRAGIC INISHOWEN COUPLE TO BE BURIED THIS MORNING was last modified: October 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:funeralJIMMY CUDDIHYKathleen Cuddihylast_img read more