Get off the mark with Money Magnet

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES Tomorrow’s O & S Tack Room-sponsored raceday at Caymanas Park offers 11 races, including a Pick-9 carryover of $2.8 million from race three to 11. Both Pick-6s start anew with the guaranteed minimum of $750,000, the first embracing race one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a two-year-old maiden special for the Rhoel Rhoden Memorial Trophy over 1100 metres to be contested by six native bred juveniles. Included in the line up are two first time runners in MONEY MAGNET to be ridden by hot apprentice Bebeto Harvey for trainer Richard Azan and the Ian Parsad-trained FOURTHOUSAND with Robert Halledeen aboard. MONEY MAGNET is definitely the more advanced of the two, having impressed at exercise alongside RALLY BABY five furlongs in 1:01.3 and finishing heads on with stable-companion BABY P in a brisk 1:00.3 over five furlongs on August 5. As a result of that impressive workout, the chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Jazzy Jet was fancied to make a winning debut in the inaugural running of the Front Runner Dash over 1000 metres on August 13, but that meet was abandoned due to industrial action at the race track. Reporting just as sharp tomorrow, MONEY MAGNET, who is bred for speed should get off the mark right away. (1) MONEY MAGNET (2) MY FAVORITE DANCER (3) WINESHA/ FIFTYONESTORM (4) GOLD MEMBER/ RAISING THE BAR (5) LUCKY NINE/ GOLDEN GLORY (6) JASON’S GOLD/KANALOA Next on the programme is a restricted allowance race over 1500 metres for five-year-olds and up (non winners of two) in which nine have been declared. All have a history of inconsistency, but every now and then horses like MIRACLE TRAIN, SMART TRAIN, ALL FOR THE GLORY and MY FAVORITE DANCER surface with a good run and MY FAVORITE DANCER, in particular, fits the bill with back to form Ameth Robles aboard. Down in class BORDER LINE is easily the most accomplished of the nine starters in the third race for $250,000 – $250,000 claimers over he straight but he is proving difficult to train of late and could fall victim to the very fit course specialist WINESHA (Ruja Lahoe up), who has won two of her last three races and was just beaten by EL CLIENTE in her last race. Now best drawn on the outside at post position nine, WINESHA is preferred to another straight specialist FITYONESTORM, who finished behind her in a recent race. They all have another course specialist, GOLD MEMBER under in-form apprentice Dane Dawkins, to beat in he fourth race over the course, having finished second to RAS EMANUEL in a fast-run straight five race (59.3) some weeks ago in non-winners of three. Trained by Gresford Smith for New Blue, the 4-y-o gelding underlined his prowess over the straight by winning back to back races over same late last year and on the strength of his close second to WELL BLESSED over the distance in June makes him a nap selection. The last two races in the first Super-6 shoud be won by LUCKY NINE with apprentice Hakeen Pottinger, and JASON’S GOLD with young Dawkins riding for in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes. MOST ACCOMPLISHEDlast_img read more

GECOM to move election materials to LAAs this week

first_imgLGE 2018The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will begin moving election materials during this week, with six days to go before Local Government Elections (LGE) on November 12.GECOM Registration Officer Clairmont Mingo said the Commission would begin moving ballot boxes and other materials to the 80 Local Authority Areas (LAAs) in the coming week.GECOM, in collaboration with the Guyana Press Association (GPA), facilitated an interactive voter education session with the media fraternity on Saturday.“All these materials will be checked at the locations to ensure that they are correct, efficient and that they are also adequate,” Mingo is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Mingo added that an elaborate and comprehensive training programme for all categories of workers was conducted, including ongoing training of polling day staff. “All are expected to discharge these duties with the highest degree of impartiality, honesty, transparency and accuracy,” Mingo said.GECOM Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward reiterated that the Commission would be declaring official results from the LGE one day after the November 12 poll closed.Ward said preliminary results were expected to be announced three hours after the close of polls. She added that results would be disseminated live on television stations in LAAs as well as GECOM’s social media pages.Ward said final results for smaller LAAs were anticipated by midnight, November 12 and the following day, November 13, for larger LAAs.This year, candidates from 80 LAAs consisting of 595 constituencies will be contesting the LGE through a mixed electoral system of proportional representation and first past the post.last_img read more

Much like Dalmiya, Kohli is also our hero: Kapil Dev

first_imgKolkata, Nov 14 (PTI) Indias first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev today compared current captain Virat Kohli with the late Jagmohan Dalmiya, terming them heroes on and off the field.”We look up to you (Kohli), you are our hero, much like Dalmiya (was off the field). You can change things and you have done this in terms of fitness which we all are proud of today.”Every captain comes out with something new and you have taken the fitness level to a new level. We, as cricketers, can say keep up the good work. You have the ability to believe in yourself, you can achieve the ultimate,” the legendary all-rounder said.Dev delivered lecture in the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave along with Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala, and the programme was also attended by both India and Sri Lanka team members and former captain Mohammed Azharuddin.”We have two type of heroes — one is off the field and another on the field. If cricketers are enjoying today its possible because of Dalmiya, without him we would have struggled.”Terming Dalmiya the best cricket administrator in all sports in the last 50 years, Dev said: “Earlier we would ask can we get wages like Australia, England. Now all this has changed and they are now saying can we get wages like India. That has changed because of him.”A businessman known for his marketing acumen, Dalmiya was a key figure in bringing the 1987 and 1996 cricket World Cups to the sub-continent and took over as BCCI president for a second time after a gap of nearly a decade.advertisementHe passed away on September 20, 2015.Since joining the BCCI in 1979, Dalmiya played a major role in helping it to emerge as the wealthiest cricket board in the world, and Dev said the former president was quick to understand that a cricketer has a short career span of eight to 10 years.”Its important to have money on your side and Dalmiya understood that. Not everyone is Sachin Tendulkar, you only get to play 15-20 years at max and you are at your prime for eight-10 years. He ensured that you make your life in that career, that credit goes to my hero.”He wasnt the best of speakers but he was instrumental in bringing everybody together, a true leader who got things done. He was the hero of every cricketer in our country. What we are today is because of this man,” he concluded.Sumathipala remembered Dalmiyas support during the hard times when their ace spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was accused of chucking in 1995.”He was born with leadership qualities and negotiation skills by understanding and hearing all parties and settle the dispute at the best interest of everyone.”After we won the World Cup I was representing Sri Lanka at the ICC annual meeting in London where we had another issue to settle — the suspect action of Muralitharan. He helped us in addressing umpires and referees.” PTI TAP AH AHlast_img read more