first_imgLONGSHOT SECRET SPICE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE I, $400,000 BEHOLDER MILE BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS AS FRANCO & BALTAS TEAM FOR VICTORY IN 1:38.39ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2019)–In her first graded stakes assignment, Little Red Feather Racing’s Secret Spice rallied under first-time pilot Geovanni Franco to take Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile by 2 ¼ lengths over 1-2 favorite Marley’s Freedom.  Trained by Richard Baltas, the 4-year-old filly by Discreet Cat got the distance in 1:38.39.Most recently third in a second condition allowance on Feb. 7, Secret Spice, who is out of the A.P. Indy mare Chimayo, was off at 11-1 in a field of seven older fillies and mares and paid $24.40, $6.00 and $4.20.“I’ve worked her a couple times and she does everything very easy,” said Franco.  “We broke beautiful and she settled nice.  We were able to save ground and going to the far turn, she was targeting those two horses on the lead (Exuberance and Just a Smidge), so we swung out and she really ran great.  Richie (Baltas) to me she would run big and she did.”With the biggest win of her career coming in her 10th start, Secret Spice now has three wins, two seconds and as many thirds.  Secret Spice, who collected $240,000 for the win, now has earnings of $352,510.“She had a month and a half off because of cellulitis and an infection in her hock,” said Baltas, who also saddled the winner of today’s Grade III Santa Ana Stakes, Elysea’s World.  “She needed that last race.  She put together some great works since then and we decided to try the Beholder Mile.“Marley’s Freedom is a great horse.  It was our day and we’ll take it…I told her owners if you want to win a Grade I, you are going to have to be patient…She just put it all together today.”Marley’s Freedom, next to last after the first half mile, swung five-wide turning into the stretch and was second-best on the day, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Paradise Woods.  Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Marley’s Freedom paid $2.20 and $2.10.Paradise Woods, who was off at 14-1 with Evin Roman up, outran Selcourt late by three quarters of a length for third money and paid $5.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.26, 48.04, 1:12.75 and 1:25.32.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

2017 Intrust Super Cup draw released

first_imgWith a passionate Redcliffe crowd tipped to turn out in big numbers, the Channel 9 match-of-the-round between last year’s September rivals will set the tone for another captivating season. After falling one win short of lifting their first top grade trophy since 2006, the Dolphins will be eager to get one back on the Bears and kick-start their 2017 campaign in style.  The stakes will be just as high in the north during the opening round when the Mackay Cutters host the Northern Pride at BB Print Stadium. The match will commemorate 10 years since the two clubs met in their first Cup encounter, won 44-16 by the Pride.The northern clubs have come a long way since their entry into the competition in 2008, with the Pride claiming two premierships (2010 & 2014) and the Cutters sweeping all before them in 2013.last_img read more

Pereira: “It will not be much less the result of Barcelona”

first_imgThe faces against Atlético are again seen, where he played two seasons and took two leagues, how will his return and the match against the mattresses be?Being the first against the second, the more you win. Back to Atlético, a club where I was very good and treated me very well, is always beautiful and special. The hobby is always present and I like it a lot. It will be a beautiful game and eager to live it.What is clear is that Atlético does not go through its best moment, they do not find their best version and they are already nine points …Each year they have been key players, they have been winning Laliga for three years despite that and in the end it is difficult to be so many years up to keep winning, but I think that because of the character of the players I know they will get ahead. Sometimes there are bad streaks and it is difficult to leave. We expect a competitive game such as Atlético, no matter what happens, the character of the players over happens everything that can happen.Dani González opens on the bench of Atlético and they say that a new technical victory sure, will you go to break that saying?Let’s hope so. I think he is a house technician who knows the values ​​and how an Atlético team has to play. Hopefully we break that saying, but surely it will not be much less the result of Barcelona.This year it seems that you have taken the First Iberdrola very seriously and you have the title very expensive …We have always taken it very seriously. It is true that you cannot lose so many games, Atlético this year is costing you more to get results and that is why we have distanced ourselves. In this league, if you play in two games being Atlético or Barça, it is very difficult because the other team does not fail. This year it was our turn to have the good run and compete all the games, they are costing them more. It was already time for things to turn upside down and we were ahead.You are doing a season and today Barcelona seems unstoppable, what has changed with other years?He signed very well and something different from what he had and has helped us to be that different team, that improved version of Barça that this year is giving us a great game. They are more goals and fewer goals conceded. That is positive, in the end with three changes we have been able to change the version, but it is an improved version. Could not be another year without winning anything Barca, we want to place where it deserves to be.In addition, Lluís Cortés is doing many rotations, but the team does not suffer …It is something important, in the end not having such a base team being able to change five or six players and keep winning is positive, not only because they are all motivated but because they can take breaks. Many competitions are coming, now with the Super Cup we add one more, and to get it right at the end it is important the rotations. You know that you are going to play and you will be motivated and it gives you confidence when you have to leave. Personal level things are also going very well, even though Van der Grart started out as a starter, the Dutchwoman’s injury has given her the job and now there is no one to move her from there.Knowing how to wait for your opportunity and be all prepared, not just me, all, in the end you don’t know with so many games what can happen. Unfortunately Van Der Grart was injured and I took the opportunity and I think I have fulfilled.And getting Barcelona to be a very difficult team to win …Many times we talk to Mapi when it is 6-1, 3-1, that goal, even if you have scored so many goals, that goal gives you bad feelings. That they score a goal and more in the way they get it that already lowers the concentration a little because with 6-0 the same is not important, but with what comes ahead, that goal and that lack of concentration can result more negative That goal leaves you feeling that we don’t like anything.It’s hard to stay focused with those markers.It is true that in the end you go forward wanting to enlarge the difference and in the end by deconcentration or thinking more about scoring another goal you end up forgetting the defense a bit. Hopefully this goal that we get sometimes does not affect us very negatively. The matches that come is something important to have the goal to zero.Winning Atletico at home, do you think the league is over?Finished not because there are many games left and we know that Atlético will not give up until he is a mathematician. It is a large mattress and a different assumable to face the second round with more rotations and changes and know that you have Champions, Super Cup, Cup … it gives you a little more that you can deconcentrate a tad to fight for the rest of competitions but it is not won . Be first-hand how Atlético is and how are your players, even Levante, it is a good mattress, but it is not finished.Another challenge will be to stay alive in Champions, where last year you got something historic …We focus primarily on winning the league. Having the reference from last year in Champiosn we could live it and hopefully it will happen again. The main thing is the league and then in March we will think about the champions. Now we have this game, the Super Cup, the Cup …With two other Classics in Europe plus the Super Cup, Go binge of Classics!Yes, the truth is that when we saw the Super Cup draw we think, for the analyst it will be less work. There are many games and I think that for us it is negative. If you win the first one, you think the second one goes with more confidence and that is where you can make that mistake, both they and us. You win and think it’s possible, you go out clueless and the surprise can come out. They will be beautiful and disputed games that the fans like this type of games and hopefully they all decide in our favor.Where do you see in June?I do not know, I hope that if possible playing many finals. I am living in the present, I try to focus on this and for June there is a lot left …last_img read more

Official: Keko and Jovanovic, new Deportivo players

first_imgThe Sports keep rushing your options in the last hours of the market and just announce two new signings: Keko Gontán and Aleksandar Jovanovic. The Madrid arrives in A Coruña after disconnecting from Malaga, where he ends his contract this summer, to commit until 2022. He does not arrive in time to participate tomorrow in the match against UD Las Palmas, but on Monday he will be placed under Fernando Vázquez. The arrival of Keko solves one of the needs that the technician has been responsible for pointing out since his arrival: the absence of band players for the attack. The midfielder will provide overflow and arrival on the sides, something that gives alternatives to Castrofeito to handle other types of systems. We will also have to see the state of form in which it arrives. After a past season in which he played a leading role in Valladolid in the First Division, This course has hardly counted for Victor in Malaga. He has participated in seven games without reaching 250 minutes.Change of cards required in the goalFor its part, the arrival of the Serbian goalkeeper, courtesy of Huesca, has not been something sought after by the Herculino club. The change of cards under sticks has been forced, since the Levante wanted to recover Koke Vegas after selling Oier al Espanyol. The Depor has not agreed until he has found his substitute, which will now be the competence of Dani Giménez.last_img read more

There is already a schedule for the Classic: Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m.

first_imgFriday:Real Sociedad – Valladolid 9:00 p.m.Saturday:Eibar – Levante 13:00Valencia – Betis 16:00 hoursLeganés – Alavés 18:30 hoursGranada – Celtic 9:00 p.m.Sunday:Seville – Osasuna 12:00 hoursAthletic – Villarreal 14:00Espanyol – Atlético 16:00 hoursMallorca – Getafe 6:30 pmReal Madrid – Barcelona 9:00 p.m. The star dish of the 26th day of LaLiga Santander already has a schedule. ANDl Classic will be played next Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m. at the Bernabéu. For its part, Atlético de Madrid will visit Espanyol on the same day at 4:00 p.m. A day 26 that will open with Real Sociedad – Valladolid on Friday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m.The rest of the day is as follows:last_img read more

Dart Guardiola to Barcelona: “Don’t talk too loudly …”

first_img“After the game we can talk about what you want, now I want to focus on the game“Guardiola started.”At the beginning (the sanction) was an impact, after hours you realize that it is not something we can control. We support the club one hundred percent, what we have to do is focus on our matches, “he said. Asked if the sanction is going to affect his players, Guardiola was clear.” They are exceptional professionals, “he said.This Wednesday also pronounced on the sanction Ferrán Soriano, CEO of the City, saying that the allegations are “false” and that is based on “stolen mails”. The manager hopes that by the beginning of summer this situation will be resolved.After the game he responded to BartomeuAfter the victory against West Ham Pep Guardiola also valued the sanction and sent a message to the Barcelona board in statements to Sky sport: “If Barcelona is happy because we are suspended, I would tell the president that we will appeal. We believe that we are right, we will appeal, but my advice to Barcelona is not to speak too loudly because sometimes everyone is involved in these situations. “ Direct reference to the support of Barça to UEFA in the City sanction. Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City, spoke for the first time about the penalty they have received from UEFA and said that support the club “one hundred percent”. The City has been sanctioned by UEFA without being able to participate in European competitions in the next two years, in addition to a fine of 30 million euros. A few minutes after starting his Premier League game postponed against West Ham United, the Spanish coach spoke on the Sky Sports microphones. “Why should I go? I said a month ago, I love this club, I like being here. Why should I go?“Guardiola told Sky Sports about the possibility of the FA descending to the team. citizen Then add in a press conference: “If you don’t fire me, I’ll be here. I love this club. I like to be here. This is my club and I will be here. We call. When someone thinks he is right, he has to fight. The club has to fight and I trust the club 100% of what they have done and explained to me. This situation (for the sanction) is not over and until it is resolved you have to play and play and that is what will happen. “De Bruyne, on the sanction: “For us nothing has changed”Kevin de Bruyne, chosen best player in the 2-0 victory against West Ham United on Wednesday, went to step of the penalty received by UEFA and clarified that for the players “nothing has changed”.The City has been sanctioned for breaking the rules of ‘fair play’ financial and may not participate in the next two years in competitions European, in addition to having to pay a fine of 30 million euros. “We were on vacation when the news came up. We came back And we play soccer. The situation is what it is. We went back and trained normal. For us, nothing has changed“said the Belgian to the microphones from Sky sports.“We have a lot to go, with the two cups and the Champions League, so we hope to catch up as quickly as possible and win some Titles“De Bruyne added. Kevin de Bruyne, elected best player in the 2-0 victory against West Ham United on Wednesday, stepped out of the penalty received by UEFA and clarified that for players “nothing has changed.”last_img read more

Den Haag ultras sneak into training with a blackboard

first_imgOne more example of the situation of malaise that is felt in the yellow and green club is what happened in a training session. The fans are fed up with Alan Pardew, his current coach, and they let him know. In the middle of a workoutas reported Daily Mail, a dozen ultras displayed their frustration by sneaking onto the pitch with a blackboard. In it they wanted to show frequent tactical errors in their players.Pardew has spoken out about this unusual event, expressing his desire to reverse the complicated situation: “We can only get rid of these meaningless stories by earning points. I don’t take criticism personally. I know that, like the players, I’m determined to change the rhythm quickly. “ There are no good times for the ADO Den Haag. “Storks”, nickname by which they are known in the Netherlands, penultimate march in the Eredivisie, four points of the promotion of descent, since it occupies the Zwolle, and six of the permanence. The Hague have five consecutive games without winning and his bad situation on the table has fed up his hobby.last_img read more

“It will be interesting to see the relationship between the spread of the virus and Liverpool-Atlético”

first_imgSince it was played on March 11, Liverpool-Atlético of the round of 16 of the Champions League have not stopped being in the spotlight. Because it was with the public, as if nothing had happened, when football in Europe was already closing its doors because of the crisis caused by COVID-19. Because 3,000 fans were allowed to move from Madrid when in Spain there was “already 782 confirmed cases of the disease and 32 deaths “from it. The last to remember it has been the Deputy Scientific Adviser to the British Government’s Ministry of Defense, Angela McLean. Today, at the institutional press conferences, according to the The Independent. “CI think it will be very interesting to see in the future, when everything is over, what is the relationship between the viruses that have circulated in Liverpool and the viruses that have circulated in Spain“he declared, giving validity of the”interesting hypothesis“that the match at Anfield was an accelerator for the spread of the coronavirus in the British country in general and in Liverpool in particular. That transfer of 3,000 rojiblancos fans criticized him a few days ago also the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida. “It doesn’t make sense that 3,000 of Atlético went to Liverpool,” he acknowledged in The Transistor, qualifying it as an error even when specifically asked about it, if it was. A highly criticized trip to Anfield3,000 Atlético fans who traveled from Madrid and who, upon arrival in Liverpool, were also not subjected in general by temperature controls, for example, at airports at that time. Fifteen days later the mayor of the town, Joe Anderson put his hands to his head. “The number of cases identified with COVID19 in Liverpool is terrifying, one young person under 25 is one of them, cases are doubling daily here and around the world, “he wrote on Twitter in response to a question from a user who asked him about Liverpool-Atlético.”Unfortunately, it was not my decision. At that time it seemed very strange to us that Madrid fans were not allowed to enter their own stadium, but that they could travel to Liverpool and enter Anfield. “Statements very much in line with that of former Liverpool Chief of Public Health Josh Ashton,” It was embarrassing to let Atlético fans travel. “More than a month after that game and that trip continues under his magnifying glass.last_img read more

21st Century Cracks: French, the multipurpose of Zaragoza

first_imgWhile still in his first year of Youth, he was a key player in the Historical Zaragoza that was proclaimed champion of the Youth Honor Division League and the Champions Cup in 2019. That good performance earned him the attention of David Gordo, who included him in the list of the U-17 World Cup in Brazil.Upon returning from that championship, he found the good news that Víctor Fernández included him in a first-team call: “He is a 17-year-old ‘veteran’, he has a great maturity and self-confidence for his age,” the first team coach explained. Shortly after, in December, he made his debut as a starter in the Copa del Rey against Socuéllamos. He did it as a left back and skipped the step of Deportivo Aragón (the subsidiary, who plays in Third). He went directly from the Junior Division of Honor to the first team. A multipurpose that can not pressure … Alejandro Francés (Zaragoza, 2002) is the type of soccer player that any coach would want to have on his team: covers any position of the defense. It is right or central lateral, although it also adapts well to the left lateral. His physical power, good positioning and his defensive abilities allow him to comply with note in any of the positions behind.In addition to being versatile, he is the exemplary youth squad that all clubs claim: Born in Zaragoza, with Aragonese roots and raised from an early age in the Club’s Sports City. He took his first steps in the San Gregorio Arrabal and later in the Balsas Picarral, but in Alevín he entered the Zaragoza quarry, in which it has been indisputable for all coaches.last_img read more