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Brazilian-Bred Jolie Olimpica Rallies To Win Grade II, $200, 000 Monrovia Stakes


first_imgBRAZILIAN-BRED JOLIE OLIMPICA RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH AS SMITH & MANDELLA TEAM FOR  5 ½ FURLONG TURF WIN IN 1:01.11ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2020)–Heavily favored Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica got back to sprinting and ran to the betting in winning Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita  by a half length.  Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Richard Mandella, the 4-year-old filly by 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer got 5 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:01.11–just 11/100s of a second off of her own course record set this past Jan. 11.Breaking from post position six in a field of seven fillies and mares, Jolie Olimpica settled well early and was a joint third with Into Mystic, about 2 ½ lengths off the lead set by Stealthediamonds three furlongs out.  With Smith sitting still to the furlong pole, “Jolie” gradually wore down Stealthediamonds late and prevailed over a fast finishing Oleksandra on the money.“What a nice filly,” said Mandella, who had saddled her to a disappointing second place finish in her most recent start, the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes, at one mile on turf Feb. 22.  “She basically ran back to her race here two-back (a facile win in the Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf Jan. 11).  She was so relaxed today.  She’s settled nicely into our system and now I think she’ll go longer.  I think Mike could’ve done whatever he wanted (with her) today.”Unbeaten in three starts in Brazil, Jolie Olimpica, who is out of the Trempolino mare Jolie Celina, made her third stateside start today and was off as the 4-5 favorite, returning $3.80, $2.60 and $2.10.Owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Jolie Olimpica now has five wins from six overall starts.  She’s also a two-time group or graded stakes winner, as she took a Brazilian Group I at one mile on turf on June 9, 2019, her final start in Brazil.  With the winner’s share of $120,000, she now has earnings of $271,520.“We know she’s very effective going short,” said Smith, who’s been aboard for all of her local starts.  “I do believe she’ll get a mile for sure.  She should be able to do it pretty handily, the way she’s bred, she should get a mile and a half if she wanted to.  It’s funny if you look at her breeding, it makes you wonder where all that speed is coming from, but she’s extremely talented and she’s proven herself going short.”(Smith was also the rider of Drosselmeyer when he won the 2010 Belmont).Last turning for home, Australian-bred Oleksandra flew late to be second by a half length over Stealthediamonds.  Ridden by Joel Rosario, Oleksandra was the second choice at 5-2 and paid $3.20 and $2.40.Breaking from the rail, Stealthediamonds was third in a big effort under Agapito Delgadillo.  Off at 8-1, she paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.40, 43.48 and 55.05.last_img read more


Juve scouted Salah, Eriksen, Son and Alderweireld as Liverpool beat Spurs


first_imgJUVENTUS had scouts watching four players during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday, according to reports.The Old Lady were keeping an eye on Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen with the club ready to fork out another fortune on star players.3 Juventus had scouts watching Salah and AlderweireldCredit: EPAJuve are eyeing up a new superstar as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portuguese finally hangs up his boots.Kylian Mbappe remains an optimistic choice but the club know they will be locked in a fierce battle with Real Madrid for his signature.So they have other targets in mind including both Salah and Son.The pair would be seen as ideal attackers to fill Ronaldo’s boots although both options would not come cheaply.It has already been reported that Juventus have around £335million to invest to build a squad capable of winning the Champions League.Liverpool will do their utmost to keep hold of star man Salah and have already tied him down to a lengthy contract until 2023.But their pursuit of Son appears more likely with Spurs facing the possibility of missing out on top four football this season.Alderweireld and Eriksen would be considered cheaper options with their futures at Spurs up in the air.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsThe defender and playmaker are refusing to sign new contracts in North London and both expire at the end of the season.Juventus have a history of signing free transfers with the latest being Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot.Just last year they also landed Emre Can from Liverpool for nothing.3 Heung-min Son could be eyed as a replacement for RonaldoCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Christian Eriksen’s contract expires at the end of the seasonCredit: EPAJuventus plan to spend big on ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’ after freeing up £260m thanks in part to new Jeep sponsorshiplast_img read more


Son scores last-gasp winner to close gap on Chelsea after Alderweireld OG


first_imgSON HEUNG-MIN moved Spurs into the Champions League places with a dramatic stoppage time winner at Villa Park.Joe Mourinho’s side looked set to come away with just a point against a Villa side battling to avoid the drop.4 South Korean star Son Heung-min was the star of the show for SpursCredit: Reuters4 Toby Alderweireld poked the ball into his own to give Villa an early leadCredit: ReutersBut, with fifth place now taking on a whole new meaning, Spurs stuck to their task and claimed a crucial victory.Manchester City’s two-year ban from the Champions League means that Mourinho can smell a return to Europe’s top competion.And Son made that a real possibility with his second goal of the game on the day he passed the 50 goal mark for Spurs in the Premier League.He pounced to slide the ball past keeper Pepe Reina who had looked set to deny Spurs victory.But after wasting a string of chances, Son finally sealed the points.Mourinho’s side came to Villa Park knowing victory would put them into the prized fifth spot which has now become the focus for a string go teams following Manchester City’s two-year Euro ban.But they gifted Villa the lead with a Toby Alderwiereld own goal before he then levelled the scores.Son put Spurs ahead before the break after seeing his penalty saved by Pepe Reina and netting the rebound.But Villa boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop with a second half equaliser from Bjorn Engels – who gave away the Spurs penalty.4 Bjorn Engels scored the equaliser for Villa in the second halfCredit: ReutersVilla dominated the early stages with Jack Grealish causing problems for the Spurs defence.But it was Alderwiereld who gave Villa a ninth minute lead when he tried to deal with an Anwar El Ghazi cross only to put through his own goal under pressure from Ally Samatta.Villa should have made it two when Grealish set up Douglas Luiz only for the Brazilian to waste his chance in front of goal.Spurs got a grip on the game after that and levelled when Alderwiereld made amends for his own goal.Alderweireld made the most of Villa’s failure to deal with a corner and turns and rifiled the ball into the roof of the net from inside the box after 27 minutes.And Spurs were ahead on the strobe of half time when Son netted his 50th Premier League goal for the club – but only after seeing a penalty saved by Villa keeper Pepe Reina.A VAR check ruled Engels had fouled Steven Bergwijn. And while Son missed his first attempt, he was quick to follow up and score – much to Reina’s frustration.Son is the sixth player to hit the 50 mark for Tottenham.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut4 Son Heung-min scored on the brink of half-time to give Spurs the leadCredit: PA:Empics SportBut this was end to end stuff now and Engels became the game’s second player to make amends for a mistake with an equaliser.El Ghazi impressed again to earn a corner and Engels rose highest to head home.It was breathless stuff with both keepers being called into action and both sides looking capable of winning it. But it was Son who made the difference.last_img read more


Mermaids book second spot for grand finale


first_imgIn the first quarter, Mermaids wasted no time as they picked up the pace to make every attempt count, scoring goal after goal to lead 14-7.The second quarter also followed through with Mermaids still on their toes, moving the ball around with quick passes, finding their shooters under the goal posts to extend the lead to 25-20 before the half time whistle sounded.After the break, Telstas soon found their rhythm and with the help of a few fresh legs on the court, began to change the attack immediately. This triggered the Mermaid’s defense into panic mode as Telstas flew past with countless goals.They eventually narrowed the margin before taking a two-point lead in the 3rd quarter, 34-32.The final quarter grew even tenser as the panic mode set in for both sides, resulting in unnecessary fouls. Telstas was still in the lead though. However, in a scarcely-believable comeback, the Mermaids returned with a stunning finish when they regrouped and forced counter attacks and defended their keyhole.With only 7 minutes on the clock, the Mermaids flashed through, penetrating the Telstas’ defense in the keyhole, scoring quick 10 goals to blow away the Telstas with a 47-40 victory.last_img read more


Central Premier League enters fourth round


first_imgThe competition started back in July and will finish at the end of this month with the finals.There are six A grade men’s teams and six U20 men’s teams taking part.Teams are from all along the Aroma Coast from Paramana to Kapari.President of the CPL, Jack Kedea said following the completion of the competition, there will be a new concept called the District Origin games.He explained that the top players from the Abau district will be split into two teams and play three games.He said a squad of 40 will be selected after this for the train on squad for the Central Chiefs team that will enter the Digicel Cup competition next year.last_img


Zidane is no longer ‘the aligner’


first_imgIt has been a malicious and habitual cantinela with Zidane, that of what is an alignment coach. A mere player manager, with schematic and almost robotic plans. But if something is showing this Zizou after his three Champions, is that perhaps that glamor covered the tactical virtues of Marseille. In Jeddah and in the 1-3 coral Valencia, he finished rounding his color palette: he modified his 4-4-2 with which he was feeling so comfortable to pull a 4-5-1 that minimized the absence of Benzema . A coach resource.“How will you place them on the field?” A Saudi journalist asked when the white eleven was announced for the semi-final of the Super Cup. TAnto midfielder caught by surprise. But it is based in part on what has been learned. Zidane borrowed the Ancelotti Christmas Tree, the scheme that led Carletto to win his second Champions League, in 2007. A system that is rather a 4-3-2-1 (drawn on the paper is shaped like a spruce, hence the name of ‘Christmas Tree’ that occurred to the Italian). * Data updated as of January 9, 2020 Zidane arrived in Madrid with an obvious corset: the BBC. “It’s untouchable,” he said (or had to say) every press conference. Benzema was and is immovable, Cristiano was the cannon and as soon as Bale faltered, cracks were opened for his idea of ​​a football with more packaging. There are the Cardiff and Kiev finals.That plan, the 4-4-2 with a recovered Isco, surprised Tuchel in the PSG soccer dance at the Bernabéu in 2-2 and this evolution towards the overpopulation of midfielders seen in Saudi Arabia also seems to have caught Celades off guard, as much as the coach said that not after the game: “It was a possibility we contemplated.”Before Valencia, the sometimes misleading statistics of possession was telling. Madrid had the ball 61.6% of the time. There was also ball hunger. He stole 21 more than the Valencianists. Zizou deactivated Parejo in a simple but effective way: making him run after Kroos, Modric and Isco. The Croatian and the Malaga, almost second points. Not even a harmless Jovic torpedoed the plan.A symphonic Madrid where Zidane, to whom there are still those who assume little tactical libretto and who has overcome the opposite of not having his desired Pogba, wrote a score that can lead him to win this new Super Cup. And who knows what else.center_img Spain Supercuplast_img read more


Benito Joanet dies


first_img– Hercules CF Official (@cfhercules) March 22, 2020Precisely he started on the benches in Depor, as an assistant to Arsenio Iglesias whom he accompanied in Hercules, where he came to occupy the position of first coach. Later he took charge of Castellón, Cádiz, Espanyol, Tenerife, Mallorca, Salamanca and Antequerano. Later it became part of Hercules with different functions. Precisely the Alicante club has issued a statement regretting his death, as have the other clubs where he passed in tribute to a very beloved figure in Spanish football. Benito Joanet, a historian of the Spanish soccer bench, has passed away this Sunday. At 84 years old, the former coach of Deportivo, Hercules, Tenerife, Mallorca or Cádiz had suffered a stroke two weeks ago and the coronavirus has ended up precipitating his death, as explained by the newspaper Información de Alicante. Joanet, a native of Esplugas de Llobregat (16-9-1935), made his debut as a goalkeeper in the First Division with Espanyol in 1960. Later he went through Europe, Zaragoza and came to play for Deportivo and Sabadell until his retirement as a footballer. The entire Herculaneum family mourns the death of Benito Joanet, former coach of Hércules CF for three seasons. We want to send our sincere condolences to your family and friends on this sad day. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/azEPNl7jgelast_img read more


Zidane’s decisions that can condition the project


first_imgCatherine Ivill & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Catherine Ivill (Getty Images) Bale and JamesIt is already a question of authority in the locker room. Last summer he ordered the entity to release them and, in the end, given the players’ refusal to leave, it was impossible. The problem in both cases is the salary. Bale is, along with Ramos, the player who charges the most, 14.5 million clean. And James is close to ten. No team gets to pay him those amounts. It must be Zidane who insists if he wants to see them outside, for a matter of authority facing the dressing room, although that has some economic cost for the entity.JOSEP LAGO & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JOSEP LAGO (AFP) This newspaper has already reported that, after the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, Real Madrid made the decision of the continuity of Zidane whatever happened. Until the disaster struck, Madrid had won the Spanish Super Cup in Arabia, but had lost in the Cup against Real and had one foot out of the Champions League. In return, LaLiga was going to fight to the end. Now all that matters little. Single it is vital to remake and face the next project, in which there are many uncertainties and for which Zidane, as chief operating officer, has to make many decisions. They are as follows … Pogba or not PogbaThere are players who will return and who can bring play to midfield, such as Odegaard or Ceballos, but Zidane wants to bet on round-trip football with muscle in the middle. And there is only one player who can contribute the character that he wants. That is his compatriot Pogba. Contract ends in 2021, United want to renew him but he still wants to come to Madrid. The economic crisis and the fact that he has only played eight games this season can lower his price clearly below 100 million. The problem? If you bet on that expense, you could compromise the Mbappé operation that is scheduled in the short term. Haaland or pull forwardThat Madrid lacks a goal is already a certainty for Zidane. The season of the historic double Madrid averaged almost three goals per game when this time it does not reach two. In this context Haaland’s name has burst forth, the 19-year-old Norwegian forward. Zidane must decide whether to instruct the entity to take a risk in their hiring or to throw with what there is: Jovic, Mariano and company. In this sense, Asensio’s return could correct the lack of goal (and an effective return of Hazard). But it is a risk.As for Haaland, although it does not have a withdrawal clause until the winter market of 20-21, It is easy to think that Borussia would like to sell him already this summer to try to get more profitability than the 75 million that the Norwegian clause will indicate later.PATRIK STOLLARZ & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>PATRIK STOLLARZ (AFP)center_img Lunin or AreolaAnother caliber decision. Madrid paid 11 million euros two seasons ago for Lunin, a promise from the goal that was then 19 years old. The first year he was on loan at Leganes without playing, then at Valladolid, now at Oviedo … At least, in the second division he is playing, because he was at risk of having his progression cut dramatically. He is absolute international with his selection. Zidane must think about whether it is better to incorporate him as a second goalkeeper or to stay with his compatriot Areola. The Frenchman (27 years old), much more experienced, has been a starter at PSG and is a substitute for Lloris in the world champion team, France.ELOY ALONSO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>ELOY ALONSO (DAILY AS) Central missingRamos, Varane, Militao and Nacho … They are the four that are now in the portfolio. Of these, there are possibilities that Nacho asks to leave to look for more minutes in another team and Militao has given a very irregular performance. The quarry also does not offer guarantee solutions for this position. It is reasonable to think that Zidane could request the incorporation of a player for that position. Vallejo continues to bail out, but after his time in England, Germany and Granada, when he has had the opportunity to play for Madrid, his injuries have always weighed him down.JOAQUIN CORCHERO ARCOS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JOAQUIN CORCHERO ARCOS (DAILY AS) The lateralYou also have to decide before Overbooking. Marcelo wants to end his contract, Mendy is a newcomer, Carvajal is a full-time starter, and there are also Odriozola, Achraf and Reguilón. The logical thing is that the French order the departure of Odriozola, but apart from that he must decide between Reguilón and Achraf. The two are doing a season to frame, in Seville and Borussia respectively. But the crisis is going to force you to keep one and sell the other. You have to bet. Achraf is versatile, but Madrid has to sit down to negotiate with him.LEON KUEGELER & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>LEON KUEGELER (REUTERS)last_img read more


UEFA forces to play except “order against the Government”


first_imgThe UEFA Executive Committee has warned its 55 federations, under threat of exclusion from the Champions League and the Europa League, that it will be mandatory to play again except in two very specific cases. The notice sent by the organization to its affiliates says that UEFA reserves the right not to admit into European competitions any team from any Federation that terminates prematurely, except for the two reasons stated in these UEFA guidelines. The only two reasons that UEFA considers not to restart the League Championship are:one. The existence of an official order (Government) that prohibits sporting eventsSo national competitions cannot be completed before a date that allows the current season to be completed before the next begins.two. Insurmountable economic problems that make it impossible to finish the season because it would jeopardize the long-term financial stability of the national competition and / or the clubs. On the first point, according to sources of all solvency consulted by this newspaper, LaLiga made sure last Saturday at the meeting that it held with the CSD and the RFEF at the Palacio de Viana the collaboration to play again in JuneAlways, of course, that the health authorities allow it. In this sense, just 72 hours after the signing of the pact, the CSD today sent the protocol to the Ministry of Health to authorize LaLiga to retake the championship. The LaLiga protocol is based “on the clubs working in a confined regime in an environment closed to the outside.”Regarding point two, LaLiga sources consulted by AS assure that, of course, subject to health, the greatest financial risk for the clubs at the moment is that the League could not be resumed.last_img read more


Aday: “We want to start training”


first_imgAday has at all times been proven as a very shut particular person and he didn’t hesitate to inform Comas that when the confinement is over and everybody can retrain land can pay a go to. The participant of the Girona Real advised him so what was going to signal the chrome and in return he wished his shirt. “You have already got that performed. The following day I’ll go to you, we discuss and I’ll give it to you“Aday replied. They’re each wishing they may train on a pitch, however for now, it’s nonetheless up to them do it at dwelling. Aday defined that “I prepare each morning and someday within the afternoon. The bodily coach passes the coaching to us. Though it will get arduous and we miss the sector. And extra, individuals like us that now we have a number of power and we like to prepareComas additionally tries to do workouts at dwelling, however it’s that “I actually want to return and rating a number of targets“The complicity between the 2 is complete and that’s that if one thing unites them it’s the ardour for soccer. Let it start roll the ball across the taking part in fields. That’s him fundamental want footballers and Aday Benítez he discovered this in a chat with Lluís Comas, participant of the Girona Real. One of many captains of the rojiblanco first crew stunned Comas with a video name and this didn’t take lengthy to reveal how he’s carrying confinement: “I’m bored like a monkey. I’ve want to prepare“Aday, who retains the Comas chrome and he confirmed it to him through the video name, he stated “I I additionally want to start. For us, that we’re used to taking part in and coaching, be at dwelling very way back. Let’s see if we are able to do it quickly. Possibly us subsequent week from particular person means“last_img read more