Race day focus: Best bets, inside mail for NSW midweek racing

Scone trainer Stephen Jones is bullish about Exterminate’s chances despite him entering his Maiden Plate (1600m) without a win from his first 18 starts. The Shrapnel four-year-old has only been with Jones for four starts and his best finish was a third placing to Bigboyroy at Canterbury. He’s third-up on Tuesday after being ridden cold and positively at his two runs this time in, and a three-week gap between runs has him ready to fire on Tuesday. “His runs have […]

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Raceday focus: Best bets, analysis for midweek meetings

A bumper nine-race program at Warracknabeal kicks off racing on Monday. Herald Sun racing editor LEO SCHLINK’s best bets and inside mail. BEST BET THE PHANTOM BANTAM (Race 1, No 8 – $2.60) Desperately unlucky at Swan Hill when couldn’t get clear until late. Drawn to stalk the speed here. Kayo is your ticket to the best sport streaming Live & On-Demand. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly > NEXT BEST BEAU BELLE (Race […]

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Safe Voyage sets sail to win Investec Surrey Stakes

Safe Voyage took a while to hit his stride in the Investec Surrey Stakes – but eventually did so in style to emerge on top in the Listed prize. Trained by John Quinn and ridden by Jason Hart, Safe Voyage was sent off the 6-5 favourite on the back of a fine reappearance effort, but it was Shine So Bright who seized the early initiative. Source: Read Full Article

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Summer Romance lands Princess Elizabeth II Stakes

Summer Romance (9-1) benefited from an enterprising front-running ride to lift the Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes. Down the field behind Love in the 1000 Guineas, Charlie Appleby’s filly had clearly taken a step forward for the outing and William Buick was eager to assume control from the off. He set only a steady pace in front with market leader Cloak Of Spirits racing upsides, and the extended mile heat turned into a sprint down the straight. Summer Romance briefly […]

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Johnson to miss Brickyard, Indy test with virus

INDIANAPOLIS — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and Sunday. There was no indication any races would be affected. Hendrick Motorsports said Johnson will not return until he is cleared by a physician. He […]

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Horse racing tips TODAY: The best bets at Haydock, Chepstow, Hamilton and Wolverhampton

The former champion jockey is riding at the top of his game and appears to have a simple task on ALT SALT (5.00, treble) in the opening event. The gelding picks up a 5lb penalty for his success over Tilsit at Newcastle last month but that should not stop this improving individual. Tilsit paid the form a glowing compliment by winning his next race by 19 lengths. Crowley’s first ride on SPUROFTHEMOMENT (7.00, nb) can be rewarded. The filly makes […]

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Carlos Brathwaite says taking a knee is ‘cosmetic’ and legislative change is needed

West Indies cricketer Carlos Brathwaite says sportspeople taking a knee is “cosmetic” and legislative change is needed to combat racial inequality. The gesture is a symbol of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Brathwaite told Stumped athletes doing it “showed the wider world they are aware of what’s happening in society”. He added: “Taking a knee in isolation or wearing a badge in isolation is not enough, it is the reprogramming and reconfiguring of the mindset.” The Black Lives […]

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Kobe to be on two covers of NBA 2K21 edition

Kobe Bryant has been announced as a cover athlete for NBA 2K21. The late Los Angeles Lakers star will grace the front of the current and next-gen Mamba Forever editions of the game. He is the third cover athlete that NBA 2K has announced, along with Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard and New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Lillard, whose cover was revealed Tuesday, is the current generation cover athlete and will appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One […]

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Aidan O'Brien on cusp of unique Derby history

Since the very first Derby run in 1780, no trainer has managed to win the Classic more than seven times – but that could all change this weekend. Those who are immortalised in tales of the Turf such as John Porter and Fred Darling ‘only’ managed a magnificent seven – along with Robert Robson at the turn of the 19th century. Source: Read Full Article

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Hunters Call stars in Olly Murphy four-timer at Southwell

Olly Murphy’s four-timer outdid champion trainer Paul Nicholls as both made a flying start on the resumption of British jumps racing at Southwell. Nicholls’ Nineohtwooneoh was the first winner of the belated campaign, scoring emphatically on his fencing debut in the Sign Solutions Nottingham Novices’ Handicap Chase. Source: Read Full Article

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