Happy to be in semis BEIJING, China: Omar McLeod arrived in Beijing as quite a big deal, being the fastest man in China entered in the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships. It almost came undone for the in-form Jamaica champion, who survived an eventful heat yesterday to book his spot in today’s semi-final (6:05 a.m.) and keep alive his dream of becoming Jamaica’s first World champion in the event. In fact, no Jamaican has ever won a medal in this event at the World Championships, with Maurice Wignall’s fifth-place finish in Berlin in 2009 being the best placing by a Jamaican at these championships. McLeod, whose 12.97 seconds at the National Senior Championships leads all competitors here, saw hurdles crashing around him, hit four of them himself and also got hit on the arm by Trinidad and Tobago’s Mikel Thomas – who later crashed out of the race. The Jamaican, however, still kept his composure to finish second in 13.43 behind Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite, 13.28, with China’s Wenjun Xie, 13.44, taking third. McLeod is certainly not hiding from suggestions that he is the man to beat in Beijing, underlining that he is fine with being considered a favourite to win and declaring his psychological readiness for a shot a history. “I’m tough all round. I really wanted to make the semi-finals. When everything happened, I thought I was a bit behind, but I told myself, ‘top four, play it safe, no pressure, just have fun and make the semi-final,’ and I’m happy I was able to do that,” said McLeod. “It probably was my worst race, but this is hurdles, and you have to go in mentally tough, if stuff like this happens, you have to know how to deal with it. “I have the fastest time here, so, obviously, I am the man to beat, but I try not to think about it too much. All I want to do is to try and run the same race I’ve been running all season,” McLeod added. “I’m not here to think about anybody else. Everybody wants it and it’s going to boil down to who has the most perfect race on the day. I’m ready to go and I’m feeling good. “I really just wanted to come out here and get this first run under the belt. Obviously there were a lot of flaws in the race as you saw. This is really going to test my strength going forward and I’m looking forward to it,” added the 2015 NCAA indoor and outdoor champion, who a couple months ago announced his decision to turn professional. “It’s of course my first World Championships and I was excited. I was really nervous and wanted to get going, feel the stadium and the atmosphere, and I’m happy I did,” he shared. McLeod will run out of lane six in semi-final two, where he will come up against world record holder Aries Merritt and French medal hopeful Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Highly ranked Jamaica and West Indies batsman Stafanie Taylor wasted little time in stamping her presence on the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League, reeling off an unbeaten half-century to help lift Sydney Thunder to a nine-wicket victory over city rivals Sydney Sixers here Sunday.Chasing 102, Thunder cruised to their target off 13.2 overs, with the right-handed Taylor leading the way with a polished 59 not out off 38 deliveries to earn Player-of-the-Match honours.The 24-year-old struck nine fours and a six and anchored an unbroken second-wicket stand of 89 with captain Alex Blackwell, who gathered an unbeaten 29 off 33 balls, with three boundaries.keep momentum”I started a bit shaky, but I caught up in the end,” Taylor said afterwards. “I was in that groove. You just want to keep the momentum going.”Thunder had earlier restricted Sixers to 101 for nine off their 20 overs after they opted to bat first at Howell Oval.Seventeen-year-old left-arm seamer Lauren Cheatle destroyed the innings with four for 20, leaving Sixers struggling to find momentum.Taylor is one of four West Indies players campaigning in the Women’s Big Bash. Deandra Dottin will feature for Perth Scorchers, 17-year-old opener Hayley Matthews has signed with Hobart Hurricanes while all-rounder Stacy-Ann King has joined Adelaide Strikers.
Weather: Fine; Track: Good’LUCKY5′ DASH TROPHYRace 1 1400 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)*1. FLYING MIRACLE AMartin 54.52. CHANGE HIM NAME OWalker 54.0 2L3. PLAY STATION ABudhu 52.0 2 1/2L4. AQUILO JErwin 54.0 1 1/4LLate scratch : #7 MERUWIN: 119.00Final Time : 1:28.3 Splits : 24.1, 47.2Winner : 5yo b horse – MIRACLE MAN – MORNING LILYTrainer : ENOS BROWN Owner : GARY S. AINSWORTHBred by ROBERT LEEQuinella: $204.00 Exacta : (2-4) $349.00Trifecta: $588.00SUPREME VENTURES “SUPER CHALLENGE” TROPHYRace 2 1100 M (Purse $950,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. SORRENTINOS LEGACY PFrancis 50.52. PROUD PRESIDENT OEdwards3 50.5 3/4L3. PATCH DaneNelson 53.0 2/1 3 1/4L4. ZEPHYR SMuir 52.0 6/1 3LWIN: $112.00PLACE: $56.00, $53.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:08.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0Winner : 2yo b filly – SORRENTINO – RAVINGTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : PARKLAND STABLESBred by ROBERT S. DABDOUBQuinella: $174.00 Exacta: $387.00D/E: $590.00Superfecta: $344.00SUPREME VENTURES ‘JUST BET DASH’ TROPHYRace 3 1200 M (Purse $880,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. DIFERENTGENERATION OWhite 50.02. RED FLAG PFrancis 52.0 1 1/2L*3. BORDER LINE JErwin 54.0 3L4. RUM PUNCH SMuir 52.5 NeckWIN: $273.00PLACE: $82.00, $76.00, $77.00Final Time : 1:13.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.3Winner : 6yo b horse – CONGAREE – COTTA’S JEWELTrainer: PHILLIP LEE Owner : INTEL DIPLOBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella: $992.00 Exacta: $1,675.00D/E: $1,978.00Superfecta: $8,516.00Rolling Triple: $3,491.00SUPREME VENTURES “MILLIONAIRE DREAM” TROPHYRace 4 1400 M (Purse $868,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. I HAVE A DREAM SMuir 53.0 12/1 651.00 200.002. MINY LEE JErwin 55.0 5/1 1/2 135.003. DEMOLITION BOY CChow 53.0 8/1 1 1/4 140.004. PRINCESS STATISTIC RMitchell 54.0 7/1 3/4Late scratch : #9 ABOGADOWIN: $651.00PLACE: $200.00, $135.00, $140.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 24.2, 48.1, 1:15.1Winner : 3yo b filly – HOMING INSTINCT – DARE TO DREAMTrainer : DEON FACEY Owner : BYRON MCKEN & DEON FACEYBred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD.Quinella: $2,128.00 Exacta: $4,572.00D/E: $6,022.00Superfecta: $24,245.00Rolling Triple: $25,713.00SUPREME VENTURES “GAMES PEOPLE LOVE TO PLAY” TROPHYRace 5 1820 M (Purse $660,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. SUPER HERITAGE RMitchell 54.0*2. NO MONEY FRIEND WHenry 55.0 3 1/2L3. NATASHADONTPLAY AndrePowell4 52.5 2L4. NO PAIN NO GAIN PFrancis 52.0 2LWIN: $592.00PLACE: $80.00, $59.00, $70.00Final Time : 2:01.1 Splits : 27.4, 53.0, 1:18.1, 1:45.2Winner : 4yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL – AKIODATrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner : ZELMUNABred by DION JACKSONQuinella: $946.00 Exacta: $1,806.00D/E: $8,498.00Superfecta: $12,880.00Rolling Triple: $66,046.00DOLLAZ ‘CASH BONANZA’ TROPHYRace 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $630,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. FIFTYONESTORM AMartin 55.02. GOLD SCREW BebHarvey3 51.5 Sh.Head3. EL NUMERO UNO DaneNelson 54.0 1L4. WINESHA RHalledeen 53.0 5/1 3/4Late scratch : #9 STORMONTHESEAWIN: $289.00PLACE: $137.00, $401.00, $208.00Final Time : 0:59.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.2Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – SHE’S A GEMTrainer : O’NEIL MARKLAND Owner : JANET NAJAIRBred by ALLAN L. FLOWERSQuinella: $3,429.00 Exacta: $5,123.00D/E: $3,361.00Trifecta: $21,529.00Hit-6: $48,110.00Rolling Triple: $58,185.00Super-6: $2,075,944.00HARRY JACKSON MEMORIAL CUPRace 7 2400 M (Purse $1,250,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES*1. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR OFoster 53.02. LONG RUNNING TRAIN AChatrie 51.5 2L3. TYPEWRITER DaneNelson 57.0 6L4. HOVER CRAFT AndrePowell4 50.0 1LWIN: $94.00Final Time : 2:35.3 Splits : 25.3, 49.4, 1:15.2, 1:39.3, 2:06.0Winner : 5yo b horse – NATURAL SELECTION – DESPERATEHOUSEWIFETrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ALFRED A. LEE & JEFFREY S. MORDECAIBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella: $355.00 Exacta : $374.00D/E : $630.00Trifecta: $192.00Rolling Triple: $10,320.00Pick-4 : $143,720.00SUPER LOTTO “BECOME A SUPER MILLIONAIRE” TROPHYRace 8 1500 M (Purse $868,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO-RESTRICTED STAKES1. BRAWN AChatrie 56.0*2. ORIGINAL TRAIN DaneNelson 54.0 1 1/2L3. DWAYNE STAR WHenry 51.0 Neck4. TARANIS BebHarvey3 51.0 1LLate scratch : #4 KIRIWIN: $152.00PLACE: $73.00, $74.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:32.3 Splits : 23.2, 46.0, 1:11.3Winner : 3yo colt – SARAVA – LA FAYETrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : MICHROSBred by SCF, INC DBA SOUTHERN CROSS FARMQuinella: $182.00 Exacta: $483.00D/E: $383.00Superfecta: $1,084.00Rolling Triple: $3,018.00TOP DRAW ‘MILLION JACKPOT EVERY DAY’ TROPHYRace 9 1700 M (Purse $918,000) NB3YO(NW2)IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. ABBEY ROAD OEdwards3 49.02. TURBO MACHINE CAT RMitchell 53.5 Neck3. SHINE RMairs 54.5 8L4. TARANTINO OWhite 50.0 7L5. SNEAK PEEK JAnderson 51.5 1 3/4LLate scratch : #10 SWEET DIMENSIONWIN: $121.00PLACE: $57.00, $59.00, $65.00Final Time : 1:47.1 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:12.3, 1:39.3Winner : 3yo ch colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – BROADWAY BELLETrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : ELITE BLOODSTOCK LIMITEDBred by IAN PARSARDQuinella: $149.00 Exacta: $314.00D/E: $469.00Trifecta: $150.00Hi-5: $1,932.00Rolling Triple: $1,218.00PlacePot 8: $17,747.00(SUPREME VENTURES) JAMAICA 2-Y-O STAKESRace 10 1600 M (Purse $4,000,000) NB2-Y-O FUTURITY1. FUTURE KING RHalledeen 57.02. NUCLEAR AFFAIR AChatrie 55.0 Neck3. BIGDADDYKOOL SEllis 57.0 2L4. DREAMLINER OWalker 57.0 3/4L*5. SORRENTINO’S STAR DaneNelson 55.0 1 1/4LWIN: $319.00PLACE: $94.00, $107.00, $123.00Final Time : 1:38.4 Splits : 23.1, 45.3, 1:11.3Winner : 2yo b colt – NATURAL SELECTION – MILLENIUM PRINCESSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ALFRED A. LEE & JEFFREY S. MORDECAIBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella: $1,456.00 Exacta: $2,985.00D/E: $901.00Trifecta: $4,497.00Hi-5: $13,613.00Rolling Triple: $3,751.00MONEY TIME “WIN EVERY 5 MINUTES” TROPHYRace 11 1300 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. TECHNOCAT ADancel 55.02. REIGN OVER ALL OWalker 54.0 5L*3. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 53.0 Sh.Head4. BURNING MEDIC RMitchell 54.0 Head5. SERIOUS BUSINESS DDawkins4 52.0 2 1/4 LWIN: $883.00PLACE: $226.00, $87.00, $81.00Final Time : 1:22.1 Splits : 23.4, 47.4, 1:14.4Winner : 5yo ch horse – TWILIGHT TIME – SECRET CATTrainer : RAY PHILLIPS Owner : MORRIS M MYRIEBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella: $2,910.00 Exacta: $10,145.00D/E: $7,145.00Trifecta: $7,179.00Hi-5 carry-over : $99,898.50Rolling Triple: $29,078.00Pick-4: $96,012.00Super-6: $266,491.30Pick-9: $10,365.50; $139.50Carry-over : $399,071.40
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Phil Simmons’ rocky tenure as head coach of the West Indies cricket team came to a premature end yesterday afternoon after the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced that they it had terminated his contract.A brief statement released by the WICB confirmed the sacking and ended days of speculation in the regional media, which preceded last weekend’s quarterly board of directors’ meeting in Dominica.The statement said Simmons sacking takes immediate effect and that the decision was taken by the WICB on Saturday.”Effective immediately, the WICB today announced it has separated from the head coach Phil Simmons,” the statement said.”In a meeting of the board of dir-ectors, on Saturday, September 10, this decision was taken.”WICB president, Dave Cameron, consistently dodged reporters’ questions about the impending dismissal in the days leading up to the board meeting in Roseau.Simmons was appointed head coach 18 months ago, after last year’s World Cup, following a spell with Ireland.DIFFERENCES IN CULTUREHowever, the former West Indies all-rounder has had a troubled relationship with his employers, emphasised by his suspension six months later for his controversial comments about team selection.”In recent times, based on the public pronouncements of the coach and the approach internally, we have identified differences in culture and strategic approach,” said the WICB statement, released at 4.30 p.m. Eastern Caribbean time.”The WICB would therefore like to thank the coach for his contribution and wishes him the best in his future endeavours.”No replacement has been named for Simmons as the team gets ready to leave in a matter of days for its next international assignment against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The WICB said that the team, which will play T20 Internationals, one-day internationals and Test matches, starting September 23, against Pakistan, will be headed by the Barbadian trio of manager Joel Garner and coaches Henderson Springer and Roddy Estwick.Some reports had said that the WICB was interested in hiring Jimmy Adams, the former Test middle-order batsman now coaching English county Kent. But he is reportedly not interested.Another report said that current director of cricket, Richard Pybus, may take up the role in the short term.
Jamaica’s Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley, the World Boxing Council (WBC) Female Super Bantamweight champion, faces a stiff challenge from Kenyan Fatuma ‘African Queen’. Zarika tonight, as she seeks to successfully defend her title in Flint, Michigan. This will be the main bout on a six-fight card promoted by Don Elbaum, which has been dubbed, as a Fight for Flint boxing card. All proceeds will go to the city. Flint has been having serious water problems over the past four years, and this has attracted world-wide attention. Boxing has decided to play its part, and with the co-operation of the WBC, has decided to use this card to raise money for, and increase awareness of the problems being faced by the people of Flint. As its contribution to the cause, the WBC has donated all its services and waived all its fees for tonight’s fight card. Ashley told The Gleaner yesterday that she is fit and ready for the challenge from an opponent for whom she says she has the greatest respect. “She has been in boxing a long time and has a good record. I know that I will have to bring my ‘A’ game to the ring tonight, and that is what I intend to do. It should be a very competitive fight, and I am ready for the challenge” she stated. Ashley goes in with a 23-10-1 record, while Zarika’s is 27-12-2. Both women are classy boxers, and the expectation is that it will be a 10-round boxing fest.
Woodleigh’s 2016 Fast & Furious Pistol Championship will be a blazing affair tomorrow when the island’s top shooters clash in a test of speed and accuracy at the May Pen, Clarendon, range over 12 stages, shooting more than 200 rounds.United States-based Lesgar ‘Speedy’ Murdock could lead the charge in Open Division alongside Lennie ‘Aggressive’ Moulton, Kevin ‘Fastfoot’ Cheung, Bernard Lawrence and resident shooter, Howie Brown.Cheung warmed up by recently beating Moulton at The Jamaica Rifle Association and is hoping that the winning trend will continue at Woodleigh, which will feature open targets, set at from five to 10 yards with no penalty or steel plates to slow shooters.The championship will be the first Level-Three match being held by an affiliate club in Jamaica and sanctioned by the International Practical Shooting Confederation, match director Harry Chin Hing told The Gleaner.STANDARD DIVISIONRonald Brown Jr is fresh off a recent win at the Aruba Open Championship two weeks ago and will be going all out to take the Standard Division, which will also be keenly contested by JRA’s Andy Yapp and Mandeville Rifle and Pistol Club’s Orville ‘Reds’ Henriques.Meanwhile, the ever-improving Greg Henry, David Lazarus and recent Monster Match winner, Patrick Evelyn, will ensure the favourites are extended.”Either way you take it, it will be a fast one because I am boosted and will be hosing all the way through,” said Henry.PRODUCTION DIVISIONThe biggest group of shooters should come from Production Division in which senior veteran, Anthony ‘TJ’ Johnson will be gunning to stamp his class and take the President’s Medal. However, Master Class Ryan Bramwell may very well be the fly in the ointment.Chris Hart, Darin Richards, Ryan Grala, Chris Nunez and Paul Shoucair have all been putting in trigger time and must be aiming for a top podium spot. Michael Bradshaw has been figuring prominently lately on the score sheets and has to be watched.
An inspired performance from Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, who had a brilliant solo goal and an assist, carried Tivoli Gardens to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over arch-rivals Arnett Gardens in yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex.Newton Sterling, who got both goals for the ‘Junglists’, opened the scoring after just three minutes. However, goals from Mitchily Waul (26th), Barrington Pryce (31st) put the hosts ahead before the break. Then 13 minutes after the interval, Johnson added a third. But Sterling grabbed his second 10 minutes from time to make it a nervy finish for the home team.The win lifted Tivoli one place to third, with 26 points, three behind UWI, who slammed Portmore 4-1, and they are five points adrift of leaders Montego Bay United, who defeated Maverley-Hughenden 1-0. Arnett stay sixth on 19 points.At the Edward Seaga Complex, the game started very open and, after three minutes, Sterling stunned the home crowd with a header from six yards. Ajuma Johnson wasted a great chance to level for Tivoli minutes later, but moments after, Waul turned home Johnson’s drive across goal to tie the game. The home crowd was still celebrating the equaliser when Pryce rose to head home a corner at the near post.In the second half, Johnson, who had bust-ups with former Tivoli defender Ranike Anderson, and Jason Moore, later reminded why he was one of the most admiring local players of his generation with a vintage strike.
Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt will be spending Boxing Day with members of his hometown community, Sherwood Content in Trelawny, with this year’s annual Christmas treat, adding the screening of his I Am Bolt movie.The showing of the critically acclaimed documentary will be one of several features at this year’s treat, which is expected will cater to at least 600 children.The nine-time Olympic champion’s Christmas treat will take place at the sprinter’s old school – Waldensia Primary, with popular disc jock ZJ Sparks expected to make an appearance, while, prize giveaways, face painting, mechanical bull and several other fun rides are also to be offered.Bolt said he is again looking forward to the opportunity to give back to his community and is particularly happy about the chance to watch his documentary with the youngsters from the area.”Giving back to my community is very important to me. Every year I try to make the experience bigger and better for the children,” Bolt said.”Thankfully, this year, I am also able to show my movie to top off a fun-filled day for all the children,” added Bolt.Bolt, who is expected to retire from competitive athletics at the end of next season, has staged the treat in his community every year since his rise to prominence.
Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. #5 FEARLESS SAMURAI OWalker 53.02. #3 LADY FAYE AndreePowell4 47.0 11L3. #2 EL MAESTRO RMitchell 53.0 2-1/2L4. #4 GREAT FAITH DDawkins2 50.0 3-1/4LLate scratch : #6 SUPERBOLTWIN: $68.00Final Time : 1:32.1 Splits : 24.2, 46.4, 1:11.3Winner : 3yo ch colt – FEARLESS VISION – SAYURITrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $124.00 Ex: $133.00Trifecta: $72.00Race 2 1500 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. #6 NATASHADONTPLAY RMitchell 53.02. #1 SPORTING CLAY AndrePowell3 52.0 1-3/4L3. #5 MINNIFFIA JJackson 54.0 9/2 Neck4. #4 GENUINE FRIEND JPatterson2 50.0 3/4LWIN: $393.00PLACE: $115.00, $66.00, $90.00Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 24.4, 48.2, 1:14.0,Winner : 6yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – TAWNEE PRINCESSTrainer : UTON STEWART Owner : BANTON DON’T PLAYBred by RUSSELL MARSHALL JR.Qu: $989.00 Ex: $2,987.00D/E: $776.00Superfecta: $12,047.00CITY OF KINGSTON CENTENARY CUPRace 3 1600 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)*1. #3 IAN LINKS OWalker 56.02. #6 DR BANNER JErwin 56.0 Neck3. #5 STIR IT UP PHolder 54.0 1-1/2L4. #1 UNBREAKABLE SMuir 55.0 7- 1/2LLate scratch : #4 ITALIANOWIN: $68.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 24.4, 47.3, 1:12.0Winner : 4yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – WITCHCRAFTTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: IAN LODGEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $238.00 Ex: $301.00D/E: $596.00Trifecta: $369.00Rolling Triple: $1,515.00Race 4 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. #5 LIGHT BRIGADE SMuir 56.0*2. #8 SOUND OF MIRACLE JPatterson2 51.0 3-1/2L3. #7 STEVE’S REAL AndreePowell4 51.0 3/4L4. #4 KING NEBARUE NBerger4 51.0 2-1/4LLate scratch : #3 LA MADRINAWIN: $118.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:02.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.1Winner : 8yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – OCEAN LINERTrainer : TYRONE PRINCE Owner : GEORGE WHITEBred by DONALD WILLIAMSQu: $89.00 Ex: $230.00D/E: $205.00Superfecta: $343.00Rolling Triple: $1,338.00Race 5 1600 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #7 DONTAE WHenry 52.02. #8 RADICAL OWalker 56.0 Nose*3. #1 PROUD OF NUCLEAR DaneNelson 56.0 6L4. #3 SUBBIE AChatrie 52.5 7-1/2LWIN: $307.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:40.1 Splits : 24.2, 47.1, 1:12.2,Winner : 3yo colt – FEARLESS VISION – EIGHTEEN KARATTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : ANDREW DONALDSBred by ANDREW DONALDSQu: $343.00 Ex: $740.00D/E: $799.00Superfecta: $2,071.00Rolling Triple: $3,265.00Race 6 1500 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #5 SHARP SKIRT RMitchell 55.02. #4 CONCLUSION DaneNelson 57.0 1/2L*3. #6 LEEKOUT SEllis 57.0 5-1/2L4. #1 DONOFTHETOWN OWhite 55.0 9-1/2LWIN: $204.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:36.2 Splits : 24.3, 47.3, 1:14.1Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – EAST WINDTrainer : ANDREW MCDONALD Owner: EDGAR LLEWELLYN & ELVIN DUNCANBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQu: $267.00 Ex: $669.00D/E: $897.00Superfecta: $1,188.00Rolling Triple: $4,949.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE 23/9/20161. #7 MANDEYA JJackson 55.02. #12 SOJOURNER TRUTH LMiller 50.0 3-1/2L3. #1 BEAST MWard4 49.0 3/4L*4. #11 IGNITION JInnis2 48.5 Neck5. #10 SIR ROLAND OBennett 53.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #8 DANISH BROWNWIN: $315.00PLACE: $89.00, $167.00, $91.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 6yo ch colt – HOMING INSTINCT – PASSIONTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner : GARTH SAMUELSBred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,798.00 Ex: $1,914.00D/E: $836.00Trifecta: $3,400.00Hi-5: $25,653.50Rolling Triple: $12,196.00Super-6: $149,349.80Race 8 1600 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #3 CORALANDO DaneNelson 53.52. #1 HEY CHAMP LSteadman2 54.5 2-1/4L3. #6 YOLOVE OWhite 51.0 8/1 Head4. #2 DON AMIGO JInnis2 51.0 7-1/2LWIN: $98.00PLACE: $53.00, $61.00, $92.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 24.3, 48.1, 1:13.1Winner : 4yo b colt – OUTRIGGER – ISLAMORADATrainer : TENSANG CHUNG Owner : DELCAR STABLESBred by FRANZ JOBSONQu: $125.00 Ex: $255.00D/E: $320.00Trifecta: $738.00Rolling Triple: $2,198.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #9 LAZZA DaneNelson 54.02. #16 KIMBERLY GOLD WHenry 52.0 2-3/4L*3. #8 MARKOFAPRINCE SEllis 54.0 1L4. #15 VICIOUS LOOK OMullings 56.0 1-1/2L5. #2 SAMORA LSteadman2 54.5 3/4LDNF #5 MAMETA OFoster 54.0WIN: $1647.00PLACE: $682.00, $145.00, $123.00Final Time : 0:59.4 Splits : 22.3, 46.0Winner : 5yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer: LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO B. ROBINSONQu: $5,565.00 Ex: $12,502.00D/E: $2,838.00Trifecta: $16,440.00Hi-5: $73,832.00Rolling Triple: $19,939.00Pick-4: $119,384.00Super-6: $1,569,516.00Pick-9: $38,838.00; $522.50Carry-over : $3,846,110.10PlacePot 8: $8,637.00
PRIMARY INFLUENCES NEW ORLEANS (AP): Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score – and the title – on his final dunk. “I know I’m a jumper. Like I said, I’m a guy that stays out of the way, but when it’s time to shine, that’s my thing,” Robinson said. “I knew all along I had some things planned and I just wanted to show the world.” Robinson edged out Phoenix’s Derrick Jones Jr, who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round. Jones still managed a perfect score on his second dunk, when he received a bounce-pass in the paint, put it between his legs and threw down a left-handed jam. But Robinson made sure it wasn’t enough. In the three-point contest, Houston’s Eric Gordon dethroned Golden State splash brother Klay Thompson. Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks won the Skills Challenge. Both dunk finalists delighted the crowd with soaring slams over teammates and others that showcased the explosive spring in their vertical leaps. “I thought I would go up against Derrick in the finals,” Robinson said. “I’ve seen the things that he can do. That guy can jump.” Robinson’s first dunk was one of his best. He leap-frogged one man sitting on another’s shoulders, grabbed the ball from the elevated man’s hands and slammed it home. He said 2000 dunk champ Vince Carter was one of his primary influences, along with Michael Jordan, of course. “Vince Carter did one of his best dunks first, and it kind of intimidated people. That’s what I wanted to go out and do,” Robinson said. “Who knows if it worked, but they missed some of their dunks and it gave me a little more room.” DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Aaron Gordon of Orlando were unable to emerge from the first round. Jordan dunked over DJ turn tables and Gordon dunked after receiving a bounce pass from a drone that had flown over the court with the Star Wars theme music playing.