Lottery Ticket to make winning debut

first_img FANCIES The exotic bets start anew on tomorrow’s 11-race Caymanas Park programme after punters cashed in over the Easter weekend. Both Super-6s offer the guaranteed minimum of $750,000, the first commencing from race one through to race six, and the twilight six embracing race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with a 4-y-o and up restricted stakes over 1700 metres to be contested by six starters, including the likely favourite BALLON D’OR, to be ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for top-line trainer Anthony Nunes. The former record-priced yearling at the 2013 TOBA yearling sale has finished second in his two recent races, failing by 1-1/2 to beat MIND SET over 1400 metres, a performance that gives him the edge over SHINE (running well) over what is a more ideal trip for him. The improving filly MAMETA, with Orlando Foster aboard, holds the key to the second race for maiden four-year-olds over 1100 metres following her good second to CHEXIMAKIT in the Al Gopie Memorial Cup over the straight last Saturday. MAMETA, a lightly raced 4-y-o filly by Storm Craft from the stables of Patrick Lynch, looked improved when running with Lasix for the first time six days ago and now pointed in the right direction, should lead home SONG ON TRACK and IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST in a field of nine. Six horses from the $250,000 $210,0000 claiming spread will contest the third race over 1500 metres. Down in class 4-y-o colt CAMOUFLAGE, with only 52.0kg for the services of 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, should have the measure of the consistent BATIDOR DE MUNDO with Jevanne Erwin aboard. These two look a cut above the others and it should be close between them. A field of 10 maiden three-year-olds is slated for the fourth race over 1100 metres, from which the well-forward debutante LOTTERY TICKET (Omar Walker up) is tipped to open her account right away. Trained by 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, this 3-y-o bay filly by Seeking The Glory out of Just A Flutter has looked sharp at exercise, catching the eye on March 12 when galloping 1100 metres in a brisk 1:08.0 by 1:01.4. Only last Saturday, she looked easy in a 1000 metres gallop in 1:02.0, and with her preparation complete, should lead home fellow debutante AUNTIE RHONDA (Shane Ellis up) and FLYING MACHINE. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by another DaCosta-trained first-time runner RUNAWAY GAL, (working well) with Walker aboard, and recent winner FORCE DE JOUR under the improving apprentice Javaneil Patterson in the sixth race over the straight for high claimers. Their respective dangers are LIKE A LADY and BIG GEORGE. FIRST SUPER-6center_img (1) BALLON D’OR/SHINE (2) MAMETA/SONG ON TRACK (3) CAMOUFLAGE/BATIDOR DE MUNDO (4) LOTTERY TICKET (5) RUNAWAY GIRL/LIKE A LADY (6) FORCE DE JOUR/BIG GEORGElast_img read more

LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETES RECEIVE AWARDS AT VODAFONE NATIONAL SERIES CEREMONY

first_imgAidan Callaghan, Gavin Crawford, Fin Begly, John Cannon at Triathlon Ireland Awards.Saturday night saw the culmination of the Vodafone National Series with with four Letterkenny 24/7 members receiving awards.The annual Triathlon Ireland awards ceremony took place in The Royal Marine in Dun Laoighre.Aidan Callaghan narrowly missed out on an overall National Series medal but he had a fine medal return in the Age Group categories with gold,silver and bronze medals to add to his collection obtained throughout the season. Club chairman, Gavin Crawford, won his age group for the National Duathlon Series and the National Duathlon Championship picking up a gold medal for his accomplishment. An Age Group silver was also to be added to his collection that was won at the Sprint Championships in Newry.John Cannon, the veteran of the group received gold in his Age Group for the National Aquathlon. Fin Begly was awarded a silver in her Age Group for the National Duathlon series and the Ulster Triathlon Championhip. Lisa Dalton, got her first National Series medal for the National Sprint Championship in Newry winning a silver in her age group. Finally Nicholas Fowell received bronze in his age group for the National Middle Distance Championship in Kenmare. The Ulster Championship saw a number of members age group medal winners, Aidan Callaghan, Christine Russell, Clara Quigley and Adam Speer. Training continues as follows: Tuesday 7.45pm Aura track sessionWednesday 8.00pm Aura swimThursday 6.30pm Aura Long RunSaturday 9.00 Aura Group cycle, check the clubs Facebook page for details of pace and distance.LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETES RECEIVE AWARDS AT VODAFONE NATIONAL SERIES CEREMONY was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsawardsletterkenny 24/7NoticesSportlast_img read more