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

Kimmie Weeks Commends Children’s Peace Prize Winner

first_imgWorld renowned Liberian activist and World Children’s Prize laureate Dr. Kimmie Weeks has commended seventeen year old Abraham M. Keita of Liberia for winning the 2015 International Children’s Peace Prize award. Dr. Weeks said in a press release yesterday that the recognition of young Keita is a victory for Liberia and it is additional evidence of the power and abilities of Liberian children and youth. Dr. Weeks said: “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Keita. He is indeed a role model for all of Liberia’s children.” He admonished Keita to remain steadfast in his advocacy, observing that: “The best advocacy is that which is done by people who are members of the affected community, so in this vein Keita and others his age are best placed to passionately advocate around issues affecting their age group or constituents.” Dr. Weeks said he looks forward to seeing Keita continue his advocacy for children in Liberia and around the world. According to the International Children’s Peace Prize Committee, Keita was selected for the award because he “fights for justice for children who are victims of violence. In doing so, he has shown that he can identify violations of children’s rights, and take action to call the perpetrators to account. Above all, his fight for justice is peaceful and powerful. “Children all over the world must feel empowered to stand up for their own rights and for those of other children, and Keita is doing just that. He is a role model for children everywhere, showing the world that justice can and should be served,” the committee added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arsenal v Barcelona: This is exactly what will happen tonight at the Emirates

first_img4 Arsenal face the unenviable task of stopping Lionel Messi and co. in the Champions League on Tuesday as Barcelona travel to north London.While there are many pundits predicting a goal-fest for the Catalan giants, here is a more light-hearted prediction of what could unfold at the Emirates…Francis Coquelin begins the night by scything down Messi in the opening minutes and somehow escapes a red card. However, Arsene Wenger claims he “did not see it” as he was too busy trying to zip up his coat.via GIPHYArsenal start well, as Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez go close and belief engulfs the home fans.The Gunners duly take the lead, as Olivier Giroud’s freshly-styled quiff gets enough on the ball to guide Sanchez’s cross into the bottom corner.  via GIPHYSatisfied with their opening few minutes work, Arsenal sit back and find themselves 3-1 down 15 minutes later, with Neymar bagging a brace and Luis Suarez getting the third.The camera cuts to Thierry Henry celebrating in the stands with an Arsenal-Barcelona ‘half and half’ scarf. Jack Wilshere challenges Lionel Messi in 2011 Per Mertesacker – left in a daze after fast moving objects by the names of Neymar and Suarez flash past him – is withdrawn at half time at the request of Hollywood director Peter Jackson, who wants the German to star as an Ent tree-like being in his next adaptation of a J.R.R Tolkien book.via GIPHYAn interactive poll for who should replace Mertesacker takes place during the break and is won by Gunnersaurus, who immediately lines up next to Laurent Koscielny at the back.Twitter then erupts and celebrity fan Piers Morgan makes a witty comment about Gunnersaurus being only the second footballing dinosaur on display, after Wenger. Barcelona dominate possession in the second half, which begins to frustrate Mesut Ozil, who is so concerned about his assist-to-game ratio he begins to play killer balls through to ‘MSN’, and is applauded by Gunners for his imagination and ‘out-of-the-box thinking’.via GIPHYOne of Ozil’s passes finds Lionel Messi, who has had a stinker of a game due to his complete inability to score against Petr Cech (a run which now stretches to eight games), but the Argentine is brought down in the area after a clumsy foul from Gunnersaurus.Messi, totally psyched out by Cech, slips as he steps up to strike the ball, but the ball rolls two yards into the path of Suarez, who taps in. The commentators hail Messi’s genius, while the watching Thierry Henry and Robert Pires get their coats.Meanwhile, Wenger throws a pound coin in the direction of Suarez and whispers “there’s 40 million more where that came from”.Despite losing 4-1, Arsenal win a Twitter poll to decide the most likely Champions League winners and the home side take a celebratory selfie…center_img 4 4 4last_img read more