Day of upsets at Caymanas Park … Nelson, Henry among double winners

first_imgYesterday’s mid-week programme at Caymanas Park was dominated by outsiders, so much so that there were carry-overs in all the exotic bets.The first Super-6 had no takers, resulting in a $1.2 million carry-over to Saturday’s Front Runner-sponsored meet, while the twilight Super-6 also eluded punters, offering a $2.4 million carry-over to Saturday as well.If that wasn’t enough, the Pick-9 proved elusive, with only one person good enough to spot seven of nine winners to win a $137,000 consolation prize, leaving a million-dollar carry-over, while the same were true of the Pick-4, Place Pot 8 and Hi-Five embracing the closing race.With no trophy race at stake on the nine-race programme, four jockeys shared the honours with two winners each.They were former champions Wesley Henry (Dragline, Silver Slippers) and Dane Nelson (Meet Justin, Conclusion), as well as Ameth Robles (Dutchrow, Malachi) and the 3.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell (Traditional Storm, Turbo Machine).MANY FAVOURITES FELLThe Enos Brown-trained SILVER SLIPPERS at 1-4 in the fourth race over 1100 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up was the only favourite to oblige, as other top heavy favourites such as BRAVE PROSPECT, FIVE STAR, FIERY PATH, DUSSELDORF and MANDEYA fell like nine pins on the afternoon.Upsets were provided by MEET JUSTIN at 17-1, TURBO CHARGE at 11-1, MALACHI at 9-1, CONCLUSION at 7-1, MARKOFAPRINCE at 6-1 and the improving TRADITIONAL STORM at 5-1, the latter making most in the fourth race over 1400 to make it two in a row.Saturday’s programme will feature phase two of the Front Runner Racing Series (sponsored by Newport Mills) for three-years olds in two races – the Hot Line Stakes for native bred fillies over 1200 metres and the Sir Howard Stakes, again over 1200 metres for colts and geldings.The annual renewal of the valuable Kings’ Plate over 1400 metres for open allowance horses will also be run.last_img read more

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Ozil dropped as Germany make changes for Sweden clash

first_imgMats Hummels is absent due to injury, while Sami Khedira and Marvin Plattenhardt are dropped as well.Marco Reus, Jonas Hector and Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rudy come into the team, as Chelsea’s Antonio Ruediger replaces Hummels in central defence.Mexico’s 2-1 win over South Korea earlier on Saturday in the same Group F means the World Cup holders will be eliminated if they lose to the Swedes on Russia’s Black Sea coast.A draw will leave them on the brink of being knocked out, while Sweden know a win would clinch their place in the last 16.Sweden coach Janne Andersson welcomes back Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof after he missed the 1-0 victory over the Koreans due to illness.Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group F match between Germany and Sweden in Sochi on Saturday (1800 GMT kick-off):Germany (4-2-3-1)Manuel Neuer (capt); Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Antonio Ruediger, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Thomas Mueller, Marco Reus, Julian Draxler; Timo WernerCoach: Joachim Loew (GER)Sweden (4-4-2)Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist (capt), Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Albin Ekdal, Sebastian Larsson, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola ToivonenCoach: Janne Andersson (SWE)Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil is an injury concern before the World Cup with a knee injury and will miss Friday’s warm-up match against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen.SOCHI, Russia, June 23 – Mesut Ozil has been dropped for Germany’s must-win World Cup clash against Sweden in Sochi on Saturday.The much-criticised Arsenal playmaker drops out as coach Joachim Loew makes four changes to the side that lost 1-0 against Mexico in the opening game of their trophy defence last weekend.last_img read more

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Sunderland slapped with misconduct charge

first_img Sunderland striker Connor Wickham berates referee Lee Mason after conceding a penalty against Everton Sunderland have been fined £20,000 after admitting an FA misconduct charge arising from their game against Everton earlier this month.The Black Cats were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.Sunderland players were incensed by referee Lee Mason’s decision to award the Toffees a penalty in the 76th minute after Connor Wickham brought down Seamus Coleman in the box.A statement on the FA’s website read: “Sunderland have admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty of £20,000 following their game against Everton on 9 November 2014.“The club was charged for failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in the 76th minute of the game.”The penalty award came at a frustrating time for Sunderland after Sebastian Larsson had given them the lead nine minutes earlier, with Leighton Baines making no mistake from the spot to deny the Black Cats victory.But Sunderland’s protests had been in stark contrast to the reaction of boss Gus Poyet, who admitted after the match the decision was correct.Poyet said: “I would give it, I need to be honest, if I was on the pitch and I was the referee, I would give it.” 1last_img read more

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