first_img STRAIGHTFIGHT The second race over 1100 metres for $180,000 claimers should come down to a straight fight between hat-trick seekers SIR D, with promising apprentice Linton Steadman again in the saddle and EUSEBIA under four-time champion jockey Omar Walker. Both are extremely fit, but the Steadman Curtis-trained EUSEBIA looked the more fluent in victory and is given the edge over SIR D and REIGN OVER ALL in an eight-horse field. The Steven Todd-trained DOOLAHIN has been a model of consistency, having finished 3-1/2 lengths third to ALYCINTH over 1100 metres on Heroes Day, and will prove hard to beat in the third race over 1000 metres for maiden three-year-olds. The chestnut filly by Legal Process out of Lady Naragin has less to do in present company and with title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen taking the ride and needing every winner if he hopes to catch Shane Ellis in the championship race, DOOLAHIN is preferred to MEET JUSTIN. BRAVE PROSPECT, with Ellis riding for trainer Neive Graham and popular owner O’Shaun Connection, is a strong fancy to win the fourth race over 1820 metres to be contested by nine $250,000-$210,000 claiming horses. A three-year-old colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect, BRAVE PROSPECT, who was previously trained by 14-time champion Wayne DaCosta, finished 11 lengths fifth to ORIGINAL TRAIN over 1400 metres in much better company last Saturday, and despite the presence of the recent winner AUDRE’S BLESSING and the useful BROWN GIRL, should make no mistake in a race of this nature. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by FRANFIELD, who carries a mere 50.5kg for the services of 4kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey and STIR IT UP under top apprentice rider Linton Steadman. Their respective dangers are TRADITIONAL PRINCE and TASHIE BABY. With DI COBRE at 27-1 and KIMMY’S TRAIN at 25-1 scoring upset wins early on the Heroes Day programme, the first Super-6 had no takers. As a result, the carryover to tomorrow’s first Super-6 stands at $1.3 million. The Pick-9 and second Super-6 start anew with $1 million and $750,000, respectively. The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a 4-y-o and up maiden condition race over 1600 metres in which TWILIGHT ROCKET under leading jockey Shane Ellis, MY FAVOURITE DANCER with apprentice Andree Powell aboard, SMART TRAIN under former champion Wesley Henry, and ALL FOR GLORY with Rayan Wilson astride, the fancied horses. Although the form in maiden races is usually unreliable, TWILIGHT ROCKET from the stables of top-line trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes gets a glorious chance to open his account despite topweight of 57.0kg. The four-year-old colt beat all barring GIRSHOM over 1400 metres when installed a 3-5 favourite on October 10 but finished 1-1/2 lengths ahead of MY FAVOURITE DANCER in third and SMART TRAIN in fourth. All are expected to figure prominently, none moreso than TWILIGHT ROCKET, who will report even fitter for this race. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES 1. TWILIGHT ROCKET 2. EUSEBIA/SIR D 3. DOOLAHIN 4. BRAVE PROSPECT 5. FRANFIELD/TRADITIONAL PRINCE 6. STIR IT UP/TASHIE BABYlast_img read more

first_imgRosses AC News:The first race of the club spring 5k series is this at Carrickfinn at 11am. There will be a 1k race for u-14’s. Registration in Donegal Airport starting at 10:15.This is a good starting point for people looking to run 5ks, 10ks, adventure races, etc for the year as part of a pre season plan, getting started into walking, jogging or running. The idea would be to get a benchmark to start with and build over the 3 months. The races will be open to serious runners, recreational runners, joggers, walkers, etc in a family friendly environment promoting health, participation and fun. Come on, join the fun and get healthy. Please note that Registrations are now due for the calendar year 2015. This will be required and cover for all athletes for indoors, track and field, cross country, etc. Forms can be got and returned at the Sportshall nights in Gweedore and Dungloe. Paul McGee will have forms for the adults as well as the form being posted on facebook. A registration night will also be held over the next few weeks so please watch for details.Sportshall Athletics are started again in the Pobalscoil Gweedore on Monday nights. Contact Ita for details on 0871309536.Training sessions are happening on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 7:30pm at the Industrial Estate with planned sessions happening. Please feel free to come along and join the adult group who do a long run in the forestry every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore.ATHLETICS NEWS: FIRST RACE OF THE ROSSES 5K SPRING SERIES STARTS THIS SUNDAY was last modified: January 27th, 2015 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportSpring Serieslast_img read more