Impressive win by Long Running Train

first_img Following a stewards’ inquiry, BRAWN (3-1), who passed the post third with Aaron Chatrie aboard, was disqualified and placed fourth for causing interference to topweight HOVER CRAFT (4-1), who was promoted to third. Last season’s Most Improved Trainer, Harry Parsard, said that LONG RUNNING TRAIN is turning out to be a top-class filly and racing fans are yet to see the best of her. “She won with the minimum of fuss today and although effective over middle distances, she has progressed to a point where it’s going to be difficult for any horse to beat her going two turns,” argued Parsard, who also owns the bay filly by Flower Alley – Cuz You Never Know. “This was her first win in grade one company and I suspect it will be the first of many,” he added. Henry, on the other hand, described LONG RUNNING TRAIN as an ‘exceptional filly’ who is ready to go places. “I am happy that my recent shoulder injury, which kept me out of the saddle for almost a month, has healed in time to secure the ride and provide me with yet another win aboard her,” said Henry, who rode two winners on the card, including the 52-1 outsider PAPER N LACE for trainer Fitzgerald Richards in the second race over a mile. Meanwhile, on a day of upsets, LAZZA (4-1), the first of two winners for apprentice Hakeem Pottinger, won the Jockeys’ Guild of Jamaica Trophy race in post-to-post fashion, while CHEXIMAKIT, with Harleston Lewis up, scored a 15-1 upset in the Al Gopie Memorial Cup for maidens over the straight. Disqualified The progressive American 4-y-o filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN made it two wins from as many starts this season, slamming her five opponents in the annual renewal of the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy grade one feature over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Installed a short priced favourite at 2-5 with former champion Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, LONG RUNNING TRAIN chased and disposed of long-time leader RAGING PROSPECT (31-1) leaving the half mile and moving away to win by seven lengths from SOUTHERN CRUISE (5-1).last_img read more

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Joshua Pacio banking on hometown support in latest ONE title bid

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Pacio’s loss to Saruta (19-8-3) was as close as it could ever be with the Japanese winning the fight via split decision.This decision did not bode well with ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong who demanded an immediate rematch.Pacio added that with the Philippine crowd behind him, he knows he could not let his own country down.“To become a World Champion again is fulfilling as an athlete, but to do it in front of your hometown crowd is beyond special,” said Pacio. “I’ll do my best to capture the ONE World strawweight title, I want my fans to be proud of me.”ADVERTISEMENT Barely three months after their first fight, Saruta and Pacio are once again set to face each other on April 12 at Mall of Asia Arena in the co-main event of ONE: Roots of Honor.Pacio, who’ is4-0 on Philippine soil, said fighting in the capital region gives him a big boost and he’s willing to risk it all to once again lift the championship in front of fellow Filipinos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Manila has been very good to me, I feel very motivated every time I hear the crowd cheering and chanting my name,” said Pacio (13-3). “The feeling is priceless and it gives me added strength both physically and mentally.”“I’m very motivated heading into this match, I won’t let my fans down.” 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES Defeated Novak Djokovic will regroup at Indian Wells doubles View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Joshua Pacio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Joshua Pacio was in unfamiliar territory when he lost his coveted ONE World strawweight title to Yosuka Saruta back in January after the two fought in Jakarta this past January.Team Lakay’s youngster was barely four months into his reign when he lost the strap to Saruta but the 23-year-old Pacio vowed that he’d get his belt back and this time it’s in front of his countrymen.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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