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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PWL: Bajrang Punia, Amit Dhankar star as Punjab Royals beat Haryana Hammers to reach semis

first_imgAmit Dhankar conjured up a decisive win under pressure against Haryana Hammers’ Praveen Rana to steer Punjab Royals to the semi-finals of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in Greater Noida on Saturday.The tie was locked 3-3 when Dhankar and Rana took the mat, their teams’ fortunes depending on them and eventually it was the Punjab wrestler who delivered in the men’s 74kg category.Before Amit, Cynthia Vescan, Bajrang Punia and Dato Magarishvili won their respective bouts.Earlier, the new find of PWL-4 in the men’s section Ravi Kumar of Hammers defeated Nitin Rathi of Punjab 9-2 in the men’s 57kg category.The 2018 European championships bronze medallist Cynthia Vescan brought Punjab back by winning the close women’s 76kg bout against Kiran 4-3.Padma Shri and world championships silver medallist Bajrang Punia did not let the advantage slip, getting the better of compatriot Rajneesh 6-2 in the men’s 65kg category.World junior champion Anastasia Nichita got the Hammers back with a massive 13-0 win over the European Championships silver medallist Mimi Hristova in a completely one-sided encounter filled with takedown, near fall and leg-rolls.Both teams were tied 2-2 after the fourth bout of the evening.It was the European Championships bronze medallist Dato Magarishvili’s mesmerizing comeback win over World Championships bronze medallist Ali Shabanov in the men’s 86kg category which tilted the tie in Punjab’s favour.Dato was trailing 2-4 midway through the second round but a near pin fall gave Dato a 7-4 win and the defending champions Punjab Royals the edge going into the next two bouts.advertisementThe 19-year-old Anju of Punjab Royals showed lot of promise early in the bout but the experienced 2017 Commonwealth Championships gold medal winner Seema kept the younger wrestler at bay and won the bout 8-2 to push it to the decider.Also Watch:last_img read more

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