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Netball never really stops for Samantha
After her stint with the Hertfordshire
Mavericks at the Vitality Netball Super
League in England where she emerged the
top player, claiming three awards at the end
of the season in May, the netball phenom
is back at it again and will be taking her
Caribbean-style play to Australia.
The 22-year-old, who is dominant goal-
shooter, was signed on Thursday by the
New South Wales (NSW) Swifts, an Aus-
tralian netball team based in Sydney, for the
upcoming season of the trans-Tasman ANZ
"I m very excited to be going to play in
Australia," said Wallace. "I was offered a
two-year contract but I decided to committ
to one year, to keep my options open for
the following seasons."
In England, Wallace, a Toco-born out-
standing athlete, was voted the Super League
"Player of the Season"
, "Coaches Player of
the Year" and the "Fans Player of the Year"
During that season, the Toco-born T&T,
six feet-four-inch standout led her team to
an impressive 10-4 record regular season
record before they suffered a nail-biting 53-
51 semifinal loss to defending champions
Surrey Storm in the semifinal, and then a
49-48 bronze medal loss to Team Bath in
the seven-team competition.
Overall, Wallace, a member of the Uni-
versity of T&T (UTT), and the only shooter
named among the "Top Five" ended the
regular season as the second highest scorer
in the eight-team league with 438 goals
from 491 attempts, but with the best shoot-
ing percentage among the top ten at 89 per
Wallace has already began her preparation
here at home, taking her training to another
level as to be ready for when preseason
starts in mid November.
"I know it will be different from England.
Their training are more intense," said the
youngster, who is ready for the challenge.
"I may leave on November 14, its not con-
firmed yet. Right now I am staying focused
on what I have to do. Keep my shooting at
a high level."
Wallace will have some big shoes to fill
as the Swifts, which is coached by Rob
Wright, lost some of their biggest stars to
Australian netball s three new expansion
sides. Beaten grand finalists in the last two
seasons, the Swifts were by far the hardest
team hit by the feeding frenzy that followed
netball s new collective bargaining agree-
ment, which will see 80 players share a pool
next year of almost $5.5 million.
"I have already started gym work and
training because I know they play a real
high level of netball," said Wallace. "But I
will be taking my style of play to enhance
Redicean is expected to improve considerably
on a promising Ascot debut last month and
land a ten-runner 2-y-o Maiden Stakes over
seven furlongs of Wolverhampton tapeta
tonight; James Doyle has again been booked
by Newmarket trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam
whose fortunes have taken a long-overdue
upward turn recently.
At this time of year in-form yards are worth
monitoring closely, after all it s only a month
or so from the end of our 2016 flat season,
which involves a lot of guesswork for those
wishing to play turf meetings.
Earlier, for instanc, Ayr stages just about the
most difficult low-grade fixture imaginable with
eight races scheduled on a soft surface which
will represent a slog; history is a strong guide.
Heavy rain(s) hit the west of Scotland during
last weekend and Hamilton survived an early
morning inspection before racing on heavy
Ayr is a wonderful course but given a miss
with a juicy all-weather fixture that promises
to yield reward from strongly-fancied Redicean,
a close fourth to Cristal Fizz at the magnificent
Berkshire course, only twenty-five days ago.
Already my time-handicap assessment has
been confirmed and unless one of five new-
comers is above average, or Redicean fails to
replicate his debut run, this Medicean colt rep-
resents a solid betting proposition; napped, from
Silhouette is one of six decs for a Three-
year-old Maiden Stakes over an extended mile,
look no further for winner!
Despite having failed in ten attempts Silhouette
is best-in and his form bears close inspection
given the quality of opposition; realistically there
isn t any if Richard Kiongscote gets a tune out
of Daniel Kubler s charge.
Richard attempted to defy the worst draw
with positivity, in a Kempton handicap eight
days ago, but accepted an impossible situation
some way out and looked after this consistent,
hitherto luckless Frozen Power gelding.
Hopefully similar tactics are used again.
Cactus Treasure, right, with jockey Naim Samaroo in the saddle wins the Native Bred Two-year-old Maidens Handicap event over 1,000
metres run while holding off Classic Act (on the inside) and Gold Express, which finished second and third respectively, during the
Republic Day card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
T&T professional netballer,
Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am ........................32-21
1 pm ......................................9-3
4 pm .................................11-36
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 3 4 6 4 17
15SICKWOMAN5 6 7 5 23
18WATERBOAT 5 105 3 23
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 7 5 3 18
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 4 2 8 10 24
30HOUSECAT 9 7 7 6 29
31PARSONWIFE6 5 2 4 17
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
5 6.30 pm
19 (Horse) 6.30 pm
22 (Rat) 10.30 am
14 (Money) 4 pm
30 (House Cat) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
29 (Opium Man)
The Jeffrey Ross
Wolverhampton - 1.40 Redicean (nap)
Wolverhampton -3.10 Coolcalmcollected
Wolverhampton - 4.10 Silhouette.
Wallace taking her
A-game Down Under
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