Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 3rd 2017 Contents sports A41
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 guardian.co.tt
Lethal Impact is expected today in a
3-y-o Yarmouth Maiden Stakes over a
mile and a half of the 'good to firm' east
coastal venue; be aware!
Jamie Spencer is booked for this twice-
raced, David Simcock-trained gelding which
improved his time-handicap mark over a
similar distance at Newbury last month.
Based on what should be required Legal
Impact ticks enough boxes and wins this-
type race nine times out of ten. Hopefully
Spencer, so professional aboard Rock Of
Estonia at Bath, Monday, will set a strong
pace and sort out the wheat from the chaff.
Simcock also runs newcomer Stockton but
for Newmarket trainers this is a local course
even though distance is about seventy miles!
Watching Jamie often smacks of a
bare-knuckle ride; the experienced Irishman
is one of the best around and would have
been 'top ten' in any era, terrific in a finish.
Milton Road, one of six 'decs' for a 2-y-o
Auction Stakes over five furlongs of 'good'
ground Brighton, also improved on debut
last week, over course and distance!
Mick Channon is never averse to running
two-year-olds back quickly; he'll have been
vexed when Milton Road was beaten in a
photo finish with well-backed Diamond
Pursuit, by a short-head!
We love the early 'mini-season' for juve-
niles, ideal for being opportunistic, armed
with the TH which suggests Milton Road,
again the mount of Charles Bishop, will be
difficult to .
Wolverhampton stages an eight-race
programme on Tapeta and Spinnaka is yet
another with an excellent chance of making
it third time lucky in an eleven-runner 3-y-o
Maiden Stakes over an extended mile.
Luca Cumani's charge improved for extra
distance last time and more is anticipated
over another furlong.
French trainer, Andre Fabre, was making
encouraging 'soundings' for his 2000 Guin-
eas prospect, Al Wukair, at Saint-Cloud,
Monday and reckons 'he will be win in first
Great weekend ahead, keep in touch.
CLEVELAND --- LeBron James considered swigging
a beer while scoring 35 points, Kyrie Irving added
24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where
they left off following a long layoff and throttled
the Toronto Raptors 116-105 on Monday night
in the opener of their NBA Eastern Conference
The Cavs hadn't played since April 23, when they
completed a four-game sweep of Indiana. But the de-
fending champions didn't show signs of rust and were
well-prepared to face the revenge-seeking Raptors,
who lost to Cleveland in last year's conference finals.
Toronto dropped to 1-12 in playoff openers. Game
2 is tonight.
Kyle Lowry scored 20 and DeMar DeRozan 19 for the
Raptors, who were within seven in the third quarter
before James dropped a 3-pointer, converted a three-
point play, drained another 3 and then considered
washing down a brew. (AP)
ROCKETS 126, SPURS 99
SAN ANTONIO --- Trevor Ariza scored 23 points
while James Harden added 20 points and 14 re-
bounds as Houston stormed past San Antonio in
Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals,
the Spurs' worst loss in a series opener under
The Rockets were 22 for 50 on 3-pointers, the most
3s attempted and made against the Spurs in their long
Houston had six players in double figures, including
20 points and 13 rebounds from Clint Capela.
Game 2 is tonight in San Antonio.
Houston led by as many as 39 points, including a
30-point lead in the first half, in the opener of the first
series between the rivals since the Rockets' victory
in the 1995 Western Conference finals. (AP)
LeBron James to pay teammate's
$6K fine for Game 1 ejection
CLEVELAND --- LeBron James will save Dahntay
Jones some money again.
After Jones was assessed two technical fouls and
ejected from Monday's series opener between the
Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, James
said he planned to pay the automatic $6,000 fine
($2,000 for each technical, $2,000 for the ejection)
that accompanied the penalties.
Last year, after Jones was fined for punching Toron-
to's Bismack Biyombo in the groin and was suspended,
James paid for his teammate's misbehavior.
"First of all, I said I was going to pay the fine be-
fore I even knew what it was," James said following
Cleveland's 116-105 win in Game 1. "It didn't matter.
And I told him tonight, I said: 'Listen, Dahntay, now
enough is enough. Stop getting kicked out against
Toronto all the time. I'm going to stop paying your
damn fines.' But yeah, he don't have to worry about
it. He's good."
While Jones, a 14-year veteran can probably afford
the fine, James, who will make $31 million this season,
seemed more than happy to pick up the tab.
Jones signed with Cleveland on the final day of the
regular season and is earning only $9,127 in salary
--- the prorated amount of the minimum contract.
The Cavaliers re-signed Jones because he brings
them experience and some needed toughness. Jones
dunked with 18.7 seconds left in Game 1 and then
was slapped with the technical for taunting Norman
Powell, who earlier had delivered a shot to Kevin Love's
Jones appeared to anger Powell and the Raptors
with the dunk during the closing minutes since it
came with the game out of reach. (AP)
Star Pharoah with apprentice jockey Jovika Boodramsingh in the saddle flying past his challengers to win Race 4, the Handicap 3 Y.0. &
Over horses Rated 40-25 race going 1,100 metres at Santa Rosa Park, Arima, on Saturday. PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am........................... 6-19
1 pm ....................................5-11
4 pm .................................31-10
6.30 pm............ ...............13-31
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
2-3-7-9-18 Mx: 1
13 (Crapaud) 10.30 am
30 (House Cat) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
10 (Monkey) 6.30 pm
13 (Crapaud) 1 pm
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 2 5 7 3 17
15SICKWOMAN3 4 1 1
18WATERBOAT 4 3 3 3 13
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 5 0 2 10
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 4 2 0 3
30 HOUSE CAT
31PARSONWIFE2 4 3 5 14
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
35 (Big Snake)
4 (Dead Man)
Jamie to prove 'Lethal'
Wolverhampton, 1.10 Spinnaka (e.w)
2.05 Milton Road (e.w)
Yarmouth, 2.20 Lethal Impact (e.w).
Dubai-based Thunder Snow tests
Derby track after quarantine
Thunder Snow took to the track at
Churchill Downs for the first time
since clearing quarantine ahead of the
Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
The UAE Derby winner jogged once
around before galloping a mile yesterday.
He arrived in the U.S. on April 30 from
England, and the USDA required him to
spend 42 hours in quarantine.
Thunder Snow represents Godolphin
Racing, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin
Rashid al Maktoum. He's the ruler of Dubai.
Exercise rider Daragh O'Donohue says
Thunder Snow usually gallops alone in
Dubai so the colt wasn't used to the num-
ber of horses working out on the track in
preparation for Derby.
O'Donohoe says Thunder Snow's behav-
ior was "exceptional" and the colt floated
over the track.
Godolphin Racing is 0 for 9 in the Derby,
a race the Arabs have been trying to win
since 1999. The stable's best finish was
fourth with Frosted two years ago under
American-born trainer Kiaran McLaugh-
Links Archive May 2nd 2017 May 4th 2017 Navigation Previous Page Next Page