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Campesino to notch overdue win

first_imgThe consistent CAM-PESINO seems on course for an overdue win at Caymanas Park today when he faces six opponents in the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1200 metres, the third on the nine-race programme.Trained by 14-time champion Philip Feanny, CAMPESINO, to be ridden by leading all-time jockey Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths, notched his last win over this trip in October at the expense of subsequent Superstakes winner FRANFIELD, covering the distance in the good time of 1:11.3 in open allowance company.Significantly, CAMPESINO has finished second in five of his seven subsequent races against the very best horses in the country. They include Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM, champion sprinter POKER STAR, as well as LONG RUNNING TRAIN, and PHINEAS, when caught on the line by him in the Gladiator Trophy over 1400 metres on December 19.CAMPESINO had another near-miss against POKER STAR in the St Catherine Cup over 1100 metres on January 2 and all in all, his performances speak for themselves.The six-year-old bay gelding by Compadre out of Yaella reports well prepared to meet this engagement and with less to do in this small field, should make no mistake.WILLINGNESS TO FIGHTHaving shown good pace and a willingness to fight in his races, CAMPESINO, who runs from the convenient mark of 55.0kg, should win from the speedy 4-y-o colt, ROYAL ASSAULT, who, though failing in his bid for the hat-trick behind POTCHEEN over the straight on March 9, should ensure a good race with only 50.0kg and former champion Wesley Henry aboard.Other firm fancies on the card are down-in-class EL NUMERO UNO over UNCLE G and DI COBRE in the $250,000-$210,000 claiming race over 1200 metres for the Clifford Stewart Memorial Cup; MY WAY in the fourth for maiden three-year-olds; fleet-footed CLASSICAL TRAIN in the fifth; and down-in-class EXPRESS RUCK ahead of CAUSE FOR CONCERN in the closing $180,000 claiming race over 1400 metres.last_img read more

Middlesbrough give James Husband green light to extend Fulham loan deal

first_img1 James Husband [right] Fulham are set to extend the loan deal of Middlesbrough defender James Husband.Husband has made four appearances for the club since joining on a month-long deal and Craven Cottage boss Kit Symons is keen to extend his stay.And Boro manager Aitor Karanka doesn’t foresee any problems doing so.“I think so because we don’t have problems (in that position) at the moment,” said Karanka when asked if he would allow Husbands to remain with their Championship rivals.last_img

JIM McGUINNESS TO TAKE PART IN RISING DOCUMENTARY

first_imgJim McGuinness will explore his ancestry and their links to the 1916 Rising in a new four part documentary for RTE television.Jim McGuinnessThe series, called Ireland’s Rising’ begins on Sunday night next at 8.30pm on RTE One.The Glenties man is one of a number of well-known faces who traces his roots and how the took part in the Rising. He will also explore how Donegal life played out during the time.JIM McGUINNESS TO TAKE PART IN RISING DOCUMENTARY was last modified: November 25th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:1916 RisingdonegalJim McGuinnesslast_img read more