IRISH-BRED TRUE VALOUR GIVES CALLAGHAN TWO STAKES IN A ROW AS HE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; LONGSHOT RIDDEN BY ATZENI GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.35 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–With heavily favored River Boyne bottled up late, longshot True Valour rallied from off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes by a half length while providing trainer Simon Callaghan with his second stakes win on the day and Italian-born Andrea Atzeni, 27, with his first ever Santa Anita stakes victory. A 5-year-old Irish-bred horse, True Valor got a flat mile over a “good” turf in 1:36.35.A close fifth and on the move around the far turn, True Valour wheeled three-wide turning for home and ran down Ohio and Le Ken late to post his first win in four stateside starts. Most recently a close third in a one mile turf classified allowance here on Jan. 13, True Valor was off at 11-1 in a field of six older horses and paid $25.00, $10.00 and $9.20.Owned by Qatar Racing, Ltd., True Valour, a Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf four starts back in his native Ireland, improved his overall mark to 18-4-2-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $235,112.Fresh off a minor stakes victory going one mile on turf at Turf Paradise Jan. 12, Brazilian-bred Ohio, ever game at age eight, finished a neck in front of Le Ken and paid $6.80 and $6.20 while off at 6-1 with Ruben Fuentes up.Argentine-bred Le Ken, who defeated the winner by a half length when second in a classified allowance on Jan. 13, was off at 22-1 with Tyler Baze and paid $9.20 to show while finishing a half length in front of River Boyne, who was full of run when he steadied a sixteenth of a mile out.Fractions on the race were 23.94, 48.52, 1:12.89 and 1:24.66.
Luis Suarez has decided to take the bull by the horns to solve once and for all his discomfort in the right knee. Charrúa striker will be intervened this Sunday for an injury to the external meniscus in order to put an end to the inflitrations before the matches and the ice packs to eradicate the inflammation after the matches. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 11, 2020 So that, more problems for Ernesto Valverde in the lead: down from Suarez we must add that of the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, who still has a month of recovery at least, so he only has two strikers in the first team: Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. That means more than ever that the coach will have to bet in the next matches for the attackers of the subsidiary: Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez. Although the club did not anticipate a recovery forecast, in principle the expected time for the player to return to the pitch is five to six weeks. That means that it would be fully available for the Champions League game against Naples, which will be played on February 25. Luis Suarez would thus lose a minimum of five LaLiga matches – Granada, Valencia, Levante, Betis and Getafe – in addition to the Copa del Rey matches yet to be determined. His return could occur in the face of the match against Eibar at the Camp Nou that will be played on February 22, as a prelude to the first leg of the Champions League against Naples. The operation will be carried out by the surgeon Ramón Cugat, under the supervision of the Blaugrana doctors. In fact Cugat already intervened Luis Suarez at the end of last season when he had an arthroscopy on his right knee, which dragged some controversy because it prevented him from playing the final of the Copa del Rey against Valencia, but he did open the doors to participate with his selection in the Copa América, since in three weeks he was already exercising with his teammates the light blue.
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES View comments From one Mark to another: Nonoy heeds Cruz’s advice to boost UST Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Renzo Subido may not have gotten his fair share of points but that didn’t stop him from playing an integral role in University of Santo Tomas’ beatdown of University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball semifinals.The diminutive senior served as the engine to UST’s well-oiled machine when he dished out 12 assists in the Growling Tigers’ 89-69 win Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue He set up Sherwin Concepcion’s three-pointer that put UST up 75-63 with 2:58 left then, followed it up with another pass to Mark Nonoy’s corner three-pointer 20 seconds later for the Growling Tigers’ 78-63 buffer.Subido then, capped it off with a dish to Nonoy for a wide-open three-pointer from the top of the key that pushed UST’s advantage to 85-65 with 50.6 seconds to play.“My points usually come off the plays so I really don’t go looking for it. What I do have are teammates who can score and today they were open and I just gave them the ball,” said Subido, who averaged just 3.5 assists in the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Subido, who finished with eight points on 8-of-10 shooting, said he was more than happy sharing the rock with his teammates which was something his head coach Aldin Ayo also wanted him to do.“Coach Aldin wanted me to be a smart point guard, that’s why I did my job,” said the 5-foot-7 Subido in Filipino. “I saw my teammates open and I gave them the ball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThat’s exactly what Subido did especially down the stretch that led to key baskets by his teammates.With UP going for one last push, Subido dished out three assists that put the game beyond reach. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?