Press Association The Ger Lyons-trained winner was given a patient ride by Colin Keane on the rail in the Group Three contest, tracking the pace set by Stormfly and Steip Amach, but she looked to have it to do when Newsletter got first run and hit the front at the furlong pole. The latter went for home under Shane Foley, but Ainippe gave chase and found another gear to get up in the last few yards, scoring by half a length from her fellow 9-4 joint-favourite. Ainippe came out on top in a thrilling finish to the feature TRM Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh. Lyons said: “I thought she was going to be an unlucky loser. She’s not big, but she’s all heart. She has plenty of speed and loved the good ground. We’ve always felt she will get seven furlongs. She’s a good, honest filly. “We took the view that we didn’t want to take on Anthem Alexander in the Lacken and I don’t think she’s good enough for the Commonwealth Cup. Hopefully we can find a Group Two for her. “That was the plan this year, to win a Group Three with her, and we’ll have to sit down and make a plan now for the rest of the year.” Postulation lunged late to take gold in the TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes at the Curragh. Pat Smullen’s mount had raced at the rear of the field for much of the journey in company with odds-on favourite Parish Hall, who improved on the outside with a quarter of a mile to run before leading approaching a furlong out. H e was followed by Postulation and as the pair battled it out it was Dermot Weld’s three-year-old (7-1) who took Listed honours by a neck. There was a minor moment of drama when Parish Hall looked like he attempted to bite the winning rider. Weld said: “Those were the tactics and it worked out well. It was a lovely ride by Pat, and his biggest worry was when the other horse moved towards him near the line! “He’s been a model of consistency and has never been out of the first three. That’s his ideal trip and, with that win under his belt, we might travel with him now.” Smullen added: “We had a plan going out to follow Kevin (Manning, on Parish Hall) all the way, have one go and thankfully it paid off. To be fair to my horse he stepped up. The boss said to take your time and have one go and sometimes it works out perfectly.” Rockaway Valley ran out a most impressive winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. The Jessica Harrington-trained youngster had shown plenty of ability when second on his debut to Aidan O’Brien’s Air Force Blue in a race that is starting to work out very well, with the third Tonkinese having won on Friday night. Sent off as the 6-4 favourite, Shane Foley’s mount stretched readily clear through the final furlong, having four and a quarter lengths to spare over newcomer Juliette Fair. Harrington said: “He was good and came on a lot from his first run. Shane said he jumped well, always travelled and lengthened when he asked him. He went right away. He has plenty of fancy entries, and will probably come back here for the Railway Stakes. He’s also in the National Stakes. Good ground is perfect for him.” Eddie Lynam’s Fort Del Oro took the TRM Excellence In Equine Nutrition Maiden with some authority, having been s econd on her first run on much softer ground. Billy Lee’s mount travelled strongly and came between horses to lead with a furlong and a half to run, quickly going clear for a four-and-a-quarter-length success from the always prominent Creggs Pipe. Lynam said of the 7-4 favourite: “She did it well. We like her and think she might be good. She did that well today after a good first run. We’ll see what sort of a mark she gets and that will tell us where we are going. Dreaming aloud, she could be good.”
Published on July 1, 2015 at 11:12 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Syracuse women’s basketball assistant coach Sasha Palmer has been named to the same position at Wisconsin, per a UW release.Palmer is the second assistant on head coach Quentin Hillsman’s staff to leave this offseason. Former assistant coach Kelley Gibson officially took on the same position at Rutgers about two weeks ago.Palmer, a Watertown, Wisconsin native, has been with SU for the past two seasons as the Orange has gone 45-20 with back-to-back trips to the second round of the NCAA tournament.Prior to joining Syracuse, Palmer served as the head coach at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for six seasons. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Related Stories Syracuse assistant Kelley Gibson leaves to take same position at Rutgers Facebook Twitter Google+
Former IBF welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey is prescribing an intensive three-month residential camping training regimen as the only way to ensure medal success for Ghana in boxing at international sporting events.According to Clottey, the system whereby boxers are selected and taken through a few weeks of training ahead of major events will hardly yield any major results.”We need to send the boxers into residential camping for at least 3 months give them good food and control all their social habits,” he told Joy Sports during visit to his Attoh Quarshie Gym in Achttp://admin.myjoyonline.com/articles/add/5/4cra.Clottey, who is a product of the amateur system also added that the boxers need to compete around the continent to sharpen their skill and conditioning for major events like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and All Africa Games.”They need a system where they will fight in several competitions in Ghana and on the African Continent. Once they have the experience it helps their technique and their conditioning levels for fights,” Clottey told Joy Sports. The national amateur boxing team of Ghana, the Black Bombers, have so far qualified only one boxer for the Rio Olympic Games and are looking forward to adding a few more in a final Olympic qualifier which comes off in Azerbaijan in about seven weeks.Prior to the last qualifier held in Cameroun, the Black Bombers had funding challenges which resulted in inadequate residential camping for the qualifier, which saw flyweight, Abdul Omar (pictured above) book his place at the Olympics.Boxing remains Ghana’s most successful sport at the Olympics with three of the four medals won so far coming from boxing. Boxers Ike Quartey Snr, Prince Amartey and Eddie Blay Snr, won boxing medals at different Olympic Games events to seal their places in Ghana’s sporting history. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Naples sees in Messi the rightful heir of Maradona and thus was received upon the arrival of Barcelona at his concentration hotel in the center of Naples. Hundreds of people stationed at the NH Paradiso hotel waited the arrival of the coach of Barcelona with shouts of “Messi, Messi”, which alternated with those of “Diego, Diego” and songs that already in the late 80s were dedicated to Maradona like those of “Mama, and seen Maradona”.The legacy of the Argentine star showed that the Blaugrana player reaches the field friend. When Real Madrid landed with Cristiano Ronaldo in the partenopea city, the Neapolitan public booed the Portuguese star.It is clear that Leo has come home.