Jamai Raja will go all the way

first_img FASTANDFLASHY has never won going this far, but represents the lone speed and could scramble home. OH MY GRAND PA won easily over 1400 metres on September 24 while CAMOUFLAGE finished second to out-of-class MISS DOROTHY, some weeks ago, and if fully sound enough, should be able to to beat this field with connections calling up Harvey for the ride. JAMAI RAJA, who impressed when leading home WILL IN CHRGE in a fast-run 1500-metre race on October 6, clocking 1:30.2, should give Harvey and his apprentice master Azan another winner in the third race for the Royal Dad Trophy over 1820 metres. Given the additional real estate, the free running JAMAI RAJA, who finished a close second to BIGDADDYKOOOL in the Lotto Classic over 2000 metres back in May, should be wary of old rival WILL IN CHARGE over the longer distance and a good race is anticipated. FREE RANGE, who beat all baring FIERY PATH over 1400 metres last Saturday, is even more effective over the 1200 metres of the fourth race and Harvey seems gifted with yet another winner, despite the presence of LEGAL ARENA, CRUCIAL VALOR and QUICK CHIC in a field of 10. LEGAL ARENA, who was second to BIG BUCK over 1400 metres on August 1, looks the principal danger coming from the in-form stables of Steven Todd. The last two races in the first Super-6 should see the recent winner UNRULY TEXAS repeating at the expense of SWEET DIMENSION while HE’S A MACHINE, the mount of leading jockey Omar Walker, is tipped to go one better in the sixth race following his good second to LEIGHTON REID on October 3. Both the Pick-9 and Super-6s were caught on Monday’s Heroes Day programme at Caymanas Park, ensuring there are no carryovers going into tomorrow’s meet. The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10 with a guaranteed minimum of $1 million, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10, both offering minimums of $750,000. We look at the first Super-6 which gets underway with a two-year-old maiden special over 1000 metres round to be contested by eight starters, including DUTY FIRST to be ridden by Paul Francis for trainer Gordon Lewis and the well-forward first-time runner SUPERBOLT with top apprentice Bebeto Harvey riding for trainer Richard Azan. DUTY FIRST has finished second in her two races to date, the more recent when 11/4 lengths second to FOOT SOLDIER over the straight on October 6. She has been administered Lasix for the first time, will report even better and is poised to fight out the finish. However, preference is for SUPERBOLT who has travelled nicely at exercise in the company of his more experienced stable companion TOUGH COOKIE. The bay colt by Adore The Gold out of Patty Girl looked fluent out of the straight in 1:01.2 by 47.1 easily at exercise recently and should get off the mark immediately. Next on the programme is a one mile race for $180,000 claimers in which down-in-class CAMOUFLAGE, the recent winner OH MY GRAND PA, YES SHE WILL, YES WE WILL, and the front running FASTANDFLASHY should decide the outcome in a field of eight. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) SUPERBOLT/DUTY FIRST (2) CAMOUFLAGE/OH MY GRANDPA (3) JAMAI RAJA/WILL IN CHARGE (4) FREE RANGE/LEGAL ARENA (5) UNRULY TEXAS/SWEET DIMENSION (6) HE’S A MACHINE LONE SPEEDlast_img read more

Baraza upbeat he can guide Sofapaka to title

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza issues out instruction to his players during their Kenyan Premier League match against Sony Sugar on April 15, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16- His immediate former boss Sam Ssimbwa might have ruled out Sofapaka’s chances of fighting for the Kenyan Premier League title just four games into the new season, but the man who takes up his boots, John Baraza, bears different sentiments.After their 3-1 loss to leaders Mathare United on February 25, Ssimbwa who resigned last week on the back of sabotage claims said that the team had not yet shown tenets of being champions and would only be playing to finish the season in a respectable position. However, Baraza who was elevated to the post of coach after the Ugandan’s exit believes they will be a force to reckon in the race to this year’s title despite currently sitting six points off the leaders.“He might have had his reasons to say that. But I have been with these players from the beginning of the season and I know their potential. They have the experience and if we do things in the right way, we are strong contenders for the title,” Baraza told Capital Sport.Baraza, suited for the occasion took charge of his first match in charge of the club on Sunday but his charges were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Sony Sugar who played almost half the match with 10-men.Baraza was pleased with the point, but was left ruing the missed opportunities.New Sofapaka head coach John Baraza was well suited for the occasion on his first match in charge against Sony Sugar on April 15, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We fought well, but my problem is the scoring. We did just like I had asked them to do; possess and pass the ball around. But we couldn’t convert the chances we had. This is work in progress and we will work on it. We will get it soon,” a confident Baraza added.The draw left Batoto ba Mungu six points off leaders Mathare United who suffered their second defeat of the season, losing 2-1 to Posta Rangers at the Camp Toyoyo.Two goals from Kennedy Otieno and Jockins Atudo off set plays in the opening 13 minutes saw Mathare tackle a mountain and though Clifford Alwanga halved the deficit before thehalf way mark in the opening half, it proved to be tough for them.“If we can keep the momentum that we saw in the second half and correct some few mistakes. We gave way too many balls. If we can work on that then we can create more and force a good start,” the coach said after the game.“You have to be disappointed for not getting the three points but not extending the lead at the top. I think what is important is that the disappointment can be a huge learning lesson from the youngsters,” the coach further noted.The loss saw them retain a one point lead over Gor Mahia who have a three-match deficit owing to their participation in the CAF Confederation Cup.For Posta though, it was a priceless win that took them fourth on the log, a welcome result especially after their loss away to Zoo Kericho.AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera celebrates his goal, mourning his Mother. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, AFC Leopards remained third after Zoo scored late to deny them a win, the visitors fighting for a 2-2 draw at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Interim coach Dennis Kitambi who is on his final month at the den was disappointed with the result especially in the manner they conceded the equalizer late on in the game.“We have to fix our defense and a bit of goalkeeping because we conceded such a soft goal. But there has been improvement in the team hopefully we can fix the small areas of weakness and we will be good,” Kitambi said.Sony Sugar FC head coach Patrick Odhiambo issues out instruction to his players during their Kenyan Premier League match against Sofapaka on April 15, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaElsewhere, Chemelil Sugar started life without head coach Patrick Odhiambo on a good footing beating new boys Wazito FC 3-1 at their Chemelil Complex backyard. Odhiambo decamped to neighbors Sony at the beginning of the week.The win saw Chemelil move to sixth on the log with a match at hand.KPL weekend results:Kariobangi Sharks 0-0 Nakumatt, AFC Leopards 2-2 Zoo FC, Posta Rangers 2-1 Mathare United, Tusker FC 0-0 Vihiga United , Sofapaka 1-1 Sony Sugar FC, Nzoia Sugar 1-0 Bandari FC, Chemelil 3-1 Wazito FC, Ulinzi Stars 0-0 Thika United.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MOJO GOGO TO SUPPORT FOO FIGHTERS AT TENNENTS VITAL GIG

first_imgMojo GoGo say they are thrilled to announce that they have been invited to play at this years TENNENTS VITAL Festival on 21st August alongside acts such as The Black Keys and the biggest band in the world, THE FOO FIGHTERS.The Donegal band are going from strength to strength having only been together 18 months, they have secured support slots with huge international acts such as THE ENEMY, ASH and THE MINUTES, they have secured a record deal with a U.K label and now they have been invited to play at TENNENTS VITAL.The band consists of members Niki Pollock, Dungloe, Jordan Carty – Donegal Town, Keelin Gallagher, Bruckless and Paul Rodgers from Burtonport. The Band are set to release their first single and music video ” Like The Sun” mid September. The music video will be available on all the music channels such as NME, Q and MTV ROCKS.MOJO GOGO TO SUPPORT FOO FIGHTERS AT TENNENTS VITAL GIG was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MOJO GOGO TO SUPPORT FOO FIGHTERS AT TENNENTS VITAL GIGlast_img read more