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 SPEED
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12Mar Rep. Markkanen invites residents to March office hours Rep. Greg Markkanen of Hancock announced his March office hours for residents of the 110th district.“I am looking forward to another month of office hours,” Rep. Markkanen said. “We have seen a great turnout so far and the office hours have been an excellent resource for both the attendees and myself.”The office hours schedule is as follows:Saturday, March 2311 to 12:15 p.m. at the Ontonagon Township Library, 311 N Steel St. in Ontonagon; and1 to 2:15 p.m. at Rousseau Bar, 26137 Dishneau Rd. in Mass City. Categories: Markkanen News All times are listed in local time. Residents also may contact Rep. Markkanen at his Lansing office at (517) 373-0850 or GregMarkkanen@house.mi.gov.
The European Commission should be in a position to deliver a complete Telecoms Single Market package by Easter next year, based on a “radical legislative compromise”, according to Neelie Kroes, EC vice-president.Addressing the European Parliament, Kroes said: “This is the opportunity to stand up and be counted. I will fight with my last breath to get us there together.”Kroes said radical action was needed to stimulate the digital economy, but that this would require compromises from member states “because everyone will have to give in order to get”.“I am not promising a single market package that gives you everything you dreamed of. This package will have to strike a sensitive balance if we are to agree it quickly,” Kroes told the Parliament. “But I am promising to spend the next 12 months building a bridge with you to our citizens, your constituents. Whether they need it for travel, for trade, or for transactions – our people need this reform. Everyone loves the benefits of EU price cuts to roaming. It is the one thing even ‘Eurocritics’ agree the EU did well. And it could never have happened without the EU.”Kroes said that a strong single market package was a way to break the logjam that prevented telecom and digital issues other than roaming from reaching the top of the European political agenda and that parliamentarians had a responsibility to deliver this.“In telecoms, of all sectors, there is no place for borders. It’s called a worldwide web for a reason. There is no other sector of our incomplete European single market where the barriers are so unneeded, and yet so high. The time for change is now,” said Kroes.
Swisscom is amalgamating its bluewin.ch internet portal with the Swisscom TV online mobile TV offering and will create a new format for the service from the end of this month. Swisscom said that the portal, which is visited by about 700,000 users daily, will deliver a larger proportion of entertainment content than hitherto. According to the company, the focus will be on the TV experience and the portal will also include new exclusive columns, comedy and satire content.All Swisscom TV channels can be viewed live and free of charge on the portal, on PCs, tablet or smartphone. Additional video content will also be available to users. Depending on their subscription, Swisscom TV customers will be able use a replay function to watch up to the last 30 hours of shows via the service. Editorial articles on the bluewin.ch portal have also been expanded to include current TV programme recommendations or VoD tips, according to Swisscom.