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Wednesday 16 May 2018
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Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
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England go for youth with no
Jason Burt
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CORRESPONDENT
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Southgate backs Delph
for key midfield slot
Manager determined to
keep one eye on future
Jack Wilshere, Joe Hart and Ryan
Bertrand are expected to be the big
names to miss out when Gareth
Southgate announces a bold 23man England squad for the World
Cup today.
The England manager is set to include Manchester City midfielder
Fabian Delph, ahead of Arsenal’s
Wilshere with Burnley’s Nick Pope
the third goalkeeper instead of
Hart.
Southgate’s selection will confirm that he has gone for the youthful squad he always intended – Ruben
Loftus-Cheek is in – with players
able to fit into the 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 system he favours in Russia.
Of the 32 teams in the tournament, England’s squad will be one
of the youngest but that does not
concern Southgate who is determined to do things his way with
one eye on the future.
Adaptable and in-form players
are favoured although the 28-yearold Delph has not played under
Southgate, withdrew from a previous squad through injury and last
appeared for England against Spain
in Nov 2015. His form for City has
been decisive albeit in a season
spent mainly at left-back.
Neither Wilshere nor Hart is
even on the standby list with Pope’s
Burnley team-mate Tom Heaton
the fourth goalkeeper despite not
playing since his shoulder injury
last September which, of course,
gave Pope his chance.
Ryan Bertrand’s expected omission is a slight surprise but Danny
Rose has apparently proved his fitness and Ashley Young is selected
ahead of the Southampton defender
at left wing-back.
Southgate watched Rose play for
Tottenham Hotspur in their 5-4 win
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over Leicester City last Sunday
while his assistant, Steve Holland,
saw Bertrand’s Saints take on City.
Young’s versatility – he can also
play on the right – may end Trent
Alexander-Arnold’s chances, with
Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier expected to be included despite suffering an injury scare last week.
Southgate has nevertheless given
serious consideration to Liverpool
teenager Alexander-Arnold, who
may be on the five-strong standby
list.
Another of England’s more experienced players, Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, is sweating on his inclusion
with Southgate finalising his plans
after submitting an initial 35-man
squad, as required, to Fifa on Monday.
“If I’m in, I’ll go and give everything I’ve got. If I’m not in, I’ll go
away with my family and reflect
and rest,” Cahill said.
“My CV’s there, it’s just whether
they want to use that or not. I’ve
just got to perform as best I can,
which I’ve tried to do to put myself
back in the frame.”
The manager rang Hart, who is
on holiday in Abu Dhabi, on Monday evening to break the news of
his omission and then called
Wilshere yesterday morning.
Southgate has concerns over
Wilshere’s fitness, particularly after
a minor knee injury led to his withdrawal from the get-together ahead
of the friendlies against Holland
and Italy in March.
At that time Southgate, who had
wanted to give Wilshere his first
cap since Euro2016, suggested that
the 26-year-old would miss out on
Russia but injury to Liverpool’s
Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain
prompted a rethink before Southgate concluded Wilshere was too
big a risk.
Southgate has made check calls
on Liverpool’s Adam Lallana who
has been struggling with injury all
season. If fully fit, Lallana would be
in the England team and not just the
23 but Southgate has to weigh up
whether including a player who
only returned to the Liverpool side
last Sunday is a gamble.
The decision to omit Hart would
appear to end the 31-year-old’s 75cap international career. It had
seemed that Hart would go as backup to Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland but Pope has edged him out
after an outstanding breakthrough
season at Burnley.
The 25-year-old was one of four
goalkeepers included for the latestset of friendlies but did not make an
appearance. Hart’s exclusion represents a spectacular fall from grace
for the goalkeeper hailed by Southgate as still being England’s No 1 after the qualification campaign. But
Hart lost his starting spot at West
Ham and, after winning it back,
blundered in the recent draw at
home to Stoke City.
Southgate will reveal his squad
this afternoon and address a press
conference at Wembley tomorrow.
The squad will gather at St George’s
Park on Monday ahead of their final
warm-up games against Costa Rica
in Leeds and Nigeria at Wembley
before heading to their World Cup
base near St Petersburg.
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The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 2018
Hart or Wilshere
Left out: Jack
Wilshere’s
troubled history
with injury has
contributed to
him missing out
on the World Cup
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Rose urges Spurs
to back Pochettino
By Sam Wallace
CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER
Danny Rose, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back who has been most
outspoken about the club’s previous lack of investment in players,
has urged them to support Mauricio Pochettino as he pushes for the
resources to challenge at the top of
the Premier League next season.
Rose, 27, said last summer that
the club had to sign recognised
names, “not players you have to
google”, and that he wanted to win
trophies before he finished his career, adding he would move back to
play for a northern club before he
retired. The left-back, who will be
named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad today, has been injured
this season and lost his place to Ben
Davies, playing just 10 Premier
League games.
Asked on Sunday about the comments made by manager Pochettino that Spurs need to “be brave
and take risks” in fortifying their
squad this summer, Rose said that
he hoped Daniel Levy, the chairman, would work with his manager
to ensure the club were stronger
after their third-place finish.
Much of what Pochettino said on
Sunday echoed the interview Rose
gave last August, in which he said
Spurs had to make signings in order
to compete with the two Manchester clubs. Levy will be aware that,
with the move to the club’s new stadium, he is under pressure to keep
Pochettino, in whom there is significant interest from top clubs.
Speaking last weekend, Rose said
he had “learnt his lesson” speaking
out last time, when he was obliged
to apologise. “It is good the manager has said that. I hope the manager, his coaching staff, the
recruitment staff and the chairman
can all come together and give the
manager what he wants. I am fully
behind whatever happens in the
off-season, I hope we get some
good recruits to help us push on
and, as the manager said, the next
step is to try to win something.
“I saw a question the other day,
‘Have Spurs overachieved?’ That is
something I have thought about a
Tough season:
Danny Rose was
left frustrated by
an injury-plagued
campaign
lot. But when we have done three
years on the bounce in the Champions League, we deserve exactly
what we have got. To play 38 away
games is an amazing achievement.”
Rose said it had been a difficult
season in which he had struggled
with injuries. “I tried everything
for three months to avoid an operation. I had about 50 tablets and 20
injections. It didn’t work. I came
back in October, I was fit until December, I was injured in a tackle. I
was out for a month and then I had
a muscle injury in March. I have
had two injuries and people seem
to think I have had a lot of injuries.
It’s a load of nonsense.”
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By Sam Dean
Gary Lineker has said England
should “write off ” this summer’s
World Cup and instead treat the
tournament as an opportunity to
provide international experience
for the country’s talented youngsters. The former England striker
has urged Gareth Southgate, the
manager, to include the likes of
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ryan Sessegnon
when he names his 23-man squad
today.
Lineker, who scored 48 goals in
80 games for his country, said these
players, alongside those who have
enjoyed recent success at junior
level, will help England to become
a “serious force” in four years, when
the next World Cup takes place in
Qatar.
“If I was Gareth Southgate, I
would sell this on youngsters,”
Lineker said. “I would take total
pressure off them and say, ‘This is
all about experience. We are not going to do particularly well, we are
not going to win this World Cup.’ I
would play lots of these talented
young players.”
England won both the under-20
and under-17 versions of the World
Cup last year, and Lineker said
there is “no question” that the na-
tional team will be challenging for
senior titles in the coming years.
“In four years we are going to be
a serious force in world football,” he
said. “There is no question about
that. We have got so many young
players who have been successful.
Let’s write it [this summer’s World
Cup] off, because we have not realistically got what it takes.
“You never know in a knockout
competition – you can get lucky, get
through a few things and have a bit
of a belief – but we have not, at present, got the world-class players
you need. You need half your team
to be world class to be serious favourites. We have not got that at the
moment, but we will have that in
four or six years’ time.
“Bring Loftus-Cheek, AlexanderArnold and Ryan Sessegnon, bring
the youngsters and give them that
little bit of experience.”
Rio Ferdinand, the former England and Manchester United defender, joined Lineker in calling for
Alexander-Arnold’s inclusion, saying that the Liverpool full-back has
been “breathtaking” in his side’s
run to the Champions League final.
“What he has done as a young
kid, to go in there, a pressure
cooker, in those atmospheres with
those expectations – he took to it
like a duck to water,” Ferdinand
said.
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PAUL HAYWARD
Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
UMNIST OF THE YEAR
SPORTS COLUMNIST
England have
the talent, they
just need it to
fall into place
Joachim
Low and
Roy
Hodgson
agree:
Gareth
Southgate’s
players can
shine at the
World Cup
A
mong those
nodding when
Jurgen Klopp
praised English
players last week
was Roy Hodgson,
who picked the past three England
tournament squads and so knows
what Gareth Southgate has been
through in his search for 23 names.
Repeated exposure to England
flame-outs teaches you that
about five explanations for
failure always tend to be
wheeled out. The most
painful is that England are
incapable of producing
players to match the
individual quality of those
in Germany, say, the
home of the world
champions. Klopp
disagrees. So does
Hodgson. And so
does Joachim Low,
Germany’s coach.
A caveat. This
column is not about
to start arguing that
the English system
is groaning with
world-class players or that
Moscow is about to fall to
Southgate’s young squad, which is
about to be named. But the days
have passed when foreign coaches
would make aeroplane gestures to
Foreign coaches no
longer make aeroplane
gestures to denote our
players belting the ball
denote English players belting the
ball into the sky.
This is what Klopp said in his
speech about Mohamed Salah:
“You are blessed in this country
with wonderfully talented, skilful,
honest, committed and tactically
astute players. You’re blessed with
a coach who is brave and innovative.
England has the tools – because
the manager and the players have
the mentality, attitude and
character – it is all there for you.”
On Monday, I asked Southgate’s
predecessor what he made of
Klopp’s intervention. Hodgson
agreed with Liverpool’s German
manager and said: “I tried to say
that after the World Cup in 2014.
“I wasn’t trying to suggest for
one minute England were as good
as Germany. They won the World
Cup and we didn’t get out of the
group stages. The point I was
trying to make was that, in actual
Ability: Jordan
Henderson has
improved under
the guidance of
Jurgen Klopp
fact, it’s not purely the fact that
they’re so much better than us
technically, tactically or physically.
We can match them in all those
areas. Unfortunately, we’ve got to
find the key that then gives us that
sprint so we win it.
“We’ve got exceptional
technicians, too, and in terms of
team discipline. I know Joachim
Low a little bit and he would be the
last to say, ‘We got it right, and we
know things the English don’t
know’. Our journalists will, but
these actual coaches won’t.”
What Klopp said pleases me
because he’s worked with Jordan
Henderson, James Milner,
Nathaniel Clyne, Trent AlexanderArnold and Joe Gomez, and he’s
obviously seeing them and
comparing them to Borussia
Dortmund and saying – these
guys are every bit as good as
what I had.
Dethroning Germany is
only part of Southgate’s
challenge in Russia,
where, many would
argue, England’s
squad would be a
good few lengths
behind Belgium,
even before they
have started
worrying about
Spain, France,
Brazil and
Argentina
respectively.
But the point
made by Klopp and
Hodgson is surely a
better starting
g point
than terminal pessimism
about the talent available
to Southgate.
We have been deceived
before by Champions League
measuring sticks (in Europe,
English players are propped
up by gifted foreign teammates), but it remains true that
Liverpool head into a Champions
League final against Real Madrid
with Milner, Henderson,
Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Gomez,
Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
and Rhian Brewster among those
claiming English nationality –
though not all are available to play
in Kiev, or Russia.
To acknowledge progress in the
way England play and the type of
player now developing on Southgate’s watch is not to veer into the
old delusions and presumptions.
Nobody is now saying that
because Henderson has improved
under Klopp, England will win the
World Cup. At the same time, it
would make a pleasant change for
the inquests not to conclude that
English footballers are impostors
on the world stage, either.
Hodgson thinks the “key” is not
to do with quality. He says: “The
bottom line is always going to be
that fatigue factor that the Premier
League brings with it. Also the
tension the Premier League brings.
There are not very often periods in
a Premier League season when the
players can feel a bit more relaxed
and play their football without
worrying about every mistake.
“I always found that your
players came with great
enthusiasm, couldn’t wait to be
there. It was just – could they
tha weariness and
shrug off that
fatigue that a football season
yo say that, people
brings? If you
think you’re trying to justify the
fact that you didn’t get the results
you wanted while you were
man
England manager.
But it’s
definitely a ffactor.
“With the best will in the
don think Portugal were
world, I don’t
ne the best team at
anywhere near
Euro
the last European
Championship, but the
they still ended up
winning. You couldn’t even say –
well, they’ve got Cristiano
Ronaldo, bec
because Ronaldo didn’t
play that big a part in it.”
e
Hodgson examines
Southgate’s
options and says: “The
improvemen I’ve seen in some of
improvement
the players [[is big]. [Kyle] Walker
is a different type of full-back;
John Stones, the Manchester City
boys; Harry Kane, when he
played in an under-21 game in
2013, was no
nothing like the player
D
he is now; Dele
Alli has kicked on
enormously in the past two years.
Marcus Rash
Rashford. I see a very
different Ras
Rashford to the young
boy we took to Euro 2016. They
improvin
are improving.”
kaleid
The kaleidoscope
of other
carri on spinning,
factors carries
leaving most England managers
b player production
dizzy. But a bad
ex
line is one explanation
for failure
n
it would be nice
to dispense with
for a decade or two.
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Racecourses
must act
a on
booze culture
T
he sca
scariest of all the
assum
assumptions around the
consu
consumption of booze on
racecourses is that the sport
w
would die without
this income.
For a long time, the implication
has been that
tha a day at the races
must have the
th feel of a stag do to
attract punte
punters through the door.
If this is true,
racing is in
tr
beca
trouble, because
no sport can
exist solely aas an open-air pub. In
fairness, the
there are many groups in
the industry working hard to sell
the sport itse
itself.
buildi a love for racing
But building
harde than marketing a
is a lot harder
day out that includes: alcohol,
gambling, dr
dressing-up and,
increasingly, a brawl between lads
revved up by more than lager.
In the Rac
Racing Post this week,
Lee Mottersh
Mottershead writes: “It
would be na
naive not to think
there is a gro
growing epidemic of
cocaine inge
ingestion in racecourse
toilets. Ther
There must, therefore,
be the possib
possibility that the drug
may have be
been bought and sold
at Goodwoo
Goodwood and Ascot, where
the [recent] violent scenes have
taken place.”
This is un
uncharted territory.
“Racecard, b
binoculars, day badge,
gram of coke.”
coke Is this the checklist
now for thes
these pugilists? Maybe
racing could see what happens if
it takes some of the Friday-night
hedonism out
ou of a day at the track.
**
The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 2018
5
Sport Football
Hazard: I will wait to see who
we buy before signing again
New deal hinges on
Chelsea spending big
Enrique and Sarri in the
frame to replace Conte
By Matt Law
Eden Hazard has revealed he will
wait to see which players Chelsea
sign this summer before deciding
whether to accept a new contract.
And that could leave Chelsea
facing a nervous wait over their
best player’s future, with Real
Madrid able to move for him once
the English transfer window closes.
Hazard’s current contract does
not expire until 2020, but Chelsea
are desperate for him to commit to
a new deal worth more than
£300,000 a week.
The Belgian insists he is happy at
Stamford Bridge, despite the club
missing out on qualification for
next season’s Champions League,
but he will not be rushed into a
decision on his long-term future.
That leaves Chelsea in a
precarious position, with the
English summer transfer window
closing before the new season starts
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In demand: Eden Hazard is Real target
on August 9 – three weeks before
the Spanish window shuts. Hazard’s
compatriot Thibaut Courtois is also
yet to sign a new contract and the
goalkeeper could be a target of Real
and Atletico Madrid.
At the age of 27, Hazard knows
his next contract could be the most
important of his career. “That’s
why I’m taking my time, it is
something big,” he said. “But one
thing is for sure, I’m happy here.
I’m waiting for new players next
season. We’ll see. I want good
players because I want to win the
Premier League next season.”
Chelsea’s transfer policy has
come under scrutiny over the past
12 months. The club missed out on a
number of summer targets and record signing Alvaro Morata has
struggled to justify his £57 million
fee, while Tiemoue Bakayoko and
Danny Drinkwater have disappointed.
As revealed by Telegraph Sport,
fears over Hazard’s future are
contributing to Chelsea’s decision
to make yet another managerial
change and who they target to
succeed Antonio Conte.
Conte’s departure is expected to
be confirmed soon after Saturday’s
FA Cup final and Chelsea hope that,
by targeting a more attacking head
coach such as Luis Enrique or Maurizio Sarri, the Napoli coach, they
might convince Hazard to stay.
Asked if the club’s managerial
situation will impact on his
decision, Hazard replied: “I don’t
think about that. We’re just
focusing on the game. We have one
game to play and we will see what
happens at the end of the season or
at the start of the new season.”
Hazard, though, dismissed the
suggestion he could treat Saturday’s
FA Cup final against Manchester
United as a potential farewell by
adding: “Like I say many times
before, I think it is not my last game.
It’s the last game of the season.”
Chelsea Ladies seal double to
give Chapman perfect farewell
Chelsea Ladies secured the Women’s Super League title and a
domestic double by beating Bristol
City Women 2-0 last night.
Drew Spence headed visitors
Chelsea ahead in the first half and
Jonna Andersson fired in a late second goal as Chelsea moved an
unassailable nine points clear at the
top of the table.
For manager Emma Hayes’s
team, the victory meant they added
the league silverware to the Women’s FA Cup they won against
Arsenal at Wembley on May 5.
As her team-mates celebrated
their success, Chelsea captain Katie
Chapman told BT Sport: “It’s great
to be in this team. You can see what
it means to the team. We performed
really well this year and I think we
deserved another double.”
Chapman, who last week
announced she will be retiring at
the end of the season, added: “To go
out with two trophies is unreal. I
love this team and I love this club
and I think we’re deserving of that.
Hopefully we can go the whole
[league] season unbeaten – so we’ve
still got one game to go [against Liverpool on Sunday].
“I’ve loved ending my career at
Chelsea. What an honour for me to
play in a team like this and to do the
double with them.
Goalscorer Spence said: “We
were happy when we won the FA
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Cup, but it wouldn’t have been a
complete season without winning
the league.”
Hayes, who was absent as she
prepares for the birth of twins,
wrote on Twitter: “Get in. A pleasure to watch that from home.”
Chelsea striker Fran Kirby won
the Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Writers’ Association women’s player of the year
awards this term. Kirby told BT
Sport after Chelsea collected the
WSL trophy: “This is something we
set out for at the beginning of the
season. We wanted to win as much
as we can and we’ve got the team
that can do it.”
She had a message for Hayes,
saying: “We wish her well and
we’re glad that we could get the job
done now.”
6
**
Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
Sport Championship play-off
Villa hang on to give
relieved Bruce shot
at fifth promotion
0
0
Aston Villa
Middlesbrough
Aston Villa win 1-0 on aggregate
Att: 40,505
By John Percy
at Villa Park
Steve Bruce has proved a master of
the play-off rollercoaster in recent
times and is now targeting promotion No 5.
Bruce’s Aston Villa are heading to
Wembley on May 26 – the date the
club lifted the European Cup in
1982 – for the £170 million shootout with Fulham after a night of excruciating tension in the West
Midlands. Mile Jedinak’s goal in the
first leg on Teesside proved enough
to end Middlesbrough’s own Premier League dream, on a night
when Tony Pulis’s team failed to
register a shot on target.
The ramifications for Villa if they
fail to achieve promotion do not
bear thinking about but, for now,
they are focusing on the chance to
end their two-year exile from the
top tier.
Bruce has already been promoted twice via the play-offs, with
Birmingham and Hull City, and is
eyeing a third after a traumatic few
months in which both his parents
have passed away. “It would be fantastic to get a fifth [promotion] and
I’ll be trying my best. As a one-off
it’s a fantastic way to go up, I still
would have rather been second sitting on a beach, a bit red,” he said.
“We have to recover, get well. To
win it we are going to have to play
very well, that’s for sure.
“Let’s enjoy it, bring it on. We’ve
given ourselves a good chance.
We’re up against an outstanding
team in Fulham.
“It was agony towards the end, if
I’m being honest, but I think only
one team was going to win it.
Thankfully it looks as if we’ve got
the club turned around a little bit.”
Jack Grealish, their cult hero,
was again outstanding, while in the
nail-biting final stages Villa also relied heavily on the experience of
former Chelsea and England captain John Terry, a veteran on the
Wembley stage.
Securing a place in the play-offs
was arguably the minimum requirement for Villa this season and
Bruce’s past record in this unforgiving route was always going to prove
invaluable.
With a vibrant atmosphere, including a stirring minute’s applause
in tribute to Jlloyd Samuel, the defender who was killed in a car
crash, this was an evening that
evoked memories of better times at
Villa Park.
Middlesbrough were well organised and occasionally threatening
on the break, yet the decision to replace Britt Assombalonga with Patrick Bamford in the 68th minute
irked the travelling supporters.
Surely it was the time to show some
ambition?
After a nervy performance in the
first half, Villa had the better
chances in the second, with on-loan
forward Lewis Grabban twice
denied by goalkeeper Darren
Flying high: Jubilant Villa fans hoist
Jack Grealish aloft in celebration
Cricket
INDIAN PREMIER LGE.-Kolkata: Rajasthan Royals 142
(19 overs, K Yadav 4-20); Kolkata Knight Riders 145-4 (18
overs, Stokes 3-15). Kolkata Knight Riders win by 6 wkts.
Ice Hockey
Cycling
Rugby Union
Randolph. Grealish, a shimmering
menace in midfield all night, was
also denied after a curling shot
from just outside the penalty area.
Predictably, there was late drama
when Sam Johnstone, the Villa
keeper, handled the ball outside his
area to prevent Adama Traore’s shot
from sneaking towards goal. Johnstone was only cautioned by referee
Mike Dean, a pivotal moment in the
eyes of Pulis after the game.
“Everybody can see it and everybody understands the rules. And
you need the referee to make the
correct decision and I don’t think
he made the correct decision,” he
said. “I know it’s a big game, he’s a
Premier League referee with lots of
experience and you’d expect him to
get those decisions right.
“But we never created enough
chances over the two games and
the two teams who finished third
and fourth are in the final, so perhaps justice is done.”
Stewart Downing struck the top
of the crossbar from a free-kick for
Boro and the final four minutes of
added time must have felt like an
eternity for Bruce. Villa, however,
are heading to Wembley with the
promotion master.
Aston Villa (4-1-4-1) Johnstone; Bree, Chester, Terry,
Hutton; Jedinak; Snodgrass, Grealish, Hourihane (Whelan
85), Adomah (Bjarnason 90); Grabban (Kodjia 79).
Subs Bunn (g), Samba, Onomah, Hogan. Booked
Snodgrass, Hutton, Grealish, Johnstone.
Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1) Randolph; Shotton (Fabio 82),
Fry, Gibson, Friend; Clayton, Besic; Howson (Gestede 73),
Traore, Downing; Assombalonga (Bamford 68). Subs
Konstantopoulos (g), Cranie, Leadbitter, Harrison.
Booked Friend, Besic.
Referee Mike Dean (Cheshire).
Former Villa
star Jlloyd
Samuel killed
in car crash
By Sam Wallace
There were tributes from across
football for the former Aston Villa
and Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel, who was killed in a car
crash in Cheshire yesterday at the
age of 37.
The former Trinidad and Tobago
international, who retired after a
period playing professionally in the
Iranian Pro League, was killed in an
accident in High Legh near Lymm,
where he lived with his wife Emma
and his three children Javarne,
Lakyle and Amara.
His Range Rover was in a collision
with a van and Samuel was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Cheshire Police said that the
van driver, a 54-year-old man, was
taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Samuel had been player and
Results
Football
TEST MATCH - Ireland v Pakistan
Sky Bet Championship
Play-off semi-final 2nd leg
Aston Villa (0) 0
Middlesbrough (0) 0
Aston Villa win 1-0 on aggregate.
40,505
Final: Fulham v Aston Villa (26th May, Wembley, 5pm).
FA Women’s Super League 1
Bristol City (0) 0
Chelsea
Man City
Reading
Arsenal
Birmingham
Liverpool
Bristol City
Everton
Sunderland
Yeovil
P
17
16
17
16
17
17
17
17
16
16
Chelsea (1) 2
Spence 10
Andersson 88
W D L F
12 5 0 41
10 2 4 43
9 4 4 39
9 4 3 30
9 2 6 29
9 1 7 28
5 1 11 12
4 2 11 19
4 1 11 13
0 2 14 1
A
11
17
17
17
17
24
41
27
37
47
GD
30
26
22
13
12
4
-29
-8
-24
-46
Pts
41
32
31
31
29
28
16
14
13
2
SSE AIRTRICITY LGE.-Prem: St Patricks 2 Sligo 0.
Baseball
MLB: Arizona 2 Milwaukee 7-Boston 5 Oakland 6-Detroit 6
Cleveland 3-Kansas City 1 Tampa Bay 2-LA Angels 2 Houston
1-San Diego 4 Colorado 6-San Francisco 10 Cincinnati
7-Chicago Cubs 5 Atlanta 6-Minnesota 0 Seattle 1(EI).
Basketball
NBA.-Play-offs (best-of-7 series), Eastern Conf final, Game
1: Houston 106 Golden State 119.
At Dublin
Pakistan won toss
Pakistan — First Innings 310-9 dec.
(Ashraf 83, Shafiq 62, Khan 55, Murtagh 4-45)
Ireland — First Innings 130 (Abbas 4-44)
Ireland — Second Innings
(Overnight 319-7 (Thompson 53))
K J O’Brien c Sohail b Abbas
118
T E Kane b Abbas
14
W B Rankin b Abbas
6
T J Murtagh not out
5
Extras (b1 lb20 w4 nb2)
27
Total (129.3 overs)
339
Fall of wickets: 1-69, 2-69, 3-94, 4-95, 5-127, 6-157,
7-271, 8-321, 9-332.
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 29.2-9-63-3, Mohammad Abbas
28.3-10-66-5, Rahat Ali 23-3-75-0, Faheem Ashraf 18-351-0, Shadab Khan 30.4-7-63-1.
Pakistan — Second Innings
Azhar Ali c Stirling b Murtagh
2
ul-Haq not out
74
Haris Sohail c Joyce b Rankin
7
Asad Shafiq b Murtagh
1
Babar Azam run out
59
*†Sarfraz Ahmed lbw b Thompson
8
Shadab Khan not out
4
Extras (nb5)
5
Total (for 5, 45 overs)
160
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-13, 3-14, 4-140, 5-152.
Did Not Bat: Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad
Abbas, Rahat Ali.
Bowling: T J Murtagh 16-3-55-2, W B Rankin 12-1-57-1, S
R Thompson 11-4-31-1, T E Kane 6-1-17-0.
Umpires: R Illingworth and N Llong.
Pakistan beat Ireland by 5 wickets
GIRO D’ITALIA.-Stage 10 (Penne to Gualdo Tadino, 244
km): 1 M Mohoric (Slovenia) Bahrain-Merida 6h 04m 52s; 2
Nico Denz (Germany) AG2R La Mondiale at same time; 3 S
Bennett (Rep of Ireland) Bora-Hansgrohe +34s; 15 C Froome
(GB) Team Sky; 17 S Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott; 27 N
Roche (Rep of Ireland) BMC Racing Team all at same time.
Overall: 1 S Yates 43h 42m 38s; 2 T Dumoulin (Holland)
Team Sunweb +41s; 3 T Pinot (France) Groupama-FDJ +46; 4
D Pozzovivo (Italy) Bahrain-Merida +1m 00; 5 R Carapaz
(Ecuador) Movistar Team +1-23; 6 G Bennett (NZ) LottoNLJumbo +1-36; 10 Froome +2-30; 52 Roche +35-23.
TOUR OF CALIFORNIA.-Stage 2 (Ventura to Santa Barbara
County, Gibraltar Road): 1 E Bernal (Colombia) Team Sky 4h
14m 00s; 2 R Majka (Poland) Bora-Hansgrohe +21s; 3 A
Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott +25; 12 T Geoghegan Hart (GB)
Team Sky +01m 10s. Overall: 1 Bernal 7h 16m 13s; 2
Majka +25; 3 A Yates +31; 12 Geoghegan Hart+01m 20s.
OVO ENERGY TOUR SERIES - ROUND 2/8 (Motherwell).Men, Individual Result (GB unless stated): 1 M Gibson (JLT
Condor) 1:07:55.222; 2 R Handley (Madison Genesis)
+0.767; 3 H Tanfield (Canyon Eisberg) +1.278; 4 J McEvoy
(Madison Genesis) +1:02.454; 5 K Domagalski (Poland, ONE
Pro Cycling) + 1:02.701. Brother fastest lap: E Liepins
(Latvia, ONE Pro Cycling) 1:33.389. Team standings: 1
Madison Genesis 19pts; 2 JLT Condor 19p; 3 Canyon
Eisberg 16; 4 Team WIGGINS, 14; 5 ONE Pro Cycling 12.
Women, Individual (GB unless stated): 1 M Barker (Team
Breeze) 46:11.809; 2 N Juniper (NJC Biemme Echelon)
+36.528; 3 A Dentus (Team Breeze) +36.873; 4 C
Broughton (Admiral LIV AWOL) +37.347; 5 G Shaw (NJC
Biemme Echelon) +38.282. Brother fastest lap: B
Crumpton (Storey Racing) 1:45.093. Team standings: 1
Team Breeze 20pts; 2 NJC Biemme Echeleon 18; 3 Storey
Racing 15; 4 Team OnForm 11; 5 YRDP 11.
PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY PREMIERSHIP: Cross
Keys 11 Ebbw Vale 15-Merthyr 48 Aberavon 19.
Kasatkina (Russia) bt A Tomljanovic (Australia) 6-0 6-4; D
Collins (US) bt S Cirstea (Romania) 6-3 4-6 6-4; E Vesnina
(Russia) bt L Siegemund (Germany) 7-6 (7-5) 6-2; S
Kuznetsova (Russia) bt P Hercog (Slovenia) 6-2 6-4; A
Sevastova (Latvia) bt K Mladenovic (France) 6-3 3-0 ret.
2nd rd: J Ostapenko (Latvia) bt S Zhang (China) 6-2 7-5; E
Svitolina (Ukraine) bt P Martic (Croatia) 6-1 6-2.
Squash
Fixtures 7.45 unless stated
NHL.-Play-offs (best-of-7 series), Western Conf final:
Winnipeg 1 Vegas Golden 3 (Series level 1-1).
ALLAM BRITISH OPEN (Hull).-1st rd, Men: K Abdel Gawad
(Egypt) bt D Selby (England) 9-11 6-11 11-3 11-2 11-4; M
Abouelgar (Egypt) bt J Makin (Wales) 11-9 12-10 11-9; P
Coll (NZ) bt G Parker (England) 11-9 11-6 4-11 11-8; Ma
ElShorbagy (Egypt) vs J Willstrop (England) 11-8 11-9 11-8;
S Ghosal (India) bt G Lobban (Scotland) 11-9 8-11 6-11
11-7 11-3; O Mosaad (Egypt) bt B Coleman (England) 12-10
5-11 11-6 11-5; S Rosner (Germany) bt D James (England)
11-8 11-9 11-6. Women: N Gohar (Egypt) bt J Duncalf
(England) 11-8 11-5 11-6; N El Sherbini (Egypt) bt E
Whitlock (England) 11-6 11-4 11-8; S-J Perry (England) bt
H El Hammamy (Egypt) 11-5 6-11 11-7 11-8; A Waters
(England) bt J Chan (Hong Kong) 11-5 13-11 11-6; C Serme
(France) bt M Tomlinson (England) 11-1 11-6 11-8; T Evans
(Wales) bt A Fuller (S Africa) 11-8 11-9 11-4.
Tennis
ATP & WTA T’MENT (Rome).-Men, 1st rd: D Dzumhur
(Bosnia and Herzegovina;) bt F Verdasco (Spain) 6-3 6-1; D
Shapovalov (Canada) bt T Berdych (Czech Rep) 1-6 6-3 7-6
(7-5); N Basilashvili (Georgia) bt F Baldi (Italy) 6-3 4-6 6-4;
D S Schwartzman (Argentina) bt N Jarry (Chile) 6-4 6-1; S
Tsitsipas (Greece) bt B Coric (Croatia) 4-1 ret; L Pouille
(France) bt A Seppi (Italy) 6-2 3-6 7-6 (7-3). 2nd rd: D
Goffin (Belgium) bt M Cecchinato (Italy) 5-7 6-2 6-2.
Women, 1st rd: T Babos (Hungary) bt S Errani (Italy) 6-3
7-6 (8-6); M Sharapova (Russia) bt A Barty (Australia) 7-5
3-6 6-2; S Hsieh (Taipei) bt A Sabalenka (Belarus) 6-2 6-4;
M Sakkari (Greece) bt K Bertens (Holland) 6-2 4-6 6-3; I
Begu (Romania) bt S Peng (China) 4-6 6-4 6-1; A Kerber
(Germany) bt Z Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-2 7-6 (8-6); D
Cricket
INDIAN PREMIER LGE.-Mumbai: Mumbai Indians v Kings
XI Punjab (3.30pm).
Football
EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL
Marseille v Atletico Madrid (Lyon)
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG
Rotherham (2) v Scunthorpe (2)
FA WOMEN’S SUPER LGE: Man City v Yeovil (7), Sunderland
v Arsenal (7).
SUPER LGE 2: Watford v Sheffield FC (7.30).
Rugby Union
WRU NATIONAL LGE.-Div One, Play-off: Brynmawr v
Ystrad Rhondda (7.15).
Div One, North: Nant Conwy v Llandudno (7.30).
Sport on TV
CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI
Punjab - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 3pm.
CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 12 Noon. Tour of
California - Eurosport 1 10pm.
FOOTBALL: Europa League final, Marseille v Atletico Madrid BT Sport 2 7pm. Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final,
Rotherham v Scunthorpe - Sky Sports Main Event 7.30.
HORSE RACING: York - ITV4 2pm.
TENNIS: WTA, Internazionali BNL d'Italia - BT Sport 1
10am. ATP, Italian Open - Sky Sports Main Event 11am.
**
The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 2018
7
Sport Football
Arteta the last man standing for Arsenal
By Matt Law
Arsenal could accelerate the appointment of Arsene Wenger’s successor as Mikel Arteta’s rivals for
the post continue to be ruled out.
Arteta has emerged as the
overwhelming favourite to succeed
Wenger in the past few days and
Arsenal have now interviewed all
the main candidates.
Massimiliano Allegri seemingly
ruled himself out at the weekend
by revealing he plans to stay at
Juventus, which made Julian
Nagelsmann the most serious rival
to Arteta. But Hoffenheim have
insisted Nagelsmann is going
nowhere and another man admired
by the club, Joachim Low, has
signed a new Germany contract.
Along with Arteta, Patrick Vieira
has been spoken to about the
Arsenal post, but the Frenchman
has since been left in limbo, having
not received any feedback. Club
sources believe that, barring a
Respected: Mikel Arteta is in demand
dramatic change of heart, Arsenal
will now offer the job to Arteta before their advertised cut-off point.
Responding to the fact Nagelsmann was shortlisted by Arsenal,
Hoffenheim director of football
Alexander Rosen said: “Julian
Nagelsmann will be our coach next
season, 100 per cent.”
Despite the fact they are yet to
confirm the identity of their new
manager, Arsenal are pushing
ahead with a move for defender
Caglar Soyuncu, from Freiburg.
Telegraph Sport understands that
none of the candidates interviewed
were asked their opinion of
Soyuncu, which underlines the fact
the new man will have to accept
Arsenal’s fresh transfer approach.
They are believed to be prepared
to agree a deal worth up to £35 million for the 21-year-old. Head of
recruitment Sven Mislintat has been
driving Arsenal’s move for Soyuncu,
just as he took the lead in the January deals. Arsenal could wait for the
green light from their next manager
before committing to the signing of
Soyuncu, but the process points
firmly towards the club appointing a
young head coach, rather than an
experienced man who would want
to control transfers.
Other than Soyuncu, Arsenal are
also looking towards Germany as
they search for a new goalkeeper.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno,
who has a release clause of £22 million, is a target.
GETTY IMAGES
Everton face points deduction threat
Great character:
Jlloyd Samuel, 37,
had been coaching
after a career in
the Premier League
coach at the local non-League side
Egerton FC in League One of the
Cheshire Football League, along
with his friend Nathan Ellington,
formerly of Wigan Athletic among
others.
Samuel said last year that he was
enjoying just playing and coaching
after a long and successful professional career in which he made 219
Premier League appearances and
was capped by Trinidad and Tobago, the country of his birth.
His son Lakyle is understood to
be at the Manchester City academy,
also attended by the son of Samuel’s
friend Emile Heskey.
Samuel’s former Aston Villa
team-mate Ashley Young tweeted:
“Absolutely gutted to hear the news
of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel.
“Took me under his wing when I
joined Villa and helped me settle.
Such a good guy on and off the
pitch and a truly good friend.”
Paul Robinson, Samuel’s teammate at Bolton, described him as “a
great guy and a great character”.
By Chris Bascombe
and Jason Burt
Everton will hold talks with Watford to avert heavy sanctions,
including a possible points deduction, should they appoint as their
new manager Marco Silva, the former head coach at Vicarage Road.
Silva is Everton’s choice to replace the outgoing Sam Allardyce,
but the acrimony following an alleged illegal approach last November has not receded, despite the
Portuguese coach’s subsequent dismissal by Watford, who want
significant compensation for the
disruption to their campaign.
They have filed an official complaint to the Premier League and in
the most extreme scenario Everton
face a points deduction if the accusations of ‘poaching’ are proven,
but a fine is the greater possibility
should it go that far.
Watford claim illegal negotiations were conducted following the
sacking of Ronald Koeman in October, a point they first raised in a
public statement in January when
dismissing Silva.
The Premier League urged the
clubs to mediate rather than launch
its own probe and there was a meeting between Everton and Watford
in April in an effort to resolve differences.
At the same meeting Watford felt
they had received an assurance
Silva would not be pursued by
Everton this summer. That guarantee does not look solid now, with
Silva the preference to take over
once Allardyce’s brief reign is formally ended.
If Silva becomes Everton’s next
manager, Watford are ready to explore all options at their disposal
under Premier League rules.
Allardyce’s exit should be confirmed by tonight which is ex-
pected to be presented in a
statement as ‘mutually agreed’. The
former England manager recognises that he cannot continue given
the negative fan reaction to his brief
tenure.
Silva has been in limbo since his
sacking, monitoring developments
on Merseyside and waiting to see if
the opportunity he craved early last
season would again present itself.
He too is in dispute with Watford
regarding alleged breach of contract, a matter being handled by the
League Managers Association.
Crucially, he did not have a
‘break clause’ in his Watford deal at
the end of his first season, so reviving negotiations with Everton will
irk his former club, given their suspicions a deal was actually agreed
six months ago.
Meanwhile, Everton have promoted Denise Barrett-Baxendale to
chief executive, replacing the outgoing Robert Elstone.
8
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Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
Sport Football
‘Mourinho faces
big problem if
City retain title’
I N T E RV I EW
Gary Neville tells
James Ducker critics of
United’s playing style are
wrong to rake up past
H
e is one of the most
impartial and
incisive football
pundits on television
but, away from the
Sky Sports cameras,
Gary Neville still bleeds
Manchester United and, for the
rabid red in him, there is
considerable discomfort at the
nightmare scenario that could yet
unfold this season. “Oh no, make
no mistake about it, this could be
the season from hell,” he says. “I
mean, Manchester City have won
the title [by 19 points], they’ve won
two trophies. If Liverpool now win
the European Cup and Chelsea
beat United in the FA Cup final, to
be honest I might go travelling for
a year to somewhere where there’s
no wi-fi or phone signal.
“Actually, there might be a few
million United fans joining me.
What date’s the Champions League
final? May 26th? We’ve all got a
charter booked for the 27th of May.
There will be a million of flights
booked out of Manchester to the
forests of the Amazon.
“Let’s just live in hope that
Manchester United win the FA Cup
and Ronaldo – our friend and boy
Cristiano – turns up, scores a lovely
little hat-trick, puts us out of our
misery in the second half and lets
us relax … nah, I mean Liverpool
have done brilliantly to get to a
Champions League final. I just
don’t want them to win it!”
Neville is sitting in a seat in the
stands at the Peninsula Stadium,
home of Salford City, the nonLeague club he co-owns with
United’s
fading
firepower
How this season’s
goals-per-game
ratio compares
1999-2000
2.56
2011-12
2.34
2001-02
2.29
2012-13
2.26
2009-10
2.26
2006-07
2.18
1998-99
2.11
2000-01
2.08
2010-11
2.05
2002-03
1.95
2005-06
1.90
2008-09
1.79
2017-18
1.79
2013-14
1.68
2003-04
1.68
2014-15
1.63
2004-05
1.42
Teams’ total
number of shots
1: Man City
665
2: Liverpool
638
3: Tottenham 623
4: Chelsea
606
5: Arsenal
594
6: Man Utd
512
(Premier League
2017-18)
Singapore businessman Peter Lim
and his former United team-mates,
brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, Paul
Scholes and Nicky Butt, the
so-called ‘Class of 92’.
The sun is beating down and
Graham Alexander, the former
Scotland defender, has just been
unveiled as Salford’s new manager.
Neville is restless. He was
nicknamed ‘Busy’ at United and it
is easy to understand why. He gives
the impression of a man with a
million things on his mind and not
enough time to see to them all.
Alexander has been working with
the former England defender only
for a few days and describes him as
a “machine gun of information”, a
one-man whirlwind of thoughts
and ideas whose Twitter bio tells
his followers to “attack the day”.
He must be exhausting company
to keep but what company, too.
There are also few more perceptive
football observers. He categorises
United’s season as one of
“progression over success” but,
interestingly, wonders if those
critical of the style of play
compared to the days of Sir Alex
Ferguson are guilty of selective
myopia. “We’re in a situation now
where under David Moyes, Louis
van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, it’s been
suggested the football is not very
good,” he says. “And every game
Harshly judged:
Gary Neville
(above, left) says
critics of the style
of play under
Jose Mourinho
(main) have
overstated the
stylish football
under Sir Alex
Ferguson
that goes by, Sir Alex Ferguson’s
football gets better and better
because you forget the bad games,
the 1-0s, the horrible defeats.
“I think we’ve become a bit
idealistic about what the football
was at times under Sir Alex. I was
there for a large part of it, 21 years,
and saw every game. And, yes, it
was out of this world at times.
“But from 2003 to 2006, it
wasn’t good. I played in that team.
We weren’t playing at a high level.
We were pretty average. So you
think about this three-year period
or so now, and what are you
measuring against? Sir Alex’s 1999
treble winners or the 2003-2006
period when the football was
pretty poor and Jose Mourinho was
at Chelsea and destroying us?”
Neville says the debate about
United’s brand of football has been
amplified by what has happened
down the road at City, who have
entertained and enthralled en
route to amassing 100 points.
“What City have done – the way
they’ve done it and the points
difference – that’s the pressure on
the football [at United], that there’s
this almost complete, pure football
being played at City and United
play differently,” he explains. “If, at
the end of next season, Pep
[Guardiola] wins another league,
that will be a big problem [for
United], but if Jose was to win the
**
The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 2018
9
Sport
Southampton launch talks
to keep ‘perfect fit’ Hughes
By Jeremy Wilson
Southampton have held positive
talks with Mark Hughes over a
permanent managerial contract,
with an announcement likely before the end of the week.
All sides are keen to prolong what
was a 10-week partnership after
Hughes oversaw Southampton’s
survival in the Premier League with
a dramatic away win at Swansea
City.
Southampton’s previous two head
coaches – Claude Puel and Mauricio
Pellegrino – were replaced within a
year and, while the contract on
offer to Hughes is again likely to be
up to three years, it may be more
performance-orientated or include
some type of break clause.
In an interview with The Daily
Telegraph, Southampton chairman
Ralph Krueger said that Hughes
and his staff, Mark Bowen and
Eddie Niedzwiecki, had been the
“perfect” fit at a moment of crisis.
“They did an amazing job,” he
said. “We kind of had a promotion
feeling at the end because we were
five points adrift after the Chelsea
game in April.
“That was scary – that was when
I really felt the abyss. Relegation
from the Premier League is the biggest drop in professional sports anywhere in the world.
“Mark and his team came at the
right time, with the right tone, into
the right space with the right experience. The stars were aligned.
Within a week, it was like they had
always been there. We felt a sense
of discipline that was needed.
“I think they are just at a real
good place in their careers for a
club like Southampton. We are now
in conversations. I feel this could be
a project for them.”
Fans attack Sporting players
Sporting Lisbon condemned “acts
of vandalism and aggression” after
Dutch striker Bas Dost was injured
when a group of hooded supporters, armed with sticks and belts, attacked players and staff at the club’s
training complex.
Dost received cuts on his head
and two assistant coaches suffered
unspecified injuries after around
50 attackers brandished weapons
at coach Jorge Jesus and other players in their changing room after
training.
One video showed a group of
masked men walking down the
league next year you could argue
Jose has done the better job. So
next season will be critical in
establishing the job each manager
has done in Manchester.”
Gareth Southgate will today
name his 23-man squad for the
World Cup finals in Russia this
summer. Neville was part of Roy
Hodgson’s coaching staff for the
last World Cup in Brazil four years
ago, as well as the fateful Euro 2016
campaign, when England were
eliminated 2-1 by Iceland.
From back to front, from Joe
Hart to Harry Kane, England were
insipid. The sight of Kane
ballooning corners around is
etched on the memories of many,
but Neville does not expect the
Tottenham striker to be scarred
psychologically by that nadir in
Nice. “The top players, they get
over it,” Neville says. “Think back
to David Beckham in ’98 [when he
was sent off against Argentina], he
went on to play many tournaments
and did well. Harry Kane, mentally,
is very strong. I’ve never seen him
have a sustained dip.
“They reckon he’s been out of
form the past two months – he’s
still scoring goals. He’s the type of
player, like Alan Shearer, that even
when he’s out of form he still
performs, he still contributes.”
Neville hopes England can
finally punch above their weight at
a tournament. “Sven [-Goran
Eriksson] would not be seen as a
success, but he got to three
quarter-finals,” he says. “It’s
probably where England are. It’s
being realistic, it’s not being
defeatist. Are we better than Brazil,
Germany, Argentina, Italy,
Portugal, Spain, France? You’d
never say that as a player or coach,
but now I’ve finished I can say it.
“What we never did was
overachieve. We either hit par or
underachieved. Some teams have
that one tournament where they
overachieve and that’s what Gareth
has to try to do, take a team for
whom top eight would be a big
achievement and overachieve.”
Cut: Dutch striker
Dost received
injuries to his
head after being
attacked
road near the training ground and
another showed clothes strewn
across a changing-room at the complex while an alarm sounded.
The incidents came after a tumultuous season saw the club miss
out on the Champions League after
finishing third behind Porto.
In brief
Ozil and Gundogan slammed
Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan
have been criticised by Germany’s
manager Joachim Low and
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s
spokesman for posing for a photo
with Turkey’s President Recep
Tayyip Erdogan.
Guardiola a winner again
Manchester City boss Pep
Guardiola has been voted the
Premier League Manager of the
Year by the League Managers
Association. Cardiff ’s Neil
Warnock won an LMA Special
Achievement Award to mark his
eighth promotion.
League tackled on disability
The Premier League should
formalise its promise that clubs
must provide minimum standards
for disabled fans by including it in
its rule-book, a new Equality and
Human Rights Commission report
has urged.
Chesterfield turn to Allen
Chesterfield have appointed
Martin Allen as manager following
relegation to the National League.
10
**
Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
Sport Cricket
Buttler’s ‘unique
gifts’ earn surprise
return to Test arena
Batsman has the whole
package, insists Smith
Vince dropped as Root
agrees to move to three
By Nick Hoult
CRICKET NEWS CORRESPONDENT
Jos Buttler’s “unique gifts” as an attacking batsman earned him a Test
recall as new national selector Ed
Smith revealed his first England
squad at Lord’s yesterday.
Buttler will bat at seven against
Pakistan next week when he will
play his first Test since December
2016, with England hoping he can
carry his brilliant Twenty20 form
into the Test arena, despite not
playing first-class cricket since last
September.
Buttler returns to England from
the Indian Premier League today,
but Championship cricket has now
stopped until next month while the
counties play 50-over cricket, leaving him no chance to acclimatise.
Smith said his first job as selector
was to work out how to improve
England’s faltering top five and his
solution was to drop James Vince,
despite his 201 for Hampshire on
Monday. Joe Root has agreed to bat
at No 3 for the “good of the team”,
while Jonny Bairstow is promoted
to five and will continue to keep
wicket, leaving Buttler to play the
counter-attacking role at seven.
England have wisely preserved
Bairstow as keeper, knowing he is a
player who thrives on responsibility and taking the gloves away from
him could have had a negative effect. Bairstow was not a problem
that needed fixing. In his previous
life as a Test Match Special com-
mentator and writer on the game,
Smith championed Buttler and his
runs in the IPL, where he had
scored five consecutive fifties for
the Rajasthan Royals before yesterday’s 39, were timed to perfection.
But his selection does show that
playing county cricket no longer
matters as far as Test selection is
concerned. Vince is dropped despite scoring runs in Division One,
while Mark Stoneman remains despite a poor start with Surrey. Buttler is recalled, even though he has
had little success in first-class
cricket since his last Test appearance as an emergency No 7 in India.
“He averages 31 [in Tests], but
that is beside the point,” said Smith.
“Overwhelmingly we felt a player
of his unique gifts, the way he is
playing and what he brings to the
team as a destructive batsman, as a
fantastic competitive presence, as
someone who has leadership skills
innate in him and as someone playing with such confidence and flair,
we all felt this was the right time to
reintroduce Jos to the Test team
and I am very excited about him.
“It is the whole package with Jos.
It is what he is capable of, what the
Best for cricket How The
Telegraph was first again
‹ The Telegraph revealed Jos
Buttler’s surprise return to the
England Test squad online
hours ahead of yesterday’s
official announcement
opposition know he is capable of
and what he brings to the side
beyond merely batsmanship. I am
fully aware he has not played a
red-ball match since the back end
of last season. The decision has
been made with eyes wide open.
“Jos playing his way has the potential to be a real positive force in
Test cricket. Knowing what he can
do and the skill he has, the decisionmaking ability he has, the batting
ability he has – not just power but
touch and finesse – him playing as
he can play in Test cricket is something we are very excited by.”
Vince was told by Smith he needs
to be more consistent to play Test
cricket again, despite contributing
the long innings this week for
Hampshire that he has struggled to
deliver with England.
“He has shown that when he
plays well, boy does he look a Test
player. However, he has played 13
Tests and averages 24. He has not
defined enough matches in the way
a top-order batsman of his ability
should. What has happened in the
last couple of days is he has done
exactly that. If he can bat in that
manner, for 8½ hours, with all the
other things he can do then, yes, the
door is not closed,” said Smith.
Smith admitted this team has
been picked to beat Pakistan in this
series, rather than with an eye on
the future, although the selection of
20-year-old Dom Bess is a chance to
look at a young spinner ahead of
tours to Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Bess has only taken one Championship wicket this season, but his
record of 63 from just 16 first-class
games is impressive, and he received a glowing Lions report from
Andy Flower. “He has had a terrific
start to his career. When given
chances in representative teams, he
has grabbed them,” said Smith.
‘I went to Ikea for a quick browse
and came out as an England player’
Somerset’s Dom Bess
was thrilled to have his
shopping disrupted,
reports Scyld Berry
I
t was appropriate that Dom
Bess was in the Exeter
branch of Ikea when the call
came from England’s new
chairman of selectors Ed
Smith. It is a new branch,
and Bess is not half new himself at
20 years old, while the store is
dedicated to thrift, which has been
the hallmark of many of England’s
finest off-spinners, from Fred
Titmus to Ray Illingworth to John
Emburey.
“I was in Ikea with my
girlfriend,” Bess said. “I’ve just
bought a house [in Taunton], so we
were looking at a few things,
having a browse, then Ed phoned
me up. I didn’t have his number so
I didn’t know who it was.
“He told me that I’d been
included and all I said was, ‘Wow!’
I didn’t have any other words, I
couldn’t believe it. Alex Davies
from Lancashire played a prank on
me earlier in the day and
pretended he was in the squad, so I
thought I must have missed out as I
hadn’t heard anything.”
Level-headed, enthusiastic,
self-assured and driven, Bess
comes from an extended family of
Devonian pace bowlers, but he
switched to off-spin about the age
of nine, as he told The Telegraph. “I
was always a bit of a porker so I
never ran in a long-distance, and
after a couple of games for
Sidmouth under-10s I converted.
“My grandfather used to bowl
off-spin at me in his backyard on a
patio that was perfect for cricket.
After he died when I was 10,
Charlie Dibble – the uncle of
Adam Dibble, who played for
Somerset – taught me
off-spin in the nets at
Sidmouth.”
Bess learnt to pivot on his
front foot so he gets drift and
dip. When he won a sports
scholarship to Blundells,
Bess was put in the same
house as two former
Somerset off-spinners,
Jeremy Lloyds and Vic
Marks. The selfassurance that comes
from a private
education seems to
be vital: seven of
New turn: Dom Bess
thought the England call
could have been a prank
England’s 12 went to fee-paying
schools. Without it, when he made
his first-class debut for Somerset
against the Pakistanis two years
ago, he might not have visited
the tourists’ dressing-room to
pick the brains of Younus Khan,
who had made a century.
If private education adds
confidence, so does
being an all-rounder.
While Hampshire
blocked Bess out
on a flat
Taunton pitch
two days ago
– although he
was very
thrifty in
bowling his 34
overs for 60 runs
– he had already
cashed in by hitting 92.
He made a first-class
**
The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 2018
11
ECB to hold
talks with
Surrey over
‘Hundred’ rift
By Nick Hoult
The England and Wales Cricket
Board is to hold crisis talks with
Surrey next month over the Oval
hosting the new Hundred competition.
The meeting has been called by
the board to ascertain that Surrey
are totally committed to hosting
the tournament at the Oval when it
launches in 2020.
Colin Graves, the chairman of
the ECB, warned Surrey in an interview with Telegraph Sport this
week that he is willing to strip them
of hosting rights unless they throw
their support behind the controversial new tournament.
But Surrey want answers from
the ECB over what the tournament
will look like and what will happen
to other cricket during the fourweek window at high summer
when the competition is due to take
place. Surrey are county cricket’s
richest club and the Oval redevelopment over the next few years
will make it the biggest ground
in England. It is impossible to
see the tournament taking
place without the Oval as a
host, but relations between the
ECB and Surrey have plummeted.
Richard Thompson, the Surrey
chairman, resigned from the ECB
board, criticising Graves’s management style, and Richard Gould, the
club’s chief executive, described
some of the public reaction to the
Hundred as “mirthful”.
Graves responded on Monday.
“We chose eight venues that we
thought were right for the new
competition,” he said. “We offered
them [Surrey] the opportunity to
be one of those venues. If they
don’t want to be that venue then all
they have to do is tell us. I have got
three venues who are desperate to
have it.”
Ireland come close
to Pakistan upset
By Liam Blackburn in Malahide
century for MCC against Essex in
March and will be no mug if he
bats for England at No 8.
Most attractive of all perhaps is
that when Bess and Jack Leach
trained with England before the
Edgbaston Test last summer, the
assistant coach Paul Farbrace said
Bess was the best fielder. The recall
of Jos Buttler at No 7, and Bess’s
debut, will invigorate a Test side
that was safe in the field last winter
but never athletic.
It was the fracturing of Leach’s
thumb in the nets last Monday
morning that opened the way for
Bess. “When Leachy went down, I
didn’t initially realise it was a
break. Once the news broke, I
thought I had a slight chance, but
obviously Amar Virdi has gone
really well recently.”
Surrey’s 19-year-old off-spinner,
however, is a specialist, not an
England’s finest Smith’s first squad
Joe Root
Jimmy Anderson
Jonny Bairstow
Dom Bess
Stuart Broad
Jos Buttler
Alastair Cook
Dawid Malan
Ben Stokes
Mark Stoneman
Chris Woakes
Mark Wood
COUNTY
AGE
TESTS
Yorkshire
Lancashire
Yorkshire
Somerset
Notts
Lancashire
Essex
Middlesex
Durham
Surrey
Warwickshire
Durham
27
35
28
20
31
27
33
30
26
30
29
28
67
136
52
0
116
18
154
12
41
10
23
11
all-rounder. “I’m only 20, but it’s
something I’ve always dreamed
about since I was a child,” Bess
added.
“I’d wear the Three Lions
FIRST-CLASS GAMES
123
226
162
16
190
81
278
161
115
165
134
45
England v Pakistan,
First Test
May 24-28
Lord’s, London
Second Test
June 1-5
Headingley, Leeds
supporting them as a kid and
pretend to play for England when I
played with my cousins and
grandad. He’s probably looking
down feeling very proud.”
If the more prosaic fact is that
England’s selectors had nowhere
else to turn – with Leach and
Mason Crane injured and Moeen
Ali stuck in India without any
chance to throw off the effects of a
depressing winter – their batting
line-up for the first Test is
coherent, even imaginative. The
recall of Buttler is not only the
choice of Smith but of the head
coach, Trevor Bayliss, as the
experiment of Buttler as a
specialist batsman for three Tests
in India was inconclusive because
he was twice left high and dry.
The main concern is whether
England’s seam attack has the
firepower. Not once in seven Tests
last winter did England dismiss the
opposition twice.
Mark Wood’s extra pace and
bouncers may well be needed if
Lord’s is not covered in cloud.
William Porterfield feels Ireland
proved they belong in cricket’s
longest format after their gripping
inaugural Test ended in a fivewicket loss to Pakistan.
The 11th nation to compete in the
five-day arena were dreaming of a
miracle in Malahide when they had
Pakistan 14 for three in pursuit of a
victory target of 160.
However, an unbeaten 74 for
Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam’s 59
helped the tourists to claim a victory that had been on the cards
once they bowled Ireland out for
130 on Sunday to establish a 180run lead. “The biggest thing was
how we fought back in the second
innings with the bat – that showed
the character we have,” said Porterfield. “To get up to close to 350
showed the passion that we have
for playing our cricket.”
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FINAL
Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
Sport Rugby Union
Russia qualify after World Cup inquiry
Romania, Belgium and
Spain deducted points
Row over ineligible
players leads to verdict
By Ben Coles
Russia have qualified automatically
for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in
the place of Romania, one of three
teams to suffer a points deduction
for fielding ineligible players.
World Rugby similarly punished
Spain and Belgium following a prolonged independent review of the
tournament’s qualification process.
The decision means Russia join
Six Nations champions Ireland,
Scotland, Rugby World Cup hosts
Japan
deterp and a fifth side,, to be deter
mined, in Pool A at next year’s tournament.
Russia will also be opponents for
Japan in the opening fixture at the
event’s 49,970-capacity Tokyo Stadium on Sept 20, 2019.
Romania had previously qualified as ‘Europe One’ for next year’s
tournament, having finished above
Spain in the Rugby Europe Championship. Subsequent complaints
from multiple federations playing
in Rugby Europe over potential
player
eligibility
breaches
prompted the review.
The outcome of that has led to
Romania, Belgium and Spain being
deducted five tournament points
for each Rugby Europe fixture in
which they fielded an ineligible
player. As a result, Russia moved
into first place and earned Rugby
World Cup qualification as Europe
One. The points deductions also
The Bears are comi
coming
ing Just how goo
good
d are Russia??
‹ Key player:
Yuri Kushnarev
The 32 year-old
fly-half (right) has
won 97 caps for
Russia and is
also their top
points scorer
in history,
scoring
689 points
including
10 tries.
means that Germany have replaced
Spain as the second-ranked side in
Rugby Europe Championship qualification behind Russia.
Germany will face Portugal for
the right to play Samoa, with the
winner of that contest then qualifying for the World Cup, also in
Pool A.
Romania’s one ineligible player
was named by the review as Sione
Faka’osilea, a centre who has won
13 caps for the country since his
Test debut in March 2017.
Faka’osilea previously played for
Tonga Sevens, which binds him to
play internationally only for Tonga
under World Rugby regulation
eight.
Faka’osilea played in six Rugby
World Cup qualification matches,
leading to a 30-point deduction for
Romania, who additionally received a suspended £100,000 fine.
Russia’s Rugby World
Cup 2019 schedule
Sept 20
v Japan (opening
match, Tokyo)
Oct 3
v Ireland
(Kobe)
Sept 24
v Play-off winner
(Kumagaya)
Oct 9
v Scotland
(Shizuoka)
Russia’s previous World Cup finals
record 2011 (New Zealand)
Played 4, lost 4
LOST v Ireland
LOST v US
LOST v Australia
LOST v Italy
Belgium were found to have fielded
five ineligible players across six
matches in the Rugby Europe
Championship and were subsequently deducted 30 points, and
given a suspended fine of £125,000.
Mathieu Belie and Bastien Fuster
were both ruled as ineligible players for Spain, having previously
represented France Under-20. The
duo played in eight qualification
matches, leading to a 40-point deduction. Spain were also given a
suspended £50,000 fine.
All the fines are suspended for
five years, with any further regulation eight breaches during that period leading to the fines being paid
in full.
The review concluded: “World
Rugby might want to consider
whether to maintain a database
showing players who have been
captured by unions.”
By Ben Coles
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play:
Yunost Stadium and
Central Stadium
Russia have divi
divided
their home
matches in re
recent
years betwee
between the
Stadi
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in Sochi (capa
(capacity
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10,200) and more
Yun
recently the Yunost
Arm
Stadium in Armavir,
with a capacity of
5,000.
‹ World Rugby
ranking and
Rugby World
Cup history
‘The Bears’ are
currently
ranked 19th in
the world and
have played at
one previous
Rugby World
Cup back in
2011 in New
Zealand, when
they lost all
four games.
‹ Co
Coach:
oach: Mark
McD
Dermott
McDermott
The former Munster
hook
ker (left) was
hooker
appo
ointed in February
appointed
afterr long-term coach
Alex
xander Pervukhin
Alexander
hand
ded in his
handed
resig
gnation.
resignation.
McD
Dermott oversaw a
McDermott
57-3 win over Germany.
‘England call means nothing if I don’t make most of it’
I N T E RV I EW
Danny Cipriani tells
Mick Cleary his desire
to play for his country
again never wavered
D
anny Cipriani has
revealed he does not
know what he would
have done with his
future if Eddie Jones
had not called him
into the England squad to tour
South Africa, though he does
believe that “this is the best
version of himself ” on display after
a chequered career.
It was only when Wasps
team-mate Tommy Taylor
showed Cipriani the sports
headlines on Thursday
morning that the
fly-half realised that
“the dream, the
burning desire, the
huge driver of playing
for England again” had come
one step closer. It has been a
decade since the 30-year-old
last started a Test, three years
since he won the last of his 14
caps, and Cipriani is the first
to state the call-up “means
nothing if I don’t make the
most of it”.
That battle to convince
everyone of his value has been
long-running, with his director
of rugby Dai Young remarking
yesterday before this weekend’s
Aviva Premiership semi-final
against Saracens at Allianz
Park that Cipriani’s defence
“could be the difference
between us winning and
losing the game”.
There have been other
misgivings, but Cipriani has
never given up on working
his way back into the England
frame. Wasps did not look to
extend his contract as the
player weighed up lucrative
offers to move to France. If
Cipriani had gone abroad, his
England career would have
Back in demand: Danny Cipriani
says he has learnt from mistakes
been over. “Had the call [from
England] not come, I don’t know
how I would have felt,” said
Cipriani, whose move to
Gloucester was confirmed on
Monday. “I probably would have
had a lot of advice to try to chase
the money. My agent got four to
five calls from English clubs on the
day the squad was announced.
“Luckily, I was part of the squad.
If I hadn’t been, it was a decision I
would have had to make fairly soon
because teams in France were
pressing for me to do it. I’d never
given up on it [England].
“I’ve always wanted to get
picked, but you just have to take
the humble pie, go back and keep
learning and improving until you
give no reasons not to get picked.”
Jones has stated he did not
consider Cipriani to be a back-up
player, that either he had to be first
choice or not in the squad at all. “I
guess I’ve always been me, and it’s
either put me in good stead or not,”
he said. “Hopefully I am the best
version of myself now.”
Cipriani is not making the
mistake he has made before of
thinking he has cracked it. “If you
are just happy with getting in the
squad, then it is a quick route out.”
Meanwhile, South Africa have
suffered another injury blow with
the news that lock Lood de Jager is
to have surgery on a pectoral
muscle. He joins his successor as
SA Rugby Player of the Year,
Malcolm Marx, on the sidelines for
the summer series.
***
The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 2018
Yates extends
Giro lead to
Chaves’ cost
Edmund picks
up pace with
help of sprinter
By Simon Briggs TENNIS
CORRESPONDENT in Rome
The new British No 1 Kyle Edmund
is climbing the rankings ladder at a
great rate this season. Having
started the year at No 50, a win
today against Lucas Pouille would
give him a real shot at a top-16
seeding at Roland Garros.
Here in Rome, Edmund is
working with a strength and
conditioning coach, who once
sprinted for the British Under-23
relay team and used to train
alongside Usain Bolt in Jamaica.
Darren Chin, a 36-year-old
Londoner, is a fresh addition to the
C YC L I N G
By Tom Cary
CYCLING CORRESPONDENT
GETTY IMAGES
Former British athlete
Chin enlisted to team
Briton faces Pouille in
Italy for high stakes
Edmund support staff this season.
Speaking to reporters yesterday,
Chin emphasised that he is acting
as the back-up to experienced
fitness trainer Ian Prangley. But he
is bringing a highly-specialised
background to the job.
“I’m looking at his technique in
running and his body biomechanics,” said Chin yesterday. “He’s got
massive potential. One of the things
I’m hoping to do is help him improve his flexibility. Kyle tends to
hit the ground heavy and, over
time, we will try and get it lighter.”
Chin took gold 15 years ago as
part of the British 4 x 100 squad at
the European Under-23 Championships. His career was derailed by a
foot injury, but not before he had
spent two years training in Jamaica.
As Chin explained yesterday,
their regime was not as physically
tough, but it was extremely technically demanding: “More about biomechanics, putting your body in
the right position, and that’s why
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Rising star: A win could leave Kyle Edmund eyeing a French Open top-16 seeding
those guys run so fast.” But Edmund has clearly enjoyed drawing
on Chin’s perspective. “It’s interesting, for me, to see what training
sprinters do compared to us,” Edmund said yesterday.
As for Pouille, who has inherited
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s mantle as tennis’s leading Frenchman, he ended
a four-match losing streak on the
tour yesterday, creeping past home
favourite Andreas Seppi in a deciding-set tie-break. But despite his
scratchy form, he will be no
pushover; Pouille reached the
semi-finals here two years ago.
Meanwhile, the Association of
Tennis Professionals announced
yesterday that it will set up a towel
rack at the back of the court during
November’s Next Gen Finals, to
save ball kids from having to supply
them to players at the end of points.
The ATP also welcomed a new
player representative to its board.
Alex Inglot, who is director of
communications at data firm
Sportradar.
Simon Yates managed to extend his
overall lead at the Giro d’Italia by a
handful of seconds on stage 10 by
winning an intermediate sprint.
But it was the dramatic loss of time
suffered by his Mitchelton-Scott
team-mate Esteban Chaves that
was of greater note – and that could
ultimately affect Yates’s chances of
winning the maglia rosa.
Chaves began the day second in
the general classification, just 32
seconds behind Yates. However, he
was dropped on the opening climb,
the category-two ascent of the
Fonte della Creta, and ended up
losing more than 25 minutes.
Chaves’s time loss could work for
Yates as the Colombian will now be
solely a domestique for him. Or it
could be a blow as Mitchelton-Scott
were going well with their twopronged approach.
“Esteban obviously had a really
bad moment,” said Matt White, the
team’s sporting director. “We now
have one clear guy. Esteban will be
by Simon’s side from now on.”
14
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Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
Sport Racing
Time ripe for Tasleet to outshine Angel
Weights favour Haggas
colt in Duke of York
Give And Take expected
to book her Oaks ticket
By Marcus Armytage
William Haggas already has a colt,
Young Rascal, for the Investec
Derby and, by the end of today, he
might have a filly for the Oaks in
Give And Take, should she win the
Tattersalls Musidora Stakes on the
first day of York’s Dante meeting.
Haggas, a native Yorkshireman,
is leading the trainers’ championship and while it is very early days
and, he contests, only a matter of
time before he is “squished”, it is
not unreasonable to expect him to
consolidate his current advantage
this week.
Not only with Give And Take, a
daughter of rising star of the young
stallion scene Cityscape, but earlier
on the card with Tasleet in the more
valuable Duke of York Clipper
Logistics Stakes and, looking farther ahead, with the improving
Addeyeb in Saturday’s Group One
Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
The Oaks often seems to play second fiddle to the Derby and it is unlikely today’s Musidora winner will
change that or bother ante-post
favourite Lah Ti Dar.
Her trainer, John Gosden, runs
Highgarden today, but I do not see
Man in form:
William Haggas
should make a
flying start to the
Dante meeting
any particularly good reason,
except possibly the faster ground,
why she should reverse Sandown
form with Give And Take, who has,
according to her trainer, improved
for that run.
The rest of the field have similar
profiles. Ceilidhs Dream, Dancing
Brave Bear, Expensive Liaison and
Lubinka have all won on their last
start this season, while David
Simcock’s Frankel filly Ejtyah won
her only start last year. She would
have to be smart to win this first
time out.
The biggest danger to Give And
Take could be Lubinka, who has
been bought into by Sheikh Fahad
Al Thani’s Qatar Racing since she
won over a mile and a half at Lingfield in April. She was a close third
to the smart Soliloquy at Ascot last
year and far from disgraced when
sixth in the Fillies’ Mile.
If Tasleet is ever going to put one
over Harry Angel it will surely be
today, when he receives 5lbs in the
race he won last year, the Duke of
York.
“He’s done as much as I wanted
him to,” said Haggas. “He won it on
the soft last year, but I don’t think
ground matters too much to him.”
Qatar Racing and its principal
Irish trainer, Ger Lyons, have
parted company, the trainer announced yesterday.
Lyons will lose 10 of the Sheikh’s
horses. He gave Sheikh Fahad his
first winner and his first Group
One, Lightening Pearl, in the 2011
Cheveley Park.
Newton Abbot
3.45 Handicap Chase (4) 2m 5f £5,296
Marlborough
2.00 - King Calvin
2.35 - Posh Totty
3.10 - Oskar Denarius (nb)
3.45 - Bestwork
4.15 - Amour D’or
4.45 - Strumble Head
5.15 - Top Of The Charts
Going: Good-good to firm in places TV: Sky 415
[B] Blinkers [V] Visor [E] Eyeshield [T] Tongue Strap [P] Cheekpieces
2.00 Novices’ Hurdle (4) 2m 6f £5,003
1 12- King Calvin [T] (29) Jack Barber 6 11 4
N Scholfield
2 0- Bubble O’clock [H] [WS] (213) P Nicholls 5 10 12 S Twiston-Davies
3 3P- Diligent [H,T] (25) A Dunn 5 10 12
Miss H Welch (7)
4 6- Earth Leader (186) P Nicholls 5 10 12
H Cobden
S Bowen
5 4P- Equus Flight (117) P Bowen 5 10 12
6 7-7 Here’s Bingo (8) Mrs S Gardner 5 10 12 Sean Houlihan (5)
7 1-5 Troed Y Melin (17) J Frost 6 10 12
Bryony Frost (3)
S.P. f’cast: 4-5 King Calvin, 9-2 Earth Leader, 6-1 Bubble O’clock,
10-1 Troed Y Melin, 12-1 Equus Flight, 14-1 Diligent, 33-1 Here’s Bingo.
2.35 Racing Welfare Novs’ Handicap Chase (4) 3m 2f £5,296
1 67- Good Man Vinnie (24) P Henderson 7 12 6 T J O’Brien
2 5-P Summer Getaway [P] (7) (BF) N Mitchell 6 11 12
Sean Houlihan (5)
3 /3- Bel Esprit (375) Robert Stephens 9 11 5
R T Dunne
J McGrath
4 P5- Dancing Conquest (20) J W Mullins 8 11 2
M Griffiths
5 70- Bit Of A Charlie [T] (19) R Walford 9 11 0
6 21- Posh Totty (20) Jack Barber 11 10 12 Bryony Frost (3)
7 48- We’ll Be There [P,T] (21) W Kittow 9 10 11 D G Noonan
8 P6- Findusatgorcombe (22) (D) J Frost 6 10 10 N P Madden
C Deutsch
9 P7- Badilou [H,P] (21) M Hill 7 10 3
S.P. f’cast: 5-4 Posh Totty, 6-1 Bel Esprit, 7-1 Summer Getaway,
8-1 Good Man Vinnie, 10-1 Bit Of A Charlie, 12-1 Others.
3.10 Handicap Hurdle (3) 2m 2f 110yds £7,408
1 51- Dino Velvet (F11) A King 5 11 12
T Bellamy
2 84- Sporting Boy [P,T] (181) (CD)(C) J Farrelly 10 11 7 N Scholfield
3 F2- Royal Irish Hussar (20) N Henderson 8 11 5 J Bowen (3)
4 31- Shadow’s Boy (160) B J Llewellyn 9 11 2 Rob Williams (3)
5 2-3 Here’s Herbie [P] (6) (D) Mrs S Gardner 10 11 1 Lucy Gardner (3)
6 21- Arian [P] (19) J Flint 6 10 12
R T Dunne
7 P5- Lets Go Dutchess (24) (C)(D) K Bishop 8 10 8 Conor Smith (5)
8 1-1 Oskar Denarius [H,T] (6) (D) B Pauling 7 10 4
D Bass
S.P. f’cast: 3-1 Oskar Denarius, 7-2 Dino Velvet, 5-1 Royal Irish
Hussar, 7-1 Shadow’s Boy, 8-1 Sporting Boy, Arian, 10-1 Others.
1 51- Bestwork (20) (D) C Longsdon 7 12 0 Paul O’Brien (5)
2 54- Calin Du Brizais (236) (C)(D) N Hawke 7 12 0 S Bowen
3 67- Mick Thonic [T] (26) C Tizzard 8 11 12
H Cobden
4 8P- Mr Satco [P] (52) (D) C Down 10 11 6
J M Davies
5 46- Moorlands Jack (170) (CD)(D) J Scott 13 10 13 N Scholfield
6 5P- Tikken Away (20) R Walford 7 10 9
J Sherwood (3)
S.P. f’cast: 5-6 Bestwork, 5-1 Calin Du Brizais, 6-1 Mick Thonic, 8-1
Moorlands Jack, 10-1 Tikken Away, 14-1 Mr Satco.
4.15 Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m 2f 110yds £4,159
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Silver Quay (F28) J Frost 6 12 7
Bryony Frost (3)
Iniesta [V] (23) M Blake 7 12 7
H Reed (5)
Dunn’s River [B] (26) Jack Barber 7 11 12 N Scholfield
Bay Fortuna (22) M Usher 9 11 12
D Crosse
Amour D’or [T] (19) (D) Miss G Haywood 7 11 10 D G Noonan
The Kid [T,V] (38) K Bishop 7 11 8
Mr L Williams (7)
Ladies Dancing (190) (CD) C Down 12 11 8 Miss P Fuller (5)
Mighty Missile [P,T] (88) B Barr 7 11 8
H Bannister
Taste The Wine (F239) (C)(D) B J Llewellyn 12 11 7
Rob Williams (3)
10 24- Does It In Style [P] (110) (BF) D Skelton 5 10 10 H Skelton
11 PP- Keepyourheadup [P] (117) Mrs H Nelmes 7 10 1 J Bargary
S.P. f’cast: 2-1 Does It In Style, 11-4 Iniesta, 7-1 Silver Quay, 8-1
Dunn’s River, 10-1 Amour D’or, 14-1 Bay Fortuna, 16-1 Others.
05326519340698P0F9-
4.45 Open Hunters’ Chase (6) 3m 2f £1,317
1 31- Strumble Head [B] (23) (CD)(D) M Bowen 13 12 6
Mr P Bryan (5)
2 P1- Vivaldi Collonges [P,T] (54) P Nicholls 9 12 2 Mr D Maxwell
3 5-P Ambitious Pursuit [P] (11) Mrs L Glanville 10 11 12
Miss P Glanville (7)
4 P-3 Brandy And Red (8) P D Rogers 9 11 12 Mr R Dingle (7)
5 P-F Hard Station [H,T] (12) R Bandey 9 11 12 Mr J Nailor (5)
6 42- Skylander (25) (C) A S T Holdsworth 9 11 12
Miss T Eyston (7)
S.P. f’cast: 8-11 Vivaldi Collonges, 7-2 Strumble Head, 5-1 Hard
Station, 8-1 Skylander, 25-1 Brandy And Red, 50-1 Ambitious Pursuit.
5.15 Attheraces Standard Open NH Flat Race (5) 2m 1f £2,274
1 3- Colonel Custard (21) Nicky Martin 5 11 0
M Griffiths
2 30- Hymn And A Prayer (96) Mrs F M Shaw 5 11 0
Mr M Legg (5)
3 65- Imperial Elixir [T] [WS] (166) F O’Brien 5 11 0 R Patrick (5)
4
Leaving Home P Bowen 5 11 0
S Bowen
5 30- Personal Coach (141) Robert Stephens 5 11 0 T J O’Brien
6 27- Railroad Junkie [T] (185) E Williams 5 11 0
A Wedge
7
Colonel Miller A King 4 10 10
T Bellamy
8
Earth Prince P Nicholls 4 10 10
H Cobden
D G Noonan
9 9- Gaelic Poet (60) T Vaughan 4 10 10
10 5- Gibb Hill (160) R Buckler 4 10 10
Sean Houlihan (5)
11
Pepperdew S-J Davies 4 10 10
D Bass
12 84- Ruffling Feathers (24) C Tizzard 4 10 10 S Twiston-Davies
13
Top Of The Charts W Greatrex 4 10 10
R Johnson
14 0- Dancing Hearts [H] (187) M Scudamore 5 10 7 T Scudamore
15 9- Finch Fancy (116) N Mitchell 6 10 7
Mr R Dingle (7)
16 87- Puzzle Cache [B] (21) M Hill 4 10 3
J McGrath
S.P. f’cast: 3-1 Earth Prince, 5-1 Colonel Custard, 11-2 Colonel
Miller, 6-1 Top Of The Charts, 8-1 Ruffling Feathers, 12-1 Railroad
Junkie, Imperial Elixir, 14-1 Leaving Home, 16-1 Others.
York
Going: Good to firm-good in places TV: ITV4 2.20, 2.55, 3.30 & 4.05
Marlborough
2.20 - Tuff Rock
2.55 - Flying Pursuit
3.30 - Harry Angel
4.05 - Highgarden
/ Sky 426 & Virgin 536
Draw: Low numbers best on the straight track, especially when soft
4.35 - Three Saints Bay
5.05 - Delft Dancer
5.35 - Reverend Jacobs (nap)
2.20 Special Jorvik Handicap (2) 1m 4f £31,125
1 233 Banksea (76) C Appleby 5 9 10
James Doyle 3
2 -20 Grandee (5) (D) D O’Meara 4 9 9
Daniel Tudhope 6
D Muscutt 1
3 -41 Crowned Eagle (46) M Botti 4 9 5
4 121 Island Brave (47) (D) Mrs H Main 4 9 2
L Morris 2
O Murphy 5
5 2-8 Contango (21) A Balding 4 8 13
6 1/1 Hamada (18) (D) C Appleby 4 8 12
W Buick 7
P Mulrennan 8
7 1/1 Now Children (98) C Cox 4 8 11
8 -42 Tuff Rock (25) (BF) Ed Walker 4 8 8
E Greatrex 4
S.P. f’cast: 9-4 Hamada, 6-1 Now Children, Crowned Eagle, 7-1 Others.
2.55 Infinity Tyres Handicap (2) 6f £18,675
1 4-6 Teruntum Star [P] (18) (CD)(D) K Ryan 6 9 7 K Stott 7
2 405 Final Venture [H] (23) (D) P Midgley 6 9 6 O Murphy 10
3 8-8 Flying Pursuit [P] (18) (CD)(D) T Easterby 5 9 6
Rachel Richardson (3) 15
L Dettori 18
4 074 Danzeno (20) (D) M Appleby 7 9 6
5 111 Foolaad [T] (23) (D) S Bowring 7 9 5
R Winston 8
6 434 Out Do [B] (83) (C)(D) D O’Meara 9 9 5 Daniel Tudhope 11
7 138 Tomily (26) (D) R Hannon 4 9 3
Hollie Doyle 6
8 39- Golden Apollo (214) (CD)(D) T Easterby 4 9 2P Mulrennan 16
9 1-0 El Hombre (47) (D) K Dalgleish 4 8 11
R Scott (3) 14
J P Sullivan 17
10425 Ower Fly (20) (D) Mrs R Carr 5 8 10
11 0-5 Classic Seniority (18) (C)(D) Mrs M Fife 6 8 9 B McHugh 12
12 0-3 Orion’s Bow (23) (D) T Easterby 7 8 8
D Allan 9
13842 George Bowen [V] (11) (D) R Fahey 6 8 7 C Beasley 5
14 8-1 Gin In The Inn (18) (D) R Fahey 5 8 7
P Hanagan 19
15 -36 Dark Defender [B] (16) (CD)(D) K Dalgleish 5 8 5 L Morris 13
16 -03 Private Matter (11) (D) R Fahey 4 8 4
P Mathers 3
17724 Quick Look (11) (D) M W Easterby 5 8 2 Nathan Evans 2
18 4-2 Lucky Beggar (19) (D) D C Griffiths 8 8 2
A Mullen 4
19444 Firmdecisions (47) N Tinkler 8 8 2
C Hardie 1
S.P. f’cast: 11-2 Orion’s Bow, 7-1 Gin In The Inn, 8-1 George
Bowen, 10-1 Foolaad, Teruntum Star, Final Venture, 12-1 Others.
4.35 Conundrum HR Consulting Handicap (3) 3YO 7f £12,450
1 163 Desert Doctor (27) Ed Walker 9 7
L Morris 6
2 -12 Commander Han (34) (D) (BF) K Ryan 9 4
K Stott 15
T Hamilton 16
3 62- Zap (200) (C) R Fahey 9 4
P Mulrennan 5
4 0-0 John Kirkup (25) M Dods 9 1
5 4-1 Three Saints Bay (23) (D) D O’Meara 9 1 Daniel Tudhope 2
6 8-1 Queen’s Sargent (46) (D) K Ryan 9 0
S Gray 11
DOUBTFUL 1
7 1-4 Flavius Titus (42) (D) (BF) R Varian 8 8
P Hanagan 7
8 61- Clubbable (198) R Fahey 8 7
9 222 Montague (12) (D) D O’Meara 8 7
S James 14
10 4-3 Valdolobo (16) K Burke 8 7
P J McDonald 10
11 -37 Excellent Times (7) T Easterby 8 5
J P Sullivan 4
12 1-4 Cavatina (20) (D) W Haggas 8 5
H Bentley 9
13 24- Poet’s Dawn (218) (D) T Easterby 8 4
D Fentiman 3
A Mullen 12
14341 Citron Major (15) N Tinkler 8 4
M Dwyer 8
15 -24 Lord Vetinari (21) A Balding 8 3
16 08- International Man (201) (C) R Fahey 8 2 P Mathers 13
S.P. f’cast: 5-1 Three Saints Bay, 13-2 Commander Han, 8-1
Valdolobo, Clubbable, Queen’s Sargent, 10-1 Others.
5.05 EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (3) 2YO 5f £12,450
1 1 Mayson Mac (46) (D) D O’Meara 9 8 Daniel Tudhope 6
J Crowley 3
2 31 Delft Dancer (15) (D) M Johnston 9 3
3
Charming Kid R Fahey 9 2
P Hanagan 5
4
Duke Of Hazzard P Cole 9 2
L Morris 8
5
Rathbone K Ryan 9 2
T Eaves 4
6 31 Tarrzan (13) (D) J Gallagher 9 2
P J McDonald 2
7 2 World Order (18) D Carroll 9 2
James Doyle 9
Beika T Coyle 8 11
B McHugh 1
8
Leoube R Hannon 8 11
A Atzeni 7
9
S.P. f’cast: 11-4 World Order, 9-2 Leoube, 11-2 Delft Dancer, 6-1
Mayson Mac, 13-2 Charming Kid, 10-1 Rathbone, Tarrzan, 12-1 Others.
5.35 Oaks Farm Stables Handicap (4) 1m 4f £12,031
1 3-1 Ceilidhs Dream (28) R Beckett 9 0
H Bentley 1
A Atzeni 3
2 1-1 Dancing Brave Bear (41) E Vaughan 9 0
3 1- Ejtyah (150) D M Simcock 9 0
J P Spencer 2
W Buick 6
4 -41 Expensive Liaison (9) (D) H Palmer 9 0
5 1-2 Give And Take (19) W Haggas 9 0
James Doyle 5
L Dettori 4
6 1-3 Highgarden (19) (BF) J Gosden 9 0
O Murphy 7
7 6-1 Lubinka (35) P Chapple-Hyam 9 0
S.P. f’cast: 5-2 Ceilidhs Dream, 11-4 Highgarden, 7-2 Give And
Take, 5-1 Lubinka, 8-1 Ejtyah, 14-1 Others.
1 0-0 Mutadaffeq (25) (D) D O’Meara 5 9 8
D Nolan 18
J Crowley 2
2 14- Okool (235) (D) Owen Burrows 4 9 7
3 13- Michael’s Mount (J32) (D) I Williams 5 9 7 W Buick 20
T Hamilton 10
4 -78 Carnageo [B] (27) (C) R Fahey 5 9 7
5 37- Visitant (248) (C) D Thompson 5 9 6
A Mullen 8
6 25- Je Suis Charlie [P] (J117) (D) J J Quinn 4 9 6 J Hart 13
7 6-9 Daawy [P] (27) D O’Meara 4 9 5
Daniel Tudhope 17
8 24- Armandihan (201) K Ryan 4 9 5
T Eaves 5
P Mulrennan 1
9 -02 Mooltazem (12) M Dods 4 9 4
10 21- Moayadd (376) (D) N Mulholland 6 9 4 Hollie Doyle 12
G Mosse 16
11 8-8 Rake’s Progress (25) Mrs H Main 4 9 1
12 21- Reverend Jacobs (250) (D) W Haggas 4 9 0 James Doyle 9
13 1-1 Sky Eagle (16) (D) Ed Walker 4 8 12
P Cosgrave 4
14 7-8 Ghayyar (14) T Easterby 4 8 12 Rachel Richardson (3) 3
15 5-3 Doctor Cross (18) R Fahey 4 8 11
P Hanagan 6
16 51- Zeelander (212) R Varian 4 8 10
A Atzeni 14
17315 Captain Pugwash (35) (BF) H Spiller 4 8 9 P J McDonald 19
18 -01 Regal Mirage (10) (D) T Easterby 4 8 8(6ex) D Allan 11
19 42- Sellingallthetime [P] (218) (CD)(D) M Appleby 7 8 7 L Morris 7
20 7-8 Liquid Gold (20) (BF) R Fahey 4 8 7
P Mathers 15
S.P. f’cast: 13-2 Michael’s Mount, 7-1 Zeelander, 8-1 Sky Eagle,
10-1 Reverend Jacobs, 12-1 Regal Mirage, Mooltazem, Doctor Cross,
Okool, 14-1 Others.
Sedgefield
Wincanton
Going: Good-good to firm in places
2.00 (2m178yds h’cap hdle): Russian Rascal (D Irving
18-1) 1; Strong Team (12-1) 2; Fighting Back (11-1) 3.
Miss Benefitz 4-1F. 13 ran. 8l, nk. (M Barnes). NR: Simply
Business.
2.30 (2m77yds h’cap ch): My Renaissance (J England 9-2)
1; Stormbay Bomber (7-1) 2; Reverse The Charge (25-1)
3. Citadel evs F. 8 ran. 8l, 31/4l. (Sam England).
3.00 (2m178yds mdn hdle): Jamacho (D Cook 9-4) 1;
Beach Break (9-2) 2; Francky Du Berlais (13-8F) 3. 10 ran.
41/2l, 11/2l. (B Ellison). NR: Stipulate.
3.30 (2m77yds nov ch): Curious Carlos (J Bowen 4-6F) 1;
Ballyvic Boru (7-4) 2; Gris De Pron (8-1) 3. 4 ran. 31/4l,
28l. (P Bowen).
4.00 (2m3f188yds nov hdle): Autumn Surprise (B Hughes
15-8) 1; Shine Away (3-1) 2; Angel’s Envy (12-1) 3.
Tickerty Boo 6-4F. 6 ran. 31/4l, 3/4l. (T Easterby).
4.30 (2m3f65yds h’cap ch): Quick Brew (D Irving 14-1) 1;
Oscar O’scar (4-1) 2; General Mahler (10-11F) 3. 6 ran.
11/4l, nk. (M Barnes). NR: Border Breaker.
5.00 (2m178yds nh flat): Master Debonair (J Bowen
10-11F) 1; Sixties Star (5-1) 2; Staged Engagement (152) 3. 11 ran. 6l, 6l. (C Tizzard). NR: Night Manager.
Placepot: £813.00.
Quadpot: £10.20.
Going: Good-good to firm in places
2.20 (1m7f65yds nov hdle): Let’s Sway (C Hammond 14-1)
1; Marettimo (5-1) 2; The Detainee (6-4F) 3. 7 ran. 7l,
26l. (Mrs T Barfoot-Saunt).
2.50 (1m7f65yds h’cap hdle): Ice Tres (Miss Page Fuller
7-1) 1; The Major (9-1) 2; Ruby Russet (9-4F) 3. 11 ran.
6l, 13/4l. (C Down).
3.20 (2m5f82yds h’cap hdle): Flo’sboy Sam (H Cobden
40-1) 1; The Black Squirrel (13-2) 2; Chato (11-1) 3. Stole
The Show 11-8F. 9 ran. 41/2l, 9l. (C Tizzard). NR:
Whatthebutlersaw.
3.50 (2m4f35yds nov ch): Indian Hawk (D Jacob 11-8F) 1;
Overland Flyer (9-4) 2; Braavos (4-1) 3. 4 ran. 10l, 14l. (N
Henderson).
4.20 (3m2f162yds h’cap ch): Bramble Brook (H Cobden
5-2) 1; More Buck’s (6-4JF) 2; Rise Of An Empire (6-4JF)
3. 3 ran. 17l, 3l. (C Tizzard). NR: Phangio.
4.50 (1m7f65yds nh flat): Lilliput Lane (B J Powell 7-1) 1;
Organdi (25-1) 2; Skin Deep (9-2) 3; Rose Crown (4-1F) 4.
17 ran. 21/2l, 31/2l, nk. (J Farrelly).
5.20 (3m1f30yds ch): Woodfleet (Mr J Nailor 6-1) 1;
Unioniste (1-3F) 2; Kayf Supreme (12-1) 3. 4 ran. 13l, 99l.
(R Bandey).
Placepot: £1,805.60.
Quadpot: £185.00.
3.30 Clipper Logistics Stakes (Group 2) (1) 6f £70,888
1 14- Harry Angel (207) (D) (BF) C Cox 4 9 13
A Kirby 3
T Eaves 7
2 6-1 Brando (27) (D) K Ryan 6 9 8
3 2-8 Ornate [H,T] (11) D C Griffiths 5 9 8
D Allan 4
4 2-1 Perfect Pasture [V] (53) (D) M W Easterby 8 9 8 P Makin 5
5 5-2 Sir Dancealot (27) (CD) D Elsworth 4 9 8 James Doyle 6
6 22- Tasleet [P] (207) (CD)(D) W Haggas 5 9 8
J Crowley 2
A Starke 1
7 9-4 Artistica (44) (D) D Moser (Ger) 4 9 5
S.P. f’cast: 8-11 Harry Angel, 4-1 Tasleet, Brando, 12-1 Sir
Dancealot, 25-1 Perfect Pasture, 33-1 Artistica, 50-1 Ornate.
4.05 Musidora Stakes (Fillies’ Group 3) (1) 3YO 1m 2f £56,710
Afternoon results
Beverley Going: Good to firm-good in places
2.10 (5f nov): Deep Intrigue (Daniel Tudhope 4-7F) 1;
Vange (6-1) 2; Moojim (10-1) 3. 7 ran. 3/4l, 5l. (M
Johnston). NRs: Champagne Clouds, Leodis Dream.
2.40 (5f nov): Pearl Of Qatar (Ben Robinson 25-1) 1; Ahlan
Bil Emarati (6-4F) 2; Pesci (3-1) 3. 9 ran. 1l, 2l. (B Ellison).
3.10 (5f sell): Moonlit Sands (Ben Robinson 7-2) 1; Sienna
Says (11-4) 2; Cavendish Place (14-1) 3. Ce De Nullis 2-1F.
8 ran. 1l, 1l. (B Ellison).
3.40 (5f h’cap): Desert Ace (P Mulrennan 7-2) 1; Gamesome
(11-4F) 2; Young Tiger (12-1) 3. 10 ran. 1l, hd. (P Midgley).
4.10 (1m100yds h’cap): Dawaaleeb (J Fanning 11-4F) 1;
Alejandro (3-1) 2; Zodiakos (20-1) 3. 11 ran. 23/4l, 1/2l. (J
L Eyre). NR: Magic City.
4.40 (1m1f207yds h’cap): Neverbeen To Paris (Daniel
Tudhope 4-1F) 1; Juneau (6-1) 2; Dr Richard Kimble (161) 3. 15 ran. 21/4l, 3/4l. (M Bell).
5.10 (1m4f23yds h’cap): Quantatmental (P J McDonald
11-2) 1; Dagueneau (9-2JF) 2; Dame Nellie (7-1) 3.
Contrebasse 9-2JF. 11 ran. 13/4l, 21/4l. (T Dascombe). NR:
Burn Some Dust.
5.45 (7f96yds mdn): Georgian Manor (Josephine Gordon
8-11F) 1; Bayshore Freeway (8-1) 2; Ormesher (6-1) 3. 10
ran. 31/4l, 8l. (Sir M Stoute). NRs: Fascinator, Lambrini
Lullaby, Yvanlend.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £5,601.08 carried over.
Placepot: £39.30. Quadpot: £13.10.
***
The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 2018
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Sport Racing
Perth
Evening results
Bath
Going: Good to soft-soft in places TV: Sky 426 & Virgin 536
6.05 Grampian Hotel Maiden Hurdle (4) 2m 4f £4,224
1 0- Black N Blue (19) R M Smith 6 11 0
B Hughes
2 /2- Champ (116) (BF) N Henderson 6 11 0 N De Boinville
3 5- Court Dreaming (52) N Richards 5 11 0
R Day (3)
4 PP- Goliath [T] (46) M Barnes 6 11 0
D Irving (3)
5 58- J And M Greengairs (20) R M Smith 10 11 0 S Mulqueen (3)
6 0P- Moores Novelty [T] (20) N Alexander 6 11 0 Lucy Alexander
7 70/ Solway Storm (569) Miss L Harrison 8 11 0 C Bewley (3)
8 P4- Storm Nelson (21) Mrs L Normile 5 11 0 G Cockburn (3)
9 FP- Templenaboe (122) Miss L Russell 6 11 0
Derek Fox
10 5-0 Espoir Moriviere (11) Mrs R Dobbin 4 10 9 Craig Nichol
S.P. f’cast: 2-9 Champ, 10-1 Court Dreaming, 16-1 Others.
6.35 Heineken UK Novices’ Handicap Chase (4) 2m £4,640
1 64- Alizee De Janeiro [P] (61) (D) Miss L Russell 8 11 12D Fox
2 64- Calivigny [V] (21) N Alexander 9 11 11 Mr J Andrews (7)
3 15- Dakota Grey (26) (BF) M Hammond 7 11 10 A P Cawley
4 8P- Vertigo [T] (53) (D) Miss L Russell 6 11 10 B Campbell (5)
5 85- Motion To Strike (38) Mrs J Stephen 8 10 11 Ross Chapman (3)
6 94- Fit For Fifty (38) D McCain 6 10 3
B Hughes
7 03- Magnolia Ridge (225) (D) A B Hamilton 8 10 2 H Brooke
8 6P- Rain In The Face [T,WS] (54) Sam England 5 10 0 J England
S.P. f’cast: 3-1 Alizee De Janeiro, 4-1 Dakota Grey, 5-1 Others.
7.05 Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m £4,606
1 2U- Bahrikate [T] (20) (CD) (BF) S Corbett 5 11 12 J Corbett (5)
2 74- Silk Run (113) Tom Lacey 5 11 12
N De Boinville
3 48- Cosmic Tigress (F13) (D) J J Quinn 7 11 10
C R King
4 40- Sense Of Urgency [H] (238) Mrs L Normile 6 11 5 G Cockburn (3)
5 /0- Quantum Of Solace [H] (26) (D) F O’Brien 8 11 4 P Brennan
6 04- Hidden Dilemma (19) S Crawford (Ire) 5 11 4 Craig Nichol
7 95- Jolie Crickette [B,T] (21) (D) N Alexander 6 11 3 Lucy Alexander
8 9-P Drumnagreagh [P] (9) S Crawford (Ire) 5 11 2 B Hughes
9 06- Emilyogue (29) J Ryan (Ire) 5 11 0 Thomas Brett (7)
10 69- Hot Gossip (70) Mrs D Sayer 4 10 5
S Quinlan
S.P. f’cast: 7-2 Silk Run, 4-1 Hidden Dilemma, 5-1 Bahrikate, 6-1
Cosmic Tigress, 10-1 Quantum Of Solace, Jolie Crickette, 12-1 Others.
7.35 Handicap Chase (5) 3m £3,583
1 13- Onderun (19) (D) G Bewley 9 12 2
J Bewley (3)
2 45- Ardmillan (19) (D) S Crawford (Ire) 10 11 12 P Brennan
3 P2- Miss Biscotti (353) Gemma Anderson 10 11 12 N Moscrop (5)
4 13- Orioninverness [P,T] (23) Miss L Russell 7 11 8 S Mulqueen (3)
5 53- Havana Jack [P] (30) (D) L Kerr 8 11 5
B Hughes
6 55/ Ballinvegga [P] (518) (C)(D) Mrs J Stephen 8 11 4 R Day (3)
7 62- Gibbstown [P] (23) (D) P Stafford (Ire) 12 11 0Derek Fox
8 54- Jackofhearts (30) Mrs J McGregor 10 10 0
S Quinlan
9 6P- Solway Trigger (220) Miss L Harrison 9 10 0 Ross Chapman (3)
10 6-4 Daydream Island [P] (9) Mrs S Walton 8 10 0T Willmott (7)
11 3P- Under The Red Sky [B] (23) (D) K Johnson 11 10 0 A Clarke (7)
12 45- Top Cat Dj [T] (173) (D) M Barnes 10 10 0 T Dowson (3)
S.P. f’cast: 3-1 Onderun, 5-1 Ardmillan, Havana Jack, 11-2
Gibbstown, 6-1 Orioninverness, 12-1 Others.
5.20 Derek Shergold Handicap (6) 6f £3,105
Marlborough
6.05 - Champ
6.35 - Alizee De Janeiro
7.05 - Bahrikate
7.35 - Havana Jack
8.05 - Shanaway
8.35 - Reivers Lodge
9.05 - Cultram Abbey
8.05 Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (5) 3m £3,583
1 44- Cockley Beck [P] (46) N Richards 6 11 12
B Hughes
2 37- Solway Palm (268) Miss L Harrison 8 11 8 Ross Chapman (3)
3 2U- Arizona Bound (32) Miss L Russell 6 11 7 C Bewley (3)
4 -45 Le Hachette (15) J Ryan (Ire) 5 11 6 Thomas Brett (7)
5 66- Highland Peak (19) Mrs J Stephen 6 11 4
R Day (3)
6 52- Shanaway (19) W Coltherd 7 11 2
Sam Coltherd (5)
7 22- Border Victor [P] (29) (BF) F Murtagh 6 10 12L Murtagh (5)
8 66- Forth Cave [P] (29) Mrs D Sayer 6 10 12
S Quinlan
9 77- I’ll Run With You (54) Mrs D Sayer 5 10 11 C McCormack (3)
10 P8- Our Morris (175) G Bewley 7 10 9
J Bewley (3)
11 27- Dutch Canyon (21) N Alexander 8 10 8 G Cockburn (3)
12 42- Classical Sound (33) Mrs R Dobbin 6 10 6 Craig Nichol
13 00- Gentleman James [T] (141) Mrs D Sayer 6 10 0 J Hamilton
14 83- Honeychile Ryder [B,H] (32) Mrs D Sayer 7 10 0 C O’Farrell
S.P. f’cast: 9-2 Border Victor, 5-1 Cockley Beck, 6-1 Shanaway,
Classical Sound, 8-1 Le Hachette, Arizona Bound, 14-1 Others.
8.35 Salutation Hotel Handicap Hurdle (4) 3m £5,588
1 -03 Quantum Dot [B] (12) E De Giles 7 9 10 W Cox (5) 11
2 233 Dalness Express [P,T] (14) (D) J G O’Shea 5 9 7 Fran Berry 1
3 882 Fantasy Justifier [P] (9) (D) R Harris 7 9 6
J Fahy 15
4 093 Mighty Zip [P] (9) (D) Mrs L Williamson 6 9 5 Jordan Uys (7) 13
5 722 Toolatetodelegate [P,T] (14) (BF) B Barr 4 9 1 T Whelan 14
6 9-0 Amberine (9) M Saunders 4 9 0
L Keniry 3
7 662 Dreams Of Glory (9) (CD)(C) (BF) R Hodges 10 9 0 D Probert 5
8 426 Celerity [P] (11) (BF) Mrs L Williamson 4 8 13 P Sirigu 12
9 452 Stopdworldnletmeof [B,E] (41) D Flood 4 8 13 R Kingscote 7
10 98- Polkadot Princess (162) Mrs N Evans 4 8 13 G Downing 8
11 9-0 Delahay (15) M Blanshard 4 8 12
C Bishop 2
F Norton 9
12087 Mostashreqah [P] (14) J Bradley 5 8 12
13460 Go Charlie [H] (7) Mrs L Williamson 7 8 12 T Clark (3) 10
Pierre-Louis Jamin (7) 4
14598 Jakeboy (14) S Kirk 4 8 12
15760 Dramatic Voice [H] (35) K C-Brown 5 8 12 P Dobbs 6
S.P. f’cast: 4-1 Dreams Of Glory, 5-1 Toolatetodelegate, 6-1 Dalness
Express, 13-2 Fantasy Justifier, 7-1 Mighty Zip, 8-1 Others.
5.55 Drive Vauxhall Fillies’ Handicap (5) 6f £3,752
1 132 Powerful Dream [P] (14) (CD)(C) R Harris 5 9 10 J Fahy 5
2 7-6 Coronation Cottage (14) (CD)(C) M Saunders 4 9 7 L Keniry 2
3 452 Met By Moonlight (9) R Hodges 4 9 2
D Probert 7
4 7-8 Sweet Pursuit (14) (D) B Millman 4 9 1 T Marquand 3
5 755 Everkyllachy [B] (22) (C)(D) J S Moore 4 8 13 C Bishop 6
Hayley Turner 1
6 446 Napping [P] (65) Olly Murphy 5 8 4
7 -06 Val’s Magic Touch [B] (14) J G O’Shea 4 8 2 F Norton 4
S.P. f’cast: 2-1 Powerful Dream, 9-4 Met By Moonlight, 5-1
Napping, 7-1 Coronation Cottage, 10-1 Others.
1 P8- Landecker [V] (20) N Alexander 10 12 0Mr J Andrews (7)
2 3F- Jet Master [H,T] (21) (C) N Alexander 12 11 12 Lucy Alexander
3 /9- Presence Felt (141) (D) J E Dixon 10 11 12Mr J Dixon (7)
4 83- Benechenko (29) (D) F O’Brien 6 11 11 Brodie Hampson (5)
5 56/ Baysbrown (385) (CD) N Richards 8 11 7
C R King
6 9-3 Native Optimist (9) (CD)(D) Mrs S Walton 11 11 7S Coltherd (5)
7 31- Mill Forge [P] (19) (C) S Crawford (Ire) 11 11 1 B Hughes
8 65- Late Date (21) (CD)(D) M Hammond 7 10 11 F O’Toole (3)
9 64- Top Billing (38) (D) N Richards 9 10 11
R Day (3)
10 54- Reivers Lodge [H,T] (20) S Corbett 6 10 10 J Corbett (5)
11 94- Wyfield Rose [P] (21) (CD) A Whillans 9 10 9 H Brooke
12 42- Maraweh [P] (21) (CD)(D) Miss L Russell 8 10 7T Willmott (7)
S.P. f’cast: 3-1 Mill Forge, 11-2 Maraweh, 13-2 Jet Master,
8-1 Benechenko, 10-1 Top Billing, Native Optimist, 12-1 Others.
1 36- Swing Out Sister (188) (D) C Cox 9 7
S Hitchcott 8
2 386 Knockout Blow (15) (D) M Johnston 9 6
F Norton 7
T Marquand 1
3 -42 Haylah (8) (BF) R Hannon 9 3
4 4-6 Aquadabra (9) (CD) C Mason 9 2
C Bishop 3
5 -01 Crystal Deauville [P,T] (14) (D) Miss G Kelleway 9 1 W Cox (5) 6
6 4-U Dreamboat Annie (9) (CD) (BF) M Usher 9 0 D Probert 4
R Kingscote 5
7 5-4 Kodina (79) C Hills 8 12
8 68- Donny Belle (254) D Brown 8 12
K Shoemark 2
S.P. f’cast: 7-2 Crystal Deauville, 4-1 Haylah, Kodina, 5-1
Dreamboat Annie, 13-2 Knockout Blow, 7-1 Others.
9.05 Bruce Farms Open Hunters’ Chase (5) 3m £2,998
6.55 EBF Confined Novice Stakes (4) 1m 4f £5,531
1 24- Creevytennant (181) (CD)(C)(D) F O’Brien 14 12 6
Miss L M Pinchin (7)
2 /1- Double Whammy [V] (353) (C)(D) I Jardine 12 12 6
Mr B G Crawford (5)
3 5P- Kilbree Kid [B,T] (204) (CD)(D) T R George 11 12 6 Mr N George (3)
4 31- Cultram Abbey (19) (CD)(D) N Richards 11 12 2 Mr J Dawson
5 41- Mendip Express [T] (23) (D9) P Hobbs 12 12 2 Mr D Maxwell
6 P2- Afterclass [P] (18) (D) Mrs E Mcewen 10 11 12 Mr R Wilson (7)
7 P-3 Milans Well [B] (10) (D) W Young Jnr 12 11 12Mr D Delahunt (7)
8 32- Thomond [T,V] (18) (D) N Alexander 10 11 12 Mr K Alexander
9 33- Viacometti [P] (18) (C)(D) (BF) Mrs K Lynn 9 11 12
Miss C R Crane (7)
S.P. f’cast: 5-2 Mendip Express, 3-1 Cultram Abbey, 7-2 Others.
1
Brahms De Clermont (J26) P Nicholls 7 10 0Megan Nicholls (5) 2
2 83 Demophon (18) S Flook 4 10 0
T J Murphy 9
Falcon’s View S bin Suroor 4 10 0
H Crouch 7
3
P Dobbs 3
4 3-4 Roc Astrale (13) Mrs A Perrett 4 10 0
5 3 Flintrock (17) A Balding 3 8 11
Joshua Bryan (5) 10
Hayley Turner 4
6 0 Khazix (18) J Osborne 3 8 11
7 8 Pirate King (25) H Dunlop 3 8 11
T Marquand 6
8
Point Of Honour S Crisford 3 8 11
K Shoemark 8
9
Sarim J Osborne 3 8 11
D Costello 1
F Norton 5
10 3 Francophilia (18) (BF) M Johnston 3 8 6
S.P. f’cast: 9-4 Francophilia, 3-1 Falcon’s View, 11-2 Brahms De
Clermont, 8-1 Roc Astrale, Point Of Honour, 12-1 Others.
3.20 norwichinns.com Handicap (Div 1) (6) 1m 2f £3,105
10 9-8 Ripper Street [H] (8) Mrs C Dunnett 4 8 8
J Quinn 2
S.P. f’cast: 5-2 Outofthequestion, 7-2 Genuine Approval, 5-1
Orobas, 6-1 Hard Toffee, 8-1 Sanam, Navajo Storm, 14-1 Longside,
16-1 Sexy Secret, 33-1 Others.
6.25 MJ Church Handicap (5) 3YO 5f £3,752
Chepstow
Marlborough
5.20 - Dalness Express
5.55 - Met By Moonlight
6.25 - Swing Out Sister
6.55 - Roc Astrale
7.25 - Love And Be Loved
7.55 - Attain
8.25 - Christmas Night
Going: Firm TV: Sky 415
Draw: Low numbers are favoured in races up to a mile.
[B] Blinkers [V] Visor [E] Eyeshield [T] Tongue Strap [P] Cheekpieces
7.25 Weatherbys VAT Services Handicap (5) 1m 2f £3,752
1 581 Bayston Hill (13) (CD)(D) M Usher 4 9 10 Joshua Bryan (5) 7
2 1-5 See The Sea [P] (5) (CD)(D) R Hannon 4 9 9 Rossa Ryan (5) 8
3 1-0 Love And Be Loved (14) J Flint 4 9 9
W Cox (5) 1
R Kingscote 5
4 -96 Lady Valdean [P] (30) J Santos 4 9 7
T Marquand 2
5 477 Manchego [T] (30) J Osborne 4 9 5
6 061 Spiritual Man (21) (D) Jonjo O’Neill 6 9 2 Fran Berry 3
D Probert 9
7 5-3 Edge [B] (17) (D) B J Llewellyn 7 8 11
8 957 Pack It In [P] (17) (CD) A Dunn 5 8 8 Hayley Turner 6
F Norton 4
9 334 Let Me In [V] (37) B J Llewellyn 8 8 7
S.P. f’cast: 7-2 Bayston Hill, 9-2 Spiritual Man, 11-2 See The Sea,
6-1 Let Me In, Edge, 7-1 Love And Be Loved, 10-1 Others.
7.55 Pimms Handicap (5) 1m 5f £3,655
1 -34 Volpone Jelois [B] (J24) (BF) P Nicholls 5 9 7
Megan Nicholls (5) 5
2 531 French Mix (7) (D) A Dunn 4 9 6(6ex) Rossa Ryan (5) 3
3 23- Desert Cross (J151) (C) Jonjo O’Neill 5 9 3 Fran Berry 4
4 642 Attain (2) (C) Archie Watson 9 9 3 Pierre-Louis Jamin (7) 1
5 80- Danglydontask (196) (C) D Arbuthnot 7 8 10D Probert 2
S.P. f’cast: 2-1 French Mix, 11-4 Volpone Jelois, 10-3 Attain, 9-2
Desert Cross, 10-1 Danglydontask.
8.25 Dribuild Handicap (6) 3YO 1m £3,105
1 769 My Boy Sepoy (23) S C Williams 9 9
Fran Berry 16
2 00- Caviar Royale (177) Mrs N Evans 9 8
G Downing 9
3 0-0 Johni Boxit [P] (28) Miss G Kelleway 9 7 Aaron Jones (3) 15
4 -11 Choral Music (15) (D) J Portman 9 7
R Hornby 7
5 231 Christmas Night (9) O Pears 9 7 Ben Robinson (5) 2
6 09- Silvington (190) D Loughnane 9 7
Rossa Ryan (5) 1
7 633 Pact Of Steel (7) H Dunlop 9 7
H Crouch 13
K Shoemark 5
8 -45 Medici Oro (105) D Brown 9 6
T Ladd (7) 3
9 -95 Racehorse (8) (BF) H Morrison 9 6
10868 Parable (16) J Flint 9 5
D Costello 12
R Kingscote 8
11458 Nautica [H] (16) J Portman 9 4
L Keniry 11
12 8-4 Twickenham (13) J S Moore 9 2
13 0-0 Dracarys [P] (26) J Santos 9 1
Oscar Pereira 14
14 58- Bond Angel (343) P Evans 8 7
Hayley Turner 6
15 7-8 Shamrock Emma (28) J Best 8 7
J Haynes 4
16764 Kylie Style [H] (13) Steph Hollinshead 8 7 F Norton 10
S.P. f’cast: 7-2 Choral Music, 9-2 Christmas Night, 6-1 Pact Of
Steel, 8-1 Racehorse, My Boy Sepoy, 10-1 Kylie Style, 14-1 Others.
Whistler’s Nap
Tasleet (3.30 York) is today’s nap for Whistler (Marcus Armytage) of
The Sunday Telegraph.
Going: Good to firm-good in places
5.15 (5f16yds nov): Whataguy (Megan Nicholls 11-2) 1;
Country Rose (20-1) 2; Pink Iceburg (7-2) 3. John
Betjeman 3-1F. 12 ran. hd, 11/2l. (P Nicholls). NR:
Merarani.
5.50 (1m14yds nov): Maypole (T Marquand 7-2) 1;
Golden Iris (20-1) 2; Zain City (7-2) 3. Diocles Of Rome
5-2F. 10 ran. 11/4l, 11/2l. (R Hannon). NR: Lopito.
6.20 (1m14yds h’cap): Happy Escape (T J Murphy 10-1)
1; Zlatan (11-2) 2; Mr Tyrrell (9-2) 3. Hats Off To Larry
5-2F. 13 ran. nk, nk. (N Mulholland). NR: Sir Roderic.
6.50 (6f16yds h’cap): Harry Beau (Fran Berry 6-1) 1;
Oeil De Tigre (11-1) 2; Awesome Allan (6-1) 3. Tifl
5-1F. 12 ran. 1/2l, 31/4l. (P Evans). NRs: Kinglami, Mad
Endeavour.
7.20 (1m2f h’cap): Qaswarah (J Crowley 7-1) 1; Show
Of Force (9-2) 2; Maid Up (15-8F) 3. 11 ran. 1/2l, hd. (E
Dunlop). NRs: Golden Image, Happy Ending, Lady
Alavesa, Pink Phantom, So Enjoy.
7.50 (1m4f h’cap): River Dart (S De Sousa 4-1F) 1;
Innoko (7-1) 2; Frantical (25-1) 3. 12 ran. nk, 8l. (A
Carroll). NRs: Anton Chigurh, Dancing Dragon, Time To
Sea, Upended, Wildomar.
8.20 (2m h’cap): Bailarico (R Kingscote 11-4) 1; The
Way You Dance (5-2F) 2; Grams And Ounces (10-1) 3.
9 ran. 2l, 9l. (W Greatrex). NRs: Jalors, Massini’s Trap,
Ocean Gale, Southern States.
Placepot: £201.70.
Quadpot: £14.80.
Southwell
Going: Good
5.30 (2m4f62yds h’cap ch): Too Many Diamonds (H
Skelton 11-4JF) 1; Global Domination (11-4JF) 2; Little
Jimmy (10-1) 3. 10 ran. 1l, 21/2l. (D Skelton).
6.00 (1m7f153yds h’cap ch): Oliver’s Gold (Miss E Todd
5-1) 1; Mccabe Creek (12-1) 2; Ulis De Vassy (7-2JF) 3.
Get Rhythm 7-2JF. 7 ran. 33/4l, 2l. (M Walford). NRs:
Conna Cross, Salto Chisco.
6.30 (2m4f62yds ch): Pass The Hat (Mr J M Andrews
13-2) 1; Galway Jack (1-3F) 2; Sam Cavallaro (8-1) 3.
7 ran. 1l, 7l. (D Holmes). NR: Such A Legend.
7.00 (2m7f209yds h’cap nov hdle): Flying Verse (D Bass
11-1) 1; News For Pascal (12-1) 2; Powerstown Park
(16-1) 3. Arthur’s Reuben 13-8F. 9 ran. 16l, 41/2l. (David
Dennis).
7.30 (2m4f62yds mdn hdle): Settie Hill (N De Boinville
1-14F) 1; Simply Mani (16-1) 2; Delirious Love (8-1) 3.
5 ran. 13l, 11l. (N Henderson).
8.00 (2m4f62yds h’cap hdle): Gi Jayne (H Skelton
11-4F) 1; Visage Blanc (9-2) 2; Gold Bonne Raine (201) 3. 13 ran. hd, 6l. (D Skelton). NRs: Barely Black,
Floramoss, Western Sunrise.
8.30 (2m7f209yds h’cap hdle): Laugharne (D G Noonan
6-1) 1; Ozzy Thomas (12-1) 2; Frozen Flame (8-1) 3.
Notnow Seamus 5-2F. 11 ran. 11/2l, 21/2l. (T Vaughan).
Placepot: £98.10.
Quadpot: £13.60.
Yarmouth
Marlborough
2.10 - Emblazoned
2.45 - Rayaa
3.20 - Bartholomew J
3.55 - Orobas
4.25 - Salt Whistle Bay
4.55 - Slow To Hand
5.25 - Ubla
6.00 - Quick Recovery
2.10 AKS Skips Of Norwich Novice Stakes (5) 6f £3,752
1 21 Emblazoned (21) J Gosden 3 9 9
R Havlin 4
2 31- Etisalat (195) (D) Owen Burrows 3 9 9
D O’Neill 1
3 13 Nearest Green (84) K Ryan 3 9 9
M Harley 7
4 54- Dollar Value (146) R Cowell 3 9 2
E J Walsh (3) 2
5
Harry’s Bar J Fanshawe 3 9 2
G Wood (3) 6
6 2-U Lashabeeh (12) R Varian 3 9 2
J Mitchell 3
7 59- Turquoise Bay [B,H] (239) C Dwyer 3 9 2 Jessica Cooley (7) 5
S.P. f’cast: 7-4 Emblazoned, 11-4 Nearest Green, 4-1 Etisalat, 5-1
Lashabeeh, 14-1 Harry’s Bar, 20-1 Dollar Value, 25-1 Turquoise Bay.
2.45 Injured Jockey’s Fund Fillies’ Handicap (5) 1m 2f £3,752
1 1-7 Ciaoadiosimdone (22) J Ryan 4 9 9 Josephine Gordon 4
J F Egan 5
2 1-2 Rayaa [T] (14) (D) (BF) M Appleby 5 9 7
3 -83 Sula Island (18) A King 4 8 10
W Carson 3
4 551 Luna Magic [H] (22) (C) Mrs L Pearce 4 8 10 J Mitchell 2
5 465 Iconic Belle (15) M Channon 4 8 7
Nicola Currie (5) 6
6 373 Stosur [B] (14) Miss G Kelleway 7 8 6
S De Sousa 1
S.P. f’cast: 9-4 Rayaa, 3-1 Luna Magic, 9-2 Stosur, 5-1 Sula Island,
8-1 Iconic Belle, Ciaoadiosimdone.
1 922 Raven Banner (15) (D) (BF) I Furtado 5 9 9 G Malune (5) 4
2 /56 Freewheel (18) N Tinkler 8 9 9
DOUBTFUL 8
3 -53 Bartholomew J (89) (CD) Mrs L Pearce 4 9 7
Darragh Keenan (7) 6
G Wood (3) 10
4 5-6 Calm Charm (15) C Wall 4 9 4
5 805 Right About Now [P] (22) C Dwyer 4 9 2 S De Sousa 1
6 210 Steel Helmet (18) (D) Harriet Bethell 4 8 9
Josephine Gordon 2
7 0-0 Street Art [B,T] (55) (CD)(D) Mike Murphy 6 8 9
Nicola Currie (5) 9
Gina Mangan (7) 5
8 087 Rebel Sky (13) J R Jenkins 5 8 7
9 -90 Careyanne [P,T] (16) David Loughnane 4 8 7 J F Egan 3
K O’Neill 7
10258 Zarkavon (41) J Wainwright 4 8 7
S.P. f’cast: 6-4 Raven Banner, 9-2 Bartholomew J, 5-1 Right About
Now, 13-2 Steel Helmet, 7-1 Calm Charm, 12-1 Street Art, 25-1
Careyanne, Rebel Sky, 33-1 Others.
3.55 norwichinns.com Handicap (Div 2) (6) 1m 2f £3,105
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5
6
7
8
9
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40-33
314
9-4
7-6
8-6
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930
Hard Toffee (96) L Allan 7 9 11
R Havlin 6
Longside (232) (C) J Eustace 6 9 10
A Beech (7) 8
Outofthequestion (17) A King 4 9 7
M Harley 1
Orobas [V] (2) (D) Lucinda Egerton 6 9 6 Paula Muir (7) 10
Genuine Approval (110) (D) J Butler 5 9 1 T Queally 7
Sanam (133) E Dunlop 4 8 11
Ben Curtis 5
Navajo Storm (37) R Brisland 5 8 10
G Malune (5) 4
Fille The Force [P] (16) S Dixon 4 8 8
K O’Neill 3
Sexy Secret [P] (86) (C)(D) Mrs L Pearce 7 8 8
Darragh Keenan (7) 9
4.25 John Cornell Memorial Handicap (Str) (4) 1m £5,531
1
2
3
4
Desert Frost [P] (27) S bin Suroor 4 9 11 DOUBTFUL 8
Salt Whistle Bay (15) (C)(D) R Guest 4 9 10 M Harley 6
Ifwecan [H] (61) (D) Martin Smith 7 9 10 DOUBTFUL 2
Majestic Moon (15) (D) Miss J Feilden 8 9 7
Shelley Birkett (3) 7
5 945 Bint Dandy [B] (20) (CD)(D) (BF) C Dwyer 7 9 3
L Edmunds (3) 3
6 793 Gibeno (18) M Appleby 4 9 3
S De Sousa 5
7 42- Fashaak (239) J Butler 5 9 0
J F Egan 4
8 656 Ourmullion [B] (9) (D) J Best 4 8 9 Josephine Gordon 1
S.P. f’cast: 11-8 Salt Whistle Bay, 10-3 Fashaak, 9-2 Gibeno, 8-1
Bint Dandy, 10-1 Ourmullion, Majestic Moon.
6-2
2-1
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204
4.55 Adnams Ghost Ship Handicap (Str) (6) 1m £3,105
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
803
7-4
216
805
6-4
863
333
86-
Honey Badger [P] (19) (CD) M Herrington 7 9 9 G Wood (3) 7
Slow To Hand [B,H] (15) (C) W Jarvis 4 9 7 S De Sousa 2
Gala Celebration [H] (25) (D) (BF) I Williams 4 9 7 S W Kelly 5
Break The Silence [P] (50) (D) S Dixon 4 9 6 K O’Neill 8
Marilyn (22) (C) C Wall 4 9 3
T Queally 6
Secret Lightning [V] (74) (D) M Appleby 6 9 3 K Lundie (5) 10
Muthraab Aldaar [P] (14) J Boyle 5 9 0 Isobel Francis (7) 3
Captain Sedgwick (154) (D) J Spearing 4 8 13
L Edmunds (3) 11
9 759 Sea Tea Dea (22) A Carson 4 8 12
W Carson 4
10276 Candesta [T] (15) (D) Miss J Feilden 8 8 9 Josephine Gordon 9
11754 Wild Acclaim [B,T] (14) P McEntee 4 8 9 Nicola Currie (5) 1
12980 Sunset Bounty [WS] (98) Miss J Feilden 4 8 7 Shelley Birkett (3) 12
S.P. f’cast: 4-1 Gala Celebration, 5-1 Honey Badger, 11-2 Marilyn,
6-1 Muthraab Aldaar, 8-1 Wild Acclaim, Slow To Hand, 10-1 Others.
5.25 Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap (Str) (6) 7f £3,105
1
2
3
4
5
6
Merdon Castle (23) I Furtado 6 10 0
M Harley 9
Shyarch (232) (CD) Mrs C Dunnett 4 9 12
K O’Neill 16
Moi Aussie [P] (100) (CD)(D) M Appleby 5 9 12 K Lundie (5) 7
Arcanista [P] (13) C Dwyer 5 9 11 Jessica Cooley (7) 1
Tallulah’s Quest (42) Miss J Feilden 4 9 11
J Quinn 8
Ambitious Icarus [P] (4) Lucinda Egerton 9 9 11
Paula Muir (7) 10
7 281 Ubla [P,T] (16) (D) Miss G Kelleway 5 9 10 S De Sousa 12
8 366 Mossy’s Lodge [B,T] (7) (D) A Carson 5 9 6 W Carson 15
9 -08 Dark Side Jazz [P] (22) J Ryan 3 9 3 Josephine Gordon 5
S W Kelly 2
10570 Noteworthy [P] (23) R Hughes 3 9 3
11 50- Lucky Ellen [H] (145) (BF) Jennie Candlish 4 9 1 T Queally 6
12672 Patty Patch [V] (15) Richard Spencer 3 9 0
Rhiain Ingram (5) 13
13098 Thama [B,T] (8) Mrs I G-Leveque 3 8 12
A Fresu 11
14537 Olive Mabel [P] (15) D Ivory 3 8 7
J F Egan 3
15 9-6 Aldbury Lass [B] (15) R Eddery 3 8 3 Darragh Keenan (7) 14
16605 Flat Out Eric [P] (14) L McJannet 3 8 3 N Garbutt (3) 4
S.P. f’cast: 9-2 Ubla, 5-1 Patty Patch, 7-1 Tallulah’s Quest, 8-1
Olive Mabel, Lucky Ellen, 10-1 Arcanista, Mossy’s Lodge, 12-1 Merdon
Castle, 14-1 Others.
760
16-06
295
5-6
3-0
Going: Good to firm TV: Sky 415
Draw: High numbers best on the straight course, especially in large
fields.
[B] Blinkers [V] Visor [E] Eyeshield [T] Tongue Strap [P] Cheekpieces
6.00 Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap (6) 3YO 6f £3,105
1 0-1 Summerseat Mist [T] (14) H Palmer 9 7
Josephine Gordon 11
2 6-3 Lucifugous [H] (18) D O’Meara 9 6
M Harley 9
3 -61 Blessed To Empress (13) (D) Miss Amy Murphy 9 6
L De Souza 16
4 203 Duba Plains [H] (14) M Channon 9 5
Ben Curtis 10
5 -56 Princess Keira (14) M Quinn 9 5
W Carson 15
6 317 Quick Recovery (13) (D) J Boyle 9 4
C Bennett (3) 4
7 7-8 Two Seas (21) G Peckham 9 2
S W Kelly 5
8 435 Mother of Dragons (30) (BF) P McEntee 9 1
Nicola Currie (5) 2
9 7-6 Edge Of The World [B] (19) R Beckett 8 13 L Steward 1
10512 Chloellie (16) (D) (BF) J R Jenkins 8 13
J F Egan 7
11332 Mimram [P] (16) D Ivory 8 12
J Duern (3) 12
12855 Baileys Excel (9) C Dwyer 8 11
S De Sousa 6
13385 Expediate [V] (16) R Cowell 8 11
E J Walsh (3) 13
14 39- Agent Of Fortune [H] (212) Mrs C Dunnett 8 10 K O’Neill 3
15 -57 Whinmoor [V] (13) N Tinkler 8 10
L Edmunds (3) 8
16 30- Casey Banter (182) Miss J Feilden 8 7 Shelley Birkett (3) 14
S.P. f’cast: 11-2 Summerseat Mist, 13-2 Baileys Excel, 7-1 Edge Of
The World, 8-1 Chloellie, Mimram, 10-1 Duba Plains, Lucifugous, 12-1
Quick Recovery, Blessed To Empress, 14-1 Others.
16
***
Wednesday 16 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
Final whistle
Doreen Simmons
was an unlikely
commentator
for a sport that
considers women
‘unclean’, writes
Daniel Schofield
Sumo says
farewell to
its English
trailblazing
godmother
oreen
Simmons was
D
the most
extraordinary
commentator
you have never heard of.
She was a combination of
Sid Waddell and John
Motson, and moved to
Japan to devote much of
her life to covering sumo
wrestling until she
passed away on April 23,
aged 85.
She lived a life less
ordinary. Simmons
celebrated her 68th
birthday with a bungee
jump and her 71st by
getting a Mongolian
tattoo. As recently as
March, she was still
commentating for NHK,
the country’s equivalent
of the BBC, a role she
held for more than 25
years.
Last year, she received
the Order of the Rising
Sun, the highest honour
the Japanese government
bestows upon nonpoliticians. She has been
called the “godmother” of
sumo wrestling.
Growing up, Simmons
was obsessed with
cricket, making frequent
trips to Trent Bridge.
After graduating from
Cambridge, she took up
teaching and it was while
in Singapore that she
began to learn about
sumo.
“My first attraction was
things like the throwing
of salt, which I
recognised straightaway
as a purification,”
Simmons told The
Australian newspaper.
“I also enjoyed, right
from the beginning, the
colourful gyoji [referees]
and their ritualised calls
and poses, and the calm
Buddha-like faces of the
men waiting their turn.”
Simmons moved to
Japan in 1973 and then
settled in the Ryogoku
district of Tokyo, which
is the heartland of the
sport. There she learnt
sumo’s elaborate
intricacies and rituals;
the two-year training it
takes just to become a
tokoyama (a sumo
wrestler’s personal
hairdresser), the social
strata in which only the
top five classes can
marry, and the daily diet
of 20,000 calories.
After immersing
herself within the
culture, Simmons began
writing about the sport
Pioneer: Nottingham-born
Doreen Simmons carved out
a unique career in Japan
She celebrated
turning 68
with a bungee
jump and at 71
decided to get
a Mongolian
tattoo
before being hired by
NHK in 1992 for its
English-language
broadcast, acting as a
colour commentator to
three play-by-play men.
The presence of a
female within such a
male-dominated sport,
which considers women
‘ritually unclean’ was
remarkable.
Just last month, female
physicians were ordered
to leave the ring by the
sumo judge while trying
to give first aid to a local
mayor who had
collapsed. Simmons was
one of the few women
allowed to enter the heya,
the traditional training
and living facilities.
Despite her vast
knowledge, Simmons
never considered herself
an expert. “The thing
about sumo is that it’s so
simple,” Simmons said in
a TED talk. “The first
time you see it, you know
what’s going on. But
when you start learning
more about it, there are
so many extra things, so
many details.”
In 1996, Steve
Pateman, who is now
president of British
Sumo, was preparing for
the World
Championships when he
bumped into Simmons.
“Out of respect, I asked
her for advice and it
surprised me because she
still had a strong
Nottingham accent that I
recognised straightaway,”
Pateman told The Daily
Telegraph. “She said get
low, stay low, come out
hard and fast. That’s what
I did and I went on to win
a bronze medal.
“Since then I said those
same words to every
fighter I have ever
coached before every
World Championships,
and we have won four
more medals.”
Perhaps the greatest
tribute was paid to her by
the For Empowering
Women in Japan society,
of which Simmons was a
member.
In a statement, it said:
“We salute you Doreen
and the trails you blazed
and the example you set
on how to continue to
revel in life, with
unabashed joy, loyalty,
interest, independence,
mobility, wellness,
curiosity, art, voice and
relevance. We will never
forget you.”
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