Hogan hopes for Haydock heroics from Gordon Lord Byron

first_img Press Association Hogan’s stable star lifted this prize in 2013 and was runner-up 12 months ago and in 2012, but needs to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort in the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh a fortnight ago. “Gordon Lord Byron worked extremely well on Tuesday and I am very happy with him,” said Hogan. Tom Hogan expects a return to Haydock to bring out the best in Gordon Lord Byron in the Betfred Sprint Cup.center_img “He was a bit stiff after the Renaissance Stakes – he just doesn’t seem to cope that well with the undulations at the Curragh. “He prefers level tracks like Haydock and Deauville and I was very pleased with his third place in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville last month, which rates as good a performance as he has ever produced. “I think the Maurice de Gheest winner, Muhaarar, is the best sprinter we have seen in Europe for a while and the runner-up, Esoterique, went on to win a Group One a week later. “Gordon Lord Byron tends to have little issues the whole time so some days he is not absolutely on his ‘A’ game and others he is. But we have learned to manage him – he is very precious to us. “It looks a very competitive race with plenty of nice three-year-olds in the field, but he has never run a bad race at Haydock and, please god, he can keep that up on Saturday.” last_img read more

Hancock County baseball players to play in postseason games

first_imgELLSWORTH — Five local baseball players were among those selected Thursday to play in two postseason exhibition games later this month.Ellsworth’s Brad Smith and MDI’s Matt Perconti were chosen to play in the Maine Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game. They will represent the Class A/B North team in the game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Colby College.Smith hit .313 for the Eagles at the plate in the regular season and also had a 2-1 record and 1.36 ERA pitching in relief. Perconti was MDI’s top pitcher with regular season marks of 55 strikeouts, a 1.30 ERA and an individual record of 5-2.Ellsworth pitchers Conner Wagstaff and Matt Burnett were selected to the MBCA Underclassman Showcase Game to be held . The two pitchers, who went a combined 15-1 in the regular season and playoffs this season, were joined by George Stevens Academy’s Caden Mattson.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Underclassman Showcase Game will be held at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. First pitch is scheduled for noon Wednesday, June 20.last_img read more

Gabriela Knutson falls one spot to No. 5 in latest rankings

first_imgAfter going 1-1 this weekend, Gabriela Knutson fell one spot to No. 5 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association tennis rankings. Knutson opened the weekend against Duke’s then-No. 5 Samantha Harris. The SU junior opened the match on Friday by winning eight straight games, but she could maintain early success. After a second set defeat, Knutson was swept in the third set in a 6-0, 4-6, 0-6 loss.On Sunday, Knutson made light work of Notre Dame’s Allison Miller in a 6-3, 6-2 win at Drumlins Country Club. Of Knutson’s three losses this season, all of them are currently ranked top four in the nation.The pairing of Knutson and Ramirez jumped two spots to No. 11 after two victories this week. Versus Duke Knutson and Ramirez defeated then-No. 8 Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy, 6-2. Two days later, the SU duo won in first doubles against Notre Dame, 6-4.Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 27 this week, its second-highest mark of the season. Against then-No. 4 Duke, the Orange squandered an early lead to the Blue Devils and lost 4-2. After the loss, SU recovered in a dominant 4-0 win against UND to end its three-match losing streak.Syracuse will close out its season on Sunday when it takes on No. 33 North Carolina State in Raleigh.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Chelsea confirms midfielder Awako move to TP Mazembe

first_imgBerekum Chelsea have confirmed the transfer of midfielder Gladson Awako to Congolese giants TP Mazembe.The 22 year old has signed a five year deal for a fee of 400,000 dollars. Awako has already begun training with the Lubumbashi-based side.According to Berekum Chelsea’s director of Operations Oduro Sarfo who confirmed the deal to JOY Sport, both the club and Awako have made a good business.“It’s ok for him to play for Mazembe because it provides the platform that can showcase the boy internationally”. Said Oduro Sarfo“The contract is signed and is mouth watering considering the money involved”.Gladson Awako’s transfer follows the sale of striker Emmanuel Clottey to Tunisian side Esperance for a Ghanaian transfer record fee of 1.5 million dollars.last_img