SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP QUOTES-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, OMAHA BEACH, WINNER: “He broke extremely well, almost too well, he slipped a little leaving there but man he settled right in behind them really nice. He was loaded coming off that turn, Mr. Mandella really had him ready today. His last work was brilliant and he ran the way he worked.”“He’s a throwback to those classic horses.  He can do anything.  Three quarters to a mile and a quarter.  He’s extremely fast and he’s got tremendous stamina.  When you need him to be quick, he is.  He can do it all.  The only thing that surprised me today was that I had to stay inside.  His last work was his best one, no question.  Today, he hit his best stride late.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD MANDELLA, OMAHA BEACH, WINNER: “He just does that for us all the time, he is a fabulous horse, I think little by little he will have the respect he deserves.“I’m just very relieved to have him back.  At the eighth pole, I thought we were (going to be) clear, but it took some race riding…This horse has a heart of gold and he’s got the greatest personality of any horse I’ve ever had.  I would say anything’s possible.“You never know until you run them back, he got a little fresh and hot going into the gate so that is always on the back of your mind. He is a very good horse and God knows how good he will be in the future.“We were just going to let him run his race, I took two weeks to make a sprinter out of him, so it is not like we practiced a lot, but the really good horses can adapt to whatever you ask.“I want to enjoy this one, but the (Breeders’ Cup) Sprint, the Mile and the mile and a quarter (Classic) are all possible…We’re gonna run in the Breeders’ Cup! For now I’ll just drink that big bottle of champagne and think it over.”JORGE NAVARRO, TRAINER OF SHANCELOT, SECOND:  “I really don’t know what to think right now, to be honest.  I thought maybe he (jockey Emisael Jaramillo) waited too long…What’s he looking back for?”                 NOTES: The winning owner is Fox Hill Farms, Inc.Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach and jockey Mike Smith, Inside, overpower Shancelot (Emisael Jaramillo), outside, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Saturday, September 5, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

SEAMUS COLEMAN NAMED IN IRELAND SQUAD FOR SCOTLAND CLASH

first_imgSeamus ColemanSEAMUS COLEMAN will be in the Ireland team which takes on Scotland at Celtic Park in  Glasgow on Friday evening.Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy are also expected to be fit for the clash.Coleman shook off recent injury worries to help Everton to a point against Stoke at the weekend. When Eto’o slipped a neat pass to Coleman in the area, Wickham sent the Everton right-back crashing to earth. Baines converted the penalty and the spoils were shared.Martin O’Neill is including the uncapped duo of Derby defender Cyrus Christie and Ipswich forward David McGoldrick in his final 27-man squad.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (Squad for Euro 2016 qualifier v Scotland, Glasgow, Friday, 7.45pm and friendly international v USA, Tuesday November 18th, Aviva Stadium)Goalkeepers: David Forde (Millwall), Shay Given (Aston Villa), Rob Elliot (Newcastle Utd), Darren Randolph (Birmingham). Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby County), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby County), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Stephen Ward (Burnley).Midfielders: Robbie Brady (Hull City), Darron Gibson (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby County), James McCarthy (Everton), Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (Wigan), David Meyler (Hull City), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Stephen Quinn (Hull City).Forwards: Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Jon Walters (Stoke City).SEAMUS COLEMAN NAMED IN IRELAND SQUAD FOR SCOTLAND CLASH was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonIrelandseamus colemanlast_img read more