CINEMA STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, NEPTUNE’S STORM, WINNER:  “Yes, we got away with some soft fractions and that helped.  I learned from riding him last time and then working him in the mornings that when horses come to him on his outside, he’ll re-engage and fight back.  On the gallop out today, horses came to him and he took off.  He should like more distance.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, NEPTUNE’S STORM, WINNER: Asked if he was concerned about the slow fractions: “That’s the way the race was. On paper, there wasn’t a whole of speed and this horse has natural speed. He can carry his speed and he’s a good horse.“The thing about him is he’ll rate. He doesn’t have to have the lead . . . but he came home fast. I didn’t have to tell Drayden anything. He rode the horse last time. I just told him to have him up close.”OWNER QUOTESJOHN ROCKFORT OF CYBERTEC INTERNATIONAL, NEPTUNE’S STORM, WINNER: “I think he can go further, he’s a good horse. Initially when we got him we asked Billy try to find a horse that can compete in a stakes race, and boy can he compete.”MIKE NENTWIG, NEPTUNE’S STORM, WINNER: “Billy and Luis Morey bought the horse as a 2 year old in training, I actually got in  with the group a little bit later but the horse has been very straight forward for them and as the distances have gotten greater he seems to be getting better himself.  Ritchie is pushing to go a little further, there is this mile and a quarter race in Belmont for some big money coming up and we may want to take a shot at it.”MIKE GOTEZ, NEPTUNE’S STORM, WINNER: “He’s an athlete and anything can happen. He is in top form now and it was pretty much cruise control in this race.”NOTES: Baltas leads in stakes wins this meet with five. The winning owners are Cybertec International Inc., Gevertz or Gitomer.last_img read more

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Federer loses his initials, still wins at Wimbledon

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Starting his quest for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title, Federer looked as sharp as ever.Lajovic held serve in the opening game but that was as good as it got for the 58th-ranked Serb. Federer reeled off the next nine games to take charge and was in cruise control for the rest of the match.Federer didn’t face a break point and showed off the full repertoire of shots that has made him the most successful male player ever at Wimbledon. He set another record in the process, becoming the first man in the Open era to play in the grass-court Grand Slam for a 20th straight year.The man he beat in last year’s final, Marin Cilic, also advanced easily. The third-seeded Croatian cruised past Japanese player Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. He joined No. 8 Kevin Anderson and American duo John Isner and Sam Querrey to advance in straight sets.No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria was the highest-seeded man to bow out, losing to Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Federer’s move to Uniqlo had been rumored ahead of the tournament, but wasn’t confirmed until he stepped onto the court. However, he hasn’t completely left Nike behind. He still wore the American company’s shoes on court, although he may have had to pay for these ones himself.“I don’t have a shoe deal,” he said. “I’m looking forward to see what shoes I will be wearing in the near future. For now, I will be wearing Nike. They have shown interest to have a shoe deal with me, as well. Ties are not broken there. I have deep roots with Nike. I’ve had a great relationship over the last 20 years. But everything is open.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Federer’s stylish “RF” logo was missing from his outfit as he stepped out on Centre Court on Monday to begin his title defense with a quick 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Dusan Lajovic. So was the Nike swoosh that has been an ever-present adornment during his 15 years of tennis dominance.The eyebrow-raising new look was a result of switching apparel sponsors to Japanese clothing company Uniqlo, despite the Swiss star’s name having been synonymous with Nike ever since winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003. And while the swoosh may be gone for good, Federer wants to reclaim his initials.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Yeah, so the RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point. I hope rather sooner than later, that Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me,” Federer said. “They are my initials. They are mine. The good thing is it’s not theirs forever. In a short period of time, it will come to me.”One thing that clearly hasn’t left him — even at the age of 36 — is his mastery of grass courts. Down town: Cleveland hurting after LeBron chooses LA, Lakers LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown A fan holds a banner next to Roger Federer of Switzerland, asking for his headband, at the end of his Men’s Singles first round match against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Roger Federer didn’t need his initials to sign off on another masterful display at Wimbledon.He’s hoping to get them back soon, though.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

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