Sire Du Berlais makes winning return | Racing News

first_imgElliott said: “It was a good performance. Mark said he needed the whole length of the straight to get there – he wants three miles.“Obviously I’ll have to speak to Frank (Berry, owner’s racing manager) and JP, but I’d imagine the three-mile race in Leopardstown at Christmas would be the place to go with him now. He has no choice really now but to go for a Grade One.“He’s been a great little horse around the yard. The Stayers’ Hurdle would look the race for him long-term.”- Advertisement – Dual Cheltenham Festival hero Sire Du Berlais made a winning return to action in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan.The JP McManus-owned eight-year-old has won the last two renewals of the Pertemps Final at the showpiece meeting in the Cotswolds for Gordon Elliott, but faced a step up in class and a drop in trip for this two-and-a-half-mile Grade Two.- Advertisement – Paddy Power cut Sire Du Berlais to 10-1 from 16-1 for the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham next March. The blinkered 9-2 chance was on the heels of the leaders rounding the home turn and responded to Mark Walsh’s urgings on the run-in to get up and beat long-time leader French Dynamite by half a length.Matthew Smith’s stable star Ronald Pump was the 9-4 favourite on his first start since filling the runner-up spot in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, and was not completely done with when crashing out at the final obstacle.Noel Meade’s Sixshooter finished third.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Europa League: Coronavirus fears grip Ludogorets players ahead Inter clash

first_img Loading… Players in the Ludogorets squad wore face masks and protective gloves on Wednesday as they arrived in Milan to face Inter in the Europa League. The coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy has affected the sporting calendar and Ludogorets players were taking no chances upon their arrival in the city ahead of the last-32 second-leg tomorrow. Players in the Ludogorets squad wore face masks and gloves as they arrived in Milan today Furthermore, club fitness coach Ivan Diaz Infantes was not happy with how the virus had altered the preparation of the side, saying he has ‘never seen anything like it.’ ‘This has transformed our plans because we were supposed to stay in Milan for two nights, arriving the day before and then leaving the day after,’ he told Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo. Players were taking no chances following the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy ‘Instead, we are now leaving Milan straight after the match. During our stay, we have been asked to stay in our hotel rooms for as long as possible, to step outside just to eat, and try not to interact with the hotel staff. ‘It’s going to be a great game in a wonderful stadium, even if it’s empty.’ Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte postponed four Serie A fixtures at the weekend after the killer bug surfaced in different areas of the country. Five matches this weekend will also take place behind-closed-doors at the request of the Italian government, in order to protect public health. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronecenter_img Some of the Ludogorets squad opted to wear protective gloves as well as the facial protection Juventus’ clash against Inter on Sunday in Turin, a crucial game in the Serie A title race, is one such game which will be played without spectators. Inter hold a 2-0 lead heading into the second-leg on Thursday at the San Siro, which will be played behind-closed-doors due to the outbreak. ‘It’s going to be a great game in a wonderful stadium, even if it’s empty,’ Infantes continued. ‘The first leg was more even than the result would suggest and we’ll give our all. If we should reach the final stages with a one-goal lead, anything could happen.’ Matches at Udinese, AC Milan, Parma and Sassuolo will also go ahead without legions of supporters this weekend. All the squad and staff wore protective face masks as they left the team bus on Wednesday Read Also: FA charges Dele Alli over social media post mocking coronavirus Fears of the virus spreading, which started in the Wuhan region in China and has spread all over the world, is why precautions are being taken by sporting authorities. Latest statistics show that there have been 322 cases and 11 deaths from coronavirus in Italy, the most in Europe by some distance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more