Horse Racing ResultsTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1200 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. INFANTRY OFFICER AChatrie 52.02. CHANGE HIM NAME MWard4 49.0 Neck3. EL NUMERO UNO SMuir 54.0 Sh.Head4. SOUND OF MIRACLE DaneNelson 55.0 3 3/4LLate scratch : #3 MINNIFFIAWIN: $226.00PLACE: $74.00, $231.00, $173.00Final Time : 1:14.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.4, ,Winner : 5yo b mare – STORM CRAFT out of TRAIL RIDER by HESABULLTrainer : GARY,GRIFFITHS J Owner : DENNIS G WILLIAMSBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQuinella : (1,7) $957.00 Exacta : (7-1) $1,715.00Superfecta : (7-1-5-2) $5,100.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. *CLASSIK MAKIT MWard4 49.02. DANISH BROWN HPottinger4 51.0 3L3. THEGREATALLIANCE RDuhaney 54.0 9L4. BOOK OF RULES WHenry 54.0 1 1/4LDNF #6 DAINTY DOTTIE AndreePowell4 47.5Late scratch : #7 ROYAL PRIESTHOODWIN: $91.00Final Time : 1:04.3 Splits : 24.0, 49.1, ,Winner : 5yo b horse – WAR MARSHALL out of SIXTH SENSE by MAVERICKTrainer : LANCE,RICHARDS P Owner : MILLENIUM STABLESBred by OSWALD M. CLARKE & OSWALD CLARKE (JR.)Quinella : (1,3) $652.00 Exacta : (3-1) $953.00D/E : (7-3) $814.00 (7-7) $85.00Trifecta : (3-1-2) $1,127.00Race 3 1600 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LITTLE RHEA JInnis4 48.02. GIRSHOM AndrePowell4 52.0 Sh.Head3. WHO’S BOSSY KPowell 54.0 1L4. *LUCKYBEGOOD AChatrie 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $246.00PLACE: $84.00, $78.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:44.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b filly – WAR MARSHALL out of PRINCESS AKEEM by MAVERICKTrainer : RYAN,DARBY O Owner : RYAN O DARBYBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (6,8) $614.00 Exacta : (6-8) $1,997.00D/E : (3-6) $794.00Superfecta : (6-8-1-3) $3,400.00Rolling Triple : (7-3-6) $6,180.00Race 4 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES1. FIX IT UP VNajair 52.02. *KACI WHenry 55.0 2 1/4L3. PRINCESS STATISTIC DaneNelson 55.0 Head4. FREE RANGE OWalker 55.0 1 1/4L5. I HAVE A DREAM RMitchell 54.0 3/4LDNF #5 MAMETA RCole 51.0WIN: $1843.00PLACE: $135.00, $58.00, $136.00Final Time : 1:02.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo filly – URBAN KING out of LA CHAISE byTrainer : MARKLAND,O’NEIL D Owner : O’NEIL D MARKLANDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (8,11) $2,582.00 Exacta : (11-8) $5,264.00D/E : (6-11) $5,846.00Trifecta : (11-8-1) $7,771.00Hi-5 : (11-8-1-10-2) $200,321.00Rolling Triple : (3-6-11) $37,962.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. *SCOOP JORDYNE DDawkins4 49.02. BORDER LINE DaneNelson 54.0 1/2L3. RED FLAG JInnis4 48.0 1 3/4L4. RUM PUNCH PFrancis 52.0 5LLate scratch : #2 DANOS LA PAZWIN: $100.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.3, 45.2, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE out of ONE ONE NINE by THE MEDICTrainer : PHILLIP,LEE A Owner : INTEL DIPLOBred by DAVID ECCLESTONQuinella : (3,6) $282.00 Exacta : (3-6) $553.00D/E : (11-3) $1,495.00Trifecta : (3-6-7) $299.00Rolling Triple : (6-11-3) $20,683.00SUNNYSIDE STAKESRace 6 1100 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES1. BIRD CATCHER WHenry 52.02. *GLOBAL PFrancis 54.0 1 1/2L3. POISON GAS RLunan 54.0 3L4. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 54.0 2 1/2L5. DUTCHESS URIEL JInnis4 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $174.00PLACE: $92.00, $138.00, $176.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.2, ,Winner : 2yo filly – BURNING MARQUE out of BYE BYE BIRDIE byTrainer : FITZROY,GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $225.00 Exacta : (3-2) $689.00D/E : (3-3) $363.00Trifecta : (3-2-6) $1,724.00Hi-5 : (3-2-6-11-4) $14,662.00Rolling Triple : (11-3-3) $10,405.00Race 7 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUG.131. *POWER OF THE CAT MWard4 48.02. TIMEFORACAT LSteadman3 52.5 Head3. FASTANDFLASHY WHenry 50.5 1/2L4. *ALDEBARAN JErwin 55.0 Neck5. EXCLUSIVE PRINCE DDawkins4 49.0 2L6. RULES OF THE CAT AChatrie 51.5 2 1/4LLate scratch : #5 HERECOMESTROUBLE, #10 SACHINWIN: $164.00PLACE: $95.00, $188.00, $260.00Final Time : 1:09.2 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of RUSSIAN ACTRESS by ABSENT RUSSIANTrainer : CARL,ANDERSON D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (3,14) $1,019.00 Exacta : (14-3) $1,745.00D/E : (3-14) $1,133.00 (3-10) $325.00Trifecta : (14-3-2) $2,461.00Hit-6 : (14-3-2-12-6-) $99,645.00Rolling Triple : (3-3-14) $1,948.00Super-6 : (7-6-11-3-3-14) $1,149,713.50 (6 OF 6)JOSEPH ARMOND MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 8 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-RESTRICTED ALL.II1. CAMOUFLAGE PFrancis 53.02. SIR BIGGS LSteadman3 52.0 1/2L3. *ABBEY ROAD DaneNelson 53.5 3 1/4L4. SHINE AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/2LWIN: $201.00PLACE: $56.00, $66.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:59.2 Splits : 26.3, 21.1, 1:15.4, 1:43.4Winner : 3yo ch colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of PEACE BY PEACE by ALISIOSTrainer : DELROY,SPENCER Owner : DELROY SPENCERBred by BACCAS, IMRAAN ALLIEQuinella : (2,5) $1,229.00 Exacta : (5-2) $1,797.00D/E : (14-5) $1,809.00Superfecta : (5-2-8-4) $5,436.00Rolling Triple : (3-14-5) $8,457.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. BATTLE SONG AChatrie 55.02. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 1/2L3. *WAR CHIP JErwin 55.0 Neck4. NUH VEX OFoster 57.0 2 3/4L5. MAGIC CITY RLahoe 55.0 1 1/2LWIN: $701.00PLACE: $174.00, $72.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.1, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – OUTRIGGER out of SAILING by SAILOR’S WARNINGTrainer : VICTOR,WILLIAMS G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (4,10) $3,407.00 Exacta : (4-10) $5,979.00D/E : (5-4) $2,748.00Trifecta : (4-10-6) $3,666.00Hi-5 : (4-10-6-11-8) $27,156.00Rolling Triple : (14-5-4) $24,116.00Pick-4 : (3-14-5-4) $76,684.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6 : (11-3-3-14-5-4) $14,055.60 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $969,837.37Pick-9 : (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $34,131.50 (7 OF 9) (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $667.50 (6 OF 9) Carry-over : $4,272,888.06PlacePot 8 : (1,7-6,8-8,11-3,6-2,3-3,14-2,5-4,10) $329,074.00 (8 OF 8)
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The U.S. women’s national team closed out an unbeaten 2018 with a friendly wins over Portugal and Scotland, but it was anything but straightforward for Jill Ellis’ side.Ellis experimented a bit with her roster and lineup choices, and as a result the U.S. was much more disjointed than usual in a pair of 1-0 victories.In the end the manner in which the U.S. won these two matches in Europe likely won’t matter much, with 2019 now the focus. It was quite the 2018 though, with the U.S. going 18-0-2 and winning the SheBelieves Cup, the Tournament of Nations and the Concacaf Women’s Championship. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Before we move on to 2019, let’s look at five takeaways from the USWNT’s wins at Portugal and Scotland.Europe shows its strength in depthThe U.S. took on the best Concacaf had to offer last month and had exactly zero trouble dispatching any and all-comers from their region, ending the Concacaf Women’s Championship with 26 goals scored and zero conceded in five matches.Against Portugal and Scotland, however, the U.S. hardly had things its own way. Though the results were there, the USWNT struggled to impose itself on the two games and could have easily ended up drawing either match.Portugal finished third in its World Cup qualifying group and failed to reach France, while Scotland recently qualified for its first World Cup ever. Neither country is even in the top 10 of UEFA, according to the latest FIFA rankings.Though the U.S. emerged victories against both countries, Portugal and Scotland’s performance against the world champions was a clear demonstration of how deep UEFA is compared to other regions.Defense holds firm as shutout streak continuesThe U.S. is the favorite to lift the World Cup again next summer not just because of its dynamic attack, but increasingly because of its stout back line.Though defense hasn’t always been a strong point for Ellis’ side, the U.S. has progressed to the point where it has now posted nine consecutive clean sheets. The last goal the USWNT conceded was in August, and it ended 2018 with just 10 goals conceded in 20 matches.Becky Sauerbrunn and Abby Dahlkemper look to be forming an increasingly solid partnership at center back. The injured Tierna Davidson will have a fight on her hands to take away the position from Dahkemper come 2019. Ellis does some experimentingEllis used the relatively low-stakes environment of the two games to try a few different looks formation-wise, alternating between setups with three and four at the back. Don’t expect the team to permanently move away from its preferred 4-3-3, but Ellis got a chance to see how her team looked in a few different formations, something that could come in handy down the line.It wasn’t just the formations, though. The U.S. also deployed Alex Morgan at a wide attacking role against Scotland to give Carli Lloyd the start at target forward, and gave Crystal Dunn – the team’s starting left back – a start in central midfield. Ellis also gave several newcomers a look over both games. Speaking of those new faces…Newcomers fail to make a caseEllis named seven players to this roster who didn’t make the final cut for the Concacaf Women’s Championship: Adrianna Franch, Merritt Mathias, Danielle Colaprico, Allie Long, Andi Sullivan, Jessica McDonald and Emily Fox. Of that group, Mathias and Franch didn’t see the field in either match while Long played just two minutes versus Scotland.While those three will have wanted more of a chance, the remaining four didn’t do a whole lot to increase their odds of making next summer’s World Cup squad either. Colaprico may have helped herself the most, showing a clean touch and solid distribution in two appearances off the bench.McDonald scored against Portugal, but it was a fortunate finish that came after missing two earlier gilt-edge chances. UNC sophomore Fox started both games but didn’t appear to be quite ready for the international level in her first two caps. Sullivan was solid if unspectacular while playing the first half against Portugal, and then wasn’t seen against Scotland. In an extremely deep player pool, none of the newcomers will feel particularly great about the amount they bolstered their World Cup chances.Franch still can’t get a lookU.S. starting goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was not named to either the NSWL Best XI or the Second XI this season. The same goes for backup Ashlyn Harris. The league’s best goalkeeper instead was U.S. third-stringer Adrianna Franch, who earned Best XI honors due to her performances with the Portland Thorns. Though she is a regular call-up for the USWNT, Franch’s stellar club form still has not translated to a single cap.If there ever was a time to give Franch a shot, it would have been these friendlies. Ellis rotated her squad all over the field, giving a look to players like Fox, Colaprico and McDonald, who all played in both games after entering camp with one cap combined.Unfortunately for Franch, her search for a first cap will continue into 2019. Naeher started against Portugal while Harris got the nod versus Scotland. Both goalkeepers had shaky moments but Ellis is still reluctant to give her third-stringer a shot. If it didn’t happen in these games, Franch may now have to wait until after the World Cup to get her chance.