BEATEN INTO SIXTH Formerly trained by 14-time champion Wayne DaCosta, ITALIANO was beaten into sixth place by BORDER LINE in high claiming company in his subsequent race over 1300 metres, but now back among his peers with a mere 52.0kg by virtue of the apprentice 4.0kg claim, should easily account for ASIA’S DREAM to give the apprentice his first career win. Next on the programme is a 4-y-o and up maiden condition race over 1200 metres to be contested by nine pretty moderate horses. It looks a wide open affair given the lack of quality and absence of worthwhile form. Hence, top apprentice Linton Steadman is given the edge aboard HE’S A DIAMOND, with ALL FOR THE GLORY and D GIRLFORME her main rivals. The well-forward 2-y-o colt PIANO MAN, with veteran jockey Ian Spence riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny, is tipped to make a winning debut in the third race over 1100 metres. The bay colt by Liquidity out of Oaks winner All For Pleasure has looked sharp in his preparation, galloping five furlongs in 1:01.0 on October 15 and 36.2 heads on for three furlongs on with stable-companion BUBBLING KITTEN. – O.C. Both the Pick-9 and Super 6s start anew at Caymanas Pak tomorrow with guaranteed minimums of $1 million and $750,000, respectively. The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a $450,000-$400,000 claiming race over 1300 metres in which down-in-class ITALIANO will prove hard to beat with 4.0kg claiming apprentice Amoy Gray riding for trainer Gary Subratie in a field of eight. The six-year-old grey gelding has beaten better in the not-too-distant past, slamming subsequent winner SIR SOUTH over 1200 metres on September 22.
Senior Elections Magistrate for Upper Bong County, Daniel G. NewlandThe National Elections Commission (NEC), through its local office in upper Bong County, will on Tuesday, Nov. 21 conduct a recount in electoral district # 4 in Bong County.According to the Senior Elections Magistrate for Upper Bong County, Daniel G. Newland, the recount will be conducted in nine (9) polling places in six (6) precincts in the District of the eighty-four (84) polling places.Mr. Newland named the precincts numbers: Shankpalai Public School with code #06102, with polling places 1, 2 and 3; Nyensue Palava Hut, code #06088 with polling places 1 and 2; Kollieta Public School, code #06092 with polling place 2; Foequelleh Public School, code #06018 with polling place 1; Payeta Public School, code #06064 with polling place 2; and Bellemu Public School code #06008 with polling place 3.The Upper Bong County Senior Elections Magistrate said immediately after the conduct of the October 10, elections, electoral district #4 incumbent representative Lester M. Paye and three-time defeated candidate Susannah Lorpu Mator filed separate complaints of elections irregularities to the NEC and hearings were conducted by the NEC hearing officer in NEC office in Gbarnga. Mator was defeated in the representative election of October 10, 2017, for which her complaint is registered. She also lost her representative bid in 2011 and 2005.Mr. Newland said the two complainants, through their lawyers, prayed to the NEC for a rerun in the district due to the alleged irregularities but following legal arguments between the complainants and the NEC, it was concluded by the NEC hearing officer a rerun was not possible.He explained that following the hearings, the two complainants appealed to the National Elections Commission Board of Commissioners (BoC) and the Board of Commissioners in its ruling called for a recount in nine polling places.“Based on the BoC ruling and mandate, we will conduct a recount of nine polling places in electoral district #4 but the recount will be conducted at the NEC’s local office in Gbarnga beginning 9 in the morning,” Mr. Newland said.He was swift to say that parties involved have been notified since the ruling was handed down by the BOC and local as well as international observers will be in attendance to witness the process.Electoral District #4 has a total of 23,166 registered voters and recorded a total of 21,582 valid votes and 1,584 invalid votes among 14 representative candidates contesting, including the incumbent.The Unity Party representative candidate Robert Flomo Womba was declared winner of the October 10 election in the district, after obtaining 4,232 votes accumulating 19.6%, while incumbent Representative Lester M. Paye of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) who took second place received 3, 471 votes (16.1%) and three-time defeated candidate of the United People’s Party (UPP), Susannah Lorpu Mator, received 3,179 (14.7%).Representative-elect Robert Flomo Womba lauded the NEC for the decision for a recount, adding “let the NEC go ahead with the recount and the results will not change because my people voted me overwhelmingly for the kind of work I did for them when I was not eyeing this position.”Electoral District #4 comprises Zota District, Panta District and Mehnquelleh Clan of Sanoyea District.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)