Fountain springs Sapphire shock

first_img The Ballydoyle inmate, wearing first-time blinkers, was the outsider of the six-runner field and stable jockey Joseph O’Brien was on Monsieur Joe instead, but he belied his sizeable odds with a big display under Seamie Heffernan. Fellow three-year-old Extortionist, the 2-1 favourite, held a slight advantage passing the furlong marker, but his lead was eroded late on by Fountain Of Youth, whose previous form this term had been moderate at best over longer trips. Press Association O’Brien snr said: “I was running him over the wrong distances, obviously. I was trying to make him get a mile, but we’ll keep at five or six now.” Maarek missed the race after he developed a stone bruise. Line Of Reason (18-1) defied a 5lb penalty for a recent Thirsk victory to take the 60,000 euro first prize in the Paddy Power Scurry for North Yorkshire trainer Paul Midgley. The four-year-old travelled powerfully into the lead two furlongs out from his good draw not too far from the stands rail, and dashed clear under 3lb claimer Leigh Roche to score by half a length from the David Marnane-trained Zalty. British-trained horses also filled the minor places, with Mike Murphy’s Discussiontofollow and Richard Fahey’s Alben Star third and fourth respectively. Midgley said: “We’ve always had a lot of confidence in him and knew when he got fast ground and a fast pace he had a big one in him.” center_img Fountain Of Youth sprung a 14-1 surprise in the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh.last_img read more

Antonio Conte reacted furiously to his Chelsea sacking*

first_img tense REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star silverware possible standings possible xi Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img DISCLAIMER: Like the ‘long term’ contract Chelsea have given Maurizio Sarri, this video should not be taken seriously.Antonio Conte was sacked by Chelsea after two years in charge at the club… and he was far from happy about it.The now former Blues manager held a ‘press conference’ after his dismissal to address the situation, and strangely decided to speak in his native Italian.Thankfully talkSPORT’s trusty translator, who can always be relied upon with his GCSE in languages, was on hand to capture the story as Conte ripped into his players, his incoming replacement and his ex-boss Roman Abramovich.You can watch the full video above. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Latest Chelsea News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REAL DEAL last_img read more