SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS 1. DAISY DUKE 2. VALDERRAMA 3. JOLLY D 4. KINGSWOOD 5. MOVIESTAR 6. REGGAE ROAD Well-bred DAISY DUKE, a half-sister to open-allowance campaigner Money Magnet, can give punters a perfect start at a good price in the opening race of the Sunrise-6 at Caymanas Park tomorrow. The opening event is an 800 metres race for maiden two-year-olds and has attracted just seven starters. DAISY DUKE finished behind most of the field on her July 8 debut but had an excuse as she was slowly out. Trainer Richard Azan has now replaced the tongue tie with a visor, and DAISY DUKE, even with the sparingly used Delroy Beharie aboard, is expected to be more alert at the gate and run an improved race. Trainer Anthony Nunes has presented punters with a real puzzle in Race Two. VALDERRAMA, a fairly well-bred three-year-old who slammed a subsequent winner by all of seven lengths on July 7, has been thrown in for a claiming tag of just $250,000. He won in the manner of a good three-year-old, and it is surprising that he has even been placed in claiming company. There is nothing to suggest, however, that PIZZARRO or ACTION MAN, two other leading contenders in the race, should test a good, improving three-year-old, and he is my firm choice to make it two in a row. JOLLY D should not be opposed in the third. Last time out, over 1000 metres straight (July 7), JOLLY D led all the way to slam $350,000 claimers by almost three lengths. He returns at the same handicap among the same claiming group and will travel 200 metres shorter. In that July 7 race, he was clear by six lengths at the 800 metres mark and is thus a firm banker. Leading rider, apprentice Anthony Thomas will be aboard. Three-year-old maidens will face the starter in the fourth, and KINGSWOOD, the mount of many-time champion jockey Omar Walker, looks to be a good thing. The grey colt is just returning after a fair debut on May 5, but has been busy on the exercise track. In that debut effort over 1200 metres, KINGSWOOD broke slow and was doing his best work at the end. He will travel an extra 100 metres and should catch rivals deep in the final furlong. A very poor set of maidens will contest Race Five, and the nod goes to MOVIESTAR, who has the best finishing time for the 1600-metre distance, while REGGAE ROAD ran extremely well in his last outing and is the choice in Race Six.
Paul Pogba has shown off his battle scars after Manchester United began 2019 with a win against relegation battling Newcastle.Pogba failed to continue his recent brilliant form in front of goal against the Magpies, only playing a supporting role in the 2-0 win at St James’ Park.And the France midfielder was lucky to see out the whole match, with a horror tackle from Jonjo Shelvey leaving him crumpled on the ground with just under 20 minutes remaining. Twitter Shelvey went in high on Pogba, from behind and with his studs up Pobga was lucky to remain largely unhurt, and he took little time after the end of the match to react to Shelvey’s tackle on social media.‘Caption this’ is a reference to a post sent out on Pogba’s social media channels less than an hour after Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester Untied last month, which appeared to mock the Portuguese.The post was quickly deleted and is believed to have been a poorly timed advert. Shelvey was extremely fortunate to escape without even a booking Shelvey went in studs up on Pogba, high and from behind, making contact about halfway up his leg and really not close to the ball at all.Despite the wide acceptance that Shelvey should have been sent off for his wild challenge, the England man was not even shown a yellow card; many fans are now calling for the FA to take retrospective action. 4 And he made contact about halfway up Pogba’s leg, behind the knee 4 The tweet was quickly deleted from Pogba’s social media profile 4 4 It has become something of a running joke since then, with Pogba sending a second ‘caption this’ post to tease the launch of his own Emoji app, Pogmoji.Despite his failure to score or assist a goal in the defeat of Newcastle, Pogba has been in superb form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named United manager on a caretaker basis, succeeding Mourinho on a deal until the end of the season.