Faugheen turns on the style

first_img Press Association The result gave Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins back-to-back victories in the Grade Two after Annie Power struck 12 months ago. The jockey, who rode a treble on the card, said: “That was mission accomplished. Looking at the runners, we felt we might have to make the running ourselves. “That was the first run of the year and we knew he was going to improve, so we were not about to make it a test of stamina. He showed a terrific turn of foot. This was just about November. He wasn’t going to be 125 per cent fit. “Once I got the fencing down the hill, he jumped much better form there. He has ticked the first box, he has plenty of big questions to answer, but the dream is alive.” Mullins said: “I’m delighted. Ruby really asked him at the last and he came up for him. He was able to dictate the pace, which he won’t always be able to do. “He looks way stronger than he did at any stage last year. Hopefully I can keep him like that and, if he can improve, who knows. “I don’t know where he’ll go next but he has plenty of options and could go up or down in trip.” Ruby Walsh made most of the running aboard the Cheltenham Festival-winning six-year-old, who is now unbeaten in seven starts, and was in no particular hurry at the head of affairs, but his companion largely jumped accurately and with economic purpose. Blue Fashion at least attempted to make a race of it, but a swift jump at the last from the 1-4 favourite confirmed the inevitable and Faugheen won by a carefree three and three-quarter lengths. center_img Ante-post Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen toyed with his rivals in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot.last_img read more

Tipp confident heading in to Clare encounter

first_img4 points from the first 3 games was the aim for Tipp senior footballers heading into the National League this season.A win against Cork gave them 2 points – and with 2 points on offer in Ennis against Clare this weekend – their goals are still achieveable.That’s according to Tipp coach Shane Stapleton, who says he’s hopeful they’ll have a fighting chance on Sunday afternoon. However, he says Clare won’t fear Tipp..Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sundays Allianz Football League Tipperary versus Clare comes in association with Gleesons Pub Irishtown Clonmellast_img read more

What if the Marlins’ outfield sculpture was good?

first_imgThere’s a 65 percent chance you’re hate-reading this article. That’s OK. But hear us out at least: What if the much-maligned Miami Marlins outfield sculpture, which has been torn down, was actually good?For a franchise with little hope of a playoff appearance anytime soon — and one without a face to represent it publicly — the sculpture was an absurd yet memorable feature. That’s more than you can say about any other part of the club. And in an age of sameness, where truly original thought can be difficult to come by, it was strangely refreshing to see something so ill-advised make it through multiple approval processes and open as a key component of a $515 million project. In essence, the sculpture was so bad it was good. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNIn a Twitter poll, 35 percent of people agreed with this take. It was also the official point of view of popular MLB account Cespedes Family BBQ, which disputed DAZN “ChangeUp” host Adnan Virk’s argument that the sculpture was trash. So while our take may be unpopular, it isn’t without supporters.Here’s a look at how polarizing the issue was:[email protected]_USA @ScottRogowsky @adnansvirk the sculpture rocked you nerds— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 2, 2019On Acid, maybe. But that’s what it takes to watch the Marlins :joy:— Joe Orf (@JoeOrf305) April 2, 2019It was legit my favorite feature in any ballpark— Big Tail Energy (@NoelTheKit) April 2, 2019Harold Reynolds talks about the changes at @MarlinsPark. :man-gesturing-no:#ChangeUp pic.twitter.com/cHuUy2B2kl— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) April 2, 2019last_img read more