Man in hospital after shooting on Folsom Street

first_imgA man walked into a nearby hospital after being the victim of a shooting at 8:45 p.m. Friday at 21st and Folsom, police said.“I don’t how he got there, but the victim walked into the hospital,” said SFPD spokesperson Officer Joseph Tomlinson. He said the man’s condition is stable. He declined to say if the hospital was San Francisco General. Tomlinson said the victim told police he was walking down Folsom Street when he was shot, but he refused to give any further information.Roberto Fernandez, who was playing soccer at Jose Coronado playground at the time, said he saw a silver or beige coupe stop near the corner of 21st and Folsom streets. Tags: crime • shooting Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% He then heard three or four gunshots and saw the car speed off east, toward Potrero Avenue. “He sped off at like 80 miles an hour,” Fernandez said. “The shots weren’t loud,” he added. “We weren’t sure what to think and we kept playing.”Tomlinson said police had no information regarding potential suspects.Recent calls for service to police can be found on CrimeMapping.Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF. center_img 0%last_img read more

ADE Gardner and Anthony Walker will play for White

first_imgADE Gardner and Anthony Walker will play for Whitehaven this weekend after being placed on ‘Dual Registration’.Dave Woods’ side will travel to Keighley on Sunday to take on the Cougars.Alongside their partnership with Rochdale, Saints have an agreement in place with Whitehaven to enable members of its first team squad to play in the Kingstone Press Championship.General Manager Mike Rush said: “We are indebted to Dave Woods and his team for allowing us the opportunity for our first team players to get valuable game time at a high level.“Both Ade and Anthony will benefit from the match against Keighley as they look to force their way into Nathan Brown’s first team plans.“We have real competition for places at the Saints and agreements such as this and with Rochdale enable our players to build up vital match fitness.”last_img read more

KEIRON Cunningham bemoaned his sides ruck defence

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham bemoaned his side’s ruck defence as they went down 41-16 to league leaders Leeds last night.Saints rallied in the second half but left themselves far too much to do.“I thought our ruck defence and marker play was extremely poor,” he said. “As a result we became a victim of our own errors. You can’t give a side as good as Leeds that many chances around the ruck.“They have a great 9 and a lot of good support players that take advantage. The resilience and scramble is always good from Saints but our ruck let us down massively.“And the thing is we came out in the second half after speaking about it and looked a different side. If we had done that in the first half then I’m sure it would have been a completely different game.”That second half rally came on the back of Luke Walsh returning to the fold.“It was always the plan to introduce Luke back the way we have and I had to hold my nerve on him. He played 25 minutes last week, a half this and will start next week.“That is how it was always going to be and I knew he would make a difference as he is a great 7.“To be honest I thought our attack looked good. We didn’t have issue in yardage or good ball and we rolled Leeds down the field. Perhaps we did that a little too easily and the boys may have taken it for granted and became soft around the rucks because of it.“That said, Leeds are a great side and can strike from anywhere. There were times we were down the field and they went full length from an intercept. That is what good sides do and you have to take your opportunities.”last_img read more

Tickets for the match at the MendAHose Stadium a

first_imgTickets for the match at the Mend-A-Hose Stadium are now on sale.They are priced at:Advance prices for Members:Adults – £15Concessions (students, juniors, OAPs) – £8Junior Members – FreeAdvance prices for Non-Members:Adults – £18Concessions (students, juniors, OAPs) – £10Junior Members have to pick up their swaps before they travel and coach travel will be announced shortly.“You have to play the best teams somewhere along the way so you may as well get it out the way,” joint coach Sean Long said. “We only played Cas recently when we beat them at our place but this will be a whole new game and of course this time it’s at Castleford.“We are looking forward to the challenge.”Tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Club First Team Match

first_imgSmith was stretchered off early into the win over Warrington last Friday after being hit by loose forward Sitaleki Akauola and although our young hooker was discharged from hospital over the weekend, he has experienced headaches and pain in his neck this week and has not recovered in time for Friday night’s clash.Hull bound Swift comes in for Smith in the only change to the squad for the trip to high-flying Hull FC and as Holbrook revealed in an interview yesterday, James Bentley should get another chance at hooker.  St.Helens 19 man squad1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 10. Luke Thompson, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Adam Swift, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote, 24. Matty Costello.Hull FC 19 man squad1. Jamie Shaul, 2. Bureta Faraimo, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 4. Josh Griffin, 6. Albert Kelly, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Scott Taylor, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Josh Bowden, 12. Mark Minichiello, 13. Joe Westerman, 14. Jake Connor, 15. Chris Green, 20. Brad Fash, 21. Sika Manu, 23. Mickey Paea, 33. Ratu Naulago, 34. Gareth Ellis, 35. Andre Savelio.You can grab your tickets for Friday night’s clash as well as our derby clash with Wigan Warriors at the Totally Wicked Stadium in a ‘Bad Friday’ repeat online here by calling 01744 455052 or by visiting the Ticket OfYou cfice at the Totally Wicked Stadium.Tickets for Saints Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final against Halifax, Saturday July 27 (KO 4:30pm) at the University of Bolton Stadium, are also on sale by clicking here.last_img read more

Three people killed in crash with 18wheeler in Bladen County

first_imgBLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Three people died when their car crashed into the trailer of an 18-wheeler early Wednesday morning.It happened around 6:45 a.m. about eight miles north of White Lake.- Advertisement – According to Trooper G.M. White with the NC Highway Patrol, a loaded chicken truck owned by Sanderson Farms was traveling south on Highway 701.White says Angela Pate Varnam, 56, was heading east on NC 210 and failed to stop at the stop sign.Her car went under the trailer of the 18-wheeler.Related Article: Man struck and killed by Amtrak train in North CarolinaVarnam and two passengers, Antonio Joshua Russeau, 20, and Kendal Ronald Joyner, 43, all died at the scene. White said they were coworkers.Highway 701 was closed down for a couple of hours.The truck driver was not hurt.last_img read more

Public hearing on toxic chemical air permits in Columbus County

first_img RELATED: Company to stop fumigation operations at Wilmington siteThe chemical would then be released into the air less than one mile away from Acme-Delco Middle School.Methyl bromide is a highly toxic chemical that also damages the ozone layer.The public hearing is currently taking place, we’ll tell you what happens tonight on WWAY News at 11 p.m. Malec Brothers Transport Fumigation Facility wants an air permit to use 140 tons of methyl bromide to fumigate export logs. (Photo: WWAY) DELCO, NC (WWAY) — WWAY recently told you that Wilmington has some of the cleanest air in the country, but over in Columbus County one company wants to start releasing a potentially harmful chemical into the air.Malec Brothers Transport Fumigation Facility wants an air permit to use 140 tons of methyl bromide to fumigate export logs.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Third suspect arrested in Navassa assault

first_imgRacheen Gause (Photo: Brunswick County Detention Center) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The third suspect wanted for a September home break-in and assault is now behind bars.Navassa Police arrested Racheen Gause, 25, on Wednesday night on Cedar Hill Road.- Advertisement – Police say Gause and two others went into a home on Magnolia Drive on September 19, hit a woman with a gun, robbed her and then took off. The woman’s child was also home at the time.Police say they received word Gause was back in the area. They arrested him during a traffic stop.Gause is charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and 2nd degree Kidnapping.Related Article: Leland PD warns of phone scam; caller asks for DWI bail moneyAccording to jail records, he is being held under a $100,000 bond.last_img read more

Community reacts to school closing after more than 70 years

first_img School secretary Delois McKenzie has a deep connection to the school.“I wish we could have had another year,” said McKenzie, who has worked at the school for 45 years.Decades of memories inside these halls, which will soon echo with silence.Related Article: Columbus County teacher recognized for making an impact on studentsWith less than three weeks until the start of a new school year, the Columbus County School Board voted 3-1 to close the school.“The community feels like they have lost a loved one. Because this is where they went to school, their parents went to school, their grandparents went to school,” said McKenzie.Students will be sent more than nine miles away to Evergreen K-8 school, creating complications for some parents.“Some of the children can walk to school. Now they move them somewhere else, I don’t know how they’re going to get there, some parents don’t have cars,” said parent Ida Mae Kelly.Kelly says she does not like how the situation was handled.“I feel like, in my heart, they knew before two weeks that this school was going to close,” said Kelly.Columbus County Schools superintendent Alan Faulk says teachers will be reassigned to Evergreen and other schools.“Still working on reassigning all the staff, but I think that most of them will be reassigned, well I know that most of them will be reassigned,” said Faulk.Faulk does not know what will happen to the building.“That will be the school board’s option, I assume that they will probably turn it over to the county commissioners,” said Faulk. CHADBOURN, NC (WWAY) —  With less than three weeks until the start of a new school year, WWAY learned Monday night that one school in Columbus County will not welcome back students.Chadbourn Middle School has been around for more than 70 years under different names, and the community seems sad to see its doors close.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Swimming alerts issued for some Brunswick County beaches

first_img View the complete report here. Choppy surf on Oct. 11, 2018 (Photo: WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — State recreational water quality officials Thursday are saying testing at three ocean-side sites in Brunswick County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.The alerts are for waters at the following sites:The public beach accesses at the ocean pier at the Causeway and First Street in Ocean Isle BeachThe public beach accesses at the ocean pier at Main Street and Sunset Boulevard in Sunset BeachThe public beach accesses at the eastern end of Sunset Beach- Advertisement – last_img read more

Police investigating alleged rape in Imtarfa

first_imgCredit: CMRUCredit: CMRU Police are investigating an alleged case of rape an elderly home in Imtarfa.A police spokesperson told said that the incident was reported at around 10AM this morning on Anzjani Street.No further details are known at this point with police explaining that an investigation is currently taking place.More details to follow…WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Pivot East 2014 to be held in Kenya

first_imgAdvertisement Pivot East, the annual initiative by m:lab will be taking place from 24 to 25 June 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the fourth edition of the mobile startup pitching competition and conference focusing on East Africa’s mobile developer and entrepreneurship scene.Pivot East 2014 has already started and it will follow the same format as the previous year.This includes applicants from throughout East Africa going through a selection process culminating in 25 finalists pitching at the competition held in Nairobi Kenya. – Advertisement – The most exciting part of Pivot East is the startup pitches of course. Last year five startups were chosen for each of the five mobile categories which included Finance, Enterprise, Society, Entertainment, and Utilities.Last year, each winner walked away with a US$10 000 grant and they include:SleepOut is a Kenya-based accommodation marketplace and pitched an SMS-driven booking process that connects both commercial and peer-to-peer hosts with guests and agents. SleepOut is part of m:lab’s 2013 incubation programme.Kytabu demonstrated it’s textbook subscription app for android tablets for students that’s meant to drastically reduce the cost of buying textbooks.Also part of the m:lab incubation progreamme, Ma3Route is a mobile platform that helps people find their destinations easily and quickly. By using crowdsourced information, Ma3Route helps citizens share/access info about transport and current traffic conditions for a city.Developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for the web, smartphone and tablet devices Kola Studios won the mobile entertainment category. The startup pitched the popular Ugandan game played with cards on Android and Facebook.Go Finance works to bring a range of financial solutions closer to underserved small businesses and people at the base of the pyramid by using technology by leveraging business value chains and technology.source: Venture Burnlast_img read more

ICTAUgLAN Meetup Brings Together ICT Professionals In Uganda

first_imgAdvertisement The ICT Association of Uganda introduced a networking evening dubbed ICTAUgLAN and event that will always happen every first Wednesday of the Month and so last evening I was one of the Techies who went for this event, partly because I wanted to Learn something new and the other part being that I wanted to meet New people.With that in Mind, I made sure I got to the Venue so early to be able meet everyone and talk to everyone. It was an evening with a lot of familiar faces I will confirm and it seemed like it’s the same people in the ICT space in Uganda.The event kicked off with Introductions from everyone at the event and some of the companies  represented that I can pick off the top of my head included NITA, MTN, URA, Simplifi, UGO Ug, SMS Media and of course other companies, I made it a point to talk to every one at this event and although I didn’t succeeded at this, I also made it a point to learn a few things from all these people with a lot of experience in the Industry. – Advertisement – Boaz the Founder of UGO Ug taught me that an HDMI cable can only run 15 Meters and that the VGA will be phased out next year and I didn’t know about any of these facts, and I also got some advice from E. Namara one of the Directors of ICTAUg who taught me that whatever situation it is I should never take No for an answer and however much I had heard about this, this made more sense coming from her.With all that I think it was a great fun evening which even convinced me to Join the ICTAUg family because there is no price you can pay to have all these people in your industry representing both the Government and Private sector to have the in the same place and have them willingly talk to you.I can’t wait for the next event and if you attended this event please share with me some of your thoughts about such meetups and how you benefited from this one.last_img read more

Safety Readers Protective Safety Glasses and Reading Glasses in One

first_imgImage Credit: altpress Advertisement Eyes and ears along with the nose, and mouth allow us to see, hear, smell and taste and the fifth sense is touch.Safety Phones concern the hearing sense only. Did you know the human ear can perceive frequencies from 16 cycles per second (very deep bass) to 28,000 cycles per second (very high pitch)?Although human hearing has that ability, there are times such as when wearing ear buds and listening to music that that it is necessary to hear and see what is surrounding the user. Safety phones is a set of head phones or earbuds that can be clipped to the user’s clothing in lieu of being placed directly into the ears. – Advertisement – The design intent is to provide consumers with a means to enjoy their music while out and about and still allow them to be audibly aware of what is going on around them. This could/should prevent accidents or attacks. Safety phone also are perfect for sensitive ears.The new Safety Phones are high-quality 16 mm dome-type driver units for Neodymium magnets to provide enhanced sound quality. The clip-on will work on any part of one’s clothing so one can be aware of the surroundings but still enjoy music. Televised test marketing has recently been completed indicating strong consumer interest in Safety Phones.Courtney Smith, inventor of Safety Phones said, “Safety Phones were designed for every one of us who enjoy listening to music—whether we are exercising, jogging, running, shopping or whatever. They work perfectly and offer an unobstructed awareness of their immediate surroundings.”last_img read more

Operas browser update comes with a free VPN service in it

first_imgAdvertisement If you are a person who has privacy as a top priority, you are going to love the  Opera desktop browser update.It comes with a free built-in VPN service that you can turn on with just a click and you don’t even need to sign up for an account.When turned on, you can switch between virtual locations. – Advertisement – The developer release that’s available today offers three options: US, Canada and Germany, with the company saying they will add more countries in the browser’s stable version.Opera says its VPN offers 256-bit encryption and replaces your IP address with a virtual one to make it difficult to trace your location and identify your computer and it also helps you access region-locked content like streaming video and social networks. Last month, Opera added a built-in adblocker that delivered faster performance when loading webpages.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note Note 6 May Launch in Early August

first_imgThe newest additions to the Galaxy family of products, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Image Credit: Samsung Twitter Page Advertisement Samsung’s sales have been swimming thanks to the success of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The pair of products took everything that was good about last year’s redesigned flagships and refined them with much of the missing mentionables found in the Galaxy S5, namely microSD support and waterproofing.All eyes are now focused on the next big thing, notably the Note. The next phone in the series, which may skip the next number to be branded the Galaxy Note 7, is rumored to be launching earlier than last year’s offering, which itself was earlier than the year before it. Veteran leaker Evan Blass has Tweeted the following to lend more credibility to the date to state.Exactly two months would mean the Galaxy Note 7 would be unveiled on August 2nd, which is a Tuesday. As Blass mentions “almost exactly” it’s likely to be a day or two off, but nonetheless the key is probably somewhere in the first week of the month. As a result, in theory the new Note could be in stores before the anniversary of the Galaxy Note 5’s launch event from August 13th last year.[related-posts] – Advertisement – [Android Authority]last_img read more

African Startups invited to pitch at Africa Tech Now Village for CES

first_imgAdvertisement In 2017, Consumer Electronic Show or CES will play host to showcase African startups via the Africa Tech Now Village – a premium event showcasing the finest Digital Technology in Africa and highlighting the innovation skills as well as the creativity of African startups.Online submission for start-ups willing to exhibit at AFRICA TECH NOW Village, is open via the VC4Africa platform and winners will be determined by the vote of an international panel of technology experts.The 10 lucky winners will be offered the opportunity to showcase their talent and innovative product, service or idea at CES 2017. – Advertisement – All expenses including transportation, accommodation and visa’s fees will be covered. They will benefit from a series of training, workshop and webinar to be well prepared and get the most of the show business opportunities. They will be invited to attend special events during CES which allow them to connect and network with investors, potential clients and technology partners, distributors, etc. Moreover, they will be the center-stage of over 7000 media from all over the world covering the event.According to organizers, early or mid-stage startups that have been in existence for over 6 months and less than 3 years, have a product and service preferably addressing the consumer market and are in fields covered at CES marketplaces (Robotics, Drones, 3D printing, Education Technology, Agri-tech, App Economy, e-Health, e-commerce, Internet Of Things, etc..are eligible to apply.CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.Online submission close on August 31st, 2016.[TechMoran]last_img read more

Mourinho the Arsenal bogey man…

first_img[dropcap]O[/dropcap]h the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, it’s Sky Sports for Arsenal and Chelsea.Spent ages trying to get something to rhyme with that and ended up with that load of rubbish.Can’t promise snow but wind, rain, storms etc all seem likely to play their part in what should be a real pre-Christmas cracker (Enough Christmas references, Editor).How lucky we are that that ‘random’ fixture generating computer was clever enough to pick this for the Monday before the Christmas break. Said without a hint of cynicism.To be fair though when the fixtures came out we didn’t know quite how important it would be for both sides.Arsenal will reclaim the lead if they win and Chelsea will share the lead at Christmas with Liverpool if the three points go their way.And Chelsea will fancy their chances, they have a good recent record against the Gunners….HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Oct 2013 Capital One Cup Arsenal 0-2 ChelseaJan 2013 Premier Chelsea 2-1 ArsenalSep 2012 Premier Arsenal 1-2 ChelseaApr 2012 Premier Arsenal 0-0 ChelseaOct 2011 Premier Chelsea 3-5 ArsenalDec 2010 Premier Arsenal 3-1 ChelseaOct 2010 Premier Chelsea 2-0 ArsenalFeb 2010 Premier Chelsea 2-0 ArsenalNov 2009 Premier Arsenal 0-3 ChelseaMay 2009 Premier Arsenal 1-4 ChelseaArsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is ruled out because of a cut to his knee.Jack Wilshere begins a two-game ban for misconduct, but Lukas Podolski is available to make his comeback from a hamstring injury.Meanwhile, Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is to return to the substitutes’ bench at best at his former club.And Mourinho is definitely the bogey man for Wenger who has never won against Mourinho as an opposition manager. His record is four draws and five defeats in nine league and cup games.A nice late winner for Everton was very handy for the column yesterday and tonight there is only one way we can recommend on Star Sports. The draw at around 12/5.RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)10 points DRAW at around 12/5 with Star SportsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tues Movers Specials

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 19 June HORSE RACING3.05 Royal AscotCosmic Law 12/1 > 10/13.40 Royal AscotLady Aurelia 2/1 > 7/44.20 Royal AscotUS Navy Flag 5/1 > 4/1WORLD CUPFIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage16:00 ITV11/8 Poland12/5 Senegal21/10 DRAWFIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage19:00 BBC One1/1 Russia10/3 Egypt23/10 DRAWBET NOW or 08000 521 321last_img read more


first_img2.00 – 6f (6f3y) Investec Woodcote EBF Stakes (Conditions Race) (Plus 10 Race) (Class 2) (2yo): A competitive race to start the two days and one which is tough to weigh up. Pinaturbo’s debut win – a withering late effort down the outside at Wolves – was backed up by wins for the second and third, and the level of that form entitles him to be favourite. However Misty Grey was a brilliant winner at Ripon and Mark Johnston has won this race three times in the last eight years, whilst Oh Purple Reign comes from the Richard Hannon yard that has won this three times in the last five years. This could be a race to watch rather than play in with Rayong and Dancinginthewoods making it look decent.2.35 – 1m½f (1m113y) Investec Mile Handicap (Class 2) (4yo+ 0-105): Seniority ought to handle Epsom better than most, having won the Golden Mile at Goodwood, and he’s only 3lbs higher here. He disappointed at Meydan when last seen but had previously shown that he could be very competitive off this mark still and perhaps the disappointment of his eighth is best forgiven. If ready for this, he can go close with Henry Candy’s Greenside, who is making up for lost time, considered the biggest threat along with Masham Star and Firmament.There are many who, like the aforementioned, make serious appeal at the prices but Hors De Combat could roll back the years even at the age of eight. Perhaps Meydan doesn’t suit him so much now but he was sixth in the Hunt Cup and also in the Golden Mile last summer off 103 and he was not suited by the way that the race unfolded when fifth at Newbury, as one of only two horses in the front six to be held up there, and if he improves from that then he can outrun his price.3.10 – 1m4f (1m4f6y) Investec Coronation Cup (Group 1) (Class 1) (4yo+): After a worryingly lacklustre effort last time, one would be keen to take on Kew Gardens, who looks to be more of a stayer, and Old Persian shades a tight verdict with Lah Ti Dar. He was ahead of Kew Gardens when the two met in the Great Voltigeur last summer at York and didn’t get home in the Leger, but he was an impressive winner of the Sheema Classic when going 2-2 in Dubai, and if he has no ill effects from that stint then he can go well. Lah Ti Dar, knuckled down really well to make a winning return in the Middleton and ought to be much better at this distance.Morando trashed Kew Gardens in the Ormonde when Kew Gardens was a disappointing second. That was a career best, upped in trip and he is to be respected, but this is much faster ground than he’s been improving on and that’s a new test. Salouen was a fine second in this last year but he had the run of the race and he might well not this year, for all he’s an admirable horse who was sixth in the Arc last year. Communique got a great ride to beat Defoe in the Jockey Club Stakes but this is a step up in class for both and there’s no way that Franny Norton will get such leniency once again. Marmelo, second in the Melbourne Cup, stayed on really well to take the John Porter and will be staying on well although others might have slightly more speed. Cypress Creek is in for pace.3.45 – 1m2f (1m2f17y) Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap (Class 2) (4yo+): A lot of these contenders are on the improve and the Newmarket handicap where Elector beat Jazeel showcases two of the most progressive contenders in the field. Elector can go well again but Jazeel, a winner of the Silver Cambridgeshire last year, was beaten only a neck there and has possibly been underrated by the market given that he went off 12/1 on his debut for Jedd O’Keefe at Newmarket. The form of that race has worked out very well – Vintager might have disappointed at Goodwood but fourth Exec Chef was a good second at Chelmsford and Ml Muffrih took the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar earlier this week. Setting Sail can go well dropping in trip, whilst Mountain Angel was a good winner of the City and Suburban Handicap in what’s a deep race.4.30 – 1m4f (1m4f6y) Investec Oaks (Group 1) (Fillies) (Class 1) (3yo): This looks a quality renewal of the Oaks and fiercely contested too, but by far the best trial came from Mehdaayih when she took apart her opposition in the Cheshire Oaks and she can reward connections’ decision to supplement her here. A promising juvenile, she has transformed for a step up in trip, winning a match at Chelmsford before then sweeping round the turn at the Roodee and leaving Manuela De Vega nearly five lengths in her wake. That came in an excellent time and given that Manuela De Vega was a clear cut Listed winner last October and there’s little not to like given how she handled Chester.Make it two against the field with Maqsad, arguably as impressive as Mehdaayih when she won the Pretty Polly Stakes. The form of that race might not have worked out as well as one would have hoped, and she was behind Mehdaayih as a juvenile, but she’s improved a great deal as a three-year-old in just two starts and had so much more than five lengths in hand. Stamina is the question for many involved here, but it may be worth chancing and Siyouni has had 1m4f winners before. She’s also out of a Galieo broodmare.Anapurna was a wide margin winner of the Lingfield Oaks Trial when she ended up drawing right away from Tauteke in second. She handled Lingfield excellently and found overdrive in the last furlong, which gives huge encouragement for today given that she has far fewer questions over her than much of the field, and she is considered the main threat.It is a serious endorsement of Pink Dogwood’s talent that she runs here instead of Hermosa, the dual Guineas winner who O’Brien had earmarked for a shot straight after she won the 1,000 Guineas. Her Salsabil Stakes win looks better now that Tarnawa, third that day, has since beaten fellow Ballydoyle contenders Delphina and Peach Tree in the Blue Wind. She ought to improve plenty for that run and the trip, but on balance at least three or four other horses have been as impressive or as promising and she can be taken on.The Musidora this year was an open renewal even by its usual standards and Frankellina was easily the most eye-catching there when dead heating for second with Entitle. Frankel’s rather appropriately named daughter lost three lengths – and the race – at the start, having done well to sustain a big move down the home straight to get into contention before just fading. She can make big progress from that run, and perhaps missing the break might be less impactful at Epsom rather than York, where a good gallop looks more likely. We don’t know how she will handle the course, however.An impressive debut winner in April at Newmarket, when she handled the dips and undulations of the Rowley Mile with ease, Lavender Blue’s looked set to take Newbury’s traditional trial on Lockinge Day – certainly she was travelling best 2 out, when last on the bridle – before Queen Power came with a late run to win by neck. She can improve again for that experience and she’s bred to be better over this trip, as a sister to a 1m4f winner and daughter of Sea The Stars.Fleeting bombed in the Guineas but would be interesting on her May Hill win, but Peach Tree might be the best of the O’Brien outsiders. She didn’t get a run in the Blue Wind when behind Delphinia, but it was a good run on her comeback and she’d beaten the winner at Navan at the backend of last season. This is sure to be her forte and O’Brien had Was beaten in the Blue Wind before she won The Oaks. Also, the presence of Donnacha O’Brien appears to be a significant positive. Blue Gardenia and Sh Boom have been beaten in other trials and don’t look upto the test.Rest of Card:The Surrey Stakes gives us a fascinating clash between Space Blues, who was transformed by a drop to seven furlongs at York, and 1,000 Guinea fourth Angel’s Hideaway and 2,000 Guineas eighth Urban Icon taking each other on. All three of them make varying amounts of appeal and that puts one off selecting any single one of them.Ripp Orf clipped heels when an unplaced favourite in this last year but he is as consistent a horse as you’ll find at this level and with a clear run, he’s capable of taking the Investec Zebra Handicap (5.50).RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)2.35pm – The Investec Click & Invest Mile Handicap Stakes1 pt each/way Senority at 13/2 with starsports.bet1 pt each/way Hors de Combat at 12/1 with starsports.bet3.10pm – The Investec Coronation Cup (Group 1)2 pts win Old Persian at 11/4 with starsports.bet3.45pm – The Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap Stakes1.5 pts each/way Jazeel at 13/2 with starsports.bet4.30pm – The Investec Oaks (Group 1)2 pts win Mehdaayih at 11/4 with starsports.bet2 pts win Maqsad at 11/2 with starsports.bet5.50pm – The Investec Zebra Handicap Stakes2 pts win Ripp Orf at 9/2 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 234.32 points(excluding Cricket World Cup ante-post and Memorial golf)last_img read more