HRONIS RACING’S GINGER NUT TACKLES MALES AS SHE HEADS SUNDAY’S $75,000 DESERT CODE STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF SADLER TRAINEE COMES OFF IMPRESSIVE STAKES SCORE AT KEENELAND ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2019)–Hronis Racing’s Ginger Nut, an impressive stakes winner on April 12 at Keeneland, will take on males as she heads a field of six sophomore turf sprinters in Sunday’s $75,000 Desert Code Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs over the Santa Anita turf. Trained by John Sadler, Irish-bred Ginger Nut, who made her U.S. debut two races back at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 23, will be making her first Santa Anita start on Sunday.GINGER NUTOwner: Hronis Racing LLCTrainer: John SadlerA minor stakes winner three starts back versus males in England and by the far the most accomplished runner in the Desert Code lineup, Ginger Nut drew the rail going 5 ½ furlongs and rallied from last to take the ungraded Limestone Turf Sprint Stakes at Keeneland by 1 ¼ lengths on April 12. A winner of four of her 10 starts, she has earnings of $301,088. Ridden by eastern based Joel Rosario last time out, she’ll get the services of Drayden Van Dyke on Sunday.LEGENDS OF WAROwner: C T R Stables LLC (Calvert), Qatar Racing Limited & Steven KehTrainer: Doug O’NeillGroup II Stakes-placed six starts back in England on Aug. 24, he gave a good account of himself in his U.S. debut two starts back, running a close third in an ungraded five furlong turf stakes at Churchill Downs April 27. Most recently third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in a first condition allowance going one mile over a “good” turf here on May 27, this Kentucky-bred colt by Scat Daddy will be making his third start for O’Neill as he cuts back in distance to a five furlong sprint and gets the first-time services of Flavien Prat. With two wins from nine starts, Legends of War has earnings of $128,189.RAFALOwner: Sh Rashid bin Humaid Al NuaimiTrainer: Bob BaffertThis lightly race New York-bred colt by the Bernardini stallion Alpha was a runaway 4 ¼ length maiden winner over a wet fast main track going 5 ½ furlongs here on May 19 and will be trying turf for the first time in his third career start. Quick from the blocks, he carved out gate to wire splits of 21.60, 44.60 and 56.40 en route to a final clocking of 1:02.60, which earned him a Beyer Speed figure of 86–the top last-out “fig” in the Desert Code field. He’ll be ridden back by Joe Talamo and could prove an elusive target on Sunday.THE $75,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 9 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT Ginger Nut–Drayden Van Dyke–119Listing–Mario Gutierrez–124Legends of War–Flavien Prat–122Rafal–Joe Talamo–120Alleva–Rafael Bejarano–122Strictly Biz–Tiago Pereira–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Tags: AFCON 2019SenegaltopTunisia Senegal have never won the Africa Cup of Nations title. (PHOTO/Courtesy)AFCON 2019Senegal 1-0 TunisiaCairo International Stadium, CairoSunday, 14-07-2019Dylan Bronn own goal in extra time handed Senegal a 1-0 win over Tunisia in a dramatic Africa Cup of finals semifinal on Sunday evening.Tunisia goalkeeper Moez Hassen made a horrible mistake in the 100th minute that saw the ball bounce off the head of defender Bronn and into his own net.Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi and Senegal’s Henri Saivet had second half penalties saved.In the first period, Aliou Cisse’s side created the better chances with star man Sadio Mane and Youssouf Sabaly all guilty for missing golden scoring opportunitiesSabaly was unlucky not to hit the target in the 26th as his delightful effort from about 20 yards out kissed the woodwork.In the 38th minute, Mane also a had a decent chance when he rounded Tunisia custodian Hassen at a tight angle but screwed his shot wide. At halftime it was goalless.With 15 minutes to normal time, the 2004 champions were awarded a penalty when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly dived into Sassi’s powerful shoot but the ball hit his arm.Sassi stepped up but his weak kick was comfortably saved by Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis.Five minutes later, Senegal were also awarded a penalty when Bronn fouled Ismaila Sarr inside the box. Newcastle midfielder Saviet’s kick was saved by Hassen.Senegal broke the deadlock in the first period of extra time as Bronn scored an own goal.Deep in extra time, the referee awarded Tunisia a penalty when Salif Sane headed a cross off Idrissa Gueye’s arm. Two minutes after giving the penalty, the referee overturned it after a VAR check.Senegal will be without Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the final through suspension.The Lions of Teranga who were runners up 17 years ago, will be seeking for their first ever Cup of Nations title and will face either Algeria or Nigeria in the final on Friday 19th July at Cairo International StadiumThe other semi final-Algeria vs Nigeria @10pmComments