LATE BLOOMING DANUSKA’S MY GIRL HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS

first_imgLATE BLOOMING DANUSKA’S MY GIRL HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES AT SIX FURLONGSARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2019)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s late blooming Danuska’s My Girl seeks her fourth consecutive win and her second straight graded stakes score as she heads Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs on the Santa Anita main track. Entered for a maiden $62,500 claiming tag in July, 2018, this 5-year-old mare by Shackleford registered a career-best 95 Beyer Speed figure in winning the Grade III Las Flores Stakes here on April 7 and thus clearly heads a field of five fillies and mares in Sunday’s Desert Stormer.Although short on quantity, the Desert Stormer field includes quality mares such as multiple graded stakes winning Selcourt and hard knocking Show It N Moe It, who was most recently third to “Danuska” in the Las Flores Stakes.DANUSKA’S MY GIRLOwner:  Bad Boy Racing, LLCTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferA maiden $62,500 claiming winner six starts back on July 29, 2018, Danuska’s My Girl got on her current role when paired for the first time with Geovanni Franco, the result being a three length allowance win going six furlongs three starts back on Nov. 22 at Del Mar. She followed that up with a three quarter length tally in a one mile allowance here Jan. 11 and in her first-ever stakes assignment, she was off at 20-1 in the Las Flores and was completely dominant, winning by 3 ¼ lengths. With Franco engaged to ride for the fourth consecutive time, Danuska’s My Girl will likely duel with Selcourt for the early lead on Sunday. Out of the Dayjur mare Amaday, Danuska’s My Girl is now 13-4-2-4 with earnings of $198,810.SELCOURTOwner:  Keith Abrahams & Medallion RacingTrainer:  John SadlerLightly raced, this 5-year-old mare by Tiz Wonderful was a bit of a late bloomer herself.  A first-out maiden winner in February, 2017, she went to the sidelines following her third start in May of 2017 and resurfaced at age four on Jan. 14, 2018, taking the ungraded Kalookan Queen at 6 ½ furlongs. She then took the Grade III Las Flores on Feb. 18 and the Grade II Santa Monica at seven furlongs on March 24, 2018.  Subsequently well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 3, she’s been winless in three starts this year, most recently a fourth place finish in the Grade I Beholder Mile, her first attempt at two turns, on March 30. With a return to a sprint and drop in class to Grade III competition, Selcourt will be bidding for her fifth win from 11 starts on Sunday.SHOW IT N MOE ITOwner:  Tom London, Terry Lovingier & Eugene ZondloTrainer:  Gary SherlockA gem of consistency, this 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Grace Upon Grace kept to her task when third, beaten 3 ½ lengths by Danuska’s My Girl in the Grade III Las Flores Stakes April 7. A winner of two straight sprints versus Cal-breds on Jan. 10 and Feb. 24, she proved she belonged in graded stakes competition in the Las Flores and earned a solid 88 Beyer Speed figure. The leading money earner in the field with $447,604, she has an overall mark of 20-6-4-5.YUVETSIOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerAlthough idle since well beaten going 6 ½ furlongs in the Grade III LA Woman Stakes Oct. 7, this 5-year-old Bodemeister mare was a smashing 2 ½ length winner of the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong Rancho Bernardo Stakes two starts back on Aug. 12 and if ready, poses a dangerous threat as perhaps the “Other Sadler.”  With regular rider Tyler Baze in Kentucky, Yuvetsi will be ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, who last rode her in her maiden victory at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course on Nov. 6, 2016. Out of the Speightstown mare Mother Ruth, Yuvetsi is 14-4-3-2 with earnings of $241,930.THE GRADE III DESERT STORMER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTSelcourt–Joe Talamo–121Yuvetsi–Drayden Van Dyke–121Smiling Tigress–Tiago Pereira–121Danuska’s My Girl–Geovanni Franco–125Show It N Moe It–Rafael Bejarano–121First 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.last_img read more

Warriors’ Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

first_imgOffense meets defense as NU, Ateneo collide Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a little sore the next couple of days but not something I was worried about,” Durant said.He worked out Thursday and it took him longer to loosen up. By Friday morning, he experienced significant discomfort. It’s an injury Durant has never had previously.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Hopefully it gets better in the next week or so and see what happens,” said Durant, who missed time down the stretch last season with a left knee injury before a dazzling postseason to capture his first career title. “Just recovery, no procedure and see how it feels. It’s a different type of pain than I’ve felt before so I didn’t really know what it was and I’m just glad I got it looked at.”Curry missed his fourth straight game Friday after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday, while Thompson has a fractured right thumb and will be examined again next Thursday. LATEST STORIES Durant said there’s still time for the team to heal and get ready for the playoffs. He missed 18 games in 2017 before returning for the final two contests of the regular season.“No concern. I’ve got a couple weeks and I’m just trying to get healthy, and I’m just trying to make sure I’m out there being able to be me on the court,” Durant said. “That’s the most important thing. It’s not great timing-wise, obviously. It’s all about just feeling better when I’m out there playingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant speaks during a media conference on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Durant will miss 1-2 weeks to allow a rib injury to heal. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on his right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list for the defending champion Golden State Warriors.An MRI exam Friday for the NBA Finals MVP revealed the incomplete fracture, and the Warriors said Durant would be re-evaluated in two weeks. Durant said he got hit in the ribs at Minnesota last Sunday and initially thought it was just a bruise, but he was sore the next couple of days. He played Wednesday night against the Lakers and felt it again when he hustled to close out on the wing and “felt something stretch and pull.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more