NEPTUNE’S STORM ATTENDS PACE EN ROUTE TO IMPRESSIVE ONE LENGTH WIN IN $150,000 CINEMA STAKES UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY BALTAS, HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.65 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 2, 2019)–Attentive to the pace, Neptune’s Storm took command a quarter mile from home and went on to an impressive one length tally in Sunday’s $150,000 Cinema Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke and trained by Richard Baltas, Neptune’s Storm, a 3-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding, got a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:48.65.Breaking from the far outside in a field of five sophomores, Neptune’s Storm was quickly into stride and laid second to King of Speed to the top of the lane where he took command.“On paper, there wasn’t a whole a lot of speed and this horse has natural speed,” said Baltas, who took over the training of Neptune’s Storm prior to his most recent start, a three quarter length win in the one mile turf Singletary Stakes here on April 28. “He can carry his speed and he’s a good horse. The thing about him is, he’ll rate. He doesn’t have to have the lead…I didn’t have to tell Drayden anything…I just told him to have the horse up close.”The second choice in the wagering at 3-2, Neptune’s Storm paid $5.00, $3.00 and $2.40.“I learned from riding him last time and then working him in the mornings that when horses come to him on his outside, he’ll re-engage and fight back,” said Van Dyke. “On the gallop out today, horses came to him and he took off. He should like more distance.”Owned by Cybertec International Inc., Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner, Neptune’s Storm, who is out of Immortal Life, by Iffraaj, picked up $90,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $249,585. In garnering his second stakes win, he improved his overall mark to 9-4-1-2.In a determined effort, Parsimony, who was ridden by Mario Gutierrez, tracked the winner and pacesetting King of Speed to the furlong pole, prevailed by a neck for second money and paid $5.60 and $3.40 while off at 6-1.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, King of Speed was off at 11-1 and paid $3.60 to show while finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Gregorian Chant.Fractions on the race were 25.12, 49.53, 1:12.77 and 1:36.59.
MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson READ: SMC group stands by Narvasa, questions move by ‘renegade’ PBA governorsThe anti-Narvasa side, meanwhile, said that they are not supporting his renewal simply to “prevent the futile exercise of one proposing his which needs eight affirmative votes, which obviously Narvasa will not get given the non-support of a greater majority.”“Mr. Narvasa clearly knows that his term is on a yearly basis as this is contained in the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board as well as when he assumed the post of COO which has a term limit of one year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “If the Commissioner really loves the PBA and the Public as he conveniently espouses, he may make the supreme sacrifice of voluntarily stepping down to prevent a division of the Board and stalled basketball operations,” the statement also read. “Maybe with his ultimate sacrifice the public will forget the past and give honor to his act of leaving the post.”READ: Narvasa remains defiant: I’m fighting for principle The MVP bloc, spearheaded by TNT, NLEX, and Meralco, together with Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and Blackwater filed a motion to no longer endorse the renewal of Narvasa’s term as the league commissioner in a special board meeting on Thursday.The other five teams namely San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia, meanwhile, threw their support behind Narvasa and insisted that he remains the commissioner in their own joint statement.Later in the day, Narvasa called a press conference and said that he is willing to resign, but he wants the to be followed and for those calling for his ouster to explain what “loss of confidence is constituted.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “Regrettably, Narvasa, in clinging to the position, is using the current situation to divide the Board to the detriment of the PBA and the public,” the statement read.READ: Narvasa insists he’s ‘always ensured parity in all decisions’ FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It pains us that in order to remove the heat from him, Narvasa conveniently uses other issues to divert the real situation that a majority of the Board including the public do not want his continued stay. With his continued defiance, there will be a situation that the PBA will not be able to operate since any act of the Commissioner needs the affirmative support of a majority of the Board which he regrettably doesn’t have.”The governors then encouraged Narvasa just resign from his position. Thompson, Durant lead Warriors past injury-riddled Spurs Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taal Incoming PBA chairman Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe seven governors calling for Chito Narvasa’s ouster stood firm in their plea to have the PBA commissioner leave his post.In a joint statement released Friday morning, the seven governors expressed their sadness that the issue has clearly drawn battle lines in what was once a united boardroom.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny