War of Will, River Boyne & Raging Bull Head Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile

first_imgWAR OF WILL, RIVER BOYNE & RAGING BULL HEAD MONDAY’S   GRADE I, $300,000 SHOEMAKER MILE (TURF)WINNER GETS AUTOMATIC BERTH & FEES PAID INTO TVG BREEDERS’ CUP MILE THIS FALLARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2020)–Gary Barber’s War of Will, a winner of last year’s Grade I Preakness Stakes and idle since well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, squares off with sharp veteran turf miler River Boyne, top French-bred miler Raging Bull and others, as they head an outstanding field of 11 three-year-olds and up in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) at Santa Anita.The Shoe Mile is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race, which enables the winner to receive an automatic berth and fees paid into the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY.  Named for the legendary Hall of Fame jockey, Bill Shoemaker was Santa Anita’s leading rider for an unprecedented 17 consecutive Winter/Spring Meetings, from 1950-51 through 1966-67.Headquartered with soon-to-be Hall of Famer Mark Casse at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida, War of Will ships west and will be trying turf for the first time since late in his 2-year-old campaign, while Red Baron’s Barn, LLC and Rancho Temescal’s Irish-bred River Boyne, a recent winner of Santa Anita’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, seeks his third consecutive win over the course for trainer Jeff Mullins.Most recently a troubled third in the Grade I Woodbine Mile Sept. 14, French-bred Raging Bull ships west from Palm Meadows for Chad Brown and will get the services of Joel Rosario.  A bona fide deep closer, Raging Bull should be on the move late.WAR OF WILLOwner:  Gary BarberTrainer:  Mark CasseA much troubled eighth, beaten 4 ½ lengths in last year’s Kentucky Derby, War of Will took the Preakness Stakes five starts back on May 18, 2019 and was subsequently well beaten in the Grade I Belmont Stakes.  Winless in four starts since his Preakness victory, the 4-year-old colt by War Front made his first four career starts on turf, his most recent a close fifth place finish in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf as a maiden on Nov. 2, 2018.  Winless in four tries on turf and 14-4-1-2 overall, War of Will arrived at Santa Anita on Tuesday and Casse has been bullish about his return to turf at one mile.  Ridden in his last 10 starts by Tyler Gaffalione, he’ll be ridden for the first time by leading man Flavien Prat, who won six races here this past Sunday.  Casse will also be represented by Florida-bred longshot March to the Arch, who comes off a third place finish as the 7-2 favorite in a Grade III one mile turf stakes March 28 at Gulfstream Park.RIVER BOYNEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn, LLC & Rancho Temescal                      Trainer:  Jeff MullinsA phenom at age three, this 5-year-old Irish-bred was winless in seven starts at age four, but has enjoyed a resurgence this year when paired with an aggressive Abel Cedillo, who pointed him to a 2 ½ length score two starts back in the Grade III, one mile turf Thunder Road Stakes on Feb. 8 at 9-2 and a neck victory at 4-1 in the Grade I Kilroe Mile on March 7.  A winner of eight out of his 13 starts over the Santa Anita turf, River Boyne, who is 24-9-5-4 with earnings of $1,211,918, has never been better as he bids for his sixth graded turf stakes win on Monday.RAGING BULLOwner:  Peter BrantTrainer:  Chad BrownLast seen in Southern California winning the Grade I Hollywood Derby Dec. 1, 2018 at Del Mar, Raging Bull is winless in five subsequent Grade I assignments, but was only beaten 1 ¼ lengths in the Woodbine Mile after getting bothered badly at the break.  All five of his wins (from 12 starts) have come in combination with Rosario and it would appear all systems are “Go” off a lengthy freshening with three-time Eclipse Award winner Brown, who will also send out English-bred Without Parole, who was well beaten as the 3-1 favorite in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Jan. 25 at Gulfstream.THE GRADE I SHOEMAKER MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 9 of 11 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTWithout Parole–Irad Ortiz, Jr.–122True Valour–Jose Valdivia, Jr.–124Next Shares–John Velazquez–124Voodoo Song–Mike Smith–122War of Will–Flavien Prat–122Blitzkrieg–Drayden Van Dyke–122Majestic Eagle–Jorge Velez–122Raging Bull–Joel Rosario–122March to the Arch–Victor Espinoza–124Neptune’s Storm–Umberto Rispoli–124River Boyne–Abel Cedillo–126First post time for an 11-race card on Monday is at 12:30 p.m.  While there is no public admittance, fans are encouraged to wager via 1stBet.com or Xpressbet.com.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Jermaine Pennant: From Champions League final to The Jeremy Kyle Show

first_img 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Pennant’s wife Alice Goodwin is worried he’s returning to his old tricks Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap Jermaine Pennant had all the talent needed to reach the top of football but he never quite reached the heights expected of him.Still, he had a pretty decent career – you’ve got to have something about you to make more than 200 appearances in the Premier League. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense latest revealed BEST OF The high point of Pennant’s career was probably when he played for Liverpool in the 2007 Champions League final.The Reds lost the game 2-1 to AC Milan but Pennant played well, causing all sorts of problems for the Serie A side’s star-studded defence which featured the likes of Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta.Pennant’s Liverpool career officially came to an end in June 2009 when he moved to Spanish side Real Zaragoza. He returned to the Premier League with Stoke in 2010 but then somewhat disappeared from the scene.Throughout his career, he developed a reputation as a playboy footballer and shot back to fame earlier this year when he released his autobiography Mental: Bad Behaviour and the Beautiful Game. LATEST It lifted the lid on all the various escapades he got up to earlier in his career including a Monopoly game he played with team-mates in relation to women they had had sex with.The former winger explained in his autobiography: “It worked like this. If I slept with any girl and then any of the other lads slept with her afterwards, they would have to pay me “rent”: if she was Mayfair, they would have to pay me £100; for Old Kent Road it would be £14.”With his football career now finished, Pennant has been publicising the book and appearing on numerous shows, including Celebrity Big Brother.His latest surprise TV appearance came on The Jeremy Kyle Show, with Pennant shocking viewers by explaining some of his antics as a footballer .center_img gameday cracker Pennant was so close to becoming a Champions League winner Most Popular Football News Our exclusive with @pennant83 and @xAliceGoodwinx is tomorrow. You do NOT want to miss it… pic.twitter.com/RxPjPlaa1c— The Jeremy Kyle Show (@itvjeremykyle) October 18, 2018Pennant, 35, was also asked to to take a lie detector test to find out if he had been unfaithful to his wife, Alice Goodwin, who appeared alongside him on the show.That came following his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in the summer, when he was accused of flirting with fellow house-mate Chloe Ayling.Pennant refused to do the test on the show, however, but said he would only take a lie detector test “behind closed doors”.Hopefully Jermaine and Alice can work everything out! Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update ITV Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more