BAFFERT’S TALENTED CHARLATAN ATTEMPTING TO FOLLOW 2018 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JUSTIFY AS HE MAKES SECOND START AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY

first_imgBAFFERT’S TALENTED CHARLATAN ATTEMPTING TO FOLLOW 2018 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JUSTIFY AS HE MAKES SECOND START AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAYNO PUBLIC ADMISSION ALLOWED, FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.; WAGERING AVAILABLE AT TRACK’S 1/ST BET & XPRESSBET APPS ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2020)–Although plenty of attention will be focused on Santa Anita’s  seventh race Saturday, the Grade I Beholder Mile, the eyes of the racing world will also be riveted on the race just before it, a $57,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile.  Bob Baffert’s talented Charlatan, a  5 ¾ length first-out maiden winner on Feb. 16, will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Baffert’s 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify as he stretches out and tries to muscle his way onto the Kentucky Derby trail.The comparisons are unavoidable. Justify, a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy, was foaled in Kentucky on March 28, 2015, sold as a Keeneland September Yearling for $500,000, was unraced at two and was a first-out maiden winner with Drayden Van Dyke up on Feb. 18, 2018.Charlatan, a chestnut colt by Speightstown, was foaled in Kentucky on March 2, 2017, sold as a Keeneland September Yearling for $700,000, was unraced at two and broke his maiden two days earlier than Baffert’s 2018 superstar with you guessed it, Drayden Van Dyke up.From there, Baffert and Van Dyke are hoping history continues to repeat itself, as Charlatan, like Justify two years ago, will be stretching out in a one mile allowance Saturday and will be running over what could be an “off ” surface.  (Justify was a 9 ½ length one mile allowance winner over a muddy track,  getting the distance in 1:35.73).At this stage, one discernable difference in comparing the two horses at this moment in time is that Mike Smith replaced Van Dyke for Justify’s win, while Van Dyke has retained the mount on Charlatan.First post time for an eight-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m.  There will be no public admission, in accordance with recent health dictates issued by the state of California.  Assigned post time for race six is at 3:35 p.m. PT.Wagering on all Santa Anita live racing is available via the track’s 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.  For additional information on racing and wagering at Santa Anita Park, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Walker-Peters and Dier struggle but Sessegnon shines on full Tottenham debut

first_imgTottenham coach Jose Mourinho says they are not dwelling on 7-2 Bayern defeat ahead of next match Bayern Munich comfortably defeated Spurs in the final match of Group B, but Ryan Sessegnon provided a crumb of comfort for the travelling fans this evening.Tottenham’s hosts completely dominated proceedings from start to finish, with Jose Mourinho’s side struggling to string attacks together.4 Ryan Sessegnon was unfazed on his Spurs debutCredit: ReutersAnd the Spurs boss will be disappointed with how many of his fringe players struggled to assert themselves on their illustrious opponents.Debutant Sessegnon looked unphased, however, and took his one chance superbly to equalise in the first half.SunSport’s Etienne Fermie runs the rule over how Spurs’s stars performed at the Allianz Arena this evening.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 6Excellent early save to deny Pavard. Mostly good, confident distribution. Couldn’t have done anything about the goals.KYLE WALKER-PETERS – 4Nowhere to be seen as Coman slotted home for 1-0. Given a really tough evening by a combination of Coman, Davies and Perisic.4 Kyle Walker-Peters struggled on his big chanceCredit: ReutersJUAN FOYTH – 6Had plenty of crosses to deal with as Bayern bombarded Spurs from the flanks. Tried to be confident with the ball but was given very few options.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 6Had plenty to do. Defended well but was unable to get Spurs moving forward with his trademark diagonal passes.DANNY ROSE – 5Was always going to be a difficult task up against Gnabry. Stuck to his task admirably but often came out second best against the former Arsenal winger.ERIC DIER – 4Unable to assert himself on the likes of Coutinho and Thiago in the middle of the park. Skipper on the night had a difficult job with Spurs having so little possession, but he will be disappointed.4 Eric Dier was ineffective in the middleCredit: Getty – ContributorMOUSSA SISSOKO – 4Wasted a golden chance when put through down the right channel in the first half. Like Dier, struggled to make an impact on the game. Very few of his trademark bursts with the ball.GIOVANI LO CELSO – 5Booked after a skirmish with Joshua Kimmich. A few nice little passes but was largely unable to make an impact on the game. Was, for the most part, shunted out onto the right hand side and restricted to chasing shadows.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 6Knitted play together nicely when Spurs managed to get into possession in the first half. Lovely pass to set up a Son one-on-one in the second.RYAN SESSEGNON – 7Pace worried Bayern. Fantastic composed finish to equalise for Spurs. Tottenham’s best outlet.4 Ryan Sessegnon was ultra composed to smash home the equaliser for 1-1Credit: AFP or licensorsLUCAS MOURA – 5Valiantly chased and harried but was starved of service. Spurs’ inability to get on the ball restricted the impact that Lucas could have on the game.SUBSTITUTES:Son Heung-min (for Lucas Moura, 65th minute) – Should have done better when twice put through one-on-one. 5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaOliver Skipp (for Giovani Lo Celso, 65th minute) – Looked to hustle and harry the dominant Bayern midfielders and gave as good as he got. 6Victor Wanyama (for Eric Dier, 81st minute) – Forgotten man, just happy to be out there. No time to make an impact. 5Subs not used: Austin, Sanchez, Tanganga, Parrottlast_img read more