High hopes for Wesley Ward juveniles at Breeders’ Cup | Racing News

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first_imgWard added: “I’m happy with the mile. We’ve tried to emulate the same schedule as we followed with Hootenanny, who was narrowly beaten in the Morny a few years ago and then won over the mile at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita with Frankie.“We’ve got Frankie, we’ve got the mile – and this time we’re on our home track, so we don’t even have to ship to California.”Campanelle’s American rivals include Aunt Pearl and Plum Ali, while European hopes are carried by Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth, Ken Condon’s Miss Amulet, Jessica Harrington’s Oodnadatta and Nazuna from Roger Varian’s yard.Ward is confident of getting off to a flyer in the very first Breeders’ Cup race of the weekend, with Golden Pal the hot favourite for the Juvenile Turf Sprint over five and a half furlongs.Narrowly beaten by Michael Bell’s The Lir Jet in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, the son of Uncle Mo has since bolted up in a stakes race at Saratoga – and Ward is unconcerned about the prospect of being drawn widest of all in stall 14.“He’s the favourite, and everybody knows what I think of this horse,” said Ward.“That (stall 14) is the hole I would have picked if I was given the choice. He’s outside and he shouldn’t have any issues, whereas if he was drawn on the inside or in the middle and broke a step slow, he could encounter traffic.“I will be disappointed if he doesn’t win. We’re excited for all the runners, but this guy has shown so much talent and ability from early on, we’ve got big hopes.”Golden Pal is set to be joined by a trio of stablemates in Amanzi Yimpilo, Into The Sunrise and After Five.Hollie Doyle makes her Breeders’ Cup debut aboard Archie Watson’s Mighty Gurkha, O’Brien saddles Lipizzaner – and Nigel Tinkler is looking forward to running surprise Flying Childers winner Ubettabelieveit.Tinkler said: “I think the horse is very professional. He’s a very intelligent horse, so he’s not going to do anything stupid. He has grown up and he’s got stronger.“Its five and a half furlongs, which I think will be absolutely ideal. I’m a little bit concerned because it’s going around a bend, and last time he hung a little bit to the right in the last furlong.”The TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on the dirt promises to be an informative affair, with Steve Asmussen’s Kentucky Derby favourite Jackie’s Warrior taken on by Essential Quality and Ward’s Next – who won at the track just a fortnight ago.Ward said: “We’re coming back from a short rest. I know you guys in Europe do that a lot with the two-year-olds, but every time I do it you can stick a fork in mine!“But he’s on his home course and ran a big race here two weeks ago, which is why we’re taking a chance.“We’ll find out of if he’s good enough, number one, and if the short rest takes a toll on him.”Bob Baffert’s Princess Noor heads the betting for the Juvenile Fillies ahead of Simply Ravishing, Dayoutoftheoffice and Girl Daddy. Campanelle provided her trainer with a fourth victory in the Queen Mary Stakes – before striking Group One gold in the Prix Morny at Deauville in August.Running on Ward’s home track of Keeneland, confidence is high Campanelle can add the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf under Frankie Dettori.“Campanelle is doing great and has been prepared for this since three days after the Morny,” said Ward.- Advertisement – “It’s her home course, so all we’ve got to do is lead her over from stall to stall.“She’s been training great – she’s got some new shoes on, and we’re ready to roll.”Campanelle will be tackling a mile for the first time, having not previously raced beyond the six furlongs she won over in France.- Advertisement – Wesley Ward has high expectations for both Campanelle and Golden Pal on the opening night of the Breeders’ Cup.Both horses will be familiar to British racing fans, having performed at Royal Ascot in June.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


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first_img“Based on our projection, we could collect Rp 60 trillion of long-term funding,” Adi said during a hearing with House of Representatives Commission V.The government has laid out a goal to increase the home ownership rate to 70 percent, from the current 56.7 percent, in the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN). It is part of the government’s strategy to resolve the housing backlog, which stood at 7.6 million in 2014.While the Indonesian government has an existing “1 million houses” program, which has contributed 4.8 million houses to the country since its inception in 2015 up to 2019, it has been struggling to continue the program’s funding.Based on Public Works and Housing Ministry data, the government will need Rp 557 trillion to resolve the housing backlog over the next five years. Tapera funding is expected to finance the development of 500,000 houses over the next five years. The management body of the public housing savings program (BP Tapera) has estimated that it will collect and manage Rp 60 trillion (US$4.1 billion) by 2024, mostly to fund housing for people working for government institutions.BP Tapera commissioner Adi Setianto reasserted on Thursday that in the initial phase until 2024, the body would only register employees of government institutions as participants of the housing savings program, which requires employers and workers to contribute to a mortgage loan scheme similar to universal healthcare insurance.The program is expected to have 13.1 million registered participants by 2024, which will consist of civil servants, state-owned and region-owned enterprise employees, Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel, and National Police (Polri) personnel. However, Tapera has drawn a backlash from employers and labor unions as the program is seen as burdensome.Based on Government Regulation No. 25/2020 on Tapera, signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on May 20, the membership for the program is compulsory for all workers.The regulation requires participants to make a monthly deposit equal to 3 percent of the employee’s monthly salary, which is split between the employer and employee for private sector workers, with the employee paying 2.5 percent and the employer paying 0.5 percent.Adi reasserted that private companies were exempt from the compulsory registration for the next seven years and that BP Tapera would only focus on government institution workers prior to the deadline. He added that the government had held a discussion with Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) chairman Hariyadi Sukamdani.“We agreed to focus on the registration of civil servants, TNI and Polri personnel,” Adi said.BP Tapera is set to replace the Housing Savings Advisory Board for Civil Servants (Bapertarum-PNS), with the latter expected to hand over its assets totaling Rp 12.3 trillion to the former.Bapertarum-PNS has a total of 6.7 million participants, both active civil servants and retirees. BP Tapera will focus on managing the transfer of participants from Bapertaperum-PNS until 2021, which Adi said would amount to 4.2 million participants by this year.The government has injected Rp 2.5 trillion into BP Tapera so far for the agency’s operational expenditure.“We are currently in the process of Bapertarum-PNS asset liquidation, and will disburse the agency’s liquidated assets to the active-duty civil servants,” Adi said.Apindo chairman Hariyadi Sukamdani said in early June that the government should utilize the existing social security program, the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan), which already has a legal basis for helping to fund home ownership.“We already have old-age benefits [JHT] that are included in BPJS Ketenagakerjaan that could be used to purchase homes. Why do we need another program that requires us to pay even more, when we already have a similar program?” Hariyadi told The Jakarta Post in an interview.Topics :last_img read more


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first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn’t agree with calls from President Donald Trump and other Republicans to reveal the identity of the whistleblower who first reported concerns about Trump’s dealings with the Ukrainian president.Grassley, who wrote significant portions of federal whistleblower laws, says they ensure anonymity for whistleblowers and should be followed.Grassley told reporters in a call Wednesday that it’s important not to reveal the identity of intelligence agency whistleblowers because it could endanger them.He says the whistleblower is less important now that documents have been released of the call that led the U.S. House to begin an impeachment inquiry into whether Trump sought favors from the Ukrainian president that would help Trump’s re-election campaign.Trump and Sen. Rand Paul called on reporters to release the whistleblower’s identity this week.Grassley says he doesn’t advocate journalists violating professional ethics.last_img read more


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first_imgLe Repentir Cemetery…councillors call for improved drainage over protection for deadEmotions ran abound as the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown (M&CC) debated the necessity of repairing the fence enclosing the Le Repentir Cemetery in order to prevent the upsurge of criminal activities, dumping of garbage, and vandalism of tombs.Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, at Monday’s Statutory Meeting, informed Councillors of the expected works at the cemetery. However, it was a pill too bitter to swallow for some of the councillors.An overhead view of the Le Repentir CemeteryThe Mayor brought to the attention of the Councillors that checks at the cemetery revealed a number of illegal activities being carried out there. She explained that there were pigs being reared, horses grazing, and a number of old, unused vehicles parked on the premises.“I passed there at ten to twelve last night and saw a car parked in there; I don’t know what they were doing in there.” Chase-Green used this to allude to the need for the M&CC to have proper fencing and gates at the country’s largest cemetery.The City’s administration had proposed to have the fence repaired and the gates fixed so that the cemetery could be closed at 18:00hrs and reopened at 06:00hrs every day, thus eliminating the possibility of harbouring criminals and facilitating vandalism of the tombs.After objections from a number of Councillors, Town Clerk Royston King sought to clarify the nature of the project, reiterating that the works are being done to prevent illegal activities from being carried out at the cemetery. He said it was the administrative responsibility of the M&CC to have the works done.“You can tell a lot about a nation based on the way they treat their dead and infants,” King noted.A passionate Carlyle Goring stood to oppose the matter, as he explained that a fence to the western side of the cemetery was erected some three years ago, and although it was funded by another entity, the Council still had to contribute financially for work to be done on the fence.Not only did the Councillor question the reason for the fence being re-done, but he posed what in his opinion is a more important project. “Drainage in this city is a priority!” he exclaimed.He went on to explain that the rainy season will soon be here and the drainage in the City leaves much to be desired.Councillor Goring’s sentiment was echoed by fellow Councillor Andrea Marks, who explained that the canal in her constituency (Cummings Lodge) is in dire need of a clean -up. Councillor Marks has for months been highlighting the plight of her constituency in relation to the drainage situation.In efforts to placate the demands of the other Councillors, Chase-Green noted that the drainage issue would be looked into, and that works would be done as soon as the Council has the necessary approval.Late last year, the M&CC commenced a $150 million rehabilitation exercise on the Le Repentir Cemetery to improve the overall outlook of the cemetery.The restoration work included the removal of overgrown bushes using an “environmentally friendly chemical” to help with the overgrowth and hanging trees. A contractor is also responsible for clearing and weeding all canals and waterways in the cemetery.It is the first time that the Council has hired a contractor to assist with the upkeep of the cemetery. King, earlier this month, noted that persons hired by the Council would simply weed, leaving the Council with the added responsibility of finding more money to have the cemetery cleaned again.According to King, the new arrangement with the contractor will not only help to secure the integrity of the cemetery, but will also help the Council to save money. The contractor will work along with the Council’s technical team to ensure a robust maintenance programme would be ongoing over a three-month period.The Town Clerk disclosed that the Council last year spent in excess of $80 million, while $60 million was expended the previous year on the cemetery.last_img read more