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52 SPORT FRIDAY MAY 22 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 FRIDAY MAY 22 2015 SPORT 53 V0 - NTNE01Z01MA Son of a gun set to debut ITS a case of like father, like son for the Brown racing dynasty in Victoria today. Former jockey turned trainer Stephen Brown will watch on with anxious anticipation as his son Stephen Jr rides in a race for the first time at Geelong. Stephen Jr, who rides as Stephen M. Brown, will claim four kilos in his debut race on Black Fusion in race seven over 1200m. His claim will reduce the five-year-old geldings weight to 56.5kg. The lightly raced Black Fusion has won two of his last five starts, including a win over a mile at Fannie Bay in July last year. He will be heading to the Top End next week with others from the Brown stable at Flemington. Brown Jr will also ride the Paul Cattermole-owned Shtarker on Sunday at Bendigo in the last over 1100m. I had more than 1000 winners as a jockey in Australia and now my son is following in my footsteps, Brown Sr said. Stephen Jr has ridden in 20 trials and has had 40 jumpouts so he is ready to take the next step in his apprentice jockey career, his proud father said. DOUG BOOTH Quite the double act A RELATIVE newcomer to Group 1 racing, trainer Stuart Kendrick finds himself with two runners in the Doomben 10,000. Time For War and Neo represent the trainer in tomorrows Brisbane feature and Kendrick is excited about their prospects. One of Mackays leading trainers for several years before moving to Caloundra four years ago, Kendricks only other Group 1 experience was with Doubtfilly who ran fourth to Pierro in the 2012 Golden Slipper. This season has been his best with 45 winners overall to be eighth on the state premiership and he is seventh on the metropolitan title race with 15. Kendrick had been in two minds whether to back Time For War up after his tough second to Riva de Lago in the Glasshouse Handicap last Saturday. I dont think I have had a tougher horse. His run in the Glasshouse was terrific because he was never left alone in front while the winner had the perfect sit on him, Kendrick said. He had a bit of a blow after the race but he ate up his feed on Sunday. He has really pleased me since. Time For War ran second in the Gold Coast Guineas on April 25 but missed the BTC Cup on May 9. He had a slight setback in the lead-up to the BTC Cup and that was why he went around in the Glasshouse, Kendrick said. Time For War has won at the 1350m around Doomben and he should be there for a long way. The colt beat Brazen Beau to win the 2014 BRC Sires Produce when trained by Gerald Ryan. Neo is coming back in distance after finishing sixth in the Members Cup (1600m) at Doomben two weeks ago. He won at 1600 metres in New Zealand but apparently that was a pretty weak race, Kendrick said. After winning a trial at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, the Stuart Kendrick-trained Time For War is lining up in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) tomorrow Picture: TOBY ZERNA MARK OBERHARDT Siddle in frame for Test recall FROM BACK PAGE Starcs IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore remains in contention for the May 24 final, adding to the chances of the left-armer being rested for the Antigua match. Well have to assess all that stuff when we get to the West Indies and see how everyones bowling and if there are any niggles, McDermott says. All-rounder Shane Watson is expected to miss the Antigua match as he returns to Sydney for the birth of his second child following his teams exit from the IPL finals race. But Watson is expected to be available for the first Test of the two-match series against the Windies in Dominica on June 3. Its such an exciting time, and hopefully the timing works out so I can be there with my wife Lee for the birth, Watson told cricket.com.au. Australias first Test against England in the 2015 Ashes series, which comprises five matches, takes place in Cardiff from July 8-12. Walloping Matildas THE Australian womens football team will head to the upcoming World Cup in Canada with an added dose of selfbelief after an 11-0 trouncing of Vietnam last night. Australia raced out of the blocks scoring eight goals inside the opening half-hour, including a remarkable six-goal haul within a nine-minute period at Kogarah Oval in Sydneys south. Striker Michelle Heyman netted a first-half hat-trick, while there were also doubles for Sam Kerr and Lisa De Vanna in her first match as captain. Australia were physically and technically superior from the start against a side who they defeated 4-0 in a training match on Tuesday. Matildas coach Alen Stajcic made five changes to his lineup against a Vietnamese outfit that only narrowly failed to qualify for the upcoming 24nation World Cup in Canada. The Matildas lost a little bit of momentum as the match wore on following a downpour late in the first half, and a string of second-half substitutions. While Australia looked strong throughout they did profit on several occasions from poor handling by Vietnamese goalkeeper Dang Thi Kieu Trinh. There were just three second-half goals for the 4277 crowd to cheer and only a single strike during the final halfhour via the boot of substitute Caitlin Foord. The scoreline fell well shy of the Matildas record 21-0 scoreline achieved against American Samoa in 1998. The Matildas depart for Canada tomorrow where they will face a far greater task, having been drawn against world No.1 USA, European powerhouse Sweden and African champions Nigeria. Meanwhile, Dick Advocaat will decide if he wants to remain as Sunderland manager by next week after the emotional Dutchman wept tears of joy following the 0-0 draw at Arsenal that secured his sides Premier League survival. After masterminding such an impressive escape act, the 67-year-old now has to decide if he wants to remain at the Stadium of Light next season. Katrina Gorry prepares to shoot at goal for the Matildas during the comprehensive 11-0 win over Vietnam in last nights international friendly at Kogarah Oval in Sydney Picture: MARK EVANS The NT News Sport @NTNewsSport FOR THE OF IT Were in it for the roar of the crowd, the specky, the long bombfor the thrill of footy. At UBET, were ready to up your thrill, with access to a huge range of pre-game and in-play markets delivered via over 50 TAB outlets across the Northern Territory, our all-new website and class-leading mobile and tablet apps. Youll also get weekly previews and tips from AFL legend Jonathan Brown, plus money back and inf ated price promotions. In season 2015, no other betting company can deliver the thrill of the AFL quite like UBET. Gamble responsibly. PLACE YOUR AFL BETS AT YOUR LOCAL TAB