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The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013



The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013

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44 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 9, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 9 -N O V -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 4 4 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Out tomake hisMark at LeMans MARKWebber has targeted victory at LeMans as his first priority once he leaves Formula One at the end of the season. The Australian Red Bull pilot, whowill link upwith Porsche to race sportscars in 2014, said he plans to staywith the Germanmanufacturer for a good few years in the hope of winning one of the worlds most famous endurance races. To put that with theMonaco (victory in F1), that would be nice, he told Network Tens Revealed program. Paralympics leader steps down THE Australian Paralympic Committeewill need a new delegation leader just four months out from Russias Sochi Games. KateMcLoughlin was set to be Australias first female Chef deMission to an Olympics or Paralympics when shewas appointed in March, but announced yesterday shewas stepping down on Friday due to family commitments. McLoughlin says her expected second child and a family illnessmade it impractical to continue. LAnets last-second victory LOS Angeles Steve Blake hit a three-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift the Lakers to a 99-98 NBA victory over Houston and ex-teammate Dwight Howard. Houston led by two points before Blake took an inbound pass andmade the shot towin the game. The Rockets had a chance towin it at the buzzer, but Patrick Beverleys three-point attempt bounced off the backboard. James Harden had 35 points and Howard finishedwith 15 points and 14 rebounds. Bragging rights at stakes for dad, son HORSERACING ByMATHEWTOOGOOD Chad has had his big win and hopefully I can finish it off GLYN Schofield has watched with pride as his son Chad won a Cox Plate and rode in his first Melbourne Cup during the spring, but hes confident the apprentice will not get the better of him when they ride in the Emirates Stakes. Glyn partners favourite Boban in the $1 million Group One Emirates (1600m) at Flemington today, while his son rides the Anthony Cummings-trained Strike The Stars. Schofield says there is no greater thrill than seeing apprentice Chad succeed but is confident hes on the right horse to end the spring carnival with a second Group One win on the Chris Wallertrained Boban. Chad has had his big win and hopefully I can finish it off, Glyn said. Schofield is unbeaten in four rides on Boban including the Epsom Handicap in Sydney. Boban has 57kg in the Emirates, 4kg more than the Epsom, but Schofield has taken confidence out of the way the horse has managed to continue to raise his level of performance. The gelding has firmed from $4.60 to $3.40 with TAB fixed odds. He won with 59.5kg in lesser grade at Caulfield last start in the Moonga Stakes (1400m), overcoming interference approaching the home turn which had him last on straightening. Hes got an amazing swift ness about him, Schofield said. He can turn the speed on without much effort at all. And for me the surprising thing was not how he got back into the race so quickly at Caulfield but how he did it with 59 kilos. He sprinted so quickly with that big weight and it was as if he was back carrying 53 kilos in the Epsom. Schofield conceded it was a step up again for Boban and knows the Gai Waterhousetrained Spurtonic is a horse who would meet him 4.5kg better than his close fourth in the Epsom. Hes got a lot of weight to give that horse but I wouldnt be wanting to swap mine for anything, he said. Waller also has Doncaster winner Sacred Falls in the Emirates and expects both to run well as he chases his third Group One win of Melbourne Cup week. Waller insists the weight is his only concern with Boban. He has come from a restricted race in Sydney to winning an Epsom on the minimum to now running in the Emirates with the second topweight, which is a big step, Waller said. Hes a very good horse but these are still steps that some people take for granted, but I dont. Real McCoy racks up win 4000 in style TONY McCoy produced the kind of swashbuckling ride for which he has become so famed as he secured his 4000th winner over jumps at Towcester. A huge crowd descended on the Northamptonshire circuit in the hope of seeing history being made and McCoy was in no mood to let his supporters down. Having earlier suffered disappointment when 3-1 favourite Church Field could finish only fifth in the Agetur Handicap Hurdle, the 18-times champion again teamed up with trainer Jonjo ONeill and owner JP McManus as 6-4 favourite Mountain Tunes triumphed in the Weatherbys Novices Hurdle. With McManus, ONeill and his family on hand to immediately join in the celebrations, McCoy admitted it was a fairytale end to his quest to reach the incredible milestone. McCoy said: It was just amazing, it couldnt have worked out any better. Im very lucky I work in a great sport.Dunaden trainer gets off with fine The Mikel Delzangles-trained Dunaden, with hoop Jamie Spencer on board, before the Melbourne Cup Picture: GETTY IMAGES FRENCH trainer Mikel Delzangles has escaped a ban over a treatment given to his Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden on the morning of last Tuesdays race. In a decision bound to provoke discussion among local trainers, the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board fined Delzangles $2000. After a previous case prosecuted under the same rule, Adelaide trainer Paul Beshara received a mandatory six-month disqualification after the discovery on race morning of a puncture mark on the neck of his horse Happy Trails before it was due to run at Moonee Valley in September. But at yesterdays inquiry, both the Racing Victoria stewards and the RAD Board declared the incidents to be light years apart. A similar case involving the raceday treatment given to the Gai Waterhousetrained Tres Blue had been scheduled for yesterday but was adjourned to November 15 at her lawyers request. Before hearing any evidence from Delzangles, who pleaded guilty, board chairman Judge Russell Lewis told him he would not suffer the same fate as Beshara. The board will not be contemplating a disqualification, Lewis said. He said the board had al ready decided that special circumstances existed in the Delzangles case that would allow the imposition of a fine, rather than the automatic disqualification otherwise called for under the rules of racing. He said Delzangles plea of guilty was made at the earliest opportunity, he had shown remorse and that a disqualification would not be in the interests of justice. Racing Victorias head of integrity services Dayle Brown agreed a fine was an appropriate penalty. The Beshara case bore no similarities. The two cases could not be further apart, he said, adding that Beshara had failed to admit his guilt, despite overwhelming evidence against him, constantly denying he had treated Happy Trails. The Delzangles case was prompted by a security guard report that Dunadens groom had administered a paste used to relieve the effects of stomach ulcers in horses. The paste is not a prohibited substance under the rules of racing. Bell tunes up fillys tactics DEAGON trainer Darren Bell hopes his hours of work teaching star two-year-old Setfire To Therain to settle in her races will pay dividends at Eagle Farm today. Setfire To Therain landed a big plunge at Eagle Farm two weeks ago and earned a high rating for the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast on January 11. The Monashee Mountain filly, who was backed from $11 to $2.90, blew the field away with sheer pace in the Eagle Farm win. But Bell admitted it isnt the style of racing which wins Queenslands richest race. Pfieffer adds to operation DAVID Pfieffer, the young horseman with at least one genuine Randwick chance today, is the latest Sydneysider to try his luck with a two-state training operation. Following the lead of trainers such as Chris Waller, Warwick Farm-based Pfieffer has expanded his stable to include a Toowoomba stable owned by Greg Wagner, a prominent Queensland horse player who enjoyed 2011 Epsom Handicap success with Captain Sonador. Pendolin is a firm favourite for the Sydney City Toyota Handicap (1500m).