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The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013

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38 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 30, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 3 0 -J U L -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 3 8 C O L O R : C M Y K FOOTROT FLATS 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 l ntnews.com.au Eagle a certain starter for Cup FromBackPage starts when Richard bought him for $6000 in February 2012. David (Jolly) told me he had a horse for sale and to take a look at it, Richard said. I was a bit unsure about him, but there was interest from a bloke in Port Augusta, so I had 24 hours to make a decision and I said Ill take it. Richards decision certainly proved the right one as Spartan Eagle has won six of his 19 starts for the boutique trainer, including his past four in succession, and earned prizemoney just shy of $130,000. In more news, Grand Taj was handed a 1.5kg penalty for this Saturdays Palmerston Sprint (1200m) following his win in the Carbine Club Flying Handicap (1100m) on Saturday. Thief looks to steal Colemans success Felicia Bergstrand and The Thief will team up again for a crack at the Colemans Printing Cup Picture: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN $35,000 COLEMANS PRINTING CUP (1300m) 5.08pm tomorrowat Fannie Bay No Horse Trainer Jockey Bar Wgt 1 SILKY SMOOTH Stephen Brown Wayne Davis 6 60.5 2 FITNESS FANATIC Ken Rogerson Craig Moon 4 60 3 ALERT THE JEWELLER Stephen Brown Paul Denton 3 59.5 4 INTO THE SUN Malcolm Carson AdamNicholls 10 59.5 5 ABERRANT Gary Clarke Paul Shiers 9 59 6 CHEVILLE Stephen Brown Dale Smith 2 58.5 7 THE THIEF Chris Pollard Felicia Bergstrand (a) 5 58 8 GOONDI Lisa Lefoe Barry Huppatz 8 57.5 9 SWEENEYS LANE Greg Connor Kacie Connor (a) 1 57 10 MANGOMOJITO JarrodMcLean JasonMaskiell 7 56.5 Whatever happens thiswill be the last run of his preparation HORSERACING ByGREGORMACTAGGART CHRIS Pollard believes The Thief can end a recent run of near misses and secure his biggest career win to date in tomorrows $35,000 Colemans Printing Cup (1300m) at Fannie Bay. The three-year-old gelding has been on the end of close finishes in his past two starts, most notably when beaten a neck by Host Of The Party in the Darwin Guineas (1600m). But while Stephen Browns charge is now eyeing off the Triple Crown on Monday, the chance for The Thief to shine arrives when he takes on older opposition in the Day 6 feature. Pollards opinion of the son of Dubleo has been unyielding and he would love nothing more than to grab another big carnival race just weeks after Igles Star prevailed in the Chief Ministers Cup (1600m). I always think hell (The Thief) win, Pollard said. Hes not going to get a run in the Palmerston, so this is a good substitute for him. I rate him highly and it would mean a lot to win a nice race with him for (owner) Bob (Kendray). Despite this being the fifth run of The Thiefs current campaign, Pollard reckons his charge, who has won four of his eight career starts, still has a spring in his step. I took him down to the beach this morning and he bucked me off twice, he said. I was wondering if he might have tapered off but he was full of himself. Whatever happens this will be the last run of his preparation, hell go have a break and well work out what happens from then. Stable apprentice Felicia Bergstrand will continue her link with The Thief, who yesterday drew barrier five. A total of 10 horses will contest the Colemans Cup including Rose Bowl (1300m) winner Mango Mojito, to be ridden by Jason Maskiell. Trainer Stephen Brown has the strongest hand with three runners comeback kid Silky Smooth, Alert The Jeweller and Cheville. Also from the Brown stable, daughter Alana has a broken nose and sprained ankle, not a broken ankle as mentioned in the Sunday Territorian. Longs bid to lock in Eddie FOOTBALL ByGREYMORRIS Itmight be the start of a partnership COLLINGWOODS 20-year anniversary match with the NTFL in Darwin will be one of several talking points in Melbourne this week. Bringing the Magpies back to TIO Stadium 20 years after their first appearance against the Indigenous All-Stars is something all Territorians want to see happen. Former Essendon and St Marys champion and indigenous ambassador Michael Long will discuss the project with Magpie president Eddie McGuire this week. Long is the special guest speaker at Sundays presidents function prior to the Collingwood-Essendon game at the MCG. Although an Essendon legend, Long has been invited to speak at the Magpies prematch lunch by McGuire. Long will update guests on the progress of the $15 million Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre which is due to start construction next month. A 190-game and two-time premiership player with Essendon, the 1993 Norm Smith medallist wants to harness the drawing power of Australian football to provide employment and educational opportunities for young indigenous Australians. McGuire is the centres chairman and will also assist Long in sourcing and securing operational funds. Ill have a word with Eddie about Collingwood being the first AFL club to hold a pre-season camp up here, Long told the NT News last night. Hopefully, it might be the start of a partnership where more AFL sides will do their pre-season camps in Darwin. Eddie is obviously the right person to talk to about that and well see where it all goes from there.

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