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The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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40 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 : 4 0 C O L O R : C M Y K Sport Email: ntnsport@ntnews.com.auOnline: ntnews.com.au/sport Sportfax: (08) 8941 6117 HOME DELIVERY (08) 8944 9900 TUE SEA EAGLES GIVE TIGERS MORE PAIN Page 37 MYSTERY NUMBER BUY THIS PAPER AND YOU COULD WIN THE JACKPOT! Money jackpots each day Monday to Friday by $10 $1740 JA C K P O T MYSTERY NUMBERTO WIN INSTANTLY RING 1900 966 372 Conditions: Page 2 AND KEY IN YOUR LUCKY NUMBER Eagle locked in HORSERACING ByGREGORMACTAGGART TRAINER Bob Richard has confirmed his fairytale galloper Spartan Eagle will be a certain-starter in Mondays $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) at Fannie Bay. Richard had been weighing up whether the Territorys richest race had come around too soon, but his mind was swung by the five-year-olds sublime Metric Mile triumph on Saturday. I made the decision this morning, hes definitely going, Richard said yesterday. I talked to two great mates of mine in (trainers) David Balfour and David Jolly, they both told me Id be silly not to run him because this might be the only chance hes got to run in the Cup. The horse is jumping out of his skin, hes bucking and squealing. He cant be any fitter or happier, weve just got to keep him happy until Monday. Spartan Eagle stormed into favouritism for the Darwin Cup with bookmakers Sportingbet and Centrebet on the back of his emphatic 5length success. His price was slashed from $13 into $4.00, while TattsBet Fixed Odds have him the clear $3.00 top-elect. Richard said he has watched the replay 20 times, while another key figure also impressed by what he saw was NT handicapper Rhett Cook, who yesterday handed Spartan Eagle a 2kg penalty, meaning he will carry 56kg in the Cup. The weight penalty was greater than the traditional 1.5kg given to past Metric Mile winners such as Sheahan and Palmyra Boy. Cook took into account the fact jockey Scott Hillebrand rode the son of Niello a kilogram overweight at 55kg on Saturday before delivering the penalty. Not bad for a horse who had just two Port Lincoln wins next to his name from nine ContinuedPage38

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