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The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 51 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-NGE:51 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Swampdogs Rugby Union Club is seeking Senior Coaches for the 2013 season and beyond. Swampdogs are currently in a growth phase, building a group of senior teams from current senior players and very strong junior base. The development of these teams represents a unique and exciting challenge for the right person/s. The appointed coach/es will be responsible for coaching and developing the current player base to be a force in the Darwin reserve grade competition with a commitment to preparing the club for a successful entry into the Darwin A-Grade by the 2014 season. If you desire to be part of a great Rugby club. If you want to be an integral part of this clubs exciting future. If you have the talent and drive to succeed. If you want to make a difference. CONTACT Glen Byrnes 08 8988 9030 / 0412 879 030 becandglen@reachnet.com.au Mal LeLay 0428 882 788 / wams.nt@gmail.com ub is seeking on and beyon Senior Coaches Required Senior Grades 1 0 5 6 3 1 7 ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SPORT Mourayan good test for Garud MIKE Moroney would rather his improving stayer Garud wasnt taking on established weight-for-age performer Mourayan in todays Zipping Classic at Sandown, but he is also looking forward to it. Moroney was toying with starting Garud in the Sandown Cup, but didnt want to try him over 3200m at this stage of his career and instead opted for the 2400m Classic. At his last start, Garud ran second to Verdant in the 2800m Lavazza Long Black on Melbourne Cup day. Stable sticks to formula THE Wilde stable has only to look back to last years Sandown Guineas to know its fresh-horse approach works. The Warrnambool stable then won with So Swift, who was having only his fifth start after winning a Hamilton maiden at his fourth in early November. Today, gelding Gold Medals will also be having his fifth start in the Guineas. He too contested a country race in early November, finishing second at Stawell, but has since run third at Flemington. Tinkler mares up for sale THE contraction of Nathan Tinklers bloodstock empire is to take in a further dispersal of his breeding stock, with more cost-cutting to come. Following on the announcement that Tinklers Melbourne stables are to close and the sale in October of 200 mares, the beleaguered mining magnate will dispose of 40 mares at the Inglis Sydney Summer Thoroughbred sale. At least 30 of the mares will be sold with foals at foot, with some also carrying foals. Clarke and Paech are worth following at Fannie Bay meeting HORSE RACING By CRAIG SANT EXPECT astute trainers Gary Clarke and Louis Paech to play a big part in todays five race card at Fannie Bay. Both stables have been in excellent form so far this season with punters set to stick solid with both mentors this afternoon. Clarke will produce newcomer Yung Warrior in race one, with the three-year-old coming off solid Queensland form for a race of this stature. Lightly raced, Yung Warrior comes off a last-start second at the Gold Coast in August his best return from three starts to date. In-form stable rider Simone Montgomerie will partner Yung Warrior and no doubt give him every chance. Handy performer New Yorks Finest resumes in race two for Paech, with most expecting a forward showing from the five-year-old Snitzel gelding. After being competitive over the Darwin Carnival in July, New Yorks Finest resumes today and should sprint well fresh for apprentice Melanie Tyndall. Back marker Bomber can break his Darwin duck for Clarke in race three after two recent starts at the Bay. On October 20, Bomber set tled a mile back before making late ground behind Finniss when finishing third, then raced similarly behind Almadine on November 6, finishing fifth. On both occasions he jumped from awkward gates, but today from gate three expect jockey Brendon Davis to receive a better run in transit. Top weight Out Of The Desert may very well give the Clarke-Davis combin ation a race-to-race double in the fourth with veteran gelding Desert Sun ready to peak third-up from a spell. A stylish individual, Out Of The Desert has placed at both starts since February over 1000m against handy company, so todays 1200m assignment appears ideal. The only negatives are the 60.5kg weight and gate nine in a field of 10, but expect Davis to take a sit early and produce a big finish late. Promising Savannah Prince will try and keep his unbeaten Fannie Bay record intact when he steps out for Paech and Tyndall in the last race of the day. Formerly raced in NSW, Savannah Prince has been ultra-impressive in both Bay wins for connections beating useful opposition and appearing to have a little in reserve on both occasions. Leisel ate crazy LEISEL Jones admits she did not have the same hunger for gold at the London Olympics as she did in Beijing. It might not seem an appropriate statement, given the worldwide headlines about her weight in London. But Jones refused to starve herself in 2012 and thats why she was 10kg heavier at her fourth Olympics than in 2008. The breaststroke queen said she refused to put her own happiness at stake. As a result of her 2004 Athens failure, Jones became so obsessed with an elusive Olympic gold in 2008 that she took extreme measures with her diet Yep, before Beijing it was crazy stuff, Jones said as she confirmed retirement. TODD BALYM Splash of reality NOTHING will compare to the highs and lows of being an elite athlete. Thats Samantha Rileys warning to justretired Leisel Jones, with the two-time Olympic breaststroke bronze medallist and double world champion suggesting retirement means more than just hanging up your cap and goggles. Its the end of being the centre of your own personal orbit. Theres nothing. I mean its wonderful having children and its the best thing youll ever do, but nothing compares to the highs of being an elite athlete, Riley said. As an athlete its all about you. Everything you do is to make you a stronger person, a faster person, a fitter person, a healthier person and life generally isnt like that. Scott eyes Guyatt Northern Ireland star Graeme McDowell weighing up his options after finding trouble yesterday Picture: WAYNE LUDBEY SNAPSHOT Score of the Day: Canberras Matthew Millar shot a five-under-par 67, the best score by two shots on a tough day, to move to four under at the tournaments halfway mark, good enough for equal sixth spot. Stat of the Day: Irishman Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion and one of the tournaments biggest names, started his second round with an eagle and a birdie but ended up having six bogeys and a double-bogey to shoot 77, fall to four over par and just scrape through the cut. Key Moment: Queenslander Matthew Guyatt could easily have faltered when he double-bogeyed the par-five 12th then bogeyed the remaining par five, the 14th. But he held his nerve and picked up a birdie on the 17th to shoot one of the days best rounds and retain his two-shot lead. Quote of the Day: I wish him all the best for the next two days but Ill be gunning for him. Masters favourite Adam Scott feels ready to pounce on Guyatt. LEADERBOARD Round 2 - Australian Masters, Kingston Heath in Melbourne (Australian unless stated) 134: Matthew Guyatt 65 69 136: Michael Hendry (NZ) 67 69 137: Adam Scott 67 70 139: Ian Poulter (Eng) 67 72, Craig Hancock 68 71 140: David Bransdon 71 69, Matthew Millar 73 67 141: Paul Gow 68 73 142: Gareth Paddison (NZ) 71 71, Chris Campbell 70 72, Chris Gaunt 72 70 143: a-Cameron Smith 70 73, a-Jake Higginbottom 68 75, Richard Green 71 72, Kalem Richardson 68 75, a-Oliver Goss 71 72, Mark Brown (NZ) 72 71 144: Kim Felton 71 73, Jason Scrivener 71 73, Stuart Appleby 71 73, Rohan Blizard 69 75, Brett Rankin 72 72 GOLF By SAM LIENERT Matt Guyatt AUSTRALIAN Masters favourite Adam Scott has warned tournament leader Matthew Guyatt that hes gunning for him and feels primed to claim his first win this year. Fellow Queenslander Guyatt retained his surprise two-shot lead with a threeunder-par 69 at Melbournes Kingston Heath in yesterdays second round to move to 10 under at the events mid-point. World No. 5 Scott could manage only a 70 to be three shots adrift of Guyatt in third place, with New Zealands Michael Hendry sitting second on eight under. But Scott said he played well as the greens dried out and winds picked up in the afternoon and liked his chances of donning his first gold jacket. I think Im in pretty good shape, Australias top-ranked player said. Theres only two people in front of me. So not too many people to pass to get to where I want to be. A long-time acquaintance of Guyatt, Scott was pleased the 37-year-old world No.1474 was fulfilling his potential but planned to turn up the pressure over the next two days. Matts worked hard for a long time so anything he gets he thoroughly deserves, Scott said. I wish him all the best for the next two days but Ill be gunning for him. Guyatt, who admitted he would be feeling the nerves today, will partner Hendry in the final group. That might be a good initiation into the final group rather than an (Ian) Poulter or an Adam Scott or someone like that where the crowds are going to be heavily increased, Guyatt said. Poulter was left fuming after managing only an even par round of 72 yesterday to fall five shots off the pace. But he remains tied for fourth and well in contention. Ive left quite a few shots out on the golf course and Im not very happy, the world No.16 said.