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The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Nov 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, November 6, 2012. NT NEWS. 41 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:6-NGE:41 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 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 Green becomes a Blue FORMERMelbourne AFL skipper Brad Green has been recruited by Carlton as amidfield development coach. Green joined former Collingwoodmentor Mick Malthouse ahead of their first official preseason training session at Visy Park later onMonday. Green retired in round 22 this year after a 254-game career duringwhich hewas captain of the Demons for the 2011 season. He said hewas excited to begin his coaching career under one of the greats. Civonicevamakes comeback BRISBANE, Queensland and Australian rugby league great Petero Civonicevawill pull on the boots and play again next season. The 36-year-old veteran of more than 300 NRL games, 33 State of Origins and a record 45 Tests as a forward for Australia, has agreed to play for the Redcliffe Dolphins in next years Queensland Cup competition in an amazing coup for the clubwhere he started his playing career almost 20 years ago. UCI sued over doping failure AUSTRALIAN firm SKINS is suingworld cycling governing body UCI for $2million, alleging the organisation harmed the companys image by failing to crack down sufficiently on doping and run a clean sport. The sports compression-wearmaker says it has also cited UCI president Pat McQuaid and former president Hein Verbruggen for their handling of the doping crisis. SKINS has been involved in professional cycling since 2008 and sponsors Cycling Australia. Steely win as goose cooked RUGBYSEVENS By IANBUTTERWORTH IN the upset of the 2012 Heineken Super 7s competition, Onesteel crushed ladder-leader Wildgeese 26-12 at Rugby Park on Saturday. It was the first defeat for the runaway Geese, and while they regrouped later in the day and downed Mix 1049 by a comfortable 31-14, the earlier defeat gave all teams a measure of confidence. Architect behind the Wildgeese victory was coach Stewart Cruden, who is slowly developing a competitive Onesteel unit that can build on its current fourth place. Cruden has Darwin Dragon play-maker Nigel Maher nearing his attacking best, where his pace and change of direction often caught out opponents who continually clutched at fresh air. Maher was one of four try scorers for the Steelers and he was followed over the line by Joseph McCarthy, Brent Stafford and Gus Fitzgerald. Wildgeese try scorers were Jacob Rainger (tournament leading tryscorer) and Jesse Maclean. Mix 1049 was the big mover of the weekend, winning two of three games played, and in the process inflicted only the second loss on Hogs Breath Cafe. Mixs playmakers were Josh Higgins, Ryan Oakley, Liam Walker and Shaun Wauchope, while Joe Tuisuva was best for Hoggies, scoring two individual tries. In beating both Hoggies and Marsh on the day, Mix jumped three places on the ladder. Bundaberg Rum is another dark horse for the championship and warmed up on the day with a solid 29-19 win over Cazalys before smashing Defence Bank 34-0. In the Powerade junior section Canterbury remain undefeated, but chinks in their game plan were revealed by Laing ORourke who are emerging as a genuine threat, especially after dealing with second placed Rugby Shop 27-17 in an earlier match. Channel 9 is the Powerade side that very quickly needs to find scoring options, or they will lose any chance of reaching the finals. Capacitate, Blazing Comet renew hostilities on Park Cup day DARWIN is not the only Territory centre playing host to a race meeting on Melbourne Cup Day. Pioneer Park in Alice Springs will be the scene of a four-race program today, highlighted by the $16,000 Racing Ministers Cup (1400m) for the three-yearolds. It shapes a round four of the battle between Capacitate and Blazing Comet. Capacitate has the edge on points with two wins to one in their previous meetings. Premiership-leading trainer Terry Gillett laun ches a three-pronged assault on the James Boag Premium Rating 64 Handicap (1600m). Silver Moment (Jan Cameron) should be popular as a last-start winner, but needs to answer a question over whether she can get a mile. Midnight Giggle steps out to the trip for the first time and First Instinct is due a change of fortune after three minor placings since arriving in the Red Centre. Apprentice jockey Kirk Manoukian is a scratching from the meeting following a heavy fall on Saturday. It means Craig Moon has picked up the ride on Lets Try Longer, who shoots for a fourth consecutive win in the opener, while Johns Choice has his hoof on the till in the Rating 58 over 1100m. Racing is from 2.05pm. GREGORMACTAGGART It may be as easy as 1, 2, 3 for Clarke HORSERACING ByGREGORMACTAGGART The last time I had three runners (in a race)we ended up with the trifecta GARY Clarke finds it hard to split his three runners in todays feature $17,000 Lexus of Darwin WFA Stakes (1100m) at Fannie Bay. The Darwin trainer would just be pleased to see one of his triumvirate Belcino, Costlyev and Hidden Surprise salute in the main race on the Top Ends Melbourne Cup Day program. The last time I had three runners (in a race) we ended up with the trifecta and it would be great to get another one, Clarke said. I can find a good argument for each of them because they are all racing well, but I find it hard to pick one out. Belcino made it two wins from his past three starts when successful over 1000m on October 27. Hes a nice horse, a good doing horse, so you have to give him a bit of work, Clarke said. But hes got a habit of picking up niggling injuries, so its important to find the right balance with him. Costlyev reunites with regular jockey Brendon Davis, who had the choice to either ride the grey speedster or Belcino. Clarke is expecting a bold showing, especially with the eight-year-old stripping fitter for his last-start third. Hes as good as gold. Hes been pretty consistent throughout his career, Clarke said. He was probably a run short the other day because a race he was entered for previously fell over, but hopefully that last run has him ready for this. Mercurial galloper Hidden Surprise rounds out the Clarke trio and is racing in good heart with a win and runner-up effort in his past two starts. If all of my horses brought their A-grade game, Hidden Surprise would be the best of them, Clarke said. Six races will be run and won today at the Bay, with the first at 1.50pm, shortly after the completion of the 2012 Melbourne Cup. Chasing four from six: Sea Lord wins in the Aquanas Foods Handicap in Moonee Valley in August Hopes for another Sea Lord win at Flemington By GREGOR MACTAGGART DARWIN trainer Stephen Brown chases a fourth win in six starts with his stable favourite Sea Lord at Flemington today. Sea Lord tackles the $150,000 MSS Security Sprint (1200m), which is the penultimate race on the Melbourne Cup Day program. Bought in a three-horse package deal from Sydney trainer David Payne, Sea Lord has proved a remarkable addition to the Brown satellite stable in Melbourne. In five starts, Sea Lord has won $191,800 on the back of three Moonee Valley wins, including one at Listed level, and two fourth-place finishes in Listed races at Caulfield. Luke Currie continues his association with Sea Lord, who was last night rated an $11 chance on TattsBet Fixed Odds for the race timed to run at 3.05pm NT time. Brown is in for a busy few days as Emboldened, Canali and Winter King have all accepted to contest races on Oaks Day.

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