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The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011

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40 NT NEWS. Tuesday, May 3, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 3 -M A Y -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 0 C O L O R : C M Y K MYSTERY NUMBER BUY THIS PAPER AND YOU COULD WIN THE JACKPOT! Money jackpots each day Monday to Friday by $10 $1420 JA C K P O T MYSTERY NUMBERTO WIN INSTANTLY RING 1900 966 372 Conditions: Page 2 AND KEY IN YOUR LUCKY NUMBER Sport Email: ntnsport@ntnews.com.auOnline: ntnews.com.au/sport Sportfax: (08) 8941 6117 HOME DELIVERY (08) 8944 9900 TUE CLAIRE SET TO PACK HER BAGS FOR US Page 38 33 3734 PLAYERS SHOW TOUCH OF CLASS TRIPLE TREAT FOR PALFREY SHARKS PROP IN TEST SIDE P South Australian based jockey Dominic Tourneur, who made it four Alice Springs Cup wins yesterday when he piloted Naratel to victory at Pioneer Park, is congratulated by owners Nell, Gary and David Brook. Picture: CHLOE GERAGHTY THE MAGICIAN HORSE RACING By TOM BIDDINGTON in Alice Springs SOUTH Australian raider Naratel enjoyed a dream run to deliver jockey Dominic Tourneur his fourth XXXX Gold Alice Springs Cup in six years. The Mauritian Magician joined Paul Denton as the only riders to win the race four times and he could not have given Naratel a better run. Trained at Morphettville by Phillip Stokes, Naratel jumped well from six, positioned fourth behind the pacesetter Palmyra Boy. While some of the other contenders were trapped wide, Naratel enjoyed a terrific run in transit, Tourneur easing him into the race with 600m to go and he was never headed. Agarkar, from the Michael Hickmott stable, and Melinda Boothbys Blackbriar battled home strongly to fill the placings, but they couldnt match the winner. The $4.20 favourite Robdon Flyer came fifth. After tasting success previously with Zylvester (2006), Catechism (2007) and Tradesmans Choice (2008), Tourneur couldnt explain his af finity with the Red Centres biggest race. Its just a bit of a fluke the first winner I rode was a pick-up ride for Sheila Arnold and it just snowballed from there, Tourneur said. Its certainly been a lot better than I hoped. The hoop said he was confident a long way out on the $7.10 chance. I was happy in the run, probably 600m out I knew I had the race run, no horse was travelling better and once I let him go he just lengthened and continued to find the line, he said. Its great when a plan comes to fruition. We set this for him after the Port Augusta Cup and Phillip trained the horse to the minute and he really came through and did the job. The trainer said the horse had loved the environment in the Territory and would push forward with a Darwin Cup campaign. Hes going well, he loves dirt, hes trained really well on the track and travelled well, so I was quite confident going into the race, Stokes said. Hopefully, we can go on to Darwin from here. Caras an Angel Page 36