Archive for June 25th, 2015

Chile Beat Uruguay in Hot-tempered Affair

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Chile have advanced to the semi-finals of the 2015 Copa America after defeating Uruguay 1-0 in a match that yielded two red cards for the losers and current holders. Uruguay have been subpar for the entire tournament, and that did not change on Wednesday (24 June).

Uruguay are a much worse team without Luis Suárez, who is still absent from international due to his ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at last summer’s World Cup. The loss of the world-class forward simply cannot be replaced by PSG’s Edinson Cavani.

In the football results from yesterday, this one especially stands out because of Uruguayan red cards for Edinson Cavani on 62 minutes and Jorge Fucile on 87 minutes.

Uruguay played with an extremely defensive approach, content to only create six chances compared to Chile’s 15. However, Chile eventually scored their winning goal through Mauricio Isla after 80 minutes. Chile’s reward is a place in the semi-finals.

Chester Horse Racing Nap of the Day – 26 June 2015

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Not one of the six races scheduled for Chester on Friday evening offers a prize fund below £10,000. That speaks volumes about the calibre of horses expected to compete. Ahead of the action, the going is currently good to firm (good in places). The following horse racing nap of the day comes from the ever-reliable Sky Sports.

Coming third in the evening is the 19:35 Fillies Handicap, which is open to horses three years or older and features the largest prize fund with £15,000. Current favourite from the seven runners is 9/4 prospect Shasag, winner of one from three in its career.

A slightly more appealing option is the 3/1 Serene Beauty, having won and finished twice in two races. Serene Beauty has been reared by a more familiar trainer in the form of Charlie Appleby. That understandably adds to the appeal of the three-year-old.

Carlisle Horse Racing Results Recap – 24 June 2015

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Close to £80,000 worth of prize money was awarded in Carlisle for the UK horse racing results yesterday. The going was largely good (good to firm in places), which seemed to make life difficult for the favourites. In just a moment, you will see how Wednesday was an afternoon for the underdogs at Carlisle Racecourse.

Moondyne Joe became the first winner by clinching the 14:00 Maiden Auction Stakes. Hawatif would then be the first – and only – favourite to secure a victory by winning the 14:30 Maiden Stakes at 7/4.

Boasting an eye-catching name, Go Dan Go did not disappoint in the 15:00 Handicap, managing to win at 13/2. Ifwecan then won as a relative long-shot with odds of 17/2 in the 15:35 Handicap.

Excilly would go on to win the 16:10 Stakes at 5/1, followed by a 16/1 victory for Kinema in the 16:45 Handicap. The overcast afternoon finished with a win for 9/2 Invoke in the 17:15 Fillies Handicap.