Archive for June 30th, 2015

Pontefract Racecourse Results – 29 June 2015

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The UK is entering a heat wave this week, which ensured fine and dry conditions for Pontefract Racecourse on Monday. Dry weather meant that the going was good to firm (good in places) for all seven races.

Your roundup of the UK horse racing results yesterday begins with a victory for 9/2 prospect Qibtee in the 14:30 Handicap. Age Of Empire then fought off 6/4 favourite Gold Medallion to win at 13/8 in the 15:00 Stakes.

Another Royal managed to upset 15/8 favourite Sleeping Apache to clinch the 15:30 Handicap at 9/2. Stepping up next was 7/2 Gran Canaria Queen in the 16:00 Fillies Handicap.

Entering the back half of the afternoon, Ingleby Hollow managed to win at 14/1 in the 16:30 Handicap. Paint The Star proved its star quality by winning at 15/8 in the 17:00 Stakes, with Piccadilly Jim winning at 11/4 in the 17:30 Handicap.

Chile to Play in 2015 Copa America Final

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For a nation of their footballing heritage, it is surprising for many when they discover Chile have never won the Copa America. Soon, though, that could all change for La Roja after beating Peru 2-1 in their semi-final encounter late on Monday night.

None of the football results from yesterday could compete with the magnitude of 2015 Copa America hosts Chile attempting to make it to the final of the tournament that they are currently hosting.

Chile have played admirably in the knockout stages, realising the importance of winning games rather than always playing free-flowing attacking football. In fact, Chile looked decidedly nervy even after Eduardo Vargas opened the scoring on 42 minutes.

Moving into the second half, Chile then conceded an equaliser when Gary Medel scored a damaging own goal on 60 minutes. Fortunately for the Inter Milan defender, Vargas stepped up again. But this time the Napoli forward scored a scintillating long shot to win the game after 64 minutes.

Bath Daily Speed Figures – 1 July 2015

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Bath is the next course to feature in our horse racing previews. Tucked away in the wilds of Somerset, this charming course will play host to seven races on Wednesday (1 July). Expect the going to be firm if the weather remains dry.

After checking out the latest daily speed figures from the Racing Post, it would appear that You’re My Cracker is a decent prospect for the 18:35 Handicap. The three-year-old has a 74 rating complemented by one victory and three second-place finishes in its past five races.

An honour later, Wordiness looks like a fine prospect with its 67 rating. The seven-year-old is one of the older horses from the seven runners, yet is the best in terms of form. Adam Kirby will ride a horse that has two wins in its last four. The other races saw Wordiness finish in second and third.