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JACK CURRAGH MEMORIAL
MAIDEN, $10000, 1500m. 1 -1 Zah
Wanted (5) J Laking 1; 3-3 Patricia Rose
(10) K Kalychurun 2; 7-7 Al Be Civics (3)
L Callaway 3. Scratched: Advent, Jewell Of
Jumeriah, Royal Mistress. Also (in finishing
order): 4-4 Cookie Time, 8-8 Nakuru, 9-9
Madam Makfi, 5-5 Late Notice, 6-6 Dale
(Fell), 2-2 Prized Pins (Disqualified). 3-1/2L,
1L, Lg nk. Time: 1:31.69 . Win: $2.30. Places:
$1.30, $1.70, $5.60 . Q uinella: $6.80 . Trifecta:
$120.90 (5,10,3). First4: $1005.70 (5,10,3,12).
Sub: Zah Wanted (5). Trainer: Peter Rudkin,
GREG DALY REAL ESTATE
MAIDEN, $10000, 1500m. 3-3 Sammi Lou
(7) S Wynne 1; 2-2 Powerball (4) S MacNab
2; 1-1 Leuluai (1) T Jonker 3. Scratched:
Federer Express. Also (in finishing order): 4-4
Tussock, 9-9 Skedaddle Skedoo, 7-5 Swiss
Dream, 8-8 Our Boy Baz, 6-7 Dowry Duty,
5-6 Valetina Vittoria, 10-10 Tavistella. Lg
nk, 3/4L, 1/2 nk. Time: 1:31.39. Win: $6.50.
Places: $1.70, $1.40, $1.20. Q uinella: $10.80.
Trifecta: $43.70 (7,4,1). First4: $183.40
(7,4,1,5). Double: $9.10 (5+/7), $4.40 (5+/4).
Sub: L euluai (1). Trainer: Steven Woodsford,
RAILWAY HOTEL GREYMOUTH,
$12000, 1500m. 5-5 Flying Sardine (6) C
Campbell 1; 4-4 Dressedtokill (2) L Callaway
2; 2-3 Bisou Bisou (5) D Hirini 3. All
Started. Also (in finishing order): 3-2 Absolut
Excelencia, 6-6 Zartan, 1-1 Shadow King, 7-7
Em Kay Pops. 2 -1/4L, Hd, 1-1/4L. Time:
1:30.40. Win: $8.50. Places: $3.40, $3.30.
Quinella: $24.90 .
Trifecta: $242.30 (6,2,5). First4: $826.70
(6,2,5,1). Treble: $104.40 (5+/7/6). Sub:
Shadow King (3). Trainer: Kelvin Tyler,
DUNOLLIE HOTEL, $10000, 1500m.
1-1 Chic (1) S MacNab 1; 4-3 Dream Rich
(7) C Campbell 2; 5-5 Boysway (2) D Hirini
3. Scratched: I’m Horace, Van Gogh. Also (in
finishing order): 6-6 Justice Well, 3-4 Show
Lover, 9-9 Tenfold, 2-2 Mystify Me, 7-7
Minerva, 8-8 Redesdale, 10-10 Our Spice.
2L, 1-3/4L, 1-1/2L. Time: 1:31.00. Win:
$2.70. Places: $1.40, $2.00, $2.80. Q uinella:
$9.40. Trifecta: $79.20 (1,7,2). First4: $556.00
(1,7,2,6). Double: $10.80 (6/1+), $10.70
(6/7). Sub: Chic (1). Trainer: Kevin Myers,
GREYMOUTH STAR, $10000, 1500m.
8-9 Carnaby (9) G Jogoo 1; 1-1 Hot Fuss (6)
K Williams 2; 6-7 Golden Bay (2) J Laking 3.
Scratched:Richie Rox.Also (in finishing order):
5-3 Florence Ivy, 11-11 Ivanskavinskyskvar,
3-4 Stitch, 7-6 Nunchucks, 2-2 Galway Garry,
4-5 Moreira, 10-8 Kowhai Kerry, 9-10 Sharp
Elle. 3/4L, 3/4L, 1/2L. Time: 1:30.78. Win:
$21.10. Places: $5.60, $1.60, $3.90. Q uinella:
$35.70. Trifecta: $992.40 (9,6,2). First4:
$3465.60 (9,6,2,10). Q uaddie: $4249.50
(7/6/1+/9). Sub: Hot Fuss (6). Trainer: Kevin
OMOTO SUPPORTERS CLUB
MAIDEN, $10000, 1100m. 3-1 Sweet
Chastity (5) K Williams 1; 2-3 Sensibility (3)
L Callaway 2; 1-2 Prawn Star (1) S MacNab
3. Scratched: Ruomaza, Where Angels Walk,
Dreaming Easy, Mystical Eyes, Lets Go
Lily, Captain Orange, La Roccetta. Also (in
finishing order): 9-9 The Rosy Glow, 4-4 She’s
Graceful, 8-8 Three Shots, 5-5 Ruby Choux
Rose, 7-7 Rubymoon, 6-6 Evielee. 4L, 1/2L,
1-1/4L. Time: 1:04.70. Win: $4.90. Places:
$1.70, $1.80, $1.80 . Q uinella: $10.70. Trifecta:
$93.40 (5,3,1). First4: $990.90 (5,3,1,9).
Double: $94.30 (9/5), $40.40 (9/3).Treble:
$375.50 (1+/9/5). Sub: Prawn Star (1).Trainer:
Paul Harris & Kenny Moore, Kaiapoi.
PAROA HOTEL, $10000, 1100m. 8 -8
Milk It (4) K Mudhoo 1; 2-1 Augustace
(2) L Callaway 2; 5-4 All Dressed Up (1) R
Firdhaus 3. Scratched: Frazzle, Fully Pumped,
Acrylic, Thatz Louie. Also (in finishing order):
4-6 Promising, 3-3 Majorca, 1-2 Masabio, 6-5
Bells Of Ouzeley, 7-7 Green Spirit. 1/2 nk,
1-1/4L, 1-1/4L. Time: 1:05.87. Win: $11.10.
Places: $3.10, $1.60, $2.20. Q uinella: $30.20.
Trifecta: $321.40 (4,2,1). First4: $1354.80
(4,2,1,8). Sub: Masabio (3). Trainer: Aaron
GREYMOUTH BUSINESSES SPRINT,
$11000, 1100m. 1-1 Bonaparte (2) T Jonker
1; 2-3 Mia Mamma (7) R Beeharry 2; 3-2
Tiebreaker (1) D Hirini 3. Scratched: What ’s
Up Alf, Flicka Of Gold, Elusive Boxers,
Acrylic. Also (in finishing order): 5-5 Thatz
Louie, 4-4 Highbrook. 2L, 3/4L, 5-1/2L.
Time: 1:04.78. Win: $2.10 . Places: $1.10,
$2.10 . Q uinella: $2.40. Trifecta: $9.20 (2,7,1).
First4: $26.70 (2,7,1,9). Double: $24.20
(4/2+), $14.30 (4/7). Sub: Bonaparte (2).
Trainer: K & P Hughes, Riccarton.
RECREATION HOTEL GREY-
MOUTH CUP, $25000, 2000m. 6-6 The
Gordonian (3) K Mudhoo 1; 3-3 Kaharau
(2) L Callaway 2; 4-4 Dee And Gee (6) T
Jonker 3. Scratched: Belle Boy, Ruby Row.
Also (in finishing order): 2-1 Son Of Zac,
8-8 Stormy Habit, 5-5 Locally Sauced, 1-2
Overtheriver, 7-7 Show MacCool. 1/2 nk,
3/4L, 1-1/4L. Time: 2:04.00 . Win: $12.30.
Places: $2.70, $1.70, $2.00 . Q uinella: $26.90.
Trifecta: $576.50 (3,2,6). First4: $1297.70
(3,2,6,7). Sub: O vertheriver (1). Trainer: Jo-
Ann Gordon, Ascot Park.
VERNON & VAZEY TRUCK PARTS,
$10000, 2000m. 1 -1 Ruby Row (16) S Wynne
1; 2-3 En Suite (5) S MacNab 2; 7-7 Lady
Em (11) R Firdhaus 3. Scratched: Jumeirah,
Sweet Indulgence, Penny Perfect, Lady
Lindauer, Justrush, Chic. Also (in finishing
order): 3-2 Pickup, 9-9 Point Proven, 5-5
Sebring Dragon, 10-10 Feral Ice, 4-4
Garfunkel, 8-8 Payment Pending, 6-6
Sunset Girl. 5L, 3/4L, 1-1/4L. Time:
2:03.18. Win: $3.10. Places: $1.50, $1.80,
$4.80 . Q uinella: $5.60 . Trifecta: $121.10
(16,5,11). First4: $474.10 (16,5,11,3).
Quaddie: $1415.40 (4/2+/3/16+). Place6:
,16+). Double: $36.80 (3/16+), $23.50 (3/5).
Treble: $138.10 (2+/3/16+). Sub: Ruby Row
(16). Trainer: Emily Wilson, Ashburton.
After one unsuccessful finals berth,
two semi-finals and a quarter-final, Julia
Goerges has finally charted a path to
ASB Classic glory.
The German second seed — a nine-
time Auckland veteran — trumped
Danish star Caroline Wozniacki 6-4,
7-6 (7-4) yesterday afternoon to win the
In a final delayed by this week’s
persistent Auckland rain, Goerges
ran riot against the Classic top seed,
slamming winner after winner.
tournament for the world No 14.
Goerges cruised through the Classic
rounds, overcoming rain delays to
down Olympic gold-medallist Monica
Puig, Viktoria Kuzmova and Polona
Hercog. In Saturday ’s semi-final, she
overpowered Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-4.
Goerges said she was chuffed to finally
claim the Classic title, having fallen just
short on several occasions in the past.
Goerges lost in the 2016 final to Sloane
Stephens, lost in semi-finals to Greta
Arn and Ana Konjuh and a quarter-final
to Wozniacki in 2015.
“It means quite a lot, I must say. I’ve
been very consistent in this tournament
over the past few years and it ’s nice to
finally get this big trophy,” Goerges said.
“I can’t really complain about my
situation now but, in the next days, the
work will start again — it doesn’t mean
anything for you in the next event. ”
In blustery conditions both players
described as challenging, Goerges seized
the initiative in both sets, breaking
Wozniacki’s ser ve in the first game.
From that point, she held ser ve
through to a 6-4 first-set win, and did
not let a Wozniacki surge prevent her
from grinding out a second-set tiebreak
Her thundering forehand was a major
asset, particularly when returning
Wozniacki’s ser ve, and she also had 11
“If I break once, it’s good — if I serve
well, I won’t get broken. She’s one of the
best returners in the world but I tried to
make it tough,” Goerges said.
The 29-year-old’s victory at the Classic
is also her third consecutive WTA
title, having won events in late 2017 in
Moscow and Zhuhai. She will now head
into the Australian Open in career-best
form and with a 14-match, three-month
winning streak under her belt.
Meanwhile, Wozniacki said “Goerges
played really well, playing very
aggressively and things were going in for
her — she made it difficult for me. The
ser ves on key points, she hit aces almost
“It always hurts to lose but, at the end
of the day, it ’s been a great week and
there are lots of positives I can bring
with me — I’m not going to be too
upset, just take this as a positive, that I
made it to the final.”
Yesterday’s loss marks another near
miss for the 27-year-old Wozniacki,
who has now lost in two Classic finals, a
semi-final and two quarter-finals.
She said she would keep plugging away
until she claims an Auckland title win,
and that the most important thing was
preparing well for Melbourne.
In the lead-up to the final, Wozniacki
defeated Croatian Petra Martic and
Americans Madison Brengle, Sofia
Kenin and Sachia Vickery.
“It’s one of the events I’ve never
won and there’s not many places
where I haven’t won so it ’s definitely a
motivation,” Wozniacki said. “ It ’s kind
of hard at the beginning of the year, you
want to get going, get your game into
place and I feel like I’ve done that well in
the past and played well, but just haven’t
been able to take that last step.” — AAP
As little as two years ago,
David Ferrer was ranked
sixth in the world in men’s
tennis — now, he is down
Yet the 35-year-old
Spanish veteran has
learned to not sweat
the small things and to
work step by step as he
approaches the twilight of
a storied career.
Ferrer will take part in
his 13th ASB Classic next
week, looking to recreate
the magic that saw him
win four titles in front
of an adoring Auckland
As injuries and aging
have taken their toll,
his expectations and
tactics have also had to
adjust — a process that
has not always been so
Ferrer now looks to
play more aggressively,
dominate his ser vice
games, avoid long
rallies and seize on his
opponents’ second ser ve to
After a poor start to
2017, Ferrer believes his
new style finally clicked
after his first tournament
win of the year in July in
“I’m healthy, that ’s the
most important thing
now in my career, and I
have different pressures
because I don’t have the
same ranking,” Ferrer said.
“I’m in a different
moment of my career —
for me, being here is a
gift. Tennis is changing
every year, improving, and
the evolution is important
— I knownowIdon’t
have the same fitness,
(so) I need to do different
The ex-French Open
finalist and former
world No 3 will take on
Chinese wild card Wu
Yibing in the first round
in Auckland, considered
a tennis prodigy. Ferrer
admitted to knowing little
of the world No 307 but
said he would take things
gradually and look to
enjoy one of his favourite
“For me, it ’s a pleasure to
be here, I don’t know how
many times I’ll be here
(again) but for me, I try
to enjoy this moment and
week,” Ferrer said. “I have
motivation every week
— of course, Auckland
is a different tournament
because I won here four
times and it ’s special, if I
have the chance to win.”
Shapovalov ’s star has risen
massively over the past
year, cracking the top 50
in the world at the age of
18, and his next chance to
shine will be at the ASB
leftie had a breakout 2017,
beating Juan Martin Del
Potro and Rafael Nadal
in back-to-back matches
at the Canadian Open; in
the process becoming the
youngest player to make
an ATP Masters semi-
final. What followed was
just as impressive, with
Shapovalov making it to
the fourth round of the
US Open, despite having
to progress through
A victory over Jo-
continued to build his
reputation as a rising
talent who can match it
with the best, and he will
have a chance to do just
that in Auckland.
Shapovalov will play
Brazilian qualifier Rogerio
Dutra da Silva in his
first round tonight, and a
victory there would seal
an enticing rematch with
Del Potro. That battle
would be one of the most
anticipated matches of the
tournament. “I’ve worked
hard in the offseason and
I feel like my game’s there
so I’m ready. I’m confident
in myself and I’m sure
I’m going to play great,”
The teenager was voted
as the ATP’s Most
Improved Player of 2017
by his peers, a recognition
he says was pleasing but
also acts as a reminder
to manage increased
expectations. “It ’s a great
award — especially as it
was voted by my peers —
it shows these guys have
seen my hard work.”
Nick Kyrgios clinched his maiden tour
title on home soil in a big confidence
boost ahead of the Australian Open,
beating Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-2 in the
Brisbane International final yesterday.
Carrying a niggling knee injury,
Kyrgios made a rusty start and was
forced to save five break points before he
car ved out his first break in the seventh
The 22-year-old claimed the first set
before taking control of the match after
his American opponent dropped his
ser ve at the start of the second set with a
frustrating double fault.
Kyrgios, ranked 21 in the world, broke
big-ser ving Harrison again in a sublime
second set display to close out the match
and seal his fourth career title.
Deep runs at grand slam events have
eluded Kyrgios but a strong start to the
season, including a semi-final victory
over world No 3 Grigor Dimitrov, should
put him among the early contenders for
the first grand slam of the year.
The tournament begins at Melbourne
Park next Monday. — Reuters
Holders Arsenal crashed out
of the FA Cup to second-tier
Nottingham Forest and Newport
County stunned former winners
Leeds United as the FA Cup
third round burst into life today.
The biggest story of the round
was saved until the final kick-off
of the weekend as Arsenal suffered
a 4-2 defeat at the City Ground
where American Eric Lichaj
scored twice for the second-tier
side who sacked manager Mark
Warburton a week ago.
Thirteen-times FA Cup winners
Arsenal paid dearly for fielding a
weakened side as they lost in the
third round for the first time in
manager Arsene Wenger’s two-
Until then fourth-tier Newport
County had staked a claim for
the biggest upset of the weekend
with a 2-1 win over Leeds —
substitute Shawn McCoulsky
heading a last-minute winner the
day after his 21st birthday.
Yesterday 1987 winners
Coventry City, who are now
languishing in the fourth tier,
knocked out Premier League
strugglers Stoke City by the same
score — a result that cost Stoke
boss Mark Hughes his job.
Top flight West Ham United
also flirted with danger at League
One (third-tier) high-flyers
Shrewsbury Town today, escaping
with a 0-0 draw after being
“ We were terrible today and
Shrewsbury were really good,”
West Ham keeper Joe Hart, who
began his career at Shrewsbury,
said. “ There was some terrible
football played today.”
Eight-times winners Tottenham
Hotspur had no trouble at home
to third-tier AFC Wimbledon as
Harry Kane struck twice in two
minutes in the second half of a
3-0 home win.
Arsenal made nine changes to
the side that drew impressively
with Chelsea on Wednesday,
although they still started heavy
favourites against a Forest side
featuring seven under 23s.
They could have few complaints
Lichaj gave Forest the lead and
although Per Mertesacker levelled
for the visitors, Lichaj scored a
stunning volley to put Forest back
ahead just before half-time.
Penalties by Ben Brereton and
Kieran Dowell sealed victory for
caretaker boss Gary Brazil’s side,
even if Dowell’s strike caused
controversy because it appeared
he had made double contact with
Danny Welbeck had pulled
Arsenal back to 3-2 .
“This has got to be something we
build on,” Brazil, trying to revive
the former English and European
champions from the lower regions
of the championship, said.
“This football club should be
playing against the Arsenals of
this world, and they should be
Wenger, who watched from the
stands because of a three-match
touchline ban, refused to blame
his team selection.
“ We played a very good Forest
team who were sharp and focused.
The challenges were decisive.
Overall our performance wasn’t
good enough,” he said.
“ When you don’t win the
selection is always questioned.
I believe we had an experienced
internationals. It would be easy to
think that was the problem.”
Earlier in the day, Rodney
Parade in south Wales had
supplied some old-fashioned
Cup magic as Newport became
the latest underdogs to embarrass
once mighty Leeds — sparking a
joyful pitch invasion by the home
Gaetano Berardi’s deflected
ninth-minute strike had looked
like winning the tie for Leeds,
who were knocked out by minor
league Sutton United last season,
but Conor Shaughnessy ’s own
goal 15 minutes from time set up
a thrilling climax.
McCoulsky ensured it was
one of the best days in modest
Newport’s history with an
“I can’t remember most of it,
it was a blur to be honest. It is
definitely one of my best goals, to
knock Leeds out of the FA Cup
is what dreams are made of,” he
Leeds also suffered a shock
Cup defeat across the other side
of the Severn Bridge in 2002,
falling to Cardiff at a time when
Leeds were Premier League title
The New Zealand Breakers have
rediscovered their winning mojo with an
82-69 NBL win over the Cairns Taipans in
The New Zealanders had won only two of
their last seven games, but led from start to
finish at Spark Arena yesterday.
Breakers coach Paul Henare had demanded
a strong start from his team, after lacklustre
opening quarters had become a feature this
He got that as the New Zealanders rocketed
out to a 15-4 lead after four minutes, boosted
by back-to-back three-pointers from Edgar
Sosa and supplemented by clinical work in
close by D J Newbill and Mika Vukona.
Cairns dug in to restrict the damage late in
the spell, leaving the Breakers only with a 22-
18 lead at the first break.
They extended that to 47-37 at half-time
before the Taipans launched a third-quarter
fightback after trailing by 17 midway through
Ahead 60-51 at the three-quarter mark,
the Breakers found their lead reduced to
just five early in the final spell before they
rediscovered their rhythm to finish on a high
with a buzzer-beating Sosa three-pointer
Sosa topped all scorers with 19 points, with
valuable support from Tom Abercrombie
(16), Newbill (12) and Kirk Penney (11).
Cairns’ front court was boosted by the
return of big man Nate Jawai, the 31-year-old
for ward’s first game since tearing a ligament
in his foot in October. He managed a shade
under 15 minutes in a measured return for
five points and two rebounds.
The Breakers’ work in shutting down
Alex Loughton played an important part
in the win, the evergreen Taipans for ward
remaining scoreless for the 21 minutes he
was on court.
Injury replacement Jerry Evans led the way
for Cairns, top-scoring with 17 including
two of five from long range. He also hauled in
nine rebounds and collected two steals, three
blocks and an assist along the way.
Skipper Cameron Gliddon and Jarrad
Weekes both chipped in with 15 points,
while Mitch McCarron worked tirelessly in
amassing 15 rebounds, 10 on the defensive
boards. — N Z ME-AAP
to claim title
Kyrgios clinches maiden
title in Brisbane
Forest humbles FA Cup holders Arsenal
Eric Lichaj scores the first goal for Nottingham Forest today against Arsenal at The City Ground in Nottingham.
in search of
Breakers too strong for Taipans
PICTURE: Getty Images
Julia Goerges celebrates after winning the ASB Women’s Classic final win against Caroline Wozniaki yesterday in Auckland.
Former All Blacks
player and coach Wayne
Smith has revealed a
brush with cancer after
having his prostate
removed last month.
Smith, 60, was given
the all clear last week and
says his experience might
encourage other men in
their 50s to get tested to
set a marker.
“It doesn’t mean you’ve
got it, but if it is there,
you can fix it,” he said.
Smith said he was
getting blood tests every
six months and his doctor
noticed a change in his
levels of prostate specific-
antigen - which led to
him getting a digital
examination. — NZ N
Smith’s brush with cancer
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