first_imgFASHIONABLY FAST STRETCHES OUT TO ONE MILE & SEEKS HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE WIN IN THE $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2020)–Unbeatable in his last five races sprinting, trainer Dean Pederson’s Fashionably Fast will stretch out to a flat mile as he heads a field of five California-bred or sired older horses in Sunday’s $100,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita.A game neck winner of the Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint going six furlongs here on Jan. 18, Fashionably Fast was a respectable second in his only career try at one mile on dirt 11 starts back on Aug. 26, 2018.The Doug O’Neill-trained Oliver, who was a close second to Fashionably Fast three starts back in the seven furlong Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 24 and the Carla Gaines-conditioned Tiger Dad, fresh off a 6 ¼ length allowance score going six furlongs here on Feb. 2, would appear to be Fashionably Fast’s primary opposition.Named after the Hall of Fame Cal-bred who won back to back Breeders’ Cup Classics in 2000 and 2001, the Tiznow is sponsored by the CTBA and is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.FASHIONABLY FASTOwner:  Harris Farms Inc., Per Antonsen & John Nicoletti                          Trainer:  Dean PedersonArguably the hottest Cal-bred in training, this 5-year-old Lucky Pulpit gelding counts three consecutive California-bred stakes wins among his five-win skein, which dates back to a 5 ¾ length allowance score going six furlongs at Del Mar on July 27.  Bred in California by Harris Farms, he’s out of the stakes winning Fall Fashion, who is by Forestry.  Although seemingly invincible among state-breds sprinting, Fashionably Fast tired late to finish second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in his only mile dirt try and was fifth in a one mile turf allowance eight starts back on Dec. 31, 2018. In both route races, he was keen in the early going, which took its toll late.OLIVEROwner:  William R. PeeplesTrainer:  Doug O’NeillMost recently second, beaten 1 ½ lengths in a seven furlong allowance against open company here on Feb. 8, this 4-year-old Papa Clem colt earned a 92 Beyer Speed figure, tops among Tiznow entrants. Fourth, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Fashionably Fast in the Cal Cup Sprint Jan. 18, he was second, beaten a half length by him in the seven furlong Cary Grant three starts back on Nov. 24. A 1 ½ length winner of the one mile E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos five races back on Sept. 7, Oliver is proven at the Tiznow distance and could be poised to exploit Fashionably Fast’s potential distance limitations.TIGER DADOwner:  Mark Devereaux, Scott & Mark GrossTrainer:  Carla GainesA rousing 6 ¼ length winner going six furlongs versus open company in a first condition allowance on Feb. 2, this 4-year-old Smiling Tiger gelding will try two turns for the first time on Sunday. With an overall mark of 12-3-4-2, Tiger Dad’s lone main track win came in his most recent start, in which he earned an 86 Beyer.THE $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 8  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTOliver–Abel Cedillo–124Tiger Dad–Victor Espinoza–120Fashionably Fast–Tiago Pereira–120Posterize–Geovanni Franco–120Ernie Banks–Umberto Rispoli–120First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgDespite a seventh straight Serie A title last season the Turin giants plunged into the red with a 19.2-million-euro ($22.4m) loss as a result of their European quarter-final exit.Serie A returns after a two-week international break with former Real Madrid player Ronaldo having skipped Portugal duty to focus on his new club, just as his teammate, Croatia’s World Cup runner-up Mario Mandzukic, did.During the break the 33-year-old was pictured relaxing on board his yacht off St Tropez on the French Riveria.“Vitamin D,” wrote the five-time Ballon d’Or winner under a photo of him lounging on the deck of his yacht.“As my teammates say, back to reality, work done,” he later posted. “Feeling good!! Let’s go.”Coach Massimiliano Allegri says he is not concerned that Ronaldo has failed to find the net despite 23 shots at goal in three games.AS Roma’s head coach Eusebio Di Francesco prepares for trip to three-time European champions Real Madrid. © AFP / Cooper NEILL“It takes time. We’ll all be fresher after the break and that’s when the real season starts,” said Allegri.Ronaldo had to wait until his fourth game for Real Madrid last season to get his first league goal.Germany midfielder Sami Khedira pointed out in an interview after his contract at Juventus was extended this week that the Portuguese star was brought in not to rack up goals but to make the difference in the Champions League and turn “dreams into reality”.Juventus beat Sassuolo 7-0 in their final match last season, but the club from Modena have made a strong start this campaign and are just behind the champions in the table after two wins and a draw.Allegri will be keen to rotate his side with a crowded schedule of seven games in 21 days, and defender Andrea Barzagli sidelined with a calf problem.Argentine Paolo Dybala — Juventus’s top Serie A scorer last season — and Brazilian Douglas Costa look set to start on the bench.Despite being overshadowed by the arrival of Ronaldo, Dybala insists he feels fortunate to play in the same team as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.“I told myself after I was lucky to play with Lionel Messi in the national team, I have now had the opportunity to play alongside Ronaldo,” said Dybala.Napoli, Roma and Inter Milan also have Champions League games on their minds.Roma host Chievo on Sunday after their loss to AC Milan before the break, and ahead of a trip to Spain to take on holders Real Madrid.Inter Milan play at home against Parma on Saturday before playing Tottenham Hotspur in the San Siro in their first European game since the 2011-2012 season.Luciano Spalletti’s Inter — with last year’s star forward Mauro Icardi fighting to shake off a muscular injury — are coming off a 3-0 win over Bologna after taking just a point from their first two games.Still waiting – AC Milan’s Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain has still to score this season too © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOCarlo Ancelotti will look to put his first defeat as Napoli coach behind him when last season’s runners-up host Fiorentina before playing Red Star in Belgrade on Tuesday.Fiorentina have won two games with their first match against Sampdoria postponed because of the Genoa bridge disaster.AC Milan head to Cagliari in Sardinia with former Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain also waiting to score his first goal for his new club.Fixtures (all time GMT)SaturdayInter Milan v Parma (1300), Napoli v Fiorentina (1600), Frosione v Sampdoria (1830)SundayRoma v Chievo (1030), Genoa v Bologna, Juventus v Sassuolo, Udinese v Torino, Empoliv Lazio (1600), Cagliari v AC Milan (1830)MondaySPAL v Atalanta (1830)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo will hope his first Juventus goal comes in his fourth game © AFP / Andreas SOLAROMILAN, Italy, Sep 14 – Cristiano Ronaldo faces Sassuolo on Sunday still chasing his maiden competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus before he returns to Spain for the first time in the Champions League.Bolstered by five-time winner Ronaldo, Juventus begin their quest for the Champions League title which has eluded them since 1996 in Valencia next Wednesday.last_img read more