Friday 23 February 2018

In-form Lordan on the double


Wayne Lordan enjoyed a double at Naas last night when he followed up his opening-race win aboard Captain Obvious by guiding Colour Of Love to victory in the seven-furlong handicap.

David Wachman was responsible for the opening leg of Lordan's brace as Captain Obvious beat favourite Qatar's Pearl by a length and a quarter.

Willie McCreery then gave Lordan the leg-up on Colour Of Love, which mowed down Eagle Canyon and Jambalaya close home.

Trainer Ger Lyons, who sent out Qatar's Pearl to finish runner-up in the opener, enjoyed better luck when Lady Rochford edged out favourite Lady Wingshot in the two-year-old fillies' maiden.

Andy Slattery's Ucanchoose held on by a neck from Acushladear under Declan McDonogh in the six-furlong sprint handicap, while Baitsileir landed the three-year-old maiden for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning.


South Koreans reacted with unashamed joy and relief yesterday as the city of Pyeongchang overcame two past disappointments to win the right to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The Pyeongchang delegation at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Durban erupted in wild cheering as IOC president Jacques Rogge announced their victory over Munich and Annecy of France.

Pyeongchang won in a canter, taking 63 votes to 25 for Munich and seven for Annecy as they won on the first round of voting. Rogge expressed his surprise, saying the IOC had expected a second round of voting and a much closer margin of victory.

Irish Independent

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