first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOE TALAMO, MUCHO GUSTO, WINNER: “I knew we wouldn’t get an easy lead, so I looked around to see who was going to go with us. I just wanted to get him out of there and get him comfortable. It’s amazing how well this horse relaxes.  He’s drawn the rail a lot and he’s still able to relax after he gets serious pressure. Today, he took two or three breathers around the turn and then he took off. He’s a pleasure to ride. Anybody could ride this horse. He definitely is really good seven-eighths to a mile, he can for sure go two turns. After he broke his maiden (first time out at Los Alamitos on Sept. 20), I started working him a lot in Del Mar. He never acted like a two-year-old, he acted like an older horse.”TRAINER QUOTESPHIL OVIEDO, TRAINER OF MANHATTAN UP, SECOND:  “I’m feeling really good. It looked like speed was holding all day, so for him to finish up like he did was pretty impressive. I might run him around two turns before the meet is over.”NOTES: The winning owner is Michael Lund Petersen who resides in Reisterstown, Maryland.Michael L. Petersen’s Mucho Gusto and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, February 25

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Danny Ings has turned down a move to Real Sociedad – to join Liverpool this summer. Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea were keen on the Burnley hot-shot, along with David Moyes’ Sociedad, but Ings has made up his mind to move to Anfield. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal and Manchester City are monitoring the progress of Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah after Tottenham watched the player earlier this season. (London Evening Standard)David de Gea is closing in on a new long-term Manchester United contract after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti made it clear he is happy with his goalkeeping options. (Daily Mail)PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord have joined the chase for Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira. The 19-year-old is unlikely to sign a new contract at Old Trafford and is poised to leave in the summer. (Daily Mail)David Moyes wants to team up again with Bryan Oviedo and is planning a summer move to take the Everton player to Real Sociedad. (Daily Express)Alan Pardew has told Glenn Murray he won’t be leaving Crystal Palace on loan. The striker has attracted interest from Bournemouth. (South London Press)Juventus scouts will watch Sheffield United striker Diego de Girolamo play for Italy Under 20s on Wednesday. The Chesterfield-born forward is out of contract at the end of the season and Juventus are keen to recruit him for the summer. (Daily Mail)Brazilian great Ronaldo has confirmed he will come out of retirement to play for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. (The Sun)And here’s the latest headlines…Exclusive – Neville: Van Gaal should NOT be sacked if Man United fail to make the top fourExclusive – Carragher backs Liverpool to beat Man United to Champions League spotManchester United legend tells talkSPORT: ‘Liverpool’s form concerns me!’‘Man United will scrape in to the top four’ Neville tells talkSPORT – People’s Pundit Talking PointShock admission: I wish Man City stars played in red, says Man United hero‘The rules are wrong!’ – Liverpool legend blasts Matic/Barnes verdictExclusive – England coach Neville claims winter World Cup in 2022 is ‘right decision’Manchester United starlet has the potential to be ‘one hell of a player’, says NevilleExclusive – ‘Rooney isn’t a midfielder,’ Man United legend tells Van GaalExclusive – Kane eyes Euro 2015 Under-21s tournament despite expected senior team call-upEnrique dismisses reports linking Barcelona with Man City strikerArsenal and Tottenham were no competition for Atletico Madrid, claims France starMan City and Liverpool to rekindle interest in Lyon flyer?Tottenham target happy to remain with Serie A sideJuventus set for talks with long-term Liverpool targetlast_img read more