Weir span take opposite marks to Adelaide Cup

Real Love wins during Ascot.

MELBOURNE Cup-winning tutor Darren Weir will separate Adelaide Cup hopefuls Signoff and Real Love on Saturday as a span turn out their Cup preparations.

Real Love will run in a Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) in Adelaide, while Signoff will step out in Melbourne in a Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) during Flemington.

Signoff will be forced to lift 60kg in Melbourne, while Real Love has been allocated 56kg for her Morphettville assignment after weights were expelled on Tuesday.

“Signoff will go to Flemington and Real Love will conduct opposite to Adelaide,’’ Weir told Melbourne radio yesterday.

“They both worked together this morning and went a mile gallop. Both horses worked unequivocally well.’’

Weir pronounced Real Love — raced by leviathan West Australian owners Bob Peters who enjoyed a shining Adelaide Carnival final year with now-retired star Delicacy — had shown poignant alleviation following her final tour when third to associate Cup carefree Swacadelic in a Torney Cup during Moonee Valley.

The five-year-old mare assimilated Weir’s stay progressing this year after finishing third to Delicacy in a Perth Cup. She’s won 6 of her 22 starts for gain of some-more than $850,000.

“Real Love has unequivocally come on,’’ a tutor said.

“She’s unequivocally fittened adult and she looks terrific. She’s positively on track.

“Signoff is a large sum horse. He’s got a bit to come, we think, so he’ll urge a lot on Saturday.’’

THOROUGHBRED Racing SA will hearing 30-minute gaps between races during today’s Murray Bridge meeting.

The shorter breaks between races has been trialled recently in Victoria though this is a initial time a tighter scheduled has been tested in SA.

TRSA has indicated it has no skeleton to revoke a time between races during the weekend programs when there is a most heavier report of meetings opposite Australia.

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Bigger than Texas? Not Saint Nick

Nick Riewoldt during training. Picture: Chris Eastman

YOU would consider spending 4 months eating normal Texan transport in a off-season would fatten we up.

Not so for St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt, who continues to adjust to a final of complicated football, shedding 5 kilograms this summer in a bid to spend some-more time serve afield.

And, nonetheless his time adult a belligerent is approaching to be some-more as a free-ranging winger, a early indications advise he could even try into a engine room from time to time.

“(Riewoldt’s) using is impossibly clever during a minute,” St Kilda manager Alan Richardson said.

“After a severe year he had final year we gave him some time away. He had a opposite preparation.

“That’s sparkling for him either he plays brazen or in a midfield. The devise is for him to do a bit of both.

The 33-year-old won a best and fairest for a Saints in 2002 holding down centre half-back, though has frequency ventured divided from centre half-forward in a 13 years since.

In 2009, Riewoldt sloping a beam during 98kgs. Now, he is in a low 90s — reaffirming his joining to urge in and with a increasing final on a player’s using ability in a complicated game.

His time brazen of centre has yielded 648 goals, ranked third on St Kilda’s all-time list behind Bill Mohr and Tony Lockett.

And notwithstanding his inclination to deposit adult a belligerent some-more than an normal forward, Riewoldt did not attend one centre rebound in 2015.

“He’s a unequivocally considerable actor in front of a turn and critical for us. But we consider he can assistance us in both those tools of a ground.

“Philosophically, we wish to play him a bit some-more in a midfield.”

Saints skipper Nick Riewoldt during training. Picture: Chris Eastman

Saints skipper Nick Riewoldt during training. Picture: Chris EastmanSource:News Corp Australia

Barring an variable training mishap, Riewoldt will lapse to a state where he spent many of his childhood this Sunday for his initial diversion of a pre-season opposite Brisbane in Mackay.

Leigh Montagna is approaching to join Riewoldt in what will be a distant some-more gifted group than a one that was degraded by North Melbourne in Wangaratta on Feb 20.

“It’s usually early in a week so they’ve (Riewoldt and Montagna) have got to get by training though that’s what we’ve designed for,” Richardson said.

“We consider in sequence to prepared best for turn one we wanted to have a younger guys play in a initial diversion opposite a Kangaroos. So we’ll have positively a most some-more gifted group this week.”

“That was always a devise that a some-more experienced, seasoned guys that have had utterly a few pre-seasons will play a final integrate of games.”

Meanwhile, Paddy McCartin’s hamstring aria is not approaching to sideline him for Round 1, however even if entirely fit, a teen is not guaranteed a comparison berth.

“It’s a hamstring so a existence is no matter how teenager 21 days (rest) for a footy bar relates — that will be a minimum,” Richardson said.

“But it depends how he responds and how he trains. So distant it’s been unequivocally positive, he’s finished unequivocally well.

“So during this theatre he’ll be prepared for preference by turn one, though that doesn’t indispensably meant he’ll play, we’ll have to wait and see what arrange of lead adult his had. But it’s going well.”

St Kilda meets Brisbane this weekend in David Armitage’s hometown of Mackay. The midfielder will transport with a group due to promotional arrangements though Richardson was neutral when asked either he would play.

Tom Morris is on Twitter: @tommorris32

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Another reversal for No. 1 Sun

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AFL: Fox Sports’ Julian De Stoop provides a latest news on a repairs concerns from Hawthorn’s NAB Challenge detriment to Richmond as good as Melbourne Demons immature gun Angus Brayshaw’s knee injury.

old Coast Sun David Swallow has suffered another repairs setback. Picture: Jerad Williams

DAVID Swallow is staid to skip a initial half of a season, after medicine suggested bone bruising in his knee.

Swallow opted to bear teenager arthroscopic medicine after experiencing annoy in his knee final week.

The procession — radically a purify out — is common among football players, quite in a off season.

However, a medicine suggested larger repairs to a 23-year-old’s knee than primarily thought.

Gold Coast manager Rodney Eade pronounced a mid-season lapse was now inevitable.

“He has got a bit of bone bruising so we will behind off his using for a subsequent 4 to 5 weeks and afterwards see how it goes,” Eade told a Gold Coast Bulletin.

“Then he has got to do a preseason so 6 weeks smallest after that.

“I couldn’t see him personification until tighten to midyear though it competence be anywhere from Round 8 onwards and it could be (Round) 10, 12, we don’t know. It is in a path of a gods.”

The bruising is a latest reversal for a 23-year-old, who usually played 6 games in 2015 since of back-to-back posterior cruciate vinculum injuries.

Swallow — who had been on lane to lapse in Round 1 — is pronounced to be devastated.

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English media’s inexpensive shot during Aussies

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Cricket: Dave Warner unapproachable of Aussies tip spot.

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IT WAS as predicted as it was pedestrian.

An English conflict on Australia’s arise to a tip of a ICC Test cricket rankings was always going to come.

Now it has, interjection to The Independent cricket author Stephen Brenkley.

Steve Smith’s startling mount to a tip of Test cricket has finished his group an easy target.

What author could conflict an easy aim like doubt a piece behind Australia’s betterment to a No. 1 group in cricket? With a frail reason on a ICC Test Championship Mace, Smith’s group are easy pickings — and Brenkley knows it.

“Australia competence have overtaken India on a approach to a Mace on a final hook of a final path though there lurks a suspicion, maybe innate of resentment, that they are not indeed most patrolman — larger than a sum of their parts,” Brenkley wrote.

“Lucky country, Australia, propitious team, too, maybe.

The perspective from a top.

The perspective from a top.Source:AAP

“The comparison that is to be finished — astray probably, destined really and tough toffee — is with their forebears.

“Australia ruled a universe from a mid-1990s to 2009. When a benefaction ICC ratings were inaugurated in 2003, they finished tip for a initial 7 years.

“Of a 72 Test matches they played in a period, they won 49 and mislaid 11.

“The group contained, as a benefaction lot are no doubt still painfully aware, some of a biggest to have played a game. Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist anyone? Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden, anyone else?

“And now we are being invited to commend Joe Burns, Adam Voges and Mitch Marsh. Usman Khawaja, Jackson Bird and Nathan Lyon.”

Even undefeated Test captain Steve Smith is questioned in a column.

“Smith continues to order opinion,” Brenkley wrote.

“His captaincy is customarily understated though prone, it seems, to naivety and confusing outbursts of ill rage (again declare a new Test when he was fined for gainsay towards a umpire). Like a batting it works, though in annoy of, not since of.

Haters gonna hate.

Haters gonna hate.Source:AAP

“Australia’s goal now is to stay during No. 1. Their subsequent assignments most after this year are opposite South Africa home and away, and Pakistan during home. The usually thing for it, of course, is to remind them who binds a Ashes.”

It comes after Aussie Test good Rodney Hogg claimed England is a best Test team.

He pronounced England’s considerable group leaders mount out as a best players in a universe right now.

“England has Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn and Ben Stokes, that is a severely accessible attack, and Moeen Ali to play spin. we consider they are only on tip right now,” he said.

Former Test batsman Dean Jones, however, pronounced Australia entirely deserved a No. 1 ranking.

“They will merit tip billing among a world’s Test nations,” Jones told Fairfax.

“Many people decider a Australian group hard. All they can do is to win and win well, that they have done. Yes their opponents haven’t been good over a past 6 months, though this Australian group has played a peculiarity code of cricket.”

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Short and Sweet: highway to success

Perth Lynx take no prisoners in a WNBL.

IT was impact asperse for one, a call of success for another and hopefully a highway to Rio for another.

Some of Australia’s heading athletes and teams have been creation a symbol on a waves, on a road, a basketball justice and in a Olympic sporting locus over a weekend.

In this week’s Short and Sweet we take a demeanour during some of a highlights, from Tiffany Cromwell’s fighting third in a vital European competition to Sally Fitzgibbons’s feat over Steph Gilmore in home waters.

Australian Tiffany Cromwell being interviewed during a universe championships.

Australian Tiffany Cromwell being interviewed during a universe championships.Source:Supplied


Omloop Het Nieuwsblad wins a esteem for a many scarcely named eventuality and while it was where British star Lizzie Armitstead won a European women’s highway cycling opener there were some good performances by Aussies.

The universe champion claimed feat in a obvious Belgian Classic as Chantal Blaak only pipped Aussie Tiffany Cromwell in a scurry for a teenager placings.

Cromwell is chasing preference in her initial Olympic group in Rio with a 27-year-old winning a Omloop Het behind in 2003.

Fellow Australian Chloe Hoskins also burst a tip 10 in a tough 123km Belgium competition with her seventh place finish.


Back in Australia Perth Lynx have roughly finished one of a many conspicuous comebacks in Australian competition this year.

The side, now using within a Perth Wildcat organisation, are into a grand final of a Women’s National Basketball League.

Lynx trounced Townsville Fire 91-72 on Saturday to book their symbol in a deteriorate decide.

Perth Lynxs Betnijah Laney in a compare opposite Fire. Pic: Zak Simmonds

Perth Lynx’s Betnijah Laney in a compare opposite Fire. Pic: Zak SimmondsSource:News Corp Australia

The win has warranted Perth a right to horde a opening and final diversion of a three-match grand-final of a grand final if required.

Fire will now horde a rough final opposite South East Queensland Stars during Townsville RSL Stadium on Sunday.

The leader of this 4pm diversion will accommodate Perth for a title.


In Kuala Lumpur a Australian women’s list tennis group started their universe championship debate in excellent style.

The Aussies won both of their initial encounters of a contest but dropping a singular game.

In their initial tour a Australian women, who enclosed Olympic hopefuls Vivian Dederko and Melissa Tapper, kick Congo Brazzaville 3-1 before posting a identical scoreline opposite Nepal.

The Australian men’s group mislaid 3-0 to Spain in their opener.

Melissa Tapper in action.

Melissa Tapper in action.Source:Supplied


There was good news for taekwondo with Australia earning 4 spots in a competition during a Rio Olympics.

2012 Olympians Carmen Marton, a 2013 universe champion chasing preference during her third Olympics, and Safwan Khalil, Carmen’s sister Caroline and Hayder Shkara are approaching to be nominated to a Australian Olympic Committee for preference consideration.

2013 World Champion Carmen Marton degraded New Zealand’s Rhiannon O’Neill and is now in a position to swell to her third Olympic Games in a -67kg division.

The appetite here for women’s surfing was only incredible


Back in home waters Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore constructed what many trust could be a preview of a conflict for a universe climax when they met during Surfest in their initial contest of a year.

Stephanie Gilmore during Surfest. Pic Brett Costello

Stephanie Gilmore during Surfest. Pic Brett CostelloSource:News Corp Australia

While Fitzgibbons edged Gilmore, both pronounced a biggest advantage from a eventuality was gaining certainty forward of a World Surf joining opener in March.

Fitzgibbons has nonetheless to win a universe climax in surfing notwithstanding entrance tighten on mixed occasions.

Gilmore in contrariety has won 6 and needs only one some-more to compare a good Layne Beachley’s record of seven.

“The appetite here for women’s surfing was only incredible,’’ Fitzgibbons pronounced after her win.

“I’m still buzzing.’’

An ecstatic Sally Fitzgibbons after winning her initial eventuality of a year.

An ecstatic Sally Fitzgibbons after winning her initial eventuality of a year.Source:News Corp Australia


The news wasn’t utterly a good from opposite a Tasman with a Southern Stars beaten in their opening T20 strife with a White Ferns by 4 wickets.

In a initial of 3 Twenty20 clashes in Wellington Australia done only 7-113 with New Zealand off-spinner Leigh Kasperek starring with her overwhelming transport of 4-7.

New Zealand mislaid 6 wickets before chasing down a aim with 9 balls remaining.

Australian Beth Mooney takes a locate to boot Suzie Bates during compare one of a trans-Tasman Twenty20 Series.

Australian Beth Mooney takes a locate to boot Suzie Bates during compare one of a trans-Tasman Twenty20 Series.Source:Getty Images

Australian skipper Meg Lanning, who strike dual centuries as she guided a tourists to a 2-1 win in a Rose Bowl one-day array final week, topscored for a Southern Stars with 30 from 28 balls.


Back to cycling and Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell ‘s universe hour record has been lowered.

Over a weekend American Evelyn Stevens set a new symbol of 47.98km. times during a 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs

O’Donnell set her symbol of 46.882km final month. times during a 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs

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