DID THE BASICS Spence said he simply did the basics … broke him sharply, rated him on the lead and his class did the rest. “I won with him on his debut over 1100 metres in February and he ran an amazing time of 1:05.3,” recalls Spence. “From then, I knew he had a touch of class, and this manifested itself today … He’s better than these horses and with further scope for improvement, I expect him to go far in racing,” added Spence, who is popularly called ‘Dolly Baby’. With the top three riders vying for the championship having a lean day, Robert Halledeen seized the opportunity to inch ahead in the title race after the Wayne DaCosta-trained MISS JUANITA (9-2) was awarded the eighth race for overnight horses on the disqualification of 9-1 chance BOLD AVIATOR, who won in a blanket finish with Aaron Chatrie aboard. Halledeen now leads with 51 wins, one ahead of Ellis and two ahead of Omar Walker, both of whom failed to ride a winner. Apprentice Renardo McNaughton stole the spotlight with two winners – MARKOFAPRINCE (9-5) and the 30-1 outsider, COOL U BOOTS, in the closing race. The progressive 3-y-o colt BUZZ NIGHTMARE completed a hat-trick of wins at Caymanas Park yesterday, making virtually all to win the third running of the O & S Tack Room Trophy restricted stakes over 1300 metres in fine style. Installed a 4-5 favourite with veteran jockey Ian Spence riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny, BUZZ NIGHTMARE broke smartly from the number-nine post position, but was soon joined on the inside by 2-1 second favourite, ROAD WI SEH, in the 10-horse field. But with Spence having a lot in hand, BUZZ was merely toying with ROAD WI SEH and opened up, leaving the half mile to turn for home two lengths clear of the ever-present ROYAL ASSAULT under title-chasing jockey Shane Ellis. Thereafter, BUZZ NIGHTMARE only had to be kept up to his work under the left hand stick from his 49-year-old jockey, beating ROYAL ASSAULT and the late-closing WINGS OF HOPE (24-1). Owned by 2 Penyu and bred by HAM Stables Limited, BUZZ NIGHTMARE was notching his fourth win from only five career starts and achieved the victory in yet another fast time – 1:19.2 behind splits of 23.1, 46.3 and 1:11.4 for the first 1200 metres.
HISOR—Sensational at home in the AFC Cup, it looks like Ceres Negros will need to top all of those performances to survive this latest challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Stags battle Bombers minus star The Busmen absorbed a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Tajikistan champion Istiklol in the first leg of their inter-zone semifinal tie on Tuesday, leaving them with a mountain to climb at Panaad Stadium in three weeks time.On a chilly night in the outskirts of the capital Dushanbe, Ceres, the Asean zonal champion, struggled to cope against a relentless Istiklol side that made the most of its physical advantage by hassling and harrying the visitors at Hisor Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I thought we could have done better, but we will give them a good fight at home,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock. “We’re not giving up just yet.”Panaad has been a fortress for visiting teams with Ceres coming away with big wins in the group stage including a 6-2 win over Hanoi and a 5-0 demolition of Tampines. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite What’s in store for your animal sign this year Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Istiklol got a goal each from Akhtam Nazarov and Romish Dhzalilov in the first half, before a second half brace from Manuchehr Dhzalilov ensured the Tajiks go into the second leg on Sept. 12 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City with a comfortable advantage.A 5-0 win at home will allow the Busmen to advance, but a 4-0 scoreline will send the tie to extra time. But with the way the Tajik champions dominated the first leg, it seems the Busmen would need a miracle for that to happen.It was a tough reality check for the Busmen as they paid dearly for another sub-par away performance.Nazarov opened the scoring by converting a penalty in the 25th minute after Kota Kawase brought down Dimitri Barkov inside the area. Romish Dhzalilov doubled the lead at the stroke of halftime with a clinical strike that left Roland Muller with no chance.The Busmen hardly threatened in the first half as Istiklol controlled proceedings, pressing high and winning the ball early.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles