The second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORY
He scored both goals in Nigeria’s group stage 3-2 defeat to Argentina in Porto Alegre, Brazil, four years ago and is relishing the chance to do it again.But this time he hopes it will knock out the South Americans.“I think scoring against Argentina isn’t that difficult for me,” he smiled after his man-of-the-match performance in Volgograd. “We know the importance of the game. It’s do or die.”The African side will secure a spot in the knockout stage alongside Croatia if they beat Argentina.A draw would be enough to eliminate the Argentines but would leave Nigeria’s fate resting on the outcome of Iceland’s game against Croatia which kicks off at the same time.Musa also scored twice for Leicester in a 4-2 pre-season friendly defeat against Messi-inspired Barcelona two years ago and said he always scores when up against the Argentine superstar.“I can remember four years ago when Messi played in Brazil I scored two goals,” he recalled.“And when I transferred to Leicester I played against Barcelona and he’s on the pitch and I scored another two goals.“So I think next game anything can happen — possibly I’m going to score another two goals,” he laughed.– Fighting spirit –Nigeria coach Gerhot Rohr was full of praise for his side, who are the youngest at this World Cup, especially the way they came out firing in the second half after Iceland put them under the pump in the first 45 minutes.“What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit. I thought before this World Cup we were here to learn,” said the German.“I think this team will be ready in 2022 and this World Cup is coming early, but we have a good chance to win against Argentina.”Musa, who came into the starting line-up in place of Alex Iwobi, announced himself in magnificent style with two of the goals of the tournament.Musa’s sweetly struck half-volley fired Nigeria into the lead just after half-time before he added a second with 15 minutes to go to make the game safe.Iceland got a lifeline in the 82nd minute with a VAR-awarded penalty but dead-ball specialist Gylfi Sigurdsson blazed over the bar.With Croatia heading the group on six points Nigeria knew a second defeat would mean elimination but now qualification is in their own hands.Iceland started brightest but Nigeria, with captain John Obi Mikel sitting deeper in midfield than the defeat against Croatia, slowly worked their way into the game as Victor Moses posed a constant threat on the right flank.Rohr brought on wing-back Tyronne Ebuehi for Bryan Idowu at the start of the second half and Nigeria came out full of running.The tireless Moses was released down the right and his cross was met by Musa who teed up the ball deftly with the outside of his right foot before unleashing an unstoppable half-volley into the roof of the net.Musa made the game safe with a breathless second, controlling a long ball without breaking stride, beating Kari Arnason then rounding Halldorsson before powering his shot past two covering defenders on the line.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ahmed Musa is the first Nigerian to score at two World CupsVOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 – Deadly Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D showdown.The Leicester City striker, currently on loan at CSKA Moscow, became the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups as the Super Eagles secured a crucial win over Iceland, who missed a penalty.
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