Press Association It read: “One declaration from Ballydoyle for Sunday’s 1000 Guineas @NewmarketRaces Qualify (Joseph O’Brien).” O’Brien also failed to declare Together Forever, the winner of the Fillies’ Mile. Jim Bolger’s Lucida now appears likely to go off favourite, despite finishing only fifth in the Fillies’ Mile. She had earlier beaten the Barry Hills-trained Fadhayyil, who has been well supported herself in recent days. Coolmore are still well represented with two runners from the David Wachman stable – Legatissimo, who was an impressive winner at Gowran just a week ago, and Queen Nefertiti. The first and second from the Fred Darling, Redstart and Jellicle Ball, take each other on again, while Mick Channon’s Malabar brings top-class juvenile form to the table. Tiggy Wiggy, the star juvenile last season, has questions to answer after being beaten on her return at Newbury, while Irish Rookie, Local Time, Osaila and Terror complete the field. Aidan O’Brien had informed the public she had suffered a setback in the lead-up to the race but he was still hoping she would make the line-up. However, a tweet from Coolmore on Friday morning confirmed the bad news for those who had been backing the Prix Marcel Boussac winner through the winter. Ante-post favourite Found is the most notable absentee from a field of 13 declared for Sunday’s Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Associated Press February 26, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMorehead State (13-16, 7-9) vs. Austin Peay (19-10, 13-3)Winfield Dunn Center, Clarksville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: OVC foes meet as Morehead State matches up against Austin Peay. Both teams last played this past Saturday. Morehead State beat Tennessee State by three points at home, while Austin Peay fell to Eastern Illinois on the road in overtime, 83-80. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com YOUTH MOVEMENT: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their freshmen this year. Terry Taylor, Jordyn Adams and Carlos Paez have collectively accounted for 60 percent of Austin Peay’s scoring this season. For Morehead State, Jordan Walker, Tyzhaun Claude and Ta’lon Cooper have combined to score 39 percent of the team’s points this season.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Walker has connected on 25.4 percent of the 169 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 10 over the last three games. He’s also made 76.9 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Austin Peay is 0-5 this year when it scores 65 points or fewer and 19-5 when it scores at least 66.PERFECT WHEN: The Governors are 10-0 when at least four of their players score 10 or more points and 9-10 when any fewer than that achieve double-figures. The Eagles are 5-0 when the team blocks at least eight shots and 8-16 when they fall short of that total.DID YOU KNOW: Austin Peay is rated second among OVC teams with an average of 77.7 points per game. The Governors have averaged 83.7 points per game over their last three games.___ Morehead St., Austin Peay meet in conference play
Sophomore Estella Jaeger also competed in a three-set match in the first round, taking down freshman Elise Frigout of the University of Pacific 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The Trojans are slated to play Thursday at the ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu, Calif. “We had great results from everyone representing USC at the tournament, and it’s exciting to begin the year by taking home a title in our first event,” Swain said. The USC women’s tennis team competed in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic this weekend to open their 2019 season, in addition to the Battle in the Bay tournament in San Francisco. The Trojans left Milwaukee with a singles title win from senior captain Angela Kulikov. The Trojans look to continue their success after a 20-8 2018 season that ended in a Round of 16 loss to South Carolina. After graduating only one senior, the program will continue to build and strengthen its roster with a blend of youth and experience. Kulikov’s teammates also enjoyed a successful weekend in Milwaukee. Sophomore Danielle Wilson reached the semifinals of the MTC, defeating three top 16 seeds before her 6-2, 6-2 loss to Achong. The program also features the promotion of Rachel Manasse to assistant coach, who served as a volunteer coach on the staff this past season. With the No. 7-ranked recruiting class in the nation according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, the new class comprised of players including Carson Branstine, Eryn Cateyano and four-star Payton Saca figures to be a strength for the Trojans in 2019 and beyond. “Angela came into the tournament prepared to compete and executed her game plan throughout the event,” Swain told USC Athletics. “It was tough to transition from indoors to outdoors throughout the weekend, but Angela handled it well and competed at an exceptionally high level.” Kulikov was seeded No. 13 in the singles draw for tournament, and her path to the championship was not easy. She defeated both the No. 3 and No. 7 seeds on the road to the final against No. 5-seeded sophomore Daevenia Achong of the University of Miami. “I’m very excited to be back this season as an assistant coach,” Manasse told USC Athletics. “It’s such an amazing opportunity. This team has so much potential, and I can’t wait to be a part of their continued success.” Milwaukee wasn’t the only destination for the women’s team this week, as several Trojans participated in the Battle of the Bay Classic in San Francisco. Senior Sydney Van Alphen defeated top-seeded sophomore Solymar Colling of the University of San Diego in three sets 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. Both Van Alphen and Jaeger advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinal, while freshman Payton Saca gained her first collegiate experience by winning an extra match 6-2, 6-3 against freshman Alicia Yue from the University of San Francisco. Jaeger and Van Alphen were also paired in the doubles bracket and lost 8-2 to Arizona graduate student Abby Amos and junior Talya Zandberg. Kulikov’s title earned her a wild card spot in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Newport Beach this November. Wilson and Kulikov teamed up in the doubles bracket and reached the semifinals along with the duo of senior Constance Branstine and junior Ana Neffa, but both pairs fell short of the championship match. Kulikov narrowly defeated Achong 7-6, (5) in a close first set tiebreak. She went on to take the second set 6-4, securing the MTC title. Head coach Alison Swain believed Kulikov was well prepared heading into her matches and that she maintained an elite degree of focus. Editor’s note: This article published Wednesday misidentified a photo of Rianna Valdes as Angela Kulikov. The article has been updated online. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.