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BAFFERT’S MCKALE RUNS LIGHTS OUT FROM RAIL AND TAKES $59,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH

first_imgBAFFERT’S MCKALE RUNS LIGHTS OUT FROM RAIL AND TAKES $59,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH, GETTING 6 ½ FURLONGS WITH VAN DYKE IN 1:15.65 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2020)–Idle since Sept. 6, Bob Baffert’s McKale blasted off from his rail post position and was completely dominant in winning Friday’s $59,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length.  Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, McKale got 6 ½ furlongs in a rapid 1:15.65.Although he broke a bit sluggishly, McKale was quickly into stride and made the lead easily out of the chute, maintaining a two-length advantage to the quarter pole over Seven Scents and then kept late running Manhattan Up at bay late.“He ran fast, but he’d been working really well,” said Baffert, who indicated McKale would have several options as to when and where he would make his next start.  “We gave him some time (off) and he came back good. He needed a little freshening.”A well beaten fourth in a six furlong allowance at Los Alamitos Sept. 6, McKale, a 5-year-old Maryland-bred gelding by Congrats, was off as the 3-2 favorite in a field of six older horses and paid $5.00, $3.60 and $2.40.Owned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman, McKale, who is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Lofty Lizzy, collected his third win from 10 starts and with the winner’s share of $35,400, increased his earnings to $132,900.Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Manhattan Up saved ground while next to last at the rail a quarter mile out and finished well as clearly second best. Off at 5-1, Manhattan Up finished 1 ¼ lengths clear of Royal Trump and paid $5.40 and $3.00.Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Royal Trump, who finished 4 ¼ lengths in front of longshot Pepe Tono, was off at 2-1 and paid $2.20 to show.Fractions, all set by the winner, were 21.97, 44.94 and 1:09.27.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Qantas expands codeshare with China Eastern

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/27324/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L Qantas and China Eastern announced yesterday the expansion of their codeshare relationship which will now include services between Australia and China via Singapore.The carrier, which has existing codeshares on China Eastern’s domestic flights, will codeshare on three daily China Eastern services between Singapore and Shanghai from July 1.The agreement also allows China Eastern to codeshare on Qantas services between Singapore and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.Qantas Group Executive Rob Gurney said the expanded codeshare agreement showed Qantas’s commitment to the Chinese market.“China is an important market for Qantas and for Australia in general, and Qantas is playing its part in developing the already strong business and tourism ties between the two countries” he said.“This continued strengthening of the relationship between the two carriers is good news for Australia- China trade, investment and tourism. He added that the new services complemented Qantas’s daily direct flights between Sydney and Shanghai and its existing codeshare with China Eastern on its domestic network.last_img read more