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ASTRA STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, PANTSONFIRE, WINNER:  “We had a good pace to run at.  She rated kind and she was travelling well the whole way.  I thought Mike Smith’s filly (K P Pergoliscious) would be tough, but my filly gave me a good kick turning for home.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, PANTSONFIRE, WINNER: “The race kinda set up for her and she’d been training really well.  And, getting Flavien sure helps.“Nothing, I just gave her a little time, she popped a splint so I gave her like 2 months and she kind of needed a break, we were running her a lot, she’s dancing every dance, she loves Santa Anita, she got a good ride from Flavian, a lot of speed in the race and she got the job done.”OWNER QUOTESJEREMY PESKOFF, PANTSONFIRE, WINNER: “The horses never had any pace to run at the last seven races so I’ve indicated that she got some pace today and she showed what she could do.“I thought for the mile and a half the horse will run all day, and I thought to a mile and a half, would fit her to a tee, I’m not sure she’s good enough to run the Grade II and Grade I against the mile and mile 1/8 horses here, you know but at a mile and a half I think she is a legitimate horse, I’m just glad for her cause she’s had some tough luck.“We’ll just see what bares later I’m just happy to win here.”NOTES: Next Wave Racing, Pat Maciariello, Jeremy Peskoff and Mark SilversteinPantsonfire and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes, Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez talks

first_img“Clearly everyone knows that we are there and especially when the Arsenal manager speaks so clearly like he did, there is no point in trying to hide or deny,” Mourinho said.“But [it is] not done, not done at all. In this moment Mkhitaryan our player, Sanchez is an Arsenal player. With a match tomorrow, I want to switch off and focus on what is the most important thing.”Mkhitaryan arrived at United’s Carrington training ground as normal on Friday morning but Mourinho confirmed the Armenian will not be involved against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.Mourinho said: “[He is] not selected. But in very good condition, training really well.”Sky Sports News understands an agreement is yet to be reached between all parties in the deal, including some of the representatives attached to it.Arsenal are also discussing a move for another player, believed to be Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Mourinho, though, said his involvement in the transfer ended when he told the club he wanted to sign Sanchez.“Sometimes people think transfers involve the managers a lot in the negotiations,” he said. “I think it depends a lot on the profile of the club, the way we establish our jobs and in my case when it goes to the table of negotiations I like to be out.“I’m out. I will just be calmly waiting for news. No more than that.”Asked what is holding up the deal, Mourinho said: “I don’t know. My involvement in the situation is just to say the reasons why I would like to have the player and no more than that. I’m out.”-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the seasonMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 19- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed talks are ongoing over a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Arsenal, but says a deal is “not done” yet.Mourinho said he is awaiting news on the transfer but insisted he is “out” of the negotiations.last_img read more