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After fighting out the finish of a recent race on Ballarat Cup day, Dollar For Dollar and Galaxy Raider are set to clash again at Flemington. China Cheap Jerseys .Dollar For Dollar resumed over 1600m in the benchmark 70 on November 19 and just held off the challenge from favourite Galaxy Raider to win by a nose.Trainer Greg Eurell, who prepares Galaxy Raider, believes the track pattern that day didnt favour his runner and is hopeful he can turn the tables with a swing in the weights in Saturdays Cafe Adamo Handicap (1600m).There was a three kilo difference last time and theres only one kilo between them this time, Eurell said.He is in great shape and I thought his run at Ballarat was a super run considering the way the track was running that day. It didnt help back markers and he still ran into it terrific.Hopefully he gets his opportunity at Flemington. He has led into this race really well and I think hes going to be extremely competitive again.Galaxy Raider, who is having the fourth start of his campaign, has firmed from $2.60 to $2.10 with TAB fixed odds ahead of Dollar For Dollar at $3.60 in the field of eight.Dollar For Dollars trainer Tony McEvoy was impressed by the lightly raced four-year-olds fighting win at Ballarat at just his third start and first since April.It was a tremendous effort, first-up at a mile, McEvoy said.He was an inexperienced horse taking on horses who were third-up at the mile but he showed great courage for us and that run has brought him on.Eurell is keen to assess Galaxy Raider again over 1600m on Saturday with a view to stepping him up to 2000m.Its certainly in the back of my mind that it would worth trying to step him up over a bit more ground and exploring that avenue before he has a bit of a let-up, Eurell said.If he shows us enough over 2000 metres it gives us a bit more insight and we can freshen him up and plan for something through the autumn. NFL Jerseys Cheap . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula. Cheap Wholesale Jerseys . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double — champions in racing and basketball. Hes sure in the right place. The 19-horse field for Saturdays Kentucky Derby is balanced, with no definitive favourite. Orb is the pre-race choice, just barely. Nearly overshadowed is his trainer, Shug McGaughey, who really, really wants this race. Doug ONeill trying to win back-to-back. And then theres the threat of rain, which has done in some of the best-laid plans on race day. It sure looks like a topsy-turvy Derby. "I dont think weve got Secretariat in this bunch, even Seattle Slew," four-time Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas said, "so I think its going to boil down to the trip and the pace and a lot of other things." Todd Pletcher will saddle a record-tying five horses — undefeated and early second choice Verrazano, Revolutionary, Overanalyze, Palace Malice and Charming Kitten. "We laid out a plan to get here with them, and its all come down pretty much like we hoped," said Pletcher, who has one Derby win with 31 previous starters. Verrazano is 4-0 in his young career, not having run as a 2-year-old. Hell be trying to disprove an old Derby jinx: no horse since Apollo in 1882 has won without racing as a juvenile. Relative unknown Kevin Krigger will be aboard Goldencents, trying to become the first black jockey to win since Jimmy Winkfield in 1902. "Im going to ride us the race that should get us to the Kentucky Derby winners circle," Krigger said. The colt is partly owned by Pitino, whose Cardinals won the NCAA championship last month. The coach recently got elected to basketballs Hall of Fame, so a Derby win would complete the ultimate trifecta. Rosie Napravnik wants to grab history for herself, too. No female jockey has ever won the Derby, although she came closest, with a ninth-place finish in 2011. Napravnik will ride 15-1 long shot Mylute. "He feels great, hes acting great and Im very confident heading into the Derby," she said. Orb was the narrow 7-2 early favourite for the 139th Derby. He comes in on a four-race winning streak for McGaughey, the 62-year-old trainer whose Hall of Fame resume lacks a Derby victory. Hes making his second appearance since 1989, when he finished second with Easy Goer. "I hope the track is fast and safe for everybody and nobody has any excuses, and let the best horse win," McGaughey said.. Wholesale Jerseys Outlet. Goldencents will be trying to deliver for more than Krigger and Pitino. Hes trained by ONeill, who put unknown Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another last year and won. The trainer is following the same script this time, giving Krigger a big break while trying to become the first trainer to win back-to-back Derbies since Bob Baffert in 1997-98. "We think it is our time," ONeill said. "We think it is us." Dont look for the white-haired Baffert on Saturday. The three-time Derby winner isnt saddling a horse this year, but like everyone, he had an opinion. "Whoever has the heart will win it," he said. The forecast calls for an 80 per cent chance of rain and a high of 59 degrees. The last Derby run on a sloppy track was in 2010. "Itll make the Derby that much more wide open," said trainer Ken McPeek, who has two starters, Frac Daddy and Javas War. Javas War and Golden Soul are Canadian-bred and owned by 66-year-old Edmonton native Charles Fipke. Lukas has two horses — Oxbow and Will Take Charge — ready for his 27th Derby. The four-time winning trainer planned to sleep soundly the night before. "I dont get uptight, dont even get excited when they go in the gate," he said. At 77, Lukas would be the oldest trainer to win. Oxbows jockey, Gary Stevens, will be pulling double-duty Saturday. Hell ride in his first Derby since ending a seven-year retirement earlier this year, and then return to his job as a racing analyst on NBCs telecast. The 50-year-old rider has won the race three times. "You go out there with the highest hopes," he said. "Ive walked back too many times after the Kentucky Derby and its a disappointment if they dont run their race. If were fortunate enough to win it, I know how to celebrate." Calvin Borel is one jockey always worth watching in the Derby. He and Revolutionary will break from the No. 3 spot in the starting gate, putting Borel near his favourite path on the track — the rail. The rider nicknamed "Bo-rail" for his fence-skimming rides has three Derby wins in the last six years. "This is his home court," Lukas said. "He does better here than anywhere else." Normandy Invasion can count on his own rooting section among the expected throngs at Churchill Downs. The colt named for the Allied assault on Normandy in World War II has four D-Day veterans backing him. 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