Willie Mullins relies on Saint Roi in Morgiana | Racing News

first_imgPaul Nolan’s exciting recruit Latest Exhibition is among seven runners for the Liam And Valerie Florida Pearl Novice Chase.Runner-up in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham, the seven-year-old made a winning debut over fences over this course and distance last month.Among his rivals are Tom Mullins’ mare Court Maid, winner of both her starts over fences, and Pencilfulloflead and Run Wild Free from the Elliott stable.- Advertisement – Mullins withdrew his other entry, last year’s winner Saldier, at the 48-hour final declaration stage – leaving a field of five on Sunday.Abacadabras, runner-up in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, represents Gordon Elliott – while Jessica Harrington runs three-time Grade One scorer Supasundae.Coeur Sublime and Jason The Militant complete the quintet.- Advertisement – Willie Mullins relies on Saint Roi to give him a 10th consecutive win in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.Saint Roi burst on the scene with victory in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and followed up with a successful seasonal debut at Tipperary last month.- Advertisement – Elliott’s Fury Road, who was a nose behínd Latest Exhibition in the Albert Bartlett, reappears in the Unibet 1000th Race Celebration Hurdle.A five-strong line-up includes Henry de Bromhead’s Baptism Of Fire and Ted Walsh’s Dewcup.Magic Of Light, a late withdrawal over fences at Clonmel on Thursday, is one of five runners for the Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle.Jessica Harrington’s 2019 Grand National runner-up faces Buildmeupbuttercup and Elimay from the Mullins camp. – Advertisement –last_img read more

France’s GTT bags tank design order for Minerva Gas

first_imgImage courtesy of GTT/Roland MouronFrench LNG containment systems specialist GTT has received an order from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of a new 174,000-cubic meter LNG carrier.GTT said on Wednesday that Samsung Heavy ordered the tank on behalf of ship-owner Minerva Gas.The company added that GTT’s membrane containment system Mark III Flex+ was selected for the design of the tanks.The delivery of the ship was planned during the third quarter of 2021. Financial or any other details regarding the deal were left undisclosed.This is SHI’s second tank design order in quick succession. Namely, SHI ordered a tank design for an LNG carrier last week on behalf of a European shipowner.last_img read more

Pochettino plans to stay at Saints

first_img “It is clear that this club needs tranquillity after all the upheaval that happened at the beginning of January. “There are two months left in the league competitions, a lot of changes this club is going through at this moment and it is clear right now we need good words to move forwards in a calm and relaxed manner at this football club.” Krueger will oversee his first match as chairman on Saturday, when Southampton host Norwich in the Barclays Premier League. Jack Cork will miss the game and the next few weeks after sustaining an ankle injury in last weekend’s win at Crystal Palace, while his replacement Victor Wanyama is a doubt. Back-up goalkeeper Kelvin Davis is the only other injury concern. Norwich have no fresh injury concerns. On-loan winger Jonas Gutierrez (calf) and centre-back Michael Turner (hamstring) returned to first-team training this week and winger Elliott Bennett (knee) will join the group next week as the trio near on-field returns, but the St Mary’s trip comes too soon. Holland midfielder Leroy Fer (hamstring) is in light running, but is weeks away from a return. Robert Snodgrass has issued a rallying cry for Norwich to be masters of their own destiny, rather than their downfall. The Canaries enter Saturday’s match needing four wins in their remaining nine games to reach the 40-point mark many managers target for Premier League safety. Scotland midfielder Snodgrass believes Norwich would be better off than four points clear of the relegation zone had they taken their chances in matches such as last week’s with Stoke – who held on to draw despite being reduced to 10 men – and called for his team-mates to determine their own fate. “We’ve not been able to capitalise on the opportunities we’ve had,” Snodgrass said. “The last two months we’ve had opportunities to stay unbeaten, but we’ve just shot ourselves in the foot and caused our own problems. “That’s why the lads are pulling their hair out, thinking ‘what’s the next step?’ “We were defending well against West Ham for 86 minutes, conceded two goals within five. “We were in front against Cardiff. We conceded two goals within two minutes. I can go on. “We’ve made those mistakes, but there’s no better way to make a name for yourself by scoring the winner at St Mary’s or keeping a cleansheet. “I think that’s what it takes. We need leaders, we need me, we need heroes. “We do need people to stand up and those match-winners, myself included. Against Spurs it went for myself. We need more people to want to be the match-winner and the heroes.” Saints have enjoyed a successful season on the pitch under the Argentinian manager, but things off it have been tumultuous since the turn of the year. The shock departure of executive chairman Nicola Cortese in January led to widespread talk of a meltdown at St Mary’s, with many wondering whether Pochettino would follow him out of the club. However, eight weeks on, the 42-year-old remains at the St Mary’s helm and reports this week even suggested he was in advanced talks over a new deal. Pochettino was coy when quizzed about his future on Friday morning, but was keen to point out his existing contract runs to the end of the 2014-15 season. “I do have one more year on my contract, don’t I?” he said. “That also doesn’t guarantee anything in football either.” Pochettino’s future is likely to depend on how his relationship with Krueger develops. Fresh from helping Canada to ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics, the Canada-born German was named chairman of the holding company, St Mary’s Football Group Limited, on Tuesday. Krueger has been handed responsibility by owner Katharina Liebherr to lead the club forwards and he spoke glowingly about Pochettino and his staff upon his appointment. “Of course it is always nice to hear someone has spoken nicely about someone and I thank him for that,” the Saints boss said. Mauricio Pochettino expects to be at Southampton next season and is looking forward to working with newly-appointed chairman Ralph Krueger. Press Associationlast_img read more