No stopping Poppy’s Pride

first_imgPOPPY’S PRIDE, to be ridden by Jevanne Erwin for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny, should give Super-6 players a perfect start in tomorrow’s opening race over 800 metres straight for maiden two-year-olds at Caymanas Park.The maiden special event has attracted only six youngsters, but POPPY’S PRIDE has looked more advanced than any of his five opponents, galloping three furlongs in 36.2 at exercise on Wednesday morning. The son of Adore The Gold – Bunns Of Steel can be used as a banker following that promising third to BUBBLING KITTEN on his May 23 debut over 600 metres straight. He should lead home the fairly advanced debutante KIMMY’S TRAIN from the stables of in-form trainer Harry Parsard.ROUGH PATRICK, a lightly-raced four-year-old colt who was a beaten favourite behind BLACK BOY over 1400 metres on July 8, will be a lot better for that pipeopener (fourth) and should recoup losses in the second race over a mile.Trained by Colin Ferguson, the bay colt by Legal Process out of Sincerity was returning from a seven-month absence on July 8, and although beaten into fourth place, was only caught and regulated in the last furlong. He has worked fairly well and with connections calling up in-form jockey Paul Francis, ROUGH PATRICK should win from GEORGIAMYLOVE (trip now ideal) and NO MONEY FRIEND in a field of nine.looked well at exerciseANOTHER BULLET, who has looked well at exercise, should make a winning debut for title-chasing jockey Shane Ellis in the third race for maiden three-year-olds again over a mile. Trained by Everal Francis, the bay colt by Nasheet – Wisely Noted looked sharp in a recent exercise spin over seven furlongs, stopping the clock at 1:30.0 to beat stable-companion SHEBIZ, although he can expect worthwhile opposition from the trio of DIAMOND, FIERY PATH and SHIP LODE, ANOTHER BULLET, by virtue of his preparation, should get off the mark immediately in a field of 10.The fourth race over 1500 metres on the Grooms’ Association Day programme looks tailored for ALL FOR THE GLORY, who has been knocking at the door lately..Trained by Andrew McDonald, the four-year-old son of Seeking The Glory has finished second in his last two races, going under in a driving to SEAL THE DEAL over 1400 metres in his previous race on July 8. He now has a glorious chance to release the maiden certificate especially with in-form claiming apprentice Sadiki Blake aboard.ORIGINAL TRAIN (Francis up), who was fourth to SEEKING MY DREAM in the Cal’s Jamaica Derby on June 13, looks the one to beat in the fifth race over 1820 metres, while it should be the down-in-class UNBREAKABLE in the sixth for $180,000 claimers over 1400 metres, following his good third on a $350,000 tag to FORCE DE JOUR over 1200 metres on June 28.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) POPPY’S PRIDE(2) ROUGH PATRICK/ GEORGIAMYLOVE(3) ANOTHER BULLET/ DIAMOND(4) ALL FOR THE GLORY(5) ORIGINAL TRAIN/ HOUDINI’S MAGIC(6) UNBREAKABLE/ EL PATRONlast_img read more

MOJ Bows to Supreme Court’s Demand

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has finally bowed to a long standing Supreme Court demand to submit documentary evidence as to whether it was paying Atty. Sam Solomon, for the seven years and six months he worked as senior prosecutor at the Monrovia City Court.The ministry agreed to the demand after Justice in Chamber, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks threatened Minister Benedict F.Sannoh with contempt charges for failing to submit the documents.  He further threatened to force the government to pay Atty. Solomon his claimed benefits in the amount of US$143, 905.88 if the documents were not submitted.Justice Banks gave government two weeks to prepare the required documents.The submission apparently reduces tension between the Supreme Court and the MOJ, which is also battling Atty. Solomon over his claim of US$143,905.88 unpaid salary and other benefits, representing 88 months, which his lawyer is seeking to compel the Liberian government to settle.A source at Justice Banks’ office hinted to the Daily Observer yesterday, “It was the County Attorney for Montserrado, Cllr. Daku Mulbah, who presented the documents on behalf of Minister Sannoh.”The source did not say what amount of payment and the number of months worked were stated on the documents presented by the Ministry of Justice to the lead government lawyer.“I don’t know how much money appeared on the document as payment to Atty. Solomon. All I do know is that the document only included allowances and other benefits. It did not include salary.“Those documents bore the signature of Atty. Solomon.”  Prior to the submission, government lawyers argued that Atty. Solomon was never employed, but rather he served in the position as a volunteer, a claim Atty. Solomon has continued to deny, arguing that he was employed by the Ministry but did not receive a dime.When he was contacted by journalists at the Temple of Justice, the former senior prosecutor maintained his argument that he was employed by the Ministry of Justice, denying ever signing for any money as “allowance.”He described the ministry’s action as a “criminal attempt to subvert the payment of his just benefits.”“I have never signed for any allowance.  If they say I did, let them stand before me and say it. If the Supreme Court could consider my suggestion then let them send us to do signature verification anywhere,” the senior prosecutor challenged.“These are people who are trying to bring problems between the government which I have served so diligently, and me,” adding, “I have served in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) as a Colonel.”“I will never leave the case, and even if I die my family will still pursue it,” Atty. Solomon vowed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more