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    June 16, 2019 5:33 AM PDT

    Bad luck at his last start could help the classy Rudy maintain his excellent second-up record at Eagle Farm. Allan Houston Jersey Large .Rudy will line up in Saturdays Listed Recognition (1400m) as the second topweight with 59.5kg.At his most recent start Rudy carried 61.5kg when he came from near last to run fifth, less than a length from the winner Frespanol, in an open handicap at the Sunshine Coast.The effort was all the better because Rudy was pushed deep off the track at the 600m and became unbalanced.Rudy meets many of his rivals from the Sunshine Coast on Saturday but two kilogtrams better off at the weights.The Sunshine Coast race was transferred from Doomben after being washed out and was used by most of the runners as their summer launching pad.Trainer Helen Page said in a strange twist the interference at his last start had worked to Rudys advantage.The way the weights have panned out, not running a place last time might have helped us. Of course having a Group performer like Hopfgarten in the field has also helped with out with the weight, Page said.Rudys effort to finish so close was very good and the Sunshine Coast is a tough track for horses with big weights.She said Rudy had done well since his first-up run and did go well second-up.Rudy is headed towards the Group Two Villiers Hcp (1600m) at Randwick on December 17 and the Bernborough Stakes at Eagle Farm on December 31.He has won a Villiers and raced well on several other occasions at the Randwick 1600 metres. At this stage we are on course for those two races, Page said.There is a $100,000 bonus if you can win those two races so it is worthwhile.Damian Browne rode Rudy at his last start but he will be in New Zealand for a wedding on Saturday.It has caused a reshuffle of jockeys for the race with Jim Byrne, who was on Frespanol at his last start win, to ride Rudy.Robbie Fradd will take over on Frespanol while another regular Browne ride, Hopfgarten, will be ridden by Larry Cassidy.Jim has been riding very well and he should suit Rudy, Page said. Custom Phil Jackson Jersey . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. Custom Tracy McGrady Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . CINCINNATI -- Julio Urias did most things a team can expect from a pitcher -- bunt, field, control the running game and pitch very well.The 20-year-old left-hander won his third straight decision, Chase Utley homered on the fourth pitch of the game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 Sunday to stop a three-game losing streak.He has a very good feel and mound presence, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. He had the pickoff. He was good with runners on base. Just an all-around plus day for Julio.Los Angeles moved into the NL West lead, a half-game ahead of San Francisco after the Giants 2-0 home loss to the New York Mets on Sunday night.Utley connected against Anthony DeSclafani (7-2) for his third home run of the trip and 11th this season, then had an RBI single in the third and scored on Cory Seagers hit for a 3-0 lead. Utley homered twice Tuesday at Philadelphia, his former team.For a starter, thats what you need, Urias said through a translator. You cant win games by yourself.Urias (4-2), who made his big league debut in late May, allowed six hits, struck out six and walked none, throwing 62 of 97 pitches for strikes. He didnt allow a runner past first base until the sixth inning despite giving up two hits in an inning three times. Urias picked off Jose Peraza at first and got Ivan De Jesus Jr. to ground into a double play.He was better than I expected, Reds manager Bryan Price said. He got the breaking ball over early. I stacked the lineup with right-handers and he was able to get it in on them. We didnt square a lot of balls today.Urias credited pitching coach Rick Honeycutt with helping him make an early adjustment.During the first inning, the changeup was outside, he said. When I came out, I talked with the pitching coach, and he was able to help me fix everything.Urias beat Philadelphia in his previous start on Aug. 8, then defeated Pittsburgh in relief five days later.Joe Blanton, Pedroo Baez and Kenley Jansen each followed with an inning of one-hit relief, and the Dodgers tied the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia for the big league lead in shutouts with 11. Custom Carmelo Anthony Jersey. Eugenio Suarez had three hits for the Reds, who had won their five previous games in their best spurt this season. Cincinnati was last in the NL Central for 98 consecutive days before climbing into fourth place on Saturday.DeSclafani gave up four runs and eight hits in seven innings.It was a grind, he said. I tried to compete and keep the bullpen out of it. I tried attacking. Id like to have that pitch back in the first inning. In the third, I got behind guys. I just didnt make good pitches when I had to. I have to get better at that. 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