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While many of her contemporaries have reached the elite level as three-year-olds, Faraway Towns trainer Matthew Smith believes it is only a matter of time before she joins them. Malik Hooker Jersey .Faraway Town is nominated for the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas on the Gold Coast on January 14.The Group One-placed filly is set to trial at Randwick on Tuesday as Smith determines his team for Australias richest race day.Well make a decision on whether she runs on the 31st of December, which is most likely, but Ill wait and see what happens, Smith said.Faraway Town finished sixth in the Classic as a two-year-old and was the first horse over the line with all-female owners, earning a $325,000 bonus.She ran third behind Yankee Rose and Telperion in the Group One ATC Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick on April 2 and chased home subsequent Group One winners Prized Icon and Divine Prophet when fourth in the Champagne Stakes one week later.Shes a nice filly, Smith said.Shes going to win a good race sooner or later.Shes got the ability, its just a matter of things falling into place a little bit.After an encouraging first-up third in the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes, Faraway Town went to Melbourne where she finished ninth in Listed company on Melbourne Cup Day and fourth in the Group Two Sandown Guineas on November 12.In Melbourne things just didnt go our way but that happens, Smith said.Weve just got to keep producing her fit and well and Im sure itll fall into place for her.Stable newcomer Heart Testa is also down to trial on Tuesday along with Frill Seeking as Smith fine tunes them to travel north.Ill have my three big guns trialling, Smith said.Heart Testa, formerly trained by Chris Waller, is yet to make his competitive race debut for Smith who will be aiming to return the seven-year-old to the form which gave him victory in the Group Three Southern Cross Stakes in February last year.Hell most likely go and run on the 31st of December at Eagle Farm or on the same day at Randwick, Smith said.Frill Seeking will be at Eagle Farm on New Years Eve to run in the Listed Nudgee Handicap (1200m). Anthony Castonzo Jersey . 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HELSINKI, Finland -- Finnish goalie Tuukka Rask attempted to make a glove save, but the puck whistled by him into the top corner and rippled the net.The shooter stood in the high slot and showed no reaction to the goal as he waited for another pass from a teammate during practice. The laser-like shot came off the stick of Finnish prospect Patrik Laine, who was the No. 2 overall pick by the Winnipeg Jets in last Junes NHL Entry Draft.Hes a great shooter, said Rask, who has played eight seasons with the Boston Bruins. A big body and a really, really good shooter.There will be a lot of focus on Laine as the 18-year-old forward displays his talents and his 6-foot-4, 206-pound frame for Team Finland at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, which begins Sept. 17 in Toronto.Hes a natural goal scorer, so if he gets a shot hes pretty much going to score, said Rask. Hes a great threat on the power play. Hes going to score goals. If he doesnt then hell probably get down on himself and might have some issues, but hes going to have an immediate impact for sure.Auston Matthews, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs, wont be given a major role with Team North America, at least to start the tournament, but thats not the case with Laine. He will be playing on the top line with?Aleksander Barkov?and Jussi Jokinen. Laine will also play on Finlands top power-play unit.With my strengths, you can get more out of me in one or the two top lines, he said. If youre on the third or fourth line, your job is going to be a lot harder with my strengths, so its good that the coaches are counting on me and they know what I can do. Its a huge honor, and I just want to play and have fun on the ice.Competing at the international level is nothing new for Laine (who played for Finland at the 2016 World Junior Championship and the 2016 World Championship) but facing the best in the world on this big of a stage will be a little different.Its a new level for me, he said. Its always nice to be able to play against those top guys in the world. Im excited to play and well see what happens.I just want to be me on the ice and show everybody what I can do, and maybe cant do. I just want to be brave on the ice and show my skills and help my team.Not only is Laine a remarkably talented athlete, his confidence and poise make him a dangerous force on the ice. Deyshawn Bond Jersey. Nothing seems to bother him. He enjoys the spotlight and wants it shining on him when hes playing. Coaches normally dont like to talk about players on other teams, but everyone is excited to see how Laine will transition to the pro game.Hes got a tremendous skill set, said Sweden coach Rikard Gronborg, whose team will face Laine and Finland in a World Cup exhibition game at noon ET Thursday. The guy can put the puck in the net. He can challenge a player one-on-one. Hes someone we need to be aware of. He can challenge, and he has the shot for sure.Laine is already being compared to former Jets forward -- and fellow Finland native --?Teemu Selanne, who was selected in the first round (No. 10 overall) by the Jets in 1988. Laine does not shy away from those comparisons. Once the NHL season begins and he embarks on his rookie campaign, many believe he has the talent to quickly become his own type of player.A pretty big impact, Gronborg said. Everyone expects him to be a top player on [Winnipeg] and with his age, and his poise and his confidence in himself hell be pretty interesting to see. I expect him to be a top-tier player in the National Hockey League for sure.Finnish team captain -- and Minnesota Wild veteran forward --?Mikko Koivu first saw Laine play last year during the World Championships. During training camp for the World Cup, Koivu has already seen a difference in the young prospect from a physical and strength standpoint.He gained a lot of strength during the offseason and thats usually good for younger players to get better, get stronger. You can see that on the ice, Koivu said. Obviously its different in practice from what its going to be in a game but he looks pretty good so far.Laine is entering a whole new world of talented hockey players and it begins when he steps onto the ice at Hartwall Arena on Thursday night to face Sweden in a World Cup of Hockey preseason game. Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist is not starting that game for Sweden, but it doesnt matter to Laine. I dont care who is in the net, he said. I want to help my team -- and hopefully I can score in my first game. Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '
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