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After a big day on the track,?Hauraki firmed drastically in the Cox Plate markets. . Who were the best backed horses and who caused heartache? See all of the best & worst in the Racing Wrap.DOOMBEN:Best Backed: $3.20 into $1.95, Pepperanno captured 45% of the hold in Race 6 and landed punters a princely sum.Hard Lay: War Baby - $2.80 out to $5.00 - was wisely skirted around in Race 3.Bookie Basher: Well found at $5.00, Race 5 winner Hi Harry was a bad beat for the fixed odds team.Early Bird: See Pepperanno above.Flop: Crunched from $4.20 into $2.50 in Race 8, Man Of His Word missed the frame.CAULFIELD:Best Backed: Polar Vortex was pummelled from $5.50 into $2.60 in Race 9, but the son of Fastnet Rock left it in the bag.Hard Lay: No one wanted El Sicario in Race 2, who opened $4.20 and drifted to 7.00.Bookie Basher: Shillelagh jumped $3.40 with two thirds of the money in Race 8. Damian Oliver did the dosh justice.Early Bird: Slypheed was $7.00 into $4.20 in Race 7 and got the money for the early shoppers.Flop: Buckler - $10 into $5.50 - was instead the one they came for, but the cash went astray.RANDWICK:Best Backed: $2.50 into $1.85, Jorda held 70% of all money bet in Race 1 and got punters got off to a flyer.Hard Lay: Its Somewhat was one of the safer bets on the card, but few were keen to step into the $1.55 in Race 2.Bookie Basher: Hauraki touched $9.00 an hour before the Epsom. Smart punters pounced and the result was the biggest payout of Spring to date.Early Bird: At one stage, $10 was on offer about Takedown in Race 9. He jumped $6.50 and, once again, took care of his more fancied rivals.Flop: English was well found in the last, even though she was $3.10 out to $4.10 late. Once more, she proved costly.FUTURES MOVERS:Cox Plate: Hauraki $35 into $13.Oaks: Moqueen $151 into $15.Derby: Nemrud $35 into $15, Mongolian Falcon $101 into $41. . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. (STATS) -- Explosive performances catch everybodys attention, but consistency powers a team to a successful season.Some players mix it all together.Safeties Mike Basile of Monmouth and Lorenzo Jerome of Saint Francis and defensive ends Darius Jackson of Jacksonville State and Tanoh Kpassagnon of Villanova are posting big performances on a weekly basis. On Tuesday, the four players were nominated to the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year Watch List.The four nominees:Mike Basile, Monmouth, SS, Jr., 6-1, 200, Brick, New JerseyA first-team All-Big South selection in each of this first two seasons, Basile just keeps getting better as the playmaking anchor of the Monmouth defense. He gets to the ball in a variety of ways. … As a freshman in 2014, he was named the conferences rookie of the year. As a sophomore, he set the Monmouth single-season record with 119 tackles, which also was the high in the Big South. This season, he has 51 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two takeaways through five games. … His physical style makes him particularly strong in run support, but Basile also is a ball hawk against the pass, gaining four interceptions in 2014. On special teams, he excels at blocking kicks, as he collected three in the first four games of his junior season.Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis, FS/KR, Sr., 6-0, 195, Sunrise, FloridaAn athletically gifted playmaker who wreaks havoc on both defense and special teams, Jerome joins the watch list with the most career interceptions among active FCS players (16). … Quick with great ball skills, hes scored seven non-offensive touchdowns in his career. … Was the STATS FCS Special Teams Player of the Year on Sept. 5 after totaling 196 yards and a touchdown on four kickoff returns against Montana. Also has led Saint Francis in tackles in three of its first five games. … Was on the 2015 STATS FCS All-America second team as a junior, averaging a national-high 31.2 yards per kickoff return. ... Had over 50 tackles in each of his first three seasons, including 79 as a sophomore. … He was the Northeast Conferences rookie of the year in 2013 and is working toward a fourth season on the All-NEC first team.Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State, DE, R-Jr., 6-3, 237, Bessemer, AlabamaThe Ohio Valley Conferences 2016 preseason defensive player of the year continues to get into offensive backfields. As a sophomore, he was a dominant pass rusher on Jacksonville States 2015 FCS runner-up squad with 19 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five quarterback hurries. This season, he has taken on a lead role, and has 7. tackles for loss and five sacks through four games. Hes on the verge of becoming JSUs all-time sacks leader. … Has explosive speed coming from the edge, but also drops back to outside linebacker in a combo type of role. ... Usually draws double-teams from an offense. … Part of 2014 and 15 Gamecocks squads that went unbeaten in Ohio Valley Conference games and only lost to FBS teams in the regular season.Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova, DE, R-Sr., 6-7, 290, Ambler, PennsylvaniaCAA Football coaches selected Kpassagnon (tawn-o pass-N-yo) to their all-conference first team in 2015 even though he didnt have eye-catching statistics. Every team could see his growing dominance and focused on him, and hes fully broken out as a senior with 11 tackles for loss and five sacks in Villanovas 4-1 start. The late-developing player, whose father is from the Ivory Coast and mother from Uganda, is a combination of strength and speed. He can rack up tackles for loss and keep quarterbacks uncomfortable. He scored on a 25-yard fumble return on the first play of Villanovas win over Lafayette. … Named to the third team of the 2016 STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team, he is considered a candidate for the 2017 NFL Draft.Preseason selections to the watch list were defensive ends Pat Afriyie of Colgate, Andrew Ankrah of James Madison, Keionta Davis of Chattanooga, Anthony Ellis of Charleston Southern, P.J. Hall of Sam Houston State, Javancy Jones of Jackson State, Caleb Kidder of Montana, Greg Menard of North Dakota State, Ebenezer Ogundeko of Tennessee State, Derek Rivers of Youngstown State and Karter Schult of Northern Iowa; linebackers Kourtney Berry of Alabama State, Dylan Cole of Missouri State, Nick DeLuca of North Dakota State, Christian Kuntz of Duquesne; Darius Leonard of South Carolina State, Folarin Orimolade of Dartmouth and James Rentz of Sacred Heart; cornerbacks Casey DeAndrade of New Hampshire and Dee Delaney of The Citadel; and safeties David Jones of Richmond and Donald Payne of Stetson.A national panel of over 150 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries will vote on the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year following the regular season. Also, STATS will honor the outstanding offensive player in the FCS, a freshman player of the year, a coach of the year and the Eddie & Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 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