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A weaker than expected field for the Sandown Guineas has convinced trainer Sam Pritchard-Gordon to give stakes-placed filly Soviet Secret her shot at the $250,000 Group Two race,Pritchard-Gordon had originally planned to run Soviet Secret in Saturdays $120,000 Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) for fillies at Sandown but thin nominations coupled with a track gallop which suggested she might be looking for 1600m, prompted him to aim at the richer race. Vans Old Skool Sale .The plan had always been to go to the Twilight Glow because shes well-suited to fillies grade at set weights and penalties, Pritchard-Gordon said.But the nominations are weak in the Guineas and her work on Monday on the course proper at Mornington was good without being sharp and if I had gone to the 1400-metre race I would have been inclined to put the blinkers on.I just felt the Sandown mile, coupled with the fact that I didnt think it was a particularly strong edition of the race, probably suited her down to the ground.Pritchard-Gordon said testing Soviet Secret over 1600m for the first time would also help shape the fillys next campaign.The Sandown Guineas has nine acceptors with Carbine Club Stakes runner-up Mortons Fork favourite at $2.25 ahead of the in-form Darren Weir-trained filly Jennifer Lynn at $4.Soviet Secret is at $21 after breaking through in a maiden at Pakenham last start over 1400m.Soviet Secret was second in the Merson Cooper Stakes on debut at the corresponding Sandown meeting a year ago and was stakes-placed twice during her four-start juvenile season.Pritchard-Gordon had hoped Soviet Secret might have been up to the Thousand Guineas earlier this spring but said she didnt spell particularly well and he wasnt happy with the way her earlier in her campaign.Soviet Secret only made her return in a maiden at Cranbourne on October 7, finishing second, before her narrow win at Pakenham.Shes taken a while to come up this preparation, full stop, which is why we found ourselves only breaking our maiden three weeks ago, Pritchard-Gordon said.But shes finally come to hand and Im happy with the way shes going. Cheap Old Skool Vans . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. Old Skool Australia Cheap . PAUL, Minn. . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. Marcus Mariota played at an MVP-caliber pace from Weeks 5-13: His 79.9 Total QBR in this time frame ranked third behind Tom Brady (80.7) and Dak Prescott (80.6).That elite performance translated into equivalent fantasy football dominance. His 19.7 fantasy points per game ranked eighth among players with at least nine games played over that stretch.This point barrage made Mariota a go-to starter for many fantasy owners headed into the playoffs, but he has rewarded that ffaith with two dud performances that totaled 11 fantasy points. Cheap Vans Australia. his drop-off caused many of Mariotas fantasy owners to lose those playoff contests, but those who survived have to wonder if they can trust him to turn things around the way Drew Brees did after a recent two-game slump or if Mariota should sit on the bench in Week 16? ' ' '