RACING: Limato turns on style

Limato cruises home under James Doyle

Limato cruises home under James Doyle

First published in Sport

Limato could go for the Gimcrack Stakes at York next month after completing a hat-trick in impressive style for Wantage trainer Henry Candy at Newbury yesterday.

The two-year-old gelding cruised home under James Doyle to take the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes – Sponsored By Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd by a length and a quarter from Cotai Glory.

Candy said of the 11-8 second favourite: “I thought James was enormously confident. “I think we’ll go to the Gimcrack.”

Michael Appleton has no complaints after Oxford United easily beaten by Shrewsbury

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 27th December 2014

MICHAEL Appleton had no argument with the result as Oxford United were outclassed 2-0 by table-topping Shrewsbury Town.

TENNIS: Promising junior Ferguson closes in on national top five

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

Oxfordshire's Connor Ferguson achieved his highest finish in a national 12 and under event by reaching the final of the LTA Grade 2 winter tour in Nottingham.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh head coach Burnell distraught after defeat by London Irish

Oxford Mail: Justin Burnell

8:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

London Welsh’s head coach Justin Burnell was distraught after their 11th Avviva Premiership loss of the season - a 24-9 defeat at London Irish, despite an improvement from last week’s record 78-7 defeat at Saracens.

ANGLING: Results December 21

8:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

RESULTS

RACING: Coneygree cruises in

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

Coneygree (100-30) gave Mark Bradstock’s Letcombe Bassett stables, near Wantage, a first Grade 1 success with a runaway victory in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton yesterday.

FOOTBALL: Wantage fall to last-minute defeat

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:20am Saturday 27th December 2014

Wantage Town suffered late agony as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Swindon Supermarine in Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West.

BADMINTON: Oxfordshire's champion duo

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

Oxfordshire’s Louise Atkins, from Drayton, (left) and Natalia Mitchell, of Woodstock, are pictured after winning the girls’ doubles at the Essex Under 17 bronze tournament. The pair won their group before winning the final 21-15 against Rebecca Holt and Ashleigh Smith.

FOOTBALL: Westlake's treble boosts North Leigh's play-off hopes

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

Defender Zak Westlake scored a hat-trick as North Leigh romped to a 6-0 victory against the Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West strugglers at Eynsham Park.

FOOTBALL: Leam Howards leads way as Banbury United stroll in

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

Banbury United recorded their first Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division win for 13 matches with a trouncing of form side Cirencester yesterday.

FOOTBALL: Ten-man Oxford City's super run is left in tatters

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

Oxford City’s six-game unbeaten record was brought to a grinding halt as they were crushed 4-0 at Leamington yesterday, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

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