Alderwood on the Way back

first_img Winner of the County Hurdle at Prestbury Park in 2012 before landing a gamble in the Grand Annual 12 months later, Alderwood missed the majority of last season after suffering injury on his comeback run at Naas in October of last year. Since being brought down on his return in this summer’s Galway Plate, the 10-year-old has finished fourth in the Kerry National over three miles, third behind Don Cossack at Punchestown over almost three miles and runner-up behind Champagne Fever in the two-and-a-half-mile Clonmel Oil Chase. Alderwood is back over the minimum distance in an intriguing 10-runner field this weekend. Mullins said: “He’s been running very consistently without getting back to a stage where I could be as bullish about him as I once was. “He had an awful injury last October and I think it’s just taken a while for him to get his confidence back, but hopefully we’re getting there. “He ran a good race in Clonmel the last day to finish second. He hit a bit of a flat spot for some reason, but he came home well and he was giving 4lb to Champagne Fever. “We’re coming back to two miles on Sunday, so it will be interesting to see how he goes. It will give us a good gauge as to where we should go with him. “He seems in good form I’m hoping he has a big shout.” Tom’s brother Willie fires a formidable twin assault with last year’s winner Twinlight joined by stable companion Felix Yonger as the champion trainer bids for a seventh win in the last eight renewals of the Grade Two contest. Henry de Bromhead’s 2012 winner Days Hotel is also in the line-up. Tom Mullins is hopeful dual Cheltenham Festival winner Alderwood may be coming back to top form ahead of the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork on Sunday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Community Drive! Luckbox appoints Sujoy Roy as esports director

first_img Related Articles Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Share GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Sujoy Roy – LuckboxUpdating the market, industry esports betting start-up Luckbox (luckbox.com) has confirmed the appointment of Sujoy Roy as its first Director of Esports.Roy joins the Luckbox executive team, from leading global esports tournament organiser ESL, where he led player community development initiatives and audience engagement strategies.A seasoned esports executive, Roy has been tasked with developing Luckbox’s founding community initiatives, fostering partnerships with initial operator stakeholders, and helping bridge esports-to-betting dynamics.Ahead of its planned 2018 product launch, Luckbox has significantly expanded its executive and corporate advisory team, as the company seeks to revolutionise esports wagering.This April, Luckbox confirmed the senior appointments of former PokerStars executives Quentin Martin (COO) and Vadim Soloveychik as first marketing lead.In his new role, Roy will be supported by esports figurehead and corporate advisory Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, as Luckbox seeks to crack esports betting dynamics, which the start-up believes have been significantly underserved by current industry incumbents.“I’ve seen so many companies try to do esports and make a mess of it. I want to help Luckbox avoid the common pitfalls and make a product that works as part of the esports infrastructure. It’s important to understand how and why people watch or play games.” Roy commented on joining Luckbox.“If Luckbox can create a great betting platform and do it sympathetically with the community it could be a big help to the industry.”Backing the appointment of Roy, Vadim Soloveychik, CMO at Luckbox, said: ‘We are excited to welcome Sujoy at Luckbox.“His deep knowledge of the industry and community will play a big role in helping us to deliver an authentic experience for esport fans and become preferred esports betting platform.”last_img read more