Franfield humbles Seeking My Dream

first_imgThe 2015 Superstakes winner FRANFIELD produced a terrific stretch run to catch and beat the howling 2-5 favourite SEEKING MY DREAM in yesterday’s grade one feature for the Chairman’s Trophy over 1500 metres at Caymanas Park.FRANFIELD, running at odds of 4-1 with three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson, riding for trainer Richard Azan, won by 11/4 lengths from the Wayne DaCosta-trained SEEKING MY DREAM in a fast 1:31.0.It was FRANFIELD’S first race since December 5, when he finished fifth to SEEKING MY DREAM in the inaugural running of the $6.5 million Diamond Mile.UPPA TUNE (7-2) showed superior speed to lead comfortably from SEEKING MY DREAM and CAMPESINO, passing the half mile, at which stage FRANFIELD was taken off the pace to settle in fourth by Nelson.SEEKING MY DREAM, ridden by Omar Walker, disposed of the American-bred horse UPPA TUNE on entering the straight, but although looking the likely winner when two lengths clear of CAMPESINO a furlong out, proved no match for the fast-finishing FRANFIELD in the last 100 metres.Azan, who co-owns FRANFIELD with champion owners the Elite Bloodstock Limited, was elated to win in this quality field following a three-month layoff.”He had been working very well for the race and, racing from the convenient mark of 52.5kg, I thought his chances were as good as any.”As it turned out, Nelson rode a perfect race from off the pace, and with this victory, Franfield should impact on the big grade one races this season with a view of winning a second Superstakes in November,” he said.In-form jockey Aaron Chatrie highlighted the 10-race programme with three winners, while Wayne DaCosta and Gary Subratie shared the training honours with two each. Next Saturday’s programme will feature the Guineas trials – the Prince Consort Stakes for 3-y-o colts and the Thornbird Stakes for the fillies, both over 1400 metres.last_img read more

Nokia 9 Pureview launched at MWC 2019: Key specs, features, expected India price and everything you need to know

first_imgFor months we heard rumours. On Sunday evening Nokia officially launched the Nokia 9 Pureview phone at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Pureview moniker attached to the phone’s name says something: this is a phone that aims to further Nokia’s legacy of making smartphones with brilliant cameras. And to buttress this point, the Nokia 9 Pureview sports five rear cameras at the back, complete with the Zeiss branding.The Nokia 9 Pureview, apart from packing a fairly slick camera, also sports high-end hardware. But not top-end because it is not a phone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which we expect in the top-end phones this year. Instead it comes with the Snapdragon 845.That aside, the Nokia 9 Pureview is impressive. Here is what it brings to the table and here is how much the Nokia 9 Pureview price in India could be.SpecificationProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. This is a high-end processor, but this year barely so because this year the new king of the hill is the Snapdragon 855. But for now, even Rs 70,000 phones like the Pixel 3 come with the Snapdragon 845, so you can say that the Nokia 9 Pureview is powerful enough for 2019.RAM: 6GB RAM. Plenty we say.Internal storage: The phone has 128GB internal storage, which is quite generous but also makes a lot of sense because this is a phone on which you are going to click a lot of photos.Screen: 5.99-inch OLED screen with 2K resolution. A layer of Gorilla Glass 5 protects it.Rear camera: 5 cameras, each linked to a 12-megapixel image sensor. Of the five cameras, 3 use monochrome sensor while the 2 have RGB sensors. Each camera has been paired with F1.82 lens.advertisementFront camera: 20-megapixel front camera. The screen can be used as flash while taking selfies in the dark.Software: Android 9 Pie. Clean version of Android One.Battery: 3320 mAh.Special featuresThe Nokia 9 Pureview has several special features:– The rear camera is the biggest highlight of the phone. It sports 5 cameras, each in a way contribute to ensure that the image that you get is full of brilliant details and good dynamic light. While announcing the device, HMD Global said that the Nokia 9 Pureview camera can capture dynamic range of 14.2 Stops. In theory this is a fantastic number.– HMD Global says that the camera of the Nokia 9 Pureview has been developed in partnership with Light and Zeiss. A custom image processing chip created in partnership with Light does duty in the Nokia 9 Pureview.– The Nokia 9 Pureview comes with clean Android One software and HMD Global promises that it will get fast updates quickly.– The clean Android also means that Nokia 9 Pureview runs on aesthetically pleasing and easy to use software.– The Nokia 9 Pureview has a metal and glass body.– The Nokia 9 Pureview supports Qi Wireless charging.– The Nokia 9 Pureview measures 155 x 75 x 8 mm. It weighs 172 grams and it is going to be available in Midnight Blue colour.How to buy it: For now the Nokia 9 Pureview has been launched globally, and is going on sale in a few European countries soon. In India, it is expected to launch in March or April.India price: The Nokia 9 Pureview has been priced at $699. India price of the phone when it launches is expected to be between Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000.ALSO READ | Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 Android One phones launched at MWC, price in India may start around Rs 10,000ALSO READ | Nokia 210 feature phone launched as most affordable internet deviceALSO READ | Nokia 1 Plus Android Go smartphone launched with 18:9 display, Android Pielast_img read more