Elusive remains in Matron hunt

first_img The Lady Cecil-trained Chigun is the only other British-based filly or mare among 15 left in the one-mile feature at the confirmation stage. There is a French possible in Alex Pantall’s Kenhope, who was third behind Elusive Kate in the Prix Rothschild. Say, winner of the Group Three Dance Design Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, is one of three remaining entries from the Aidan O’Brien stable, along with Just Pretending and Magical Dream. Others in the mix include Caponata, Lily’s Angel and Scintillula, while Eddie Lynam’s Viztoria holds an alternative engagement in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on the same day. There was one supplementary entry, the Willie McCreery-trained Fiesolana, winner of the Group Three Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary recently. Press Association Elusive Kate may try to bounce back from defeat in the Prix Jacques le Marois by going for the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.center_img John Gosden’s four-times Group One winner had earlier struck at Deauville in the Prix Rothschild for the second year running after taking the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July meeting. Plans for the daughter of Elusive Quality have, however, yet to be firmed up. Patrick Barbe, racing manager for her owner Teruya Yoshida, said: “I have not spoken to Mr Gosden (about running plans). I think it will be a last-minute decision.” last_img read more

LeoVegas appoints Johan Rikner as group digital marketing lead

first_img Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has continued to restructure its marketing leadership, after confirming the appointment of Johan Rikner as new Digital Marketing Director.Detailed as a key leadership appointment for 2020 directives to Swedish business news source Resume.se, Rikner is the former founder of Nordic native and press advertising publisher Nyheter365 (‘News365’) – a business acquired by Stockholm marketing group Mediaplanet in 2017.As part of the transaction, Rikner would be maintained as a Chief Digital Officer (2018-2019) and board member of Mediaplanet, overseeing the development and strategy of Nyheter365 and the further publishing assets of Appelberg and Newsner.The executive maintains prior online gambling experience having served as Swedish Country Manager for European online sportsbook bwin (2008-2011).Facing tougher marketing and advertising compliance requirements across its key European operating markets, in 2019 LeoVegas governance moved to restructure its group marketing leadership.Last summer, the Stockholm enterprise confirmed the appointment of former Kindred Group Swedish General Manager Dersim Sylwan as new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).Moving forward, Sylwan and Rikner will share responsibility in overseeing the growth strategy and digital development of the flagship LeoVegas brand and further Rocket X igaming subsidiaries.“Its super exciting,” said Rikner. “I really like LeoVega’s culture and that there is such a consistent commitment to being data-driven. In fact, it is reminiscent of how we did it at News365.“I have some experience in building a data-driven organization and I hope to use it to help LeoVegas not only be King of Casino but also King of Digital Marketing.” Submit StumbleUpon Share Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020last_img read more