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Nico Rosberg insists he is starting from scratch this season - maintaining that his scintillating form at the end of 2015 will count for little. Authentic Michael Wacha Jersey . While it was all too late in his fight to catch team-mate and eventual world champion Lewis Hamilton, the Mercedes driver secured six consecutive poles and three race victories to finish last year in style.But Rosberg has sought to downplay any advantage he might have over Hamilton, instead vowing he is ready to challenge the man who has set the benchmark over the last two years. It was great to have such a successful end to the season, it gives you a little more positive boost for this year, he said.But its a new season, a new car, new regulations. Its starting from scratch.I look forward to the challenge, big time. Thats what I love about racing, its a battle - especially to beat the guy whos been beating me the last two years. Thats even better because hes the benchmark. When is Aus GP on Sky? When is the Australian GP on Sky? Both Rosberg and Hamilton are expecting a close fight with Ferrari in 2016, with the latter claiming the Italian team have something up their sleeve at the season-opening Australian GP.And Rosberg has echoed his views that Ferrari could prove an increased threat to world champions Mercedes two seasons of supremacy.Ferrari is a big threat, the German added. They were extremely close to our pace in testing. Of course, you never know [their fuel load], but were taking them extremely seriously and we need to be careful.In two days well know. Paul Weaver, Kevin Eason, Daniel Johnson, Ben Hunt and Alan Baldwin all give their predictions for the 2016 F1 season. The first race of the 2016 F1 season, the Australian GP, is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1. The race in Melbourne starts at 5am on Sunday March 20. Also See: The F1 gossip column Hamilton suspicious of Ferrari Discount Cardinals Jerseys . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Cheap St. Louis Cardinals Gear . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. It will be raining fillies. Good fillies, too. The best on both coasts, the stars of tomorrow, and the bedrock of the breed for years to come.At least, that is how this corner prefers to enjoy the twin tests at Saratoga and Del Mar on Saturday, when the Spinaway Stakes will be presented for the 125th time (not a typo) and the 66th running of the Del Mar Debutante will follow a few hours later.Do anything 124 times, and youre bound to get it right. The Spinaway has survived the ebb and flow of depression, recession, wartime racing, and a ban on the sport entirely. Most of the names have faded into the mists of memory, although any other race would kill for a history that included winners like Miss Woodford, Maskette, Top Flight, Cicada, Ruffian, Before Dawn, Meadow Star, Ashado, and Rachels Valentina, the daughter of Rachel Alexandra who provided the 2015 running with an emotional high.The Del Mar Debutante was conceived in 1951 and came of age with such early winners as Miss Todd, Darling June, and Admirably. Since the 1970s, the Debutante has been won by marquee fillies who went on to make an impact on the national stage, including Windys Daughter, Terlingua, Landaluce, Sardula, Sharp Cat, Halfbridled, and last years winner, Songbird.Both the Spinaway and Debutante are at seven furlongs, and the purses are similar. Likewise whats at stake. The early careers of 2-year-olds are compressed into a few desperately significant starts, and things get very serious in September as the Breeders Cup approaches.Four of the seven fillies in the Debutante were purchased last spring at 2-year-old sales, while two were bred by their owners, including American Cleopatra, American Pharoahs little sister.The seven in the Spinaway include fillies bought as yearlings for $825,000 (Pretty City Dancer), $750,000 (Sweet Loretta), and $450,000 (Cherry Lodge). The meter is running.Dennis Farkas purchased Fun from her breeder, Peter Blum, and so far, the daughter of Harlans Holiday, out of an Empire Maker mare, has made good on her name. Fun won a 5-1/2-furlong maiden race at Churchill Downs in June, then finished second to Sweet Loretta in the six-furlong Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga.I dont think Im even at the right distance yet, said Funs trainer, Ian Wilkes. I think seven-eighths is still too short for her. When I get to a mile and a sixteenth, I think Ill be okay. But this is a nice progression for her.On the numbers, the Todd Pletcher-trained Cherry Lodge towers over her Spinaway opposition after a highly rated debut win Aug. 7. Wilkess tries to keep such early 2-year-old evaluations in perspective. Authentic Kolten Wong Jersey. You have to look at the numbers, Wilkes said. But youve got to know your trainers, too. Which ones have their horses at their very best for their first run? Are they going to get better after that?Fun has done nothing to discourage Wilkes since the Schuylerville.Shes always come along steady, the trainer said. But since that last race, shes trained better than Ive ever seen her train. Based on what Ive seen so far, I think shes well named.Out West, trainer Pete Eurton is anxious to see what Champagne Room can do in the Debutante against not only American Cleopatra but also the impressive maiden winners Morganite (by Gemologist) and Noted and Quoted (by The Factor).Champagne Room, a daughter of Broken Vow, finished second in a maiden race early in the Del Mar meet, then jumped right into the Sorrento Stakes three weeks later. Her 1-1/4-length win going 6-1/2 furlongs that day put her in a local class all her own.At 2, I dont really think they have an edge as a stakes winner at this time of year, Eurton noted. Theyre all very young, and therell be a lot of learning going on over the next months. Im glad Ive got the stakes win, but I think the 6-1/2 furlongs shes got under her belt is more important to me than anything.Champagne Room has been touting Eurton with fast works and precocious behavior since the Sorrento.Shes high as a Georgia pine right now, Eurton said. She gets excited like a young kid, but she doesnt sweat. Weve taken her to the paddock a lot, to the gate a lot. Its like shes really enjoying herself.Champagne Room is a big girl, topping 16-1 hands and very long to Eurtons eye. Similar to the pedigree of Fun, Champagne Rooms blood seems to cry out for a mile or more through her grandsires, Unbridled and Bernstein.I like to think of her as a 2-year-old version of Beholder, Eurton said. Not thats shes as good as Beholder. But that is our benchmark.The Del Mar Debutante was Eurtons first major win in 2011 with the Sunriver filly Weemissfrankie. She went on to take the Oak Leaf Stakes (now called the Chandelier) at Santa Anita and finish third to My Miss Aurelia in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies. Some of the same people who owned Weemissfrankie are in the Champagne Room partnership.Its those three Grade 1 races I have in my sights for her, Eurton said, so well take them one at a time, starting on Saturday. Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Discount Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' ' 

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