Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postCaymanas Park Results for March 26, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. RALLY BABY PFrancis 50.0*2. CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L3. GARY GLITTER RWilson 53.5 9/1 Neck4. AFRICA OMullings 50.5 3LDNF: BULLET RAJ DDawkins3 48.5 9/2WIN: $453.00PLACE: $176.00, $57.00, $139.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – MARKET RALLY – GIVEITTOMEBABYTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE AZAN, RICHARD AZAN & LAURENCE HEFFESBred by MILADE AZAN, EDISON CHAI, ROHAN CRICHTON, LAURENCE HEFFQu: $653.00 Ex: $1,896.00Trifecta: $4,442.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. PAPER N LACE WHenry 52.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9 1/2L3. HOLIDAY WEEKEND RHalledeen 54.0 1 1/2L4. JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey3 53.0 3/4LWIN: $2662.00PLACE: $167.00, $62.00, $107.00Final Time : 1:43.0 Splits: 24.3, 47.3, 1:14.0Winner : 7yo horse – SWEETSOUTHERNSAINT – SHY MARFATrainer : FITZGERALD RICHARDS Owner : COLLABred by OCALA STUDQu: $1,696.00 Ex: $7,886.00D/E : (4-8) $15,956.00Superfecta : (8-6-7-2) $67,585.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. RAS EMANUEL RWilson 54.0*2. BERRANCA LSteadman3 53.0 Neck3. SUPERTRONICS RHalledeen 54.0 1 3/4L4. DINNER BY SEVEN JJackson 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #6 LITTLEMISSEMMYWIN: $173.00PLACE: $61.00, $73.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4Winner : 4yo b colt – BURNING MARQUE – PLEASANT PRINCESSTrainer : MCMASTER,PETER G Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $339.00 Ex: $856.00D/E: $18,866.00Superfecta: $11,469.00Rolling Triple: $132,444.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 55.02. RUNNING STAR SEllis 55.0 9 1/2L3. FRANCIA’S PRIDE JAnderson 52.0 3L4. IGNITION OEdwards3 52.0 5 1/2L5. FLYING MACHINE AChatrie 54.0 2 1/4LWIN: $68.00PLACE: $55.00, $64.00, $78.00Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:13.1Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $186.00 Ex: $274.00D/E: $302.00Trifecta: $344.00Hi-5: $8,011.00Rolling Triple: $95,597.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. ANOTHER BULLET SEllis 56.02. MIND SET OWalker 56.0 4 1/2L*3. DREAMCOMETRUE RHalledeen 54.0 6L4. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 4 1/4LWIN: $344.00PLACE: $129.00, $64.00, $70.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:12.0Winner : 4yo b colt – NASHEET – WISELY NOTEDTrainer : EVERAL FRANCIS Owner: TAINIYA S KERRBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $540.00 Ex: $1,119.00D/E: $689.00Superfecta: $3,391.00Rolling Triple: $2,659.00AL GOPIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. CHEXIMAKIT HLewis 53.02. MAMETA OFoster 53.0 2L*3. LEGAL ARENA OnBeckford4 53.0 Neck4. RED EAGLE SMuir 54.0 3/1 2 1/2L5. EL SALDADO BebHarvey3 52.5 2 1/2L6. SONG ON TRACK OWalker 53.0 2LLate scratch : #5 KINGS OF JORDAN, #8 SONADOR EXPRESSWIN: $846.00PLACE: $123.00, $93.00, $75.00Final Time : 1:03.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.4Winner : 4yo b filly – NASHEET – FRAULEINTrainer : WINCHESTER MCINTOSH Owner: MUSTMAKIT RACING STABLEBred by OSWALD M CLARKEQu: $2,464.00 Ex: $7,128.00D/E: $8,826.00 (7-5) $428.00 (7-8) $398.00Trifecta: $7,550.00Hit-6 carry-over : $55,181.75Rolling Triple : (2-7-15) $15,595.00Race 7 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. NUCLEAR WARNING OMullings 51.02. WONDER GIRL SMuir 52.5 6 1/2L*3. PATCH RWilson 54.0 2 1/2L4. QUEEN OF BAGDAD AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/2L WIN: $245.00PLACE: $129.00, $197.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:36.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – SECRET CODETrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner: RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $2,682.00 Ex: $4,213.00D/E: $9,737.00Superfecta: $5,483.00Rolling Triple: $77,109.00Pick-4: $201,260.00Super-6: $32,146.90 Carry-over: $1,639,496.62JOCKEYS’ GUILD OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 8 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LAZZA HPottinger4 52.02. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 3/4L*3. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 1/2L4. TASHIE BABY JInnis4 48.0 3/4L5. DAYTON AFFAIR AntThomas4 49.0 2 1/4LLate scratch : #6 LAGUNA POINTWIN: $259.00PLACE: $96.00, $95.00, $61.00Final Time : 1:30.2 Splits: 23.1, 46.4, 1:13.3Winner : 4yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $617.00 Ex: $1,649.00D/E: $3,497.00 (6-6) $93.00Trifecta: $594.00Hi-5: $24,392.50Rolling Triple: $45,250.00PlacePot 8 : Carry-over: $372,547.50Race 9 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. PRINCE OSHAUN BebHarvey3 52.52. BLESSEDNESS JInnis4 53.0 3/4L3. MONEYNEVERSLEEP WHenry 52.0 3 1/4L4. ALDEBARAN OEdwards3 53.0 2L5. VERONICA B OFoster 53.0 3/4LWIN: $352.00PLACE: $149.00, $212.00, $177.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.3, 1:14.3Winner : 6yo b horse – WHYWHYWHY – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : ANDRE ADAMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $2,707.00 Exacta: $5,262.00D/E: $1,813.00Trifecta: $10,214.00Hi-5 carry-over : $104,840.45Rolling Triple: $26,353.00BONNIE BLUE FLAG TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE*1. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 52.02. SOUTHERN CRUISE PFrancis 50.0 7L3. HOVER CRAFT OWalker 57.0 Head4. BRAWN AChatrie 51.5 1 1/4LWIN: $71.00Final Time : 1:57.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.2, 1:16.1, 1:42.2Winner : 4yo filly – FLOWER ALLEY – CUZ YOU NEVER KNOWTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : HARRY PARSARDBred by THREE CHIMNEYS FARM, LLCNOTE: HORSE #4 BRAWN CAME 3RD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 4TH BEHIND HORSE #5Qu: $257.00 Ex: $420.00D/E: $431.00Trifecta: $312.00Rolling Triple: $5,413.00Race 11 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE NOVEMBER 261. MARIA’S GLORY HPottinger4 50.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis4 48.0 2L*3. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 55.0 8 1/2L4. GIRL ON FIRE JAnderson 51.5 1 1/4L5. CAUSE FOR CONCERN RHalledeen 55.0 3/4LWIN: $301.00PLACE: $132.00, $85.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:37.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, 1:15.0Winner : 5yo b filly – KERRYGOLD – LA CERENTOLATrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner: BERESFORD BROADBELLBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $475.00 Ex: $920.00D/E: $437.00Trifecta: $1,030.00Hi-5: $42,603.00Rolling Triple: $3,913.00Pick-4: $25,144.00Super-6: $2,348,793.20Pick-9: $26,106.00; $588.00 Carry-over: $1,456,855.00last_img read more

Monday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgCesar Azpilicueta has made a steady start to his Chelsea career following his recent move to the club. Test your knowledge of the defender by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-77]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

No. 1 Corning to play against Anderson in the playoffs

first_imgCorning >> Corning High School girls, who top division 2 will play against No. 8 Anderson at home at 3 p.m. Thursday.The Cardinals stand at 18-1-1 in league and 13-5-2 overall.Anderson is at 2-8-0 in league and 3-15-0 overall.Pending a win, Corning would play No. 4 Live Oak (6-2-1, 13-5-4) or No. 5 Orland (4-5-0, 8-10-2) away. Red BluffNo. 5 Red Bluff will face No. 4 Foothill on the road at 3 p.m. Thursday in the division 1 playoffs. Red Bluff entered the playoffs at 5-3-1 in …last_img read more

Shelter home rape case: NGOs offer to surrender contracts

first_imgIn the wake of the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case and Aasra short-stay home case in Patna, Non-Government Organisations managing the government-funded 110 such homes in Bihar are offering to surrender their contract with the State’s Social Welfare Department. The CBI, investigating the Muzaffarpur sexual abuse case, has speeded up the investigation.TISS reportEarlier, in its 100-page report, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) had raised fingers at several NGOs running shelter and short-stay homes in different districts of Bihar where instances of sexual and physical abuse with the inmates were reported. Besides Muzaffarpur, the TISS social audit report had red-flagged 14 other such homes for abuse.Among the several NGOs which have offered to surrender their contract with the State Social Welfare Department is the one managed by Padma Shri award winner Sister Sudha Varghese. Sister Varghese runs an NGO to manage a shelter home for trafficked women and girls in the border district of Purnia. “I’ve written to the Social Welfare Department that I want to surrender my contract for Purnia shelter home as I feel it is difficult to manage that from Patna… if something unpleasant happens, I cannot reach there before 8 hours… so I decided to surrender my contract,” Ms. Varghese told local journalists. The Purnia shelter home run by her keeps about 65 girls, some of them trafficked, some mentally challenged and sick. Ms. Varghese was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 for her pioneering work with the marginalised section of society. She also runs an adoption agency in Danapaur locality, near Patna.23 contracts cancelled“Until now, six NGOs have offered to surrender their contracts with the Department… this has come in the wake of the Muzaffarpur shelter home and Aasra short-stay home controversies,” said Department Director Raj Kumar. The Department, he said, has also cancelled contracts of 23 NGOs running shelter homes for girls, boys and beggars in the State in the past few months. He added that some Department officials too have been trying to get transferred to other departments. “We’ve asked the NGOs to continue till alternative arrangements are being made and we’ve also floated tender for a new set-up managed by the government,” he said. Earlier, the State government had announced that it would run all shelter and short-stay homes.Meanwhile, the CBI has speeded up its probe and conducted searches at several places and questioned many people. State Urban Development Department Minister Suresh Sharma, though, has refused to resign from his post as demanded by the Opposition RJD leader, Tejaswi Yadav. Mr. Yadav also ‘threatened’ to ‘expose’ if Mr. Sharma did not resign.“I’ll file a defamation suit against Tejaswi Yadav for dragging my name into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case,” said Mr. Sharma who represents the Muzaffarpur Assembly seat on a BJP ticket.last_img read more

NS pulp mill due in court to ask for injunction against fishermens

first_imgHALIFAX — Lawyers for the Northern Pulp mill are due in Nova Scotia Supreme Court today to seek an injunction that would prevent fishermen from blocking survey boats hired to examine a route for an effluent pipeline.Kathy Cloutier, a spokeswoman for Northern Pulp’s parent company, Paper Excellence Canada, confirmed the mill is seeking an interim injunction to prevent blockades of the survey work in the Northumberland Strait.A group of fishermen has stated they would block any survey boats from entering the Strait.The plan to put treated effluent from its Abercrombie, N.S., mill into the strait has raised the ire of the fishermen, the P.E.I. government and even Hollywood actor Ellen Page, who is from Halifax.The wider Gulf of St. Lawrence fisheries region is home to lobster and crab fisheries that brought in over $1.2 billion worth of catch in 2016.The Nova Scotia government has committed to stopping the flow of effluent to the heavily polluted Boat Harbour lagoon by Jan. 31, 2020.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Voter turnout in local election advance polls more than double 2014s total

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Officials with the City of Fort St. John say that voter turnout in this year’s municipal election is more than double what it was in the previous local election four years ago.After two days of advance polling in this year’s election, the City’s Chief Election Officer Janet Prestley recorded 1,227 votes cast so far.By comparison, there were just 570 votes cast on both advance voting days in the 2014 election, when Fort St. John recorded the lowest voter turnout in all of B.C. This past Wednesday’s poll alone saw 752 votes cast – more than last year and a big increase over the turnout on October 10th of 475 voters.There are 12 candidates vying for six seats on Fort St. John City Council in this year’s election. Learn more about each by clicking the links below.Chuck FowlerLarry EvansGord KlassenBruce ChristensenJim HarrisLilia HansenBecky GrimsrudTrevor BolinGabor HarisByron StewartJustin JonesTony ZabinskyGeneral voting day in this year’s election is Saturday, October 20th at the Fort St. John Legion.last_img read more

Really sad to know how Advaniji and Joshiji has been treated Mamata

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday criticised BJP for its “ill treatment” towards party veterans L K Adavani and Murli Manohar Moshi and said it is “really sad” to see the way the party is treating its founding members. “Today I spoke to Adavaniji in the morning. I enquired about his health. He said he felt good that I had called him. “It is really sad to see the way BJP is treating its founding members. I don’t want to say much more as it is the internal matter of their party,” Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool Congress supremo said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Advani and Joshi have been denied ticket by BJP to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in their states. In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign, Banerjee said she has immense respect for real chowkidars and not for political chowkidars who are trying to derive “political mileage” out of it. She also criticised Modi for trying to derive “political mileage” out of the achievements of scientists. “Has Modi gone to space or has he done any research? He is just trying to gain political mileage out of it,” she said on the prime minister’s announcement that the country had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite.last_img read more

Cipla launches Niveoli inhaler in India

first_imgNew Delhi: Drug major Cipla Friday announced the launch of its proprietary respiratory inhalation therapy product ‘Niveoli’ in India. Niveoli is used in respiratory inhalation therapy that addresses an unmet need associated with obstructive airway diseases (OAD) such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), Cipla said in a BSE filing. Cipla said Niveoli, extra-fine particle beclomethasone-formoterol combination hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) inhaler for adults, targets drug delivery to the small airways. “We see our market leadership as well as the range and depth of our R&D and manufacturing capabilities in this therapy as a privilege and a responsibility to do more for patients,” Cipla Head – India business Nikhil Chopra said. Shares of Cipla were trading 0.40 per cent higher at Rs 546.55 apiece on BSE.last_img read more

Income tax efilers drop by over 66 lakh in FY19

first_imgNew Delhi: In a first in recent history of tax filings, income tax e-filings in FY2019 have dropped by more than 6.6 lakh, a trend that analysts said was surprising as tax base was expected to increase post demonetisation. According to statistics put out on Income Tax Department’s e-filing website, income tax e-filings in FY 2018-19 was 6.68 crore, down from 6.74 crore in the previous fiscal. E-filers in FY 2016-17 were 5.28 crore. Kotak Economic Research in an April 30 report said: “We are surprised with the decline in income tax e-filing in FY2019.” Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”If the filings are indeed plateauing, it will be a worry for the fiscal which has seemingly shifted its focus to compensatory expenditure,” it said. “Tax filings have surprisingly plateaued in FY2019. This is surprising given that post demonetisation it was expected that the tax base would continue to increase.” However, registered filers have been on the rise – they grew by 15 per cent to 8.45 crore as on March 31, 2019, the e-filing website showed. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysRegistered filers were just 2.7 crore at the end of March 2013 which almost doubled to 5.2 crore in March 2016 and to 6.2 crore in March 2017. In signs of lower compliance, the ratio of actual filings to registered filers was 79 per cent in FY2018-19, down from 91.6 per cent in the previous fiscal. The compliance ratio was 85 per cent and 83 per cent in the preceding two years. It was 79.3 per cent in FY2014-15, which was a decline from 82 per cent of FY2013-14. The data showed a steady rise in filers in the Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh range with 1.05 crore filings in FY2018-19 including 1.02 crore of individual taxpayers. Kotak said the declining e-filings “does beg the question whether compliance was weaker in the latter part of FY2019 given that the number of registered filers has continued to see steady growth.” “If compliance has been weak, the new government will aim at increasing the filings and collections in FY2020,” it said. “A focused utilization of the data on deposits during demonetization could yield better compliance, especially in the higher income brackets.” This combined with the granular GST filing data will be essential in increasing the filings as well as revenues over the next few years, it said. “The task is cut out for the next government looking at improving the tax buoyancy — essential to fund the increasing transfers in expenditure.” The government needs to look at further expanding the tax base (optimally using the data repository from demonetization and GST). Without a significant improvement in the tax base, the medium-term growth path will be at risk, Kotak said. It said that while it is hoped that the filings for the assessment year increase (around August when filings are completed), a relatively muted tax filing growth will create further headwinds in an already stressed fiscal space. “With the recent inception of direct transfers in the budget, the fiscal could easily be on a slippery slope unless there is a rationalization of expenditure,” it said adding around 55 per cent of central government expenditure is fixed in nature and the eventual impact could be on further lowering capex. Given the stressed fiscal space, debt markets are burdened with heavy government and PSE borrowings, which are likely to keep the yield curve steep in FY2020, it added. Kotak said while a number of activity indicators have been signalling a slowdown in parts of the economy, the tax collections corroborate it too. “Aggregate indirect tax revenues’ buoyancy has been weak along with targets being missed on direct taxes too. Further, persistently high borrowing cost for financial institutions and companies (given crowding out by the government sector) will weigh on the near-term aggregate demand in the economy,” it said. From a medium-term perspective, if the government does not expand its capital expenditure (higher transfers and muted tax growth), the growth prospects will be under doubt given estimated fiscal multipliers, it added.last_img read more

Jokes over Ohio State needs to give JK Dobbins the ball

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Monday after No. 6 Ohio State’s 39-38 comeback win against Penn State in which freshman running back J.K. Dobbins took 13 carries for 88 yards, head coach Urban Meyer was adamant he would not “micromanage” which backs deserved carries. Two days following the victory, Meyer said he deferred to running backs coach Tony Alford and co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson when determining who carries the ball. Two days after that, Wilson said Alford controlled carry counts and had no idea the total number of carries Dobbins had until he was told because he is a “big-picture guy” and was focused on “getting the offense going.”Dobbins, who leads the team with 119 carries for 914 yards (7.7 yards per carry), carried the ball four times for 50 yards in the first quarter against the Nittany Lions, then did not touch the ball again until the third quarter.In the Buckeyes’ 55-24 loss to Iowa, the issue resurfaced after Dobbins had four carries for 45 yards in the first quarter, but finished the game with just six carries for 51 yards. On Monday, Meyer said the coaches discuss running back carry counts and added he believes the star freshman deserves more touches.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) warms up prior to the game against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“We have conversation about it,” Meyer said. “If there’s a huge disparity between — I think, [redshirt sophomore Mike Weber is] playing hard. I think J.K. is our starter, had a couple of nice runs. Those are things we talk about. But once again I think coach Alford does a nice job. He should have more than six carries, but we got behind and started throwing it a lot.”Dobbins’ usage against Iowa and inconsistent playing time against Penn State come in stark contrast to his high carry counts at the beginning of the year. Starting in his first-ever collegiate game due to Weber’s injury, the freshman totalled 29 carries for 181 yards, more carries and yards than both Weber or former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had in their debuts.In six of the next seven games, Dobbins received between 12 and 14 carries. He has not rushed for less than 5.5 yards per carry in a single game. “I want to wear him out,” Meyer said on Oct. 11 following Dobbins’ 13-rush, 96-yard performance against Maryland. “Seriously, I want to wear him out.”That has not happened. In contrast, Ohio State fans have worn themselves out yelling for Dobbins to get more carries.This is not the first time Ohio State’s star skill position player has not consistently received touches. On nearly every occasion, quarterback J.T. Barrett has tallied more carries than the running back or H-back. While Dobbins had just six carries against Iowa, Barrett rushed the ball 14 times for 72 yards, averaging four yards less per carry than the freshman.In Ohio State’s loss to Oklahoma earlier this season, Barrett had 18 carries for 66 yards while Dobbins took 13 carries 72 yards. In the loss to Penn State last year, Barrett had 17 carries for 26 yards while former H-back Curtis Samuel had two rushes for 71 yards and caught six passes for 68 yards. In a 2015 loss to Michigan State, Barrett rushed 15 times for 44 yards while Elliott had 12 carries for 33 yards. Like many other teams during Barrett’s tenure as Ohio State’s quarterback, Iowa focused on keeping the ball out of the running back’s hand and forcing the dual-threat to beat them on the ground. Meyer said he and the offensive coaching staff must figure out how to improve the game plan to get more handoffs to the running backs.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) tosses the ball to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the first quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“A lot of times when you’re struggling, [Barrett running is] your kind of get-out-of-jail-free card,” Meyer said. But Barrett’s increased runs have not got the Buckeyes out of jail. Instead, they take the ball out of the more dynamic playmaker and give it to Barrett who, despite being a dual-threat quarterback, averages 2.6 less yards per carry than Dobbins.Meyer said he prefers his quarterbacks to run between eight and 12 times per game, and noted he does not want Barrett to run as much. However, he also said he and the assistant coaches have talked about whether Ohio State has passed the ball too much in favor of trying to focus on improving the aerial attack, which struggled early in the season.“We discussed that as well,” Meyer said. “Really through about a six-game run there, we were a nice balance as far as run-pass ratio, throwing for a little bit more than we have. But, yeah, that’s much different makeup right now than when we were a heavy, heavy — used to be about a 70 percent run. It’s about 65 [percent run], about 55/45 now.”Ohio State has rushed the ball on just 52.2 percent of its plays this season. Last season, the Buckeyes rushed the ball on 58.8 percent of offensive plays. In Meyer’s four prior seasons, his teams did not run the ball on less than 62.8 percent of its plays.Since Meyer wants less quarterback runs and has considered whether Ohio State has become too pass-happy, only one antidote exists: increased running back carries.It should be an easy change. All Ohio State must do is hand the ball to one of its most explosive skill position players. Yet Meyer has dealt with this issue in years prior and it continues to surface. The time to “micromanage” Dobbins’ carries is not now. It was before Iowa embarrassed Ohio State and eliminated it from playoff contention. read more