It was somewhat of a big upset on the opening day of The Championships at Randwick with 30-1 outsider It’s Somewhat charging home to take out the feature race in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile.
Overseas, another chapter was written in the Liverpool v Everton Merseyside derby while in the NCAA Tournament, North Carolina and Gonzaga were the victors in their Final Four matches.
Here’s our countdown to the weekend’s top 5 sports and racing highlights.
5 - Basketball - Tar Heels get shot at redemption in NCAA Tournament
Bridesmaids last year to champions Villanova, North Carolina will get a shot at redemption when they face WCC champions Gonzaga in Tuesday’s (AEDT) championship decider.
The Tar Heels survived a late surge from Oregon to sneak home in their Final Four clash against the Ducks 77-76.
Earlier, the Bulldogs ended the run of giant-killers South Carolina 77-73 to reach the title game in their first trip to the Final Four.
4 - Football - Liverpool take honours in Mersyside derby at Anfield
Everton were left seeing red after Liverpool blasted home three goals to one to win the latest instalment of the Mersyside derby.
Liverpool’s 3-1 victory was set up by a clever goal from Senegal forward Sadio Mane in the eighth minute.
3 - Rugby League - High-flying Sea Eagles end Roosters unbeaten run
Manly have moved up to 5th on the NRL ladder following their third straight victory, an 18-12 win over the tri-colours at Allianz Stadium.
The high-flying Sea Eagles face the equally hot Dragons in a blockbuster clash at Brookvale Oval this Saturday.
2 - AFL - Cats’ last minute thriller against Roos
Geelong came from behind to stun the Kangaroos 17.10 (112) to 17.9 (111) in a thrilling round 2 AFL match at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
The Cats recovered from a 32-point deficit in the third quarter to sneak home by the barest of margins in the final minute.
Tom Hawkins and Daniel Menzel each booted four for the Cats while Ben Brown kicked four majors for the Roos.
1 - Racing - It’s somewhat of a boilover in Doncaster Mile
It was somewhat of a major upset in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick on Saturday with 30-1 longshot It’s Somewhat blitzing the field to take out the famous race.
Expertly ridden by Zac Purton, the Godolphin-trained horse beat home Happy Clapper in second and Sense of Occasion in third.
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