In a sport steeped in family tradition Irish jockey Leigh Roche is the exception rather than the rule. Comprar Zapatillas Air Max Baratas .Theres no background of horses or racing in my family at all, Roche told AAP.Im the black sheep of the family.The 24-year-old is on a three-month stint with Sydneys premier trainer Chris Waller and will make his metropolitan Saturday debut at Rosehill.Roche will ride Wine Tales and Quick Defence for Waller and Lubiton for Bjorn Baker.At the age of 12, Roche contacted Galway trainer David Ryan asking for part-time work at the stable.I rang him when I was on my summer holidays from school and asked could I have a summer job because I wanted to be a jockey, Roche said.I got the bug and I havent looked back.Ryan, who is the father of Victoria-based Irish jumps jockey Tom, gave him his start and four years later he was apprenticed to legendary trainer and two-time Melbourne Cup winner Dermot Weld.Roche sees similarities between Waller and Weld in their approach to training.Chris is more or less the exactly same as him in work ethic and attitude, Roche said.In eight years with Weld, Roche has tasted stakes success as the stables No. 2 rider behind Pat Smullen.Australian racing has its pitfalls for Irish and British riders, with Roche quickly learning the disadvantages in being caught three-wide on tight-turning tracks.Firmer surfaces also provided a culture shock.The first day I came to Kembla Grange was a soft five and I was thinking Jesus, this is lovely ground, Roche said.It was a nice side of good and I couldnt believe it.It didnt stop him from riding a winner at his first Australian meeting and he has since added two more.Wallers racing manager Charlie Duckworth works closely with Roche and says he has been drawing praise from some unexpected quarters.He has been complimented by the stewards of all people for his adaptability and understanding of the rules, Duckworth said.Fellow Irishman Lee Magorrian is also with Waller on a scholarship for star New Zealand-based apprentices which has been taken up in the past by Jason Collett, his sister Alysha, Danielle Johnson and Chris Dell.The three-kilogram claiming apprentice has three rides for Waller at Rosehill, while English jockey Charlie Bishop who has also joined the stable in recent months will be at Kembla Grange.We hope hes going to be a leading light in the provincials and hopefully hell be good enough to crack it in the city, Duckworth said. 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STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State, which has boasted a strong offense all season, can now count on its defense.The defense produced three crucial turnovers that gave the offense the ball in the red zone each time, providing the difference Saturday in an eye-opening 37-20 victory over then-No. 10 West Virginia.After four consecutive wins, the Cowboys (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) have returned to the Top 25 for the first time since their controversial final-play loss to Central Michigan in Week 2, coming in at No. 22. They next face Kansas State (5-3, 3-2) on the road.I think (praise for) our defense was well-deserved, I think they played their best game, said Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, who earned his 100th career victory Saturday. Our football team is healthy and I feel like their attitude and their chemistry is top-notch and expect them to prepare well for the game against Kansas State.Oklahoma State managed to score 17 points off the three turnovers: a strip sack by Vincent Taylor, recovered by Cole Walterscheid on the West Virginia 8-yard-line early in the second quarter, a Ramon Richards interception returned 59 yards to the West Virginia 9-yard-line with 3:26 remaining in the third and a Kevin Henry interception returned 26 yards to the West Virginia 10 with just 4:17 remaining.The Cowboys now have forced 19 turnovers on the season, ranking fourth overall in the nation. They are seventh with nine fumble recoveries and 21st with 10 interceptions. All of those figures lead the Big 12, as does their overall turnover margin of plus-10.It might be more difficult this week, as Kansas State has turned the ball over just seven times, fewest in the Big 12.You coach it, you emphasize it, the more violently you play and the more hats you get aroound the ball, and the better you execute, the more turnovers you get, said offensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. Air Max Outlet España. Thats a big challenge this week, because they typically dont give the ball to you. Its hard to get the ball back, thats why theyre so tough to beat.The Cowboys have surrendered just 30 total points in the fourth quarter of games this season, ranking 10th in the nation -- and 10 of those came against West Virginia. In five of their eight games, including three in a row prior to Saturday, the Cowboys shut out their opponent in the final period, outscoring foes 66-30.Its (due to) our conditioning, said junior linebacker Chad Whitener, who leads the team with 52 tackles and came up with his first sack of the season on Saturday. Were in really good shape at the end of games and were able to fly around the field and do what we still have to do. Were able to think because were not focused on being tired.Gundy attributes his teams late-game defensive success to its ability to rotate personnel in and out on a regular basis so that the guys on the field remain fresh and energized.I think that the rotation and the depth that we have has helped us up to this point, Gundy said. I mentioned in pre-season that this was the first time that we felt like we could play two defensive lines since Ive been head coach here. Thats been our goal from Day 1, its just taken us a long time to accomplish it. 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