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Soft ground at Ascot was definitely against her that day, but Waila remains a good prospect and showed last year that she can win first time up.
Sir Michael Stoute''''s filly beat Riposte on her seasonal reappearance but that rival comprehensively reversed the form at the Royal meeting, with Waila nearly six lengths adrift.
With its lively, energetic combination of high-volume sounds, Waila inspires listeners to participate in social dances.
KOHN-FM provides a general mix of music, which features Waila (or "Chicken Scratch" music), an instrumental dance music created by the Tohono O'odham people.
Recently featured music of the borderlands at the festival include Tex-Mex, norteno, and waila (a Tohono O'odham word for norteno).
The music will feature a homegrown hybrid of Tex-Mex and polka called waila, or chicken scratch.
Griffith's contribution on waila music of the Tohono O'odham (also called Pima Indians) in the Southwest examines the roles of various cultural institutions--the family, the boarding school, the Catholic Church--in musical life.
Elsewhere along the Ta'if Treaty lines, the new accord applies amendments where the border bifurcates villages; in this area there is an ongoing dispute between the Yemeni government and the Waila tribe which has its tribal territorial demarcation with the Yam tribe; the Waila tribe claims to have a 241-year-old document verifying this.
Official sources said that the jet fighters bombarded on the sanctuaries of suspected militants in Wacha Wana, Sra Waila, Tarkho Kas of Kambarkhel, Koki Khel and Nakai, the remote and bordering areas of Tirah valley of Khyber Agency.
20 York 1m6f Listed C4/RUK Card page 58 WAILA, who was doing all her best work towards the finish of a 1m4f Listed event at Pontefract nearly three weeks ago, very much takes the eye now Sir Michael Stoute steps her up in trip, writes Richard Birch.
Sir Michael Stoute's Waila is likely to head the betting, but the prevailing good to soft ground could prove an Achilles' heel for the market leader.
Waila could finish only fifth in the Ribblesdale at Ascot, but she should be up to the task in the Newsells Park Stud Stakes at Newmarket.
Official sources informed that jet fighters targeted militant\'s sanctuaries in Rajghal,Wacha waila and Pakdarra Koki Khel,the remote and bordering areas of Tirah valley of Khyber Agency.