Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 24 September 2016

gelding2The Gelding’s attention remains at his home track at Caulfield and after a mid week function with Wiley Dalziel, believes he has a pocketful of winners for today’s meeting.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 5 – Jalan Jalan (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 1 – Whispering Brook
Race 6 Horse 6 – Archives
Race 7 Horse 6 – Counter Attack
Race 8 Horse 11 – Lucia Valentina (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding discuss the results with the Professor tomorrow on Sportzfan Radio‘s outside broadcast from the SFNL Division 1 Grand Final at Springvale Oval. Tune in on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 17 September 2016

MarkThe Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield and after a hot and cold outing last week, he is looking to improve his form in the lead up to the Spring carnival.

As always, the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 17 – Battlecamp
Race 6 Horse 2 – Miss Promiscuity (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Hucklebuck
Race 8 Horse 6 – Jameka
Race 9 Horse 2 – He’s Our Rokkii (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 10 September 2016

Feb 20 2011 015The Gelding’s attention is at Flemington today and he has been in good form in recent weeks. He had a lot to say about a particular jockey’s riding last week and actually awarded him two s-hit rides, which is a record for one meeting.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Flemington

Race 4 Horse 2 – Tashbeeh
Race 5 Horse 4 – Archives
Race 6 Horse 6 – Kinglike
Race 7 Horse 3 – Black Heart Bart (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 13 – Pilote D’Essai (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing – AFL, All Australian team, 2017 improvers…….

Sfan OB6It must be a first for any form of football in Australia with AFL finals to take place in four different states next week. This shows it is truly tarranta national competition and the four finals spread over three days should be a great spectacle. While the bye may be frustrating for some it did allow flexibility with the scheduling of the last round and the finals so from a broadcasters point of view it is likely to be a success even if the coaches don’t like it.

The All-Australian team was announced last night and I thought there were a few surprises with Robbie Tarrant missing out andenright Corey Enright making the team, but the biggest surprise was eight teams missing out on a representative in the team. This must be a record and it is hard to believe that North Melbourne and St Kilda both winning twelve games did not have a player worthy of being a representative.

Next year it is anticipated that St Kilda, Melbourne, Collingwood and Essendon are the likely teams to improve, but at this stage only North Melbourne looks like sliding, so perhaps we are in for a very even season, just as it has been for the top seven teams this year. It makes for an exciting competition.

Now that the Bombers season is over I can say that having approached their season with very low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. While the results were heavily skewed in tipungwutifavour of the losses, most games seemed to reveal some positives for the team. For an example you don’t need to look further than Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti. Other players have progressed, like Zach Merrett who I think was unlucky to miss out on the All Australian squad. I doubt the Bombers are under any illusions about next year. It will take time to integrate the banned players back in to the team and a season of 10-11 wins would be a huge step forward.

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s red hotties for Moonee Valley on 3 September 2016

AFL season launchThe Gelding’s attention remains at Moonee Valley this weekend and with a reasonable outing last week is looking to add some funds to the coffers for a tilt at the Spring Carnival.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Moonee Valley

Race 1 Horse 3 – Kaniana
Race 2 Horse 5 – Raw Impulse
Race 5 Horse 8 – Heatherly (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 3 – Voodoo Lad (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 2 – The United States

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing – Rio no go, the Nevill stumping and Michael Hurley re-signs with the Bombers…..

Sfan OB6The Olympics are coming to a conclusion and I must say that my interest levels have been as low as I can remember for an Olympic Games. I don’t know if it is the timing of the events or all of the negative stories before the games started, but I have been boltsignificantly underwhelmed. Perhaps my level of enthusiasm is matched by the Australian results where very few of our competitors have performed at their best. It would appear from the vision I have seen that the crowds have stayed away too. If the athletics didn’t have Usain Bolt these could be the dullest games of all time where the side stories have far more interest than the performances.

I was interested in the Peter Nevill stumping during the third test in stumpingSri Lanka when he waited for the batsman to lift his foot after playing the ball. The batsman was clearly out, but was it in the spirit of the game? I must admit some bias here, I was dismissed in a similar fashion playing school cricket and while I too was clearly out, I had avoided a bouncer and moved out of my crease before the keeper had passed the ball onto the fieldsman. I always thought it was unfair as it wasn’t the skill of the bowler that got me out of my crease. The same applied to the Nevill stumping.

Great news for Essendon supporters with Michael Hurley re-signing. When the players were suspended at the start of the year I hurleythought Essendon would lose one of Hurley, Hooker or Heppell and they have all re-committed to the club. Essendon now need Jobe Watson to play another year so he doesn’t conclude his career as a banned player. He deserves to finish on a high note even if he does lose the Brownlow medal.

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on 20 August 2016

gelding2The Gelding’s attention is at Moonee Valley today and after an average outing last week, he has taken a bit more time to study the form over the last seven days. He says the great unknowns are the weather and the state of the track. Just how far will the penetrometer go in today?

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Moonee Valley

Race 5 Horse 8 – Ken’s Dream (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Killarney Kid (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 9 – Pilote D’Essai
Race 8 Horse 5 – Heatherly
Race 9 Horse 10 – Fast Cash

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing – father/son combinations, Richmond FC woes……

Sfan OB6It was great to see Kyle Chalmers win our first men’s 100m freestyle Olympic gold medal since Michael Wenden in 1968. He is the son of Brett Chalmers who made his name playing AFL and it got me chalmersthinking about other father/son combinations in different sports. There is Gary Jack (rugby league) & Kieran Jack (AFL), Jack Newton (golf) & Clint Newton (rugby league), Ray Ruffels (tennis) & Ryan Ruffels (golf), Tony Mundine (boxing) & Anthony Mundine (rugby league & boxing), John Ronaldson (VFL/AFL) & Tony Ronaldson (basketball), Pat Cash Snr (VFL/AFL) & Pat Cash Jnr (tennis) and Dimitri Markov (pole vault) & Oleg Markov (AFL). There are bound to be a lot more, but this is a good starting point for further discussion.

I was pleased to see Richmond win last week to get the heat off Damian Hardwick. As much as I thought Richmond erred by martinextending his contract at the start of the year, I thought he should be excused one bad year. The discussions about Richmond this year remind me of the discussions about Richmond of 10-15 years ago. Back then they had fourn players, Matthew Knights, Wayne Campbell, Nick Daffy & Matthew Richardson and then they fell away and now it is Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin, Jack Riewoldt, Brent Deledio and Alex Rance and then they fall away again. Is history repeating itself?

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 13 August 2016

42The Gelding has returned refreshed from his holiday and is ready for the run into the Spring carnival.  The good horses are returning to the track so he cautions to take note of how their preparations have gone.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 7 – Kaniana (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 4 – Leica Day (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Concealer
Race 7 Horse 11 – Mahuta
Race 8 Horse 2 – Palentino

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 6 August 2016

MarkThe Gelding is finally back in Australia after his long holiday on the French Riviera (and plenty of other places on the Mediterranean) and he is fit, refreshed and in search of winners at Flemington today.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Flemington

Race 1 Horse 2 – Yulong Baby
Race 2 Horse 5 – Decorated Soldier (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 1 – Almandin (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 2 – Smart Volatility
Race 8 Horse 10 – Kaniana

Good luck and good punting!

Don’t forget to listen in to Sportzfan Radio’s outside broadcast from the Great Western Hotel tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM.

The Gelding