Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on Saturday 23 September 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield today and with the big Spring Carnival races just around the corner, he is using this meeting to finely tune his tips.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 1 – Eshtiraak
Race 3 Horse 11 – Sin to Win (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 3 – Brave Smash (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 6 – Stampede
Race 9 Horse 11 – Petition

You can hear the Gelding and the Professor discuss racing on Sportzfan Radio tomorrow from 10.00am on 88.3 Southern FM. We’ll be broadcasting from the Southern Football Netball League Division 1 Grand Final at Springvale oval.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Flemington races on 16 September 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Flemington today and with the big Spring carnival races just arund the corner he is honing his tipping skills and looking for winners.

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

Flemington

Race 1 Horse 1 – Jorda
Race 2 Horse 1 – Royal Symphony (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 3 – Redkirk Warrior
Race 5 Horse 6 – Catchy
Race 7 Horse 1 – Hartnell (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing – Drew Morphett, Nathan Buckley, All Australian team, Chris Scott, Ange Postecoglou

One of things I want to discuss is the tragic passing of Drew Morphett. Drew was one of those classic ABC commentators who was comfortable commentating on anything from football to athletics to tiddlywinks. He was always interested in presenting the picture to the audience and not pumping up his own tyres. In a pretty cut-throat industry I think he was universally liked by his peers. He will be missed.

I was also pleased that Nathan Buckley was reappointed as Collingwood coach for another two years as this will consign Collingwood to another two years out of the finals. It has to be good for the competition.

It was interesting to see that three of the banned Essendon players made the All Australian team with Hurley the only player to have made the team previously. Unfortunately for Essendon, Paddy Ryder (Port Adelaide) and Michael Hibberd (Melbourne) no longer play for the club. What it does show is that a year out of the game is not fatal for a player in his 20’s, but perhaps once you get to thirty it is not a positive experience.

Chris Scott took Geelong into another finals series last night and his fellow coaches recently voted him as the hardest coach to coach against. He certainly has had a lot of success since taking over from Bomber Thompson, however, his finals record needs some scrutiny. Since the 2011 finals series where Geelong won three games, including the premiership, but with the loss to Richmond, he has now contested a further nine finals for only two wins and one of those wins was over Hawthorn last year when Isaac Smith had a shot after the siren that could have taken the game away from Geelong. I think a few questions need to be posed as to Scott’s finals coaching record.

Speaking of coaches I cannot believe that Ange Postecoglou has come under so much pressure recently. He got the Socceroos an Asian Cup and in the current qualifiers the Socceroos have only lost one game. They do have an issue with scoring, but I put that down to personnel, not system. His system creates scoring chances, but we don’t seem to have the quality of strikers to put the goals away and this was no more evident that the recent game against Thailand. I think Tommy Juric is a good developing striker in the Mark Viduka mould, but we need a Harry Kewell or Tim Cahill at his best to compliment Juric. This is not Postecoglou’s fault, he has tried to develop players, but Australia just does not have genuine strikers playing at the highest level. Let the World Cup campaign pan out and reassess at the end.

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley on Saturday 9 September 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on Moonee Valley today and after a good outing last week he is looking to maximise his return this afternoon.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 1 Horse 3 – Samovare
Race 2 Horse 10 – Illumicon (scratched)
Race 5 Horse 7 – Houtzen (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 8 – Sanadaat
Race 7 Horse 2 – Brave Smash (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 5 – He’s our Rokkii

You can hear the Gelding discuss today’s race results with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio tomorrow between midday ad 2.00pm on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on Saturday 2 September 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield today and he is keen to hit winning form with the big races of the Spring Carnival just around the corner.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 8 – Oregon’s Day
Race 4 Horse 2 – Merchant Navy
Race 5 Horse 2 – Fuhryk
Race 6 Horse 4 – Sheidel (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 5 – Vega Magic (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing covers the AFL’s final round and the Dustin Martin saga

This weeks final round of football is an absolute cracker with every game having some influence on the final standings. In the Herald Sun they have equated this round to the final round of 1987 where several games impacted the make up of the finals. As an Essendon supporter I am happy that my team has control of its own destiny. The Bombers should account for Fremantle at home, but having seen my side cough up a 27 point lead against Brisbane at home you never can be sure. It also may be Jobe Watson’s last game in the red and black. He certianly got the most out of himself and it still riles me that he returned his Brownlow medal.

The Dustin Martin saga seems to be dragging on and it seems more likely that he will leave the Tigers. I know he is an important player and this year’s likely Brownlow medalist, however, if the reported offer from North Melbourne is $1.5m a year for 7 years the Tigers should not attempt to match it as it would jeopardise future contracts and their payment structure. I do not think he is worth anything like that sort of money as he doesn’t provide any sort of marketing clout save for his position as a star player. I also do not think that most Richmond supporters would want their club to go too far to keep him. Martin needs the money and I have no doubt he will go to the highest bidder. He is not a media performer and he is not coaching material, so he has to make hay while he is playing. If North Melbourne do get him there is no guarantee that he will be the panacea for their woes in any case. Paying a player that amount of money will no doubt cause a ripple affect amongst the other players as Tom Boyd’s contract apparently did at the Bulldogs. This guy is no Paddy Dangerfield.

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on Saturday 26 August 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Moonee Valley today and after a lukewarm outing last Saturday, he is in the mood to pick some winners.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 3 Horse 3 – Limestone
Race 4 Horse 12 – Sin to Win (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 10 – Heatherly (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 4 – Duke of Brunswick
Race 9 Horse 8 – Oak Door

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 19 August 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at his home track of Caulfield today and with the weather far from settled, it may be a day to be cautious on the punt.

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

Caulfield

Race 4 Horse 1 – Big Duke
Race 5 Horse 1 – Catchy (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 4 – Jukebox (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 3 – Black Heart Bart
Race 8 Horse 1 – Vega Magic

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 12 August 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Flemington today and after last weeks efforts for the ladies at the Tennis club he is looking to build on that today.

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

Flemington

Race 2 Horse 2 – Kilimanjaro (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 2 – Soverign Nation
Race 5 Horse 2 – Samovare (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 5 – Flippant
Race 8 Horse 1 – Crocodile Rock

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

The Gelding’s tips for Flemington races on 5 August 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Flemington today and after picking one from one last week he’s hoping that today’s meeting makes it through to the end.

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

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 3 – Crown Witness (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 7 – Yogi (also for the ladies at the tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 13 – Rebellious Lord
Race 8 Horse 2 – Amovatio
Race 9 Horse 13 – Revolving Door

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding