Gelding’s red hotties for Flemington on 24 June 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Flemington today and after some close misses last week he is looking to improve slightly to turn those placings into winners.

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

Flemington

Race 1 Horse 2 – Royal Symphony
Race 5 Horse 1 – Megablast
Race 6 Horse 15 – Ability (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 6 – Rewarding Effort
Race 9 Horse 3 – Samovare (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on 17 June 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Moonee Valley today and after some fluctuating form over recent weeks, he is looking to make every post a winner today.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 2 Horse 1 – If Not Now When
Race 3 Horse 3 – Miss Vista
Race 5 Horse 2 – Lord Da Vinci
Race 6 Horse 4 – Highland Beat (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 8 – Heart Starter (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding talk racing with the Professor and the panel on Sportzfan Radio tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing – Jumper punches, World Cup qualifiers…..

Whilst there was not all that much to tweak my interest this week, I did think Tom Hawkins was dead set stiff for copping a suspension when his hit was quite minor compared to the Cotchin, Cunnington & Jones hits of the previous few weeks. Having said that, you would think with all the publicity attached to those recent hits, he wasn’t using his brains to grab a jumper and then punch someone. The AFL were going to make a stand at some stage and Hawkins was the first one to be subject to the Match Review Panel’s crack down.

I was pleased to see that Josh Schache re-signed with Brisbane. Brisbane have coughed up a lot of players over the last couple of years and it is good to see one of their top draft picks choosing to stay. It’s about time things started to run their way.

It was also good to see the Socceroos succeed against Saudi Arabia on Friday night. Despite an indifferent performance they got the win and evened up the points with the Saudis and now only trail by goal difference. The pressure is on this team to make the World Cup finals and, if they make it, it will be a testament to the coaching of Ange Postecoglou. From what I see this current Australian team is a bit short on talent compared to more recent World Cup campaigns and while they have not yet confirmed qualification for the World Cup, they are still the only team in the group to be undefeated. Clearly, the match against the Blue Samurai in Japan in August will be crucial to qualification for both teams. Japan has the harder draw as they then play Saudi Arabia away in their last game while the Socceroos play bottom of the table Thailand in Australia.

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s red hotties for Doomben races on 10 June 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on the Group One races at Doomben today and after a return to winning form last week, he is looking to build on that with these selections.

The horse that the Gelding has an interest in, Del Rios, is running at Swan Hill today and despite a wide barrier, the feeling is positive in the camp that the horse has each way claims.

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

Doomben

Race 2 Horse 5 – Nancy
Race 4 Horse 7 – Raiment
Race 6 Horse 13 – Melody Belle (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 2 – Ruthven (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 1 – Clearly Innocent

Swan Hill

Race 7 Horse 5 – Del Rios (another one for the ladies at the Tennis club)

The Gelding makes his return to the radio waves on Sunday 18 June 2017 when Sportzfan Radio (the sequel) is back on air on 88.3 Southern FM from midday.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing – Arsenal’s FA Cup, Wenger re-appointed, AFL, Dreamtime game controversy, Huddersfield Town promoted to Premier League

I was pleased to see that Arsene Wenger re-signed with Arsenal for another two years. While I understand there is a lot of discussion about him being moved on by Arsenal supporters, in the end he has still had a good year. The Gunners accumulated 75 points this year finishing fifth in the EPL. That would have got them into the top four on eight of the previous ten years and in two of those years they would have finished second. Arsenal also won the FA Cup last weekend with a great win over Premier League Champion’s, Chelsea. So the year, while frustrating, has not been a disaster. The key now is to ensure Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez remain at the Club on a long term basis. That is the biggest challenge facing Arsenal and Wenger at the moment.

The Dreamtime game between Essendon and Richmond produced a couple of controversial issues. Firstly the rushed behind resulting in an easy goal to Essendon and then Dustin Martin being named the best player on the ground. I thought the rushed behind decision was technically correct, but I certainly would not have been happy if my team was on the receiving end. A good question was raised during the week on the issue – would the Richmond player have rushed the ball through if the scores were level with little time left on the clock? I think the answer would be “no”, he would have tried to tap it to his team mate who was nearby at the time. As regards Martin being best on the ground, last year he clearly was the best on the ground, but this year I didn’t think there was a clear stand out player. In my opinion Brandon Ellis was Richmond’s best and Brendan Goddard was Essendon’s best. Martin got close to 30 touches, but his disposal efficiency was similar to the major Essendon ball winners. I was a bit surprised when Martin also got both coaches votes. I must be a poor judge!

Also great to see Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield get into the EPL with him scoring in the penalty shoot out.

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on 3 June 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Moonee Valley today and after another ordinary outing last week he has his mind on the job today to get back into the winner’s list.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 2 Horse 1 – Whistle Baby
Race 4 Horse 4 – The Passage (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 2 – Have another Glass
Race 7 Horse 6 – Cambus
Race 8 Horse 12 – Gallic Chieftain (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Sandown on 27 May 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Sandown today and after a couple of seconds last week, he is looking to improve on his tips this week.

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

Sandown

Race 2 Horse 9 – Star Stealer (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 9 – Great Glen (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 5 – Onpicalo
Race 7 Horse 2 – Pedrena
Race 8 Horse 4 – Widgee Turf

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Weekend musing – AFL, sledging, EPL final week……

There have been instances of good sportsmanship and bad sportsmanship in the AFL last weekend.

On the good side it was pleasing to see Dyson Heppell and Joel Selwood chair James Kelly off after last weeks game to celebrate Kelly’s 300th game.

On the flip side, you had the sledging allegations levelled at St Kilda players for targetting Marc Murphy in the game against Carlton targeting. This is a difficult issue and hard to assess and monitor. By drawing attention to the sledging and the content of the sledging, it brought to light rumours that I and a lot of other footy fans who aren’t on social media sites were not aware of. Where do you draw the line when it does not involve issues that are currently in the code of conduct?

Another good story in the AFL this week is the appointment of the female umpire, Eleni Glouftsis for the Essendon v West Coast game this Sunday. By all reports she has got there on her merits and deserves the chance. Another way of getting females involved in the game of Australia Rules Football.

The EPL concludes this week with Chelsea and Tottenham wrapping up the top two spots before the weekend and Manchester City almost safe in third spot. That leaves Liverpool and Arsenal in the fight for fourth position and the all important Champions League qualification. Liverpool have the easier game, but the Gunners have come with a rush in the last month and are not without some chance of finishing fourth. With Manchester United playing off for the Europa Cup and possible qualification for the Champions League, more may need to play out before the final positions are known. I have had a look at the qualification criteria and it is by no means clear. My personal view is that it would not be a bad thing for the Gunners to miss out on Europe and only concentrate on the League next season. Chelsea and Leicester have won the League in the last two years without having to worry about the Champions League.

Have a great weekend!

Gelding’s tips for Flemington races on 20 May 2017

The Gelding’s attention is fixed solely on Flemington today and is looking to get back into winning form.

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

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 14 РNew Graduate
Race 6 Horse 6 – Refectory (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 4 – Malibu Style (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 4 – Second Bullet
Race 9 Horse 2 – Fastnet Latina

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield, Doomben and Morphetville on 13 May 2017

The Gelding divides his attention between three race tracks tomorrow being his home track at Caulfield, in Brisbane at Doomben and in Adelaide at Morphetville.

He believes diversity is a very good thing!

Caulfield

Race 5 Horse 2 – Kenjorwood
Race 7 Horse 1 – Mongolian Wolf
Race 8 Horse 1 – Wise Hero

Doomben

Race 7 Horse 12 – Russian Revolution (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Morphetville

Race 7 Horse 5 – Odeon (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding