Happy birthday tomorrow to all those beautiful nags who filled our pockets with lobster purchasing cash over the past 12 months! A very wet track at Rosehill means it is a day for punt drunks and Sydney Colt groupies.
Race 1 n2 AFRICAN PRINCE Will love the ‘heavy 10′ track and the pull in the weights
Race 2 n3 BACK ON TOP A pro punter convinced me to make this the ‘banker’ bet of the day. This neddy eats mud for breakfast and is very fit and in form.
Race 4 n1 MAGIC MODEL Pro punters in the know jumped all over the corporate bookies when early prices were released. I am told it has trialled outstandingly. At the time of writing this post the bookies are still betting a good e/w price (it will not stay that way!).
This week racing returns to the Gelding’s home track at Caulfield. Track could be a bit on the heavy side with all the rain in the last few days and further rain predicted overnight and in the morning.
As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.
The tips are:
Race 5 Horse 8 Miss Lily Rose (for the girls at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 8 Shoot Out
Race 7 Horse 6 Imperial Command
Race 8 Horse 4 Maxisun (also for the girls at the Tennis club)
Listen to me talk racing with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm every Sunday on 88.3 Southern FM.
25 July 2010 164.2 – Mark Fiorenti is quizzed whether Jon Bon Jovi is a realistic number 1 ticket holder for Melbourne Heart. The Panel has some fun with some of Bon Jovi’s songs and Gambo worries that the show is moving away from its sporting roots with the music discussion. Mark also previews the A League season thinking Sydney, Melbourne Victory and Heart will be the teams to watch with Perth Glory being the dark horse after the signing of Robbie Fowler. Mark talks about the aborted transfer involving Shane Smeltz due to Smeltz not liking the surroundings in China and thinks it is a bad thing for the League as Aussie players look unreliable. The Panel talk about the proposed 15,000 seat upgrade to Eureka stadium at Ballarat and wonder whether the AFL will fixture games at the venue. Is this an endeavour for North Ballarat to be a 19th team in the AFL?… which would then open the door for a 20th team from Tasmania. Gambo and Daniel ponder whether South Africa and New Zealand may also field teams in the AFL in the future or be preferred to Ballarat and Tasmania. Nick Tedeschi covers the NRL scene in Paul Dalligan’s absence. He thinks Melbourne Storm will need to let Greg Inglis go to keep other stars and some of their second tier players. The level of support for the Storm will depend on their on field performances. He also discusses the Danny Green/Paul Briggs “fight” and believes it is a disgrace that it went on. In Tour de Farce news, did Contador break race etiquette in passing Schleck when Schleck had a mechanical failure with his chain? The Panel thinks so. We sneak a different Dr Leslie CSA in just before the end of the show.
25 July 2010 164.1 – The Professor welcomes Stan back after illness whilst Daniel Eade laments at the Aussies appalling cricket effort against Pakistan and Gambo has been for a “roll” on the greens. Sean Callanan recovering from a bit of jet lag is upbeat about the recent Sports Conferences on Social Media in Australia and New Zealand. He says sports teams that try to engage their fans get the best result in social media. He is putting together a Sports Social Media Index for A League teams prior to the season start. He thinks Gold Coast Suns without any tradition, will keep tweeking the design of their football jumper until they get one that resonates with fans. The Panel talk about the turf at Etihad Stadium and liken it to an ice rink and conclude something needs to be done from on OH&S perspective before an AFL footballer sues over an injury. The Gelding talks racing with the hits and misses from Saturday at Moonee Valley and Randwick. His horse Queen Asa gets another start at Cranbourne but is not confident. Daniel learns that Kenny Loggins “other” song is Footloose and he thinks maybe Kenny should have been asked to provide a theme song for the Gold Coast Suns. The Professor and Daniel wonder whether the Melbourne Tigers have done the wrong thing by getting Tommy Greer and Darryl Corletto to break their contracts with clubs playing in the SEABL and Big V competitions in order to go on a pre-NBL season tour with the Tigers. Gambo is happy “Plugger” Lockett is made a legend at St Kilda and the Panel look at big names the Gold Coast Suns could sign aside from Karmichael Hunt to raise the new AFL team’s profile – Shane Warne and Kevin Rudd are suggested
On tomorrow’s Sportzfan Radio you’ll hear Sean Callanan give a wrap of the two Sports Conferences he attended in Sydney and Auckland on social media, the panel will discuss the farcical “fight” in Perth during the week, the Gelding will talk about the winners and losers at Moonee Valley whilst Mark Fiorenti will be reviewing A League teams chances as the season is just around the corner.
With Dalligan away in the US for a wedding (not his own) we’ll talk NRL with Nick Tedeschi…..will we be able to avoid talking Melbourne Storm…probably not! Plenty happening in the world of sport so make sure you’re next to your radio or computer at midday tomorrow when the Professor, Daniel Eade and Gambo present the best sports show going around. Don’t forget to tweet discussion topics to @sportzfanradio
2 from 3 last week saw lobster back on the menu. Thanks to the tip straight from Gai’s stable. I hope you read the post and benefited from that insight. This week it’s Friday night mail and not as strong. Fingers crossed.
Race 3 n2 WITH ICE In form galloper who is nicely placed based on ratings. Likes wet tracks.
Race 4 n2 SQUAMOSA Short price but the word from the track is that Gai has a very smart neddy here who will be too classy for this lot.
Race 6 n8 NOT A SNIP A DOUBT e/w I am told this neddy is now jumping out of its skin after 2 warm up runs from a long break. Great chance at e/w odds.
We have gained some good mail for today’s races. Nothing fancy about the prices of the 3 tips but I expect a profitable day. If you bet with the corporate bookies and not the thieving local tote you will win more.
Race 1 n5 CROSSBOW Won a ‘no race’ where it ran great sectionals. Only has to match that effort to win this with ease. Know a pro punter who got some good oil direct from Gai’s stable on this neddy.
Race 4 n2 FUSAKEO Another from Gai’s stable. Nash will control the pace of this race up front. Well suited being back 200m from its last start 2nd to a promising horse.
Race 5 n6 ATOMIC FORCE Extremely well placed here because (a) lack of pace (b) weight drop and (c) dryer track = 3 good reasons to have a small flutter.
On Sunday’s show the Professor is back behind the Panel and will have NRL commentator Nick Tedeschi and basketball expert Daniel Eade as guests. Aside from the normal disection of the week in sports they will be talking with US reporter Dan Butterly about Major League Baseball and the National League finally winning an All Star game, NBA free agency and an interesting video from the Mountain West women’s soccer championships of 2009.
We’ll cross to a restaurant in Chinatown to talk racing with The Gelding, who’ll discuss the winners and losers at Caulfield. Also on the show “F” Word’s Mark Fiorenti will wrap up the recently completed World Cup and talk about whether soccer needs the introduction of a match review panel. Paul Dalligan will discuss the revelations about the Melbourne Storm higher salary cap breaches and give his assessment of the likely finalists as the NRL season nears its conclusion.
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This week, the Gelding’s attention returns to his headquarters track at Caulfield. Hopefully the rain will hold off so that the track can dry out a bit.
As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.
Race 3 Horse 3 – Meet me at Raffles
Race 5 Horse 1 – Beyond Pardon (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 11 - Reward for Effort (also for the Ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 3 – Arch Symbol
Unfortunately Queen Asa didn’t run a drum last Sunday at Cranbourne but stay tuned as it is being primed for its next run!! As for Cranbourne you might like to try Dalligan’s tip of Race 3 Horse 3 – Dreams to Silk, a Mick Price trained gelding.
You can hear me on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm each Sunday talking with the Professor about all things racing.