Today we have a real GOOD THING at Flemington to bet on. This is such a certainty I’m not going to muddy the waters with other lesser mail. Hope you joined me for a fill up last week. Our only losing race was owing to the neddy having a bleeding attack and now banned from racing in Aus.
Flemington R1 n1 SKILLED I am told by the pros this neddy could not possibly have won last start when it competed in a speed dual. Hence, a jockey change today is a ++. With an uninterrupted preparation SKILLED would have been one of the favs for the Caulfield Guineas and is a ratings certainty here. On Thursday and Friday I placed 4 individual bets for a pro punter at $3.2, $3.1, $3.0 and $2.9. It is now shorter than that. WILL WIN!!!
The Gelding’s attention turns to VRC headquarters this week for the Cup Carnival. Unfortunately, it looks like being a bit wet overnight and tomorrow so punters make sure you take note of weather conditions and the horses that like the wet track.
As always the tips are on an each way and all up basis.
Race 2 Horse 8 – Moudre
Race 5 Horse 6 – So You think (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Retrieve
Race 7 Horse 2 – Typhoon Tracey (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
The Gelding’s horse Queen Asa is also running at Kilmore in Race 4 on Sunday.
17 October 2010 175.2 – Dr Leslie comes on and cleans up after the Gelding’s weather forecast and racing segment – stool gazing indeed! The Professor explains that the Sydney Colt was unable to be on the show this week due to an illness and increases the intrigue when he passes on that the Colt and Stan have never been on the same show together – like Clark Kent and Superman. The Panel welcomes Nicole Chvastek back to the show. Mark Fiorenti discusses the creativity and passion of A-League soccer and the Newcastle Jets gaining more funding under Nathan Tinkler. There is also discussion of the ever increasing debts of Manchester United and Liverpool and the foreign ownership of EPL clubs. Nicole talks about the interest or lack thereof in the Commonwealth Games and the many countries/athletes not competing at the Games, Daniel says it was good to hear that Australia picked up a late gold medal in the ‘Throwing the washing machine out the window’ event. Nicole observed “Well done those Aussies”. Nicole also discussed the legitimacy of naming AFL players even though they had not been charged with an offence. Paul Dalligan talks with the Panel about the Rugby League Four Nations tournament with the marquee match between Australia and England at AAMI stadium. He thinks that the first game between Australia and Papua/New Guinea is like the Aussies playing the Wesley College Old Boys. In a heads up, Paul has heard Jonathan Thurstons may be heading to the Parramatta Eels. The Panel finish off with a discussion of Australian cricket and Ricky Ponting. Is Shane Warne too old to come back? Finally, Daniel asks the Professor which number comes after 248. Strangely it is 250, as apparently Daryl Corletto played his 250th game after his 248th.
17 October 2010 175.1 – The show starts with the Professor asking the Gelding whether the Caulfield Cup race meeting should have been postponed because of the bad weather. Stan tells Daniel that in the season opening NBL match the Melbourne Tigers were hopeless. This then prompts a discussion of the Tigers players. In the US report this week Susan Shan talks about Brett Favre and alleged problematic texts and emails to a NY Jets female employee. San Francisco 49ers are her surprise due to their poor showing in the NFL season so far. In MLB she thinks Cliff Lee is beatable but not likely during the post season. She thinks the Phillies and Rangers will make it through to the World Series whilst the Cubs and Cardinals were the biggest busts of the 2010 season. She doesn’t think Bobby Valentine will be going back to the Mets any time soon. The Gelding discusses the Caulfield Cup day races and observes Chris Munce is one of only seven jockeys who have won the Big 4 – Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper. The Professor calls it the ‘Grand Slam’ of racing. Gelding awards an ‘S-Hit’ ride to the jockey of Shocking who he says should have won easily. The Professor and the Gelding again talk about their interest in Danish Rock.
We got back to eating well after a nice day on the punt last Saturday. Today is tricky. The mail is very light in Sydney and the heavy Caulfield track will only likely attract the punt drunks amongst us. I have some good mail for Caulfield but will punt lightly. Sydney Colt’s groupies should follow suit.
Race 6 n10 OUR BILLY BOY e/w My mail says this horse has trialled well enough to be a big chance 1st up. Nicely placed and backed e/w is great value. This neddy has already firmed with the corporate bookies.
Race 2 n1 SKILLED Our ratings man rang me to say this was the best placed horse anywhere today. Track is a query but I’m already on. Join me.
Race5 n4 SOUL This neddy is a swimmer. What more needs to be said? Only that one of Sydney’s biggest punters has let rip.
Race 10 n20 VARENNA MISS Those of us in the know waited 12 months to back this midweek 10 days ago where it trotted in. This one has outstanding potential and I’m willing to risk the track.
The Gelding is ready and raring to go for Caulfield Cup day at his home track. Unfortunately, the weather may play a big part with Melbourne expecting a deluge of rain over the next twelve hours and many horses expected to be scratched because of the expected conditions.
As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.
Race 2 Horse 1 – Skilled
Race 5 Horse 7 – Duble Anny (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 2 – All Silent
Race 8 Horse 1 – Shocking (also for the ladies at the Tennis club) – quinella it with Horse 17 Faint Perfume
Race 9 Horse 1 – Hot Danish
You can hear the Gelding discuss all the racing news with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm this Sunday on 88.3 Southern FM. Special guest this week by phone from Sydney will be the Sydney Colt.
10 October 2010 174.2 – Paul tells the story of a Yankees pitcher who made his displeaure known by taking all his gear out on to the field and setting it on fire. The Professor poses the question – Is this the end of the Commonwealth Games? with attendances non existent, star athletes staying away and TV ratings down. Paul believes the organisers should be building on it for the coming 2014 games in Glasgow. The Gelding believes that athletes are more interested in World Championships. Paul wraps the 2010 NRL season, talks about his experience at the NRL Grand Final and the great second half by eventual premiers St George. He thinks the Sydney Roosters panicked in the second half. He also highlights an NRL match being investigated with players allegedly betting on a penalty goal to start the game. Dr Leslie comes along and cleans up after the NRL segment. Mark Fiorenti talks soccer and chats about the Heart v Victory local derby and the Socceroos great 1-0 win over Paraguay.
10 October 2010 174.1 – The show reprises Daniel’s singing of the Collingwood theme song from show #173. The Panel discusses Michael Vick’s injury with Dan Butterly in his US report and Dan says a quarterback in the NFL can’t take the same chances to run the ball as players do in College. Paul Dalligan talks to Dan about the rumor on Brett Favre and a former NY Jets female employee and wonders whether Brett has been playing golf with Tiger Woods. Paul also talks about his surprise at the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs being in the match of the round against Indianapolis Colts. Dan also talks MLB playoffs and thinks the Yankees, Rangers, Phillies and Giants will win through. #1 ranked in NCAAF Alabama losing may reignite the BCS controversy and discussion on whether a BCS College that has lost a game is more deserving of playing in the BCS title game than a non-BCS College that has not lost a game. The Gelding talks about his selections at Caulfield and the Sydney Colt’s selections at Rosehill. He has a discussion with Daniel about backing horses each way. Daniel thinks backing a horse not to win does not make sense. The Professor starts off a discussion on the Delhi Commonwealth Games.