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 – DukeĀ 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

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 29 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield today for the last metropolitan thoroughbread race meeting of the season. He is looking to improve a bit on last week’s form and finish the season on a big note.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 8 – Kiwia
Race 6 Horse 2 – O’Rachael
Race 7 Horse 3 – Revolving Door
Race 8 Horse 7 – Supido (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 16 – Galaxy Raider (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 22 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Flemington today as he looks to continue his winning run, especially with his tips for the ladies at the Tennis club.

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

Flemington

Race 1 Horse 2 – Ebediyin (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 2 Horse 6 – Diapason (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 4 – Anchor Bid
Race 4 Horse 8 – Portman
Race 9 Horse 3 – Invincible Al

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 15 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at his home track at Caulfield today and after a couple of winners and a placing last week he is looking to keep that run of form going with these selections. The ladies at the Tennis club have been happy with his form over the last few weeks.

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

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 3 – Data Point
Race 3 Horse 3 – Moonlites Choices
Race 4 Horse 1 – Kiwia
Race 6 Horse 1 – Revolving Door (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 7 – Supido (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding discuss today’s racing with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio from midday tomorrow on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 8 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Flemington today and after a welcome return to form last week, he is looking to be amongst the winners again today.

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

Flemington

Race 2 Horse 1 – Killarney Kid
Race 4 Horse 1 – Royal Symphony (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 2 – Invincible Al
Race 7 Horse 1 – Amovatio
Race 8 Horse 7 – Ability (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 1 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at his home track of Caulfield today and he is looking to start the month of July with a bag full of winners.

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

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 3 – Lone Eagle (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 2 Horse 2 – Kiwia
Race 5 Horse 2 – A Lotta Love
Race 6 Horse 1 – Revolving Door (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 13 – Data Point

You can hear the Gelding discuss today’s racing with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio from midday tomorrow on 88.3 Southern FM – the Sounds of the Bayside.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding