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The Professor’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 13 July 2019 and the weekend parlay

The Professor’s form of recent weeks has been a bit hit and miss but he is looking to return to better form today at Caulfield where the track is currently rated a Soft 7. More rain during the day will no doubt affect that rating. The rail is 3 metres out from the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Race 3 Horse 15 – Cryptic Jewel (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Junipal (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 1 Horse 1 – Can’t be Done into Wests Tigers to beat Parramatta Eels (NRL) into Western Bulldogs to beat Melbourne (AFL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 6 July 2019 and the weekend parlay

The Professor had some modest success last week for the ladies at the Tennis club with Highland Beat and is looking to improve on that today. The Flemington track is rated a Soft 5 at present but should firm up during the day, with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 1 – Buffalo River (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 1 – Chouxting the Mob (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

The Professor is taking a four leg parlay this weekend.

Race 9 Horse 1 – Sure Knee into Cronulla Sharks to beat Brisbane Broncos (NRL) into North Melbourne to beat St Kilda (AFL) into New South Wales to beat Queensland (State of Origin).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 29 June 2019 and the weekend parlay

The fields at Caulfield are sparse today and the Professor has a few concerns about further rain during the day. That being said he has managed to pick a couple of horses he thinks will salute. The track is currently rated a Soft 5 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 2 – Five Kingdom (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 4 – Highland Beat (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 2 Horse 2 – Five Kingdom into Manly Sea Eagles to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL) into Fremantle to beat Carlton (AFL)

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Flemington on 22 June 2019 and the weekend parlay

The Professor was close again last week with his weekend parlay but the horse leg seems to be letting him down. No time for ‘if only’ though as it’s onward and upward. The Flemington track is rated a soft 7 at present but that may change if the forecast showers eventuate. The rail is out 9 metres from the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Flemington

Race 2 Horse 3 – Angelic Spirit (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 3 – Laure Me In (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 5 Horse 3 – Laure Me In into Queensland to beat NSW (State of Origin) into Fremantle to beat Melbourne (AFL).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Sandown races on 15 June 2019 and the weekend parlay

Racing returns to Sandown and so does the Professor. After some ordinary outings in recent weeks, he is looking to bounce back with today’s tips. The Lakeside track is rated a soft 6 with the rail out 5 metres for the entire course.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Sandown

Race 3 Horse 5 – William Thomas (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 12 – Street Sheik (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 3 Horse 5 – William Thomas into Sydney Roosters to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL) into Fremantle to beat Port Adelaide (AFL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Eagle Farm on 8 June 2019 and his weekend parlay

The Professor got two out of three for his weekend parlay last week but although two out of three ain’t bad….it doesn’t pay. Eagle Farm races look the go today. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 2 metres for the entire course.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Eagle Farm

Race 8 Horse 1 – The Bostonian (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 3 – Sixties Groove (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 1 – The Bostonian (Eagle Farm) into Sydney Roosters to beat Penrith Panthers (NRL) into Collingwood to beat Melbourne (AFL).

You can hear the Professor discuss his tips and parlay with the Sportzfan Radio panel tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Caulfield and Doomben Races on 1 June 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

After a week off, the Professor has his eye on both Caulfield and Doomben today. At Caulfield the track is rated a soft 6 with more rain to come. The rail is 14 metres out for the entire track whilst the Doomben track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 4.5 metres for the entire track.

Remember to back the tips each way.

Caulfield

Race 8 Horse 4 – Miss Vixen (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Doomben

Race 9 Horse 6 – Sixties Groove (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 4 – Miss Vixen (at Caulfield) into Geelong to defeat Sydney (AFL) into Canberra Raiders to defeat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL)

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Weekend musing – Cricket, South African tour, Football, Robbie Gray, Racing, Winx….

The much anticipated test series in South Africa started overnight and all the Australian batsman bar Cameron Bancroft got a start and did not go on to get a century. I have always said that 350 runs in the first innings of a test match is par and at the time of writing the Aussies need another 125 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Our bowlers can bat a bit so hopefully one of Mitch Marsh or Tim Paine go on to make a ton and this would place Australia in a good position to win the test match. Cameron Bancroft must be one of the luckiest players in world cricket at the moment, he has had nine innings at the top of the order and if you take out his 82 not out in the second innings of the first Ashes test he is averaging less than 13 runs. Peter Hanscombe had three failures at the start of the Ashes with one of those innings being a 32 in difficult conditions in Adelaide and he lost his place in the team with an average of 47. He must wonder why someone who hasn’t proved themselves gets more chances than he got. I certainly do!

Earlier this week Robbie Gray from Port Adelaide chose to challenge a suspension for a head high hit on Jeremy McGovern. The AFL has changed the process this year and Michael Christian is the sole arbiter on penalties so in my opinion the tribunal was never going to overturn the first challenge to one of his decisions. To my mind this was a complete waste of $10,000 by Port Adelaide.

Winx, the biggest name in Australian horse racing, makes her return to the track this weekend and again it is hard to see her getting beaten. The only real chance could be the VRC Derby winner Prized Icon who may have an edge in fitness.

Have a great weekend!!

Weekend musing – Cox Plate, Damian Oliver, Nathan Broad, Dad’s Army…..

I watched the Cox Plate last weekend and saw the overhead footage of Damien Oliver’s ride on Happy Clapper and was not surprised he was handed a twenty meeting suspension from the stewards. He effectively cost Royal Symphony any chance in the race and in turn put that horse out of yesterday’s Victoria Derby where he would have been close to favourite. The trainer of Royal Symphony, Tony McEvoy was rightly upset after the race and you wonder if he and/or his owners could take civil action against Oliver in the circumstances. One wonders what Oliver was thinking. It is one thing to have a win at all costs attitude but not when the safety of other horses and riders is concerned.

Nathan Broad was revealed as the post Grand Final photographer during the week and he received a three game suspension from the Richmond Football Club. There has been some debate about the penalty and whether it was appropriate. I must say that given the profile of the case, Broad’s behaviour and the potential for police charges it seemed light. I heard a female caller to a radio station after the penalty was announced suggesting he should have also been asked to do some volunteer work in something like a women’s refuge or undergo some sort of training course as well. I thought it was a great idea on top of the three game suspension.

At a time when list managers are intent on injecting youth into AFL sides, Port Adelaide is heading in the opposite direction in their recruiting of Demon pair Jack Watts and Jack Trengove, Steven Motlop, Tom Rockliff and Trent McKenzie. Watts (26), Trengove (26), Rockliff (27), Motlop (26) and McKenzie (25) are in the veteran class and if rumors are correct and they are to be joined by recently de-listed Kangaroo, Lindsay Thomas (29), the Power have clearly thrown any youth policy out the window and adopted a ‘win now’ attitude. That’s all good and well providing it comes off. If not, it places a great percentage of the list in the Dad’s Army category!

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – the Brownlow medal, Grand Finals in AFL & NRL……

I was pleasantly surprised to listen to Dustin Martin at his Brownlow presentation on Monday night. He came over a lot better than I had envisioned and he seemed like a reasonable bloke who loves his footy. Bruce McAvaney was a little sickening, but he did a good job getting Martin to talk so it worked.

With 36 votes Martin scored exactly the same amount as the entire All Australian back line of Rory Laird (9) votes, Alex Rance (8), Michael Hibberd (7), Sam Docherty (5), Michael Hurley (4) and Jeremy McGovern (3). While I am not suggesting that Martin did not deserve his votes, it is a little hard to accept that these six champion players could only amass 36 votes between them as most of them are big ball winners as well. The forward line did significantly better with a total of 75 votes, but the forward line included Dane Zorko (14) and Robbie Gray (12) who are essentially mid-fielders and Lance Franklin (22) who seems to capture the umpires eye. With five votes it did endorse my view that Eddie Betts was lucky to make the team.

It was also interesting to see that nine of the 18 clubs had two players that secured half or more of their teams votes and at Richmond, Martin almost did that himself with 36 votes out of a team total of 80. As much as it is great to have a Brownlow medalist from your team, from a team perspective it is better to have a spread of vote getters. The two top teams were Adelaide and Sydney who both had 88 votes, but the contrast was that Adelaide’s top four Sloane, M.Crouch, Jacobs & Atkins contributed 51 votes and Sydney’s top four of Kennedy, Franklin, Parker & Hannebery contributed 67 votes with Hannebery only contributing 6 votes. I think the upshot from this was Adelaide had more to handle in trying to control Martin it will than Richmond had trying to control Rory Sloane…and that is how it turned out yesterday. One thing that the Brownlow coverage brought home was how disappointing it is that Jobe Watson is no longer a Brownlow medalist. To see Cotchin & Mitchell lauded as medalists was disappointing whereas I had not thought about it much beforehand.

The Grand Final was a reasonable game and even though I thought Adelaide were the better side going into the game, the Grand Final was played on Richmond’s home ground which, in my view evened out the contest. Richmond were worthy premiers and it says something for a Club that decided to hold fast in the face of great criticism of their 2016 performance. If the Tigers had buckled at the end of last season and sacked Damian Hardwick, I doubt they would have climbed to the heights of premiership glory.

The Melbourne Storm are my fancies in the NRL decider today. They
have had a great season led by Dally M medallist Cameron Smith. North Queensland Cowboys have had a remarkable run to the Grand Final but I believe they will fall short especially as they are without their champion play maker Jonathan Thurston.

Have a great weekend!