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Professor’s red hot tips for Caulfield Cup day races on 20 October 2018

With the Spring Carnival in full swing the Professor is looking to make it a successful day on the punt at Caulfield today. The overnight rain will have softened the track so the runners in the later races may be affected.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Caulfield

Race 5 Horse 6 – Verry Elleegant (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 3 – Extra Brut
Race 7 Horse 3 – Trap for Fools
Race 8 Horse 14 – Kings will Dream (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 10 Horse 5 – Peaceful State

For the Caulfield Cup take a quinella of Kings will Dream and Horse 3 Chestnut Coat.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield Cup day on 21 October 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield today for the running of the Caulfield Cup. One of the feature races of the Spring Carnival. He is feeling confident after some mid week practice on Blue Sapphire Stakes day.

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

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 6 – Our Crown Mistress
Race 3 Horse 12 – Teodora (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 8 – Samovare
Race 8 Horse 3 – Johannes Vermeer (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 10 Horse 3 – Nieta

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Derby day at Flemington on 29 October 2016

gelding & dalliganWith the Spring Carnival in full flight, the Gelding’s attention turns to Derby day at VRC headquarters at Flemington today. He has been in great form with the feature races having the winners of the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate already in the bag.

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

Flemington

Race 4 Horse 2 – Real Love
Race 5 Horse 3 – Astern
Race 6 Horse 7 – Don’t Doubt Mama
Race 7 Horse 1 – Sacred Elixir (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 2 – The United States (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield Cup day on 15 October 2016

professor-geldingThe Gelding’s attention is again on his home track at Caulfield on Caulfield Cup day. He was considering not having a bet in that race, but as he said, that is not how he rolls. He is up for the challenge today.

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

Caulfield

Race 5 Horse 2 – Good Standing
Race 6 Horse 1 – It’s Somewhat
Race 8 Horse 11 – Jameka (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 5 – Hellbent (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 10 Horse 2 – Stratum Star

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Cox Plate day 24 October 2015

sean & geldingThe Gelding’s attention is on Moonee Valley today and the running of the Cox Plate. After picking the Caulfield Cup winner last week, he is looking to make it two in a row.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 4 Horse 3 – Mawahibb
Race 5 Horse 1 – Serene Majesty
Race 6 Horse 7 – The United States
Race 8 Horse 1 – Lucky Hussler (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 1 – Criterion (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s Caulfield selections for 18 October 2015

Mar 13 2011 021The Gelding’s attention is split this weekend. He has one eye on New Zealand racing, because Malcolm Turnbull is there…..no not really. The real reason is because his horse Del Rios is racing at Rotorua.

His other eye is on his home track at Caulfield where the prestigious Caulfield Cup is being run. After a big day at the track on Wednesday he is feeling confident with his selections.

One thing the Gelding doesn’t like today is the Caulfield Cup starting at 5.40pm – disgraceful he says and a sign that the media has taken over horse racing!

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

Rotorua

Race 2 Horse 7 – Del Rios (an each way special for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Caulfield

Race 3 Horse 1 – Ball of Muscle
Race 4 Horse 2 – Ambience
Race 6 Horse 6 – Sadler’s Lake
Race 7 Horse 8 – Under the Louvre (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 6 – Mongolian Khan (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Friday musing – Golf, Cricket, Spring Carnival…….

Chris Barwin HillsThe thing that really piqued my interest in the sporting arena this week was the story about Phil Mickelson calling 16 year old US born Australian Ryan Rufflels (the son of former tennis player Ray Ruffels) to try and get him to Arizona State University on a golfing scholarship. Apparently Ryan plays off plus 6 and in a recent monthly medal at the Victoria Club shot rounds of 10, 9, 7 & 9 under. Wow! Golf seems to be producing some real prodigies at the moment and hopefully Ryan can go on and create a name for himself. Which country would have the bragging rights? I think that while he was born in the US, he grew up in Australia and took up golf in Australia, I consider that to be enough to claim him as an Aussie.

It was interesting to see that less than 25,000 people for the International T20 match against South Africa last Friday at the MCG. That is a disappointing crowd and casts a bit of doubt about the overall interest in the cricket coming into a summer where Australia will be hosting the One Day World Cup. Apart from the Ashes that is always well patronised, the cricket does seem to be losing its mojo. I have mentioned this in the past and in my opinion, it has a lot to do with the year round coverage of cricket throughout the world. The football is played over a period of six-seven months and then there is the build up and anticipation for the following season which is all very well staged managed by the AFL. The international cricket season has started with very little sense of anticipation and not helped by the recent test flogging at the hands of the Pakistanis. Time will tell if they can build some momentum into the World Cup.

The major races of the spring have now been completed and there was a number of notable performances, however, I do not think that any horse stamped its authority on the spring. There was not a dominant sprinter, there was not a dominant weight for age performer and there was not a dominant stayer. Having said that the “one off” performances of Terravista, Adelaide and Protectionist (you could also add in Admire Rakti in the Caulfield Cup) where truly great performances.

Have a great weekend!

Friday musing – Melbourne Cup, Cricket, West Sydney Wanderers…

Chris Barwin HillsWell the big three races of the Melbourne spring have been run and won by international horses. The Japanese took out the Caulfield Cup, the Irish the Cox Plate and now the Germans have the Melbourne Cup. If Adelaide had been owned by Italian interests you may have questioned who won the war! There has been a lot of discussion about the influx of international horses and whether there should be a quota placed on them, particularly for the Melbourne Cup. Bunkum I say. If the locals want to win these races they should adjust their breeding and training regimes and start to focus on middle distance and staying races and not just breeding and training for sprinter/milers. For too long getting a horse to produce early in it’s career has been the focus instead of looking to the future. I think we should keep bringing in the international horses as not only are they better than the locals, they add plenty to the discussions at this time of the year. With Slade Power running in the Darley Classic tomorrow, the pain for the locals may not be over and we may be beaten at our own game.

I remarked last week about the pitches that had been produced in the recent test series against Pakistan and that may have been disrespectful to the Pakistanis’ as each of their second innings were better than our first in each test. The Australian’s were completed outplayed and any pretensions they had for being number one in the world has taken a severe blow. To be number one you have to be able to win in all conditions, not just those that suit your best players. Some of the selections have to be questioned as well. Bringing Glenn Maxwell in and playing him as a number three seemed as strange as the puzzling decisions in dropping Alex Doolan and Steve O’Keefe after one test. I can understand the theory of playing to your strength, but clearly the pitch blunted even the best fast bowlers, let alone the likes of Mitchell Starc. The batsmen need to learn how to play spin and the spinners need to learn how to bowl in those conditions.

What an amazing performance by the West Sydney Wanderers in the Asian Champions League final. For a club that has only been in existence for just over two years, they have played in two grand finals and won the premier club competition in Asia. Admittedly the A-League has only been going for a short time, but for a start up club to have achieved that much in such a short space of time is unprecedented. I think it even out-strips the Melbourne Storm’s win in the 1999 NRL grand final. It must say something about Tony Popovic’s coaching and he must be high on the radar for the national team or something substantial overseas.

Have a great weekend!

Geldings hot selections for Caulfield Cup day

MarkThe Gelding is off grazing in sunny Hong Kong at the moment and all we are left with at the Sportzfan Radio desk are his scribblings on the back of a used tote ticket with respect to his selections for the Caulfield Cup.

Punters may well query how the Gelding could possibly be out of the country at such an interesting time in horse racing!

Take as each way bets, a quinella and trifecta!

Caulfield

Race 9

Horse 14 – Lidari – Gelding says Simon O’Donnell wouldn’t be in it if he didn’t think it could win this one! (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Horse 15 – Lucia Valentina – The current race favourite and has run over this distance before but beaten home third after getting too far back in the field. Drawn nicely in barrier 12.

Horse 1 – Admire Rakti – The top weight and one of the Japanese raiders will be in it at the finish!

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Friday musing – AFL trade period, Ryan Griffen, Caulfield Cup….

Chris Barwin HillsThe AFL trade period is over and all the trades that had to be done were done including the Dane Beams & Paddy Ryder deals. As a Bomber supporter I think Collingwood did better than Essendon with their respective “forced” trades, but it helped that they were dealing with Brisbane who had more to offer. It was always going to be hard to prise a decent player out of Port Adelaide at the moment to come to Essendon

I have gathered a bit of information regarding the Ryan Griffen & Allan Christensen trades.

With Griffen, it appears there was a bust up between some of the players and Griffen and his leadership group wanted the coach to sort it out and the coach, quite rightly told them it was a leadership group issue and they should sort it out. They didn’t like it and it caused a lot of division within the club. The Bulldogs now have the key forward they have been after, but it may take a while for Tom Boyd to produce on a regular basis. At least it will take the pressure of Stuart Crameri, who was never more than the third tall in the forward line anyway.

With Christensen it is alleged that he had an affair with a team mate’s partner and she became pregnant. If this rumour is true, then it explains why Geelong traded him without much of a fight. For Geelong to then use the pick they got for him on Rhys Stanley is somewhat of a surprise. Stanley has shown some promise, but a second round draft pick, I don’t think so.

For me the overall winner in the trade period was Hawthorn. They have won the last two premierships, played in the last three Grand Finals and they picked up an All Australian defender in James Frawley. To that throw in a very promising youngster in Jono O’Rourke and the fact that they lost no required players.

Moving on to the races it occurred to me that Lloyd Williams spends a lot of money on importing horses from overseas, but somewhat ironically his best horse at the moment and indeed his best horse for some time in Fawkner in not only locally bred, but bred from a stallion, Reset, that Lloyd used to own. Perhaps he should concentrate on the local market instead of spending so much on overseas horses!

Well Rich Enuff came unstuck last week, but on that run I don’t think he will lose too many admirers. He beat everything else in the race quite easily and he rallied once the other horse went past him and pushed him right to the line. Perhaps the 1600 metres was a bit too far, but not by much. The colts ran about a second faster than the fillies in the corresponding race and they were just shaded by the time recorded by Trust in a Gust in the Toorak Handicap. There is a Group 1 race out there for Rich Enuff and he is now being set for a sprint at the Flemington carnival.

My place tip for this weeks main race the Caulfield Cup is Big Memory. In the Herbert Power last week over the same track & distance of the cup he recorded a time of 2.26.68 which is good enough to win just about any Caulfield Cup and he drops a kilo on that run. Not only that, he also did a lot wrong in that race and held the race despite a protest.

Have a great weekend!