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The Professor’s red hot tips for Pakenham races on 7 December 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor is looking to turn his fortunes around at Pakenham today. A big crowd is sure to be on hand to watch the running of the 2019 Pakenham Cup. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Pakenham

Race 4 Horse 13 – Lynch Mob (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 8 – Secret Blaze (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 8 – Secret Blaze into Manchester City to beat Manchester United (Premier League) into Green Bay Packers to beat the Washington Redskins (NFL).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Judge, the Saint and Coutta tomorrow on Sportzfan Radio 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 Moonee Valley races on 30 November 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor, after a run of outs is going back to the drawing board at Moonee Valley today. The track is rated a Good 4 at present but rain is forecast during the day. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Race 7 Horse 1 – Sure Knee (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 6 – Secret Blaze (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 1 – Sure Knee into Carolina Panthers to beat the Washington Redskins (NFL) into Adelaide United to beat Wellington Phoenix (A League).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Flemington on 5 October 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor had more luck last Saturday at Rosehill than at Caulfield on Sunday. Here’s hoping for a big day at Flemington today. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 9 metres the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 8 Horse 3 – Surprise Baby (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 7 – Miami Bound (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 3 – Surprise Baby into Sydney Roosters to beat Canberra Raiders (NRL) into New England Patriots to beat Washington Redskins (NFL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Tebow or Hayne….who’ll get closer to making an NFL list?

Feb 27 2011 016With the news that the Philadelphia Eagles have brought former quarterback, Tim Tebow in for a workout, it prompted me to ask whether Tebow or Jarryd Hayne would be more likely to still be around when NFL teams make their final cuts to lists at the end of the pre-season.

You may remember that Tebow, the 2007 Heisman trophy winner, was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos and started 14 games. In 2011 he took over at quarterback from Kyle Orton and transformed the Broncos from a 1-4 record to Unknownfinish 8-8, a Division title and an unlikely overtime playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, when Peyton Manning game to town, Tebow was shipped off to the New York Jets for a fourth round draft selection. Things didn’t work out in New York and Tim soon found himself out of the game.

Eagles’ coach Chip Kelly is currently in the process of reshaping the player list so there is every possibility that Tebow could be signed for the pre-season so that he can show his wares. I doubt Kelly, a former College coach with the Oregon Ducks, is bringing Tebow in for his pocket passing skills but rather for his running and improvisational abilities. If Tebow can make it anywhere, he can make it under a Chip Kelly offence and I rate him as a real chance.

Contrast that with the position of Hayne at the San Francisco 49ers.image A person who has not played in the NFL or, for that matter, ¬†a competitive game of ‘grid iron’ at all. Although his position on the extended list is apparently guaranteed until the last week of training camp, unlike Tebow, he has no body of work to fall back on or reference point for the 49er coaches. Clearly he will need to come up with performances that have a ‘wow’ factor in order to survive through to the season proper.

Las Vegas doesn’t offer odds on whether players will make a list on the basis that some team officials already know the answer to that question. ¬†However, if I could bet, I’d be on Tebow.