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The Professor’s and the Gelding’s tips for Caulfield races on 25 July 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

Both the Professor and the Gelding maintained their fifty percent records on winning tips last week but they are looking to do better at Caulfield today where the track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 5 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

The Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 1 – Our Campana (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 1 – Rich Hips (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

The Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 4 – Viridine
Race 9 Horse 1 – Mystery Shot

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 4 – Viridine into Manchester City to beat Norwich City (EPL) into Newcastle Knights to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 8 February 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

For the Professor last week, it was a case of wrong horse for the parlay bet. That seems to be a problem so he has spent a bit more time this week trying to get that selection right. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Race 3 Horse 3 – Unstoppabelle (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Admiral’s Joker (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 3 Horse 3 – Unstoppabelle into Sydney FC to beat Western Sydney Wanderers (A League) into Manchester City to beat West Ham United (Premier League).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 18 January 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor had a successful return last week with a winner and the Weekend Parlay getting up. He’s looking to do even better today at Flemington where the track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 9 metres for the entire circuit.

Remember to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 4 – Banquo (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 2 – Rogues Point (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 3 Horse 4 – Banquo into Manchester City to beat Crystal Palace (Premier League) into Memphis Grizzlies to beat Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

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 26 October 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was on the money with Mer De Glace in last week’s Caulfield Cup. Too bad he didn’t put that horse in his weekend parlay as the other two legs saluted. He’s hoping to go one better today on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Race 9 Horse 9 – Lys Gracieux (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 10 Horse 5 – Amangiri (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 10 Horse 5 – Amangiri into New Orleans Saints to beat Arizona Cardinals (NFL) into Manchester City to beat Aston Villa (Premier League).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Gelding, 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

Professor’s red hotties for Doomben races on 11 May 2019 and his weekend parlay

The Professor has decided to study the Queensland form today and stay away from the rain affected track at Caulfield. Last weekend’s successful parlay had to wait until extra time for Adelaide United’s last minute winner!

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Doomben

Race 4 Horse 12 – Multaja (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 1 – Osborne Bulls (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 2 – Mr Quickie (at Morphetville) into South Sydney Rabbitohs to beat North Queensland Cowboys (NRL) into Manchester City to beat Brighton and Hove Albion (Premier League).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Weekend musing – AFL, sledging, EPL final week……

There have been instances of good sportsmanship and bad sportsmanship in the AFL last weekend.

On the good side it was pleasing to see Dyson Heppell and Joel Selwood chair James Kelly off after last weeks game to celebrate Kelly’s 300th game.

On the flip side, you had the sledging allegations levelled at St Kilda players for targetting Marc Murphy in the game against Carlton targeting. This is a difficult issue and hard to assess and monitor. By drawing attention to the sledging and the content of the sledging, it brought to light rumours that I and a lot of other footy fans who aren’t on social media sites were not aware of. Where do you draw the line when it does not involve issues that are currently in the code of conduct?

Another good story in the AFL this week is the appointment of the female umpire, Eleni Glouftsis for the Essendon v West Coast game this Sunday. By all reports she has got there on her merits and deserves the chance. Another way of getting females involved in the game of Australia Rules Football.

The EPL concludes this week with Chelsea and Tottenham wrapping up the top two spots before the weekend and Manchester City almost safe in third spot. That leaves Liverpool and Arsenal in the fight for fourth position and the all important Champions League qualification. Liverpool have the easier game, but the Gunners have come with a rush in the last month and are not without some chance of finishing fourth. With Manchester United playing off for the Europa Cup and possible qualification for the Champions League, more may need to play out before the final positions are known. I have had a look at the qualification criteria and it is by no means clear. My personal view is that it would not be a bad thing for the Gunners to miss out on Europe and only concentrate on the League next season. Chelsea and Leicester have won the League in the last two years without having to worry about the Champions League.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – EPL, St Totteringham’s Day, AFL, Essendon faithful, Shot Clock, Jack Gunston

Chris Barwin HillsThe EPL season has now concluded and Leicester City won the crown by a whopping ten points. Arsenal, who by many measures had a disappointing season, sneaked into second spot. The Foxes arsenallost only three games for the season and two of those games were to Arsenal. It just shows that with Arsenal finishing second on the back of a disappointing season, how disappointing the seasons of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United were. Man U has the chance to at least secure some silverware this season in the FA Cup which may also save the job of Louis Van Gaal. One final comment on the EPL and that is Arsenal couldn’t have waited much longer to celebrate St Totteringham’s Day!

It was interesting to see the Bombers get cheered off after an honourable loss last week and a lot of people have suggested that this may have never happened before, however, I was at a game at Windy Hill in the late 1980s or early 1990s when they applauded the team from the ground. Essendon was playing West Coast and watsonsustained about five or more injuries during the game and I remember Michael Long having to go back on the field with a shoulder injury and he may have even had his arm inside his jumper to protect it. West Coast won by a couple of goals and the Bomber faithful were so impressed with the effort in the face of adversity that they were clapped from the ground. I still remember a couple of West Coast supporters jumping up and down when the siren went and then going quiet when the Essendon crowd started clapping their team. After this game Kevin Sheedy embarked on one of his quests to expand the interchange bench which was ultimately successful.

There has been a lot of discussion about the shot clock in the AFL and what they can do to avoid the situation that was faced a couple of weeks ago when Mason Wood iced the clock to ensure North’sfevola victory. The thirty seconds allowed to shoot for goal was introduced to try and force the likes of Brendan Fevola and Matthew Lloyd to not take up too much time preparing to have a shot for goal. I always thought this was a massive over reaction as the umpires have the right to call play on at their discretion anyway. My suggestion would be to do away with the thirty second rule and hand the discretion back to the umpire.

Football players are sought after commodities to promote products gunstonin the media, particularly at this time of the year. Some are cut out for it and some are completely hopeless. Jack Gunston from Hawthorn does a number of radio advertisements and I would suggest he falls into the latter category. His ads are that lame I often turn the radio off so I don’t have to listen to him. Stick to what you are good at Jack.

Have a great weekend!

Friday musing – Premier League, NAB challenge, NRL

Chris Barwin HillsWith the EPL results this week it would appear that the title race and the race for the top four positions are still up for grabs with seemingly no side in contention performing to expectations. Leicester are still inspurs front and have stretched their lead by a point with a draw and Tottenham and Arsenal wasted great opportunities to make up the ground. We now see Manchester United and West Ham United with a real chance to get the coveted fourth position with Manchester City losing again. The title is there is be taken by the side that gets into a bit of form. The result of this week’s London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal could be crucial in the end result. From a purely unbiased perspective….’Go Gunners’.

I have heard a lot of AFL commentators criticise the teams that have been selected for the NAB Challenge and the standard of the games. What must be remembered is that nothing really hinges on these GCSgames. They are purely practice matches and sides will play how they wish and who they wish. I can appreciate that the media wants more and the AFL always likes to promote the games as being serious, but when it all boils down, it is the pre-season and the expectation that teams will treat them as any more than ‘practice’ is misguided.

The NRL season kicked off last night and it is great to see action on eelsthe field replace all the off field insanity.  For the record books, the Brisbane Broncos knocked off the Parramatta Eels. The Broncos seem like they have picked up where they left off in 2015 and the Eels look like they are in for a long season.

Have a great weekend!

Friday musing – Premier League, Essendon FC…..

Chris Barwin HillsWell Leicester City just keep rolling on and defeating Manchester City at home 3-1 is no mean feat. Their demise has been anticipated for some time, but with two thirds of the season over they have defied the odds and the pundits and are five points clear of their alexis-sanchez-arsenal-burnley_3223813nearest rivals. This weekend the top four sides play each other and should Leicester beat Arsenal and Tottenham go down to Manchester City, you would have to think that it would have to be something catastrophic to prevent Leicester from taking out the title. Other than the big four of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City or Manchester United, they would be the first team since Blackburn Rovers in 1995 to take out the Premier League title. As much as I want Arsenal to win the title, if the Gunners cannot do it, I think it would be great for the competition for Leicester City to win.

I know I was not going to comment further on the Essendon saga, but I would like to make a comment on the related issue of top up players. I must say I find it quite annoying that the other clubs who have had imagesplayers suspended have come out saying how unfair it is. They were saying it was unfair that the Bombers were losing key players on the back of the saga and they have been happy to pick them up. The only team that has any right to complain would be Port Adelaide who picked up Angus Monfries before the story broke. In addition, what also must be remembered is that Essendon have been given access to ten top up players and upgrading two rookies and the other teams can upgrade rookies. There is a parity there and when you consider also that the players being picked up were unwanted in the recent drafts, it is hardly a panacea to success.

Have a great weekend!