The Professor is wary of the weather conditions for today’s Flemington race meeting. The track is currently rated a Good 4 but rain is expected during the day and that could affect the chances of some horses. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.
Don’t forget to back the tips each way!
Race 7 Horse 2 – Nature Strip (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 9 – Katalin (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 2 – Nature Strip into Liverpool to beat Norwich City (Premier League) into Melbourne United to beat South East Melbourne Phoenix (NBL).
You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Sportzfan Radio panel including the Gelding, the Judge, the Saint and Coutta tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside.
Good luck and good punting!
Not much has grabbed my imagination this week. It’s been business as usual on the Aussie sports scene
The Australian cricket team won as expected and the Socceroos also won as expected. Melbourne United in the NBL had been winning before last night with one of their wins with a bit of help from the match officials. Melbourne Victory won the FFA cup as expected. Nothing in horse racing was as near as interesting as the Melbourne Cup, save for the racing being a bit more interesting due to a less biased track.
One thing which has created a bit of discussion around the traps is the UFC event featuring Ronda Rousey at Etihad Stadium this weekend. I am not a big fan of UFC, but I don’t mind it and it is certainly more interesting than main stream boxing these days. I do not subscribe to the view that it is too brutal as I think the sport is well governed and there are probably less injuries in the UFC than there are in boxing. I think one of the reasons why the UFC has somewhat supplanted boxing as the preferred “blood sport” is that it does not appear to be controlled by the likes of Don King and other entrepreneurs and it doesn’t have the multiple factions and associations that have split world boxing. If boxing wants to reclaim lost ground they need to win back the public and have one unified governing body to control the sport world wide.
Have a great weekend!