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The Professor’s red hot tips for Randwick races on 24 August 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was more miss than hit last week but looks to atone today at Randwick with some Group 1 races for decision. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 4 metres for the entire track.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Randwick

Race 5 Horse 3 – Libertini (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Avilius (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 5 Horse 3 – Libertini into North Melbourne to beat Melbourne (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL).

Good luck and good punting,

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 10 August 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was out of luck last Saturday with both his selections for the ladies at the Tennis club well placed in the home straight but they failed to run on.

Today’s Flemington meeting will be tricky with the rain over the last two days. The track is currently rated a Soft 7 but with more rain forecast today that rating could reach ‘Heavy’. The rail is 10 metres out from the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 6 Horse 10 – Assertive Approach (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 7 – My Pendant (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 7 – My Pendant into Collingwood to beat Melbourne (AFL) into Parramatta Eels to beat Newcastle Knights (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Moonee Valley races on 3 August 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was in good form last week with a winner and second in the racing and his weekend parlay saluted. He’s looking to at least match that effort today. The Moonee Valley course is rated a Soft 5 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Race 1 Horse 2 – Alburq (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 6 – Travimyfriend (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 4 Horse 6 – Travimyfriend into Richmond to beat Melbourne (AFL) into Sydney Roosters to beat the Gold Coast Titans (NRL).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Gelding, Coutta, the Judge and the Saint 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 Flemington races on 20 July 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

In what could only be described as a very ordinary day on the punt last week, the Professor is looking to make amends at Flemington today. The track is rated a Soft 6 with the rail 6 metres out from the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Flemington

Race 6 Horse 9 – Killavally (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Sylvia’s Mother (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 6 Horse 9 – Killavally into West Coast Eagles to beat Melbourne (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

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

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 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

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 – Drew Morphett, Nathan Buckley, All Australian team, Chris Scott, Ange Postecoglou

One of things I want to discuss is the tragic passing of Drew Morphett. Drew was one of those classic ABC commentators who was comfortable commentating on anything from football to athletics to tiddlywinks. He was always interested in presenting the picture to the audience and not pumping up his own tyres. In a pretty cut-throat industry I think he was universally liked by his peers. He will be missed.

I was also pleased that Nathan Buckley was reappointed as Collingwood coach for another two years as this will consign Collingwood to another two years out of the finals. It has to be good for the competition.

It was interesting to see that three of the banned Essendon players made the All Australian team with Hurley the only player to have made the team previously. Unfortunately for Essendon, Paddy Ryder (Port Adelaide) and Michael Hibberd (Melbourne) no longer play for the club. What it does show is that a year out of the game is not fatal for a player in his 20’s, but perhaps once you get to thirty it is not a positive experience.

Chris Scott took Geelong into another finals series last night and his fellow coaches recently voted him as the hardest coach to coach against. He certainly has had a lot of success since taking over from Bomber Thompson, however, his finals record needs some scrutiny. Since the 2011 finals series where Geelong won three games, including the premiership, but with the loss to Richmond, he has now contested a further nine finals for only two wins and one of those wins was over Hawthorn last year when Isaac Smith had a shot after the siren that could have taken the game away from Geelong. I think a few questions need to be posed as to Scott’s finals coaching record.

Speaking of coaches I cannot believe that Ange Postecoglou has come under so much pressure recently. He got the Socceroos an Asian Cup and in the current qualifiers the Socceroos have only lost one game. They do have an issue with scoring, but I put that down to personnel, not system. His system creates scoring chances, but we don’t seem to have the quality of strikers to put the goals away and this was no more evident that the recent game against Thailand. I think Tommy Juric is a good developing striker in the Mark Viduka mould, but we need a Harry Kewell or Tim Cahill at his best to compliment Juric. This is not Postecoglou’s fault, he has tried to develop players, but Australia just does not have genuine strikers playing at the highest level. Let the World Cup campaign pan out and reassess at the end.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – A- League Final, Collingwood’s good recovery after playing Anzac Day game…

The A-League grand final is on this Sunday with Sydney FC the clear favourite going up against Melbourne Victory. Sydney have only lost one game this season and has beaten Victory on three occasions, but the pressure is on Sydney as they are expected to win. The Victory have nothing to lose and an early goal could cause panic in the Sydney ranks. The Victory certainly have the talent to win the game and as with most cases involving the world game, they just need to take their chances. I am going to go out on a limb and pick the Victory to win 2-0.

Whatever the Collingwood fitness staff have at their disposal the other teams should be trying to emulate it. Back in 2010 they backed up for the grand final replay in a lot better shape than St Kilda and last Sunday they did it again with a five day break after the Anzac Day game. Essendon were clearly off their game on Sunday against Melbourne who had a similar break, whereas Collingwood faced Geelong who had two clear days break on them and yet Collingwood finished strongly and won the game easily in the end.

Just on the Melbourne/Essendon game, the Bombers finally got to play the Demons at Etihad instead of the MCG, however, the Demons had already played twice at the venue this year and it was the Bombers first appearance there so any perceived advantage was lost. he first half was one of the worst halves of football I have seen from both teams. Melbourne were a lot cleaner in the second half and deserved the win.

Have a great weekend!