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Friday musing – AFL is back, the US Masters & Sydney’s Autumn carnival

Chris Barwin HillsWell the football season is back and everyone has something to talk about. It was strange in an opening round that included five games where the result was two goals or less but with two big blow outs being the Adelaide v Nth Melbourne and Hawthorn v Geelong games. The coaches on the receiving end were the Scott brothers. Unknown-4As usual you cannot get too carried away with the results from the first round of the season and I would not be writing off either North or Geelong. North were belted by the Bombers in round one last year and made the Preliminary Final and Geelong played the best team in the competition who were primed and ready to go.

The Masters started this morning and my tip before it started was Jordan Spieth and he is currently in the lead. Last year I predicted that Jason Day would win a Major, however, his body let him down Unknown-5and he failed to fulfil my prediction. This year he is fit and is also well placed and if Spieth does not win, I would be more than happy to see Day salute. It is always difficult for a golfer to lead a tournament from start to finish, so I will be monitoring the scores over the next three days with interest.

Sydney’s fickle weather again played havoc with their Autumn carnival with day one of the Championships postponed from last Saturday to the following Monday. It is a shame that these good races with good fields are run on wet tracks, so sometimes the best horse does not salute. One horse that could not blame the state of Unknown-6the track was Lankan Rupee. I had been concerned after his run in the Newmarket and my concerns weren’t allayed by hearing Mick Price give a cautious appraisal of his recovery before last weeks T J Smith Stakes. I was not surprised to see him finish out of the places again. He is clearly not right and should be tipped out for a spell.

Have a great weekend!

Sportzfan Radio show #236.1

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!26 February 2012 236.1 – Daniel emulated Sportzfan Stan’s usual start to the show by launching his own rants, starting with Stan himself. Daniel suggested to the Professor that Stan needed to be sent to Florida if he continues to wear cardigans on 36C days. He quickly moved on to Ricky Ponting and whether he retired or was sacked by Cricket Australia. He discussed NFL and Troy Aikman’s comment that American football will not be the most popular sport in America in 10-15 years due to parents’ perceptions towards contact sports and Daniel posed the same question about the AFL.  Dan Butterly returned to the show to deliver his U.S. report and rehashed the lack lustre 2012 Super Bowl. He thought the commercials were the highlight rather than the game itself and that the Peyton Manning saga overshadowed the Giants/Patriots matchup. Dan also considered questions posed by Daniel regarding Eli Manning versus Peyton Manning. With March Madness due to start, Dan’s pick for the NCAA Final Four was, Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas and North Carolina. He also predicted some upsets caused during the tournament.  Finally he looked at ‘Linsanity’ that has taken over not only New York but also the NBA. The Gelding reported on the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield and the Sydney Colt’s results. Sportzfan Stan’s rant du jour was the usage of drugs in sports and the bad image caused by abusers.  The panel expressed their confusion on the penalties outlined by the AFL and the lack of criminal charges for those found offending.

Sportzfan Radio show #234.1

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!12 February 2012 234.1 – Paul Gamble is in the chair hosting this week’s Sportzfan Radio and the Professor, who spent the past week in the U.S. for the NFL Super Bowl, gets to sit back and just be a ‘normal’ member of the Panel. Paul Dalligan and Sportzfan Stan round out the Panel and Paul opens by talking about the ABL Grand Final between Perth Heat and Melbourne Aces. The Professor felt that the Super Bowl was anti-climatic for anyone not a New York Giants fan and was critical of the inaccurate, over-hyped coverage that the Australian news gave to the reports of Gisele Bundchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, abusing fans. He said the post Super Bowl news buzzed with questions of whether the Colts will retain Peyton Manning, their quarterback since 1999, who is worth 23 million if they don’t cut him by the first week in March. Sportzfan Stan’s rant was on the two year suspension handed out bythe Court of Arbitration for Sport to Alberto Contador. He was also stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title after his positive test for the steroid clenbuterol. The Professor said the penalty was a farce as Contador has been competing regardless. The Gelding talks horse racing and Black Caviar’s easy win. He also reports on Danish Rock who is now in Mick Price’s stables at Caulfield and is described as a fit colt running even times. Nick Tedeschi comes on to talk NRL and his 2012 Punter’s Guide to the NRL.  He is reserving his opinion on the Bulldogs at the moment. Dalligan’s “Dark Horse” for the year is the Cronulla Sharks.

Danish Rock stop press

The first race at Echuca has been run and won. 

1st Heeza Bonza, 2nd Danish Rock, 3rd Spirit of Choice.  Danish Rock was beaten by about five lengths but fought on well for second, kicking again in the straight to fight off the challenge from Spirit of Choice.

A wonderful start to what, is hopefully, a long and successful racing career!!

Paid $2.40 the place on the TAB.

Danish Rock update #6 – first start at Echuca today

Listeners to Sportzfan Radio will have heard the Professor and the Gelding talk about Danish Rock, a horse they have an interest in. 

Today is the big day….Danish Rock has his first start at Echuca in Race 1, the Criterion Hotel Rochester over 1200 metres. He is Horse 3 and has been well drawn at barrier 4 in a field of fourteen. The current odds are at 10/1.

Too bad the Gelding is in Hawaii and will miss the horse’s debut!

Danish Rock update #5

Listeners to Sportzfan Radio will have heard the Professor and the Gelding talk about Danish Rock, a horse they have an interest in. 

Jump Outs Footage 9 August 2011 – Please click on the below link to view footage of Danish Rock having a jump out at Caulfield. Good to see the horse win over 800 metres.

Horse: Danish Rock
Trial Number: 1
Colour: Yellow


Sportzfan Radio 31 July 2011 #212.2

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!31 July 2011 212.2 – Mark Fiorenti continues talking about the draw for World Cup 2014. He thinks the group with Spain and France in is the ‘Group of Death’. There is a discusson of Dean Bailey’s tenure as coach at the Melbourne FC and whether he should be sacked or not. This is followed by Glenn Hampson talking about whether the AFL are getting bang for their buck from the signings of Karmichael Hunt & Israel Folau. Sportzfan Stan says their is no loyalty for clubs these days, just players going for the money. The Panel talk with Paul Dalligan about NRL players involvement in AFL and his duties serving champagne at his lovelies baby shower. He also talks Melbourne Storm’s shackle tackle. Paul also discusses the NRL round in depth. The Gelding calls in to talk horse racing and the results from Caulfield. The Professor talks about using Daniel’s method of selecting horses and picked Mr Griswold for a nice collect.  The Gelding even awards an S-hit ride to Keiran McEvoy for his ride on Scarf that upset his all up bet. He also saw Danish Rock’s jump out and says the horse was a bit green and reminded him of a lawyer going to his first conference – all over the place. Glenn finishes off with a discussion on the controversy about Australian cricket contracts. Sportzfan Stan again calls for the sacking of the Australian selectors.

Danish Rock update #4

Listeners to Sportzfan Radio will have heard the Professor and the Gelding talk about Danish Rock, a horse they have an interest in. 

Jump Outs Footage 28th July 2011 – Please click on the below link to view footage of your horse having a jump out yesterday at Caulfield.

Horse: Danish Rock
Trial Number: 4
Ridden By: Michael Walker
Colours: Pink 


Danish Rock update #3

Listeners to Sportzfan Radio will have heard the Professor and the Gelding talk about Danish Rock, a horse they have an interest in.  This is our third update on the horse…..enjoy!!

DANISH ROCK had a 650m trial at Caulfield this morning on the Inside Grass ridden by Michael Walker. He jumped away from the gates slowly and didn’t go with the pack in the run. He had to be forced along and was given a few with the whip to get his mind on the job. On straightening, he was OK to the line to finish 6th beaten 5 lengths. The time of the trial was 44.91 seconds and they ran home the last 200m in 12.34 seconds. The quickest 2YO trial of the morning was 44.07 seconds. Michael commented post trial that he jumped OK but took fright of the other horses around him and took a furlong to balance up. He was very green this morning but more trials will improve him. All going well, he will trial again here at Caulfield Tuesday August 9th.

The trials can be viewed on the internet as the Melbourne Racing Club now films the trials. You can check the weblink we’ll put up either later today or tomorrow where you will be able to view the run. The horse will be wearing pink racing silks so that you can identify it in the run.

Mick Price 

Danish Rock update #2

Listeners to Sportzfan Radio will have heard the Professor and the Gelding talk about Danish Rock, a horse they have an interest in.  This is our second update on the horse…..enjoy!!

Danish Rock worked on Tuesday over 600m home 400m in 12.13 and 11.73 in company. Danish Rock will be going to the barriers this Friday for practice before having a jump out at Caulfield on Tuesday. Times for the jump out will be sent out on Monday.