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Gelding’s red hotties for Emirate Stakes day at Flemington on 5 November 2016

Mar 13 2011 021The Gelding’s attention remains at Flemington for Emirate Stakes day. He was quick out of the blocks with a win with his first selection on Oaks Day but after that it was all downhill. Then again who picked the 100/1 winner of the Oaks??

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 1 – Francis of Assisi
Race 4 Horse 4 – Niccolance
Race 7 Horse 3 – The United States (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 3 – The Quarterback
Race 9 Horse 8 – Demonstrate (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Oaks day at Flemington on 3 November 2016

gelding2The Gelding’s attention remains at Flemington for Oaks day and after only scoring a third in the Melbourne Cup he is looking for redemption today!

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 6 – Pepperano
Race 5 Horse 13 – Exocet
Race 6 Horse 1 – Takedown (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 4 – Hellbent
Race 8 Horse 1 – Yankee Rose (also for the ladies at the Tennis club

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Friday musing – Travis Dean, Tarzino, Michelle Payne

Chris Barwin HillsGreat to see young Victorian batsman Travis Dean make two unbeaten centuries on his first class debut last week. He joins four other batsman to have done the same thing, but he is the only one todean remain unbeaten in each innings and he also scored the most runs. My only concern would be that the other four are hardly household names. Arthur Morris also achieved the feat, but the game was not an official first class game. Hopefully Travis goes on to emulate Arthur Morris who was a very good opening batsman for Australia.

Tarzino was a very impressive winner of the Derby as he hit the front very early in the straight and nothing could run him down. However, two things stand out regarding the race, firstly no horses were able to tarzinomake ground out wide on Saturday (or Tuesday for that matter) and secondly, the horses that finished behind Tarzino really looked to lack a little class. He beat second by a length and a half with a further four and a half lengths to third. Hardly a vintage year, whereas the Oaks looked to have three or four genuine chances and I think we might see a few of them go onto bigger and better things.

The Melbourne Cup provided a bit of the “romance of the track” with Michelle Payne saluting with a 100/1 shot with her disabled brother paynethe strapper, I don’t think anyone begrudged them the success. What a great story. A lot of traditionalists have decried the internationalisation of the Cup in recent years and it was great to see the race won by local owners, with a local trainer and a local jockey.

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday musing – Watson, Ponting, Warne & more

Chris Barwin HillsI think I have commented on Shane Watson’s fragile physique before, but watching him come into bowl and do his hamstring re-emphasised this point. I mean the man was hardly charging in like Dennis Lillee on the long run, he ambles in like a park cricketer! Don’t get me wrong I am a bit of a Shane Watson fan because I think he is a genuine all rounder and they do not pop up very often. At his best in both batting or bowling he probably gets a game in the Australian team, but he is so rarely at his best that he does get very frustrating for the fan. Couple this with our captain’s bad back and the continued breakdown of our fast bowlers and it is no wonder we are struggling internationally.

Keeping to the cricket theme I was disappointed with Warnie’s rant the other day about Ricky Ponting. I think you read between the lines and you sense some sour grapes about missing out on the Australian captaincy. He is clearly supporting his friend Michael Clarke, but Clarke is the current captain of the team and can look after himself. Having said that, I never thought Ponting was a great captain, although his record would suggest otherwise, at least he kept the team together. Michael Clarke is a better on-field captain, but seems to lack the other qualities which make great captains like Mark Taylor and Ian Chappell who were both good on and off the field.

Now getting on to the Melbourne Cup and this is a comment through my hip pocket. Leading up to last weekend I had been on Fiorente, but after Dear Demi’s run in the Mackinnon I jumped horse and had a bit each way on her. I still had Fiorente in quinella’s and trifectas. I was never happy with Dear Demi in the run and she never seemed to settle and was gone a long way from home. I was then astounded to read Chris Munce’s comment the next day that he was happy in the run, but she didn’t stay!! My guess is that he stirred her up early to get a good position before the first turn, which she did have, but this was contrary to how she had been running and it ruined any chance she had. A great performance by Fiorente and fully deserved win for Gai Waterhouse.

Not satisfied with stuffing up on Melbourne Cup day I did a similar thing on Oaks Day. I was on Solicit in the Wakeful and changed to Gypsy Diamond for the Oaks. Solicit just gets pipped and runs a good third, while Gypsy Diamond struggled into fourth. The trick is to get onto the horse I was on, but got off and you will have a win!

Good to see the Gunners get up twice since the last Musing. A good win over Liverpool and a very good away win over Borussia Dortmund which extends their away record to eight months without a loss. The big test will be this week against Manchester United.

Sticking to the world game, I saw the A-League game last Friday night between Adelaide and West Sydney and it was a very good standard and it will not be too long before Tomi Juric plays for the Socceroos.

Have a great weekend and go Gunners!!

Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington on 2 November 2013

Feb 6 2011 005This Saturday the Gelding’s attention is on Flemington with the Spring Carnival continuing at racing’s headquarters with all the fine horses out on show vying for a piece of history.

While winners are always hard to pick at this time of year, there is definitely no shortage of horses to fancy.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Flemington

Race 1 Horse 2 – Hucklebuck
Race 2 Horse 3 – May’s Dream
Race 4 Horse 1 – Zoustar (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 6 – Jet Away
Race 6 Horse 1 – Criterion (one for Guy)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Red Tracer (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

For the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the Gelding’s early tip is (Mark) Fiorente & Hawkspur (and add the winner of the Lexus on Saturday as a each way bet).

Early Oaks tip is May’s Dream (conditional that it must win the Wakeful Stakes this Saturday & pull up well).

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s tips for 10 November 2012

 The Gelding’s attention remains at Flemington today with the running of the Emirates Stakes as the feature race.  He will be trying to build a bank for use in summer.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Flemington

Race 2 Horse 3 – Galah

Race 5 Horse 10 – Sea Siren (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 6 Horse 8 – Secret Admirer

Race 7 Horse 1 – Silent Achiever (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 8 Horse 11 – Puissance De Lune

You can hear the Gelding discuss racing with the Professor every Sunday on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm on 88.3 Southern FM. The Gelding’s segment is sponsored by the Great Western Hotel.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s tips for Oaks Day 3 November 2011

After a lean Cup Day the Gelding is looking to bounce back at Flemington today on Oaks Day.

As always the bets are on an each way and all up basis.

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 8 – Valentine Miss (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 3 – Anise
Race 6 Horse 3 – Gliding
Race 8 Horse 5 – Master Harry (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 4 – Cosmic

You can hear the Gelding discuss racing with the Professor every Sunday on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm on 88.3 Southern FM.  The Gelding’s segment is sponsored by the Great Western Hotel.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding