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Weekend musing – Cox Plate, Winx, Kingston Town…….

We are now right in the middle of the Spring Carnival and Winx is lining up this weekend to equal Kingston Town’s Cox Plate record of three in a row. It is remarkable that the best sprinter (Black Caviar), middle distance runner (Winx) and stayer (Makybe Diva) of the current generation are all mares.

Perhaps this indicates that the weight for age scale is out of date and with current feeding and training techniques, there is little difference between male and female racehorses. One thing that is clear is the fields that Kingston Town competed against were superior to this year’s Cox Plate which would appear to be a Winx benefit.

The last horse to try and emulate Kingston Town was Sunline and she came up against a pretty good horse in Northerly. So You Think also won two in a row, but was taken off Bart Cummings and given to Aidan O’Brien, so he never got a chance to equal or break the record.

There is nothing close to Northerly, Sunline, So You Think or Kingston Town in today’s race.

For the record, Winx in a canter.

Have a great weekend!

Sportzfan Radio #177.1

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!31 October 2010 177.1 – Paul Gamble hosts this weeks show – can he fill the Professor’s shoes?  The Gelding is brought onto the Panel at the last moment as the race meeting at Kilmore that Queen Asa was running in was washed out.  Daniel observes that Gambler is dressed more suitably than the Professor was last week – “He was dressed like a 16 year old thug – an American football jumper with his hat on backwards!”.  Even though the Professor had a week off, he was still on the phone talking the AFL draw, the Spring Carnival as Kelly Osbourne or Scary Spice wouldn’t add to his enjoyment of the races – they’re going because it is a party.  He tells Daniel he hadn’t spoken to the VRC to arrange a million dollar appearance fee for him at the Cup and he wants to know when Southern FM are going to have their own celebrity tent at the Spring carnival.  The future of cricket is a worry due to poor participation rates and probably of more concern, they are falling.  The Gelding talks Derby day races and sums up the Flemington meeting.  By the end of the meeting, the track was heavily affected by rain.  So You Think had a comfortable win in the conditions and now has five Group 1 wins.  The Sydney Colt’s tip, Skilled did not perform as expected even though he thought it would win.

Gelding’s tips for Melbourne Cup day at Flemington

There is only one place for the Gelding’s attention tomorrow and that is VRC headquarters which sees the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup.

Hopefully the rain will stay away and the punters can enjoy some wonderful racing with the quality horses that will be running.

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


Race 2 Horse 3 – Aloha
Race 7 Horse 3 – So You Think (for the ladies from the Tennis club) – from Horse 1 Shocking & Horse 11 Descarado
Race 8 Horse 10 – Hidden Wonder
Race 9 Horse 6 – True Persuasion
Race 10 Horse 1 – Balavan (also for the ladies from the Tennis club)

To those who follow the horse I have an interest in, Queen Asa, it did not run at Kilmore on Sunday as the meeting was cancelled due to the wet track.

As always good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

The Gelding’s tips for Flemington 30 October 2010

The Gelding’s attention turns to VRC headquarters this week for the Cup Carnival.  Unfortunately, it looks like being a bit wet overnight and tomorrow so punters make sure you take note of weather conditions and the horses that like the wet track.

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


Race 2 Horse 8 – Moudre
Race 5 Horse 6 – So You think (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Retrieve
Race 7 Horse 2 – Typhoon Tracey (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

The Gelding’s horse Queen Asa is also running at Kilmore in Race 4 on Sunday.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

The Gelding's tips for Moonee Valley on 23 October 2010

The Gelding’s attention this week is on the Cox Plate meeting at Moonee Valley where he hopes the overnight rain has not affected the track too much.

Interesting to see if So You Think is the horse we all think it is.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 3 Horse 5 – Multahem
Race 4 Horse 12 – Firebolt
Race 5 Horse 6 – Black Caviar (for the girls at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 2 – Precedence
Race 8 Horse 5 – So You Think

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding