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The Gelding’s red hot selections for Caulfield on 20 September 2014

MarkThe Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield tomorrow and after last week’s stellar day on the punt he is primed and ready to go with some value bets that pack a punch!

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

Caulfield

Race 5 Horse 8 – Spirit of Heaven
Race 6 Horse 1 – Spillway
Race 7 Horse 10 – Silent Achiever (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 1 – Samaready (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 5 – Trust in a Gust

You can hear the Gelding discuss the results with the Professor and the panel this Sunday at 11.00am on Sportzfan Radio live from the Southern Football League Division 1 Grand Final at Springvale oval broadcasting on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Sportzfan Radio back on air this Sunday

MarkThe Professor will be back behind the microphone this Sunday from 5.00pm on 88.3 Southern FM with John O’Callaghan, Mordiboy (aka Fatman), Paul Dalligan and DC Coutta in the line up talking AFL, NRL, Paralympics, sports betting, the NRL Almanac and a whole lot more.

We’re back and better than ever!

 

Friday musing – Essendon FC, the Hangar, Big Bash League……

Chris Barwin HillsWell my sporting highlight for the week had nothing to do with any particular sporting event, but rather a sporting ‘occasion’.

Last September, I entered a fund raising raffle for the Essendon Football Club. The ticket cost me $200 and it was to raise funds for their new high performance centre. I thought I had missed out on any prizes, but in mid November I found out that I had won a tour of the new facility out at Tullamarine, a meeting with the coach, Mark Thompson, a photograph with the player of my choice which was David Zaharakis and a jumper signed by the whole team.

Well on Wednesday I took two of my children and received my prize. The facility is quite amazing with an oval the size of the MCG and another the size of Etihad stadium, but the indoor training area, The Hangar is quite amazing. It has artificial turf and is about 50 x 60 metres so they could undertake drills indoors if required. The place is not complete as they didn’t get all the funding they hoped from the federal government, so no doubt there will be further fund raisers! They also have about eighty administrative staff out there so football clubs these days are big businesses. One of the things that was obvious that they need for the Hangar is air conditioning, it was probably warmer in there than it was outside!

The meeting with ‘Bomber’ and David Zaharakis went well and they were happy to have a chat for 5-10 minutes. Bomber seemed pretty comfortable with the coaches role which was good given his earlier reluctance. The jumper is worth more than the price of the ticket and once I get the photos I will think about getting it mounted and framed.

The entire thing took just over an hour and was over very quickly, but it was a memorable experience and we were certainly made to feel very welcome.

Before I head off to Hawaii next week, I will make one comment about the tennis, thank goodness for the Big Bash League!

Have a great weekend and I’ll be back on 14 Feb!

Gelding’s tips for 11 January 2014

Feb 6 2011 020The Gelding’s attention is on Flemington and after shedding the New Year cobwebs last week, he is looking to start building the war chest with some astute selections today.

There seem to be some standouts in several races that demand attention.

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

Flemington

Race 2 horse 5 – It’s One
Race 3 horse 3 – Reckless Assassin (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 horse 8 – Averau
Race 6 horse 5 – The Peak
Race 8 horse 11 – Miss Promiscuity (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding discuss the results with the Professor tomorrow on Sportzfan Radio.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Friday musing…..the Ashes, Australian Open, Hewitt, Arsenal…..

Chris Barwin HillsWell the Aussies wrapped up the Ashes in record time and in the end it was great to win and win well, but it was something of an anti-climax given the meek way the English capitulated. Clearly their batting let them down throughout the series and the only ones who could put their hands up would be Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes. Michael Carberry was passable, but he got a lot of starts at the top of the order and only once went on to make a 50. He reminded me a bit of Usman Khwaja, not how he batted, but the fact he continued to get a start and didn’t go on and post a decent score.

One of the quirkiest statistics from the recent series was the batting performance of Nathan Lyon. He batted six times for sixty runs, but was not dismissed in any of those six innings and as a result did not have a series average. I am not sure about the record for the most consecutive number of “not outs” in Test cricket, but it must be right up there.

While the Aussies won the series 5-0, their batting was still brittle at times and the forthcoming series against South Africa will reveal how much progress has been made. It has been widely discussed how well Brad Haddin batted in the series and I think he was the first batsman ever to score greater than fifty in five consecutive first innings of a series. Certainly he was the first to do it in an Ashes series. If Australia need to rely on him and the tail to bale them out in South Africa we will be in for a rude shock. Rogers, Warner, Clarke & Smith all made two centuries in the Ashes series, but to be successful against the Proteas we will need more partnerships. I doubt we can win the series, but it would be good to be competitive.

Moving away from the cricket to the tennis, it was good to see Lleyton Hewitt win a tournament in Australia last weekend. I have never been a particular Hewitt fan, but there is no doubting his competitiveness, his passion for the game and his passion for the Davis Cup. He has battled a lot of injuries over the last five years and most other sportsmen would have given up by now. It is hard to think of too many former Number 1 players who have hung around well after their star has dimmed. Good on him and I hope he does well in the Australian Open.

Bad news about Theo Walcott from last weekend, but one small positive is that at least it happened in January so they can utilise the transfer window if they wish. Better news with Oxlade-Chamberlain fit to resume, Giroud & Ozil likely to play and Ramsay & Gibbs pretty close. It is time to extract revenge on Aston Villa after that poor start to the season.

Have a great weekend.

Gelding’s ‘hotties’ for 21 September 2013

Mar 13 2011 021The Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield today for Underwood Stakes day. The Gelding says it is a ‘Cox Plate’ field and should be a good pointer for the Spring Carnival.

He also says punters should keep a little up their sleeve for an each way bet on Danish Rock at Wangaratta on Monday.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 7 – Shamal Wind

Race 3 Horse 4 – Villa Verda

Race 4 Horse 4 – Self Sense

Race 7 Horse 6 – Gregers (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 8 Horse 12 – Atlantic Jewel (also for the ladies at the Tennis club) – the ladies should also have an each way bet on Horse 8 Puissance de Lune

You can hear the Gelding discuss racing with the Professor and the panel on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm each Sunday 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 ‘red hot’ tips for 14 September 2013

Mar 6 2011 010

The Gelding’s attention is on Moonee Valley today with the running of the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes feature race. The return of the good horses makes selecting a winner just that bit more difficult, but, the Gelding is up for the task.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 4 Horse 1 – Atlantic Jewel (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 5 Horse 1 – Moment of Change (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 6 Horse 8 – Super Cool

Race 7 Horse 1 – Clear for Action

Race 8 Horse 7 – Elite Elle

The Gelding will also have a flutter at Echuca today in Race 8 Horse 5 – Danish Rock!

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 extra ‘hot’ tips for 27 July 2013

Mar 6 2011 010The Gelding’s attention this week is on his home track of Caulfield and the hopes are that the heavens will be kinder tomorrow and all the rain will stay away. Two scratchings out of the five selections for last week didn’t help matters.

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

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 12 – Monkstone

Race 5 Horse 9 – Octavia

Race 6 Horse 5 – Pago Rock (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 7 Horse 4 – Ajeeb (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 8 Horse 11 – Koe

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

Sportzfan Radio interviews the next big thing in Australian boxing, Aussie Joel Brunker

brunkerThe Panel comprising the Gambler, the Gelding and Paul Dalligan interview bantamweight sensation ‘Aussie’ Joel Brunker who has a pro record to date of 26-0 with 15 ko’s. This is Joel’s third time on Sportzfan Radio. He has fought as an amateur, represented Australia at the Olympics and, like all fighters, is looking for a shot at the title. The Panel enjoy the (verbal) spar. brunker