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Gelding’s tips for 11 December 2010

The Gelding’s attention is firmly focussed on VRC headquarters at Flemington today featuring the Western Health Cup.  Hopefully the rain will stay away long enough to make it an enjoyable day at the track.

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

Flemington

Race 4 Horse 4 – Aloha (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 4 – Right Fong
Race 6 Horse 15 – War Ends (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 4 – Gold in Dubai

You can hear the Gelding discuss today’s winners and losers with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio every Sunday at 12.30pm on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

From the colony to the colonised….Football’s not coming home but to new frontiers….and without a dose of “Fair Play” (Part 1)

“And the host of the 2018 World Cup is….Russia…

And the host of the 2022 World Cup is….Qatar”

 When the abovementioned hosts were announced just after 2am last Friday morning, I no longer needed my shot of espresso to wake me up. Rather, I needed something to drown my sorrows.

If that wasn’t enough, I became nauseous when I learnt:

  1. England was out in straight sets and finished dead last in the voting for 2018;
  2. Australia was out in straight sets and finished dead last in the voting for 2022; and
  3. The icing on the cake….the results was allegedly known approximately one hour before the tournament.  So much for a secret ballot….

I can read the headlines already…. FIFA president Sepp, or should I say Gall, Blatter is remembered as the man who took the World Cup to Eastern Europe and the Middle East (along with Africa). 

What won’t be widely reported is that Qatar’s victory gives him a reprieve, for had the World Cup not gone to Qatar, Asian Football Confederation chief Mohamed bin Hammam (Qatar’s bid chief, no less) would have allegedly challenged Blatter for the FIFA presidency.  Blatter will now serve a fourth term as FIFA president.

So Hamman gets the glory of winning the World Cup for Qatar (a nice ego check) and Blatter gets to keep his job (and leave a “legacy” behind).

Nice wok guys – ego and political aspirations first, most logical choice and delivering fans a better footballing experience, a distant second.

To 2018….

Russia won the vote in a landslide victory in as early of the second round of voting, whilst England, a favourite, was miraculously sent packing after securing only two votes!

Nevertheless, in the weeks leading up to the vote, Blatter himself stated, “England can organize the World Cup tomorrow” boasting of its numerous world class stadia and the necessary infrastructure to deliver the world’s biggest sporting event.

And what of Russia…? FIFA’s own inspectors graded the bid as a “medium” operational risk and did not appear concerned by:

  1. Travelling distances between host cities;
  2. The need for extensive investment in infrastructure; and
  3. The problem of racism amongst Russian fans (read – the banner erected by Lokomotiv Moscow supporters that abused Peter Odemwingie when he moved to West Bromwich Albion).

I can only guess FIFA didn’t appreciate England’s media recently uncovering new evidence about bribery claims regarding four of the men who voted last Friday morning.  Three of those men, Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou, Brazil’s Ricardo Teixera and Paraguay’s Nicolas Leoz were accused of accepting bribes in the 1990’s and the fourth, CONCACAF President, Jack Warner was treated to a renewal of old allegations from earlier this year when he allegedly sold thousands of World Cup tickets on the black market for personal gain….but more on the issue of bribery and these shady characters, namely Hayatou, in Part 2….

It’s a travesty to think that the country which gave the world the beautiful game and continues to give so much to the world through its highly successful league – the most widely followed in the world, no less, scored so miserably in the voting last Friday. 

England must now wait in excess of 60 years before football comes home.

I’m all in favour of FIFA’s legacy argument and desire to sail into unchartered waters, but in order to move forward one must also acknowledge and pay respect to our past.  Further, a nation should be awarded the World Cup on its respective merits.

England would have been a logical, fair and timely choice.

It appears reputation means nothing in FIFA’s murky corridors of power. 

Mark “The F Word” Fiorenti

Gelding’s tips for Caulfield 4 December 2010

The Gelding’s attention returns to his home track at Caulfield today for the 65 Roses Victoria Cup meeting.

With the weather on the improve, punters should be on the look out for good track specialists.  The Gelding has been closely following the form of trainer Peter Moody and three of his selections today are trained by him.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 4 – Shant
Race 3 Horse 2 – Tampiko (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 6 – Oregon Spirit (also for the ladies from the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 2 – Lady Gaga

Remember you can hear the Gelding talking racing on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm Sundays at 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting.

The Gelding

The Gelding’s tips for 27 November 2010

The Gelding’s attention turns to Sandown this Saturday where the track could well be heavy after the overnight rain.  Sure to be plenty of scratchings so check the form guides carefully for wet weather runners.

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

Sandown

Race 1 horse 10 – Trysta
Race 2 horse 3 – Overtake
Race 6 Horse 6 – Sheedy (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 6 – Tamtiko (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding discuss the winners and losers at the track every Sunday on Sportzfan Radio at around 12.30pm on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

The Gelding tips for 13 November 2010

The Gelding’s attention can now return to racetracks far closer to where he is stabled as tomorrow’s races are at Sandown.

After a quick look at form, the Gelding believes the following selections have a really good chance of saluting. However, take care with the rain that may fall overnight as a few may be scratched tomorrow morning!

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

Sandown

Race 2 Horse 1 – Palomares (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 2 – Capecover
Race 4 Horse 11 – Dubleanny
Race 5 Horse 3 – Set for Fame
Race 7 Horse 1 – Zipping (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 10 – Niblick (an omen bet for Mordiboy?)

Remember you can hear the Gelding discuss all the winners and losers at the track every Sunday at 12.30pm on Sportzfan Radio on 88.3 Southern FM or streamed live at http://sportzfanradio.com

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

The Gelding's tips for 16 October 2010

The Gelding is ready and raring to go for Caulfield Cup day at his home track.  Unfortunately, the weather may play a big part with Melbourne expecting a deluge of rain over the next twelve hours and many horses expected to be scratched because of the expected conditions.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 1 – Skilled
Race 5 Horse 7 – Duble Anny (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 2 – All Silent
Race 8 Horse 1 – Shocking (also for the ladies at the Tennis club) – quinella it with Horse 17 Faint Perfume
Race 9 Horse 1 – Hot Danish

You can hear the Gelding discuss all the racing news with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm this Sunday on 88.3 Southern FM.  Special guest this week by phone from Sydney will be the Sydney Colt.

Good luck and good punting and don’t get wet!!

The Gelding

Gelding's tips for 18 September 2010

The Gelding’s attention returns to his home track at Caulfield tomorrow .  Hopefully the rain will stay away and the track will dry out with all the wind we are having.  Hope all the punters out there were on the Sydney Colt and my tips last weekend.  You would be well in front with a nice little bank!

The tips as always are on an each way and all up basis. 

Race 3 Horse 4 – Avenue
Race 4 Horse 1 – Toorak Toff
Race 7 Horse 1 – Doubtful Jack  (for the girls at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 7 – Moudre (also for the girls at the Tennis club)

And don’t forget, Queen Asa goes around at Cranbourne on Sunday at 2.25pm, Race 3 Horse 6.  Hoping for an improved run (maybe 5th this start).

Remember that you can hear me discuss how the selections faired with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio every Sunday at 12.30pm on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding's tips for 21 August 2010

The Gelding’s attention is right on Money……I mean Moonee Valley tomorrow where there seems to be plenty of value for punters.

Moonee Valley

The tips are

Race 3 Horse 9 Overtake
Race 4 Horse 1 Curtana (for the girls at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 7 Achievements
Race 8 Horse 9 Ghost Milk (also for the girls at the Tennis club)

No Sportzfan Radio this week as Southern FM is having transmitter maintenance but the Gelding will be back talking racing with the Professor on Sunday 29 August 2010 at 12.30pm on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding's tips for 31 July 2010

This week racing returns to the Gelding’s home track at Caulfield.  Track could be a bit on the heavy side with all the rain in the last few days and further rain predicted overnight and in the morning.

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

Caulfield

The tips are:

Race 5 Horse 8 Miss Lily Rose (for the girls at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 8 Shoot Out
Race 7 Horse 6 Imperial Command
Race 8 Horse 4 Maxisun (also for the girls at the Tennis club)

Listen to me talk racing with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio at 12.30pm every Sunday on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good Luck & Good Punting!

The Gelding

Gelding's tips for Moonee Valley on 24 July 2010

The Gelding’s attention turns to Moonee Valley this week.  Track should be heavy with all the rain.

The tips for Moonee Valley are:

Race 3 Number 1 Rue Maple (for the girls at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Number 1 Das Machen (also for the girls at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Number 10 Tiakinui                      
Race 8 Number 1 Viking Turf Belle

Hear the Gelding discuss the selections and all Saturday’s racing with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio on Southern FM from 12.30pm on Sunday streaming live at http://sportzfanradio.com

Good luck and Good Punting

The Gelding