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The Professor’s tips for Caulfield races and the gelding’s tips for Randwick races on 4 April 2020

The Gelding took the lead last week and as we head to week four of the contest between he and the Professor, one can only wonder how much longer racing will continue to be one of the only sporting contests on the globe in these Corona virus times.

The Caulfield track is rated a heavy 9 with further rain forecast with the rail out 9 metres for the entire circuit whilst the Randwick track was rated a soft 7 and was downgraded overnight to a heavy 8 with the rail in the true position.

Today the Professor’s tips are from Caulfield and the Gelding’s are from Randwick.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

The Professor’s tips – Caulfield

Race 5 Horse 5 – Ancestry (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 7 – Benitoite  (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

The Gelding’s tips – Randwick

Race 7 Horse 1 – Castelvecchio
Race 9 Horse 1 – Melody Belle

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Professor’s red hotties for Randwick races on 7 April 2018

After a reasonable outing last week, the Professor’s attention remains north of the border today in Sydney where there are more Group 1 races on offer at Randwick.

After an excellent tip on Handsome Thief last week at Caulfield, the Professor will make a feature of tipping a ‘good thing’ at one of the other race meetings around Australia.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.


Race 2 Horse 1 – Holy Snow (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 8 – Demerara
Race 5 Horse 14 – Wheal Leisure
Race 6 Horse 13 – Oohood
Race 8 Horse 5 – In Her Time (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Today’s main Victorian meeting is at the lovely provincial track at Bendigo and the Professor’s bet of the day at that meeting is in Race 6 Horse 2 – French Emotion.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

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!

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.


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

Sportzfan Radio Show #164.2

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!25 July 2010 164.2 – Mark Fiorenti is quizzed whether Jon Bon Jovi is a realistic number 1 ticket holder for Melbourne Heart.  The Panel has some fun with some of Bon Jovi’s songs and Gambo worries that the show is moving away from its sporting roots with the music discussion.  Mark also previews the A League season thinking Sydney, Melbourne Victory and Heart will be the teams to watch with Perth Glory being the dark horse after the signing of Robbie Fowler.  Mark talks about the aborted transfer involving Shane Smeltz due to Smeltz not liking the surroundings in China and thinks it is a bad thing for the League as Aussie players look unreliable.  The Panel talk about the proposed 15,000 seat upgrade to Eureka stadium at Ballarat and wonder whether the AFL will fixture games at the venue.  Is this an endeavour for North Ballarat to be a 19th team in the AFL?… which would then open the door for a 20th team from Tasmania.  Gambo and Daniel ponder whether South Africa and New Zealand may also field teams in the AFL in the future or be preferred to Ballarat and Tasmania.  Nick Tedeschi covers the NRL scene in Paul Dalligan’s absence.  He thinks Melbourne Storm will need to let Greg Inglis go to keep other stars and some of their second tier players.  The level of support for the Storm will depend on their on field performances.  He also discusses the Danny Green/Paul Briggs “fight” and believes it is a disgrace that it went on.  In Tour de Farce news, did Contador break race etiquette in passing Schleck when Schleck had a mechanical failure with his chain?  The Panel thinks so.  We sneak a different Dr Leslie CSA in just before the end of the show.

Saturday 12 June: Mail In 3 States

We cannot ignore the strong leads in 3 States on Saturday. The mail is primed to make us a profit and back on a diet of lobster.

SYD r2 n4 HALLEYS This neddy was scratched last week because it is absolutely flying on the track & they didn’t want to chance their money in the wet. If it lives up to track work it will be saluting.

MELB r2 n3 ANNIVERSARY My mail from a ratings expert says Gai has well and truly beaten the handicapper by taken this neddy south. The rest is up to the horse. Big money has already gone on with corporate bookies

BRIS r4 n15 RINGA RINGA ROSIE a pocket full of $100 notes after this one wins. Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I have been waiting 2 weeks for this one. Set for this 1 race. Climb on the bandwagon.

Money lost, nothing lost. Confidence lost, everything lost.

Border Jumpers…

Hello all..

Not sure whether I take it as a compliment, an insult or a threat that some of the best talent in rugby league is being poached by the cashed up AFL.

Fosters was cashed up once and they decided to buy Southcorp – and they have actually now managed to lose money selling beer to Australians. Possibly a first…

Part of me hopes that the AFL circus act follows the same path – I feel for those doing great things in the VFL.  The next Podsiadly or Barlow could provide Western Sydney with their very own hero but they are being passed over as the AFL pillages other sports.

Why look for talent in your own backyard when your millions will buy you greener pastures down the road…

Paul Dalligan – your panellist on all things rugby league…