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The first of the Sportzfan Interviews – Axel Dench


In this first of a series of Sportzfan Interviews, the Professor talks with former College and NBL player, Axel Dench about his career in basketball and as Merumeru in Star Wars 3, Revenge of the Sith. In a career that included a March Madness trip to the Elite Eight with
Gonzaga, a Championship in his first year with Wollongong Hawks plus the 2001 NBL Rookie of the Year award, he believes he peaked early. A shoulder injury hampered his development and he eventually bounced around Europe until returning to Australia to play with the Melbourne Tigers in 2007.

Whilst he enjoyed playing at elite level in basketball, it wasn’t until his taste of Hollywood in Revenge of the Sith that he discovered he had a love for acting and movies. His one regret is that he declined another movie role to accept a three year contract with the Melbourne Tigers only to be released after one year to free up player points.

You can hear the full interview at https://soundcloud.com/sportzprofessor/the-sportzfan-interviews-axel-dench

Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on Saturday 23 September 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield today and with the big Spring Carnival races just around the corner, he is using this meeting to finely tune his tips.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 1 – Eshtiraak
Race 3 Horse 11 – Sin to Win (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 3 – Brave Smash (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 6 – Stampede
Race 9 Horse 11 – Petition

You can hear the Gelding and the Professor discuss racing on Sportzfan Radio tomorrow from 10.00am on 88.3 Southern FM. We’ll be broadcasting from the Southern Football Netball League Division 1 Grand Final at Springvale oval.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley on Saturday 9 September 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on Moonee Valley today and after a good outing last week he is looking to maximise his return this afternoon.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 1 Horse 3 – Samovare
Race 2 Horse 10 РIllumicon (scratched)
Race 5 Horse 7 – Houtzen (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 8 – Sanadaat
Race 7 Horse 2 – Brave Smash (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 5 – He’s our Rokkii

You can hear the Gelding discuss today’s race results with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio tomorrow between midday ad 2.00pm on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 29 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is on his home track at Caulfield today for the last metropolitan thoroughbread race meeting of the season. He is looking to improve a bit on last week’s form and finish the season on a big note.

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

Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 8 – Kiwia
Race 6 Horse 2 – O’Rachael
Race 7 Horse 3 – Revolving Door
Race 8 Horse 7 – Supido (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 16 – Galaxy Raider (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding talk racing with the Professor tomorrow on Sportzfan Radio from midday on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 15 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at his home track at Caulfield today and after a couple of winners and a placing last week he is looking to keep that run of form going with these selections. The ladies at the Tennis club have been happy with his form over the last few weeks.

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

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 3 – Data Point
Race 3 Horse 3 – Moonlites Choices
Race 4 Horse 1 – Kiwia
Race 6 Horse 1 – Revolving Door (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 7 – Supido (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding discuss today’s racing with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio from midday tomorrow on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 1 July 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at his home track of Caulfield today and he is looking to start the month of July with a bag full of winners.

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

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 3 – Lone Eagle (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 2 Horse 2 – Kiwia
Race 5 Horse 2 – A Lotta Love
Race 6 Horse 1 – Revolving Door (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 13 – Data Point

You can hear the Gelding discuss today’s racing with the Professor on Sportzfan Radio from midday tomorrow on 88.3 Southern FM – the Sounds of the Bayside.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on 17 June 2017

The Gelding’s attention is at Moonee Valley today and after some fluctuating form over recent weeks, he is looking to make every post a winner today.

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

Moonee Valley

Race 2 Horse 1 – If Not Now When
Race 3 Horse 3 – Miss Vista
Race 5 Horse 2 – Lord Da Vinci
Race 6 Horse 4 – Highland Beat (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 8 – Heart Starter (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding talk racing with the Professor and the panel on Sportzfan Radio tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 24 September 2016

gelding2The Gelding’s attention remains at his home track at Caulfield and after a mid week function with Wiley Dalziel, believes he has a pocketful of winners for today’s meeting.

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

Caulfield

Race 1 Horse 5 – Jalan Jalan (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 1 – Whispering Brook
Race 6 Horse 6 – Archives
Race 7 Horse 6 – Counter Attack
Race 8 Horse 11 – Lucia Valentina (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

You can hear the Gelding discuss the results with the Professor tomorrow on Sportzfan Radio‘s outside broadcast from the SFNL Division 1 Grand Final at Springvale Oval. Tune in on 88.3 Southern FM.

Good luck and good punting!

The Gelding

Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 6 August 2016

MarkThe Gelding is finally back in Australia after his long holiday on the French Riviera (and plenty of other places on the Mediterranean) and he is fit, refreshed and in search of winners at Flemington today.

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

Flemington

Race 1 Horse 2 – Yulong Baby
Race 2 Horse 5 – Decorated Soldier (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 1 – Almandin (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 2 – Smart Volatility
Race 8 Horse 10 – Kaniana

Good luck and good punting!

Don’t forget to listen in to Sportzfan Radio’s outside broadcast from the Great Western Hotel tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM.

The Gelding

Weekend musing – Tour de France, British Open, Arsene Wenger and England

Chris Barwin HillsI commented last week on a number of topics including the Tour de France, the England soccer team’s poor display in the European Championships and the British Open.

It looks like I was on the money picking Chris Froome as the winner of the race. With 19 stages complete and only a couple to go Froome froome
seems to have the field covered. Great display by Aussie Richie Porte in the tough mountain section but looks like he will just fall short of a podium finish. Certainly looks like a rider to watch for the 2017 Tour.

As much as I was on the money with the Tour de France, I was way off in my assessment of the British Open. I didn’t see Swede, Henrik 1363998228672Stenson winning. Stenson and Phil Mickelson showed a mastery of the Royal Troon course that the rest of the field struggled with. Mickelson at 17 under had an 11 shot buffer between he and the third placed golfer. The leading Australian was world number 1, Jason Day at one over par tied for equal 22nd. My selection of Adam Scott was poor as he finished at 5 over par. Our golfers need to improve their performances in major tournaments!

My suggestion for the English soccer team is to go all out for Arsene Wenger. They could do a lot worse. He is the shot in the arm that thealexis-sanchez-arsenal-burnley_3223813 English need and his time at Arsenal is limited. It would be a good move for England, Arsenal and Wenger.

Have a great weekend!