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The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 22 May 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had mixed fortunes last week. The Professor getting a winner and a placing home from his two selections while the Gelding came up empty. They’ll both be trying to improve today at Flemington where the track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 5 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 2 – Linas Legend (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 5 Horse 5 – Deep Dive (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 4 Horse 2 – Heart of Puissance

Race 8 Horse 6 – Pandemic

Professor’s Parlay

Race 8 Horse 6 – Pandemic into Gold Coast Titans to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL) into Arsenal to beat Brighton and Hove Albion (EPL).

You can see the latest episode of That’s Racing!! here.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 6 March 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were in very good form last week with 2 winners and a placing from 4 selections. They’ll try and make it a 100% day today at Flemington where the track is currently rated a Good 4 with the rail out 5 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 5 – Odeum (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

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

Gelding’s tips

Race 6 Horse 14 – September Run

Race 8 Horse 3 – Fifty Stars

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 14 – September Run into Melbourne City to beat Melbourne Victory (A League) into Arsenal to beat Burnley (EPL).

You can see today’s episode of That’s Racing here.

The Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel of the Judge, Sarah Radlow and Paul Dalligan will be live on our Facebook page from 12.00pm AEDT tomorrow. Our special guest would be tennis broadcaster, Brett Phillips.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Flemington races on 27 February 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had mixed luck at Caulfield last week with two placings and are hoping to improve on that today at Flemington.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 1 – Kallos (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 4 Horse 5 – Subedar (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 1 – Fabergino

Race 7 Horse 1 – Ole Kirk

Professor’s Parlay

Race 4 Horse 5 – Subedar into South Sydney Rabbitohs to beat St George Illawarra Dragons (NRL) into Leicester City to beat Arsenal (EPL).

You can see the latest episode of That’s Racing here.

The Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta, Dan Butterly, Sarah Radlow and Paul Dalligan will be live talking sport on our Facebook page tomorrow from 12.00pm AEDT.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 20 February 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding came back to earth last week but still managed to tip two winners from their four selections. They’ll look to stay in the winning groove at today’s Blue Diamond Stakes day at Caulfield.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 2 Horse 5 – It’s Our Time (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

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

Gelding’s tips

Race 6 Horse 1 – Behemoth

Race 7 Horse 13 – Enthaar

Professor’s Parlay

Race 7 Horse 13 – Enthaar into Manchester City to defeat Arsenal (EPL) into Manchester United to defeat Newcastle United (EPL).

You can see the latest episode of That’s Racing here.

Don’t miss the Professor, the Judge, Coutta, Dan Butterly, Paul Dalligan and Sarah Radlow when they talk sport on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page at 12.00pm AEDT.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 16 January 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

After a few weeks off from posting the tips, the Professor and the Gelding are back and ready for a big 2021 on the punt. The first step on the road is at Flemington today where the track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 9 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 2 – Parlophone (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 9 Horse 3 – Mystery Shot (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 3 – Over Exposure

Race 6 Horse 5 – Rule the World

Professor’s Parlay

Race 5 Horse 3 – Over Exposure into Arsenal to beat Newcastle United (EPL) into Kansas City Chiefs to beat Cleveland Browns (NFL).

You can see the Professor and the Gelding discussing today’s tips here.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 7 March 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor returned to the winner’s list in style last week with two winners from two selections. Unfortunately, it took Liverpool’s first loss in 44 Premier League matches to bring his weekend parlay undone. Hopefully, he’ll get all three this week. The Flemington track is rated a Soft 6 after all the rain this week with the rail out 8 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 6 Horse 6 – Exceedence (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 2 – Avilius (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 6 Horse 6 – Exceedence into Liverpool to beat Bournemouth (Premier League) into Arsenal to beat West Ham United (Premier League).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Sandown races on 16 November 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor is going back to the drawing board today after an ordinary effort last week. The Sandown track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Sandown

Race 6 Horse 4 – D’Bai (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 10 Horse 4 – Setting Sail (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 10 Horse 4 – Setting Sail into Arsenal to beat Southampton (Premier League) into Sydney FC to beat Melbourne Victory (A League).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Weekend musing – Champion’s League final and Arsenal appoint new manager

The weekend musing is back after a bit of a break.

This week Chris looks at the Champion’s League final and Arsenal’s appointment to replace Arsene Wenger.

I did not watch the Champions League final last week, but I did see the highlights and low lights! For the record, Real Madrid won its 13th European Championship establishing the Club as one of the greatest of all time. Winning however, didn’t stop Real’s manager, Zinedine Zidane from leaving for greener pastures.

The Gareth Bale scissor kick was an absolute cracker, but the two howlers from the Liverpool keeper, Loris Karius, were a modern tragedy. No one means to make those sorts of mistakes, but I have not seen anything like that first goal when his throw was intercepted – not even when my boys were playing under age matches, let alone at the pinnacle of world club soccer. I agree with Jurgen Klopp that the second goal he conceded was as a result of the first one. I must say I feel sorry for the keeper as it doesn’t matter how many games he wins and how many trophies he collects, from now on he will always be known for those howlers in the final.

Good to see the new Arsenal manager named last week in Unai Emery. I was not across all the names mentioned as likely candidates for the job but I am sure the former Paris Saint Germain manager was only mentioned very late in the search. His record is good and fingers crossed he invests a bit more time in the transfer market and stiffening up the defence for next year.

Have a great weekend!!

Weekend musing – Arsenal’s FA Cup, Wenger re-appointed, AFL, Dreamtime game controversy, Huddersfield Town promoted to Premier League

I was pleased to see that Arsene Wenger re-signed with Arsenal for another two years. While I understand there is a lot of discussion about him being moved on by Arsenal supporters, in the end he has still had a good year. The Gunners accumulated 75 points this year finishing fifth in the EPL. That would have got them into the top four on eight of the previous ten years and in two of those years they would have finished second. Arsenal also won the FA Cup last weekend with a great win over Premier League Champion’s, Chelsea. So the year, while frustrating, has not been a disaster. The key now is to ensure Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez remain at the Club on a long term basis. That is the biggest challenge facing Arsenal and Wenger at the moment.

The Dreamtime game between Essendon and Richmond produced a couple of controversial issues. Firstly the rushed behind resulting in an easy goal to Essendon and then Dustin Martin being named the best player on the ground. I thought the rushed behind decision was technically correct, but I certainly would not have been happy if my team was on the receiving end. A good question was raised during the week on the issue – would the Richmond player have rushed the ball through if the scores were level with little time left on the clock? I think the answer would be “no”, he would have tried to tap it to his team mate who was nearby at the time. As regards Martin being best on the ground, last year he clearly was the best on the ground, but this year I didn’t think there was a clear stand out player. In my opinion Brandon Ellis was Richmond’s best and Brendan Goddard was Essendon’s best. Martin got close to 30 touches, but his disposal efficiency was similar to the major Essendon ball winners. I was a bit surprised when Martin also got both coaches votes. I must be a poor judge!

Also great to see Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield get into the EPL with him scoring in the penalty shoot out.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – AFL, sledging, EPL final week……

There have been instances of good sportsmanship and bad sportsmanship in the AFL last weekend.

On the good side it was pleasing to see Dyson Heppell and Joel Selwood chair James Kelly off after last weeks game to celebrate Kelly’s 300th game.

On the flip side, you had the sledging allegations levelled at St Kilda players for targetting Marc Murphy in the game against Carlton targeting. This is a difficult issue and hard to assess and monitor. By drawing attention to the sledging and the content of the sledging, it brought to light rumours that I and a lot of other footy fans who aren’t on social media sites were not aware of. Where do you draw the line when it does not involve issues that are currently in the code of conduct?

Another good story in the AFL this week is the appointment of the female umpire, Eleni Glouftsis for the Essendon v West Coast game this Sunday. By all reports she has got there on her merits and deserves the chance. Another way of getting females involved in the game of Australia Rules Football.

The EPL concludes this week with Chelsea and Tottenham wrapping up the top two spots before the weekend and Manchester City almost safe in third spot. That leaves Liverpool and Arsenal in the fight for fourth position and the all important Champions League qualification. Liverpool have the easier game, but the Gunners have come with a rush in the last month and are not without some chance of finishing fourth. With Manchester United playing off for the Europa Cup and possible qualification for the Champions League, more may need to play out before the final positions are known. I have had a look at the qualification criteria and it is by no means clear. My personal view is that it would not be a bad thing for the Gunners to miss out on Europe and only concentrate on the League next season. Chelsea and Leicester have won the League in the last two years without having to worry about the Champions League.

Have a great weekend!