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Our 4 best bets for Caulfield races on 25 June 2022 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had a successful outing last Saturday with 2 winners and a placing from 4 selections and the Professor’s Parlay all getting up. They will be trying to better that today at Caulfield where the track is rated a Soft 6 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

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

Race 8 Horse 3 – Arran Bay (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 2 Horse 3 – Ghanaati

Race 5 Horse 1 – Chief Altony

Professor’s Parlay

Race 2 Horse 3 – Ghanaati into Toronto Blue Jays to beat Milwaukee Brewers (MLB) into New York Yankees to beat Houston Astros (MLB)

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport tomorrow on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEST. Coutta will be giving his Wimbledon preview.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio show #441 featuring special guest, Amy McCann

The Professor and the panel of Coutta and Paul Dalligan discuss women’s baseball with special guest, Amy McCann. They talk about how big it is for Genevieve Beacom to pitch an innings for the Melbourne Aces and Rachel Balkovec being appointed the manager of the New York Yankees affiliate, Tampa Tarpons. Coutta reviews week one of the Australian Open and Paul looks at what has happened in the NRL over the Christmas/New Year break.

You can see this episode of Sportzfan Radio here.

4 best bets for Moonee Valley races on 22 January 2022 and the Professor’s Parlay

The less said about the mid week outing the better. As all good teams do, we’ll learn from it and improve. The Moonee Valley track is rated a Good 4 but with the temperatures being in the low 30’s expect a track upgrade during the day. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 5 – Duchy of Savoy (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 3 Horse 1 – Good Idea (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 2 – Yulong Command

Race 7 Horse 4 – Fundraiser

Professor’s Parlay

Race 5 Horse 2 – Yulong Command into Arsenal to beat Burnley (EPL) into Melbourne to beat St Kilda (AFLW).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta, Paul Dalligan and Sarah Radlow will be talking sport on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEDT tomorrow. Special guest, former Australian baseball player, Amy McCann.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio #432

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Dan Butterly and Paul Dalligan talk AFLW with special guest Leesa Catto. Dan looks at the MLB playoffs and predicts the Houston Astros will win the World Series. He also previews the NBA season and suggests likely conference champions, the Gelding reviews Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley and the unsuccessful protest on the result of the big race and Paul Dalligan discusses the appointment of Wayne Bennet as inaugural coach of the Redcliffe Dolphins.

You can see this episode of the show at Sportzfan Radio‘s YouTube channel.

Sportzfan Radio #424

The Professor and the panel of Dan Butterly, Sarah Radlow, the Judge, the Gelding, Paul Dalligan and Coutta talk sport including Paul Dalligan’s review of this weekend’s NRL playoffs, Dan Butterly looks at the different MLB playoff scenarios, the start of the College football season and some surprises from the first round in the NRL, Sarah Radlow assesses whether the appointment of Brad Scott as AFL Victoria CEO had been good or bad, the Judge has picked two teams – one made up of Brownlow medalists and the other from players who haven’t won a Brownlow. The Judge believes the team of non-Brownlow medal winners would win a match between the two. The Gelding picks some winners for today’s Ballarat race meeting.

You can watch this episode on our YouTube channel here.

Sportzfan Radio show for 15 November 2020 (Ep 374)

If you missed today’s Sportzfan Radio , we spoke with Aleksandra (Ola) Gotz from Curtin University about the CREST program, Dan Butterly about the Miami Marlins hiring Kim Ng as GM and Paul Dalligan gave a preview of game 3 in State of Origin – view it on our Facebook page.

Weekend musing – Australia’s Test woes, Ireland defeats the All Blacks…amazing!

Sfan OB6Last week I wrote that Australia had got off to a great start in the first test match in Perth, but that was about it as far as Australia was concerned as South Africa dominated the rest of the game even without their best bowler. The Australian batsmen did not show the resilience required to win a test match, although they did do better in the second innings lasting nearly 120 overs. In fact if they had made 360 in the first innings, the result may well have been different.

This is the first time in 28 seasons that Australia has lost the first test match on home soil, but it also must be one of the only times testthat there has only been one round of Sheffield Shield matches before the first test. By contrast the South Africans had a warm up match in Australia after two first class games in South Africa. International sides have often been criticised for only having one lead up game before the first test and yet the home side falls to the same lack of preparation here!

Well we thought the Chicago Cubs 108 year drought breaking effort
the-amazed-international-media-reaction-to-ireland-beating-the-all-blacksin the World Series was a significant milestone and then, coincidentally in Chicago, Ireland beats the New Zealand All Blacks in the rugby union for the first time in 111 years. What am amazing year we are having in sport around the world.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – Spring Carnival, Kieran McEvoy, Chicago Cubs, First Test…….

Sfan OB6While I did not back the winner of the Victoria Derby, Prized Ikon, it was a great story for the Cummings family. Four generations of the one family training a winner of such a prestigious race would beprized-icon unparalleled not only in racing, but probably in sport generally. There has been a number of father/son combinations and even grandfather/father/son’s in various sports, but I cannot think of any to equal this effort. Three generations of the Aitken family played for Carlton and three generations of the Hird family played for Essendon. Perhaps one of James Hird’s sons could make it a fourth generation for the Bombers.

Keeping with the family theme Kieran McEvoy won the Melbourne Cup on Almandin and he is the brother-in-law of last years winning almandinjockey, Michelle Payne. Almandin is the third son of Monson to win the Cup in the last four years. The other two being Fiorente and Protectionist. When you think about it, racing produces probably just as many family associations as AFL football. A lot of jockeys had fathers that were jockeys and a lot of trainers had fathers that were trainers.

The biggest story in sport this week was the Chicago Cubs breaking a 108 year drought in the World Series. Even if the Cleveland cubsIndians had of won they would have broken a 68 year drought. This continues a wonderful year for drought breaking title wins. The Cubs also did it by winning the last three games, with the last two away to Cleveland. This was somewhat reminiscent of the NBA when the Cleveland Cavaliers took the title in an away game to Golden State.

A good start in the Test cricket yesterday and it further proves the testvalue of good bowlers. Australia struggled in the recent one-day series in South Africa with a second string attack, now with more like their front line attack in place they were a lot more effective. If we can get James Pattinson and Pat Cummins back playing consistent cricket with Mitchell Starc, the Australian attack will be formidable. Bowlers win matches.

Have a great weekend