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The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 10 July 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had a day to forget at Sandown on Wednesday but no point dwelling on the negatives and every reason to get back in the saddle today at Caulfield where the track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 2 Horse 3 – Pioneer River (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 6 Horse 9 – Uniquely (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 9 – Chief Altony

Race 8 Horse 10 – Malkovich

Professor’s Parlay

Race 8 Horse 10 – Malkovich into Sydney Roosters to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL) into Brisbane Lions to beat St Kilda (AFL).

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

The Professor and the panel of Coutta, the Judge, Paul Dalligan and Dan Butterly will be talking sport on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube page from 12.00pm AEST tomorrow.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Flemington races on 19 June 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

A much better day for the Professor and the Gelding on Queen’s Birthday Monday at Mornington and they are looking to continue that form today at Flemington where the track is rated a Soft 7 and the rail is out 11 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

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

Race 7 Horse 1 – Curran (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 9 – Kurabui

Race 9 Horse 1 – Red Can Man

Professor’s Parlay

Race 5 Horse 9 – Kurabui into Brisbane Lions to beat North Melbourne (AFL) into Canberra Raiders to beat St George Illawarra Dragons (NRL).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Coutta, the Judge, Dan Butterly and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport on the Sportzfan Radio You Tube page from 1.30pm tomorrow.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Weekend Musing returns!!

It has been a while, but I thought it was time to put pen to paper so to speak.

When the Victorian teams went into hubs and it was clear there was going to be no football in Victoria for the remainder of the season I think I “mused” that the season would favour Brisbane, Port Adelaide and West Coast. They would be able to play home games and have a relatively normal season compared to the Victorian and clubs. After the first week of the finals I was thinking I was right and was looking forward to a Port Adelaide -v- Brisbane grand final on the Gabba. This was a game where I didn’t particularly care who won, but would be favouring Brisbane at home.

Then along comes Richmond Geelong to upset the apple cart. While it put me into a conundrum about whom to support on the big day, you have to admire what both clubs have achieved by just getting to the final game of the year. Both teams have been in hubs for over 100 days which is a totally abnormal situation. Some clubs responded well to “hub” life which included these two and I would probably throw in St Kilda & Melbourne as well, while my team Essendon, North Melbourne and GWS clearly did not. It probably says more about the stability and cohesiveness of the clubs that did not respond well than those that did and these three clubs have been shedding players since their seasons finished.

Turning to the game itself, when it became clear last Saturday night that it would be Geelong -v- Richmond I did not favour one side over the other and I even contemplated not watching the game. Richmond have won two out of the last three flags and Geelong has had a lot of recent success and living in Geelong I didn’t know if I could put up with the local hysteria. I live in a street 10 minutes walk from Kardinia Park and many of the houses in my street are festooned with Cats paraphernalia. Walking past scarves draped around fences, it is in your face and just reminds you what you are missing. In the end I have decided to support Geelong. It would be good for the town and I think Patty Dangerfield does deserve a premiership. Not only is he one of the best players of the last decade he is also quite humble and anyone down here who has met him says he is very easy to talk to and always finds time for kids with photos & autographs.

Dangerfield and Dustin Martin have been identified as the key players for each club as both are great mid-fielders and very dangerous when they go forward. I think Geelong can win without a stellar performance from Dangerfield, but Richmond cannot win without a starring performance from Martin. Each player requires a different match up in the mid-field and in attack. For Martin, I would have Cam Guthrie run with him in the mid-field and Tom Stewart pick him up when he goes forward. With Dangerfield, I would have Shane Edwards go with him in the mid-field and Dylan Grimes pick him up in the forward line.

I think Richmond’s bottom 6 players are better than Geelong’s bottom 6 players, so that favours Richmond in a close game. However, I think Geelong probably have more match winning players and if there is a blow-out it is more likely going to be Geelong. The threat of rain would favour the way Richmond play as they play a wet weather type of game even when it is dry! So if it rains, I am picking Richmond and if it remains relatively dry I am picking Geelong.

If it had been a Port Adelaide -v- Brisbane grand final there may have been an asterisk on the 2020 season, but with neither team making it I think the winner this year will deserve every accolade.

Have a great weekend and I hope we get a game worth watching!

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 15 August 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were in rare form last week with three winners and a second from four selections and the Professor also got his weekend parlay across the line. The Caulfield track is rated a Soft 6 with the rail out 9 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 4 – She’s a Thief (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 4 – Exasperate (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 2 – Viridine
Race 8 Horse 8 – Mystic Journey

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 8 – Mystic Journey into Brisbane Lions to beat North Melbourne (AFL) into Wests Tigers to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

You can watch the Professor and the rest of the Sportzfan Radio panel when they go live on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page at 12.00pm tomorrow. Special guest – Sean Callanan will explain the ways grassroots sporting clubs can use social media to remain solvent and maintain the bond between Clubs, players, sponsors and supporters.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 8 August 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding have spent extra time this week searching for winners in today’s fields at Flemington. The key to the weekend parlay seems to be the horse racing leg as the Professor has had a reasonable run at picking the other two legs. Hopefully, today is the day!

The Flemington track is rated a Soft 7 with rain expected during the day. The rail is 10 metres out for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 5 Horse 9 – Coming Around (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 6 – Octane (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 2 Horse 2 – Galactic Fury
Race 3 Horse 6 – Cafe Rizu

Weekend Parlay

Race 5 Horse 9 – Coming Around into Brisbane Lions into Western Bulldogs (AFL) into Melbourne Storm into Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 27 June 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

With the Professor’s success last week he takes an unassailable lead in the overall challenge. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t go head to head today, even if it is a dead rubber. Can the Gelding salvage some pride or will the Professor prevent the Gelding from winning one round in this final stage of the challenge.

The Caulfield track is rated a Soft 6 with the rail out 12 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Caulfield

The Professor’s tips

Race 7 Horse 3 – Sansom (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 4 – Harbour Views (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

The Gelding’s tips

Race 1 Horse 1 – Euphoric Summer
Race 7 Horse 9 – Alfa Oro

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 4 – Harbour Views into Brisbane to beat Adelaide (AFL) into Manly to beat Cronulla (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 14 September 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor had limited success last week so, with the better horses returning to the track, he is keen to make amends today. The Flemington track is rated a Good 4 at present but with the sunny weather, it may firm a little during the day. The rail is in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 5 Horse 5 – Dalasan (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 14 – Mystic Journey (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 14 – Mystic Journey into Brisbane Lions to beat Greater Western Sydney (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Canberra Raiders (NRL).

Tune in to Sportzfan Radio on 88.3 Southern FM tomorrow from midday to hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with Coutta, the Judge and the Saint.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Weekend musing covers the AFL’s final round and the Dustin Martin saga

This weeks final round of football is an absolute cracker with every game having some influence on the final standings. In the Herald Sun they have equated this round to the final round of 1987 where several games impacted the make up of the finals. As an Essendon supporter I am happy that my team has control of its own destiny. The Bombers should account for Fremantle at home, but having seen my side cough up a 27 point lead against Brisbane at home you never can be sure. It also may be Jobe Watson’s last game in the red and black. He certianly got the most out of himself and it still riles me that he returned his Brownlow medal.

The Dustin Martin saga seems to be dragging on and it seems more likely that he will leave the Tigers. I know he is an important player and this year’s likely Brownlow medalist, however, if the reported offer from North Melbourne is $1.5m a year for 7 years the Tigers should not attempt to match it as it would jeopardise future contracts and their payment structure. I do not think he is worth anything like that sort of money as he doesn’t provide any sort of marketing clout save for his position as a star player. I also do not think that most Richmond supporters would want their club to go too far to keep him. Martin needs the money and I have no doubt he will go to the highest bidder. He is not a media performer and he is not coaching material, so he has to make hay while he is playing. If North Melbourne do get him there is no guarantee that he will be the panacea for their woes in any case. Paying a player that amount of money will no doubt cause a ripple affect amongst the other players as Tom Boyd’s contract apparently did at the Bulldogs. This guy is no Paddy Dangerfield.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – Jumper punches, World Cup qualifiers…..

Whilst there was not all that much to tweak my interest this week, I did think Tom Hawkins was dead set stiff for copping a suspension when his hit was quite minor compared to the Cotchin, Cunnington & Jones hits of the previous few weeks. Having said that, you would think with all the publicity attached to those recent hits, he wasn’t using his brains to grab a jumper and then punch someone. The AFL were going to make a stand at some stage and Hawkins was the first one to be subject to the Match Review Panel’s crack down.

I was pleased to see that Josh Schache re-signed with Brisbane. Brisbane have coughed up a lot of players over the last couple of years and it is good to see one of their top draft picks choosing to stay. It’s about time things started to run their way.

It was also good to see the Socceroos succeed against Saudi Arabia on Friday night. Despite an indifferent performance they got the win and evened up the points with the Saudis and now only trail by goal difference. The pressure is on this team to make the World Cup finals and, if they make it, it will be a testament to the coaching of Ange Postecoglou. From what I see this current Australian team is a bit short on talent compared to more recent World Cup campaigns and while they have not yet confirmed qualification for the World Cup, they are still the only team in the group to be undefeated. Clearly, the match against the Blue Samurai in Japan in August will be crucial to qualification for both teams. Japan has the harder draw as they then play Saudi Arabia away in their last game while the Socceroos play bottom of the table Thailand in Australia.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – fourth test in India, Seltun, Sheffield Shield final….

Sfan OB6Great to see the Australian cricket team hang on in the third test in India. Peter Handscombe obviously took my previous musing to heart and produced his best innings of the tour and in the context of the series, perhaps the best innings of his fledgling career. I think thishanscomb is probably the first time since the third test of the 2005 Ashes series when the Australian team has batted out a day to save a test. On that occasion Ricky Ponting batted nearly the whole day and we escaped with a draw with one wicket in hand. The Indians really took the game away from Australia on Sunday and to hang on as we did was a great effort and keeps a very interesting series alive going into this weekend for the fourth and final test of the series.

I was tickled on last weekend to see the horse Gingernuts salute in Sydney. Being a chestnut gelding this is quite a creative name by the owners and I am surprised it got through the authorities. It reminds me of the horse Seltun which is Nutles(s) backwards.

It is interesting that this weekend we have two sporting finals where the host team is playing away from home. The Victorian Bushrangers have made a habit of it recently and are hosting South 81946500Australia in Alice Springs in the Sheffield Shield final and in the AFLW we have Brisbane Lions hosting Adelaide Crows on the Gold Coast. As Victoria has won the last two Shield’s perhaps it is a winning formula, but clearly not ideal for local cricket fans. This scenario was apparent at the start of the season, however, the AFLW grand final is a bit more embarrassing for all concerned. The groundsmen in control of the Gabba apparently see their primary job to prepare the ground for the first test match of the year and AFL football takes a back seat. Leigh Matthews has said that this situation has existed since the Brisbane Lions started playing there and perhaps now with the Queensland state government getting involved, football might be treated a bit better.

Have a great weekend!