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Sportzfan Radio #427

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan talk rugby league with special guest and former Penrtih Panther and Cronulla Shark, Luke Lewis, Paul Dalligan reviews the NRL Grand Final and the Gelding suggests horses to watch from yesterday’s Caulfield Guineas and has some red hot tips for today’s Ballarat and Donald race meetings.

You can watch this episode of the show here.

The red hot tips for Caulfield Guineas day on 9 October 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay.

A big day of Spring carnival racing at Caulfield today with three Group One races for decision including the $2 million Caulfield Guineas. The track is rated a Good 4 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 1 Horse 1 – Brereton (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 3 Horse 3 – Pandemic (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 6 Horse 2 – Zaaki

Race 8 Horse 1 – Anamoe

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 2 – Zaaki into Manchester City to beat Burnley (EPL) into Arizona Cardinals to beat San Francisco 49ers (NFL).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta, Paul Dalligan, Sarah Radlow and the Gelding will be talking sport on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEDT tomorrow. Special guest former Penrith Panther & Cronulla Shark player, Luke Lewis.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Flemington races on 3 July 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were back in form on Wednesday at Sandown and they are both looking to improve on those results at Flemington today where the track is currently rated a Soft 6 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 7 Horse 4 – Unique Artist (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 8 Horse 5 – The Astrologist (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 3 Horse 2 – Grande Promenade

Race 4 Horse 1 – Royalzel

Professor’s Parlay

Race 8 Horse 5 – The Astrologist into Manly Sea Eagles to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL) into Cronulla Sharks to beat Brisbane Broncos (NRL).

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

The Professor and the panel of Paul Dalligan, the Gelding and Coutta will be talking sport tomorrow on the Sportzfan Radio You Tube channel from 12.00pm AEST. Tomorrow’s special guest Sports Geek and Gravitas owner, Sean Callanan will be talking about beer (Gravitas Glory) intersects with eSports.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for today’s Rosehill races and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were in reasonable form last week with two winners and a placing from their four selections. They are looking to do better at Rosehill today where the track is rated a Good 4, the rail is out 6 metres for the entire course and the penetrometer reads 4.96.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Rosehill

Professor’s tips

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

Race 3 Horse 1 – Cherry Tortoni (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 4 Horse 1 – Krone

Race 6 Horse 2 – Harmony Rose

Professor’s Parlay

Race Horse – into Cronulla Sharks to beat the North Queensland Cowboys (NRL) into Chelsea to beat West Bromwich Albion (EPL).

You can see today’s edition of That’s Racing!! here.

Good luck, good punting and Happy Easter!!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the gelding’s red hotties for Flemington races on 3 October 2020

The Professor and the Gelding will try and improve on last week’s three winners and a second placing from four selections. The Flemington track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 7 metres for the entire circuit.

If you missed the Professor and the Gelding live on Facebook today talking about the tips, you can see a replay here.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 2 Horse 8 – September Run (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 4 – Tofane (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 9 – Verry Elleegant
Race 8 Horse 6 – Perfect Jewel

Professor’s Parlay

Race 2 Horse 8 – September Run into Canberra Raiders to beat the Cronulla Sharks (NRL) into West Coast Eagles to beat Collingwood (AFL).

You can hear the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel live tomorrow from midday on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page.

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

Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 6 July 2019 and the weekend parlay

The Professor had some modest success last week for the ladies at the Tennis club with Highland Beat and is looking to improve on that today. The Flemington track is rated a Soft 5 at present but should firm up during the day, with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 1 – Buffalo River (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 1 – Chouxting the Mob (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

The Professor is taking a four leg parlay this weekend.

Race 9 Horse 1 – Sure Knee into Cronulla Sharks to beat Brisbane Broncos (NRL) into North Melbourne to beat St Kilda (AFL) into New South Wales to beat Queensland (State of Origin).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Weekend Musing – droughts broken in AFL and NRL, Winx steps out…..

Sfan OB6Well what a great AFL Grand Final and a result that is good for football. With the Doggies breaking their 62 year premiership drought, it brings to 4 the number of significant droughts broken in the last 15 years. First you had Brisbane/Fitzroy breaking a 47 year drought in 2001, then Sydney/Sth Melbourne breaking a 72 year drought in 2005 and Geelong breaking a 44 year drought in 2007. This now leaves Melbourne (1964) & St Kilda (1966) as the two established clubs with the longest droughts and with both sides having encouraging years this year, who knows we may see another drought broken shortly.

I must say that Luke Beveridge handing over his medal to Bob Murphy was a wonderful gesture, but equally Murphy giving it back was the right thing to do. Without trying to kill Bambi, I am getting a bit tired of the love for Bob Murphy. Yes he is the captain and spiritual leader of the Doggies, but he is not the only player that has missed out on a premiership due to injury or suspension. I have always felt sorry for the recently deceased Neville Crowe who was captain of Richmond in 1967 when John Nicholls feigned being struck and Crowe missed the 1967 premiership as a result. That was also a drought breaking premiership win for the Tigers (24 years).

In the NRL we also saw the Cronulla Sharks win their first premiership since they entered the competition 50 years ago. I obviously wanted the Storm to win, but again it is hard to begrudge a club a drought breaking premiership.

The attention of the sporting public now turns to horse racing and the Spring Carnival. The Melbourne public see Winx for the first time since the Cox Plate last year. She is in a three horse field and sometimes these races can provide an upset because they can become a “sit and sprint”. If that is the case it may favour Black Heart Bart who is clearly the best sprinter of the three acceptors.

Have a great weekend!

Some clubs will never learn

barbaOne wonders what NRL Clubs thought when confronted with the fact that one of the wisest and most successful coaches going around in Wayne Bennett decides to release Ben Barba from the remaining two years of his contract with the Brisbane Broncos.

Like me, smart clubs would have ignored the fact that Barba was on the market.

Not the Cronulla Sharks though, or a number of other clubs for that matter who all showed an interest in the full back once Bennett gave Barba his marching orders.

Forget for the moment that the club from the Shire will be his third team in three years or that Barba had a really ordinary season for the Broncos in 2014 or that the Broncos were so eager to rid bennettthemselves of Barba that they were prepared to pay half his salary with his new team or that the player has self confessed gambling and alcohol problems or that he failed to complete a rehabilitation course ordered by Canterbury in 2013.

But return if you will to season 2013, when Barba was in a Canterbury jersey. For those with short memories, he was released on compassionate grounds from the balance of his contract at the end of that season and was headed to the Broncos because of their well regarded welfare program. The catalyst for the release on that occasion was an alleged incident where Barba struck a female companion.

One would have thought the lessons of history would have taught Cronulla well given the union with the troubled Todd Carney that ended in tears.

And all this for $800,000.00 per season – As I said ….. some clubs never learn.

Friday musing – Melbourne Cup, cricket, AFL…

I was disappointed to hear how Australia had fared in the cricket in Abu Dhabi overnight and it rekindled a gripe I have about Test cricket, particularly games against India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. A test wicket should offer assistance to the quicks in the first session at least and provide a good contest between bat and ball. Australia has the most dangerous fast bowler in the world at the moment in MitchChris Barwin Hillsell Johnson and he gets his first and only wicket in the second session with the only wicket in the first session going to Lyon the spinner. If the ICC wants to promote Test cricket as the pinnacle of the game they have to have the fortitude to demand pitches which provide a proper contest. Having said that Younis Khan has to be congratulated for his three successive centuries which is a formidable feat no matter how good the wickets have been for batsmen. Speaking of batsmen, Australia’s performance in the 1st test was quite lamentable with only Warner & Johnson able to hold their heads up.

It was an amazing performance by Adelaide in the Cox plate last week, languishing at the back of the filed he made one of the longest sustained runs I have ever seen in the time honoured race. He was helped by the banked turns at the Valley and at the turn into the straight looked like he was going to win running away, but the length of his run told in the final stages and Fawkner and the others on his inside pushed him all the way to the line. It was an even more memorable performance when you consider that he is only a 3yo and because of the difference in breeding schedules in Europe he had to carry the weight of a 4yo in the Plate. However, I do wonder why they gave a colt a female name, what next a filly named Sydney?

Moving on to the AFL fixture I note that Essendon are again playing the Demons in a home game at the MCG. The Bombers have hosted Melbourne in at least the last 4 games at the MCG and have lost 3 of them in circumstances where they have started warm favourites each time. Everyone knows Melbourne perform poorly at Etihad, but we keep playing them at the G. Why? I was also perplexed to note that the Bombers only play 2 Friday night games, both against North Melbourne. While the Bombers didn’t win too many of their Friday night fixtures this year, they put on some pretty good games against Hawthorn, Geelong & Sydney. Speaking from the perspective of my own team, not a great draw in my opinion.

In passing I think Paul Gallen is obviously pretty stupid for his Tweet insulting the NRL chiefs, but a $50,000 fine!! That is hefty and I question if it really fits the crime. $5-10,000 would have sent the same message.

Have a great weekend.