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The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 5 June 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had mixed fortunes last week but they both believe they can do better today at Flemington where the track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 8 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

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

Race 9 Horse 10 – Fifth Position (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 2 Horse 2 – La Vina

Race 6 Horse 8 – Way to go Paula

Professor’s Parlay

Race 1 Horse 2 – Grand Promenade into Melbourne Storm to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL) into Melbourne City to beat Melbourne Victory (A-League).

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

The Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Dan Butterly and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport live on our You Tube channel from 1.00pm tomorrow.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

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 tips for Moonee Valley races on 1 August 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Gelding was in fine form last week with two winners from two selections. The Professor’s weekend parlay was brought undone by his Canterbury Bulldogs – he didn’t see that coming!

Today’s selections are from Moonee Valley where the track is rated a Soft 5 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

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Moonee Valley

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 6 – Victoria Star (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 19 – Hypersonic (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 4 Horse 4 – Brooklyn Hustle
Race 6 Horse 10 – Wilmot Pass

Weekend Parlay

Race 1 Horse 6 РVictoria Star into West Coast Eagles to beat Geelong (AFL) into Sydney Roosters to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL).

You can tune in to the Professor, the Judge, Coutta, the Gelding, Paul Dalligan and the rest of the Sportzfan Radio panel tomorrow from midday on Sportzfan Radio’s Facebook page.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Randwick races on 24 August 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was more miss than hit last week but looks to atone today at Randwick with some Group 1 races for decision. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 4 metres for the entire track.

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Randwick

Race 5 Horse 3 – Libertini (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Avilius (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 5 Horse 3 – Libertini into North Melbourne to beat Melbourne (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL).

Good luck and good punting,

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Moonee Valley races on 3 August 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was in good form last week with a winner and second in the racing and his weekend parlay saluted. He’s looking to at least match that effort today. The Moonee Valley course is rated a Soft 5 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Race 1 Horse 2 – Alburq (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 6 – Travimyfriend (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 4 Horse 6 – Travimyfriend into Richmond to beat Melbourne (AFL) into Sydney Roosters to beat the Gold Coast Titans (NRL).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 20 July 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

In what could only be described as a very ordinary day on the punt last week, the Professor is looking to make amends at Flemington today. The track is rated a Soft 6 with the rail 6 metres out from the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Flemington

Race 6 Horse 9 – Killavally (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Sylvia’s Mother (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 6 Horse 9 – Killavally into West Coast Eagles to beat Melbourne (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 29 June 2019 and the weekend parlay

The fields at Caulfield are sparse today and the Professor has a few concerns about further rain during the day. That being said he has managed to pick a couple of horses he thinks will salute. The track is currently rated a Soft 5 with the rail in the true position.

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Caulfield

Race 2 Horse 2 – Five Kingdom (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 4 – Highland Beat (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 2 Horse 2 – Five Kingdom into Manly Sea Eagles to beat Gold Coast Titans (NRL) into Fremantle to beat Carlton (AFL)

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Professor’s red hot tips for Doomben races on 18 May 2019 and his weekend parlay

The Professor prefers the racing at Doomben today where the track is rated a soft 5 and the running rail is out 2 metres for the entire course.

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Doomben

Race 8 Horse 13 – Youngstar (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 1 – Scarlett Dream (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Flemington Race 6 Horse 2 – Fidelia into Gold Coast Titans to beat Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs (NRL) into Perth Glory to beat Sydney FC (A-League)

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

NRL video referrals a joke!

meWith the 2015 NRL season only three rounds old, there have already been too many instances of poor decisions being made by the video referee. One wonders why the NRL has the system if the referees continue to get it wrong.

The NRL Laws and Interpretations regarding video refereeing are straight forward and indicate that, when called upon, the video referee will assess if there is ‘sufficient evidence’ to confirm or overturn the decision made on the field. If there is ‘sufficient evidence’ that the on field ruling is correct, the decision is to be confirmed. Conversely if there is ‘sufficient evidence’ that the decision is incorrect, the decision is to be reversed. If there is ‘insufficient evidence’ the on field decision should be confirmed.

Just looking at the last round, there were three referrals that bear1426851722530 scrutiny. In the first game of the round Manly were awarded a try to Steve Matai after video review. The ruling on the field was ‘no try’. The video evidence did not show anything conclusive and certainly did not provide ‘sufficient evidence’ of a try. When viewed in the light of the NRL Laws, the on field decision should clearly have been maintained. But it wasn’t. Fortunately, the decision did not affect the outcome of the match.

CAsOoOaUgAAguqR.jpg-largeIn the second instance, both the on field referee and the video ref both missed a knock on prior to a Newcastle try, that just about everyone else in the stadium and viewing on television saw. It looked very clear on the video replay. The Knights wen on to defeat the Gold Coast Titans 20-18. The botched call cost the Titans the match and two precious points.

Finally, a try to Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was disallowed notwithstanding the video evidence showed the ball was grounded in the corner. Video ref Shayne Hayne agreed with the on field official’s no try decision even though the video showed there were four of Watene-Zelezniak’s fingers on the ball.

NRL referee’s boss Tony Archer, after looking at these decisions conceded the Newcastle decision was incorrect but said there won’tNRL RAIDERS RABBITOHS be a change to the system. I would agree! The Rules relating to video referral are quite sufficient if they are adhered to. ¬†Further education on the Rules needs to be provided to the people who are reviewing the decisions. If that doesn’t lead to improvement, then the NRL needs some new video refs.

Players, coaches and fans all deserve to have consistent interpretations so that they can have confidence in the system. Anything less is not good enough.

3 things to contemplate on a Friday – Arsenal, NRL, Tiger Woods

Feb 20 2011 0061. Being an Arsenal fan is a tough gig. Having risen to third place in the Premier League, the Gunners had the ‘user friendly’ Monaco as their last sixteen opponent in the Champions League yesterday and a home ground advantage. The unexpected 1-3 result now leaves Arsene Wenger’s team the task of winning by at least 3-0 away to make the final eight.

Coach Wenger described the team’s play as ‘It looks like we lost our nerve and rationality’.

Arsenal are the true Jekyll and Hyde team if you compare this performance with the stunning win away against title contenders Manchester City several weeks ago.

Life is certainly a roller coaster for the fans.

2. NRL boss Dave Smith is kidding himself if he believes his recent mantra ‘Let’s keep it in perspective’, regarding the drug woes of five of the Gold Coast Titan’s players, is how we should see the issue. Five players make up 16% of the list and two of those players in Greg Bird and David Taylor are State of Origin representatives. In addition, the issue precipitated the NRL taking over the Club.

With the press indicating that there may be further names revealed by the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission including implications for League players across the border in NSW, I think we have enough of the perspective to know this is not a small matter!

3. Tiger Woods has completed his first golf course design – that is good news for the former World number one. With his golf game struggling (he hit a career high 82 two weeks ago) and his physical health in question (a back injury prevented him finishing a recent tournament at Torrey Pines), it seems like time for Tiger to take on less onerous pursuits that don’t require swinging a club to make a living.

As predicted on Sportsman Radio several years ago, Jack Nicklaus’ career majors win total is in no danger at all!