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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 hotties for Flemington races on 13 February 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding are in peak form at the moment after another 3 winners from 4 picks last week. They’re looking to go one better today at Flemington.

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Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 8 – Quantum Mechanic (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 2 Horse 2 – Gulf of Suez (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 3 Horse 9 – Regardsmaree

Race 8 horse 2 – Bivouac

Professor’s Parlay

Race 8 Horse 2 – Bivouac into Manchester United to defeat West Bromwich Albion (EPL) into Chelsea to defeat Newcastle United (EPL).

You can see the most recent edition of That’s Racing!! here.

Don’t forget to check out the Professor, the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta, Dan Butterly, Paul Dalligan and Sarah Radlow on Sportzfan Radio tomorrow Live on Facebook at 12.00pm AEDT.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

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

The Professor and the Gelding were in good form again last Saturday with two wins and two placings from their four selections. The suggestion to punters to place an all up place bet on the four selections was a good one as it returned 200%.

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Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 1 – General Beau (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 5 Horse 1 – La Mexicana (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 1 Horse 7 – Regardsmaree

Race 9 Horse – 1 – Viridine

Professor’s Parlay

Race 1 Horse 7 – Regardsmaree into Manchester United to defeat Everton (EPL) into Tottenham Hotspur to beat West Bromwich Albion (EPL).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on Australia Day, 26 January 2021 and the professor’s Parlay

After a win and three near misses on Saturday, the Professor and the Gelding have decided on a quick turnaround and are up and about for today’s Caulfield Australia Day race meeting.

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Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 3 – Diamonds in the Sky (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 3 Horse 3 – Gulf of Suez (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 4 Horse 2 – Frosted Flowers

Race 6 Horse 6 – Viral

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 6 – Viral into Manchester City to beat West Bromwich Albion (EPL) into Manchester United to beat Sheffield United (EPL).

Here’s the link to today’s Facebook Live edition of That’s Racing!

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for today’s Ballarat Cup meeting on 21 November 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were a tad unlucky last week with two of their selections scratched and two placings for the remaining horses. Hopefully, today will see a better day of punting on Ballarat Cup day.

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Ballarat

Professor’s tips

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

Race 7 Horse 6 – Think N Fly (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 8 Horse 4 – Junipal

Race 9 Horse 3 – The Astrologist

Professor’s Parlay

Race 9 Horse 3 – The Astrologist into Manchester United to beat West Bromwich Albion (EPL) into Minnesota Vikings to beat Dallas Cowboys (NFL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Pakenham races on 7 December 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor is looking to turn his fortunes around at Pakenham today. A big crowd is sure to be on hand to watch the running of the 2019 Pakenham Cup. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position.

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Pakenham

Race 4 Horse 13 – Lynch Mob (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 8 – Secret Blaze (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 8 – Secret Blaze into Manchester City to beat Manchester United (Premier League) into Green Bay Packers to beat the Washington Redskins (NFL).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

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!

Weekend musing – Muhammad Ali, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Tom Hawkins…..

Chris Barwin HillsThe biggest sports story this week was the passing of Muhammad Ali. Ali was a sporting icon and was voted in one publication as the athlete of the 20th century. He had not fought for 35 years and yet alimy 14 and 22 year old sons knew who he was, I think everyone knew who he was because he was not only a sporting icon, but also a champion of human rights. Ali was a wonderful promoter of the sport of boxing, but also with his 30 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease was also a testament to the dangers of boxing. When I was growing up boxing was a prominent global sport, however, the sport has now lost its way and unfortunately now lost its reatest son.

I read with interest during the week about the likely transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United and Jamie Vardy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring for Paris Saint Germain against St Etienne.Arsenal. My feelings here were quite mixed. I thought it would be great to see Ibrahimovic in the EPL even if it is in the twilight of his career as he is still one of the best strikers in the world. However, going to Manchester United gives me no joy at all. With Vardy, I am happy he is considering a move to Arsenal, but equally I would like to see him stick with Leicester City to continue that Cinderella story.

Like most AFL fans I was a little shocked to see Tom Hawkins cop a suspension for his hit on Phil Davis. Yes he hit him in the head, but the degree of force was so minor that Davis threw his head back  tommore in surprise than due to the impact of the strike. If this is the standard of impact that is required for a report why wasn’t Matthew Pavlich reported for slapping Patrick Ambrose in the face on Saturday night! My guess is that Hawkins was carrying an injury and probably needed a week off otherwise they would have challenged the report.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – NAB Rising Star, Christian Petracca, AFL’s ‘rule of the week’, van Gaal out at United……

Chris Barwin HillsThis week sees Melbourne’s Christian Petracca get the Club’s third Rising Star nomination in the first nine rounds which is a great achievement. However, they still have a long way to go to emulate the Greater Western Sydney Giants who had eight nominations during the 2012 season. Putting aside the Giants who were given a leg up by the AFL in this regard with Draft concessions, the next best was five by Essendon in 1993 (a premiership year) and Fremantle in 1996. Then there are eight teams who have had four nominations. petraccaOf those, only Port Adelaide in 1997 and West Coast in 2004 converted their advantage into a premiership and in Port Adelaide’s case it took a further years! Fitzroy had four nominations in 1994 and were out of the competition two years later and Brisbane had four in 2005, the year after their last Grand Final appearance. So having good young talent is not the guaranteed formula for success, but it certainly doesn’t hurt and the Dees had two nominations and the winner last year so they are assembling a good batch of youngsters. It will be interesting to see if they can get any more nominees. I have heard there are some wraps on Sam Weideman so there is a chance they can get to four or maybe more. That being said, the GWS record looks safe for now.

There has been a lot of discussion in AFL circles this week about “rule of the week”. Last week the discussion centred around the deliberate behind with two examples being Lee Spurr from Fremantle and Pierce Hanley from Brisbane. Quite frankly I think both of those should have been penalised even without a “rule of the behindweek” crackdown. Both players had alternatives to rushing a behind and chose to go with the behind and copped the penalty. Neither infringement cost their side the game. If I was to nominate a rule which I think should be tightened up it is incorrect disposal. Once you take possession there are only two ways of disposing of the ball, that is by way of a kick or a handball. Watching the game between Hawthorn and Sydney last week, I noticed that Hawthorn have added a third means of disposing of the ball. Just about every time a Hawthorn player was tackled the ball spilled from the tackle and there was no penalty and no reward for the tackle. Come on AFL tidy this one up please.

As predicted in this column several weeks ago, winning the FA Cup wasn’t enough to save  Manchester United’s coach Louis van Gaal.louis Just a few days after the FA Cup triumph, van Gaal was dumped in favour of Jose Mourinho. There is no doubt the Club has struggled since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. He managed United from 1986 until 2013 bringing plenty of trophies and stability. Since then Mourinho is the third manager in three years. The Club seems to have lost its way and I don’t know that Mourinho is the one to get it back on track. We will see.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – EPL, St Totteringham’s Day, AFL, Essendon faithful, Shot Clock, Jack Gunston

Chris Barwin HillsThe EPL season has now concluded and Leicester City won the crown by a whopping ten points. Arsenal, who by many measures had a disappointing season, sneaked into second spot. The Foxes arsenallost only three games for the season and two of those games were to Arsenal. It just shows that with Arsenal finishing second on the back of a disappointing season, how disappointing the seasons of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United were. Man U has the chance to at least secure some silverware this season in the FA Cup which may also save the job of Louis Van Gaal. One final comment on the EPL and that is Arsenal couldn’t have waited much longer to celebrate St Totteringham’s Day!

It was interesting to see the Bombers get cheered off after an honourable loss last week and a lot of people have suggested that this may have never happened before, however, I was at a game at Windy Hill in the late 1980s or early 1990s when they applauded the team from the ground. Essendon was playing West Coast and watsonsustained about five or more injuries during the game and I remember Michael Long having to go back on the field with a shoulder injury and he may have even had his arm inside his jumper to protect it. West Coast won by a couple of goals and the Bomber faithful were so impressed with the effort in the face of adversity that they were clapped from the ground. I still remember a couple of West Coast supporters jumping up and down when the siren went and then going quiet when the Essendon crowd started clapping their team. After this game Kevin Sheedy embarked on one of his quests to expand the interchange bench which was ultimately successful.

There has been a lot of discussion about the shot clock in the AFL and what they can do to avoid the situation that was faced a couple of weeks ago when Mason Wood iced the clock to ensure North’sfevola victory. The thirty seconds allowed to shoot for goal was introduced to try and force the likes of Brendan Fevola and Matthew Lloyd to not take up too much time preparing to have a shot for goal. I always thought this was a massive over reaction as the umpires have the right to call play on at their discretion anyway. My suggestion would be to do away with the thirty second rule and hand the discretion back to the umpire.

Football players are sought after commodities to promote products gunstonin the media, particularly at this time of the year. Some are cut out for it and some are completely hopeless. Jack Gunston from Hawthorn does a number of radio advertisements and I would suggest he falls into the latter category. His ads are that lame I often turn the radio off so I don’t have to listen to him. Stick to what you are good at Jack.

Have a great weekend!