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Our four best bets for Flemington races on 16 July 2022 and the Professor’s Parlay

It could be a wet day of racing at Flemington today where the track is already rated a Soft 7 with further rain showers precited, so punters should check for any upgrade or downgrade of the track before making their bets. The rail is out 4 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 12 – Tapin’ Three (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 2 Horse 10 – Oceana Blue (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 1 – Quang Tri

Race 6 Horse 9 – Squid Game

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 9 – Squid Game into Richmond to beat North Melbourne (AFL) into Manly Sea Eagles to beat Newcastle Knights (NRL).

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan will be discussing sport tomorrow on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEST. Special guest Melanie Bond who will be talking about the viability of a new stadium in Tasmania for an AFL team.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Our 4 best bets for Flemington races on 2 July 2022 and the Professor’s Parlay!

After an ordinary outing last week the Professor and the Gelding look to improve at Flemington today where the track is currently rated a Soft 6 and the rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 1 – Bella Rouge (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 5 Horse 6 – Whirly Jig (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 6 Horse 1 – Maserartie Bay

Race 8 Horse 12 – Tuvalu

Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta, Paul Dalligan and the Gelding will be talking sport tomorrow on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEST. Special guest Roddy Reynolds from SEN’s First Serve to talk tennis and the Wimbledon championships.

Race 8 Horse 12 – Tuvalu into Richmond to beat West Coast Eagles (AFL) into Melbourne to beat Adelaide Crows (AFL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

4 best bets for Flemington races on 5 March 2022 and the Professor’s Parlay

Four selections last week for two wins and two placings. A very good return and the Professor and the Gelding are looking to improve on that form at Flemington today where the track is rated a Soft 6 with the rail out 2 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 4 Horse 3 – Sirileo Miss (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 8 Horse 12 – It’s Me (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 1 – Overpass

Race 6 Horse 1 – Zaaki

Professor’s Parlay

Race 5 Horse 1 – Overpass into Adelaide to beat Collingwood (AFLW) into Brisbane Broncos to beat Newcastle Knights (NRLW).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00 AEDT tomorrow. Special guest, former Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle Dockers CEO, Cameron Schwab.

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 and Randwick races on 19 September 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding have their sights set on different venues today. The Professor is staying locally at Caulfield whilst the Gelding prefers Randwick. Both tracks are currently rated a Good 4 with the rail at Caulfield out 3 metres for the entire circuit whilst the rail at Randwick is in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Professor’s tips

Caulfield

Race 6 Horse 2 – Aidensfield (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 4 – Behemoth (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Randwick

Race 6 Horse 6 – Verry Eleegant
Race 7 Horse 1 – Bivouac

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 6 – Verry Eleegant into Richmond to beat Adelaide (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Wests Tigers (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 18 July 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding each had a fifty percent win rate last week. They are looking to do better today at Flemington. The track is rated a Soft 5 with the rail out 4 metres for the entire circuit.

We’ve also included a red hot tip from the Sydney Colt who has his eye on a horse at Randwick today. The track is rated a Heavy 8 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

The Professor’s tips

Race 5 Horse 3 – Sweet Thomas (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Right You Are (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

The Gelding’s tips

Race 2 Horse 4 – Proper Rogue
Race 8 Horse 8 – Bartholomeu Dias

Randwick – Kensington track

Race 5 Horse 2 – Herengawe (place only)

Weekend Parlay

Race 5 Horse 3 – Sweet Thomas into Richmond to beat North Melbourne (AFL) into St George to beat Canterbury Bankstown (NRL)

The Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel will be live on Facebook tomorrow from midday. Check in to see the Judge, Coutta, the Gelding, Paul Dalligan, Dan Butterly and Sarah Radlow.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s tips for Flemington races on 4 July 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor lowered his colours to the Gelding last week but won the overall challenge 2-1. Today they pit their punting skills against each other at Flemington. Overnight rain may have an impact today as the track is already rated a Soft 7 with further rain predicted during the day. The Gelding’s gone for selections in the early races whilst the Professor has decided to wait until later in the day. The rail is in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

The Professor

Race 5 Horse 1 – Great Again (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 2 – Smoke Bomb (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

The Gelding

Race 1 Horse 6 – Sense of Honour
Race 3 Horse 1 – Cherry Tortoni

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 2 – Smoke Bomb into Richmond to beat Melbourne (AFL) into South Sydney Rabbitohs to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

The Sportzfan crew including the Professor, the Gelding, the Judge, Coutta, Dan Butterly, Paul Dalligan and special guest Sarah Radlow will go ‘live’ on Facebook tomorrow from midday. Catch up with the panel’s views on the AFL, NRL, grass roots footy, racing and more!

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Rosehill on 28 September 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was a bit hit and miss last week but is looking for a more even performance today. No Melbourne metropolitan races today due to the Grand Final so we’re off to Rosehill. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Rosehill

Race 7 Horse 2 – Bivouac (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 4 – Quick Thinker (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 4 Horse 3 – Gem Song (Rosehill) into Richmond to beat Western Sydney Giants (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Sydney Roosters (NRL).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Gelding, Coutta and the Saint on Sportzfan Radio. Tune into 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside, from midday tomorrow to hear the best in sports radio.

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

Weekend musing – Cox Plate, Damian Oliver, Nathan Broad, Dad’s Army…..

I watched the Cox Plate last weekend and saw the overhead footage of Damien Oliver’s ride on Happy Clapper and was not surprised he was handed a twenty meeting suspension from the stewards. He effectively cost Royal Symphony any chance in the race and in turn put that horse out of yesterday’s Victoria Derby where he would have been close to favourite. The trainer of Royal Symphony, Tony McEvoy was rightly upset after the race and you wonder if he and/or his owners could take civil action against Oliver in the circumstances. One wonders what Oliver was thinking. It is one thing to have a win at all costs attitude but not when the safety of other horses and riders is concerned.

Nathan Broad was revealed as the post Grand Final photographer during the week and he received a three game suspension from the Richmond Football Club. There has been some debate about the penalty and whether it was appropriate. I must say that given the profile of the case, Broad’s behaviour and the potential for police charges it seemed light. I heard a female caller to a radio station after the penalty was announced suggesting he should have also been asked to do some volunteer work in something like a women’s refuge or undergo some sort of training course as well. I thought it was a great idea on top of the three game suspension.

At a time when list managers are intent on injecting youth into AFL sides, Port Adelaide is heading in the opposite direction in their recruiting of Demon pair Jack Watts and Jack Trengove, Steven Motlop, Tom Rockliff and Trent McKenzie. Watts (26), Trengove (26), Rockliff (27), Motlop (26) and McKenzie (25) are in the veteran class and if rumors are correct and they are to be joined by recently de-listed Kangaroo, Lindsay Thomas (29), the Power have clearly thrown any youth policy out the window and adopted a ‘win now’ attitude. That’s all good and well providing it comes off. If not, it places a great percentage of the list in the Dad’s Army category!

Have a great weekend!