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Our red hotties for Sandown races on Grand Final day and Professor’s Parlay

We’ve had a few wins during the week at the mid-week races and at Moonee Valley last night so the Professor and the Gelding are in good form. The track is currently rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the bets each way!

Sandown

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 3 – Lina’s Legend (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 4 Horse 2 – Zouzarella (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 2 – Elephant

Race 7 Horse 2 – Zaaki

Professor’s Parlay

Race 7 Horse 2 – Zaaki into Melbourne Storm/Penrith Panthers take the overs +40.5 (NRL) into Melbourne FC to beat Western Bulldogs by margin 1-39 (AFL).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEST tomorrow. Special guest, sports lawyer, Paul Horvath.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Moonee Valley races on 4 September 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had a welcome return to form last week with some winners and the Professor’s parlay saluting. They look to improve on that at Moonee Valley today where the track is currently rated a Soft 7 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 3 – Sandy Prince (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 6 Horse 4 – Mac N Cheese (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 3 – Portland Sky

Race 8 Horse 11 – Elephant

Professor’s Parlay

Race 5 Horse 3 – Portland Sky into Brisbane Lions to beat Western Bulldogs (AFL) into Wests Tigers to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan, Dan Butterly, Coutta and the Judge will be talking sport including the start to the NFL season and the US Open tennis, tomorrow on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEST.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on 31 July 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

After racing had a break in Victoria during the week, the Professor and the Gelding are keen to enjoy racing at Moonee Valley today where the track is currently rated a Soft 5 with the rail out 3 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 3 – No Effort (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 5 Horse 5 – Tuvalu (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 1 Horse 1 – Jigsaw

Race 6 Horse 3 – Ghodeleine

Professor’s Parlay

Race 1 Horse 1 – Jigsaw into Western Bulldogs to beat Adelaide Crows (AFL) into Brisbane Lions to beat Hawthorn (AFL).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan, Coutta and Dan Butterly will be talking sport on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube page tomorrow from 12.00pm AEST. Special guest, former panelist Daniel Eade.

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┬áinto Brisbane Lions into Western Bulldogs (AFL) into Melbourne Storm into Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 13 July 2019 and the weekend parlay

The Professor’s form of recent weeks has been a bit hit and miss but he is looking to return to better form today at Caulfield where the track is currently rated a Soft 7. More rain during the day will no doubt affect that rating. The rail is 3 metres out from the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Race 3 Horse 15 – Cryptic Jewel (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 1 – Junipal (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 1 Horse 1 – Can’t be Done into Wests Tigers to beat Parramatta Eels (NRL) into Western Bulldogs to beat Melbourne (AFL).

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 – Dawn of the AFWL!

Sfan OB6I watched a bit of the womens football last weekend and I was impressed with the degree of physicality exhibited. The standard of skill varied and it reminded me of watching a boys underage match where a third of the team were pretty good, the next third were okay and the final third were making up the numbers.

This is to be expected when the teams have sourced players from a variety of different sports and it will take time to raise the overall skill level to an acceptable standard. Some of the players were absolute stand outs like Carlton’s Darcy Vescio and the Bulldogs Katie Brennan.

It will be interesting to see how they go for crowds once the patrons have to pay, but in the meantime the concept helps fill the void between football seasons and I for one will continue to watch it.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – Winx, the Derby day selection, the Bye revisited, Good Friday AFL game…..

Sfan OB6The WS Cox Plate run of Winx last Saturday was amazing. She was the only one that seemed to handle the track and put a space in the field very quickly. If she manages to stay fit and sound it is hard to unknown-2see anything beating her next year unless something from the latest crop of three year olds prove to be exceptional. I thought the run of Hartnell was good from a Melbourne Cup point of view. He looked to be gone on the turn put plugged on an held second comfortably in the end.

The connections of Winx have confirmed that she will not run in the re-vamped Mackinnon Stakes on the last day of the VRC Spring Carnival. While this is disappointing on one level as the best horse in the land will not contest the race, it does mean that we won’t have a repeat of the Caulfield Stakes where she only competed against two other horses. The problem is the dearth of decent middle distance weight for age horses in Australia at the moment and what was designed to be a showcase event on the last day has the potential to be a bit of a farce.

There has been some discussion this week about the bye before the haw v northAFL finals. As I mentioned in a previous post, I like it. It allows the AFL flexibility with scheduling in the last round and to an extent with the first week of the finals. Perhaps it does detract from finishing in the top four and winning the first week, but if we witness something like the Bulldogs this year then count me in.

Sticking with the AFL, the first Good Friday game will be held next season with the game kicking off at 4.20pm. I would have to question the timing of the game given that Good Friday church tarrantservices are at 3.00pm. If the churchgoing Christian supporters from North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs want to attend the game they will need to find a church proximate to Etihad stadium. Probably not a big deal, but a night game like the other sporting codes who play on Good Friday should have been considered.

By the way, my tip for the Derby is Morvada each way.

Have a great weekend!

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!

Friday musing – Melbourne Cup selection, Terry Bailey, Jake Carlisle and the Wallabies

Chris Barwin HillsI must say I was very impressed with the win of Winx in the Cox Plate last weekend. I discounted her chances as she had not been around the Valley before, but she went around that home turn like a winxgreyhound lure while Criterion went around it like a Mack truck. Clearly Criterion will be better suited by the open spaces of Flemington and is worth some serious thought for the Melbourne Cup. I also like Preferment and Amralah for the Cup.

While we are on the races, the attack on Terry Bailey was very baileydisturbing. From all reports Bailey would not be concerned, but in cases like this it is always the family that is vulnerable. When officials who are trying to uphold the integrity of their sport or the law are attacked in this way and to have this type of threatening behaviour makes you wonder about the fabric of our society.

I remained silent on the Jake Carlisle trade last week, but was bemused by the scrutiny his manager has come under this week given he knew of the video before the trade went through. As Carlisle’s manager he is charged with getting the best deal for his client, it is carlisle
really up to the suitor to do their due diligence. The video was supposedly doing the rounds of various media outlets for a week before it came to light and the jungle drums suggest there was other material out there which may have betrayed his proclivities. The suggestion is that the Western Bulldogs & North Melbourne had done their due diligence and dropped out of the chase early as a result.

Good luck to the Wallabies this weekend in the fight for the Webb wallabiesEllis trophy. Against the Kiwis they will have their work cut out, but they have shown that they can beat the All Blacks if everything clicks, so fingers crossed.

Have a great weekend!