Fancy that, I take a week off from the Gary Harley Favourite Backing Guide and we achive the holy grail.
ALL FOUR TIPS IN THE GUIDE GOT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Who would have thought a piss-take tipping guide could be so good?
Flemington Race 2 No.5 Schabau ($1.40 fav)- WINNER
Listed Roy Higgins Quality- 2600m
German import Schabau ended up starting as the shortest priced horse outside of Winx in today’s metro races ($1.40), and Craig Williams didn’t let us down, confidently taking on second favourite Naval Warfare in the straight and winning with his ears pricked by 4 lengths to claim his first black-type victory.
I’m so clever that I created a new nickname for him: The ‘Three Lung Hun’.
Of course it is a case of “what if” Surprise Baby had have raced against him, but I feel very comfortable asserting that the Three Lung Hun would have beaten him regardless.
Off to the paddock now, as the Spring beckons for Rob Hickmott!
Flemington Race 3 No.7 She’s So High ($2.30 fav)- WINNER
Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap- 1000m
The well-backed mare had her first start in some 10 months, but She’s So High is a perfect 2/2 first up (Now 3/3), and D.Oliver showed us why, sitting just off the leaders and burning off her opposition so comfortably that Ollie rode hands and heels and ultimately eased her down to win by a length to Thermal Current.
It was short, it was painless, and it was TFE for Ollie and Mick Price.
Of course, Ollie booted home Oregon’s Day in the last to give himself and Price a double.
Flemington Race 8, No.15 Mystic Journey ($4.40)- WINNER
Group One Australian Guineas- 1600m
The Tassie Winx beat out the actual Winx for the performance of the day with her win in the Australian Guineas, showing that she had no problems with Barrier One, sitting three-back on the fence, getting room in the straight and taking the lead from Hawkshot at the furlong pole to streak away with a historic win for the Apple Isle.
It was the first Group One victory for both trainer Adam Trinder and jockey Anthony ‘Dar Man’ Darmanin. It’s the first time a Tassie-trained horse has won a Group One race in the modern history of Australian racing (Group Ones were introduced in 1979), apparently the last was back in 1886, when major races were all Principal Races.
That win should also set her up for a Wild Card spot for the All Star Mile in a fortnight, adding a touch of class to the field.
Randwick Race 6 No.5- Winx- WINNER
Group One Chipping Norton Stakes- 1600m
Another day, another cheap leg of the Backing Guide, and win number 31 in a row and the world record 23rd Group One for the wonder mare.
With 6 Chris Waller horses up against Pat Webster, Blake Shinn made it interesting by deciding to take up a solid pace aboard the Clapper, with the Waller light brigade led by Winx following behind.
Good on Blake for actually making it an interesting race, something similar to what Josh Parr did on Red Excitement against Winx in the 2017 Chelmsford, which very nearly worked as well.
Eventually, Bowman stoked her up and began the chase at the 600, and eventually she cut him down at the 100m.
In the end, Bowman rode her harder between the 600-400m split than he did in the straight, while even though Shinn’s best ride for the day ended up being a runner-up, he did ride 3 winners!
I did the maths with my friend Dave, and we worked out that the multi would’ve been somewhere around $15.58. If anyone took that, have fun tonight!
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