Well it’s very rare that the sequel is just as good as the original, and this week’s edition of the ‘S’ Backing Guide was a real Barry Crocker, with a monster finish from The Autumn Sun saving my arse from a 0/4 score.
If you saw my Facebook post that said this was the most pathetic favourite backing guide in Australia, these results right here are proof that I wasn’t lying.
Morphetville Race 1, No.4 Allusion
BM70 – 3rd
Visiting Adelaide is dangerous at the best of times, and it turns out that betting there is even more dangerous.
Allusion cornered like a crab yet again, and the winner Starouz went straight past him. By the time he realised what to do, the race was over.
That’s the last time I dare back a horse at Morphetville…. until Adelaide Cup Day on Monday.
Randwick Race 3, No.1 Exhilirates
G2 Reisling Stakes- 2nd
Like I wanted, Kerrin McEvoy had her right in the finish, but she was no match for the turn of foot of her unbeaten stablemate Tenley flashing down the outside and into Slipper favouritism.
Another day, another Godolphin 2YO feature win.
Randwick Race 7, No. 1 The Autumn Sun
G1 Randwick Guineas – WINNER
Damn Sun, that was deadset spectacular.
You can see on the still before clicking on the video where he is at the 400m. Hard ridden by McEvoy, at least 8 lengths off the leaders Miss Fabulass (That was a bold move by Collett) and Fundamentalist, and also spotting his main rival Nakeeta Jane at least 4 lengths.
You can now watch the rest.
– Chris Waller
“If I didn’t train Winx I wouldn’t have believed that performance”
Flemington Race 8 No.7 Avilius
G1 Australian Cup- 5th
Avilius was the turd on top of a rotting cake.
The problems began when Hughie Bowman had to rush back to Sydney after the Newmarket due to an urgent family matter (Hope it’s nothing serious), meaning Corey Brown took the ride.
Starting at the primitive $1.60 (The second favourite being $16), Avilius was midfield in the run and Brown hugged the rail in the straight, getting clear running at the 200m as he looked set to blast off, but to the shock of pretty much the entire punting nation, he didn’t go on with it and achieved the great dishonour of being outperformed in a Group 1 by So Si Bon.
Harlem, who hasn’t gone close to winning since last year’s Australian Cup win, beat out Shillelagh to make it back-to-back wins in the race (Also giving Australia’s best female jockey Jamie Kah a maiden G1 victory), further proving how utterly crap Australia’s WFA stocks are outside of Winx.
🤪🤪Crazy Craig’s Lay Of The Day🤪🤪
Randwick Race 6 Number 1. Trapeze Artist
G1 Canterbury Stakes- WINNER
As soon as Crazy Craig put the kiss of death on Trapeze Artist, it turned out to be the ice breaker to ending his 11-month losing streak.
Amazingly enough, TA didn’t even start favourite ($3.60), having been displaced by Kementari ($3.30) as punters must’ve thought Crazy Craig was some sage, only to realise yet again that Kementari has never won outside of 3-year-old grade.
Blake Shinn rode the best horse in the race like the best horse in the race and led all the way to beat Shoals, who I honestly should’ve put in the guide as an each-way bet.
Tye Angland had ridden the horse to his 3 other Group 1 victories, and Blake dedicated the win to his fallen comrade (Who was at the track).
After 2 complete and utter failures, I should rename Crazy Craig’s Lay to “Back Crazy Craig’s Lay of the Day And Win”.
ON A PARTING NOTE- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GREAT GARY HARLEY!
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