Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 20th April

Getting beaten by Crazy bloody Craig- A sure sign you’re going like a busted arse.

Blue Morph in Race 1 at Oakbank- 5th

Nope, in fact I don’t even think she was spotted in the run after Pretty Glass took off early and won.

Amangiri in the Frank Packer Plate at Randwick- 6th

As we say at the Waterford TAB, go and wash the dishes Tommy!

I can’t actually show the footage of how Amangiri went, but let’s just say it was so awful and caused plenty of abuse to come flying Berry’s way on the Twittersphere.

Always pleasant stuff, and made even more hilarious when TB went out and rode a double (Including the All-Aged Stakes on Pierata) to close out the Carnival, just to rub it in.

Manolo Blahniq in the Victoria Handicap at Caulfield- 2nd

Coming via the Cape isn’t exactly the best way to go at Caulfield (Shane Dye can attest to that), and it’s especially dangerous when your nearest rival sits in behind the leader and gets clear at the top of the straight.

Anyway, that’s exactly what happened to hot pot Manolo Blahniq, as Dwayne Dunn elected to stay clear of trouble, although it cost him momentum, as Streets of Avalon stuck closer to the inside and was able to hold off the late surge from Manolo to win.


CRAAAAAZY CRAIG’S TIP OF THE DAY

CASTELVECCHIO IN THE CHAMPAGNE STAKES- WINNER

For once Crazy Craig intentionally tipped a horse to win, although I’m not sure if he meant it, but by gee by jingo by crikey, he was absolutely spot on!

In what was a shallow field, the two standouts were the filly Loving Gaby and the colt Castelvecchio, with the late support coming for the Italian sounding superstar, and thanks to a hot speed from Lady Lupino, that’s how it unfolded.

Using the barrier, Josh Parr went a bit further forward than usual and sat just off the hot speed, a move which was good on paper, and damn good in execution.

He overhauled the Gabster and Lady Lupino in the straight, and scored a well earned juvenile Group One.

Richard Litt had been waiting for the mile since February like a kid on Christmas, and it well worth the wait, because his present was a maiden Group One victory!

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