Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 18th May

How about this for a blowout… who the hell is Moor Gait?

Zoustyle in Race 4 at Doomben- WINNER

Zoustyle has exterminated the Plague and stayed unbeaten.

Plague Stone that is, in his classic front running style under the urgings of one Bradley Stewart.

Easy stuff.

Big Night Out in Race 4 at Flemington- WINNER

When I saw that Seberate was getting vetted behind the stalls, that was an omen that this was going to be a decent chance.

As I said yesterday, I was confident that Big Night Out could do it for Hawkie.

And thanks to Micky Dee giving everyone else a ball-tearing, BNO didn’t just win it for Hawkie, he smacked them for Hawkie.

Deprive in Race 8 at Rosehill- LATE SCRATCHING

After Deprive paraded less than ideally in the yard, he went behind the gates, the Vet didn’t like the look of him, did an inspection, and within 30 seconds, Deprive was scratched.

And after watching Desert Lord subsequently beat everyone out of sight, all I can say is, well done to the Vet, you saved my arse.

Galaxy Star in Race 7 at Ascot- 2nd

Backed into $1.80 favourite, and from Barrier 7, Pike ended up landing Galaxy Star last and trapped on the fence, and predictably, she got caught in traffic in the straight and ended up losing by a half length to Vital Silver, despite by far being the best horse in the race and going forward.

And saying I’m pissed off watching that performance would be the understatement of the century.

Go wash the dishes Pike, you’re permanently banned from here.


Laying Reelem In Ruby in Race 6 at Rosehill- SUCCESS

My goodness, Crazy Craig actually pulled off another lay?

This is a sure sign that the apocalypse is upon us.

Anyway, Reelem In Ruby sat up on speed today, which in hindsight wasn’t the greatest move from Tommy Berry, because it meant she couldn’t wind up to ‘full effect’, and Gary Portelli’s Strome, piloted by the Irish ace Robbie Dolan, struck the lead on the fence, but Ruby was able to dig deep and have another crack, and they drove to the line together in the closest finish of the day.

The Boy from Bairnsdale pulled it off…. by a nose.

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