Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 3rd August

“His mudder was a mudder, his father was a mudder.”

You know what makes the Chalk Eaters so funny for me?

Watching my selections crash and burn week after week, and yet somehow Crazy Craig keeps successfully taking down horses.

Pelethronius in Race 3 at Randwick- 4th

Yeah, turns it out it wasn’t quite a “Make up ground” kind of day, not that anything was going to run down La Chica Bella, who took simply took advantage of the circumstances to pretty much lead all the way.

As we say at the Waterford TAB, FFA- Effing Fourth Again.

Astro Boy Toy in Race 3 at Doomben- 2nd

My carefully planned guide was ruined this morning when Champagne Jet was scratched, so I made no thought and fortunately I found out about this one a couple of hours before the race and switched it to the other Edmonds runner Astro Boy Toy, who would end up starting a fairly clear favourite.

Still, Maloney kept the fave out of trouble and gave him every hope of winning, but it was ultimately the ground that Stampe (Pronounced Stampy as in Bart’s elephant Stampy) saved on the fence that proved the difference when they hit the line.

Still: Sky Racing/Racing Queensland

Zaratite in Race 4 at Belmont- SCRATCHED

Uncle Bob saw the writing on the wall, and scratched Zaratite for reasons I’ve yet to find out- Probably to do with fitness.

Of course I didn’t bother to check this until 30 minutes before the race, so it’s another no result.

Cyber Intervention in Race 8 at Randwick- *Fart Sounds*

Jebus, that monster drift from $2.80 out beyond $4.50 at the jump was absolutely spot on- That performance was downright stinky… and it begs the question as to why it wasn’t scratched by a time travelling vet.

Stone motherless last, and that massive drift was fairly consistent with several favourites who drifted, and subsequently did nothing- Except for Mandela.


LAY Travimyfriend in Race 4 at Death Valley- SUCCESS

Travi certainly won’t be Crazy Craig’s friend anytime soon after he became the Macedon Madman’s latest successful lay, dropping out badly on the turn to finish midfield.

Still, there wasn’t much wrong with the ride- Dee got him away cleanly, he sat 2nd on the outside most of the way, but it was the pressure that Pacodali poured on him at the 500 that finished him off, and he would ultimately finish in the back half of the field.

The post-race comment- “Needs wetter”… and to not get targeted by Crazy Craig.

Also by the way, I’d like to say many thanks to everyone who’s wasted their time and read the old Sporting Reviews- I’ve now crossed the 10,000 total views milestone!

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