Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 10th August

I found out that Tommy Waterhouse only had 1 winner from approximately 21 tips today, and all 5 of his “Saturday Best” got rolled.

The Chalk Eaters had 2 winners from 4 tips.

Surely this ranks right up there alongside the time that the Ewoks defeated the Galactic Empire in 1983.

Haut Brion Her in Race 2 at Rosehill- WON

Under pressure, responded nicely, and won.

Easy enough, and simple enough to explain.

Jumbo Ozaki in Race 3 at Flemington- 3rd

I’m going to completely overreact and say Jumbo’s best days are behind him now that he’s a 4YO, and I can’t see him winning a race this Spring… which means I’ll be putting him back in the Chalk Eaters wherever he goes 2nd Up.

My Pendant in Race 7 at Flemington- WON

Jesus Mary and Joseph, that was more frightening than watching Jaws for the first time.

The race prior, Dwayne Dunn didn’t get stuck into hotpot Assertive Approach before he was beaten by The Inevitable, and I thought (Like most mugs) that Ollie was going to lose doing the exact same thing, especially the way he was riding at the 300, but he timed it perfectly, and the hotpot of the day won…. by a poofteenth.

The Fugazi in Race 8 at Belmont- 4th

“Fugayzi, fugazi. It’s a whazy. It’s a woozie. It’s fairy dust. it doesn’t exist. It’s never landed. It is no matter. It’s not on the elemental chart. It’s not ****ing real.”

He tracked Snowchino the entire way, and he still got absolutely smacked.


Crazy Craig’s Tip of the Day, AKA Get a Horse Beaten

LAYING Dr Drill in Race 9 at Flemington- SUCCESS

I’m declaring it- Crazy Craig TBFB (As is his title) is the Steven Peter Devereux Smith of laying horses.

It pretty much went to script- Dr Drill pushed forward from the wide gate, ended up being caught 2nd behind the hot tempo, and once Kentucky Breeze challenged him for the lead at the 450m, he was as legitimate a favourite as he is a Doctor.

I’ve done the maths, and the last time this fruity character that I’ve never met in person wasn’t correct on a tip was the start of June, when he had a win bet on California Zimbol in Brisbane, who promptly ran 2nd.

And if my research is correct, the last time Crazy Craig failed to lay a horse that wasn’t scratched was way back at the start of April, when Ringerdingding won the Carbine Club at Randwick.

Funnily enough, James McDonald rode both horses.

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