Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 5th October

A snapshot into Glen Boss circa 10pm tonight, after his 11th Group One win at the Randwick Mile

Out of all 4 Group Ones that Chris Waller won today (The Flight, Epsom, Metropolitan and Turnbull) I’ll focus on the Epsom winner Kolding, which the good gent above Mr Glen Boss was aboard.

He was gelded back around March after winning 1 of his first 7 starts.

He’s now won 6 out of 7 starts since the ultimate gear change.

I suppose the lesson is, eunuchs have hope in life.


Scallopini in Race 3 at Eagle Farm- 3rd

Waiter, let me put it to you rather bluntly.

This Scallopini tastes like shit.

He missed the start and sat 2 lengths last in a field of 5, and McGillivray showed absolutely no incentive to get into the race, and he eventually picked up when the pigeons out in front (Baccarat Baby and Deploy) had taken their dumps and flown the coop.

In fairness though, they probably are better horses than Scallopini.

Probabeel in Race 4 at Randwick (G1 Flight Stakes)- 2nd

I’ll be honest, this was basically a throw at the stumps, and the moment I knew the throw was well wide of the target was when McEvoy was hard riding Probabeel trying to put pressure on Funstar out in front… and James McDonald was as motionless as a Terracotta Warrior.

So put simply, despite Probabeel comfortably running 2nd, this famous attempt at a run out is a metaphor for how I went.

Funstar absolutely demolished everyone, and now I have to wait for Probabeel to get out to 2000m… If Jamie Richards even bothers.

Angelic Ruler in Race 4 (G2 Blazer Stakes) at Flemington- 3rd

Well, I was right about one thing when it came to Angelic Ruler.

Published yesterday, by me, in the Chalk Eaters

I’m claiming that on-speed bias which marred most of the day at Flemington (Supposedly one of the fairest tracks in Australia) really killed off Angelic Ruler’s chances, as the leader Haut Brion Her (Michael Walker for Chris Waller) was for some reason given an uncontested lead, allowing her to continue what became the theme of the day- Chris Waller trained a Group winner.

Funnily enough, that’s the second time Angelic Ruler has run in a 1400m Group 2 at Flemington (The Kewney back in March)… both times, she’s run 3rd.

Surprise Baby in Race 8 at Flemington (G3 The Bart Cummings)- WINNER

Thankfully, there was no Surprises for Surprise Baby, who did exactly what he had to do to get into the Cup, winning in absolute style, and Jordan Childs gave us a good example of how I’d want a short-priced favourite ridden at Flemington- Just off speed, one off the fence, before peeling out at the top of the straight, and from there, he built perfectly into the fight for the lead and eventually won.

I did get a tad nervous when Surprise Baby levelled up to Supernova at the 200, fully expecting the eventual runner-up to kick back and pull off some bullshit magic- It didn’t happen.

He’s our hope in the Cup against the Europeans… along with Steel Prince.


Crazy COLIN’S Tip Of The Day


Osborne Bulls to WIN Race 5 at Randwick- 5th out of 5 (Stone motherless)

I can’t help but feel that if Crazy Craig wasn’t having one of his schizophrenic episodes, he’d have taken on both Classique Legend and Osborne Bulls.

After being dragged back to last in the small field and tracking into the race pretty comfortably once they rounded for home, as soon as the kick came, Ozzy was left eating dust with a side of vegetables by Classique Legend, and honestly, I can’t see the Sheikh wanting him in the Godolphin slot for The Everest based on this so-called effort.

If anything was learned from the race, it’s that Brutal (In his first run since the Doncaster win in April) put in the best possible audition for one of the few remaining Everest slots, although it appears he’s more likely to go for the Golden Eagle.

Thanks for your time Crazy Colin, but please, go and find your deranged friend, because I need him again.

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