Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 19th October

Showing plenty of vigour and cheering home another placegetter

A pair of 2nds and a 3rd, after a pair of 2nds last week.

I am the Tom Melbourne of Favourite Backing Guides.

And I even picked Santa Ana Lane for The Everest… who ran 2nd to Yes Yes Yes, piloted by a 50 year old who did this for preparation.

And if starting at a naked Bossy wasn’t enough, I’ve had another declaration reinforced today:


Hilo in Race 3 at Caulfield- 2nd

I liked how he didn’t give up all the way… The only problem was that bloody pesky Alabama Express, who turned the Hilo into 2 weeks past his expiry date.

The first painful defeat of many for me today, especially as Frosty promptly bolted in with the Caulfield Cup.

Victorem in Race 5 at Randwick- 2nd

The Kosciuszko


The horse, the myth, the typical belter from the arse-end of the field to come close to winning a big race.

Brutal in Race 6 at Randwick- 3rd

Group 3 Sydney Stakes

Ah yes, the only race of the day at Randwick where a backmarker somehow made up enough ground to win.

And funnily enough, it was bloody Deprive…. who is probably the GOAT when it comes to the Chalk Eaters Guide.

Dance Music in Race 9 at Ascot- Barely midfield

Something resembling a poo run in transit, and then a poo performance in the straight.

Apparently she’s now pulled up with back soreness, which might explain something.

Summed up my day really, and Dance Music is already a classic ‘Good 3YO Who Did Nothing In Open Grade.’

Crazy Craig’s Tip Of The Day

LAYING Redzel in The Everest at Randwick- LAY SUCCESSFUL

Did Redzel seal his own fate and get bent over a barrel trying to dictate the pace against Nature Strip, one of the fastest barrier horses seen this decade?

Yes Yes Yes, he did.

I’m pretty sure that’s the 3rd time this year Crazy Craig has targeted Redzel in this unusual vendetta that he’s given me no reason for, but I imagine that where the Red Horse goes, the Bairnsdale Bandit will be on to him like an anti-racing activist to one of my Facebook posts.

In the meantime, Tom Magnier claimed Yes Yes Yes is now worth a conservative $50 million in stud value.

If that’s the case, Bivouac is at least $51 million.

So last week I threw The Velvet King in here, and then said I’d follow up on him.

Turn out I should have done that.

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