Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 7th December

Time for another classic character building punting story from your old mate – I went down to the Waterford TAB today, and my long-time acquaintance Peter was trying to get a bet on No.10 for Race 7 at Pakenham, saw the price, but missed out when betting closed 30 seconds later.

It turned out to be Etah James….. She only won the race at 70/1 on fixed odds.

On another note, this was the best performance I saw all day – This’ll Testya’s second start.

Not that anyone else saw it, because the race started 5 minutes late, and ended up getting split screened with Gunnedah on Sky 2.


Mangione in Race 4 at Rosehill – 7th (Out of 8)

Here’s how Chuck went, in the form of a King Of The Hill scene involving Chuck.

“Hank!”

“CHUUUUUUUUCK!”


Laverrod in the Lee Steere Classic at Ascot – 3rd

This is the stuff I live for – Another race vindicating my decision to carve ‘Took The Run 2nd Money Back – Ran 3rd’ on to my epitaph.

The ride was perfectly fine from Carberry, but Laver quite simply couldn’t beat Massimo….. Who quite simply couldn’t beat Sanabreanna.

The Rocket has the talent, but come race day, a camel would have a better mentality than he does.


Tuscan Queen in the Kingston Town Classic – 7th


She had every chance, but it turned out Stevie Parnham actually managed to do what Pikey does so damn well on the other key filly in Kay Cee – Hug to the rail to save ground, wait for the gaps, and the featherweight proved key in running down the very tough Gailo Chop.

I ended up taking a win on Tuscan Queen and a bloody place on Kay Cee, because I was getting bent over a barrel anyway.

In hindsight, to quote Bart Cummings, I didn’t have enough on it.


Sentimental Gift in Race 9 at Ascot- WINNER

Wouldn’t you know it


Crazy Craig’s Tip Of The Day


LAYING Lucicello in Race 6 at Rosehill – SUCCESS

For a moment in the straight, it looked like Lucicello was going to make a sustained run from the rear and get the job done.

Then the dark shadow of the Macedon Madman loomed large, and she layed in due to the sheer terror at a deluded madman weighing her down, and she was consigned to another defeat.

Now for the more accurate version, which was that Hugh Bowman pulled off an 11/10 ride of the day contender on Handspun, going straight for a gap that looked nonexistent after getting caught on Pumpkin Pie’s heels at the 200, and exploding with a beautiful turn of foot to win.

I imagine there were several thousand people happier than Craig, because Handspun got truckloaded into second favourite in the betting on the basis of running second to Kylease at Kembla (Which was better than Lucicello in the same race).

Well done Craig, you’re back in the game.

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