Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 8th February

Technically speaking, that Warwick Farm prediction wasn’t actually a tip, but….

I HAVE CONJURED UP ANOTHER PERFECT PERFORMANCE.

IT GOES TO SHOW, EVEN BROKEN CLOCKS ARE RIGHT 730 TIMES A YEAR.

Or 732 times, when you factor in leap years.

Of course, the other magnificent achievement of the day was Alabama Express, who became the latest 3YO to win an open age Group 1 in the CF Orr after getting trapped 3 wide most of the race.

To be honest, I don’t think this 3YO crop is one of the best we’ve ever seen – The bigger factor is that this current lot of older horses are just really really average.

And that’s being nice.


Warwick Farm To Get Called Off – TECHNICALLY CORRECT

This might be the biggest sure thing I’ve ever put in the Chalk Eaters.

And I tipped Winx.

3 times.

Anyway, all the feature races have been moved to the upcoming midweek meeting at the Farm, so not all is lost.


Hanseatic in Race 4 at Caulfield – WINNER

And there’s your Blue Diamond favourite, right bloody there.

Spotted Rulership a solid 4 lengths, got held up on the turn, and he still mowed him down.

Of course, I haven’t given credit to Luke Currie for that job of getting off heels at the 300 – Any later, and Rulership leads all the way.

Great win.


Darlamax in Race 9 at Morphetville – WINNER

Todd took everyone to the Pannell Beaters

Fair to say that was one of my more successful pings at the stumps – After the stable declared he was going to race further forward, the money came flying in, enough to bump the visiting Victorian into favouritism, and as it turns out, with some justification, because he ground down Desidero, denying Jason ‘Stubby’ Holder the glory of a Quintuple on the card.

The money was also justified when you see where Kyshaka was in the straight – 28 wide, and only 9 lengths back on Darlamax.

In effect, the only way you could see her was on the head-on.

She was that wide that little Teegan Voorham could hear the abuse from the fence.


Too Close The Sun in Race 9 at Pinjarra – WINNER

And that’s another great way to finish off another full house – Too Close The Sun absolutely shat it in after getting a gun run on the speed, emphatically beating off Morning Song despite being stalked all the way.

On the back of this fairly easy win, Smithy’s stable foreman Brad Graham is of the opinion that Too Close should get same treatment that most handy WA horses experience – Getting transferred to Victoria.


Crazy Craig’s Tip Of The Day


LAYING Odeon in Race 7 (G3 Carlyon Cup) at Caulfield – SUCCESS

Well, it wasn’t exactly the Odour-eon performance that Crazy Craig predicted – In fact, it was market order, and Odeon wasn’t totally disgraced.

Miss Siska got thumped into $2.20, and despite getting carted 3-wide while Odeon had the sit in behind, she ended up winning like a $1.50 pop, while Crazy Craig’s victim ended up winning a tough battle for 2nd against Guizot, but to be honest, they never looked like toppling the favourite.

As I discovered, Siska is a half-sister to the great Hay List, with them both coming out of the broodmare Sing Hallelujah.

Regardless, well done Crazy Craig, you’ve got your eye in laying second favourites.

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