Horse Racing

The Chalk Eaters Guide Review: 28th March

Well, the Rosehill Carnival is done for another year, and thank goodness, because that track played like a lump of worn down crap.

Every bloody year it’s the same story with that Rosehill track in the Autumn… Unless someone’s brave enough to lead and put the speed on, the leaders are having a chuckle at the backmarkers.

So in a repeat of Tancred Day last year, I picked a fairly standard 3/4 with all the shorties romping home, and true story, I took the money back for 2nd option for Probabeel, figuring that Funstar would be too good again in the Vinery.

Turns out Probabeel managed to deal with Funstar in their latest battle…. but she still ran 2nd.

Verry Elleegant in the Tancred Stakes at Rosehill – WINNER

That went from every favourite backer shitting themselves at VE over-racing in 3rd last at the 1000m, to “Holy crap, what an absolute romp” by the finish.

James McDonald was quite literally patting her at the 200m – She had THAT MUCH on them, and by my estimate, the margin was at least 4L.

Apparently Chris now has his eyes on another 2400m Group 1 staying race with VE – You may have heard of it, it’s the Caulfield Cup.

Fantastic win, certainly a well-earned win, and McDonald said it best – She was a star today.

Big Night Out in Race 9 at Bendigo – WINNER

Now that’s a gun ride if ever I saw one.

3rd to last, 2 lengths off the peloton, and Michael ‘Swanny’ Dee (Who won the Golden Mile on Hellova Street the race prior) somehow managed to clean carve his way through 7 lanes of traffic to save ground on the inside, and after having to do absolutely no work finding a passage through, there was no stopping Johnny Sadler’s gelding.

Big Night Out – He did it for Hawkie.

What a big day for alcohol related horses – Shout The Bar winning a Group 1 at Rosehill, and then Big Night Out to finish the day in Victoria.

Rikibobby in Race 9 at Morphetville – 7th/8th

Scenes at the 300m when Riki couldn’t grab top gear and got swallowed.

Tuscan Queen in the WA Oaks at Ascot – WINNER

She jumped at approximately $1.30, and the performance reflected the price – She never seriously looked like losing, especially with Pikey keeping her alert at all times for a move during the race.

Apparently that was Bob & Sandra Peters’ 6th consecutive win in the WA Oaks, and their 11th win overall.

Deadset, is there any race in WA that isn’t a Peters retirement fund?

Crazy Craig’s Tip of the Day

LAYING Adelaide Ace in Race 5 at Bendigo – CORRECT

Apparently the ‘Sand Dunes’ of The Bool have gone stinky since COVID-19 picked up.

I checked the betting pre-race, and it appears the mug punters had the same concerns as Crazy Craig, given Adelaide Ace drifted about 80 cents on Saturday morning.

It all kicked off pre-race, when the two roughies who drew the fence ended up getting scratched a minute before the jump.

Still, Rawiller did pretty well to cross the entire field and get the lead, and never truly looked comfortable as they rounded the turn, as Skiddaw loomed 3-wide.

But, as the whips started cracking, Adelaide Ace dropped out, either a result of the weight, or that he simply isn’t a stayer.

I’m putting it down to a combination of both.

Anyway, Lindsey, I’ve got some advice – Change dealers.

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