What an absolute arsehole of a day:
Take Athiri in Race 1 at Randwick and she never sees daylight on the rail.
Actually got How Womantic in a photo to start the day at The Valley.
Managed to completely miss Shandy, Gytrash, Junipal and Enduring Moment.
Had a place bet on Hanseatic 1st Up – He runs 4th by a head.
Had a place bet on Avilius – He comes from last and runs 4th by a head.
I can say with resounding vigour, that this day can go and get FU-
A successful day of zigging when I should have been backing myself and zagging, which reflected in the results.
Still, I’d contend that Dwayne Dunn’s day was a bit more painful than mine, considering his head smashed against the barrier structure when Shot Of Irish reared up in Race 4 at The Valley.
He hit the thing so hard that it knocked the distinguishing cap off his helmet.
Anyway, as exected, Chris Waller won 1st Up today with a 129 rating horse.
It just wasn’t Nature Strip…. It was ****in’ Humidor.
Whatever it is that goes on his wild mind, Nature Strip just doesn’t seem to go well 1st Up, and in addition, he cracks the shits when he can’t get the cheap lead, which all contributed to Gytrash once again pulling the rug out from underneath the galaxy’s best sprinter.
In his 50 year training career in South Australia, Gytrash was Gordon Richards’ first runner in Sydney.
He made it a good one.
Astro Boy Toy in Race 4 at Doomben – SCRATCHED
So with Astro Boy Toy probably being used by the Queensland Police to lure out a suspect, Run For Glory ended up winning the race easily.
What a great way to start the day.
Age Of Chivalry in Race 5 at Moonee Valley – 3rd
For all their arrogant dismissals of interstate horses, there are a lot of absolute plodders going around in Victorian black type races, as Showmanship proved again.
Age Of Chivalry had every conceivable chance, and yet, he was never a chance, for the simple fact that Showmanship was just stalking him the entire way, and I knew it was over the moment Lane had to go for the whip on the turn, and Pikey was absolutely travelling.
On another note, I still cannot catch Damian Lane.
Goes stone cold for weeks on end, and then he comes out and wins the damn Feehan on Humidor, who hasn’t won a damn thing in 2 years, and has gone through about 5 different stables.
I’d think even syphilis couldn’t catch Frosty Lane.
Hungry Heart in the Furious Stakes at Rosehill – 2nd
There are few things in life more heartbreaking than seeing a huge run 1st Up, only to just miss mowing down the winner.
In fairness to Dame Gisele, that was a hard fought win, considering she was parked 3-wide most of the trip, but fair to say I felt crushed seeing Hungry Heart flash home.
Anyway, promising effort, and after that, I’m excited to see her get out to a mile,because it does look like she’s get a couple of furlongs of improvement to come, with the Flight Stakes being an apparent target.
Regal Counsel in Race 7 at Belmont – 2nd
Well, Regal Counsel may have been held up to the 200m, but he did get out and charge to the line, although even if he’d had clear running room, I think the result would’ve been the exact same – Zero Demerit dry licks everyone.
I suppose that performance by Zero Demerit makes sense in hindsight, when you remember that back on the 4th of July, he cleaned up a certain Montelena.
Montelena hasn’t been beaten in 4 runs since, including a win again today.
Found one better – A summary of my day.
Crazy Craig’s Lucky Lips Tip Of The Day
Raison D’etre Each/Way in Race 3 at Randwick – NOTHING
Can someone tell Darren Flindell that:
A) Redoute’s Choice (Who had apparently made a comeback in the Furious Stake) is as dead as a gecko on a Highway.
B) If he felt All Time Legend was being disrespected by being priced at $21 after an apparently good 4-year-old season, why did he NOT put it in his numbers?
Bloody post race expert Flindell.
Yes, unfortunately the Lucky Lips streak is well and truly over, and I think Crazy Craig missed the trick by not going for Gytrash against Nature Strip.
I say that because a couple of weeks ago he picked Varda against Masked Crusader when the Crusader was $1.55, in what was essentially a 2-horse race, just as the Concorde turned out to be.
Anyway, we live and regret.
Couldn’t fault the ride from King, who gave Raison D’etre every hope on speed, but to use a phrase that Craig is claimed to have said after Clan O’Sullivan lost the 1992 Golden Slipper to Burst….
HEART AS BIG AS A PEA.
Just on that winner All-Time Legend, apparently Les Bridge’s stablehands call him Elvis, but I’d point out that today was the birthday of another all-time legend of a singer.
Big announcement – Crazy Colin will be making next week’s guest tip, and he’s bringing back the Hucklebuck….
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