Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Pick Of The Day Review: 23rd January

Mosh Music in Race 4 at Sandown – WINNER ($6.50/$2.80)


You know kids, there are some things in the universe you just have to see to believe.

Australia losing a Test match at the Gabba after a 32 year unbeaten streak was one such instance.

Butterbean beating the crap out of Johnny Knoxville in Jackass: The Movie was another.

A Random Souths Guy at the Adelaide Oval taking a crowd catch had us questioning our collective sanity.

And now, humanity has seen Crazy Craig’s Lucky Lips pick drift from $4 to $6.50 on the day of the race, find itself some 4L back at the 200m pole, only to sprout wings, reel them in by the 50m and win.

Seriously, have a look at where Mosh Music was at the 300m after Stars Of Carrum and Bartholomeu Dias upped the tempo:

Jordan Childs was whacking away trying to balance the mare up with the whip in his left hand, and by the 200m she was still a good 4 lengths off and seemingly contesting the consolation 3rd placing with Double You Tee:

But, after leading for 2300 of the 2400m race, Stars Of Carrum and Bartholomeu Dias, who were going hammer and tongs down the straight in a gripping bit of television, just didn’t have the gas to run out a good 12 furlongs, and after looking no chance down Corrigan dip, Mosh Music and Double You Tee rocketed over the top of them both at the 50m to fill the quinella, as I sat on my couch pissing myself with laughter knowing the Lucky Lips tip had gone back to back.

It turned out that ride was exactly what Crazy Craig had hoped for – After getting hemmed in at a bad time at Flemington, Childs gave Mosh Music more than enough room down the straight to wind up and charge home with the 4th Up fitness, giving Mosh Music her first win in 16 months (Albeit 4 starts ago) after a bad knee fracture put her on the sidelines until this past December, fulfilling months of hard work by Archie Alexander’s team at Ballarat.

Amazingly enough, the drift meant Mosh Music was on the fourth line by the jump, behind Double You Tee ($4.60), plus the esteemed camels Bartholomeu Dias ($3.80) and the start time favourite Stars Of Carrum ($3.70), who was once again well supported by a bunch of sickos with too much cash, and promptly proved why he’s won just once in 25 starts.

I’m not kidding – Stars Of Carrum’s only win was the 2018 Moonee Valley Vase at 51-1 at start No.3 – He finished 2nd in the VRC Derby the next week, and has hardly threatened the places since.

Now, I can cop Mosh Music being longer odds than Double You Tee, who at least races consistently without winning, but fair dinkum, starting $6.50 in a race with two of the biggest plodders in Victorian staying races is straight up disrespectful, and yours truly benefitted nicely from a financial standpoint.

I am annoyed about one thing…. I backed Mosh Music at $5.50, and if I’d waited another minute, I could’ve had $6.50.

A 1st World problem if there is a such a thing.

Anyway, a good day out, and that’s why we call him CRAAAAAAAZY CRAIG!

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