Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Tip Of The Day: 30th January

What passes for entertainment in the City of Casey

I tell you what, after the win with Fabergino and last week’s stunner with Mosh Music, Crazy Craig licking his Lucky Lips and pursuing the strangest hat-trick since Merv Hughes against the West Indies has punted the Chalk Eaters Guide to the side until next week, which will somehow allow me to perfectly coincide its return with the first Australian Group 1 of the New Year at Caulfield.

Now, you may think Crazy Craig bagging a winner that drifted to $6.50 in a six-horse field was his finest achievement over the last 2 years, but I’d like to remind everyone that he picked Regal Power in the 2020 All Star Mile, simply because quarantine was making him do crazy things, like picking horses to win instead of laying them.

Regal Power duly won at $12.

So on that note, as always to kick off Crazy Craig’s thoughts, here’s Sir Cliff Richard with Lucky Lips!

Still better than The Millennium Prayer

Great House (No.8, Barrier 8) in Race 4 at Rosehill, 3pm AEDT

2000m ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap

Trainer: Chris Waller, Jockey: Tommy Berry, 53.5kg

Ni hao once again folks, it’s Crazy Craig, the Boy From Bairnsdale, and you don’t need me to tell you that I’m going to be HARD PRESSED to try and replicate last week’s performance at Sandown, but if you claim to know me as well as Crazy Colin and Mr Alfonse do, you’ll know that I’m Craaaaaaazy enough to go down laughing in defeat giving it a go!

So on that note, in my quest for the hat-trick of wins, I’ve got another piece of music for this week’s selection, and I think a few knackers will remember this number from a couple of guys who used to be in The Byrds!

Sing it with me:

Great House, is a very, very, very fine house
With one run here in Oz
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you!!

Yes folks, because of all this bloody rain in Victoria, which has copied most Melburnians and given Bairnsdale a miss (Stuff ya!), I’ve had to trek north, beer in hand, up to Rosehill on Expressway Stakes day to pick my runner this week, and I’ve settled on this progressive Irish horse from Ireland, Great House, who made his debut in Australia a few weeks back over the mile at Flemington, and finished off alright for 3rd place in what was only his 3rd lifetime start, and if you ask me young boys and girls, it suggested he wanted further, given he won his maiden at start 2 at 2400m!

And guess what – The Kiwi genie C.Waller has nodded his head and granted that wish!

Yes, and while Great House does jump from a Benchmark 70 grade mile race to a 78 grade 2000m, he does drop 4.5kg down to the relative featherweight of 53.5kg, by far the lightest weight he’s ever carried, which should come in handy on what looks like being a wet Rosehill track!

Now, this is usually where someone like Crazy Colin would come in and tell me “But Crazy Craig, why would pick a horse that’s having it’s 4th lifetime start rising to the tricky distance of 2000m against more experienced local horses – That’s insane!”

EXACTLY!

I haven’t even looked at the other horses, but they’re probably all camels with hearts as big as peas, so go GREAT HOUSE – My LUCKY LIPS PICK OF THE DAY.

I’m Crazy Craig, and that’s why they call me Craaaaaaaaaazy Craig!

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