BASED ON A SERIES OF PLAUSIBLE EVENTS IN A SMALL VICTORIAN TOWN
I don’t even know why I asked Crazy Craig’s long-suffering ‘friend’ Colin to write this week’s pick, because I’ve been drafted in at the 23rd hour to work at an undisclosed polling place for the WA State Election tomorrow and I won’t have the misfortune of seeing any of Saturday’s action, although based on the news from the Racing Victoria Stewards about our All-Star Mile favourite Arcadia Queen, I won’t be missing much at Moonee Valley:
Hey now, you’re not an All-Star, don’t get your bar plates on, don’t race!
So on that note, if The Valley does get some decent rain (It is Melbourne, so who knows) before the All-Star Mile goes ahead at 4:45 local, I’d happily pick a horse like Russian Camelot, because if lameness and the addition of bar plates doesn’t finish off Arcadia Queen, a Soft track will be the coup de grâce, although with the way Melbourne has gone lately we’ll all be retching in horror when a $41 chance wins.
And, up in Sydney for Coolmore Classic Day, I’m going with Challiot thanks to the massive weight swing over Forbidden Love, although you could throw a blanket over that field of fillies & mares.
On another note, 2021 will mark 25 years since Coolmore started sponsoring the former Winfield Classic… I don’t think anyone would even be aware the official name of the race is the TAD Kennedy Stakes, probably because no-one knows who Thomas Kennedy was.
Anyway, enough of my crap, here’s what you came here for – Crazy Colin and his Pick of the Day, set to the sounds of Linda Ronstadt’s cover of Crazy….
Impecunious (No.9, Barrier 4) in the Phar Lap Stakes (R6) at Rosehill, 3:35pm AEDT
1500m Group 2 Set Weights 3YOs
Trainers: Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young, Jockey: Glen Boss, 54.5kg
Hello hello strangers, it’s Crazy Colin, Crazy by association to my mate Crazy Craig, who went through one of his phases on Thursday and decided to pull his phone out of the landline, and when I went around to go and borrow a beer out of his fridge, he told me to go and get EFFED!
We don’t call him Crazy Craig for nothing!
So now you’re all up to speed, I’m here to give a pick for Saturday off the tip of my brain, and since none of you really know me, let me say this…
I WON’T EVER BET AT MOONEE VALLEY, because quite simply, it’s a phonebooth-sized shitheap of a track.
So instead I’m going north to Rosehill, a track that’s still crap, but still not as crap as Death Valley if you get my drift, and I’m taking a look at Race 6 – The Phar Lap Stakes for the 3-year-olds.
What a great race to honour the most famous horse to ever race in this country – A 1500m Group 2 race for 3-year-olds.
That said, I’m in the corner of the upside horse, the New Zealander from New Zealand Impecunious, who was a GOOD THING LICKED in the Angus Armanasco Stakes at Caulfield, getting held up for an inside run for pretty much the entire straight while being galloped on, and by the time Bossy was done fascinating at horses’ backsides, Yes Baby Yes had just enough a margin to hold off the wall of chasers, and Impecunious ran 4th despite only going down by a half-length.
If she didn’t have bad luck, she’d have no luck at all!
So here’s my line of thinking folks – IF Impecunious gets a cleaner run than that aforementioned chunder-inducing run at The Heath, with the room for natural improvement she has to come on the path to an Oaks, and with how average this season’s 3-year-olds are (Hungry Heart should be renamed Hungry Pea Heart), I think the expat Kiwis of Busuttin and Young have a very fair chance of winning this open contest!
Crazy Colin, saying kia ora to Impecunious!
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