It’s only 24 hours late, but I’ve finally been able to watch the races that actually mattered on Saturday, and in hindsight, I’m glad the Electoral Commission randomly gave me that phone call last Monday, because I would’ve absolutely completed a personal trilogy of Saturday wipeouts.
The fact that I now have to call a slightly-above-average galloper like Krone a Group 1 winner after that Coolmore Classic makes me question reality, but on the other hand, the All-Star Mile turned into a slobberknocker, as Melbourne’s schizophrenic weather arrived at Moonee Valley before the race, and the two best wet-trackers in the field – Russian Camelot and Mugatoo – Put a gap job on the field, but the end result was very familiar…
Hugh Bowman riding a feature race winner at The Valley.
The kind of race that Racing Victoria envisioned when they launched the All-Star Mile, and that was another example of a race where I was glad I didn’t have a financial investment and could simply enjoy it for what it was….
Which I couldn’t say when I saw the replay of Crazy Colin’s Pick Of The Day.
Impecunious in the Phar Lap Stakes at Rosehill – 3rd
Well, I can definitely say Impecunious never looked like winning the race – Bombing the start, getting hemmed in for too long in the straight looking for an inside run – which would immediately lead me to give Crazy Colin a big fat cross for not winning, which is exactly what I’m doing.
That said, the filly drifted from $4.40 on Friday (After all the horses who ran in the Kembla Grange Classic were scratched) to start at the relatively friendless $7.50/$2.30 on fixed, behind Hungry Heart, Poland and The Irishman, who for some reason comes from New Zealand.
When you look at how Impecunious finished when she finally got a bit of daylight in the final furlong, I’m left thinking that if Colin had gone the Each-Way option instead of going for the win, he’d have technically had a correct pick, which is better than his strange friend Crazy Craig has gone in his two most recent appearances on this website.
Ultimately, Chris Waller made it 6 wins with fillies in the last 7 editions of the Phar Lap Stakes (Hattori Hanzo in 2016 being the odd year out), and just to rub even more crap in my face, Hungry Heart, who I picked on at least 4 separate occasions in the Spring and proceeded to run like a milk drinker on every occasion, finally won a race.
As The Boss said, I TOOK A WRONG TURN AND I JUST KEPT GOING.
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