Horse Racing

Crazy Colin’s Pick Of The Day: 20th March

Rosehill Gardens…. It’s more like an Octopus’s Garden looking at the forecast

Well folks, it’s the eve of Golden Slipper Day 2021, and that BOM forecast reads like something that Fred Nile would use as evidence that God is angry with Sydney for hosting the Mardi Gras.

I doubt even Cinderella would want anything to do with this Slipper, so just do what I do and stay at least 400 yards from those juvenile races.

So there’s now an extremely realistic, albeit unlikely chance we could see the first rescheduled Golden Slipper since Pago Pago’s win in 1963, which would throw a spanner in the works for me if it gets drowned out before Addeybb and Verry Elleegant meet again in the Ranvet Stakes in Race 4, or when Avilius finally gets a Heavy track in the George Ryder after 2 years of waiting, and if we lose Rosehill, well, just look some of the below average meetings going on nationwide tomorrow:

Mornington – Forget about it being a Cup meeting, it’s Mornington

Morphetville – Stuff that, when’s Oakbank on?

Eagle Farm – Fills me with as much confidence as Darryl Cullinan facing Shane Warne

Ascot – It’s 37 frikkin’ degrees in Perth on Saturday, so the only moral is going to be Heat Stroke

I’m half temped to follow Corey Brown’s lead and just retire to spare myself the pain…. although Corey does have the excuse of dealing with crippling back issues.

Anyway, enough of my crap, here’s what you came here for – Crazy Colin and his Pick of the Day, with the topical disco tune of I Can’t Stand The Rain

As sent at Friday 3pm AEDT


Wyclif (No.6, Barrier 11) E/W in Race 9 at Mornington, 5:25pm AEDT

1600m Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap (Benchmark 78)

Trainer: Danny O’Brien, Jockey: Zac Spain, 58kg

Afternoon strangers, ‘Crazy’ Colin reporting in from the quaint Victorian town of Bairnsdale, and I can report that I’m still not getting any word from my strange mate Crazy Craig, as he keeps pulling out his phone line and telling everything from the pokies to the horses to get effed, including ME!

Let me tell you, when Craig was pulling his usual performance this past Tuesday, I had to pull a classic Kevin Bloody Wilson line – STICK THAT PHONE UP YOUR ARSE!

Now, before I move on to this week, to anyone who witnessed my email last week and backed Impecunious to place in the Phar Lap Stakes, all I can say is well done and enjoy that mighty $2.35 return, and to those of you who backed her to win, all I can say is that I am called CRAZY Colin, so why were you listening to me!

Moving on to this week, and I’ve got no idea if the Golden Slipper meeting at Rosehill will even go ahead tomorrow, which means that due to a lack of confidence, I’ve got to stick to the old Prick-torian metro meeting at bloody MORNINGTON for the Morning Cup!

Lockdown was mentally draining on us Mexicans, but Moonee Valley and Mornington on consecutive weekends is a breach of my human rights, and I’ll be expecting the United Nations to make a statement.

Now, because neither myself nor Craig are what could be described as ‘Black Type Operators’, I won’t be touching the Mornington Cup or the Guineas and will go straight to the last race on the card where there’s value to be had, and I’ve settled on the 6, WYCLIF!

I’ve heard of Wyclef Jean, but I’ve never heard of Wyclif, the English horse from England, who resumed at Sandown at the beginning of March and saw as much daylight as a death row prisoner, but he did finish off well after getting clear air to finish 5th, 3L behind Fighting Harada.

If natural improvement is a concept to be believed with horses, I can see Danny O’Brien’s import producing a nice run 2nd Up, but as always, the great danger with Mornington and that short straight is that if you get held up or you get too far back, it’s pretty much game set and match, so hopefully Zac Spain, neighbour of William Portugal, can give us a good ride, and hopefully run a place!

There you go folks, have yourselves a safe Saturday, and for the record, my CRAZY Slipper pick is FOUR MOVES AHEAD

– CC

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