Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day Review: 10th April

****in’ nearly for Crazy Craig as Young Werther goes down by a nose in the Derby

Another busy Saturday to open the Randwick Carnival, and another Crazy Craig each-way bet that runs in the placings at decent odds!

Young Werther nearly pulled off a shock win in the AJC Derby, but old Ironbar Jack, possibly named after an illegitimate child of Wilson ‘Ironbar’ Tuckey, produced a superb run home to win by a nose.

Still, the place bet went off at $4.20, which is a payout, and that means we can sound the LUCKY LIPS!

The Irishman in the Carbine Club Stakes at Randwick – 2nd

From the Sky Racing Twitter

You know I thought that whole race that Kiku was the Waller runner directly behind The Irishman that had to track up 3 wide the entire race, causing me to lick my lips, only to realise it was the one flying from the rear.

Regardless, a solid run from The Irishman from New Zealand, who was given every chance in the race, but Kiku had panels on that lot, and he had to be content with a runner-up finish to his Australian tenure.

I never even realised that The Irishman was being sold to Hong Kong, but there you go.

Young Werther E/W in the Australian Derby at Randwick – 2nd (Place bet successful)

Well, that ended up being far closer than I’d expected, as Young Werther comfortably ran out the 2400m and even beat the favourite Montefilia by panels, but franking Derby-Tulloch Stakes form lines that have stood for several years, Ironbar Jack backed up St Ledger Trial form from Bendigo and won in a photo, with Lions Roar in 3rd by a head in a fantastic edition of the Derby.

I believe he’s also the first horse to win the Tasmanian Derby and the Australian Derby in the same season, which places him in rarified air, so a big congratulations to Ciaron Maher and David Eustace on a piece of horsemanship!

I tell you, I’ve had my standard $30 on Crazy Craig’s E/W bets over the last 3 weeks, and they’ve all been as good as backing a decent priced favourite:

Tricky Gal was $3.80 the place

Impecunious was $3.60 the place

And Young Werther was $4.15 the place, and if he’d won, I’d have kicked my left leg off.

After my shocking performance on Australia Cup day, I think I’m comfortably back in the black, so THANKS CRAZY CRAIG.

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