Another Saturday done and dusted, and Ayrton’s winning streak came to a shuddering end, although there was no sight of a concrete wall, Kukeracha winning the Derby by a nose hair from stablemate Senor Toba was one wild finish, but Vega One coming from absolutely nowhere to win the Kingsford-Smith, after never looking like a winning chance until he actually won the race.
It’s good to see Vega One will be remembered as a Group 1 remember when he retires, and not for the fact that Baylee Nothdurft was given a 3 month suspension for a slightly questionable ride on him at the Sunny Coast in April of last year.
Anyway, it was another forgettable afternoon for Crazy Craig, with the Pick of the Day drought extending out past 2 months, and I think it’s about time the lunatic was tipped out and given a spell – He’s carried the load for a solid 3 months, and I think the recent performances have shown he’s clearly needing a long nap.
So on that note, next week CRAZY COLIN will be on the hot seat, and here’s my early idea for his new theme song:
Marway in Race 6 at Randwick – 3rd
Typical – Heart as big as a pea.
Adelong didn’t let Marway have it easy up front, and it turned out to be a race-winning move by Jay Ford, because the favourite just couldn’t sustain the speed and weakened out to run 3rd after Wandabaa grabbed 2nd late on.
Just quietly, I reckon Craig should’ve gone a bit earlier when it came to choosing a Randwick favourite as his Pick of the Day – No Compromise won Race 3 carrying 54kg over the 12 furlongs.
Still, the drought continues, but then again, why would any of us expect Craig’s pick of the day to win… he’s CRAZY!
Madam Rouge in the Helen Coughlan Stakes at Eagle Farm – 6th
Nothing short of annoying to watch, as Madam Rouge had clear running the entire straight, but just didn’t seem to have the turn of foot that the swoopers had, and ended up finishing 6th, albeit 1.7 lengths off Exhilarates, and only 0.7 off Threeood in 3rd, and that gap looked to be growing when they hit the line.
No excuses provided or needed, not that Chris Waller or James McDonald would ever have to provide them….
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