Horse Racing

Crazy Colin’s Picks of the Day Review: 5th June


Well Crazy Craig needed a rest, and Crazy Colin took this golden chance to shine with both hands, plucking out Ciaron Maher’s rising stayer Namakwa at $10 in Race 7 at Flemington, the first actual winner for the Crazy Picks of the Day in a good 2 months.

Of course, the other highlight of the day, other than Frankel’s filly Argentia toppling Black Caviar’s daughter Invincible Caviar, was Duais absolutely bolting in with the Queensland Oaks, giving Bart’s grandson Edward Cummings his maiden Group 1, and Hugh Bowman now sits on 99 Group 1 wins, and depending on how you classify Group 1 wins for jockeys, the only jockeys in Australian history to ride 100 Group 1 winners are George Moore, Roy ‘The Professor’ Higgins, Jim Cassidy and Damien Oliver.

Staying on the Cummings family, Hughie has now ridden Group 1 winners for Bart, Anthony, James AND Edward Cummings, which is now one better than Glen Boss, who has Bart, Anthony and James covered.

On another note, I noticed one of Crazy Craig’s former value picks Oscar Zulu ended up leading all the way as one of Tommy Berry’s 4 winners at Rosehill, which made me think of how much Craig would be swearing at the TV, wondering why that bloody nag couldn’t do that 1st Up.

I say that because I was doing the exact same thing.

Namakwa E/W in Race 7 at Flemington – WINNER

From Channel 7’s Horse Racing

Ah, what a story – Crazy Colin returns from a spell and he fires in with a 10-1 winner.

Of course, naturally I only took it for a place, but how can I complain, I still got $3.50 for it.

I won’t lie, sitting at the TAB next to Mr Alfonse, thought Namakwa might fall in a heap after he over-raced somewhat down the back straight, but when I saw the way Ben Allen presented him in the straight, my mind suddenly went “Heck, he’s got a good chance at a place” with the sweepers like Reuber and Sweet Karolina coming down the outside, who I naturally assumed would run him down, but he defied the drift and just kept on giving, to the point that he won by a very comfortable 2 lengths, and justified Ciaron Maher’s decision to jump from a country BM58 to a Saturday metro meeting.

Very pleasing to watch, don’t you worry about that!

Tri For Us in Race 6 at Belmont – 2nd

Fought hard next to the winner Tiff Has Spoken, but just didn’t

Tri For Us, you tried your best, and you failed miserably.

The lesson is – Never Try.

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