Well folks, the boys from Bairnsdale have done it – For the first time since GOLDEN SLIPPER DAY 3 MONTHS AGO, THE PICK OF THE DAY HAS WON!
SOUND THE CRAZY COLIN VICTORY TUNE, WHICH IS…..
Um, well he doesn’t have one, so here’s BAND ON THE RUN!
And that was only the second-greatest achievment by a punter in Australia today, because the greatest went to anyone who landed the Melbourne quaddie after the enormous blowouts in the first two legs that led to it paying $44,067.
Heck, that First 4 in Race 6 paid $103,105, and in Race 7 when Free To Move won the Creswick at $81 and $101 shot Brenlyn’s Trooper ran 2nd, the First 4 paid $365,349.
And, just to show a study in contrasts, Crazy Colin’s pick Dice Roll won the third leg at $2.20, and The Astrologist anchored the day at a reasonable $4.60, and across the country, the Ipswich quaddie paid a mere $3,607, and Rosehill was at $534.90.
Miracle Street E/W in Race 5 at Rosehill – 9th
Miracle Street was 19-1 when Crazy Colin threw it in yesterday, and with the track staying a Heavy 8, everyone and his dog wanted to be on, and it got smashed in to 8-1, eventually started at 9-1, had a good run in transit behind the leaders, but ultimately had a heart as big as a pea and never really hit the line with any gusto, despite having the track conditions to suit.
Probably just isn’t a Saturday grade horse.
As it turned out, a roughie did win the race, as Magic Ruler made it consecutive wins for the visiting Matthew Dunn, and wound up as the longest priced winner at Rosehill on Saturday at 17-1.
In fact, he was the only winner in double figures.
Dice Roll in Race 8 at Flemington – WINNER
Crazy Colin did go on about how Dice Roll had the formlines around subsequent winners Yulong January and Biometric – Well, as luck would have it, both of them got scratched on Saturday morning, along with pretty much ever leading chance except Dice Roll (Who was trimmed from $4 into $2.40), Rubisaki and Odeon.
Unsurprisingly, the three leading chances filled the quinella in market order, and it was a relatively comfortable watch for the chalk eaters of Australia on Dice Roll, who was given the world’s most comfortable steer by Fred Kersley, and had more than enough in hand by the Clock Tower to get home just ahead of the Rubisaki/The Payne siblings.
Good to see a short-priced favourite given a ridden like that, and I’m sure Fred’s dad Gavin Eades would agree.
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