Forget about Tofane in the Tatt’s Tiara, this was my highlight of the day…
The dickhead that ran across the track during Race 8 at Newcastle while the horses were charging down the straight… I can only guess he was running away from Sydney so he didn’t have to spend a fortnight locked down.
There was no more than 3 seconds difference between his run, and an entire pack of 600 kilo thoroughbreds charging at full pelt hitting the 100 metre mark:
That bloke’s encounter with the horses is the exact same as Crazy Colin’s picks.
THEY ONLY JUST MISSED.
Pick of the Day – Great House in Race 7 at Rosehill = 3rd
Watching it from the land of the Waterford TAB and having seen Great House supported by just about everyone in the galaxy, given he was backed into $1.90, it was as if the favourite just got too far behind Murabiz to get a proper cart into the race, because he always looked to be pushing crap uphill down the straight trying to reel in the runners in the first half of the field, and Great House also didn’t help his cause when he became inclined to lay in at the 200m and found himself close to the heels of Murabiz, and that probably proved the difference.
Having said that, I should point out that Brutality, who ran alongside him for pretty much the entire race and also had to deal with the problem of not getting a cart into the race in the straight, stuck to the inside and wound up having the best turn of foot of anyone and won the race in a driving finish.
Each-Way Pick – Ruban Bleu in Race 9 at Caulfield = 5th
Solid run by the French Cheese, who only showed small signs of mould as he worked home from 9th to finish a solid 5th after scrapping with Exceldia for the final spot in the First 4, a mere 6 lengths off the winner Pintoff, who was pretty much unchallenged with The Gauch being scratched in the morning.
Could’ve had Nudge in the Tatt’s Tiara at Eagle Farm as an Each-Way Pick of the Day if you’d believed in yourself Colin, and you would’ve been handsomely rewarded, because she ended up being promoted to 2nd on protest at 15-1.