Horse Racing

Crazy Colin’s Picks of the Day Review: 10th July

Well, it turned out Jamie Kah only needed 2 cracks at Caulfield to get her 100th winner for the season, and perhaps it was fitting that she brought it up by going straight to the front on Deep Speed and holding off the charging All Of Brighton in a thriller:

From the Sky Racing Twitter

What an out of context headline that’d be:

“Caulfield erupts in celebration as Jamie Kah defeats All Of Brighton”

Moving on, and I was only at the Waterford TAB for an hour today, but I still managed to add two more great moments to the register of things you see at the Waterford TAB.

First of all, Mr Alfonse showed me a card he’d received from Crazy Craig, The Boy From Bairnsdale, complete with a TAB ticket for a random $500 bet he’d put on Essendon against Melbourne two weeks back, and to add to the hilarity, the Bombers ended up losing the game, which makes you wonder why Craig wanted to send it in the first place.

Craig’s surname has been blanked to protect his identity

Who am I kidding, we all know why Craig sent it, he’s CRAZY!

Up next, there was a moment of pure gold from Gordon, the Englishman from England, who told us he’d come up with a new tipping strategy during the week that worked very well at Eagle Farm on Wednesday, when he backed Number 9 Daring Belle in Race 6, and she wound up saluting at 20-1.

Long story short, the strategy shall now be known as….

THE SEX POSITION, because you pick Race 6, Number 9 – 69.

True to life, not even 15 minutes after I heard the story, Race 6 at Newcastle was won by No.9 Danzibar Dancer at 15-1, and later in the day, Race 6 at Darwin was won by the No.9 & favourite Highly Dectorated.

There was also a 6-9 quinella in Race 6 at Rockhampton, which makes me think that Gordon’s newly invented strategy may have blown The Gabster’s strategies of picking No.8s and not betting in 1000m races out of the water.

On another note, how did Crazy Colin fare?

Each-Way Pick Of The Day: Zakat in Race 9 at Randwick = Did Not Run, meeting was abandoned after Race 8

The highlight of the day!

Pick Of The Day: Grinzinger Allee in Race 9 at Caulfield – 5th

The wide barrier appeared to be an issue for the favourite before the race, although Grinzinger Allee ultimately did himself no favours with an awkward beginning, leaving him right at the back and unable to find a decent spot, then that naturally led to Jamie Kah having to start the run much earlier than everyone would’ve hoped for, which led to the horse racing wide from the 700m mark and onwards, and that probably showed in the end, because he presented well enough in the straight, but just didn’t have the legs to go with the First 4 in the final furlong.

The lack of race fitness probably told in the end, because the stablemate Jumbo Ozaki really savaged the line and looked like he might even pinch the race from King Magnus, but the King wore the crown in the last.

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