Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day Review: 11th December

Well, that’s another day in the Summer Series down, and Brutality was the pick of the orchard in a driving finish to the Villiers Stakes, but more importantly for the reputation of this website as a valid punting service, Crazy Craig made the most of his month off and returned in absolute style, with Lighthouse saluting as his Pick of the Day at Flemington, which means we can SOUND THE LUCKY LIPS VICTORY TUNE:

Coincidentally, I think the Australian cricket team were also playing Lucky Lips after England wet the bed in the opening session on Saturday and sealed the Gabba Test in favour of the hosts.

Now, let’s see how many times I can fit in the phrase ‘Lighthouse stands out like a beacon’ in the review:

Pick of the Day: Lighthouse in Race 6 at Flemington = WINNER ($2.30)

Everything just worked out perfectly for Lighthouse, and it was good to see Matty Cartwright show some positivity and boot up to sit in the first four in transit, and the end result was he landed one off the fence in 3rd directly behind his most direct threat Bermadez, and watching the race with Mr Alfonse at the Waterford TAB, I had a strong feeling in my loins that Lighthouse had the race won a long way out from home.

That feeling I had was confirmed when the whips started cracking in the straight, and the American ghostly grey, standing out like a beacon in the pack, responded very well when Cartwright showed a bit of vigor, and ‘The Beacon’ had more than enough energy in hand to power over the top of Bermadez and Do You Reckon, winning his third race from three starts in Australia since transferring to Maher & Eustace, and more importantly he delivered for Crazy Craig and quite a few people around Australia as their best of the day.

As they say, you can’t go wrong backing winners 50% of the time.

Value Pick of the Day: Edison in Race 7 at Randwick = 7th

Looks like this Edison will have to reinvent the light bulb to have any chance of finishing in the Top 3 anytime soon, because he hardly gave a yelp after being shuffled on the turn, but as it turns out, Crazy Craig was up the right alley when he went for the Value Pick in the Razor Sharp….

The only problem was, he didn’t even consider Special Reward (At 26/1) would have any chance in the race, although neither did anyone else that wasn’t involved in Australian Bloodstock colours.

Still, could be worse.

How, you ask?

Well, you could lose the Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final on protest to a 60/1 shot like Expensive Ego did to Boncel Benjamin this evening.

Something something cheats on seats yada yada yada.

As for the Random Lou Gramm pick Midnight Blue….

Just like Lou Gramm’s career after Foreigner, we’ll choose to forget about it, because he was scratched on race morning due to a cut on his hoof.

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