Horse Racing

Random Musical Picks of the Day Review: 8th January

“This is madness!”

“Madness? THIS. IS. MISHANI. SPARTAN!!!!!”

From 7HorseRacing

20 to 1, 400 lengths last, and he rose up like The Undertaker from a coffin to throw himself into next week’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Alright everyone, I’m off to the windy confines of the South West for a few days of pillaging world-class wineries and breweries, and I’m going down on the back of a mighty double for the Random Musical Picks, which means I can SOUND THE LUCKY LIPS VICTORY TUNE:

In fact, we were a mere 20 metres away from pulling off a Musical clean sweep, because And We Danced just ran out of gas after taking the lead a long way out and got run down by Arctic Thunder at Rosehill.

Ironically, And We Danced was the only one of the three Random runners that I actually backed….


On a similar self-defeating note, Crazy Craig’s Value Pick from Boxing Day in Casino Kid, who ran a luckless 4th that day at Randwick, went around in Race 9 at Rosehill, and the form from that Randwick race was stacking up when Caesars Palace (Who finished just ahead of Casino Kid in that Randwick race), won Race 2 out in Sydney’s west.

I really should’ve seen it coming, because with an in-form (David) Reece Jones taking 3 kilos off to drop Casino Kid down to 50 kilos on a suitable wet track, Jan Bowen’s gelding got a bit of luck in the straight and spectacularly left everyone eating dust:

But was he music-related?


Random The Hooters Pick: And We Danced in Race 3 at Rosehill = 2nd ($1.50p)

From Sky Racing

I thought And We Dance might just street clear and win the race when she dispatched She’s All In on the corner, but it turned out she took the lead too far out from home and noticeably felt the pinch really late in proceedings, and Arctic Thunder, the third horse in what was apparently a two-horse race between AWD and Saigon, bolted home late with the momentum and got the favourite just before the post, with Saigon making a late charge to finish 3rd in a race where there was No Third Dividend.

A good run that just wasn’t to be, which isn’t exactly a promising sign for the future given And We Danced had a good 6.5 kilos on the winner (53 vs 59.5kg), and that 2nd placing brought Chris Waller’s Sydney Metro losing streak to 44 races, which would have to be Chris’ longest run of outs in well over a decade, possibly going back to the dark days of the early 2000s when he was training with a few boxes and a couple of maxed out credit cards.

The drought got close to the half century late in the afternoon, until Tyler Schiller rode Kingsheir to victory in Race 5, and Sam Clipperton rode So You Win to Victory in the Summer Cup to lead in a quinella for Waller, with Mubariz running 2nd, and Waller trained another winner with True Detective winning the last, so that drought is now a long forgotten memory.

Unfortunately, the drought didn’t end in the one bloody race I had a stake in.

Random Elton John Pick: Sir Rocket in Race 2 at the Gold Coast = WINNER ($1.50w/$1.05p)


And yes, I am fully aware he jumped at $1.50…

I did pick him when he was $1.90, solely for the fact he sounded like an Elton John Pick.

You can’t go broke backing winners.

Random AC/DC Pick: Dirty Deeds in Race 5 at Caulfield = WINNER ($4.40w/$1.40p)

Just have a look at this beautiful piece of rail hugging by Josh Richards… fantastic piece of judgement from a 2-kilo apprentice that won the race for Dirty Deeds and Simon Zahra:

From 7HorseRacing

Other than that, there’s only one thing to do after a win for a horse called Dirty Deeds…


Dirty Deeds, he did that field DIRT CHEAP.

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