Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day: 29th January

Based on a series of plausible events in a regional Victorian town

Amazing to think this was only TWO years ago

So it’s the last Saturday of January, which means we can’t be too far away from the start of the Autumn Carnival, as evidenced by the fact that there’s actual ridgey didge Group 2 racing this weekend, with the Expressway Stakes at Rosehill, featuring Anamoe in his first run since having a protest dismissed in the Cox Plate, and the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley, with this edition marking 10 years since a certain Black Caviar won the race.

Of course, this will also be the last weekend in which William Pike rides in Perth and Western Australia for the forseeable future, because the WA Government’s double vax mandate comes into effect from Monday, and Pikey has already decided he’s going to go to the one place in Australia where they don’t give a crap about anything and everything…

New South Wales.

I’d say take care, spike your hair Pikey and thanks for all the winners, but unfortunately ya ain’t got much to spike.

Anyway, on to Crazy Craig and his Picks of the Day, and for this week’s musical choice, the singing nun Sister Janet Mead passed away on Australia Day, and what you don’t know is that Crazy Craig allegedly has a signed vinyl copy of The Lord’s Prayer from Sister Janet, who he claimed to have met while his mind went wandering, but for all we know it was just Judith Durham in a white dress, so for the time being, here’s the Lord’s Prayer to start the Picks of the Day!

Value Pick of the Day: Deel With Me (No.8, Barrier 3) in Race 4 at Rosehill (SR4), 2:10pm AEDT

1500m 3&4YO BM72 Chandon Handicap

Trainer: Bjorn Baker, Jockey: Brock Ryan, 54kg

ALLEGEDLY, the only deal Andrew O’Keefe is going to be making is with a prosecutor

Hello hello everyone, it’s Crazy Craig, TBFB, back again after I had to miss last week for very charitable reasons – I was too busy buying scratchies, and I spent the rest of the day giving them away to people who I thought looked down on their luck, because the look on their faces is worth the cost of the ticket!

They asked me if I was crazy, and I said “Yes, yes I am!”

In fact, I’m so craaaaazy that I’m going to start this weekend’s selections with my VALUE Pick of the Day, and we’re going to the early Rosehill quaddie, and it’s the Sheep Shagger from New Zealand, Deel With Me!

In fact, that’s what I tell those flogs at Telstra every time I go in to get a new phone – You’ve got to DEEL WITH ME!

I don’t know why they haven’t said no and booted me out… They mustn’t want the share price to tank!

Yes, so Deel With Me is by Dundeel and trained by Bjorn Baker, and the Baker family would know a Dundeel progeny when they see one, considering Murray Baker turned him into one of the best 3-year-olds of the 21st century, and he was the only horse in history to defeat Atlantic Jewel!

Still, it’s easy to say Deel With Me won’t be reaching the same heights as his sire, considering he’s a 13-1 outsider in an 8 horse field and only has 2 wins from 9 starts next to his name, but for some reason I think he can improve 2nd Up from his 1st Up 7th, which should tell you about how low of a base he’s coming from, and the main reason is quite a few of these nags have HEARTS AS BIG AS PEAS.






So there you go, Deel With Me is my VALUE Pick of the Day.

Pick of the Day: Mass Destruction (No.3, Barrier 3) in Race 9 at the Sunshine Coast (SR9), 5:12pm AEST

1200m Coastline BMW Class 6 Handicap

Trainer: Tony Gollan, Jockey: James Orman, 56.5kg

On to the Pick of the Day, and I’ll start it off with by paraphrasing a 1960s classic….

But you, tell meeeeeeee, over and over again my friend, I do believe, we’re on the eve of MASS DESTRUCTION!

Yes, I reckon we’re got to go to the sacred land called Corbould Park to find the Pick of the Day anywhere in Australia, and he’ll be going around with the floodlights on and a Queensland sunset blinding everyone!

Yes, Mass Destruction won very well on Boxing Day thanks to the capable hands of James McDonald, but his last run on a Heavy Gold Coast track was dead in the water (If you’ll pardon the pun) the moment he jumped poorly out of the gates and settled worse than midfield, but he still fought on well to run 5th behind Sea Raider.

That run showed he’s not really a Heavy tracker, which is backed up by the fact he’s had 2 runs for no placings, compared to having recorded a win and several placings on Soft tracks, while Tony Gollan has made the call to drop him back from a 1400m BM85 to a 1200m Class 6, and the promising sign right now is that the Sunny Coast is currently rated a Soft 7 thanks to the typical tropical summer rainfall in SEQ, and if the rain stays away and the track gets upgraded to a Soft 5 or 6, then I think Mass Destruction might even start in the red!

Fancy that – People are supporting Mass Destruction!

The non-racing folk are going to think it’s the Cold War all over again!

So there you go – Mass Destruction, my PICK OF THE DAY.

Random AC/DC Pick of the Day: Dundirtcheap (No.5, Barrier 4) in Race 4 at Moonee Valley (MR4), 2:25pm AEDT

2040m BM70 Martin Rolston Cup

Trainers: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Jockey: John Allen, 58.5kg

Concrete shoes, Cyanide, TNT….


Neck ties, contracts, High voltage!


Enjoy your Saturday folks, stay safe, stay negative, KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD, and remember, I’m Crazy Craig, and that’s why they call me Craaaaaazy Craig!

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