Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day Review: 30th April

I’ll be honest, the reason this wasn’t up at 11pm last night was because I was at Hilton Park all bloody day trying in vain to look after the Manning teams in the bowls Community Shield, my legs were aching, my back was aching, my brain was aching, we werand the only race I got to watch live was the Australasian Oaks.

In hindsight, it was one race too many for me…..

Then I found out 10 minutes later that the Random Fleetwood Mac Pick HAD WON, which means to start the month of May-hem, we can SOUND THE LUCKY LIPS VICTORY TUNE:

Fun fact, that’s the second time Kirwan’s Lane has won as the Random Fleetwood Mac Pick, given he did win on Boxing Day at Randwick in somewhat similar circumstances, so if you ask me, you can’t ask for much more than that in Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day…

2 appearances, 2 wins!


Value Pick: Daisies in the Australasian Oaks at Morphetville = 6th

The barrier probably put paid to Daisies, simply because the filly had to settle so far off the pace from Barrier 17 that she was already conceding the leaders 8 lengths from the jump trying to find a spot in running, but in spite of that, Mark Zahra had her in clean air down the outside and she hit the line very nicely once he asked her to get going, ultimately finishing about 2.8L off the upset winner Glint of Hope:

In fact, the story surrounding Glint of Hope is probably bigger than the Group 1 win on it’s lonesome, because the filly’s co-trainer Natalie Young has undergone chemo for breast cancer this year, and Young’s mother was with her at the track, having been unable to see each other in person for 4 years.

Anyway, as Crazy Craig’s publisher, I regret nothing.


Random Fleetwood Mac Pick: Kirwan’s Lane E/W in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup = WINNER ($7/$2.50p)

I still cannot believe that actually happened…

Not so much the fact that Kirwan’s Lane won the race, but the fact that Kirwan’s Lane was also a No.8, so you can guarantee yourself that The Gabster would’ve backed him, because it wasn’t a 1000 metre race, it wasn’t in Melbourne, and he wasn’t being ridden by Damien ‘The Thief’ Oliver.

Also, I did mention that there were slightly similar circumstances to his Boxing Day win:

1. 1600m

2. Tom Sherry had the ride

3. Sat in the First 4 in running

4. Won the race in a 3-way go


Pick of the Day: Sneaky Chance in Race 6 at Ascot = 2nd ($1.22p)

After pulling a heart muscle trying to pass Cross Statement, Sneaky Chance should be forced to undergo a name change….

Because she hasn’t got a Sneaky Chance, she’s got Buckleys and None.

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