With the season done, here’s what might’ve been the race of the season…. Home Affairs vs Nature Strip in the Lightning
So that’s the racing season done, the Metro and State Premierships have been dished out left right and centre like pills at a music festival, with just a boring Sunday to get through before the 2022/23 action begins again at Fannie Bay on Monday for the Darwin Cup, and unfortunately for Crazy Colin he couldn’t quite go out by backing a winner, but it wasn’t through a lack of effort, as his Bruce Springsteen Value Pick in Born To Run ($13) jumped and bolted out of the barriers, but he just couldn’t see it through to the post and got nabbed by Bubble Over with 50 metres remaining, and Pick of the Day Chief Altony flashed home to run 2nd behind runaway winner Lackeen in the twilight of Moonee Valley, which means I’ll need Crazy Craig to salvage the floating remnants of my tipping reputation…
Actually, that would require me to have one to begin with.
But that 2nd for Born To Run does mean Colin picked up a $3.30 place dividend, so he gets a bit of victory music for his troubles… Ringo Starr with It Don’t Come Easy!
Bruce Springsteen Value Pick: Born To Run in Race 2 at Morphetville = 2nd ($3.30p)
You know what, I was absolutely thrilled to see a jockey rate his horse superbly and throw all caution to the wind by streaking into the lead, in a manner that said to the entire field “You can’t run me down, because you’re all milk drinking camels”
Value Pick: Aramis E/W in Race 7 at Rosehill = 5th
And the Lord said unto Aramis, come fourth and receive eternal life…
Aramis finished 5th.
Pick of the Day: Chief Altony in Race 8 at Moonee Valley = 2nd ($1.32p)
It did seem appropriate that Craig Williams would win a race named in honour of his late cousin, which he’s now done several times, and Chief Altony was simply never in the hunt for the win.
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