Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day Review: 10th September

There was at least one Queen Elizabeth-related OMEN BET that got up on Saturday…

Now, Crazy Craig decided to butter up on I’m Thunderstruck after the Memsie…

AND LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED

What a game of margins… There’s about a total distance of 20 metres between I’m Thunderstruck winning 2 Group 1s in 2 starts this Spring, and being runner-up twice, but alas, he’s Even Steven.

Fantastic race, a race the Queen herself would’ve loved, and a long-awaited win for Crazy Craig means we can SOUND THE LUCKY LIPS VICTORY TUNE:

And because I can’t not stick them in to celebrate, here’s AC/DC again!

On another note, that might be the last time the Lucky Lips are played as a victory tune, because I’ve got a bit of news from Craig that I’ll detail next Friday.

Now, to get to the unimportant crap of going through Craig’s Picks:


AC/DC Pick: I’m Thunderstruck in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington: WINNER ($2.70w/$1.28p)

I’m Thunderstruck’s prize money goes past $7 million AUD, most of it thanks to his Golden Eagle win last Spring, in addition to boasting one of the best mile records in the country with Group 1 wins in the Toorak Handicap + today’s Makybe Diva, and he’s also a runner-up in the All-Star Mile + the Doncaster Handicap.

Consistent with a capital C.

I find there’s a funny coincidence in the result, because jockey Mark Zahra managed to gazump Alligator Blood in near identical circumstances when he rode Super Seth in the 2019 Caulfield Guineas – The Gator had the lead on the turn, shot ahead in the straight and looked the winner at the 200 metres, only to be nabbed right on the post.


As for the others:

Pick of the Day: Ellsberg in the Theo Marks Stakes at Rosehill = 6th, beaten 1.08L

What an amazing piece of riding on Ellsberg.

One off the fence in 4th, had Mr Mozart beaten for early speed, only to get dictated to and sent to the inside, where he was then unable to get a run until the race was all over, beaten only a length in a blanket finish.

Two questionable rides in the race… William Pike on Mr Mozart was one to pretty much cost the favourite the win, drawing inside Ellsberg only to end up three wide and pulling his head off, and Schofield on Ellsberg was the other.


Value Pick: Teewaters in Race 6 at Flemington = 11th, beaten 5.45L

Beaten 5.45L after being beaten 7.1L last start at Caulfield…

You know what I call that?

IMPROVEMENT.

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