Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day Review: 5th November

Highlight of the Day: Koby Jennings auditioning for the marching band

There’s always a post-career in the circus… Look what it did for Colonel Tom Parker.

Moving on, today I learned two things:

By process of defeating both Giga Kick and Nature Strip in the same race, Roch ‘N’ Horse is now the best sprinter IN THE WORLD:

The Darley Sprint puts new meaning on the statement that a jockey is in such good form that he/she could ride a rocking horse to victory…

Jamie Mott was riding so well at Flemington, he rode a Roch ‘N’ Horse to victory in a Group 1!

Moving on:

Hezashocka is officially better than Cox Plate winner Anamoe, as Zaaki became the first horse to win consecutive Mackinnon Stakes since Belmura Lad in 1980-81

Why couldn’t Zaaki run like that in the Cox Plate when I bloody well backed him?

Arsehole of a horse.

Moving on from that, I learned absolutely nothing at Rosehill because I barely got to watch any of it due to playing bowls, although it does appear Pikey got another win on Sheeza Belter in the Hot Danish, and the big positive for today is that Crazy Craig did nail his Pick of the Day to end the Melbourne Cup Carnival, which means we can triumphantly play THE VICTORY MUSIC!

Time for a well-earned break for Crazy Craig after a big Melbourne Spring Carnival, and all through the remainder of November, including events like the Cranbourne Cup, the Ballarat Cup, the Zipping Classic and the Perth Spring Carnival, the one and only Crazy Colin is ready to fire up as the relief pitcher.

Pick of the Day: Soulcombe in Race 4 at Flemington = WINNER ($3.00w/$1.40p)

Well, Crazy Craig was spot on about Lunar Flare’s fitness, as the one-time Melbourne Cup starter was scratched for the second time this Flemington carnival on the morning of the race, but even without his nearest rival in the race, Soulcombe still drifted from $2.60 to jump at $3.00.

You know what that drift was, against a pack of Australian stayers?

A bloody gift is what it was!

Sure he went back, but the main advantage for Craig Williams was that he was never going to get held up in the straight, and subsequently he never lost momentum and moved through his gears superbly.

I can only summise Craig Williams, one of the more methodical jockeys in Australia, watched the ways in which Soulcombe won in the UK, and he rode accordingly, but what a great way too early 2023 Melbourne Cup match race we have, 367 days out from next year’s race.

Soulcombe for Waller, and White Marlin for Waterhouse!

The ELO Pick: Laws of Indicies in the Five Diamonds at Rosehill = 3rd ($1.50p)

Good run, may have hooked a tad wide on the turn, but he only lost by a length to the favourite, so that would suggest to me the market was pretty much correct, given Ellsberg jumped at $3.30, and Laws of Indicies was $3.80.

Anyway, moving on…

Value Pick: Miss Vasari E/W in Race 9 at Ascot = 5th

Extremely unlucky run, Miss Vasari was biding her time at the rear and was absolutely itching to explode at the top of the straight, but she simply couldn’t get an out, while the eventual winner Written Matter was leading in clear air the whole time:

So the mare didn’t get out until the 150 metre mark, and finally getting clear air she hit top gear at the 100 metre mark, and flashed home to run 5th, missing 2nd (He’s Gold at $34) by half a length:

A shame, because Miss Vasari actually dispatched the favourite Zephyra pretty easily after getting going, but it’s not like Crazy Craig hasn’t had 400 results like this over the Spring.

And finally, Short Shorts won the last at Rosehill today:



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