Horse Racing

Crazy Craig’s Picks of the Day: 27th May

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

Well friends it’s the last weekend of Autumn 2023 if you live in the good hemisphere, and the highlight of this weekend comes from Eagle Farm, with the running of…

The Kingsford Smith Cup.

Plus the time-honoured Queensland Derby.

If the name Kingsford Smith Cup’ is any guide, expect the horses to hit the home straight and go missing, never to be seen again by the Australian populace, and subsequently have Sydney Airport renamed in their honour.

Other than that, things are getting a bit quieter around the country, with the only other races of note being the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes at Belmont, and the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes, named after Black Caviar’s sire and winner of the ’02 Blue Diamond.

So it’s on to Crazy Craig, and somehow our resident lunatic wound up a winner last week, despite being reduced to 2 runners from his original picks, and that winner came thanks to Sigh at Flemington, despite lugging the considerable weight of the Crazy Craig brigade down the Straight Six, and hopefully our resident form ‘analyst’ can find another winner this week, because he’s got Elvis Presley as a Good Luck Charm!

P(r)ick No.1: Yellow Brick (No.2, Barrier 7) in Race 5 at Eagle Farm (BR5), 2:03pm AEST

1400m Group 3 Fred Best Classic

Trainer: Tony & Maddy Sears, Jockey: Ben Thompson, 57kg

Hello hello everyone it’s Craaaaazy Craig TBFB, Scratchie King of Bairnsdale, and after I sighed with delight last week at Flemington, this time around I feel a song coming on as I make my way towards Eagle Farm for a solid Saturday of racing, backing a horse who could be from the land of Oz…

Take it away, mister Sir Reginald Dwight, Elton John!

Where the dogs of society howl
You can’t plant me in your penthouse
I’m going back to my plough!
Back to the howling, old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny-back toad!
Oh, I’ve finally decided my future lies
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road!

P(r)ick No.2, the Village People pick: Naval College (No.12, Barrier 9) in Race 6 at Randwick (SR6), 1:55pm AEST

2000m BM78 Swysh Handicap

Trainer: Annabel Neasham, Jockey: Jett Stanley (a3), 57.5kg

Third up in Australia, higher up in grade but drops 5.5kg from last start thanks to the 3-kilo claim from the apprentice Jett Stanley…

Where will we be going with Naval College?


They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit!

P(r)ick No.3: Mojo’s Luck (No.11, Barrier 9) E/W in Race 7 at Belmont (PR7), 3:40pm AWST

1600m 60+ Rating Handicap

Trainer: Luke Fernie, Jockey: Michael Poy, 54.5kg

Second up at the mile, what could go wrong?

Enjoy your Saturday folks, stay safe, stay negative, GAMBLE WITHIN REASON, 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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