Almanac Racing: Sloppy Sydney needs to shift the Carnival
There’s an obscene amount of money on offer at “Royal” Randwick this Saturday but the truth is that their meeting will be abandoned due to the state of the track. Again! Let’s finally sort things out. Sydney’s Autumn is always wet. They’ve had a real crack at offering telephone numbers of prizemoney to push The Championships, but their principal course and weather pattern don’t allow the marketers to deliver. Meanwhile here in Melbourne we have our usual beautiful March/April. Why not bite the bullet and make a switch? The RVL made some moves last year so the thin edge of the wedge is in place. I’m proposing that Melbourne moves its focus to the Autumn and Sydney takes over Spring. Let’s face it, the AFL chokes any pre-publicity until October so it would be a better investment to precede their season. Sydney is drier in September. The trade-off must be that the VRC gets a Derby slot in early April. Everything else is “on the table”.
I’m not even countenancing a Randwick meeting this Saturday which is a disaster as the programme is one of their year’s best. Instead we’ll have a Flemington meeting which has the G1 Guineas but not a lot else. I’ll watch it on TV during the Test coverage from Bangalore.
Always happy to back a winner. Help please.