Crio is salivating at the prospect of racing all over the country: Flemington, Warwick Farm and then, on Monday, the Adelaide Cup.
Two part question this week. Crio is looking for examples of sportspeople checking themselves out on the big screen. And of moments when screenshots would have been instructive (think ’79 Grand Final).
Crio’s promoting frugality this weekend, but fear not, he’s still full of suggestions for the Guineas.
Crio reviews the top racing from the weekend and looks to the carnival races ahead. (Hope you copped the cryptic tip in my preview title – Ed.)
Crio is trying hard to shake his ‘grumpy old man’ perspective. Can we all convince ourselves that modern sport is a glass ‘half full’ and not ‘half empty’?
Its the (time-honoured) Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday (Manikato, Zeditave, Redoubte’s Choice, Bel Esprit add lustre to the honour roll). Crio and his Crazy Diamonds shine on with more winners this weekend.
Crio reviews the last week’s crowded sporting landscape, and in the words of many racecallers in a blanket finish “you don’t know where to look”. Let us know what hidden gems you enjoyed.
Will the great meetings coming up in Melbourne help retain racing’s profile, or will the return of the monster AFL elephant take up all the oxygen? Crio is unswayed by the avalanche of sports coming our way, with plenty of good prospects for the weekend’s racing.
Crio reviews Seattle and Chelsea’s impressive wins of the last week and wonders if a top defence will always triumph over a top attack?
A big WARNING stamp should overlay Melbourne formguides this week. But Crio reckons you can beat the heat.
Crio reckons the Olympic Games are farcical and corrupt. Is it time to call an end to the world’s biggest sporting carnival?
Crio reckons its Almost Autumn at Caulfield this weekend. Some good ones resuming in the Manfred Stakes, but the best is yet to come.
Crio asks for recommendations of books you have read in recent times. Or any times really.
Chris Riordan is excited by the looming Autumn stars. But the cash on offer later in Sydney is denting the depth and quality of the early Melbourne features. No matter – there is a winner in every race. Crio and Crew will help you find them.
Crio shares some of the unexpected sporting classics he chanced upon. What are your memories of a great encounter you saw by accident?
The city summer race fields are still pretty thin and low key. Crio recommends a trip to the ‘time honoured’ Camperdown Cup. Alternately wait for the good oil from the Goolwa Guru or the King of the Cowshed.
Crio ponders what causes the elite performer to unexpectedly turn it up on the turn, and stagger home like a crippled crab? Unexpected ‘Barry Crockers’ and their causes? Dr Freud or Dr Turf?
Magic Millions is hogging the limelight, but down south Crio also has his eye on the Flemington chances.
Crio thinks that Younis Khan (who?) is an under-rated cricketer. Name your under-rated competitors in any sport, and help us shed light on why they never get the attention of the ‘stars’.
Crio has a look at racing around the country, from the glitz and schmooze of the Magic Millions lead-up to the picnics in Victoria.