Crio’s heading down to the shop for the Winning Post. Hopefully it can ignite some excitement in him for what, at first glance, appears a weekend with plenty of sizzle but not enough sausages.
It’s one of the iconic days on the sporting calendar – Caulfield Cup Day.
Perfect weather, great fields…all we need are some winners. Tips please.
Focus punters. All of a sudden it’s Guineas Day when you’ll get the best of the horses without the worst of humanity.
Bet up (responsibly of course!)
Crio with his racing tips for a weekend dominated by the AFL & NRL Grand Finals
The Bulldogs have had a succession of wry and witty banners this season. What do they choose for next Saturday? Here’s my opening bid: “Up Yours Oakley!” Suggestions?
The footy feeding frenzy is not necessarily an excuse for overlooking the racing menu this weekend. I’ll forgive you Friday night – Moonee Valley needs good weather and strong fields to be an “action attraction” and it would take more than’s on offer to trump the MCG’s allure. But the unfamiliar timing of the other [Read more]
Crio reckons it’s time for Racing fans to “get invested” – emotionally and possibly financially. The Spring will be here and gone in a blink. No time for distractions (OK, maybe if the Doggies push on!) because the fields are good and the blackbook needs to be at hand. Tips please!
Craiglee Day means we’re underway. It’s transition time as teams drop out of the footy race and your focus shifts a few pages within the sports section. The good ‘uns are officially on show. Take notice and get involved.
Ah. It’s a funny game. Those entrusted with growing Racing seem to conspire against it. True believers are undaunted. crio, winless since Gauch was claiming, somehow believes he can turn it all around on Dato Day. He probably needs some help!
Last week’s anticipation was misplaced. The Valley was dreary. Some of the racing was good but it was a long way from spring. Thus I’m wary to hype Saturday’s first Group One in Melbourne this season, knowing that there are many better days ahead. Yet it’s only 5 weeks until the Epsom and the Guineas [Read more]
One feature race in each of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide is enough to warm the cockles of those of us who’ve ploughed through the bleak winter. Sure, the fields generally lack depth, but I’m looking forward to a Friday formguide moreso than in recent months. The biggest billing must go to Winx’s return in the [Read more]
crio’s not discouraged by last week’s blunder because a look at this week’s offerings at Caulfield puts a spring in the step. Quite rightly, since P.D.Lawrence appropriated the name for the J.J.Liston, the race has lost some lustre – but this year’s edition (MR7, 1400, WFA, G2) is fascinating. He reckons the safe bet is Suavito (12) which simply ticks all the boxes. Tips please.
Crio with his tips, while also suggesting racing needs a break, a start and an end to it’s season. Add your thoughts.
In preparation for all the horses’ birthdays on Monday, Crio surveys this weekend’s fields.
Crio ponders the conspiracy theory about the abandonment of the Sandown races on Wednesday while looking for inspiration this weekend
Plenty on the box this weekend before Crio even starts thinking seriously about Caulfield
It’s Finals Day at Flemington. Who’ll handle the mud?
At this time of the year it is slim pickings indeed on the racing calendar. So Crio must look further afield, to the “time-honoured” Marble Bar Cup (“the hottest race in Australia’s hottest town”)
Long-retired players up at “Alex” still chuckle about the legendary ¾ time bake their coach blurted – “I’ve got only one thing to say to youse blokes and that’s nuthin’!” Trying to get excited at the metrop offerings for this weekend could be read from that thespian’s prayer book. At “HQ”(!) it is weather bleak, [Read more]