Racing is currently testing the “Any Publicity Is Good Publicity” mantra, and Crio has the wrap on all the less-than-positive news. He’s also turning his mind to Flemington.
Our rural racing correspondent Glen is back enjoying Avoca, at a rare TAB meeting.
Crio tantalises us with Group 1 racing at Sha Tin that is bigger than Texas (Qld) – but only just. Avoca, Balnarring and Stony Creek are recommended, but so is finding a winner. Can you help shine a light into the punting darkness?
Crio takes a quick whirl around the country, then comes home with a scenario that some might consider unlucky.
The Spring Carnival may be over, but Crio will be taking trip to the Valley on Saturday (plus a nod to Ascot) and be off to Ballarat for the Cup on Sunday. Get on it.
Crio usually enjoys this weekend, treating is as a top notch country Cup Day rather than comparing it with Flemington’s fleshfest. Join him in embracing what the weekend has on offer across Victoria.
David Wilson has a virtual day at a virtual race meeting full of virtual people betting on virtual horses. He won a virtual couple of million on Boban, but you get the feeling that his heart was just not in it.
Last gasp from Sal Ciardulli; he turns his keen eye to the final day of Cup week and as usual is ready to share his insights (and a touch of indignation). How will a rain affected surface and headwind play out?
Crio reckons Saturday’s fixture looks to be too long in length and too short in class. Still, he’s prepared to make a couple of suggestions. Anyone else ready to help keep him in the black?
Pop! Goes the Punt: Emirates Stakes Day – Islands in the Stream (or, mapping the downfalls of Janine Turner and Beven Addinsall)
Litza found another good priced winner for Oaks Day to prove that a fevered mind is as good as a form guide during the Spring Carnival. Gear changes for Emirates Day include Dolly Vardon winkers on our filly.
Interpol have asked the Footy Almanac for assistance with identifying this man. Recent sightings have been reported at Flemington, Warrnambool, Kardinia Park, Galle (Sri Lanka), Augusta Georgia (USA) , Madison Square Gardens (USA) and the Windsor Castle Hotel in London (UK).
Litza is not giving Cup disappointments a Side Glance. Its onwards and upwards (in flying cars) to Thursday’s Oaks. Losing feels better with a bit of Cash in the pocket.
Crio relives an epic ride on Saturday and ponders the true meaning of the Melbourne Cup, the tipster’s nightmare.
And a good time was had by all in picking this trifecta.
Sal Ciardulli found the Hotham/Saab/QuikEze winner at good odds on Saturday. Now he turns his laser vision to Tuesday’s Cup.
A classic racing yarn from debutant “Once a Punter”. Remember those days (or weeks, never months) when you had it sussed. You had cracked the code, and winners fell like leaves from an autumn sky. OAP does and he tells it in style.
What else could it be this week but The Cup? Remember your first?
Pop! Goes the Punt: Cup Day – I don’t think you ready for this jelly, I don’t think you ready for this jelly
Litza is all ready for the big day, with his latest inspirations including belated Beyoncé, Caddyshack, and the big question – is Captain Carlton the worst mascot of all time?
Daryl Sharpen offers a look back at the Big One. And the title is not a typo. This is a must read for the needy, the greedy and anyone with a funny bone.