AFL, NRL and Nags previews

Some previews from the experts at TattsBet.

Generation Oakbank

Time marches on, but some things don’t change: when the sun retreats a boy will feel the cold, no matter how flushed his cheeks. [Nice stuff-Ed]

AFL Round 4: I blame Carlton

John Harms wanders out onto the footpath on Saturday evening and it’s a hive of Demon activity. But not too many have happy footy punting yarns to tell.

Crio’s racing: The jewels in the crown

The Derby and the Doncaster have long been jewels in the national racing crown. Rain threatens so wait until late to make your final calls but Crio’s got a few in his sights.

Round 3 Preview – The real stuff begins VAFA Round 1!

Our Pal Sal Ciardulli lets us in on the value and the winners this weekend in the AFL and on Golden Slopper day. Whitefriars FC kick off their season with the only guaranteed quaddie of the weekend.

Crio’s Racing: The Golden Slipper (a day of dilemmas)

The Golden Slipper. It’s very Sydney: rich, brash and played for high stakes. Crio looks at an excellent Rosehill card.

Ardlethan Cup 2014

Glen and his mates take the long trip to the Riverina for the Ardlethan Cup. But their loyalty is rewarded with winners.

Crio’s Racing: Any Longport in a Storm

Crio’s eagle eye has spotted some value at Rosehill. Take your Money Valley winnings from Friday night all up Crio’s each way tip of the year. Retire to bar for celebration or commiseration.

Crio’s Racing: when a Melbourne heart (via Adelaide) turns to Sydney

Crio looks to Randwick where they have raised weights by 0.5kg in the Roy Higgins Tribute and the Stakes looks like a really deep contest. Tips welcome.

“Roy the Boy” forever in our memories

Crio offers an affectionate tribute to Roy Higgins, one of the great jockeys and a true gentleman of the turf.

Seven Sleeps to go

Sal Ciardulli is back and he’s got all the bases covered. A quick nod to Boof and the boys; then its off to Flemington to collect your quaddie winnings; all up Sal’s scientific AFL flag prognostications.

Crio’s Racing: Super Saturday

Crio is salivating at the prospect of racing all over the country: Flemington, Warwick Farm and then, on Monday, the Adelaide Cup.

Crio’s racing: the Kingswood Country Connection

Crio’s promoting frugality this weekend, but fear not, he’s still full of suggestions for the Guineas.

Crio’s Racing Review : The Diamond is on the Soles of HER Shoes

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.)

Donald Community Health Day

Our rural racing correspondent Glen has been to Donald for their first meeting for 2014 . Not as much community health as he’d hoped, but the race results and catering did not disappoint.

Crio’s Racing : Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes?

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’s Question : Hidden Gems?

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.

Crio’s racing: Lightning Stakes Day

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’s racing: the concrete tracks of Caulfield

A big WARNING stamp should overlay Melbourne formguides this week. But Crio reckons you can beat the heat.

Gone to the Dogs

Daryl Sharpen might have gone to the dogs, but he witnessed the special feat of legendary trainer EA (Teddy) Medhurst leading in 7 winners from 11 starters. Phenomenal. And Dazza may have had a small interest in their success.