Schools break up on Friday. Office Xmas parties go nuts. Hangovers and obligations dominate Saturday.
Racing is irrelevant.
We’ve got Valley Nights (probably some joie de vivre in the dining rooms) and then Flemington but, other than for the truly committed, this is about as obscure a race weekend as we get.
Unless you have an ownership connection or a really strong tip, save your coin – trust me, you’ll need it next week!
Some, of course, have Quaddy habits so here are early observations:
MR5- Track rating matters here. Include 7. 5 and 6 will be fancied.
MR6- Good race. 2,5, maybe 10, even 11 at odds (and we may have missed the winner!)
MR7- 3,4,10 (watch market)
MR8- 2 E/W. asterisk on 11 but maybe blackbook it for 2nd up 1200m.
There’s a glut of racing in the coming weeks so try to pick the eyes out of the fields rather than blaze away – a punter’s version of good shot selection – or you’ll end up cast when the VISA bill and the kids’ booklist/uniform invoices lob.
We’ll keep chipping away here at Knacker Central, happy to field any tips or anecdotes to ease the festive burden.
Tread water this weekend and you can have all Xmas arvo to set your traps for the Boxing Day extravaganza.