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Almanac Racing – Bonanza

Although I’m thinking of wandering down to the Valley for a couple (is that bets, beers or races!??) this Saturday, there are plenty of reasons to suspect that few others will keep me company. School hols are nearly over, there’s a bunch of meetings on AusDay next Thursday and the fields are modest – best keep the powder dry for when the quality returns in Feb. The best part of being a tipster (urger!) is that you can make suggestions that you’ll not follow yourself – in this case suggest MV4 No1 all up MV9 No8. Both will start fav and probably salute.

Winx’s return gallop notwithstanding, doubtless the racing buzz this week has centred around the extraordinary last at Morphettville last Saturday – as PeterB has suggested, have you even seen anything like it? Here’s his post following last weekend’s discussions…

“ I have a memory from the 70’s of Michael Miller riding a heavily backed speedster from an outside trap over 5f at Cheltenham. Jumped a length in front then crossed straight to the rail knocking down a half dozen rivals inside him. Got the chocolates and 6 months from memory. Craziest ride I had seen until the Cartwright carnage.

Can you remember it and have you got any other examples of dodgem car demons?”



  1. G;day Crio,

    Is this Woolamai meeting a TAB meeting ?


  2. Backing these on Saturday –
    Ascot R7 Juicing Carrots
    MV R1 Malaise
    MV R5 Domino Vitale

  3. No recollection of Michael Miller at all. Nil suggested bets which doesn’t necessarily mean I won’t have one or more.

  4. As for the knock em down jockeys, hard to beat Ray Cochrane’s effort winning the Caulfield Cup on Taufan’s Melody.

  5. John Stocker knocking himself down on the stairs at the Taminga Hotel in Clare and then spending the night there! That was following a walk of the track on Good Friday if I recall correctly

  6. From what I’ve heard Jock, they wouldn’t have been the first set of stairs dear old JS knocked himself out on. A very dear man however and a gentleman he was.

  7. Budge, Taufans Melody was my first instinct. At least Cochrane’s disgraceful recklessness was endeavoring to win. Cartwright broke new ground

  8. Woolamai is non TAB Glen

  9. Difficult to find much today.
    MV race 7 Manolo Blahniq must be a big watch as he raced against group 1 horses and I’ll follow up on Grey Street in the last as it was luckless last run but seems to be a non winner.

    Not expecting so much excitement in Adelaide this week but I think it’s Trueno’s day in race 4 as the pace will be there. Finke is no good thing this week, watch out for Jim’s Journey, it goes very well after a freshen up.

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