Racing: Mic Mac change of plans worries us

By Mark “Makybe” Freeman Interesting meeting at the Valley on Grand Final Eve, punters – but the heathens from Sin City continue to run their Group 1 George Main Stakes in the middle of The (actual) Premiership Quarter . . . even after they’ve won a flag. Punting-wise we’re all gearing up for the Grannie [Read more]

Racing: Review from Caulfield on 19 September

Mark “Makybe” Freeman writes: Great days racing at the Heath today, spoiled only by the starter’s shocker in the Rupert Clarke and the lightness of pocket (mine and Daff’s). The Rupert Clarke was the first Group 1 of the spring, and was a debacle unfortunately. The well-fancied Gold Salute reared in the starting stalls, then [Read more]

Racing: Preview for Caulfield, Rosehill and Echuca on 19 September

Chris Riordan writes: The Underwood Stakes meeting at Caulfield on Saturday is a cracker but it will, as usual, struggle for profile on AFL prelims weekend. Although no match is scheduled for the afternoon, it is really not until Turnbull Stakes Day in another fortnight that the spotlight switches to the gallops. That, however, doesn’t [Read more]

Racing: Review of Moonee Valley and Rosehill on 12 September

Mark Freeman writes: Mark Kavanagh’s  Moonee Valley blinkers trick worked a treat again today, just like it did on Maldivian in last year’s Cox Plate. By whacking the shades on Whobe, he was much sharper, and you could see when Oliver pushed him along at the school he responded immediately. He was too good for [Read more]

Racing: Preview for Moonee Valley, Rosehill and Launceston on 12 and 13 September

Chris Riordan writes: Makybe, Let’s move on from this afternoon’s distractions and enjoy the racing while it is still with us. Here are some preliminary observations for your consideration please. Perhaps, because of my bookie background, I look too hard for value. Whatever the reason, I struggle at the Valley and have little confidence punting [Read more]

Racing: Reviews of Flemington, Randwick and Warracknabeal on 5 September

Mark “Makybe” Freeman writes: Ten thousand and one, ten thousand and two… gidday Daff, we’ve nailed the quaddie!!!! Pipe-dreaming on those amounts, punters, but we pushed firmly into the black with some wins today. One of the Little Lonhs saluted in the Chelsmsford, O’lonhro, and gave us a collect of $145 for our pineapple on [Read more]

Racing: Preview for Flemington, Randwick, Morphettville and Warracknabeal on 5 September

Mark “Makybe” Freeman writes: The march to the big races in spring continues apace, punters, and it’s a big, fascinating and punting-wise tough card at Headquarters tomorrow. It’s always been a real spring set-up day, Craiglee Stakes day, and there’s quality beasts across the program. I’ll be keeping a watch on Nicastro and Shamoline Warrior [Read more]

Racing: Review for Caulfield and Rosehill on 29 August

Mark “Makybe” Freeman writes: Victory was ours punters – and stick with the footyalmanac tipsters: we’re fit and in form. It started with your correspondent wagering Daff’s Monopoly money firmly on Mic Mac’s nose, who duly saluted in the Memsie in a display showing he’s more than capable of mixing with the topliners in stakes [Read more]

Racing: Preview for Caulfield and Sandown on 29 and 30 August

Mark “Makybe” Freeman writes: Punters, it’s all on again with a huge card at the Heath , while at Rosehill it’s the first Group 1 of the season, the Golden Rose for the three-year-olds. If you’re having a punt this spring, make sure you have a squizz online (bigpond is free) or on TVN at [Read more]

Racing: Moonee Valley, Saturday, 22 August 2009

PREVIEW Mark “Makybe” Freeman writes: Punters! Best tip I’ve got for you this week – and it mostly applies to scumbags like me who refuse to fork out a pineapple a month to filthy Rupert for Foxtel – is that the puppies at BigPond have finally allowed customers of other ISPs access to their racing [Read more]

Racing: Liston Stakes day is a matter of weighing up winter-fit runners against the classy ones resuming for spring

PREVIEW: Mark “Makybe” Freeman writes: Punters! Forget the arctic blasts and sideways rain – spring has sprung and it’s time to get on. Already we’ve seen rising star Mic Mac put paid to them in the Aurie’s Star, which also featured “Big El” – Colin Little’s champ El Segundo – rattling home for third.