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  • The rain (and a bit of hail) has pounded down here in the last day or so, therefore expect heavy rated tracks in many areas.
    Here are the venues for Saturday. Tips will follow shortly. Nice to see the flirtation with the bush meetings is over and sanity can now return.


    CAULFIELD: Track Soft (6)
    R2 no 4 Awash 3rd
    R4 no 3 Miraval Rose Won $1.80
    R6 no 2 Vilana 3rd
    R7 no 1 Arkansaw Kid 2nd
    R8 no 10 Muramasa
    R9 no 1 Revolutionary Miss Won $3.70
    R10 no 8 Ghaanati Won $4

    ROSEHILL: Track Soft (7)
    R2 no 3 Celestial Fury


    DOOMBEN: Track Soft (6)
    R2 no 2 Felix The Scat 3rd
    R6 no 3 Acquitted Won $3.70
    R9 no 3 Knights Choice Won $5.20


    ASCOT: Track Good (4)
    R1 no 3 Diamond Scene Won $2.50
    R2 no 9 Yonga Lass Won $2.80
    R3 no 6 Hang Glider
    R4 no 8 Desennea Won $4.30
    R5 no 2 Mungo Jerry
    R6 no 2 Belgrano Belle 2nd
    R7 no 5 Augment 4th
    R8 no 7 Duchess of Gossip 4th
    R9 no 16 Oscar's Fortune 2nd
    R10 no 12 Upper Limits 3rd

    LAY BETS:
    MR9 no 3 Thassophile Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won

    BEST BETS:
    MR2 no 4 Awash 3rd
    MR6 no 2 Vilana 3rd
    MR8 no 10 Muramasa

    HAIL MARY BETS:
    MR7 no 8 Vivy Air e/w $7.50 3rd
    SR6 no 6 Knife's Edge e/w @ $25

    SR9 no 6 Parry Sound e/w @ $12
    SR10 no 3 Sebonack e/w @ $10


    Cheers'n'Beers
    Please gamble
    responsibly
    Last edited by Charles49; 7 December 2023, 11:11 PM.

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    • Well its the storm season here at present so plenty of heat and threatening storm cloud abound. We haven't quite got past the silly season yet as the Melbourne based racing has wandered off to the bush where racing will be conducted at the Ballarat racetrack. Nice track but hardly comparable to Flemington!!. Wife has wandered off to New Zealand with a heap of her girlie friends so she probably isnt aware that her favourite horse Loburn Lass gets a run at Atherton tomorrow in a seven horse field. (Ran 3rd) Its the top rated horse in the field and after its excellent second last start should go one better here.
      Here are fields for Saturdays racing. Tips will go up progressively from now to about 3 hours prior to the start.
      Good luck with your investments.


      BALLARAT: Track Soft (7)
      R1 no 5 Sunset Dreaming Won $2
      R5 no 8 Excelleration
      R7 no 8 A Little Deep 3rd
      R9 no 3 Taunting Won $2.20

      RANDWICK: Track Good (4)
      R1 no 2 Burrandana 3rd
      R3 no 5 Rapbidash
      R4 no 8 Terra Mater Won $2.25
      R5 no 2 Blue Stratum 4th
      R6 no 9 I'mintowin
      R8 no 3 Insurrection 2nd

      EAGLE FARM: Track Good (4)
      R1 no 4 Kureder Won $2
      R5 no 3 Wengall Tiger Won $2
      R6 no 1 Prince of Boom
      R7 no 3 Better Get Set 3rd
      R9 no 17 Helluva Barty 4th
      R10 no 5 Evocator

      ASCOT: Track Good (4)
      R1 no 7 Sinful Living 2nd
      R2 no 6 Final Siren Won $2.90
      R3 no 8 Dun With The Blues
      R4 no 4 Black Fantasy Won $2
      R5 no 7 Playz With Fire Won $3.70
      R6 no 1 Falcon Trader
      R7 no 6 Metallon
      R8 no 1 Zaaki 2nd
      R9 no 6 Starry Heights Won $2.20

      LAY BETS:
      EF R2 no 4 Willinga Freefall Started $3.50 Fav. Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
      RAND R10 no 7 Way To The Stars Started $4.80. Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
      BALL R5 no 11 Kettle Hill Started @ $6.50. Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won

      BEST BETS:
      BALL R7 no 8 A Little Deep 3rd
      ASCOT R9 no 6 Starry Heights Won $2.20
      ASCOT R8 no 1 Zaaki 2nd
      EAGLE FARM: R1 no 4 Kureder Won $2

      HAIL MARY BETS:
      RAND R7 no 13 Hinged e/w @ $20
      RAND R5 no 8 Groove City e/w @ $51
      RAND R2 no 7 Leandra e/w @ $14

      ASCOT R8 no 16 A Lot Of Good Men e/w @ $18


      Cheers'n'Beers
      Please gamble responsibly
      Last edited by Charles49; 9 December 2023, 11:03 AM.

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      • Another Saturday of racing is about to descend upon us and hopefully we can improve the strike rate for those elusive winners. As you may be aware Australia does receive cyclones during summer and we currently have one named Jasper crossing the Queensland coast a few hundred kilometers north of where I reside. It bought with it gusts up to 130 klm/h and left 35,000 folk without power. Thankfully despite predictions to the contrary Jasper is weakening to a mere tropical low so life can return to normal once the cleanup and repairs are completed. Oh the joys of living in the tropics. And if you think cyclones are just about wind, waves and a bit of rain then consider this. Daintree area in North Queensland had 624 mm of rainfall in just one evening.!! That's a lot of H2O. !!
        Wife has Strawberry Lady (2nd) going around in Race 4 at Coffs Harbour on Saturday. Trainer has a high opinion of her but she is a bit of a nervous nellie when she goes to the track and the best she has done is 6th so far. This is not a strong race so she is a chance but I will sit on my wallet this time around and just watch what happens. Has been an interesting week on the punt. No joy to speak of until Thursday when I managed to pluck a 33/1 winner in the form of Pioneer Lass who was last on the turn and outsprinted them to the line to grab the chocolates. Then to add to the joy Chartwell won yesterday @ 10/1 and in the very next race Ekeler saluted at $16. Christmas has arrived early this year!! Lets hope the luck holds out for todays Hail Mary bets.
        Big storm here in Brisbane last night with winds up to 170klm. Plenty of rain too which was good as the pool was well down before the precipitation arrived!
        Thankfully the experiment with venturing into the country to run city meetings has concluded for this year so hopefully sanity will return and the results will be
        back to normal expectations.
        Here are the venues and tips for Saturday's racing. .



        CAULFIELD: Track Good(4)
        R1 no 1 Traffic Warden Won $2
        R2 no 4 Ferago
        R3 no 5 Fullproof
        R4 no 8 Running By Won $1.80
        R5 no 1 Is It Me Won $3
        R7 no 3 Jambalaya 4th
        R10 no 17 Kin 2nd


        RANDWICK: Track Good (4)
        R1 no 1 Amazing Eagle 2nd
        R2 no 2 Vegas Outlaw Won $5.50
        R3 no 10 Zouphoria Won $2.70
        R4 no 11 Lyrical Gangster 4th
        R5 no 13 Accappella Sun 3rd
        R6 no 6 Union Army
        3rd
        R7 no 2 Kirwans Lane


        EAGLE FARM: Track Soft (5)
        R1 no 5 Liquor Won $2.40
        R3 no 9 Indifference Won $6.70
        R4 no 5 Maid To Fit 2nd
        R7 no 1 Felix The Scat
        R9 no 4 Far Too Easy Won $2
        R10 no 7 Quality Time


        ASCOT: Track Soft (5)
        R1 no 4 Stormchaser Won $3.10
        R2 no 2 San Fabrizio 3rd
        R3 no 2 Billy Ray 2nd
        R4 no 7 Super Smink 2nd
        R5 no 12 Secret Attraction Won $8.40
        R6 no 5 Belgrano Belle
        R7 no 9 Rear Admiral 2nd
        R8 no 13 Upper Limits 3rd


        LAY BETS:
        RAND R7 no 2 Kirwin's Lane Started $5.50. Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won
        RAND R9 no 5 Dollar Magic
        ASCOT R9 no 10 Ayrton


        BEST BETS:
        RAND R1 no 1 Amazing Eagle 2nd
        CAUL R1 no 1 Traffic Warden Won $2
        CAUL R3 no 5 Full Proof
        E FARM R9 no 4 Far Too Easy Won $2

        HAIL MARY BETS:
        RAND R3 no 4 Hide Your Heart e/w @ $6 4th
        RAND R7 no 15 Naval College e/w @ $9
        RAND R8 no 10 Vintage Choice e/w @ $11


        Cheers'n'Beers
        Please gamble responsibly
        Last edited by Charles49; 16 December 2023, 10:41 AM.

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        • Very hot still in Brisbane with temperatures above 30deg Celsius. And we have had some nice rainfalls which have filled up the swimming pool where the water temperature was 32.5 deg Celsius yesterday when I managed to go for a swim. Of course the big news around here is that Cyclone Jasper crossed the coast near Cairns and has brought with it so much rainwater that its caused roads to flood, bridges to collapse and hundreds of homes to be flooded to the extent that possessions like fridges, beds, tables, cupboards and the like are now all out on the footpath awaiting the Councils rubbish truck to lift them up and dump them elsewhere. Very sad.
          She who must be obeyed has Loburn Lass (Ran 2nd) going around in Cairns on Saturday in a 1500m race. Its been looking for a longer distance although the step up from 1200m is a bit of a worry. Still I expect her to be among the placings providing she can handle the track's soft 7 rated going.

          Here are the venues for Saturday. Tips will go up shortly and lets hope its a winning day!

          And of course its that time of the year when we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May Santa fill your stockings with plenty of winnings and may 2024 be a great year for everyone here on Geeks Toy.





          MOONEE VALLEY: Track Good (4)
          R1 no 4 Links 2nd
          R2 no 5 Keane Enuff 2nd
          R3 no 3 Harbin 3rd
          R4 no 5 Staunch
          R6 no 6 South of Houston
          R8 no 1 Glentaneous Won $3.50
          R9 no 10 Fearless Writer
          R10 no 6 Veloce Carro


          RANDWICK: Track Soft (6)
          R4 no 7 Ningaloo Star
          R6 no 8 Valiancy
          R8 no 9 Perfect Thought


          EAGLE FARM: Track Soft (5)
          R1 no 5 I Am The Empire
          R3 no 1 Weigall Tiger 2nd
          R5 no 14 Jumeirah Beach 4th
          R6 no 1 Storm Boy Won
          R7 no 1 Acquitted Won $2.70
          R8 no 6 Zarastro Won $3.30
          R9 no 10 Bezique Won $2
          R10 no 1 Go Wandji


          ASCOT: Track Good (4)
          R1 no 7 Watch Me Rock
          R2 no 4 Sinful Living Won $2
          R3 no 3 Leading Teddy Won $4.60
          R4 no 9 Playz With Fire 4th
          R5 no 2 Cold Shizzle Won $10
          R6 no 5 Casino Seventeen 3rd
          R7 no 2 Playhouse Patron
          R8 no 1 Duchess Of Gossip 3rd
          R9 no 2 Playthatfunkymusic 4th


          LAY BETS:
          EF Race 7 no 3 The Vowels Ran 3rd. Lay Bet Won
          EF Race 10 no 12 Freedom Rally Won. Lay Bet Lost

          BEST BETS:
          MV R6 no 6 South of Houston
          MV R9 no 10 Fearless Writer

          HAIL MARY BETS:
          RAND R3 no 1 Imatruestar e/w @ $11
          RAND R4 no 11 Pad Thai e/w @ $22
          RAND R9 no 10 The Dramatist e/w @ $26




          Cheers 'n' Beers
          Please gamble responsibly
          Last edited by Charles49; 23 December 2023, 10:50 AM.

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          • Last Saturday was probably one of the worst days results that we have experienced here for quiet some time. I'm very keen not to have a repeat so fingers crossed. Here are the early selections for Saturdays racing in Oz. Hope Santa was kind to you this year and you are all looking forward to the New Year.
            The family racing stable is not setting the world on fire however 2023 has been a good one for us with several wins for the wife and I, plus our son managed to snare a win with his first horse in Coastal Raider which also goes around today in the second race at Coffs Harbour, (Ran 3rd) and is a good chance of at least picking up some place prizemoney.
            The star of the family stable last year was Loburn Lass. She did race last Saturday at Cairns following the aftermath of Cyclone Jasper. One of her really good habits is her ability to jump out from the barriers and head over to the fence to take the lead. Here is a video of her last run which displays her ability to get to the front and then box on at the pointy end of the race..
            https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/...0231223/race/7
            The Christmas racing period is never the best time to have a punt as fields are usually small and the good horses are missing as trainers, jockeys and owners try to get away for a much deserved break. In addition the temperature here is 36deg Celsius and expected to get even warmer on Saturday.
            Big worry is today (Saturday) as the weather predictions include 37deg Celsius temperatures, damaging winds, heavy rainfall and fierce hail storms. Oh life is great in the Sunshine State!!
            Notwithstanding that here are Saturdays fields and early selections. Fingers crossed for a better result than last week!!



            THE VALLEY: Track Good (4)
            R2 no 2 A Little Deep Won $2.40
            R3 no 3 After The Impact
            R5 no 1 Dunkel Won $3.90
            R6 no 6 Piaggio
            R7 no 3 Montather Won $7.80
            R8 no 11 Divine Purpose 3rd
            R9 no 2 Flying Mean 2nd
            R10 no 6 Kin 3rd

            RANDWICK: Track Good (4)
            R1 no 1 Parkour Won $2.80
            R3 no 11 Tavs
            R5 no 2 Naval College Won $3.60
            R6 no 7 Louisville 2nd
            R7 no 4 Grebeni Won $3.30

            DOOMBEN: Track Soft (5)
            R1 no 7 Get Up Girl
            R4 no 9 Emperor
            R5 no 4 Midnight in Tokyo Won $2.45
            R7 no 3 Show Me Mercy
            R8 no 12 Chinny Boom 2nd

            PINJARA PARK: Track Good (4
            )
            R1 no 1 Givemeonereason Won $2
            R2 no 5 Cosmic Chaos
            R3 no 7 Just Famous 3rd
            R4 no 1 Roundabout Glory 3rd
            R5 no 13 Own The Queen Won $2.70
            R6 no 7 Shot of Elegance
            R7 no 9 Stormy Tawny Won $5.20
            R8 no 2 Autumn Rebel Won $1.30


            BEST BETS:
            MV R5 no 1 Dunkel Won $3.90
            MV R6 no 6 Piaggio
            MV R10 no 6 Kin 3rd
            RAND R5 no 2 Naval College Won $3.60
            RAND R7 no 4 Grebini Won $3.30
            DOOM R4 no 9 Emperor
            PPARK: R8 no 2 Autumn Rebel Won $1.30

            LAY BETS:
            RAND R5 no5 Touristic Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won
            RAND R6 no 2 Miracle Spin Won $6.50. Lay Bet Lost

            HAIL MARY BETS:
            RAND R8 no 10 Super Bright e/w @ $13
            RAND R10 no 3 Powerful Peg e/w @ $10 2nd
            MV R4 no 9 Imapagethreegirl e/w @ $8




            Cheers n Beers
            Please gamble responsibly.
            Last edited by Charles49; 30 December 2023, 10:47 AM.

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            • Well its the start of a New Year where we push the reset button and hope that our wishes for a successful year ahead on the punt eventuates. Last week we did have an improved result with 16 winners and 8 placings. Lets hope the good times roll on in 2024. Wife has her favourite horse Loburn Lass running around at the Cannon Park meeting at Cairns on Monday. Its topweight and will carry 60 kgs. She's drawn barrier 5 and with Chris Whiteley in the saddle she should perform well over the 1500m distance. Not to be outdone our son has Coastal Raider (SCR) running at Lismore on Sunday in Race 6. Sportsbet have it as their top pick. Its drawn barrier 11 which wont help, however it does have a senior jock on board in Matty McGuren and it hasn't missed a place in its last three starts, so its not without a chance.
              The Eastern seaboard of Australia has been pummeled by tropical rain storms carrying sizable chunks of hail. Plenty of precipitation so the rain tanks are full as are swimming pools. Unfortunately there are a significant number of folk who have had their homes destroyed and plenty who lost power and are awaiting restoration. Such are the joys of life here in Oz.
              Here are the venues for Saturday's racing. Selections will be posted between now and prior to the respective start times. Last venue time wise is Ascot which is one venue if you live in the UK that you can bet on without losing your beauty sleep. There's a selection in every race so you don't have long to wait for the next opportunity to have a bet.
              Unfortunately the silly season is still with us with racing in Victoria and Queensland heading off to the bush which as we know from past history just makes the discovery of winners a little more difficult.
              May I wish you all a Happy New Year and may the punting gods be kind to you in 2024.


              GEELONG: Track Good (4)
              R1 no 7 Fretta 2nd
              R2 no 6 Trunk 2nd
              R5 no 7 Carbonados Won $5.20
              R6 no 9 Rey Magnerio Won $2
              R9 no 2 Va Via Won $2.60
              R10 no 4 Yellow Sam

              RANDWICK: Track Good (4)
              R2 no 5 Exploring
              R3 no 4 Prince Invincible
              R7 no 9 Cool Jakey
              R8 no 18 Time to Boogie 3rd

              GOLD COAST: Track Good (4)
              R2 no 2 Spywire Won
              R3 no 1 Arabian Summer Won $2.40
              R6 no 7 Pasima 2nd

              ASCOT: Track Good (4)
              R1 no 1 London's Image Won
              R2 no 3 Nero King
              R3 no 3 King's Parade Won $5.40
              R4 no 3 Civvy Street
              R5 no 3 Costazita 2nd
              R6 no 2 Belgrano Belle
              R7 no 3 Playz With Fire
              R8 no 7 Starry Heights
              R9 no 3 Divine Belief 3rd


              BEST BETS:
              GC: R2 no 2 Spywire Won
              ASC: R9 no 3 Divine Belief 3rd

              LAY BETS:
              GC: R2 no 3 Defiant Boom Ran 3rd. Lay Bet Won.
              ASC: R1 no 4 Champagne Coast Ran 3rd. Lay Bet Won

              HAIL MARY BETS:
              RAND: R3 no 13 Ces Soirees La @ $20 4th

              RAND: R5 no 8 Anythink Goes @ $14 2nd
              GEEl: R3 no 7 Polanco @ $8


              Cheers 'n' Beers
              Please gamble responsibly
              Last edited by Charles49; 6 January 2024, 11:07 AM.

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              • Thanks Charles.

                Hope you have a very successful 2024. It is very tough this time of year - just need to push through!


                Filthy.

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                • Thanks Filthy. Yes history shows you are correct. Personally I hate this time of year as fields are reduced and odd things happen because many of the venues are out of their regular sync.
                  We do have some major races coming up in Queensland i.e the Magic Millions at the Gold Coast venue but otherwise we have this Christmas and New Year hangover period until normality reappears late in January. Personally I halve my betting stakes during this period as a bit of a safeguard.
                  Likewise may you also have a great 2024 and may the Punting Gods be kind to you this year.!! Cheers and best wishes.

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                  • Well the silly season is just about over and the big races for 2024 will start to appear. First cab off the rank will be the Magic Millions 2 year old Classic (race 8) followed by the Magic Millions 3 year old Guineas (race 9). Both races will be at the Gold Coast. Total prizemoney for the 11 races on the program is a whopping AUD $13.5m. Individual race prizemoney ranges from AUD$500k to a huge $3m. Other biggie on the program for Saturday is the Standish Handicap (Race 8) over 1200m which will be run and won at Flemington. Prizemoney for this time honoured race is $AUD $250K which pales in comparison to the prizemoney available at the Gold Coast meeting.

                    The Magic Millions is sponsored in part by Gerry Harvey, and his wife Katie Page, who is the CEO of Harvey Norman, a very large Australian Retailer. Gerry is some 84 years young and both he and Katie are co-owners of the Magic Millions which are arguably the best two races in Australia for 2 and 3 year old horses.

                    Proof that the silly season is not quite over came today with the news that Victorian Racing were upset that the King and Queen of England are scheduled to visit Royal Randwick racecourse (located in New South Wales) during their royal tour of Australia. Of course the State of Victoria have their noses out of joint because they don't have a racecourse named Royal and the King & Queen are not going to any of their race meetings. Proof indeed that the silly season is not yet over!!

                    Wife has a runner on Saturday in Race 2 at Glen Innes in the form of Strawberry Lady (2nd). Its currently the $4.40 Fav and has drawn the pole. Horse is a bit of a nut job as it appears to be afraid of its own shadow, however the good news is it has turned the corner thanks to its new trainer Sammy McGuren, who is a very caring person and has a unique way of calming horses in her care. What one would call a true horse whisperer! The Lady ran 2nd at her last start so if she can handle the step up in distance then she should be in the finish.

                    Here are the venues and selections for Saturday.
                    Best wishes for a successful day!


                    GOLD COAST: Track Good (4)
                    R1 no 13 Zhuang Shi 4th
                    R2 no 9 Too Darn Lizzie Won $2
                    R7 no 3 King Of Sparta Won
                    R8 no 1 Storm Boy Won $2.30
                    R9 no 2 Chrysaor
                    R10 no 2 Far Too Easy 4th


                    FLEMINGTON: Track Good (4)
                    R2 no 8 Golden Crusader 4th
                    R3 no 3 Otago Won
                    R5 no 1 Interlinked 4th
                    R8 no 2 Sghirripa Won $2.30

                    ROSEHILL: Track Good (4)
                    R1 no 6 Gelatin 4th
                    R3 no 1 Penthouse Won
                    R7 no 12 Naval College Won $3
                    R9 no 5 Pereille 2nd
                    R10 no 2 Testator Silens Won $2.40

                    ASCOT: Track Good (4)
                    R1 no 1 London's Image
                    R2 no 3 Silver Eye
                    R3 no 8 Bonjoy .............RACING ABANDONED AT ASCOT DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT.
                    R4 no 9 Comic Hero
                    R5 no 5 Speak To Me
                    R6 no 3 Manhatten Strip
                    R7 no 4 Upper Limits
                    R8 no 9 Wild Belle
                    R9 no 7 Espirit Garcon


                    BEST BETS:
                    GC: R8 no 1 Storm Boy Won $2.30
                    GC: R10 no 2 Far Too Easy 4th
                    ROSE: R7 no 12 Naval College Won $3


                    LAY BETS:
                    GC: R8 no 3 Parkour Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
                    GC: R8 no 2 Spywire Ran 3rd. Lay Bet Won


                    HAIL MARY BETS:
                    GC R8 no 4 Highness e/w @ $5 Ran 2nd.
                    GC R9 no 1 Cifrado e/w @ $6.50
                    ROSE: R2 no 3 Divine Sinner e/w @ $11
                    ROSE: R10 no 8 Ebony King e/w @ $8.50




                    Cheers 'n' Beers
                    Please gamble responsibly
                    Last edited by Charles49; 13 January 2024, 09:34 AM.

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                    • Very sad to see the Gold Coast Turf Club receiving some pretty harsh criticisms after the running of their biggest race event for the year in the Magic Millions races. What happened was the favourite for the 3yo Magic Million event, Sydney Bowler, became cast in the barrier and couldn't be freed quickly by the barrier attendants. Much of the critism centered around the apparent lack of sufficient barrier attendants, however the horse was stuck fast and had to be released by carefully dismantling a section of the barriers. All competitors were sent back to the mounting yard as this transpired and when the race was finally set to go, minus Sydney Bowler, an hour or so had passed and the sun was very close to setting.
                      There was also an issue of adding extra barriers to the main set and this seemed to take longer than it should have. Yes I understand if you are the owner or trainer of a horse that clearly is the popular favourite, and you have expended so much of your time and energy in procuring and then training your horse, and its the favourite in a very strong market, and then to have it declared a non-runner because of an event that clearly is beyond anything that you could have anticipated, you will feel very very hard done by.
                      Personally I thought the Gold Coast Turf Club had worked extremely hard to get the track in tip top condition and to ensure that the very large crowd were well fed and there were plenty of drinks to ensure nobody went home thirsty. It was just a shame that a freak event marred what otherwise was a quality day's racing.

                      Here are Saturday's venues. Updates will occur between now and venue start times. So nice to see that we are back to normal race venues which means the conclusion of the silly season.!! No more out of town once a year bush tracks with no recent form guides!!

                      Best wishes for a successful day on the punt.


                      FLEMINGTON: Track Good (4)
                      R1 no 2 Bermadez Won $2.25
                      R3 no 9 Shaime 2nd
                      R4 no 1 Austmarr 4th
                      R6 no 10 Bel Air 4th
                      R7 no 1 Jungle Jim Won $3.90
                      R10 no 6 Mornington Glory Won $5.70


                      ROSEHILL: Track Soft (5)
                      R2 no 6 Associate 4th
                      R3 no 8 Gently Rolled 2nd
                      R4 no 4 Time to Boogie 3rd
                      R5 no 5 Soldier of Rome 3rd
                      R6 no 2 First Light
                      R7 no 5 Danaustar 3rd
                      R8 no 4 Step Aside
                      R9 no 6 Our Kobison Won $2
                      R10 no 4 Centrestone


                      EAGLE FARM: Track Soft (5)
                      R2 no 4 Deniliquin
                      R3 no 5 Jukebox in Siberia 3rd
                      R7 no 9 Black On Beauty
                      R10 no 9 Freedom Rally Won

                      ASCOT: Track Good (4)
                      R1 no 3 Madhi Girl Won $3.20
                      R2 no 7 Lord Shiva
                      R3 no 3 The Lady Is A Vamp
                      R4 no 8 Harmika
                      R5 no 5 Captain Pluto Won $2.20
                      R6 no 2 Starry Heights 4th
                      R7 no 9 Cosmic Hero 3rd
                      R8 no 7 Speak To Me 2nd
                      R9 no 6 Count The Sessions


                      BEST BETS:
                      EF R10 no 9 Freedom Rally Won
                      ROSE: R4 no 4 Time to Boogie 3rd
                      ROSE: R9 no 6 Our Kobison Won $2

                      LAY BETS:
                      ROSE: R4 no 8 Stromboli Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
                      ROSE: R8 no 7 Buillt Won $4. Lay Bet Lost

                      HAIL MARY BETS:
                      ROSE: R2 no 2 Cenotes e/w @ $22 3rd
                      FLEM: R7 no 9 Pink Beauty e/w @ $8
                      FLEM: R9 no 11 British Colombia e/w @ $18
                      FLEM: R10 no 2 Wiggum e/w @ $7


                      Cheers 'n' Beers
                      Please gamble responsibly.

                      .
                      Last edited by Charles49; 20 January 2024, 10:42 AM.

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                      • The Eastern seaboard of Australia has been experiencing some very weird weather lately. Last Monday the temperature guage here in Brisbane rose to 37deg Celsius. That's pretty close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the old language. Brisbane just doesn't normally experience hot temperatures like this as we are on the coast, however we did, and to make things worse there's another cyclone called Kirrily around, which is about to descend north of us into places like Cairns and Townsville, which are still cleaning up from the last cyclone (Jasper) a couple of weeks ago. Winds are at 130km/h with occasional gusts up to 180km/h. Anticipated rain is 300mm and blackouts will be widespread.
                        Wife and I have horses in Cairns so fingers crossed that this one peters out quickly. Our prayers go out to all along the coastal area that they remain safe from Cyclone Kirrily. .
                        Despite the hot temps and muggy weather racing continues and hopefully this week we can find a few more winners for you than last week,
                        Here are the venues for Saturday. Tips and selections will follow as we get closer to race start times.


                        MOONEE VALLEY: Track Good (4)
                        R1 no 1 Acid Wash 2nd
                        R2 no 3 Brooklyn Boss 2nd
                        R4 no 2 Running By 4th
                        R6 no 3 Independent Road Won $4.40
                        R7 no 3 Miss Tarzy 3rd
                        R8 no 1 Philosopher 2nd
                        R9 no 8 Veight Won $2.30
                        R10 no 6 Pereille Won $2.50


                        RANDWICK: Track Soft (5)
                        R2 no 2 Jumeirah Beach
                        R4 no 1 Glory Daze Won $2.20
                        R5 no 5 Castillian 2nd
                        R10 no 7 Tashi Won $4

                        SUNSHINE COAST: Track Soft (5)
                        R1 no 2 Ringer's Reward 2nd
                        R2 no 1 Lead Me On 2nd
                        R6 no 5 Golden Boom 4th

                        ASCOT: Track Good (4)
                        R1 no 10 Glascow Lass Won $3.10
                        R2 no 4 All Play
                        R3 no 2 Here For Cheques Won $4.40
                        R4 no 4 Secret Attraction
                        R5 no 6 Speak to Me 4th
                        R6 no 9 King's Parade 4th
                        R7 no 7 Acting God
                        R8 no 6 Real Danger Won $4.80


                        BEST BETS:
                        MV: R9 no 8 Veight Won $2.30
                        SC: R1 no 2 Ringers Reward 2nd
                        SC: R2 no 1 Lead Me On 2nd
                        SC: R6 no 5 Golden Boom 4th

                        LAY BETS:
                        MV R2 no 4 Ceerseven Won $3.40. Lay Bet Lost
                        MV R7 no 10 Interlinked Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won

                        HAIL MARY BETS:
                        ASC: R5 no 8 Flower In The Wind e/w
                        RAND: R3 no 16 Atmospheric Rock e/w 4th
                        RAND: R6 no 10 Floating e/w Won $8.20
                        MV: R10 no 4 Danny's St Darci e/w


                        Cheers 'n 'Beers
                        Please gamble responsibly.
                        Last edited by Charles49; 27 January 2024, 11:14 AM.

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                        • My son said he had a temperature of 41 deg in Adelaide.

                          ED: That's pretty warm even for Adelaide which does get some hot days around this time of year. We live in interesting times!! Hope all is well with you and your family and thanks Firky for your comment. Cheers.
                          Last edited by Charles49; 25 January 2024, 10:54 PM.
                          When I die and they lay me to rest,
                          I'm gonna get pissed with Georgie Best

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                          • The weather gods have gone crazy. First we have very high daily temperatures and humidity and then that's followed up by large chunks of rain. For example rainfall here in Brisbane in just one day exceeded 180mls; however a neighbouring suburb received 340 mls. Temperatures have exceeded 30deg Celsius for most of the days so coupled with high humidity life here hasn't been laid back as it normally is. But the good news is that racing here in Oz is surging along. Some facts are that racing in Australia provides around 75,000 full time jobs and a truckload of part time jobs. Prizemoney has gone from $491m in 2012-23 to more than $855m in 2020-21 which was the last year that I have figures for. The Everest (well named!) is the richest race on turf in the world in 2020-21 with prizemoney of AUD $20m. And how do punters fare...well I cant tell you how much they win because I don't know however they collectively average total turnover of $80m per day Other stats are the total of number of racecourses in Oz are around 380, there are 3520 registered trainers, about 800 jockeys and around 35,000 registered racehorses.
                            There are some concerns about problem gamblers and the word is that bookmakers will be restricted in how they operate and this in turn could see reduced holds and reduced contributions to the industry. There are also concerns that the existing heavy workload is creating fatigue amongst the participants. Changes to how the system operates in the future could see a reduction in working hours for stable personnel, jockeys and trainers. Time will tell.
                            I do have one going around at Townsville on Thursday in the form of Coolmeans. He is a handy horse and has more than paid his way so far as a betting proposition, but I expect he will need the run (Ran 7th) as he is first up from a spell. Wife has Strawberry Lady (Scr) going around in race 2 on Tuesday at Grafton. Trainer is happy with her and expects her to do well.
                            Big day at Ascot on Saturday with a mammoth program of 12 races.
                            Last week we had 11 winners and 8 seconds. Lets hope we can improve on that on Saturday.
                            Best wishes for a successful day.
                            NB: Off to a function in the city this afternoon so some updates re results wont appear until Sunday.

                            .
                            CAULFIELD: Track Good (4)
                            R1 no 4 Excommunicado
                            R3 no 3 Johnny Rocker
                            R4 no 2 Eneeza 2nd
                            R6 no 5 Herman Hesse Won $2
                            R8 no 1 Wrote to Arataki 4th
                            R10 no 7 Who Dares 2nd

                            ROSEHILL: Track Good (4)
                            R1 no 9 Treize 2nd
                            R2 no 3 Cenotes
                            R3 no 1 Traffic Warden 3rd
                            R4 no 3 Lady Laguna Won $2.55
                            R9 no 6 Our Kobison Won $2
                            R10 no 14 The Black Cloud 2nd

                            EAGLE FARM: Track Good (4)
                            R1 no 3 Whisky Won $2.40
                            R3 no 10 Artful Girl
                            R5 no 2 Captain Fenkel Won $3.30
                            R9 no 2 Without Revenge
                            R10 no 4 Emperor 2nd

                            ASCOT: Track Good (4)
                            R1 no 4 The Candy Kid 2nd
                            R2 no 7 Deferred 3rd
                            R3 no 3 Sensessional Won $2.40
                            R4 no 3 Golden Vale Won $2
                            R5 no 5 Doctor Jay 3rd
                            R6 no 5 Currimundi 2nd
                            R7 no 5 Indie Ruler Won $5.70
                            R8 no 2 Rear Admiral
                            R9 no 12 Queen Nardi
                            R10 no 2 Captain Pluto
                            R11 no 4 Red Fifty Three Won $6.20
                            R12 no 7 Floro Neuro 4th

                            BEST BETS:
                            ROSE: R4 no 3 Lady Laguna Won $2.55
                            ROSE: R9 no 6 Our Kobison Won $2
                            ASCOT: R4 no 3 Golden Vale Won $2


                            LAY BETS:
                            CAUL R1 no 3 Barby's Doll Ran 3rd. Lay Bet Won
                            CAUL R4 no 3 Scampi Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won
                            CAUL R6 no 1 Grand Promenade Ran 4th. Lay Bet Won
                            ASCOT: R9 no 2 Speak To Me Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won

                            HAIL MARY BETS:
                            ROSE: R2 no 11 Kaihoko e/w @ $26
                            ROSE: R10 no 5 French Endeavour e/w @ 7/1

                            CAUL: R5 no 5 Intrepid Eagle e/w @ 9/1
                            CAUL: R7 no 2 British Columbia e/w @ $10 2nd




                            Cheers 'n' Beers
                            Please gamble responsibly
                            Last edited by Charles49; 6 February 2024, 02:03 AM.

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                            • Nice to see the figures starting to return to "normal" with 16 winners,7 seconds and 3 thirds last Saturday. Lets hope we can better that on Saturday.
                              Number two son has one going around at Doomben on Saturday. Don't give it much hope as its a tough field, however if you want to back Coastal Raider at around 25/1 or better then you'll find it in Race 5. On the positive side it has run a place in five of its seven starts including one win. Not to be outdone the missus has one circulating on Monday at Ballina (Race Meeting Abandoned) in the form of Strawberry Lady. Change of trainer seems to have helped her as she was quite nervous but is slowly settling down. Maybe she can go one better on her last two second placings?.
                              Here are the venues for Saturday Racing in Australia. Selections and track updates will follow as we get closer to start times.
                              Best wishes for a successful day on the grisly grunt.
                              NOTE: I'm off to watch Coastal Raider go around at Doomben today so race result updates wont occur until late this afternoon. I do have an invite into the Members area so if I end up Brahms and Liszt then it may be as late as tomorrow morning before results are posted.!! Apologies in advance.


                              CAULFIELD: Track Good (4)
                              R1 no 1 Bermadez
                              R3 no 9 Another Wil Won $2
                              R4 no 4 Sporting Tycoon 2nd
                              R6 no 1 High Octane
                              R7 no 1 Bold Bastille
                              R8 no 4 Asfoora 2nd
                              R9 no 1 Mr Brightside Won $2

                              RANDWICK: Track Soft (5)
                              R2 no 1 Anode 3rd
                              R5 no 7 Gently Rolled Won $3.10
                              R7 no 4 Fully Lit Won $3
                              R8 no 8 Frilled 3rd
                              R9 no 8 Amor Victorious Won $2.20

                              DOOMBEN: Track Soft(6)
                              R1 no 5 Miss Busslinger Won
                              R2 no 2 Fukubana Won
                              R5 no 1 Russian Mystic 3rd
                              R6 no 8 Damo Dayz
                              R7 no 5 Northern Express Won $3.60
                              R9 no 3 Boom Torque
                              R10 no 4 Viminele Won $4.10

                              BUNBURY: Track Good (4)
                              R1 no 1 Bonjoy Won $3.20
                              R2 no 5 Gift Of The Heart
                              R3 no 2 Shell Bell SCR
                              R4 no 1 Brazen Bid
                              R5 no 7 Autumn Rebel
                              R6 no 5 Ruler Rocket Won $4.30
                              R7 no 2 Trade War
                              R8 no 4 Real Danger Won $3
                              R9 no 3 Exceltrain 3rd


                              BEST BETS:
                              CAUL: R9 no 1 Mr Brightside Won $2
                              BUNB: R1 no 1 Bonjoy Won $3.20

                              LAY BETS:
                              RAND R4 no 10 Rapbidash Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won
                              RAND R7 no 1 Odinson Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won
                              CAUL: R9 no 9 Veight Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won


                              HAIL MARY BETS:
                              DOOM R5 no 7 Coastal Raider e/w @ 26/1
                              RAND: R4 no 4 Outback Ringer e/w @ 20/1
                              RAND: R4 no 1 Overlord e/w @ 70/1
                              RAND: R7 no 15 Belle Khadijah e/w @ 61/1




                              Cheers 'n' Beers
                              Please Gamble Responsibly
                              Last edited by Charles49; 11 February 2024, 11:19 PM.

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                              • Another Saturday of racing approaches and lets hope that we can go one better (or more) on last week where we managed to notch up 17 winners. Wife has Strawberry Lady (Ran 4th) running around at Grafton in Race 5 on Saturday, in a 1310m maiden race. Its drawn barrier 3, which will help, and must be some chance as its been placed second in its last two races. I also have one going around next Tuesday in Race 9 at Townsville in the form of Coolmeans.(Ran 5th) He will probably need the run. His stablemate Focus (Ran 3rd) is also in the same race and he would be my preference as he is racing consistently. Number two son has Coastal Raider (Scr) nominated for Grafton on Thursday so plenty of action this week for the family!! Very heavy overnight rain here in Brisbane last night and continuing on this morning. Rain gauge recorded 140mil overnight in just 12 hours Swimming pool has gone up 6 inches (15cm) so that's enough rain to fill the tanks and keep the lawns and gardens happy for a while. Outside temperature today is expected to go up to only 28 deg Celsius, that's a drop on all of the recent humid temps which have been an uncomfortable 30 deg Celsius plus. Here is a photo example of just how much rain has come down in Brisbane in the last 24 hours!! .



                                Here are the venues for Saturday's events. Tips will go up on Friday and late mail will appear on Saturday morning. (Brisbane time!)
                                Good luck with your investments.


                                FLEMINGTON: Track Good (4) Meeting Venue Concluded
                                R1 no 3 Aramco 2nd
                                R2 no 1 Ouroboros 2nd
                                R4 no 4 Who Dares
                                R6 no 2 Mollynickers 3rd
                                R8 no 4 Imperatriz Won $2
                                R9 no 12 Jimmysstar 2nd
                                R10 no 13 Punch Lane

                                RANDWICK: Track Soft (6) Meeting Venue Concluded
                                R1 no 2 Switzerland Won $1.90
                                R3 no 13 Brok Cafe 3rd
                                R4 no 9 Tashi 2nd
                                R5 no 4 Buenos Noches 4th
                                R6 no 2 Semana Won $4.60
                                R7 no 8 Fangirl Won $2.45
                                R8 no 2 Tiz Invincible
                                R9 no 7 Redstone Well Won $7.20
                                R10 no 9 Thunderlips Won $2.60

                                EAGLE FARM: Track Soft (7) Meeting Venue Concluded
                                R1 no 6 Apophis Won $5.20
                                R2 no 1 Ain't He Grand 3rd
                                R3 no 8 Bedford Square 3rd
                                R4 no 6 Blue Spinal Won $4.40
                                R6 no 7 Majorelle 4th
                                R8 no 8 Castillian

                                PINJARRA PARK: Track Good (4) Meeting Venue Concluded
                                R1 no 4 Arnie's Boy
                                R2 no 2 Captain Pluto 4th
                                R3 no 4 Comic Hero
                                R4 no 3 Petula Won $3.60
                                R5 no 3 Sunny Honey
                                R6 no 7 Supersession
                                R7 no 2 Stormchaser
                                R8 no 8 Golden Vale
                                R9 no 2 Snazzler


                                BEST BETS:
                                RAND: R7 no 8 Fangirl Won $2.45
                                FLEM: R8 no 4 Imperatriz Won $2
                                FLEM: R9 no 12 Jimmysstar 2nd
                                PINJ: R7 no 2 Stormchaser

                                LAY BETS:
                                FLEM: R7 no 2 King Colorado Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won
                                RAND: R5 no 3 Golden Mile Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won
                                RAND: R7 no 5 Attractable Ran Unplaced. Lay Bet Won

                                HAIL MARY BETS:
                                FLEM: R9 no 2 Berkeley Square e/w @ $28
                                FLEM: R9 no 10 Carini e/w @ $12 4th
                                RAND: R3 no 13 Brok Cafe e/w @ $5.50 3rd
                                RAND R8 no 4 Mumbai Muse e/w @ $8



                                Cheers 'n' Beers
                                Please Gamble Responsibly
                                Last edited by Charles49; 22 February 2024, 11:16 PM.

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