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  • Charles49
    AUD $15million is the prizemoney for this Saturdays Everest at Royal Randwick. And the stud value that could flow from the victory is estimated to be some AUD $50million dollars. So one of the 12 contestants will bring home more than a smile from the owners when he crosses the line in first place. It will be a life changing result for some and an unbelievable financial result that one can only dream about. But that's racing....full of dreams and nightmares.!!
    This Saturday I should be able to get the results of the last race posted before I hop onto a Qantas place for Alice Springs which is in the dead center of Australia. The Alice is in interesting place and this time I'm going to spend some time exploring Kings Canyon and a few other places that I haven't been to before. I say interesting because I was there some 12 months ago for a day and when I went to a bottle shop at the entrance stood two armed guards. I'll let you know if things have changed for the better or worse since my last trip as the Alice is a hot and dry place and I will certainly have need to visit the bottle shop again.
    Next weeks normal post wont go up as I return on Saturday afternoon, however it will be business as usual thereafter.
    Has been an interesting week on the punt so far as I have had 38 bets to date resulting in 14 winners, 7 seconds and 6 thirds. Best winners paid $11.20 and $10.00 so happy days. I'll update these as the weekend nears.
    Racing on Saturday for the venues below commences with Caulfield at 12.15 AEDT which (I think) converts to 2.00am London Time. The last race will be run at Ascot at 20.55 AEDT which should be 10.55am London time. Sequence for those unfamiliar with this site is that the early selections go up on Friday, followed by the late mail and removal of scratchings on Saturday morning, and then finally the Late Late Mail goes up about 2 to 3 hours prior to the first race. Last week the two late mail selections delivered with a second at $12 and a winner at $10 so if you like a bet you could do a lot worse then follow these picks as they have had a good run over time.

    R2 no 1 Vianello.... Won $ 2 Morioka 3rd is the late mail
    R3 no 4 Sandy Prince. 6 Cheerful Legend is the late mail
    R4 no 4 Adele Amour
    R5 no 6 Gunstock Won $4
    R8 no 2 Varda
    R9 no 2 Incentivise Won $2.70

    R4 no 5 Fan Girl Won $4
    R5 no 1 Handle The Truth..2nd. is the late mail
    R6 no 2 Signore Fox
    R7 no 2 Classic Legend
    R8 no 1 Think It Over Won $2
    R10 no 1 Equation

    R1 no 2 Vendidit Won (Dead Heat) $5
    R2 no 7 Modele
    R4 no 9 Salateen 3rd
    R6 no 4 Prometheus
    R7 no 3 Royal Hale Won $3.40

    R1 no 2 Devoted 3rd
    R2 no1 Roman Flirt Won $2.35
    R3 no 1 Apple Schnapps Won $6.50
    R4 no 2 Karijini Aurora 2nd
    R5 no 9 My 6 Spritely Star Won is the late mail
    R6 no 2 Triple Missile Won $2.20
    R7 no 4 Stageman. 2 Indian Pacific is the late mail
    R9 no 12 Real Charisma Won $2.20

    MR6 no 1 Zoutori Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
    MR7 no 2 Collette Won $2.50. Lay Bet Lost

    Mr3 no 3 Extreme Flight Won $3
    MR9 no 16 Nonconformist e/w @ $10 or better 2nd
    MR9 no 9 Chapada e/w @ $70 or better
    SR3 no 14 Kings Trust e/w @ $40 or better
    SR 5 no 16 Irish Songs @ $34 or better 4th

    Cheers 'n' Beers

    NOTE: There will be no post next Saturday as the wife and I are off to the Alice.
    Last edited by Charles49; 16 October 2021, 11:04 AM.

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  • Charles49
    Wife's horse Loburn Lass had another win last Monday in the first event at Beaudesert taking the tally to 3 wins from the 9 starts that she has had the horse. Its also managed to place 5 times so its been a good little money earner so far. Interesting side story here is that on the way to the barrier, whilst being escorted by the Clerk of the Course's horse, she managed to avoid two strikes by a snake, and then the third strike hit the clerk of the course's horse, which then was inspected and injected by the vet, who then called for a replacement Clerk of the Course horse, which held up the start for some ten minutes. Oh the joy of racing in the Australian bush!!
    Well Spring is certainly now here in Brisbane and for the first time this season the pool temperature has gone above 21deg, so yours truly can now enjoy a daily swim. That's probably the latest I can ever remember being able to use the pool so so much for global warming here in Queensland.!!
    We have been rather fortunate here in Queensland this year as life has in many ways been pretty normal. That's in stark contrast to the mistake ridden State of Victoria which now holds the world record for the longest period of a lockdown of its citizens due to Covid-19. And its getting worse down there despite draconian laws that are enforced by an aggressive police force . Go figure?
    On the personal punting scene this week I have just 28 bets to date resulting in 8 winners, 2 seconds and 4 thirds which is consistent with ballpark expectations. I'll update these numbers before the weekend arrives. Should be a good day on the grisly grunt as the racing here now is packed with the stars of the Spring. Lets hope we can find you enough winners to make it worthwhile.
    Racing for the Saturday events below commences with the first at Caulfield at 12.15pm AEST, which I think is 2.15am London time, and the last race will be run at Ascot at 20.35pm AEST, which is 10.30am, London time.
    Hope you are staying safe and well and the Punting Gods have been kind to your wallet.
    Here are the venues for Saturday which will be followed by the tips, followed by the updates and removal of scratchings, followed by the late mail, followed by the removal of the still working sign and then some two hours before the first race the Late Late mail will be posted and the fun begins. Hope you managed to "follow" all of that!! And if you like this a thumbs up tick in the box at the bottom of this page would be most appreciated.

    R3 no 7 Lombardo Won
    R4 no 3 Crystal Bound 2nd
    R5 no 4 September Run
    R6 no 2 Zaaki 3rd
    R8 no 1 Anamoe..Won $ 2 Artorius 3rd is the late mail
    R9 no 4 Elephant
    R10 no 5 Delphi Won $2.10

    R1 no 1 Whatsin
    R3 no 7 Solar Apex 3rd
    R4 no 2 Coastwatch 2nd
    R5 no 2 Paulele Won $2
    R6 no 3 Kiku 3rd
    R8 no 2 Profondo... Won $ 1 Head of State is the late mail
    R10 no 3 On The Lead 2nd

    R2 no 3 Palazzo Spirit Won $2.60
    R5 no 2 Deep Sceiva
    R6 no 10 Master Larabee
    R7 no 2 Apache Chase Won $2.40
    R8 no 2 Honourable Spirit Won $3.20
    R9 no 9 Ingear 2nd

    R1 no 8 Pot Shot Won $5
    R2 no 2 Ginger Flyer Won $2.30
    R3 no 4 Axel 'R' Right
    R4 no 9 Reliable Star
    R5 no 1 Marachino
    R6 no 6 Pure Devotion
    R7 no 1 Charlton Eddie
    R8 no 2 Miss Conteki 2nd
    R9 no 13 Arcadia Grace...No 3 Spin the Knife 2nd is the late mail
    R10 no 10 Secret Plan

    MR1 No 1 Brereton Started $3.60 Fav. Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won
    MR9 no 11 I'm Thunderstruck Won $2.90. Lay Bet Lost

    MR9 no 1 Tofane @ $12 each way Ran 2nd @ $13

    R1 no 18 Lord Desanimaux e/w at $10 or better Won $10

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 9 October 2021, 10:20 AM.

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  • Charles49
    "We live in interesting times" is an old English expression and it seems a very appropriate quotation for what's now happening in our world. Earlier this week a strange object clearly emitting a waste fuel trail flew over the eastern seaboard of Australia. It was later identified as a Chinese Long March 3B rocket...."nothing to worry about here"...its just an experimental rocket is what we were told. Really!! Then we learn of long lines of vehicles waiting for fuel in the UK due we are told because of a shortage of drivers!! As I do every week I record every bet I have had and compare the results with statistics that have been compiled daily over several years. In a nut shell Win percentages hover around 30%, Place percentages around 32% and the rest are Unplaced. Lovely nice consistent figures that are honoured by time. But this week the stats have gone haywire and that suggests to me that something is amiss or the world has really gone crazy!! My bets this week total 39 bets to date which is slightly below the average number. Of the 39 bets, just 4 have won,7 ran second and 4 ran third which means 24 ran unplaced. There was a run of 14 unplaced results which is now the record. Clearly something is wrong with our planet.!!
    The missus has her horse Loburn Lass running around at Beaudesert on Monday. It will probably start first or second favourite and does have a solid chance. She was also entered in a 1200m race but drew badly so the trainer opted for a 1400m race where she has drawn barrier 2. Weather permitting we will be off to Beaudesert to cheer her on.
    This Saturdays racing includes several Group races where the country's best and brightest come out to play. Spring time is always the prime period of racing in Oz which culminates in the time honoured best race of all in the Melbourne Cup, run and won on the first Tuesday of November.
    Racing for the events below commences with Randwick at 11.50am AEST, which converts to 2.50am London time and the last race will be run at Kalgoorlie in Western Australia at 7.20pm which converts to around 10.20am London time.
    The early selections will go up shortly and these will be followed by the removal of scratchings, the addition of the Late Mail and then some 3 hours before kickoff the Late Late Mail will be the last post. Hope your day is a good one.
    Please stay safe and may all your vehicles be filled with fuel asap.

    R2 no 3 The Pines
    R3 no 3 Contemperous Won $3
    R5 no 3 Our Rebel Won $5.50

    R1 no 4 Capital Reign 3rd
    R2 no 2 Coolangatta Won $2.60
    R3 no 13 Victory Moments
    R5 no 1 Think It Over Won
    R6 no 1 Masked Crusader Won $2.70
    R7 no 5 Startantes 3rd
    R10 no 1 Big Parade Won $5

    R1 no 7 Robusto...late mail is no 9 Cavallo Rampante
    R2 no 4 Footlights (each way)
    R3 no 2 Elusive Express Won $4
    R4 no 3 Kemalpasa 3rd
    R5 no 1 Ingratiating
    R6 no 3 Mystic Journey 2 Instant Celebrity is the late mail
    R7 no 4 Verry Elleegant. 4th..late mail suggests no 3 Incentivise Won $2.70 is a clear danger

    R1 no 5 Green And Shady Won $4
    R2 no 4 American Grin Scr
    R3 no 4 Pink and Purple 2nd
    R4 no 3 Trade War
    R5 no 2 Staralign Won $2.90
    R6 no 8 Little Ses
    R7 no 8 Beret 2nd
    R8 no 9 Sugar Cain 3rd
    R9 no 7 Jackpot Legend

    SR6 no 5 Rothfire Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
    MR7 no 3 Incentivise Won $2.70 Lay Bet Lost

    SR8 no 7 Icebath e/w @ $10
    SR9 no 17 No Compromise e/w @ $10
    MR2 no 8 Gunstock @ $3.50 3rd
    MR8 no 8 Port Guillaume @ $15 e/w

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 2 October 2021, 10:06 AM.

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  • Charles49
    17 Winning picks last Saturday and a further 11 managed to run the place. Don't expect this to happen too often however we are now in the best time zone for picking winners as Spring is here and that means all the good horses come out to play for the big prizemoney. Hope you managed to hop aboard a few last week including Triple Ace which was the Late Late Mail selection and it arrived at $20.
    Of course the big news here remains Covid-19 and the lockdowns. Victoria has now hit the world record for the longest lockdown and the workers are revolting. Some large gatherings have taken place in the last few days and the police turnout has been fierce with a fine around AUD$5,000 if you are arrested and found guilty of not having a bloody good reason, or a permit, allowing you to being out and about. Of course protests have their downsides for police too, particularly when a 72 year old grandmother was pushed to the ground, fell and hurt the back of her head, and then was sprayed twice in the face by police. Not a good look for the Police Force as this was captured on tape and replayed many times on home television sets.
    And yesterday the protest mob decided to use the Victorian Shrine of Remembrance as their staging post to voice their anger at ongoing lockdowns, particularly within the construction industry, which of course went down like a lead balloon to all of us that know the reasons why the Shrine was erected. Not a good move from the Hi-vis clan.
    The other news dominating our screens is the curtailment of the French submarine contract that Australia had for outdated subs that were behind in construction time and were suffering cost blow outs. Of course the French Prime Minister has had a dummy spit and that hasn't helped Australia but probably is a good move domestically for him.
    Enough of the local news...lets move ahead with racing matters and see if we can pick some winners again this Saturday.
    On the personal punting scene this week I have had 44 bets so far. Results were good with 13 winners to date, 9 ran second and 3 ran third. Best winners were Triple Ace ($20) and He's A Balter ($7). Hopefully I can add a few more winners before the weekend arrives.!!
    Saturday racing for the events below commences with Rosehill at 11.55am AEST, which converts to 2.55am London time. The final race will be at Belmont in Western Australia at 17.30pm AEST which should be around 8.30am London time. Not sure why Western Australia has changed its timetable to make their races two hours earlier but I suspect its because someone thinks that by doing so their turnover in WA will increase due to better patronage from Eastern Australian bettors.
    So here are the early fields for Saturday and the selections will go up am tomorrow (Friday) followed on Saturday morning by the deletion of scratchings, addition of late mail, and then about two hours later the final update will be the Late Late Mail where we try and sniff out market movers at value prices.
    Hope you enjoy the day and you manage to find a winner or three and your punting Bank for the day concludes in the black.
    Please take care and stay safe.

    R1 no 2 Fortified
    R3 no 4 Lyrical Girl 3rd
    R4 no 4 Mishani Embrace
    R5 no 2 Whitewater

    R4 no 6 No Compromise
    R5 no 2 Home Affairs.. Won $7 .no 3 Pauele 2nd is the late mail
    R6 no 10 Love Tap 4th
    R7 no 2 Entrieve 4th
    R8 no 1 Anamoe 2nd
    R9 no 6 Profondo 2nd
    R10 no 5 Kiku

    R1 no 4 Esta La Roca Won $2.80
    R2 no 12 Sirileo Miss Won $2.50
    R3 no 7 2 Sandy Prince Scr is the late mail
    R4 no 5 Literary Magnate
    R5 no 2 Elephant. Won $ 3 Harbour Views 3rd is the late mail
    R6 no 9 Don't Doubt Dory...'Late mail gives strong chances to No 5 Floating Artist Won $2.45 and no 7 Skyman 2nd
    R7 no 2 Zaaki Won

    R1 no 2 Spin The Knife Won $2.80
    R2 no 1 Red Fifty Three Won $2.90
    R3 no 2 Ginger Flyer 2nd
    R5 no 8 All Day Session Won $4.80
    R6 no 6 Come Magic Won $2.70
    R7 no 2 Laverrod
    R8 no 1 Born To Try
    R9 no 1 Ohbeeh

    MR4 no 2 Zouzarella Started $2.40Fav. Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won
    TOOW R8 no 3 Apache Chase Won $4.10 Lay bet Lost

    SR7 no 9 Icebath e/w @ $10 or better
    SR9 no 2. Head Of State e/w @ $4 or better Won $5.50
    MR2 no 3 I Am Vinnie e/w @ 50/1
    SR2 no 19 Who's Shout e/w @50/1

    Cheers ' n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 25 September 2021, 08:31 AM.

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  • Charles49
    Wife had a win with Loburn Lass last Saturday at Armidale where it paid $11.07 on the Fair. She is having some fun with this little lass as that's her second win and bar one race, she has placed each time since the wife purchased her share. She has an interest in a couple of two year olds which will race in the coming months so she's pretty excited at the future prospects producing some nice results. One is an all woman investment that not only has an all female ownership but female jockeys only get to ride them in separate races for these that have some sizable amounts of prizemoney as incentives. Will be interesting to see how this all pans out.
    Have had a few days strolling along sandy beaches at Maroochydore on the coast north of Brisbane so my punting action has been much reduced resulting in just 30 bets so far this week which produced 5 winners, 6 seconds and 4 thirds. Best winner was the wife's horse @ $11 whilst the next best paid $9.20. Best place divvy paid $10.80 which helped keep the Bank intact for another week.
    There are some good quality races around again this Saturday as the Spring Carnivals begin to appear. With the best horses around its a good time to punt as the prices are competitive and the quality horses are normally well worth following.
    Racing for the events below on Saturday will kick off with Randwick at 11.40am (AEST) which converts to 2.40am London time. The final race will be run and won at Belmont at 19.40pm AEST) which is 10.40am London time.
    I hope your day is a profitable one and you are all staying fit and healthy.

    R1 no 2 The Gauch 2nd
    R2 no 4 Pandemic.. 2nd...no7 He's A Balter Won $7 is the late mail
    R3 no 1 Heresy 2nd
    R4 no 3 Brigantine... 2nd...strong support prepost for this one.
    R5 no 1 General Beau Won $3.20
    R6 no 3 Annavisto Won $2.30
    R7 no 11 Nonconformist. Won $4.60..late mail suggests no 15 Tralee Rose 3rd
    R8 no 2 Probabeel....late mail is No 1 Behemoth
    R9 no 3 Bella Nipotina Won $4

    R5 no 5 Private Eye 4th
    R6 no 1 Four Moves Ahead Won $5
    R7 no 7 Verry Elleegant Won $2
    R8 no 4 Masked Crusader......dogs are barking No 1 Nature Strip !! 2nd
    R9 no 3 Montefilia 2nd

    R1 no 12 A River Somewhere
    R2 no 1 Purrfect Deal 3rd
    R4 no 8 The Move Won $2
    R6 no 2 Weona Smartone Won
    R7 no 4 Miami Fleiss Won
    R8 no 2 Morethannumberone Won $2.20
    R9 no 2 Run For Glory

    R1 no 4 Henchard 2nd
    R2 no 2 Kaptain Kaos Won
    R3 no 1 Apple Schnapps 3rd
    R4 no 1 War Gem 3rd
    R5 no 6 La Farola
    R6 no 1 Campese
    R7 no 8 Iseered Iseered Won $5.50
    R8 no 2 Sowar Won $5
    R9 no 2 for no 9 Strathmore Rose

    MR1 no 4 Hela Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
    MR2 no5 Wisdom of Water Started Fav. Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
    SR9 no 14 She's Ideel Won $2.80. Lay Bet Lost

    MR7 no 10 Future Score e/w @ $20
    MR9 no 1 Bonham e/w @ $14
    SR10 no 10 Triple Ace e/w @ $26 Won $20

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 18 September 2021, 10:47 AM.

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  • Charles49
    Last week we had 13 winning bets which is very pleasing as one of the winners paid $14. Cant promise the same again this weekend but fingers crossed we at least go close to that mark. Life here in Australia continues to be dominated by Covid-19 and the little Dictators that occupy the seats of Head of States/Territories who regularly tell us what we can and cant do and if we do the cant do then here is a $5,000 plus fine. I for one will be very happy when our borders open and we can get back to normalcy. One gets very tired of little Dictators hogging prime time television to berate some of us for what are minor infractions of their draconian laws. I'm sure my fellow Australians living in Victoria are sick and tired of coping with a lockdown that now exceeds 200 days.
    My personal punts have taken a nose dive after a couple of reasonable weeks. To date this week I have had 38 bets for just 4 winners, 6 seconds, and 6 thirds. The winners were all relatively short prices so no joy there whatsoever. Still us punters are an optimistic lot who always believe the next bet will be the savior.!! I'll update these figures as the next two days results are known.
    Wife has Loburn Lass (Won $11) running in the sixth at Armidale today. Its first up after a four and half months spell so may need the run, however she is a bit of a flyer so expect her to lead them into the home straight and with a bit of luck she'll hold on for some prizemoney.
    There are some good races at Flemington on Saturday with the highlight being the Makybe Diva Group 1 Stakes over 1600m. Makybe Diva as you may well know won 3 Melbourne Cups and no other horse has achieved that feat. I have a photo of her on my office wall which I will try and put on here shortly.
    Racing for the events below will commence on Saturday with Kembla Grange at 11.40am AEST (London Time is 2.40am) and yes they are still going to Kembla Grange in order to keep the Randwick course refreshed.! Last race will be at Belmont at 19.35 AEST which should convert to 10.35am London time.
    Please stay safe and healthy.

    R2 no 1 Mankayan 2nd
    R5 no 1 Tiger of Malay 2nd
    R6 no 9 Marboosha 3rd
    R8 no 2 Anamoe Won $4
    R10 no 6 Kingsheir

    R1 no 6 Coolth
    R2 no 1 Artorius 2nd
    R3 no 2 Ingraiating 2nd
    R4 no 4 5 Crystal Bound Won $3.40 is the late mail
    R5 no 2 Ayrton 3rd
    R6 no 1 Instant Celebrity
    R7 no 2 Jonker
    R8 no 10 Mo'unga 2nd
    R9 no 14 Skyman 4th is the late mail

    R2 no 1 Honorable Spirit Won $5
    R3 no 1 London Banker Won $2.20
    R4 no 2 Startantes Won $2.70
    R5 no 14 Shosha
    R6 no 2 Ballistic Boy Won $2.50

    R1 no 7 Harmika 3rd
    R2 no 3 Hoover Won D/H $3.80
    R3 no 4 This'll Testya Won
    R4 no 1 Speedy Miss
    R6 no 1 Giant Leap 3rd
    R7 no 7 Notorious One 2nd
    R8 no 3 Downforce
    R9 no 1 Puli

    MR1 no 1 Pondus Scr
    MR8 no 6 Incentivise Won $4.60 Lay Bet Lost

    MR7 no 2 Jonker
    KGR5 no 1 Tiger of Malay 2nd
    KGR9 no 10 Irish Songs e/w @ 20/1
    MR9 no 16 Long Arm e/w @12/1

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 11 September 2021, 10:34 PM.

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  • Charles49
    Well its happened again. The preliminarily post for Saturday's racing has disappeared and now the back up page has also gone. Lets try for a third time and hopefully we will have some success otherwise I'm giving up.!!
    Dominating the news here in Australia is Covid vaccinations and Covid lockdowns. If you are unfortunate enough to be living in the metro area of Victoria then you are now on course to achieving the worlds longest period of being locked down. Hardly the world record one would like to aspire to however Victoria's tough lockdown policy which includes parks and parklands is one of the toughest and longest on the planet. On the brightside Australia is heading quickly towards the country with the highest vaccination rate thanks in part to good old Boris who has sent us four million extra doses to complete our vaccination program. I therefore promise to speak kindly about Boris hereafter as a thankyou for his generous gesture.!!
    Feature race on Saturday is the Feehan WFA Group 2 race over 1600m at Moonee Valley with prizemoney of $500K AUD. I have selected Superstorm as my first pick on the basis that they must be serious about winning this race because they have shipped the horse across from Western Australia for this race and that's no mean feat considering the covid restrictions and lockdowns in place.
    For those of you who are new to this site, firstly a warm welcome, and secondly the normal sequence of events here is the early selections go up on Friday and then the late mail arrives Saturday morning together with the scratchings, and a couple of hours before the first race the Late Late mail is posted, and then the "still working' sign is removed and after that the results are posted in blue as each race is completed. Pretty simple stuff really, however its important to me that you enjoy the experience, so if you do or don't or have any suggestions re improvements etc etc then please feel free to post your thoughts/comments on here anytime.
    On a personal note have had 41 bets to date this week and the results so far have been 7 winners, 4 seconds, 5 thirds which is not bad as three of the winners paid $19.50, $13.30 and $11.20 respectively so the Bank is still healthy.!!
    Saturdays racing here for the venues below will commence with Randwick at 11.40 AEST which is 2.40am, London time, and the final race will be at Belmont at 19.10 AEST which converts to around 10.10am London time.
    May your day be a happy and profitable one.

    R1 no 1 Sunfall. 3rd..No 3 Sandy Prince 2nd is well fancied here
    R2 no 8 Mr Brightside.. Won $2.60..No 15 Worsfold 3rd is the market mover
    R3 no 2 Generation 3rd
    R4 no 9 De Graves Won $3.60
    R5 no 8 September Run 3rd
    R6 no 3 Scorched Earth. .no 8 Argentia is the markets late fancy
    R8 no 4 Superstorm Won $6.10

    R1 no 4 Tara Jasmine 3 Mr Hussill ..2nd is given a strong chance each way
    R3 no 3 Always Sure
    R9 no 11 Geist Won $8
    R10 no 13 Atishu 4th

    R2 no 1 Finsceal
    R3 no 1 Baanone
    R5 no 1 Le Palmier 2nd
    R6 no 3 Royal Hale 2nd
    R7 no 4 Ingear Won $2.60
    R8 no 4 Rubiquitious Won $14.

    R1 no 1 Speedy Miss.. Scr. No 2 General Grant Won $2.65 is the late mail
    R3 no 1 Sassy Trader Won $2.30
    R4 no 8 Special View Won $6
    R5 no 3 Campese
    R7 no 1 Born to Try
    R8 no 8 Iseered Iseered Won $2.10
    R9 no 12 Spin The Knife Won $3

    MR4 no 8 Heart Of Puissance Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won
    MR6 no 8 Argentia Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
    SR7 no 1 Zaaki Started $2.10 Fav. Won. Lay Bet Lost

    SR8 no 9 Order Again ..eachway @20/1
    BR9 no 1 Vinco....eachway @$6
    MR8 no 13 Realm of Flowers is a hail mary bet eachway @20/1

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 4 September 2021, 10:15 AM.

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  • Charles49
    No I'm afraid the new system got me last week. The post was posted but not as part of the normal sequence. There were 12 winners there too!! Hopefully this weeks will come out in the "normal" way.

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  • filthy_muck
    Hope all is well Charles. Pretty rare for you to miss a week of tips without notice.

    Always enjoy the narrative on the state of the world from Qld too.


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  • Charles49
    Has been an interesting week so far. Spent three days and nights on the 12th floor of a Gold Coast Unit in Queensland looking out over the Pacific Ocean and watching large numbers of humpbacks playing games by propelling them selves out of the water only to crash back upon the water with a loud thud. They are amazing animals as they spend time feeding themselves on krill that's found in Antarctica and then when they have had their fill they swim thousands of klms to the north of Australia to have their young. Then the cycle repeats again as the seasons return. Also managed to get in a visit to the Gold Coast Turf Club stables so that the wife could meet her latest purchase, which is an unnamed filly by Wandjina out of Meringue. If you read this and think you have a suitable name for the filly, I'm all ears.
    We are fortunate here in Queensland at the moment that we can move about anywhere throughout the State, which is not the case in other States and Territories. Only requirement is that you wear a mask.
    As a result of my trip I have had fewer bets this week which is probably a good thing as the results haven't yet reached an acceptable level, so a short break is not a bad thing. To date I have had 31 bets so far this week with 10 winners, 1 second, and 3 thirds. Good result so more than happy with that.
    Racing for the venues below commences at Randwick at 11.20am on Saturday AEST, which should be 2.20am London time, and the lucky last will be at Belmont at 7.00pm AEST, which should be 10.00am London time.
    Best wishes for a profitable day.! Results will be updated am Sunday as I'm off shortly to the Gabba for a footy (AFL) match!!

    R1 no 5 Champagne Aunty Won
    R4 no 2 Rock Amore 2nd
    R6 no 1 Release The Beans Won $2.50
    R7 no 9 Adelase 2nd
    R8 no 11 So Clever 3rd

    R1 no 4 Decent Raine...Late mail suggests no 3 Star Spirit has a good chance here
    R3 no 4 Front Page
    R6 no 1 Jigsaw.. 4 Hilal is the late mail
    R8 no 9 Miss Albania 3rd

    R1 no 17 Battleground
    R2 no 7 Red Santa
    R3 no 4 Arctic Thunder....Rough chance to Enduring Night at $15
    R4 no 11 Love Planet 2nd
    R6 no 1 Four Moves Ahead 3rd

    R1 no 2 The Front Bar 3rd
    R2 no 1 Wilchino Won
    R4 no 10 Sugar Cain e/w Won $8
    R6 no 4 True Attraction Won $10
    R7 no 6 Miss Vasari
    R9 no 3 Notorious One Won $2.20

    MR1 no 9 Zouzarella Won. Lay Bet Lost
    MR5 no 1 Smokin Romans Won. Lay Bet Lost
    SR8 no 12 Verry Elleegant Ran 2nd. Lay Bet Won

    SR3 no 3 Foxborough e/w @ $9 2nd @ $13
    SR7 no 3 Icebath e/w @ $14 3rd @ $16
    SR10 no 12 Atishu Won $6.50
    MR4 no 9 Petruchio

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 21 August 2021, 10:29 PM.

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    This Queensland winter has been one of the coldest that I can ever recall. And its had an adverse affect on horse racing along Australia's eastern seaboard with a host of rough results, ensuring that favourites have failed to salute anywhere close to time honoured percentages. Of course wet, cold and windy tracks are part of our winter scene here, however the issues that Covid-19 present with lockdowns, travel restrictions, mask wearing and maintaining safe distances have all contributed in a way to ensuring that this winter will be remembered for all of the wrong reasons. Hopefully the arrival of summer will ensure that our winter memories fade away and we can once again enjoy the lifestyle that Australia had prior to Covid.
    We are not alone in the disturbances to normality that Covid has foisted upon us and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the worlds population that is adversely affected with the hope that this plaque will swiftly vanish and we can back to normality, which means a beer in the pub with mates, and bets on anything that takes our fancy. I hope things are rapidly improving for everyone in the UK and you are getting back to some form of normality.
    Enough of the rant so back to business. Last week's post was not profitable and neither was my personal equine expenditure. From the 55 bets this week, only 11 have won, 3 ran second, 10 finished third and God only knows where the rest ran!!. Best winner paid just $7.50,next best, $5.50 for the win, so its been slim pickings.
    I'm pleased to report that some quality racing will return to Caulfield this Saturday and I'm keen to get stuck into a few. I'll post the early selections on Friday and these will be followed by updates as the tips and scratchings arrive. The last update will be the Late Late Mail which will be done about 2 hours prior to the first event.
    Racing for the venues below will commence with Kembla Grange (yes we heading to the sticks this time around in order to give the Randwick track a rest!) which commences at 11.15am AEST, which translated is 2.15am London Time, and the lucky last will be run at Belmont at 18.55pm AEST which should be around 9.55am London Time. Belmont and Ascot results over the years have been above average, so if you fancy a bet on any of these selections then you could do a lot worse then following just these selections. And of course being the last to go they do fit nicely into your awake time slot.
    Good luck with your investments!

    R1 no 2 Barbie' Fox 3rd
    R2 no 5 No Effort 3rd
    R5 no 11 Elephant Won $4.40
    R6 no 5 Generation 3rd
    R7 no 7 Gimmie Par Won $3.75
    R9 no 7 La Mexicana.. 4th.plenty of tips for this around. Expected to run well.

    R2 no 2 All Time Legend
    R3 no 3 Ziegfeld
    R6 no 11 Crystal Pegasus Won $8
    R9 no 3 Hastobegood

    R1 no 3 Secret Tales
    R2 no 1 Legal Espirit Won $3
    R4 no 3 Profit 3rd
    R8 no 8 Weboughtazou
    R9 no 2 Ulysses

    R2 no 5 Zaratite Won
    R3 no 1 Speedy Miss 3rd
    R4 no 3 Nobel Laurence
    R5 no 2 Olga Luisa....no5 Strathmore Rose is the late mail Won $2.30
    R6 no 5 Picture Perfect 2nd
    R8 no 1 Indian Pacific 3rd
    R9 no 1 Aberdeen Queen

    MR1 no 5 So You Assume Won $3. Lay Bet Lost.
    MR8 no 2 Streets of Avalon Started Fav. Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won

    Kembla Grange R1 no 7 Perfect Pitch eachway @ 33/1
    Caulfield: Race 8 no 6 Red Can Man @ $5 3rd
    Caulfield: Race 3 no 8 Diamonds In The Sky eachway @ $9 4th
    Caulfield: Race 5 no 2 Midships eachway @33/1

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 14 August 2021, 09:22 AM.

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    Getting in early this week, not because I'm keen and eager, more because Queensland is in a week long lockdown and I'm bloody bored sitting at home. Of course relief has been afforded via the Olympic Games from Tokyo in Japan, which just happens to be my favourite country. I just love the people and their honesty, and of course I really like those fast trains. I keep finding excuses whilst I'm there to hop on board the Shinkansen and experience what its like to reach speeds around 300klm per hour. I usually go to Kyoto simply because its easy to get around and a very easy city to like. Like the fast train, the food and beer are first class.
    As I write this Australia has 14 Gold medals and Great Britain has 13. Traditionally Australia does poorly in the last part of the Olympics because our favorite events like swimming, swimming and swimming are all finished!! So come on guys, you need to find at least three medals to pass us as I know we will win another one today in the 470's sailing event. Bragging rights are at stake here!! Update: Medal tally for Gold is now all square at 15 Aust and 15 GB.!! Update
    no 2
    : Just two days of comp to go and Gold Medal tally is Australia 17 and Great Britain 16. Its going down to the wire.!! Update no 3. Great work guys. The gee up must have worked because its now Great Britain 18 and Australia 17. Now if we had only won the women's beach's hockey...buggar!! Update no 4 Final score Great Britain 20 Gold Aust 17. Well done guys that puts you 4th in the world.!.
    Has anyone noticed India's gold medal tally? In case you haven't its !!. I looked back for the past decade and they have only won one Gold Medal in the past decade. Why?
    Its that time of the year here where our best horses are resting at home and simply relaxing knowing that ahead lies the major Cup events where many anxious owners, trainers and punters anticipate bulging wallets. Currently that leaves the second raters running around and that is why so many longshots are presently saluting. I don't mind that as long as I'm on a couple, but the last week has been pretty ordinary and my punting Bank has retreated. My punting endeavors to date this week from last Saturday has resulted in 53 bets for 6 winners, 10 seconds and 8 thirds and too many that just missed a place. I'll update these as Saturday descends but suffice to say with the best winner paying $15 and the next best just $5.50, my tin tank has a few dents in it!!
    Saturdays racing for the venues below commence with Randwick at 11.15am AEST, which converts to 2.15am London time according to my converter, whilst the last race will be run at Belmont at 18.50pm AEST, which should be 9.50am London time.
    The Olympic Games have provided us Queenslanders with some good healthy competitive viewing during this lockdown period, however the word is that our lockdown will be extended because this Delta variant that is out there is now infecting lower age groups than its predecessor. (Number of Queenslanders that have been fully vaccinated are just under 20%.) That's not good news for those who have mental health issues and Yes I don't exclude myself here because anyone that writes these weekly reports continuously since 2009 must be mental and a prime candidate for the loony bin.!!
    Enough of the self flagellation lets get on with picking some winners for you for Saturday. Hopefully the Late Late Mail will spring back into the profitable sector this week as it failed last week.
    I do hope that you are all coping okay with these unique conditions and staying both safe and well.
    Here are the early fields and these will be updated with selections and amended where necessary as we approach the start time of the first race. The Late Late Mail will be the last update and that will take place on Saturday around 1.00am London time.

    This new format is causing some issues such as throwing up a 504 error when I tried to update. Anyone know why I received a 504 error message. Perhaps a server error??

    R1 no 9 Lakespur Run
    R2 no 1 Harpo Marx Won $2.65
    R4 no 9 Love Planet 3rd
    R7 no 7 Fasika 3rd

    R8 no 3 Remarque 3rd

    R1 no 3 Schabau Won $4.20
    R2 no 3 Sunfall Won $5.50
    R3 no 4 Lombardo
    R4 no 7 Lindhout
    R5 no 2 Oxley Road 2nd
    R7 no 7 Hosier Won
    R8 no 6 Great Again
    R9 no 12 Coolth

    R1 no 3 Hamlet Von Snitzel
    R3 no 1 Contemptuous 2nd
    R4 no 6 Magic Conqueror
    R5 no 2 Wham 2nd
    R6 no 14 Mary Valley... 3rd.No 3 Dis Dah Wun 2nd has strong support
    R7 no 11 So Clever 2nd
    R8 no 5 Shooting For Gold ...Won $2 ....topical tip!!
    R9 no 13 Really Discreet

    R1 no 9 Star Present
    R3 no 4 Wilchino Won $2.60
    R4 no 1 Aberdeen Queen 4th
    R5 no 4 Dia De La Raza
    R6 no 3 Notorious One Won $3.70
    R7 no 2 Kaptain Kaos Won $6
    R8 no 3 Too Close The Sun 3rd
    R9 no 3 Aragain

    MR1 no 4 South Pacific Started 2nd Fav. Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won
    MR3 no 1 Overkill Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won

    MR 2 no 8 Star Spirit 2nd
    MR3 no 10 Ashford Street 4th
    MR6 no 4 Mosh Music E/w @33/1 Have a saver on no 1 Red Can Man 3rd
    SR 4 no 10 Enduring Night E/w @25/1
    MR8 no 10 Secret Blaze E/w @33/1. ...4th Take a saver bet on No 15 Irish Songs @66/1

    Cheers 'n' Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 7 August 2021, 11:14 PM.

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    This week a friend had a runner at Doomben Racecourse, which is a major racecourse in the heart of Brisbane and adjacent to our other major course at Eagle Farm, so I decided to pack the wife into the car and head there to see how his horse fared.. I rang the course number before I left to enquire about gate entry number and carparking arrangements and they told me to go Gate 2, entry was free, car parking in the infield was also free, and they were expecting a crowd of around 100 to 150 patrons so have a nice day. Sorry did you say 150 max? Oh yes she replied...its a work day so we don't get too many along. Now Doomben course occupies about 20 hectacres of land in the Brisbane near city area so its pretty valuable development land and to have only 125 (which was my head count!) along is a sad indictment of how racing has moved from people attending events to people staying at home and watching it on TV. The facilities there are dated, and I suspect its only a matter of time before the State Government decide that having two racecourses in prime positions is a waste of taxpayers monies and one will surely go, and on what I've seen Doomben is odds on. The only saving grace is that Eagle Farm continues to have a problem with the grass track and it looks like the turf will have to come up and be replaced for the third time. Costly exercise, however needs to be done as trainers are avoiding Eagle Farm as they don't want the track to injure their contenders. If you have an interest in grass( or should I say turf),to avoid confusion, then the type of turf at Eagle Farm is Grand Prix couch, which apparently hibernates when it doesn't get its required 6-7 hours of sunlight a day. At least one trainer has said "Its rubbish" and he wouldn't even put it in his backyard at home!!
    FOOTNOTE:. I've since been told that one of our northern racing venues in Townsville has the same grass and they have reported that it takes some 5 years for the grass to bed down and grow into the consistency required for quality horse racing.
    On a personal note I have had 53 bets to date this week resulting in 9 winners, 7 seconds, 10 thirds and the rest failed to salute. Best winner paid $9.50 and the best place divvy was $3.80. No harm done to the Bank so its onwards and upwards.
    The Olympic Games are progressing well in Tokyo despite the absence of crowds, and the presence of Covid-19. Nice to see Australia has 6 Gold medals to date, one ahead of Great Britain, so guys you need to lift your efforts as you don't want us Aussies having bragging rights!!!
    This Saturday racing begins for the venues below with Randwick at 11.20am AEST, which is 2.20am London time and the lucky last will be run and won at Belmont at 19.10, AEST which is I think 10.10am London time.
    Hopefully this new format will allow me to add and delete as the scratchings and late mail are known so fingers crossed we will complete this exercise unscathed. Here are the venues for Saturday's racing, and as usual there will be updates as we go along and I'll be able to still post the Late Late Mail which is progressing well at this stage.
    Hope your day is a good one.

    R1 no 1 Jigsaw 3rd
    R3 no 3 No Effort 2nd
    R5 no 1 I'm Thunderstruck Won $2.30
    R6 no 10 White Hibuscus
    R7 no 5 Smokin Romans Won $2.70
    R8 no 4 Red Santa 2nd

    R1 no 9 Skedaddle is fancied
    R2 no 2 Mr Hussill 3rd
    R3 no 4 Bring The Ransom
    R10 no 1 Kordia

    R1 no 4 Baanone 4th
    R4 no 1 Alpine Edge Won $3
    R7 no 8 Vinco e/w.
    R8 no 6 Matowi
    R9 no 1 Eloquently Won $2.80

    R1 no 3 Zaratite 2nd
    R2 no 2 Bedouin Belle 3rd
    R4 no 3 The Spruiker Won $3.80
    R6 no 6 Strathmore Rose 2nd
    R8 no 6 Sketta 4th
    R9 no 1 Ginger Baker 2nd

    MR2 no 2 Frost Flowers Ran unplaced. Lay Bet Won

    LATE LATE MAIL: (see below)

    MORPHETVILLE: R9 no 8 Halcyon Dame
    BR 8 no 5 Dissolution e/w @ $22
    BR3 no 11 Lashoni ...each way at $4
    MR 6 no 13 Silver Lake e/w @ 20/1

    Cheers 'n Beers
    Last edited by Charles49; 31 July 2021, 12:03 PM.

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    This new format is frustrating. Finding it hard to navigate to last post when I log in. Must be an easier route then what I'm experiencing. Appreciate any suggestions.
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    Not sure how we'll go with this new format but here goes this weeks report and fingers crossed it will succeed.

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