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  1. Spring Carnival Caulfield

    Evening fellas, I am also going Marmelo and Humidor but also having something each way on Ventura Storm with G. Boss steering. Pulled up sore after the CC but galloped strongly since. My youngest daughter (29) who only ever has a bet on the Cup, apparently liked the name Cismontane a couple of weeks ago so she got her husband to put $5 each way at fixed odds at....$301 & $76! I offered her $5 last night for halves but she knocked me back! Kids today have no respect.
  2. Spring Carnival Caulfield

    I have had a bit of a study today and come up with a few at Flemington. I am not a fan of favourite runners (although there is great value tomorrow if you are). Race 1 - 12 Almighty, Race 4 - 6 Vengeur Masque Race 5 - 6 Jukebox, Race 7 - 11 Ocean's Fourteen, Race 8 - 9 Shillelagh. I will also have a go at Lola's Diamond on the Gold Coast, Race 3 - 6 and Monteaux at Doomben, Race 3 - 3. Good luck fellas. Cheers PD
  3. Spring Carnival Caulfield

    Hi Macca. I have owned 5 racehorses over the years. 4 in Melbourne and 1up here in Brisbane. My punting days go back to the time when the ladies in the TAB’s around Melbourne hand wrote the tickets! I really don’t have a bet very often nowadays but do enjoy lashing out at this time of the year. Gee, those First 4’s are hard but as you said, the potential dividends are huge. I have a good mate that boxes 2x4xFxF but only for a low percentage. He often jags a decent return because he leaves the favourite right out of selections 1and 2. What I have noticed over the years watching Spring Carnivals is that horses that finished 1st or 2nd at their most recent start, regardless of where that may have been, figure prominently in most races. Moreso than at the average race meeting. Of course, often there are quite a few runners in a race with that form, sometimes not so many. I have had some good results by basing trifectas and particularly quinellas, around them. Off to get my copy of the Sportsman now and will drop some selections for tomorrow in later. I already like Shillelagh in whichever race it goes round in. Huge run last start. Cheers PD
  4. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    I couldn’t give a rats about the draw. We can’t change it so why whinge? Just get out onto whatever ground it is and play the game and try to win about 15 or so. The only good thing is the 2 Brisbane games. I can walk to the Gabba in 10 minutes. Seems like years since we have played in Brisbane.
  5. The Bayley Fritsch Thread

    Like that former famous Essendon player Bundy Riewoldt-Akermanis?
  6. Farewell Jack Watts

    Same old Ron. Looking to shoot people down at every opportunity. Hogan had more than one reason for "smoking darts". There was ONE photo of him smoking ONE cigarette, right? Current AA forward line player is well know to have a puff. Hasn't done him any harm. Anyway, doesn't matter because JW is gonski. Maybe we can offload you to Richmond in the draft? You've always loved 'em.
  7. Farewell Jack Watts

    Watts was on thin ice early in the season with his lackadaisical attitude. Him choosing to fly off to Byron Bay for a week promoting Skwosh when he was essentially directed to remain in Melbourne and rehab properly was the final straw. He was gone from that point. From my POV I am very pleased to have a coach at our club who isn’t scared of setting standards for all players and then enforcing them when they don’t comply. If players don’t want to have a team first mentality then the team doesn’t want them. See ya Jack. I hope the door didn’t bruise your arze on the way out. NEXT!
  8. Best MFC team in last 50 years

    Gee, you could make a case for a truckload...Tilbrook, Malloy, Stretch, Steve Smith, Fowler, Giles, Zantuck, Battiston, Icke, Jarrott, Moore, O’Dwyer, Lovett, Rhode, Lovell, Bennett, Davey....
  9. Spring Carnival Caulfield

    Caulfield Cup Day 2017. Inference - Harlem - Humidor - Bonneval
  10. Rd 1 Team with Lever

    Balic might surprise. He has more skill and more upside than Harmes and ANB. I also agree with some that Vanders is a lock.
  11. Trade rumours

    I hate this “weak draft” crap. Do the young fellas in the draft perceive themselves as being “weak”? They wouldn’t be in the draft at all if they didn’t have footballing talent. What they and the clubs that draft them do to make the most of that talent is what counts.
  12. Calling all Trolls

    The Hypodome
  13. Mahoney, get away

    Demonstone and yourself showing your ages if you both know Francis the talking mule. I don’t of course. Mr Ed is my limit regarding talking equines. That is my story and I am sticking to it.
  14. 2017 Player Reviews: # 5 Christian Petracca

    Has the potential to be anything as does Oliver and to a lesser extent, Hunt. The only issue with the future development of these young guys is keeping their ego in check. I have noticed flashes of self indulgence in all three of them (and more than a dash of it in big Maxy). Interestingly, no sign of that at all in GWS’s young star Kelly. Maybe his father knocked that out of him? That is one of the reasons that Jordan Lewis’ role is so important. He will knock the tickets off of anyone very quickly. I think young Jack Viney is in that mold too. Don’t get me wrong, self confidence is very important in all facets of life but more than one potential sports star has crashed and burned after taking one too many sips of their own bath water. It’s something less likely to occur within a team environment but still important to monitor and address early if detected.
  15. Farewell Jack Watts

    Christian Salem?