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  1. Macca

    A Day at the Races

    Best Bet Caulfield Race 7 No.7 Best of Days $3.50
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    A Day at the Races

    Gator's first 4 in each race are under the banner of 'Best Bets' which can be seen here on Racing.com Available online on Wednesday's for the Saturday metropolitan meeting's in Melbourne. James Jordan's Morphettville first 4 tips are usually available around 10am on a Saturday on the same Racing.com website.
  3. Macca

    A Day at the Races

    I've got the same 4 as you on top Wadda ... usually I'll go with 3 or 5 but the winner should come from those 4. But you never know. As for the imported horses, it is more a process of elimination but I'll probably include a total of 3 from 7 or 8 overall choices - I'm obviously going 'wide' with the exotics. Red Verdon seems to be well supported. Maybe 'Duretto' from the inside gate? The others have similar form but they've all mostly drawn quite wide barriers. Interesting that our 4 choices have all drawn decent gates ... it will be interesting to see the thoughts of DZ, BM, Biff, Clinto & DJ. It's such a great race steeped in history. It's now an international race of course so the eyes of the racing world are now looking. And that's not such a bad thing.
  4. Macca

    NFL

    And if they paid all pass interference calls layz we'd have dozens of penalties per game against the defense & offense ... it depend on where the infringement happens. In the middle of the field right under the referee's nose is asking for trouble. Home field or away matters too. I've always acknowledged the obtuse nature of ref calls and take the good with the bad. In the wash-up, Green Bay won a game on the back of some more Rodgers magic whilst the 49ers probably should have put the game away when they had the chance. Packers will need to get a lot better if we're to figure in January. Got the bye this week so the Packers should spend the time doing a thorough review and figure out how to get that much-needed improvement. At Rams in week 8 will be the ultimate test for starters.
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    A Day at the Races

    All the focus goes to Caulfield, Moonee Valley & Flemington for the next month and rightly so ... the racing is first rate with no fewer than 35 Group level races over 6 meetings. The best of the best, the creme de la creme! I've noticed that a few of the imported horses have been talked up this week with regards to the Caulfield Cup (namely The Cliffsofmoher and to a lesser extent Red Verdon & Best Solution) ... however, trying to evaluate the 2 Japanese runners is very tricky - the biggest issue being that they run on ultra-fast firm tracks in Japan so how does one read that form? Anyway, it's a very competitive field and if you can land the Trifecta or F4 you will have done very well. The exacta might be an option as the dividends are sure to be decent for all the exotics. Race Card - Caulfield (all races)
  6. Macca

    NFL

    2 points up for grabs this week in the tipping comp. It's quite a simple task too - just pick 3 road winners from 3 picks. Easy as pie. Good luck! Leaderboard in the comp 1 - JV7, Go the Biff, Dr. Gonzo, Clintosaurus, Dappa Dan, Macca 0 - Everyone else. Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 428)
  7. Macca

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Yes you're right Chook but once things settle in general play that sort of line-up is what we'll see ... might even be 6 or 8 back on occasions (when applicable) The personnel and positions could change as well ... I just threw it out there to include Frost. We might see a 2/5 or even a 3/5 make-up as a departure from the traditional 3/3.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    A bit of an insurance move as Jeff is still quite capable when he finds form Wadda ... the position he plays means the club needs at least 3 of those types unless the we had a Jeff Farmer/Ricky Jackson type. Let's face it, we wouldn't have gotten May unless we traded Hogan so I'm already starting to come to terms with the move. I'd still play Frost as a utility in the backline because we need his pace and dash out of defence. He is underrated. Jetta Oscar Hibberd Frost May Lever Salem As Roos often says, defence wins Championships and he is right. If Weideman really blossoms, we'll be fine.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I really rate Hogan and I am not as bullish about our ability to win without him as others are - it's a bit of a ruse as we've improved as a team and should be able to win without him. But win big? That's a different story. On the surface of it, it feels like unders but reading between the lines, there's seems to be a bit more to this trade than we can readily see. If Hogan dominates for Freo as I reckon he may well do, the loss will be even more transparent. May will improve the team but I'm still big on good key forwards in September so we will need Weideman to perform if we're to challenge. And T-Mac will need to continue performing. The irony is that we'll probably now need to recruit a key forward. The FD won't be satisfied with just the 2 realistic KPF options. An injury to the prospect or the revelation leaves us short up forward.
  10. Macca

    NFL

    Sherman gave the referee a clear chance to pay a penalty layz ... with 49 seconds left the one thing a defender can't do is put his arm around a WR and impede that WR. A clear penalty but that doesn't mean the 49ers weren't unlucky to lose the game. San Francisco played very well and it took another clutch performance from Rodgers for Green Bay to prevail. And because of that I'm not convinced that the Packers can reach the post-season. Maybe as a wild-card or if the Vikings falter but we'll need a good dose of luck. We can beat any opponent on any given day because of Rodgers and his band of WR's but we can't do that all the time from what we're witnessing. And it is a case of 'what could of been' for the 49ers with Garoppolo out injured
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    Monkey Business

    Your Germany choice is a smart pick Wadda ... I'm on with 2 other picks that I dare not mention because of the mozz factor! I've really got nothing to recommend so I'm happy to go with your choice as the roving banker. Komm auf Deutschland! Germany have to win otherwise they are in danger of dropping down to League B in the Nations League. Even a draw will do them no good.
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    Monkey Business

    Yes, might do a 3 leg midweek 'special' Wadda ... the terrific thing with the Nations League are the match-ups. A lot of evenly matched affairs so good odds can be had if the right choices are made. Teams are looking to win the games too so as to avoid relegation and/or gain promotion out of all the 3 team groups. It's a really good concept and will gain acceptance soon enough.
  13. Macca

    A Day at the Races

    Definitely like your three Wadda & 'The Cliffsofmoher' ran an eye-catching 4th in the Caulfield Stakes ... there are any number of other horses that I could include in a box5 trifecta. Maybe a 3-5-7 multiple trifecta and that way I can include a couple more. Also, it's always worth throwing in a $20 First4 with the huge pools involved. Even a small percentage can deliver a more than handy collect. I haven't got a standout winner for the Caulfield Cup (who has?) but if I had to pick one it would be Youngstar. Ran really well to run 2nd in the Turnbull especially the last 800m (44.30) and boxed on well when Winx went past it. Group 1 form can't be denied and it's only carrying 51.5kgs.
  14. Macca

    NFL

    The late penalty against Sherman was costly for the 49ers ... they showed vision of Rodgers being tackled low but that wasn't the call. You give Rodgers a semblance of a chance and he will make you pay. I listened to the game and San Francisco in the end were rather unlucky to lose. I don't believe we've played all that well so far this season but we'll need to get better after the bye. @ Rams, @ Pats, vs Miami, @ Seattle and then @ Minnesota is a tough stretch but with Rodgers at the helm, we're always half a chance.
  15. Macca

    A Day at the Races

    Not a bad days racing tomorrow at Caulfield ... more so the last 4 races which are the quaddie legs. Race 5 (The $350k Blue Sapphire Stakes) has only attracted a small field of 6 runners but with this rain about, 'Written By' may not have it all his way. Full Race Card - Caulfield
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