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12 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Didnt realize Galaxy Star was from WA. Dont think it did much here after some initial promise?

Galaxy Star has only raced in WA but it's easy to get the WA horses confused Wadda ... it has run a number of slick times albeit against moderate opposition without a lot of pressure.  To be fair though,  the horse hasn't run a bad race in 12 starts (12: 9-3-0)

Peaceful State & Prized Icon will both be pushing hard for victory whilst the local horse 'Man Booker' at 17-1 seems overs considering it beat Galaxy Star 2 starts back.  The other local with very good form is Material Man.   And then there is the other DK Weir runner in Iconoclasm with Craig Williams aboard.  As previously stated,  it's a good betting race.

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8 hours ago, Macca said:

Galaxy Star has only raced in WA but it's easy to get the WA horses confused Wadda ... it has run a number of slick times albeit against moderate opposition without a lot of pressure.  To be fair though,  the horse hasn't run a bad race in 12 starts (12: 9-3-0)

Peaceful State & Prized Icon will both be pushing hard for victory whilst the local horse 'Man Booker' at 17-1 seems overs considering it beat Galaxy Star 2 starts back.  The other local with very good form is Material Man.   And then there is the other DK Weir runner in Iconoclasm with Craig Williams aboard.  As previously stated,  it's a good betting race.

Ah ok. Did it run in Morphetville then? maybe i am getting confused, but i did follow Galaxy Star for a while there. Not a bad record. Quinella with the Weir runner! Iconoclasm is a good horse. (he doesnt have many bad ones).

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Best Bet

Ballarat Race 5 No.4 Winning Partner $4.60 (Win)

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Doomben Race 8 Number 2

Niccanova - Win $3.80

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Best Bet:

Ballarat Race 9 No 5 Platinum Angel Win $2.60

 

I got 50/1 boosted for our 3

 

I reckon Another Coldie is gonna go pretty close in the Ballarat Cup.

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Weir & John Allen combine again to win the Ballarat Cup with Kiwia.  Having close to half the runners helps!  Won well though.

Pilote D'essai looked like it might have had it won but it still did well to hang on for 2nd and boost up the exotic dividends.  I didn't include it but those F4 punters who did include it in the right combo scooped the pool.  It did win the race 2 years ago.  Trained by the Hayes group.

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28 minutes ago, Macca said:

Weir & John Allen combine again to win the Ballarat Cup with Kiwia.  Having close to half the runners helps!  Won well though.

Pilote D'essai looked like it might have had it won but it still did well to hang on for 2nd and boost up the exotic dividends.  I didn't include it but those F4 punters who did include it in the right combo scooped the pool.  It did win the race 2 years ago.  Trained by the Hayes group.

Yeah good win Macca, I thought the leader had pinched the Cup also. I backed Life Less Ordinary each-way, happy with the $2.90 place tote. Ran on ok for third. 

2 seconds with our bests so far. 

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32 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Yeah good win Macca, I thought the leader had pinched the Cup also. I backed Life Less Ordinary each-way, happy with the $2.90 place tote. Ran on ok for third. 

2 seconds with our bests so far. 

I've had a few bets at Ascot today ... scaling back from the Spring but with a small interest in the ongoing feature races around Australia. 

Looking forward to the Railway Stakes though ... the locals vs the Eastern raiders.  It's an even mix as I see it.

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2 minutes ago, Macca said:

I've had a few bets at Ascot today DZ ... scaling back from the Spring but with a small interest in the ongoing feature races around Australia. 

Looking forward to the Railway Stakes though ... the locals vs the Eastern raiders.  It's an even mix as I see it. 

I listened to an interview the other day with Simon Miller, trainer of Achernar Star ($21) in the Railway Stakes, he was sounding confident the horse would run well, his only concern being the horse has drawn the river as he put it. 

Good luck at Ascot Macca, I’ll tune back in for the Railway. 

Niccanova was my other bet apart from our Best Multi. Luckily it gained some miracle run to finish powerfully. It was backed off the map. Came into $2 the tote.

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3 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

I listened to an interview the other day with Simon Miller, trainer of Achernar Star ($21) in the Railway Stakes, he was sounding confident the horse would run well, his only concern being the horse has drawn the river as he put it. 

Good luck at Ascot Macca, I’ll tune back in for the Railway. 

Niccanova was my other bet apart from our Best Multi. Luckily it gained some miracle run to finish powerfully. It was backed off the map. Came into $2 the tote.

Yeah, well done DZ ... gives us a 3: 1-2-0 record for the day which isn't too shabby.

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The locals prevail in the Railway Stakes with the Eastern raiders nowhere to be seen.  Galaxy Star looks to be destined for bigger things if they bring the horse to the East. 

They ran 01:34.08 for the Mile which is a very fast time for Ascot.   Did it easily did Galaxy Star - far too good.  Willie Pike again.  Gets the double after Arcadia Queen won in impressive fashion in the Guineas.

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7 hours ago, Macca said:

Yeah, well done DZ ... gives us a 3: 1-2-0 record for the day which isn't too shabby.

Yes well picked guys. I took them each way so a collect and several more beers over here, bouncing off a few walls on the walk home to be....Mucked up in Maastricht!

Whats our grand total for the spring so far?

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9 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Yes well picked guys. I took them each way so a collect and several more beers over here, bouncing off a few walls on the walk home to be....Mucked up in Maastricht!

Whats our grand total for the spring so far?

Australian Group & Listed Races

Best Bet Strike Rate

62: 22 - 8 - 9

As for Mucking up in Maastricht',  always remember to follow the golden rule Wadda ... "Whatever happens on the Contiki tour stays on the Contiki tour"

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You'll have to logon to your TAB account to watch the replays of the 3 feature races from yesterday ... there's nothing available on youtube as yet.

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El running around tomorrow at Sandown. Plan is to start, also nominated for Cranbourne Friday night.

Race 4 Number 3. Showing $5 fixed with Tab.

Drawn well and comes in with a claim. The horse got on the wrong leg last start down the straight. 

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2 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

El running around tomorrow at Sandown. Plan is to start, also nominated for Cranbourne Friday night.

Race 4 Number 3. Showing $5 fixed with Tab.

Drawn well and comes in with a claim. The horse got on the wrong leg last start down the straight. 

It's certainly an open race DZ ... reckon a few might firm in the market and others will drift. 

But as you said,  El Mag has drawn well and the speed map has the horse running 2nd on settling down.  It's also worth noting that the horse has been well supported in it's last 4 runs but given the strength of field,  $7 or even $8 might become available.  Maybe. 

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57 minutes ago, Macca said:

It's certainly an open race DZ ... reckon a few might firm in the market and others will drift. 

But as you said,  El Mag has drawn well and the speed map has the horse running 2nd on settling down.  It's also worth noting that the horse has been well supported in it's last 4 runs but given the strength of field,  $7 or even $8 might become available.  Maybe. 

Just had a closer look at the field and you’re spot on Macca, tricky little affair this one. I’m working tomorrow, hopefully I can sneak away to watch it. I’ll decide in the morning in regards to betting strategy, fixed or best tote. 

The trainer needs a win too, been a big struggle lately although I did see he had a winner over the weekend. 

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I got 6.50 boosted with El Mag.

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23 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

I got 6.50 boosted with El Mag.

El was disappointing Wadda. Let’s just say connections aren’t too happy. 

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12 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

El was disappointing Wadda. Let’s just say connections aren’t too happy. 

That's racing DZ ... and the jockey slipped when they jumped. 

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Managed to find a few decent betting races for the weekend.  The Winterbottom Stakes over the 1200m takes centre stage on Saturday but the focus on Sunday will turn to the inaugural running of the Jericho Cup at Warrnambool.  Anyway,  here are the 5 races that I picked out that might be of interest. 

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Best Bet

Morphetville Race 7

8 Something Silver Win $3.80 

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Rosehill  Race 6  No.4  Pecans  $4.40 (Win)

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'Voodoo Lad' wins the Winterbottom in fine style ... Damien Oliver mentioned that he followed Enticing Star into the straight and then ended up going past the horse at the post in a grandstand finish.  Another master ride for his 115th Group 1 winner.  The horse was in last place at the 600m mark.

DK Weir once again and another former multiple best bet from the 'A Day at the Races' crew.  A terrific race and I reckon we'll be seeing Enticing Star in the East soon enough.  Game in defeat and beat a number of good horses home. 

Another former best bet from the crew here in 'I'm a Rippa' won the George Moore Stakes up at Doomben leading virtually all the way ... ran a sizzling time as well.  A much improved sprinter/miler to look out for. 

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Yeah sorry i screwed up and lost track of the time...or possibly days....Voodoo Lad plc was my best. Messed up in Maastricht Macca ! :(

Paid alright for the win i think...how did you guys go with the picks?

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