Pay your money and . . . 31/10/2010
Generally, this blog has a pretty good strike rate around the spring racing carnival. A few years ago, it tipped – in order – the Cox Plate trifecta and two years back, its fancy, Bauer, was beaten a lip in the Cup. Until yesterday I had Shocking as a certainty for Tuesday’s Cup, believing the brilliant So You Think wouldn’t handle the two mile journey. That opinion has been dispensed with following So You Think’s scorching three-length win yesterday over 2000 metres in torrential rain. I still think Shocking’s a strong chance but if So You Think repeats yesterday’s performance, put down your glasses. I’m boxing So You Think, Shocking, Descarado and Americain for the trifecta and with a hope and a prayer that he’ll honour our faith in him two years back,
I’ll be I won’t be having a couple each way on Bauer at 60/1.
UPDATE: Down at the pub/TAB last night, a mate tipped me number 5 in the first at Randwick today. I had $5 each way, expecting it to start at around $5. It’s duly saluted and paid a phenomenal $14.50. Now that’s the way to start a day’s racing.