Justin

North Queenslander born and bred, Justin is also very much a Cowboys tragic. Rumours have it that his first born son will be named Thurston.

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happy gilmore

Scored 258 to get inside top 100, farnan and octane the fails with Victoria quay on the bench. Bring on the Cup Anthony Van Dyke ftw.

zen

Anyone interested in Suprise Baby in the cup.

Tiger Moth only $200k as well.

P. S/ will the cup be run @ a good pace or not.

Cheers.

Epitome7

Quite interested in a lot of runners to be honest haha. My stable value will come in handy on Tuesday, currently at $2,625,000, which I believe is the 2nd highest value in the top 50.

Without committing to any particular horse at the moment, I’m currently most interested in Verry Elleegant, Sir Dragonet, Tiger Moth, Surprise Baby, Ashrun & Master Of Reality.

I wonder how many runners is too many in the cup, it’s a fine line, I’ll probably be looking at 4 runners minimum myself, possibly 5 or 6.

Last edited 2 years ago by Epitome7
Never walk alone

I currently have 6
Sir Dragonet
Master of Reality
Prince of Arron
Surprise Baby
Tiger Moth
Ashrun @ 125k

zen

I think the winner comes from Sir Dragonet/Suprise Baby/ Master of Reality & Warning. First pick – Sir Dragonet won his maiden over 2500m x 3l then his 2nd start over same distance x 8l.Boss with a quick pace is the best jockey. S baby – has strength over good distances on the dams side. Mor – this horse has had plenty of work/got the miles in legs re 2800 m plus one start over 4000m. Warning – previous Vic Derby winners go missing but has a good draw/needs pace plus the Freeman factor. P. S I think Tiger Moth… Read more »

Mighty tigs

Dont have a lot of time has anyone has a look into jockeys. Thanks in advance

happy gilmore

Throw a dart haha, but probably Oliver.

Epitome7

I’m on McEvoy

Last edited 2 years ago by Epitome7
El Tel

Plenty of zeroes today, picking Fabric and Cordilla because I don’t rate Lyre certainly didn’t work. Hopefully c Tiger Moth kept it credible. 142 or 148 depending on which page I look at.

Epitome7

Drifted from 25th to 41st this week. Captain Russian Camelot did not repay the faith.

Going to be impossible to make up much ground in the last 2 rounds with only 2x Group 1’s (Not to mention Montefilia being $1.80 for one of them)

Mighty tigs

I dont think money is going to be any sort of a problem for this round, how many group 1 horses are you thinking of running atm in on 3/4

Epitome7

Yeah I’m just on the top 3 runners + the favourites in every other race and I have $750K ITB haha. Not ideal.

Might have to throw out a bold captaincy choice in the Oaks to try and make up some ground. Big fan of Personal.

Mighty tigs

Well I just logged on to see that i must have not pressed save team, hope u went with C personal

Epitome7

I didn’t ;(

Decided to go with some pod’s in the listed & handicap races instead, and stick with Montefilia (c). Sad times.

All out 213.

Epitome7

In from 41st to 20th with a score of 213.

Heavily regretting my mistakes today – Taking the (c) off Personal, switching from Bowman to Williams last minute – Leaving Miravalle as my (e) accidentally.

If those mistakes weren’t made I’d be currently sitting 3rd. Ouch.

zen

Quote “If we only ever learn to not change our minds….”

The big play in round 7 was getting the (c) right because their was only one Group1 race on the day.

If the Hayes camp still own their property,its massive & you can be guaranteed their horses will always be fit.

I had a slight query on the fav getting a strong 2500m hence Salto Angel running on into 2nd.

zen

Well,had Twilight Payment & Tiger Moth in my stable on melb cup day & opted for Surprise Baby instead of Prince of Arran.

Turned up the heat re Oaks day getting first four in G1.

Missed getting on Round 4 in which I had 5 winners.

Let’s see what happens in Round 8.

zen

Anyone rate Dalasan or Mirage Dancer a chance this weekend?

Both horses are coming back in distance from 2400 to the 2000m.

Dalasan – is far more consistent whilst Mirage Dancer must be difficult to train with wins over 1400 & 2400.

p.s / I noticed Gavin Carmody from Sky Racing is one of a heap of Mirage Dancers owners.

Last edited 2 years ago by zen
Epitome7

Dalasan a definite top 3 chance with Kah on board. I’ll be sticking with Arcadia Queen & Melody Belle from that field though.

Very difficult meeting to pick 10 from, so many overpriced runners, hard to even find an efficient team.

Epitome7

I think I’m gonna have to go for broke today boys. Ranked 20th, but 49 points behind first place, need multiple POD wins and a POD captain to have a chance.

Will probably be reluctantly leaving out the most popular G1 horses (Arcadia Queen & Bivouac)

Mighty tigs

No point going for 10th go for glory I say!

Epitome7

Well, the going for broke has already failed.

I decided to go with 10 starting runners (Including the 2x $50K’s in R2) and a $50K Emergency that wasn’t racing, in order to maximize my stable value.

Mugatoo a late scratching, no emergency running, season over.

R.I.P.

Epitome7

Certainly didn’t pay off haha.

I had 2nd & 3rd in both G1 races – Nature Strip (c), Libertini, Fifty Stars & Melody Belle.

Was never a chance with both favourites getting up and my 3rd runner getting scratched late with no emergency.

Better luck next year 

zen

Congrats on your ranking & well played.

Its been a big wk with 4 rounds from last sat.

Im like a little mushroom who lives for sport/sport & more sport including racing.

Now,for the nrl player movements from 01/11.

Epitome7

Thanks man, I’m exactly the same haha. I’ve already started theory-crafting my SC BBL side more than a month out.

zen

Why am I getting 32 points (64 points) for putting the c on Bivouac in a Group 1 race instead of 80 points.

Also,had Arcadia Queen in the other Group 1 race.

Just the two above in G1s today….

Epitome7

SC is getting a lot wrong today, they’ve also accidentally given out G1 points for the G3 in Race 5 (Presumably due to the G1 with a similar name in the Spring @ Randwick)

zen

Round 8 scores updated.

Overall winner scored 1930 points an avg on 240 points per round.

Epitome7

Enormous, well deserved win for that guy.

I worked out that even if I had gone with my ‘Non bold’ selections this morning I still would have only finished 6th overall. So that makes me feel a lot better about slipping down to 50th going for glory haha.

Last edited 2 years ago by Epitome7
happy gilmore

Thanks for the thread guys, AVD cup captain and no classique legend destroyed me but fun was had.

Bluegoose

Finished in the high 6000’s. Plenty of lessons learnt. At times I played a solid mids approach when guns and rookies was mainly the go. Nailing the G1 captain at whatever cost is pretty crucial. Surpise baby you owe me a couple! Really appreciated the chat site as some astute punting minds on here. Eventually clued into Rob Sutherland’s SC preview also which was good especially for rapid jockey assessment. Would have like to have seen 5yo Nickajack cave go around in the cup. Next year! Meanwhile hopefully the blues halves can click in Sydney and send it to a… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by Bluegoose