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January 26th, 2015 0 comments

It’s out in the sticks, but I like Sandown. Every horse gets a chance. A cold wind and a small crowd, but they are out in force to cast an eye over the babies, the two-year-olds. Burnstone comes from last to first to street them in the colts and geldings. A windsucker apparently, which means I’m unlikely to ever back him. In the fillies I like both Godolphin horses, but pull the wrong rein and back Promenades instead of Pursuits. The horse is used up early and fades. I redeem myself on the mares with Pat Carey’s Elle Excite which drops out last but comes home hard to win. It was $2.30 the place when I placed the bet at one minute to go, but returned $1.90. Some plunge! But I leave the track in a good mood, proud to be an Australian. How I love those jockey silks!

Home and I hear the terrible news about Sir Prince Philip. Abbott, what a brown-noser! I bet he’s a windsucker! I’m embarrassed to be an Australian!



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