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Caulfield Guineas

October 14th, 2017 1 comment

A boilover! The flashy blonde chestnut with the Trigger good looks gets up to beat the blueblood Kementari. How did it start at 100/1? There was a lot of moaning so obviously not many folk bet on flashy appearances. I wasn’t too fussed as I backed the Godolphin horse for the place at $2.20. The last boilover I can remember was Marwong in 1987 winning at 50/1 on protest from Our Poetic Prince, despite the margin of a length and the Prince being eased down.

Had a look at some of the imports out the back. They get special attention with the wood shavings as well as straw in the stall. It must be what they are used to back home. Riven Light had the ear plugs, Johannes Vermeer was probably the most relaxed and ran a slashing second, and The Taj Mahal seemed pretty solid and impassive.

The best horse I saw all day was Invincible Star which streeted them in the three-year-old fillies and paid $2.90 for the place, but I gave some back on Comin’ Through in the Toorak Handicap. Two out of three for the day is quite fine for the first day of the spring carnival.


One Response to “ Caulfield Guineas ”

  1. Bruce W says:

    The biggest advertisement for horse watching I’ve seen in a long time was Redzel, winner of the $10M Everest in Sydney. He was the classic relaxed horse, mooching around the parade ring with his head so low his nose was almost scraping the ground. He looked so relaxed I thought he might come to a halt any second and doze off. What a transformation in the race! He bounced out at the start and was never headed. I got $9.60/3.80 on BF. Cogliere in Sydney R4 looked relaxed with a positive strapper. He ran well less than 2 lengths from the winner but was caught on the rails in a crowded finish. Re Comin’ Through in Melbourne, the rider Michael Walker said in the stewards’ report he couldn’t explain the performance but would recommend to connections that the horse be gelded. Make a note for the future, Geoffrey. You might win your money back.

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